Mdou Moctar - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
His desert blues film version of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai: "Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red In It" is a revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cellphones - and the music of a new generation, as well as the first Tuareg language film ever made. Original compositions from Mdou Moctar from the film are loosely based on themes about his rise to fame in the city of Agadez. From the raucous heavy psychedelic to the beautiful pentatonic sublime. Includes original compositions and reverb heavy intermissions in film score.
Drunken Foreigner Band - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Drunken Foreigner Band is a Brooklyn-based ensemble that makes a sprawling psychedelic iteration of the Akha and Lam Lao musics of Thailand and Laos. The great majority of the band's music was learned from cassette tapes of the largely-vocal music traditions, gathered by keyboardist Dave Kadden - a former student and ensemble-member of the legendary Anthony Braxton -- on his trips to Southeast Asia. Comprising members of Sunwatchers, Invisible Circle and other experimental Brooklyn outfits, they are releasing their debut LP "White Guy Disease" on Electric Cowbell Records later this year.
The TaxiCab Verses - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Since 2008, James A. Wilson has been traveling to and from Accra, Ghana to collaborate with Ghanaian group Kofi Atentenben & the Warriors on an album for his project, The TaxiCab Verses. The TaxiCab Verses is a project that combines Wilson's musical experiences both in Africa and here in Athens. What results is a whole new kind of music, a melding of more traditional African music with that quintessential Athens rock sound.