Pylon Reenactment Society , Haunted Shed, The Rebreeders

Pylon Reenactment Society , Haunted Shed, The Rebreeders

Sat, December 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$5.00

This event is all ages

Pylon Reenactment Society (feat. Vanessa Briscoe Hay)
Pylon Reenactment Society (feat. Vanessa Briscoe Hay)
When people talk about the beginnings of the music scene in Athens, GA the discussion usually begins “The B-52’s, R.E.M, ....” Those who know will continue the list, “Pylon.” They were every Athens band’s favorite Athens band. Their musical naïveté, southern upbringing, art school smarts, and house-party roots exploded together to create something quite improbably amazing, hitting the listener on mental, physical, and spiritual levels simultaneously. On the surface, their angular guitar parts and propulsive rhythm section had something in common with UK post-punk bands like Gang of Four and PiL. But Pylon was more fun and less studied. And they had a secret weapon in Vanessa Briscoe Hay, whose inimitable vocal textures and phrasing defined the band’s sound for most listeners.
Pylon’s celebrated history came to a sudden end with the death of iconic guitarist Randy Bewley in 2009. Pylon was and always will be Vanessa, Randy Bewley, Michael Lachowski, and Curtis Crowe. It is a certainty that the band will not reform with a new guitarist.
But hey, kids. Everything is still cool! Vanessa has gathered members of Athens bands Casper & the Cookies, The Glands, and talented pianist Damon Denton to create Pylon Reenactment Society to perform for special occasions like Art Rocks Athens events and for the recent release parties for “PYLON LIVE.” Two short tours are planned this year to the Northeast and out West.
Haunted Shed
Haunted Shed
With a murderers’-row lineup that includes members of The Glands, Kenosha Kid and Moths, brand new local four-piece Haunted Shed is fronted by the virtuosic, versatile guitarist and songwriter Etienne de Rocher, who also handles keyboards and the occasional bit of harmonica. The group compiles each member’s influences into a whip-smart rock and roll stew that owes equally to contemporary jazz and ’90s indie.
The Rebreeders
The Rebreeders
The Rebreeders started with guitarist Josh Borger and his long-held love of The Breeders' tight, knotty alt-rock. Realizing that twin sisters Carrie Coker Bishop and Cathy Coker Rumfelt could front the band based on their vocal chops, the rest of the pieces quickly fell into place with Bryan Nuse (Summer Hymns) on bass, Wes Rumfelt on guitar, and Craig Landry on drums. Anchored on the strength of the harmonies and the clever songs, The Rebreeders are here to kick out some jams and pay respect to the Deals. Just don't ask the twins which one is Kim!
Venue Information:
40 Watt Club
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.40watt.com/