African Americana – Tickets – Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – August 28th, 2019

African Americana

African Americana

The TxLips

Wed · August 28, 2019

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre

Free

This event is 21 and over

African Americana
African Americana
African Americana doesn't simply want to reclaim the white colonial ‘Americana’ in the same oxymoronic terms as the nebulous “Native American” tradition from which it draws. As an aesthetic that appropriates the continent’s indigenous tradition, add the ‘African’ to the ‘Americana’ and you not only have another antithetical term but a subversion of said appropriation while applying, hip hop, anime, cyberpunk and tech noir themes to create a electronic rock soundtrack for a post apocalyptic Great Gatsby.

Find African Americana in the murky depths between a failed Stones and Crystal Castles. Listen to their gauzy, vocoder-heavy number Halloween In July dance around the lines between nu disco and classic blues rock, birthing a signature "if it sounds cool, we should do it" algorithm akin to a what you might find in a Quentin Tarentino film. Recent entries from their forth coming LP (untitled) are enveloped in stadium rock obscurity and vaporwave, with a brand and aesthetic that serves as an almagam of the two. Relevancy was never in question when Alex & Her Wrath (visual artist/producer) and Tommy $uperior (guitarist/songwriter) embarked on their musical conquest on separate ends of the spectrum in Macon GA, years prior before the bands inception. Formed in Brooklyn, NY back in 2011, African Americana has since become a cult obsession for anyone insensitive to appropriating recurring themes to produce soundscapes- pulling inspiration from internet spawned sub-cultures and actual nightlife shenanigans. Cody Kurth (drummer/producer) and Cameron Johnson (bass guitar) joins them on stage contributing to 5/4 scales that appear just as effortless as apathetic . African Americana, through experimentation, has the right amount of anonymity, synth, vice and Macon music history to uphold their authenticity.
The TxLips
The TxLips
The TxLips Band is a dynamic group of diverse Black women across the U.S. whose mission it is to challenge the boundaries set for women in the music industry as well as to inspire girls and women worldwide to be an unstoppable force.
Venue Information:
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/