Wuxtry Records' 40th Anniversary with Swimming Pool Q's and 3
The Swimming Pool Q’s formed circa 1978, on the leading edge of Georgia’s thriving new wave scene. Establishing a presence alongside such likeminded musical pioneers as R.E.M., Pylon, the B-52’s, the Brains, and Kevin Dunn, the Q’s founding members, singer/guitarist Jeff Calder and guitarist Bob Elsey, along with singer Anne Richmond Boston kicked off a legacy of cerebral music. With a catalog of albums, including career-defining titles such as 1981’s The Deep End (DB Recs), 1984’s self-titled LP (A&M), and 2003’s Royal Academy of Reality (Bar None), the Swimming Pool Q’s helped define Atlanta’s musical landscape.
For this show, the group celebrates 40 years of live performances, recordings, and living the life of Southern sophisticates — anchors in an ever-changing musical climate.
Wuxtry Records (CL's 2018 pick for Best Record Store) also shares the date, celebrating its 40th anniversary. To celebrate, longstanding record shop fixture Richard Kuykendall plays drums with Ken Schenck (guitar) and Max Koshewa (bass) of Atlanta’s legendary post-punk trio, 86. For this show, they perform under the name 3.