JUST ANNOUNCED: Aquabear will continue our series of curated shows at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio with a very special show on Monday, September 13th at 8pm! The Black Swans and Bird + Flower from Columbus will come down and join Athens’ own Caitlin Kraus for a damn fine way to spend the first night of the work/school week.
The Black Swans are kicking off the 6-week Satisfied Mind Tour tour across the south, east coast, and northeast and we are thrilled to have ’em. They are fresh off the release of “Words are Stupid” earlier this year and playing “House shows, art spaces, bars, restaurants. Acoustic trio. Mean, thirsty, bored.” Joining them will be fellow Cow-Towners Bird + Flower who played a gorgeous set at this past May’s Nelsonville Music Festival and contain members of The Black Swans, Super Desserts, and more. And finally rounding out this great night is Athens songwriter Caitlin Kraus, who has some fantastic songs to play for you all.
“Wow. Chicago was fantastic. After a leisurely dinner at Revolution Brewery with Stacy and Wiebe, it was decided that we would play Wiebe’s living room. Perfect. Stace made a few phone calls, those friends made a few calls and boosh, an audience. They were privy to a bit of history. Weedghost play two songs? Last night we did. Thanks to Stace and Brian for hooking us up, thanks to Zach for coming down and thanks to all who showed up. We had a blast! Off to Sheboygan!”
From the fine folks at Athens Community Music Festival:
The 12th annual Athens Community Music Festival will take place Saturday, August 21st, featuring over thirty-five local acts at seven uptown venues. All proceeds go to grant opportunities for local musicians and music education. Admission is $10 for an all-venue wristband or $5 per location. Tickets will be available the day of the event at the Smiling Skull Saloon, Donkey Coffee, The Union, Jackie O’s, Salaam and the Casa Cantina. Visit myspace.com/athensmusicfest for a complete schedule. Please come out and celebrate the local music of Athens Ohio!!!
Weedghost continues trekking across the Midwest and sending us updates of their adventures.
Regarding Sunday night’s set at The Shire in Yellow Springs Weedghost says “Awesome set in the barn. Some bluegrass, courtesy of Blue Moon Soup. Beers, dogs eating the shit out of any moth they can catch, beers…and we sold $20 worth of merch. True to form, a couple bunch of beers in, I gave away another $30 worth of stuff. Modelo in a can could solve some of the worlds problems….”
We plan to continue to update the site with the on-the-road exploits of Weedghost as they trek across the upper Midwest. The boys should be on right about now at The Shire in Yellow Springs and then its off to Chicago. Andrew sent along the following communication:
“The trunk is packed, the obscene amount of merch is (almost) done and it’s off to the Shire in Yellow Springs for the second show of tour. Weedghost uber-fan Randy is joining us tonight, all but assuring good times. Beer stop!”
“The Shire is awesome. Tucked away outside of Yellow Springs, it’s like driving into another world. A calm, relaxing 18 pack of Modelo in cans world. We’re on in about an hour. Tonight’s the night, the official Weedghost 2010 tour riff gets busted out. Bet you’re glad you’re not here, huh?”