Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Putting Athens Back on the Map: Part 1 of the 2 part New Years Eve Episode and Ticket Giveaway

Welcome to part 1 of the New Years Eve Episode of the HAPCast. With guest host Jay Rogers we start things off with "Working Man" from The Higher Choir.  We discuss with Lowdive what kind of band they really are,why they have a Tonka, what is happening with their new album and the changes in the Athens music scene over the last 20 years.  Showtime gives us the scoop on their new album, when to or not to use the f - bomb, and why there are no hip hop shows in downtown Athens..  Pay close attention we give away two pairs of tickets for the NYE Ball at the Caledonia Lounge on December 31.  You have to listen to find out how to win the tickets.


HAPCast Episode 3 Love and Rock n Roll

One of the best parts about the music business is all the wonderfully weird, talented, kind and amazing people we are able to meet along the journey.  This, the 3rd episode of the HAPCast, I get a chance to sit down with the ever jolly, clever, and madly in love Ty Manning and Kelly Hoyle Fuller of Beauty and the Beard. Ty and Kelly talk about their rock n roll wedding at the Georgia Theatre this Thursday, December 19th. Ty breaks down his writing process and Kelly gives us the breakdown on Ty's constant storytelling, wrapping it all up with a live cut of their song "Whorible Woman".  The show opens with an old demo from Ty's days with the Barefoot Hooker Revival band "High on a Mountain" which was perfect since we had some technical difficulties and had to come up with an intro on the fly.The episode finishes up with "Everynite Drugs" by Scott Low off of his new album, "The Stories I Shouldn't Tell".


HAPCast Episode 2 From Athens to Muscle Shoals to the Blue Ridge Parkway

In the 2nd episode of the HAPCast, Handpicked Artists Presents delves into the music of Muscle Shoals with Norma Rae. Local singer, songwriter Drew Kohl plays "Oh Darlin" live, and efren and Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work make their HAPCast debut.  Tune in and enjoy the show!