The Candler Park Music and Food Festival took over Atlanta's Candler Park this past weekend, and Flagpole was there to document the action. Check out photographer Emily Butler's shots from the fest below.
On Saturday, June 6 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens percussionist Arvin Scott will lead a tribute to the late Carl Lindberg as part of his Beat the Drum series.
Start planning your AthFest club crawl now.
AthFest just released its post-outdoor-stages schedule for Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. About 100 local bands are playing at 13 downtown venues over the weekend. and it’s always tough to figure out how to pack in as many you can.
Photo Credit: Jason Thrasher
Athens-based alt-rock band Grand Vapids has quickly established itself as a force on the local scene, gigging tirelessly and releasing a fantastic debut LP, Guarantees, earlier this year (Flagpole review).
Today, we're pleased to premiere a video for the album's lead single, the thunderous "Adequate."
The sad word spread around town this evening that Carl Lindberg, a well known and highly respected Athens musician known for his work with groups like Grogus, Old Skool Trio and Squat, has died.
Flagpole has not yet been able to confirm the cause of death, but tributes have begun pouring in on Lindberg's Facebook page.
After declaring that they were on "indefinite hiatus" late last year, Birdhouse Collection vestige Velocirapture is gearing up to release a new album, reportedly titled Life In the Darkness. You can check out the first taste of the record by pressing play on the video below:
Songwriter Vic Varney is known to Athenians for his work with post-wave punks The Method Actors. Since his time in Athens, he has focused on a solo songwriting career. The New York City resident plays Athens for the first time in over a decade on Saturday, Jan. 31, when he takes the stage at Hendershot's.
Flagpole caught up with Varney for a chat.
Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones
Friday, May 8
It didn't take long to get my bearings at Atlanta’s Central Park, the location of this year’s installment of the Shaky Knees Festival. That was a huge bonus, though there were choices to be made, as acts performed simultaneously on multiple stages throughout the weekend.
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