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Athens Experimental Music Festival - May 15 & 16

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Athens Experimental Music Festival - May 15 & 16
March 26, 2009 09:17PM
Athens Experimental Music Festival (May 15th-16th)

The Action Committee and Grundale Records are pleased to announce the Athens
Experimental Music Festival, taking place May 15th and 16th, 2009. This
festival is an eclectic mix of noise, metal, electronica and hardcore based in
Athens, Ohio, one hour southeast of Columbus. The Athens Experimental Music
Festival is donation-based, non-profit and will hopefully establish Athens as
an up-and-coming hotbed for experimental music.

The Lineup:

Friday, May 15th, 2009
- The Crystal Castle (28 Central Avenue)
- 7 p.m.
- Donations go directly to out-of-town bands

- Sword Heaven (heavy noise rock from Columbus, releases on Load Records)
- Do Chimps Battle? (Sludge metal from Columbus, members of 333)
- Brad Griggs (Columbus harsh noise)
- Donner Party Dinner Party (noise and dubstep from Athens)
- Weedghost (low-frequency drone duo from Athens / Dayton)
- Bobb Hatt Attack (free jazz / harsh noise / performance art from Athens)
- Submarine Spaceship (crusty lo-fi punk from Athens)
- Nyodene D (power electronics from Athens)
- Interstates (Etc.) (droning noise from Mansfield, Ohio)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009
- The (Bruce) Manor (221 West Union St.)
- 7 p.m.
- Donations go directly to out-of-town bands

- Ryan Jewell + Wasteland Jazz Unit (electroacoustic improvisation from
Columbus / Cincinnatti)
- Howland - Russell Duo (Cleveland / Chicago harsh noise, Wyatt Howland of
Skin Graft and David Russell of Tanked)
- Robert Turman (Industrial ambient from Oberlin, Ohio, original member of NON)
- Andrew Kirschner (power electronics from Cleveland)
- Kid Panda Hands (psychedelic noise from Athens)
- Teeth Mountain (harsh noise from Dayton)
- H.x.B.x. (noise/powerviolence from Zanesville, Ohio, pronounced "Hollow
- programs. (drone / harsh noise from Athens)
- Vivi C. Diem (gabber / noise from Loveland, Ohio, ex-Realicide Youth)

AEMfest Barbecue

- Saturday, May 16th, 2009
- The (Bruce) Manor (221 West Union Street)
- 4:30 PM

- We will provide hot dogs / not dogs, buns, fresh vegetables (whatever we can
find at the Farmers' Market) and a grill. Please bring donations (for the
entree) or a side (vegan or non-vegan) such as salads, pastas, chips, soda,
potato salads, cookies or whatever, really. Also, we need stuff like utensils,
plates and napkins. The potluck, as well as both nights of the festival, are

Lodging / Food / Parking

- There are several hotels in the Athens area (we DO NOT reccommend the Sunset
Motel), but you are more than welcome to stay all weekend at both venues, as
they are both houses with several couches. Preference will be given to
travelling bands, but there should be plenty of room for everyone. Bobb Hatt
and his roommates are willing to let out-of-towners stay at their house, The
Beaver Ranch (40 Smith St.) located 2 blocks from The (Bruce) Manor and four
blocks from The Crystal Castle)
- There are also plenty of bars and restaurants for any taste/diet located a
short walk from both venues.
- There is limited parking at the venues themselves (for bands only, please),
but there is plenty of on-street parking near the Crystal Castle (along
Central Avenue) and in parking lots and along streets a short walk from The
(Bruce) Manor.


- All bands / labels are encouraged to bring merchandise for sale/trade at the
shows. There will be plenty of people who will buy and trade merchandise. We
will try and have tables set aside for merchandise. Remember to bring extra
cash (there are ATM machines uptown).


- The Crystal Castle is located at 28 Central Avenue, Athens, Ohio, 45701.
- The (Bruce) Manor is located at 221 West Union Street, Athens, Ohio, 45701.
- The Beaver Ranch is located at 40 Smith Street, Athens, Ohio, 45701


- If you have any questions, please direct them to av219806@ohio.edu
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