By Nolan Simmons, Contributor
Photo by: Falloutfest/Facebook
OK Athens, picture this: you’re crammed above a bar with 400 of your newest best friends. You finally feel comfortable enough to break out your inner high school punk side again, and it is back with a vengeance. The lights are dim, the stage is lit, and you’re singing, dancing, laughing and crying to all of the songs from your favorite bands’ favorite bands. Does that sound like a good time to you?
Of course it does! This Thursday through Saturday at The Union, let Falloutfest make your dreams come true. Come through, get sweaty and experience the magic of a music festival up close, minus the price tag and heat stroke.
Diet Cig is arriving Thursday, Sept. 20 to rock the house and make us all remember those moments we thought we left in junior year of high school. Joining them are Counterfeit Madison, illuminati hotties and Hidden Places — who are happy to be back in Athens, because “there isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t crave bagel street.”
You can secure your tickets for Thursday’s show on Ticketfly.
Friday, Sept. 21 brings Guerilla Toss, who describe their energetic music with a few effective words: “Rock ‘n’ Roll — a good time!”
Additionally, fans can expect to see a lively show from Guerilla Toss.
“I hope [fans] feel energized from dancing,” the band said. “Our music can sometimes be harsh and intense, but it’s meant to inspire positivity and good vibes.”
Also showing is Lung, fresh off the release of their new album All The King’s Horses, whose “heavy, driving cello rock” will make you wish you had more electric cello in your life.
“These days, I feel like we are more influenced by bands we play with and people we meet,” drummer Daisy Caplan says of the band’s inspiration. “We travel a lot and are exposed to excellent people playing excellent music constantly — It’s a very inspiring experience and we’re super grateful for it… Also, we like Sarah McLaughlin.”
Additionally, Columbus rockers, DANA plan to play a set that sounds like “…if you mic’d one of those bendy boys outside of a car dealership overdubbed with an AOL dial-up sound.”
You can also pick up your night two tickets on Ticketfly.
On Saturday, Sept. 22 Mourning A BLKstar will come to town, so prepare to feel their message in your heart and performance in your bones. They’re bringing with them Dominique Larue, Linqua Franqa and Weird Science, who will leave your head nodding, spinning and banging, in that order.
Perfect for hip-hop fans, night three tickets can be secured on Ticketfly.
No matter what type of music you’re into, you’re going to hear something you’re going to like, so don’t miss your chance to see the show that will start your fall off on the right foot. Doors are at 8 p.m. each night and advance weekend passes are available for early purchase. Tickets are also available at the door for $20/Thursday, $15/Friday and $10/Saturday. Additional info can be found on the Falloutfest event page.
Are you unfamiliar with some of the bands playing Falloutfest? No worries. You can prep for the weekend by listening to ACRN’s special Falloutfest playlist below!