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The Pink Stones, Teddy and the Rough Riders, Spencer Thomas

#36 The Pink Stones
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THINK PINK: It’s honky-tonk time with Athens’ Pink Stones Sept 1.
Friday September 1, 2023 08:30 PM EDT
Cost: $15 ADV
Disclaimer: All prices are current as of the posting date and are subject to change.
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CL RECOMMENDS
CRITIC’S PICK: Athens’ Pink Stones do “cosmic American music” right, the way Gram Parsons wanted it. Their soulful, pedal steel-led country flourishes on two albums, the newest of which, You Know Who was released last month. Frontman Hunter Pinkston exudes a laconic, honky-tonk vibe that’s charming and natural. Flying Burritos and New Riders fans should be out in force for this one. — Hal Horowitz

From the venue:

Made up almost entirely of Athens musicians who play in other bands around town (including former members of the Drive-By Truckers and the Glands), The Pink Stones match their frontman’s vast musical vocabulary while adding their own twists to spacey honkytonk, pedal-to-the-metal trucker anthems, and ecstatic gospel. Together, they have the range to be whatever they need to be at any given moment, embracing the spirit of musical freedom that has animated the local music scene for more than forty years. Yet, The Pink Stones sound like no other Athens band. “We have the space to be free here in Athens and do whatever we want,” says Pinkston. “We get to do our own thing, and there are a million other really good bands doing their own things here as well. Everyone is friends with everyone else, and everyone’s doing something constantly, so you’re always hearing something new. And you always have to stay on your toes.”
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488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30316
404-522-3950
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