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A roadtrip to Athens, GA… and other things going on this weekend

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Tomorrow morning, before the crack of dawn, I’ll be headed to Atlanta, GA to visit my mom and sister for the weekend (they moved there a few years back, after I had already survived a Delaware childhood). Besides getting to visit with the fams, I am elated that my mom agreed to not only transport me from suburban Atlanta to Lil Five Points to visit ATL’s Criminal Records, but also go on a mini-roadtrip to Athens for the day on Saturday!

It’s no secret I love all that is Athens, GA. Over the last *cough* decade+, I have enjoyed many a stroll down Lumpkin Street and have worn out more than one 40 Watt Club t-shirt.  I really don’t think I will ever get over my Athens-obsession.

The highlights this time around? A visit to Wuxtry Records and lunch at The Grit.  While running around GA, I will also have my eye out for some thrift stores (the southern ladies usually donate some pretty fly wares) and I might even spot a Nana Grizol or Cars Can Be Blue!

Anything else we should do while in the sweetest of small towns for the day? Any GA local releases I should look out for in the shops?

In case you’re not roadtripping this weekend and will be in Seattle with your marshmallow peeps, there’s plenty of stuff to keep you busy (hello Miniature Tigers and Surfer Blood!):

Friday, April 2, 2010

  • Tony Furtado/Casey Neil & The Norway Rats, Triple Door*
  • Brother Raven/Magneticring/Matt Carlson/J. Hanson, The Josephine*
  • Blue Star Creeper/Ghost Lobby/Half Light, Skylark
  • Adam Green/The Dead Trees, Chop Suey
  • The Morning Benders, Sonic Boom in-store {7pm, Capitol Hill}*
  • The Dignitaries/The South Sound Bureau Chiefs/The Glad Girls, Shanty Tavern
  • Fox & The Law/The Oregon Donor/Candy Sound/Caulfield & His Magic Violin, Ground Zero*
  • Citizen Cope, Showbox
  • Muse/Silversun Pickups, Key Arena*
  • The Morning Benders, Crocodile
  • Kandi Coded/The Beautiful Mothers/Zack Static Sect, Funhouse

Saturday, April 3, 2010

  • Winston Jarrett {album release}/Dub Lounge International/Crucialites/DJ Dag/DJ Selecta Gro, Neumo’s
  • “Kinetic 4”, Pacific Science Center {18+}
  • Ruby Hill/Dustin Schmitt, Rendezvous
  • Mind Candy/26000 Volts/Brewtal Thirst/Rat City Ruckus/The Gadzooks, Funhouse
  • Citizen Cope, Showbox
  • The Load Levelers/Mama Tried, Shanty Tavern

Sunday, April 4, 2010

  • Hank Williams III & Assjack, Showbox
  • Seeing Blind/Tamara Power-Drutis/Aidan McIver, Skylark*
  • Surfer Blood/Turbo Fruits, Vera* !
  • The Filthy None/Blame It On The Girl/Uncle Pooch, Sunset

 

{Informative photo by Keith Bacon}