Alright, kiddies! Bands, beers, and battered, deep fried meat on a stick means it’s time for everyone’s favorite ADD-friendly fest. Corndogorama is near. We’ll be keeping a close eye on everything and reporting here throughout the weekend. We’re excited about moving through the flurry of fest season. With over 100 artists and bands at The ‘Rama, it’s mandatory to bend your head around a few things. So, here’s some things:
Don’t F@#k This Up: If your job sucks, Thursday feels like it should be Friday. If your job really sucks, Tuesday felt like Friday. Either way, grab a beer and have a good laugh with the aggressive punk comedy of Attractive Eighties Women. It will make the real Friday better.
The Heartbreak: Music doesn’t start until 8pm.
The Tease: Tenth to the Moon
This experimental group sound dark and manic like a Far East version of a Joy Division cover band – and that’s a good thing. The line-up includes veterans from every corner and I’m looking forward to catching their set. Their full-length debut drops early August and promises to be what your grandmother would tactfully call “different.” I’ll see you at the side stage around 10:30.
Tenth to the Moon : House on Stilts
Don’t F$%k This Up: The zany dance party that is Dan Deacon will blow your ass right into Saturday. You’ve been notified.
The Heartbreak: Double D is the silver lining to a so-so cloud your ears will have to endure in order to get to Wham City.
The Tease: Twin Tigers
In the most straightforward manner, you need to catch these guys. This Athens outfit will trek west into the city with their acousmatic ways. If they were playing later, it might be fun to watch some drunks try to figure out where all of the sounds are coming from. As it stands, they’re penciled-in for 6:00. So, if you can’t tell the man to shove it in time to get there early – Fantaj goes on at 2:00 – make sure you make it in time to catch some solid tunes.
Twin Tigers : Curious Faces Violet Future : Watershed
Don’t F&*k this Up: With all the respect due to the 50+ acts gracing us on Saturday, Snowden will be closing the outdoor stage for the evening. They go on at 9:45 – be on time.
The Heartbreak: Saturday is so packed that you’ll have to pull double-duty here. First, you’ll have to decide whether to catch Untied States or watch the sillies choking at the corndog eating contest. Later, my vote for worst synchronized schedule of the weekend pits The Orphins against Gringo Star.
The Tease: Make the Fur Fly
East meets West as Decatur and Athens team up for some rock roots with the occasional synth sprinkle. I’ve only heard a little from them, but I’m definitely looking forward to more and you should too. Go ahead and catch them now because they’ve got the potential to make it tougher to get a good seat in the future. Side stage at 6:30. Pass me a beer.
Make the Fur Fly : No Surprise Demo
Don’t F!^k This Up: Pussing out and going home early is not acceptable to the Mustard King. Cinemechanica and Maserati are going to light this mofo up.
The Heartbreak: Night will fall on another Corndogorama and you’ll have to go back to your sucky job, or your really sucky job.
The Tease: Summer Birds in the Cellar
Florida represents. I’m a shoegaze sucker and these guys put out some lazy afternoon ethereal soundscapes. One of the few out-o-state bands promises to give your ears a much-needed OTP gift at 7:30 on the side stage.
Summer Birds in the Cellar : Druid : Wooden Lion
By now, I expect that you’ve got a pass. If not, go get one. I’ll see you there.
- Posted by Josh West on June 25, 2008 at 7:39 am
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