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[Interview] Athens Heavy Psych Up-And-Comers Vincas Talk Psychedelic Sounds and Future Plans

[Interview] Athens Heavy Psych Up-And-Comers Vincas Talk Psychedelic Sounds and Future Plans

Athens psych-rockers the Vincas took advantage of the opportunity to play at Project Pabst 2017 to reach some new ears. We interviewed bassist and vocalist Chris McNeal on the trio's psychedelic sound and what's next after sharing a stage with Iggy Pop. 

5 Reasons You Should Go To III Points Festival 2017

 5 Reasons You Should Go To III Points Festival 2017

III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival promises to delivers amazing music and art over the course of three days. Here is why you must attend III Points 2017.

Love Leads the Weekend at LOCKN'

Love Leads the Weekend at LOCKN'

From the Family artist jam sessions on stage to the families in the crowd dancing with one another, love reigned over LOCKN' Festival.

The Peach Music Festival Delivers Four Nights of Unforgettable Collaborations

The Peach Music Festival Delivers Four Nights of Unforgettable Collaborations

The Peach Fest delivers a groovy and emotional weekend of jam bands, collaborations, and tributes to the late Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks.

[Interview] Dead 27s Are Alive And On Fire

[Interview] Dead 27s Are Alive And On Fire

Dead 27s are a rock-n-roll band infused with a classic soul sound who are full of energy and consistently delivering a fun filled set. We chatted about Charleston's music scene and taking advantage of opportunities.

[Interview] The Whistles and the Bells Premiere Modern Plagues

[Interview] The Whistles and the Bells Premiere Modern Plagues

We spoke with The Whistles and the Bells creator, Bryan Simpson, about juggling his daily life, his mother's dedicated shrine, and the driving force behind the new album Modern Plagues.

Explosions in the Sky Send Us Through Waves Of Emotion

Close your eyes. The moments of open space and stars pass by you. You hear the soft melodic sounds of waves that surpass you to a state of calm. You are suspended in an "orchestral" moment until you a struck with a quick explosion of sound that grounds you back in your body and quickly roots you to the ground. This is the musical ride that Explosions in the Sky delivered at the Georgia Theatre in Athens last week. 

The four-piece band from Texas claim they coined their name while watching the fireworks on the fourth of July, but an exploding firework is on a small scale to what this band delivers. It has been said that “Explosions” try to come up with an image or narrative when it comes to writing new music. Their latest album, The Wilderness, clearly builds on melodic sounds and spacey sonic climaxes that take you on a mental ride.

The band mapped out their 2017 North American tour playing a total of 20 shows, starting on April 6 with the first date in San Antonio, TX. As word has it, they are sticking within the United States for the most part but will try to hit Toronto on April 23 at the Rebel Sound Academy. 

I was happy to experience The Wilderness at the Georgia Theatre. The venue underwent renovations in 2010 and 2011 and reopened with a completely new energy ready to encompass artists with a big punch. The night “Explosions” were there, they almost filled their capacity of ‎1,028 held within various levels of their facility with people driving from out of state to take in “Explosion’s” quietly masterful piece of work.  

The album The Wilderness is the band’s sixth and has received an 8.0 on the review charts full of emotionally rich work. This band has previously sold out Radio City Music Hall.

Check them out on their 2017 tour and take in something that resonates your soul in a grand way. 

Photos by Elyssa Velez for Bullet Music