Athens Music Scene Comes Together at the Odd Street Bloc Party

This Saturday April 14th, the second installment of the Odd Street Bloc Party is back with a huge lineup of bands and food from Mama Bird's Granola! Music starts at 4pm, but the party won't be stopping until 2am! The performances will be taking place at three residences on Odd Street (275, 364, 527).

In addition to all the fun in store, this event will also be a fundraiser for Mariah Parker for County Commissioner since Odd Street is in District 2. 

Check out the Facebook event page for details, and learn more about the bands playing below! We've included a performance schedule at the end of this article.


BYV

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Who is in the group?
 Griff Lucci
 B-Trubb
 Petey Blanco
 Bam Bam dIDo
 Francisco Francis
 Ceaser Leo
 Ohini Jonez
 Kaoz
 Auntie Venim

Interview with Griff Lucci
What are the group’s influences (musically and otherwise)?
Wu-Tang/ Queen/ FleetWood Mac/ Basquiat / Amy Winehouse / Joe Pesci
What metaphor would you use to describe your sound? (feel free to be creative on this one)
She Had Dumps Like A Truck

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Partials

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Who is in the band?
 Thomas Bailey- bass
 Ian Edwards - sax, guitar, vocals
 Alex 'Busch' Eversbusch - drums
 Adriana Thomas - vocals, percussion
 Jeff Porter - guitar
 Dane Walsh - synth

Interview with Ian Edwards
What are the band’s influences (musically and otherwise)?
We tend to be motivated by surrealism (both musically and otherwise). We look for music and art that views the real world through new lenses. The visuals of Salvadore Dali, Eran Hileli, or the newfound medium of AI image processing (like Google's Deep Dream or Style Transfer algorithms, which is how we created our album art) really inspire us to try to create landscapes with our sound. Most obviously, we draw influence from Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem, as well as those who influenced them like Fela Kuti and Liquid Liquid. We've also taken inspiration from neopsychedelia like Tame Impala and Radiohead.
What metaphor would you use to describe your sound? (feel free to be creative on this one)
Psychedelic Dance
More creatively: We have gained access to an alternate universe where M.C. Escher made dance beats instead of drawings. Our whole songwriting strategy is just ripping him off.

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Luxury Vehicle

Who is in the band? 
 DJ Reindeer Games
 John Swint
 Easter Island and Yip Deceiver

Interview with Ben Bradberry
What are the band’s influences (musically and otherwise)?
Girl Talk, Dust Brothers, DJ Shadow, Danger Mouse, fresh fruit, Criterion Collection Blu-Rays, ships, pop art, and stickers.
What metaphor would you use to describe your sound? (feel free to be creative on this one)
Our band sounds like recess at 100 mph.

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One Honey Donut

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Who is in the band?
 Brian McGhee - guitar, vox
 Sebastian Marquez - guitar
 Scott Chalfant - drums
 Taylor Chicoine - bass

Interview with Brian McGhee
What are the band’s influences (musically and otherwise)?
Basketball podcasts sped up 1.5x; the character Death Grip Girp from Sports Friends; the yawning abyss; Brian McGhee at the 2016 Athens/Face-Off.
What metaphor would you use to describe your sound? (feel free to be creative on this one)
The sound of a simile that doesn’t have “like” or “as” in it; a bunch of question marks; an exhilarating bar scene; the waves of our egos crashing into your ear holes.

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Strange Beaches

Who is in the band?
 C Mitchell - guitar, vocals, tapes
 Lindsey Willis - drums
 Quentin Long - bass, synth, tapes

 
What are the band’s influences (musically and otherwise)?

Influences include Can, Faust, Emily Dickinson, Patti Smith, DRINKS, among others... 
What metaphor would you use to describe your sound? (feel free to be creative on this one)
Our sound is the swelling, crashing, & receding  waves on a cold beach.

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Performance Schedule for April 14th:

4:00 Strange Beaches - 527
4:45 Nihilist Cheerleader - 527
5:30 One Honey Donut - 275
6:15 Luxury Vehicle - 275
7:00 Ludwig & the Imaginary Friends - 367
7:45 Moccasin Cowboy - 367
8:30 Dream Culture - 275
9:15 New Madrid - 275
10:00 Superbody - 275
10:45 Odd Street - 367
11:30 Partials - 367
12:15 B.Y.V. / Y.O.D. - 527
1:00 Clip Art - 527