Three Imaginary Girls

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photo by Mike White/Deadly DesignsUp next in the bands I’m chomping at the bit to see at Athens Popfest are Athens locals Witches, another band I hadn’t heard until I saw them on the Popfest lineup. While they have the unfortunate slot of last on Wednesday night (an all day 2pm-2am run at the smaller venue, Little Kings), I know I’ll be pounding the widely available vats of iced unsweet tea and pacing myself on the Little Kings drink special ($4 Makers Mark and Blendheim’s ginger ale!) to be able to make it to 1am not too worn out and tipsy to properly enjoy Witches.

I’ve been listening to their myspace page for a few weeks now, but have been struggling with¬† how to describe them without too much ridiculous (and inaccurate) hyperbole, and the best I’ve come up with is a touch of mid-tempo late period Sleater-Kinney mixed with Silkworm’s interpretations of Neil Young. Their popfest bio just says “Think: WIPERS, NIRVANA, DEAD MOON, THE BREEDERS, NEIL YOUNG, BEYONCE” and honestly, that’s pretty accurate.

Check out this video with live audio and scenes from their performance at a Mexican restaurant in Athens.

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQyqFn_v-U]

{photo by Mike White/Deadly Designs from the Athens Popfest website}