Athens Intensified 2015 Presents...
Polaris (From Nickelodeon's "The Adventures of Pete & Pete") -- Individual Ticket
Eureka California, The Love Language, Grand Vapids
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601
Doors 8:00 PM
*First show EVER in the South and ONLY southern show on this trip!* Saturday, October 10 at The 40 Watt.
Polaris! Until today they only lived in your tv. Things are about to change….
Polaris is the house band for The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Muggy, Jersey, and Harris Polaris. They open every show and perform much of the music heard in each episode. They made a record, made tshirts, appeared on a cereal box, but they never played a show. Never. That all changed last year in Hollywood. Polaris headlined the Pete and Pete reunion show at the majestic Orpheum Theater and sold it out. The people had waited long enough. They waited for October and now it's here. Polaris did their 1st tour ever in October 2014.
Polaris was a one-off musical project in the mid-1990s involving members of the New Haven indie rock band Miracle Legion. The songs were written for the tv show by Mark Mulcahy and the band is Mark, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey. 'Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete', released in 1999 on
The Mezzotint Label, contains many of the songs Polaris recorded for the show and is the group's only album release.
(Individual tickets available for $15 here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/935483-polaris-from-nickelodeons-athens/)
"Eureka California will make you want to start a band." - The Daily Wildcat
"Eureka California is an Athens band playing delightful garage rock - British invasion-influenced stuff that is really catchy, raw and kind of psychedelic, in the vein of the Nuggets comps or, say, 13th Floor Elevators or early Pink Floyd - or jumping forward to some of the Paisley Underground stuff like Rain Parade. Big Cats Can Swim is a really good record... as in, the more I listen, the more I like." - When You Motor Away
The Love Language
Established in Raleigh, North Carolina and fostered by songwriter and front man Stuart McLamb, The Love Language produces new standards for the Carolina pop songbook. Completing a triumvirate of spiritual transmissions including "The Love Language," "The Libraries," and their most recent and most proud, "Ruby Red," exorcising McLambs' transient brilliance. The Love Language is found as an extroverted community art project made by responsible citizens of a loosely packed scene who know that McLamb will match whatever they contribute.
Grand Vapids is a force. A wave of sound propelling "gorgeously defined and thoughtfully executed guitar slow-pop". Gordon Lamb - Flagpole
Forming in early 2014, Grand Vapids spent the course of a year recording its debut album Guarantees with producer and engineer Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Deerhunter, Kishi Bashi) at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA. On the album the sonic palette is wide. With guitars that are laboriously crafted, a driving rhythm section, and synths that are densely layered and structured. The songs are at once intimate and expansive, exploring a fevered state of fear and wonder. The album was mastered by Joe Lambert (Wye Oak, Sharon Van Etten, Wild Nothing) in NYC.
While Grand Vapids' music could easily satiate the space between Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth, there is a depth of feeling to these songs that moves beyond nostalgia and pushes the listener toward a state of mind where memory and wonderment intersect. It is a delicate and dense balance on a debut record that finds the band carving out its own musical identity.
Grand Vapids is McKendrick Bearden, Austin Harris, Paul Stevens, and Chris Goggans.
Their debut album Guarantees was released on January 20th, 2015.
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