By Carter Hickman, Contributor
The only thing better than warm weather is warm weather and rock ‘n’ roll, baby. On March 12, there might not be blue skies in Athens, but there will definitely be some great rockers in town. The show will feature a little bit of freaky folk, some art rock, a taste of twangy indie and a whole lot of good-feels and happy times.
Local lo-fi folk band Wished Bone, made up of Ashley Rhodus & Brian Kupillas, will play first. The duo have been in the local spotlight quite a bit since their debut release, Pseudo Recordings, which was released September 1, 2015.
Warehouse, who classifies their genre as “Classic americana futurism” (the first ever?), is making their way up here from Atlanta for the first time. They released their debut full length EP, Tesseract, in July 2014. Warehouse is known to have very lively shows with tons of energy that draws in the crowd.
Reigning from Philadelphia, artsy-rock group Palm will stop by on their tour to SXSW and back. Palm has been to Athens just once before, where they played “in a house in the woods. It was a particularly pretty house up a bunch of stairs,” remarked the band. Palm is trying to bring something new to guitar rock, avoiding the “risk averse and predictable,” which is evident in their music.
Coming back to Athens for their fourth time, Pinegrove will headline the show with a setlist packed with six new songs off their latest release Cardinal, which came out via Run For Cover Records in February this year. Pinegrove specifically (and accurately) describes their genre as “Lo-fi, indie, twang rock for feeling-thinkers.” They are rapidly picking up momentum in the indie community, especially since their latest release, gaining a loyal following across the map.
Pinegrove will be going on tour with The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Into It. Over It. and The Sidekicks starting later this month. Currently they are warming up with for the two-month escapade by playing smaller weekend shows.
If you like good music and are trying to avoid the Fest season shenanigans, this is the show for you. Music starts at 7 P.M. at Galbreath Chapel on Saturday and costs $9 to get inside. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased for a $2 discount at Haffa’s Records on W Union St.