By Devon Hannan, Contributor
The Hardcore House of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been known to welcome bands of many genres. In fact, the lineup for this upcoming Saturday is proof. This eclectic combination could be exactly what you need to unwind, hang out, and taste what the scene has to offer.
Headlining the show is Honey, a grungy rock band from Monroeville, PA. This is Honey’s first show in Athens, and drummer Evan Meindl spoke of the band’s excitement. “There is nothing quite like playing for people who come to a show for the sole purpose of actually listening to the music; I think that’s what we’re most excited about.” Their excitement is precisely what makes Honey a great set to watch. “We thrive off of a positive crowd reaction. The more the audience gets involved, the more of a spectacle we put on. I really do think our live show is just as visually stimulating as it is sonically; and I think that audiences can see how much we love playing our instruments with the amount of energy that is put into our live show,” remarked Meindl.
With their debut album Exorcise, the band has included tracks from their early stages of being a band, drawing from influences such as Brand New. Today, Honey approaches new tracks with a completely different sound, much like Nirvana and Deerhunter. It’s like a two for one deal!
Second up is Wished Bone, a twee-folk duo made up of members Ashley Rhodus and Brian Kupillas. Wished Bone is the veteran among the others, as they are from Athens and have played a various number of venues here. Their debut Pseudio Recordings was released back in September and could be described as oddly twangy, yet atmospheric.
Making his first live debut ever is Athens’ own Wasted Champs. The solo project is fronted by Jon Fuchs, who describes his music as “lo-fi acoustic sadboy.” Supported by delicate acoustic instrumentation, Wasted Champs will surely take you on a journey of emotion and self reflection with its lyrical composition.
Fuchs says of his experience thus far, “The Athens scene has been extremely kind to me since I arrived in the fall, and I’m only grateful for it.”
The lineup employs a lot of firsts and a guarantee for something interesting. It could be said the bands appearing this weekend have a little something for everybody. And what’s better than watching and listening to people who love what they’re doing? Make sure to head on over to The Ruth Bader Ginsburg this Saturday, January 30th at 8 p.m. with $3-$5 in your pocket to have yourself a fantastic time.