AthFest: Black Lips, P. Hood


The Black Lips
AthFest is the annual arts and music festival held each June in historic downtown Athens, GA, a town long renowned for its thriving music scene. For the past 12 years, AthFest has showcased the best in local, regional, and nationally recognized Athens-based talent.

Over 175 bands and artists will perform over the course of festival, which will be held June 25-28, 2009. All performances on the two outdoor stages are open to all ages and are free of charge to the public. The evening's "club crawl" takes place on the Friday and Saturday nights of the festival. Wristbands may be purchased for $15.00 in advance or for $20.00 at the festival that will give patrons entrance to close to 20 music venues (venue age restrictions apply).

AthFest 2009 is proud to announce this year's headlining artists and the "opening" band for the headliner each night.

On Friday, June 26 at 9:00 p.m., the main stage will feature THE BLACK LIPS, a self-described "flower punk" band from Atlanta known for their frenzied live shows. DEAD CONFEDERATE, a band revered for their southern, psychedelic yet melodic rock, will co-headline the night performing at 7:50 p.m.

On Saturday, June 27 at 9:00 p.m., the main stage will feature PATTERSON HOOD & THE SCREWTOPIANS. The all-star lineup includes Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood, John Neff, and Brad Morgan; Centro-Matic's Will Johnson and Scott Danbom; and David Barbe. BLOODKIN will open.

Closing out the festival on Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. will be RANDALL BRAMBLETT. Athens legends DREAMS SO REAL will open, marking their first performance in over 10 years.

[Published on: 3/26/09]

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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/26/2009 01:28PM
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Too bad there arent any festivals to go to this year.

Old No. 7 Thu 3/26/2009 01:43PM
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Old No. 7

Dead Confederate rips it up

Cola21 Thu 3/26/2009 01:59PM
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This looks like it'll be a really great time.

NTLS Bassist Thu 3/26/2009 03:55PM
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NTLS Bassist

The thing about this festival is that it's not about having a bunch of big names, it's about having a good time in the beautiful atmosphere of downtown Athens. It truly is the Classic City.

WharfRat Thu 3/26/2009 04:17PM
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kinda ironic how Panic is announced 2 festivals as the same day as AthFest is releaed...........

WharfRat Thu 3/26/2009 04:18PM
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dead confederate totally rips-->my x girlfriend is the lead guitar/vocals cousin and i hadnt heard em before she introduced me to it....good music, takes some time for sure to get in to.

evandw starstarstarstar Thu 3/26/2009 11:42PM
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Anybody remember when Dead Confederate was known as "The Redbelly band"?

TheJuice starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/27/2009 06:40AM
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i've seen the redbelly band in augusta,GA a few times. including a crazy jamsession with the codetalkers. def. like the redbelly sound better. but the dead confederate is good live.

JERRYmadeLIVEmusic Fri 3/27/2009 09:22AM
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The Black Lips, The Black Keys, The Black Crowes.......confusing

SpreadRed87 Fri 3/27/2009 12:00PM
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dont forget about Black moth super rainbow..haha

dryantoole Fri 3/27/2009 05:05PM
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Dead Confederate used to be Redbelly? I used to see them with PGroove and Ghost Trane. Ghost Trane was the best of the three. Anyone remember them?

DeadStickLanding Mon 3/30/2009 09:10AM
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Redbelly was too Panicky, so I definitely appreciate DC's direction. I really liked Ghost Trane. Them, Skydog, and Moonshine used to play together a lot.