Athfest Night 2: Cracker
Radiolucent, Sons of Bill
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Cracker is an American alternative rock band led by singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman. The band is best known for its gold-selling 1993 album, Kerosene Hat, which includes the hit songs "Low" and "Euro-Trash Girl."
Forming in Athens Georgia, Radiolucent began to build a solid fan base early on with their high energy, engaging performances and ability to establish personal connections with listeners through music. Upon completion of their debut album “Turn Me On and Turn Me Loose” in 2012, the Lucent boys began traveling the southeast leaving each town with their example of what an honest rock and roll show should be. After sharing the stage with a variety of artists ranging from Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnson and Blackberry Smoke to Cracker, Vintage Trouble and KISS the band experienced line up changes that would prove to greatly affect the flavor of their follow up album.
In July of 2014 Radiolucent entered into the studio to begin work on their second release “Electric City.” With the addition of 3 new members the group continues to push their creative boundaries and craft a product that is entirely their own. The new album which is currently in the later stages of the recording process is set to release in the Spring of 2015. Michael Mann expressed his excitement for the new project saying “This is the most proud I’ve ever felt about anything I’ve taken part in creating. It sounds better, the songs are better, our influences are more electric and it’s more fun than anything else we’ve ever done. I’m a proud proud Poppa!”
Sons of Bill
Virginia-based rock band Sons Of Bill are thrilled to announce the release of their new album SIRENS. This powerful collection of guitar-driven rock songs and reflective alt-country was produced by long-time fan, and fellow Virginian, David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven).
Led by brothers James, Sam and Abe Wilson along with Seth Green and Todd Wellons, Sons of Bill is a band that sounds like where they're from – somewhere south of Bruce Springsteen's rock and roll desperation, but slightly north of their alt-country contemporaries.
From the driving country twang of "Find My Way Back Home" to the strikingly beautiful "Angry Eyes," from the anthemic striving of "Siren Song," to the tortured but hopeful "Virginia Calling," SIRENS' centers on the tension between alienation and belonging in the modern world, resulting in a memorable collection of songs and the band's best work to date.
Sons Of Bill have released the new song "Santa Ana Winds," a haunting tale set to a fury of piano and power chords, for free download. Download "Santa Ana Winds" here: http://sonsofbill.com