MARK IT: Jennings in GA! 2 Shows!

Jennings is coming back to her home state! The first show in her hometown, Gainesville, followed by another in Atlanta!

Check out one of my favorite songs, "Falling Higher"


MARK IT: Kickin' A.S.S. - Athens Songwriter Showcase

I have an eclectic taste in music, but one of my favorite kinds of artists are singer/songwriters.

The songwriters featured in this showcase are an established part of the Athens music scene. Fester Hagood, Ty Manning III, Betsy Franck, and Ken Will Morton are taking their talents to Decatur on July 20th.

For only $8, you get 4 solo sets (about 20 min. long) of each artist's performance, followed by a collaborative set where all 4 artists join together on stage and cover each other's original songs.

What an awesome way to experience intimately the creative talents of these singer/songwriters! Better mark your calendars! The showcase is less than a month away! No doubt, it will certainly...kick ass! ;-)

Check out the links below for more about the artists and the event!


FEST: Hijacking Music Festival - 07.17 in ATL

I found out about this festival from Parker Newell, the guitarist for the band Odist - an AWESOME band who are playing at the event. Odist is pretty bad-ass to catch live. I know. I've been to their shows in Athens! The music is intense, and watching them play LIVE only intensifies that. I'm not very familiar with all the other bands playing, but heck...$10 for all of these performers? Sounds like a deal to me. Don't miss it!

The lineup consists of:
  • Arablak
  • Jungol
  • Miles From Pangea
  • Pschedubasaurus REX
  • The Humboldt Trio
  • Bodegas Brovas
  • DT of Clan Destined
  • Sneaky Hand
  • Before the Solstice
  • Holy Ghost
  • Paperwork
  • Relapse
  • Tricil
  • Uprise Dub
For more information about this festival, and a FREE sampler download visit: www.hijackingmusic.com


MARK IT: The Ken Will Morton Band plays The Earl - 07.02.10

photography by Ashley Thompson

Line up also includes:

Tickets are only $7.00!! What a steal!

Can't wait until July? Need your fix sooner? Catch Ken Will Morton at ATHFest on Friday, June 25, on the main stage at 6:20 pm.


LIST: 10 Songs to Listen To - 06.09.10

Click on song titles to hear samples.
Love 'em like I do? Add them to your music collection.

10 Songs To Listen To (listed in no particular order)

Derek and the Darling - Suddenly
Isaboe - Calling to You
Ken Will Morton - True Grit
Ken Will Morton - Breathe
Peter Comes From Neverland - Airplane
La Roux - Bulletproof
Lily Sparks - Walk Away
Katia - Girl Like Me
Neon Rain - My Angel *
Awake! Awake! - The Dawn *
*Note -These songs and the albums they are on can be downloaded for whatever you want to pay (Yes, even FREE by spreading the word).


Nappy Roots - Pursuit of Nappyness

I love Nappy Roots! The track, "Be Alright" featured in this video below is HOTT! June 15, 2010 Y'all!

"Pursuit of Nappyness"

Release date: June 15, 2010.


FEST!: Athfest 2010 / 06.23 - 06.27 in ATHENS!

Hey y'all!! Athfest 2010 is almost here! In just a couple weeks, it'll be time to get yourself to downtown Athens, GA (if you aren't one of the lucky ones to already live there!) for what's sure to be another fun-filled weekend of entertainment and great music!

Now in it's 14th year, ATHFest has showcased the best in local, regional, and nationally recognized Athens-based talent. Called "...one of the country's great indie music festivals" on Everyday with Rachel Ray, it's one not to miss!

All performances on the outdoor stages are open to all ages and are FREE to the public. The evening's "club crawl" takes place on Friday and Saturday night. Wristbands are available for $15.00 in advance or for $20.00 at the festival. With the wristband, you get unlimited access to 16 music venues encompassing The 40 Watt Club, 283 Bar, Caledonia Lounge, Farm 255, Flicker Theatre, The Globe, Go Bar, Last Call, Little Kings Shuffle Club, The Melting Point, New Earth Music Hall, Rye Bar, and Tasty World. Also taking part are Nuci's Space and Cine (all ages venues).

The headliners for the festival are:
However, with over 200 bands that are scheduled to perform, there's bound to be music you already love, and maybe some new ones you'll discover! For a complete lineup, click HERE.

I'm excited about attending for my third year in a row! Every year I've discovered new favorites in various genres, and can't wait to share them with you in future posts.

So, don't miss an awesome celebration of music, arts, film, and all things creative at this year's ATHFest. Really...it's too good to miss and you won't regret it.