Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

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Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by hhbtmike » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:03 pm

Hey Folks,

Figured it's best to start a new thread for a new year of the festival. It's moving from hotter than hell August to the week before CMJ in Ocotber. So this would be a great time for people to start making wish lists and posting them here. Dates at October 11th - 15th.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by colinsmitten » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:59 pm

That sounds like an amazing month to be in Athens!

I feel like it might just be in the cards for this year!

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by Rich_Rulez » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:51 pm

hhbtmike wrote:Hey Folks,

Figured it's best to start a new thread for a new year of the festival. It's moving from hotter than hell August to the week before CMJ in Ocotber. So this would be a great time for people to start making wish lists and posting them here. Dates at October 11th - 15th.
my wishlist (aka mike will hate me, lets party forever list)

some of these are un attainable, but still! make it happen mike please and thanks.

-Lois Maffeo
-The Pines
-The Breeders
-Evan Dando
-Cat VET (philly)
-Julie Doiron
-Dear Nora
-Bad Banana (NY)
-Aye Nako (NY)
-Teenage Fanclub
-Superchunk
-Brave Irene
-Aislers Set
-Big Soda (NY)
-Butterglory or just Matt Suggs
-The Crabs
-Standard Fare
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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by sideponytail » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:11 am

Rich_Rulez wrote:
hhbtmike wrote:Hey Folks,

Figured it's best to start a new thread for a new year of the festival. It's moving from hotter than hell August to the week before CMJ in Ocotber. So this would be a great time for people to start making wish lists and posting them here. Dates at October 11th - 15th.
my wishlist (aka mike will hate me, lets party forever list)

some of these are un attainable, but still! make it happen mike please and thanks.

-Lois Maffeo
-The Pines
-The Breeders
-Evan Dando
-Cat VET (philly)
-Julie Doiron
-Dear Nora
-Bad Banana (NY)
-Aye Nako (NY)
-Teenage Fanclub
-Superchunk
-Brave Irene
-Aislers Set
-Big Soda (NY)
-Butterglory or just Matt Suggs
-The Crabs
-Standard Fare
I second a big chunk of these including (but not limited to): Lois, Bad Banana, Aye Nako, Teenage Fanclub, Superchunk, Brave Irene, and The Crabs.

I know that Witches and Sweater Girls played last year, but I wasn't able to make it & would love to see them. I'd also love to see Allo Darlin' (I know they're doing a US tour over the summer, though, so I doubt it's likely to get them back in the fall...), Andersen Tapes, Blanche Hudson Weekend, Cloud Nothings, The Babies, TacocaT, Grass Widow, Seapony... & tons of others. I'm bad at thinking up things offhand...

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by hhbtmike » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:38 am

to rich: about 9 or 10 of those are on my list to ask..... sure you know which ones.
to sideponytail: watched video of the andersen tapes from london and it seemed so ehhhh. i know it's loads of folks from lots of bands, but live it was just not my thing. i kinda like the cd though, which is weird cause it is the other way around for all darlin. i like the live stuff, but the record didn't hit me really. then again i was listening to the record at a point where the last thing i was wanting to hear was anything indie-pop at the time.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by sideponytail » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:58 pm

hhbtmike wrote:to rich: about 9 or 10 of those are on my list to ask..... sure you know which ones.
to sideponytail: watched video of the andersen tapes from london and it seemed so ehhhh. i know it's loads of folks from lots of bands, but live it was just not my thing. i kinda like the cd though, which is weird cause it is the other way around for all darlin. i like the live stuff, but the record didn't hit me really. then again i was listening to the record at a point where the last thing i was wanting to hear was anything indie-pop at the time.
Aw, that's a shame about the live show not grabbing you (I haven't watched any live video of them yet.) I've been listening to the album a lot this week and have really enjoyed it.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by simplethings » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:29 pm

Will any of the venues be 21+ this year?

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by hhbtmike » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:12 am

athens popfest is all ages like every popfest should be. we have sponsors who help us to pay the extra cost to make it all ages.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:39 pm

hhbtmike wrote:athens popfest is all ages like every popfest should be. we have sponsors who help us to pay the extra cost to make it all ages.
aw, i didn't realise that! that's awesome.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by hhbtmike » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:03 pm

last year was the first full all ages year though to be honest. we always had some shows all ages, but it took quite a bit of extra funding to make it all ages due to the fact we had to provide lots of extra security to make sure kids didn't drink, and just to keep things safe. going full all ages was worth it though.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by simplethings » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:42 pm

That's great to hear.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:13 pm

hhbtmike wrote:last year was the first full all ages year though to be honest. we always had some shows all ages, but it took quite a bit of extra funding to make it all ages due to the fact we had to provide lots of extra security to make sure kids didn't drink, and just to keep things safe. going full all ages was worth it though.
nothing says punk rock like a load of kids running around. and i genuinely mean that without any irony or sarcasm.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by hhbtmike » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:30 pm

we just made our club and show schedule and it looks like we have 75 for sure slots to book. If this other smaller venue is ready by october it could be 90 bands this year. booking starts this weekend, so really get me your wish lists.... and for those that don't know the athens popfest went non-profit last year. our goal is to provide scholarships for kids wanting to go into the performing or visual arts. my pet project is creating a scholarship for girls (who might not be able to afford it) who want to go to the rock and roll camp for girls in athens to be able to pay their tuition. so we are working on a few different levels than just the festival now.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by longdivision » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:28 pm

That is fantastic, Mike. I didn't think it was possible, but I now love Athens Popfest even more.

My wishlist:

- The Aislers Set! (This would make my life)
- All Girl Summer Fun Band!
- Reading Rainbow
- Henry's Dress
- Neverever
- Best Friends Forever
- Nana Grizol
- Brave Irene
- Brilliant Colors

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by tekno_alice » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:01 pm

My wish list... (though I think I may have mentioned them to you the other day Mike, I think i should reitterate them here)

Masters of the Hemisphere
Red Pony Clock
The Gerbils
The Smittens
The Awesomelies (or did they split up?)
Jeff Mangum
Chain and the Gang
The New Pornographers
Brilliant Colors
Personal and The Pizzas
The Hive Dwellers
Hooded Fang
Thee Oh Sees
Poison Control Centre (one of my faves from last year)
Grape Soda (ditto)

and of course a Dance Party!

And probably some others, Mike I trust yr judgement

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by Trev » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:03 pm

Depending if I find a job might try and come to this....
not really here

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by tekno_alice » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:34 pm

Trev wrote:Depending if I find a job might try and come to this....
DO IT Trev!


Also, I vote for Afternoon Naps and Sweater Girls again too, they were fun to have around last year.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by Amanda » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:57 pm

I'd like to see

Very Truly Yours
Kissing Party
Sweater Girls
Apples in Stereo
Brave Irene
Seapony
Girls at Dawn
Allo Darlin
Veronica Falls
Action Biker

a dance party

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:34 pm

I know I ask for Mountain Goats every year, so I'm going to be consistent and ask again, and I'm always all for any E6 anything so I won't put any of those bands on the list:

Mountain Goats
Fishboy
Superchunk
Yeh Deadlies
Girls Names
Bad Banana
Spoonboy
Best Friends Forever
Andrew Jackson Jihad
Ghost Mice

Repeats from last year I'd love to see again are Los Meesfits, Sourpatch, Your Heart Breaks, & Fable Factory.

Oh, and Let's Whisper and the Smittens!

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Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

Post by Rich_Rulez » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:43 pm

i'd like to add

-TEAM DRESCH
-HAZEL
-KICKING GIANT
-CRAYON
-GAZE
AND ELASTICA
I'd change my name to Matthew And be the welcome mat on your floor

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