25 March 2008

Ride a bike, it's better for the city

Great music weekend in the Chattahoochee Valley. The Waverly, Ala., High Corner Co-Op opens a photo exhibit of works by Kyes Stevens, starting at noon. But the 5-6 p.m. EDT reception will be followed by music by Birmingham's 13ghosts (sparse + acoustic + creepy = recommended), on the heels of their new record, "The Strangest Colored Lights." Guitarist Taylor Hollingsworth will open the show.

Tragically, this puts them in competition with the freestyle country, blues and roots music that happens at Seale, Ala.'s Outsider's Outside Doo-Nanny — a great folk art festival that's moving to the property of the eclectic artist Butch Anthony this year.

I'll actually be stuck on assignment most of Saturday, which means my most likely destination is The Loft. That's no consolation prize, though. Athens' wonderful Modern Skirts are performing, and I'm looking forward to hearing, hopefully, some new material from them.

And at least I'll still have Waverly's Old 280 Boogie waiting for me on April 19.

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