A'Rippin Productions Celebrates Third Year Anniversary The Only Way They Know How: Loudly
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This weekend, A’Rippin Productions celebrates their three-year-anniversary with a two-day concert (August 18-19), at Star Bar in Little 5 Points, appropriately named, Deaf From Above(!) If that name didn't give it away, here's your last fair warning: The following bands listed are prone to getting loud. Billed for the Friday night show are Atlanta's own Order of The Owl, WITHERED, and Insomniac along with the Athens heavy-psych outfit, Marses.
The Saturday night show will feature the trippy math-core Athens band Lazer/Wulf along with fellow Athens metallers, Savagist. Then closing out the show and featuring the Atlanta offering in metal for the night will be Death of Kings, and the brand spanking new band Dead Now featuring members of the sludge outfit, Day Old Man, paired with former Torche drummer, Andrew Elstner. Tickets are $11 in advance for one night ($13 at the door), but there are two-day passes still available for only $20 at the link here.
Music promotions is a finicky business, and in this town, it can an especially be a hard one to maintain. Making it to three years of promoting shows, while juggling the responsibilities of drumming for Death of Kings and Spewalatior (another Atlanta thrash outfit), is nothing short of an achievement for Amos Rifkin, founder of A’Rippin Productions. And I'd be remiss not to mention his partner in the company and co-founder, Lauryn Christy, who has been the behind-the-scenes force in A’Rippin booking, promoting and scheduling. Outfits like A’Rippin are a nice little reminder of what can happen in the Atlanta music scene when instead of trying to crush and cannibalize one another, artists promoters and fans alike can choose to build up and support our weird little scene. In this case, the finished product is a promotions company that has managed to successfully book artists from as far away as France (sludge and post-hardcore band Celeste) and as prolific as Black Tusk and Royal Thunder, all while still showing the love to the Atlanta locals who keep making music happen.
Doors open at 9 PM both nights and it’s a +21 and show. Be there and bring earplugs.