Last night, day two of SLINGSHOT Festival in Athens, Georgia, I hopped around from venue to venue to get shots of Holly Herndon, Half Acid, Dream Boat, NIGHTMARE AIR and Washed Out. Washed Out is from Athens and a forever favorite of mine. So I naturally enjoyed that. But I discovered some new stuff that I liked too; Dream Boat was refreshing and produced nice, calming, ambient sounds and vocals. NIGHTMARE AIR, a three-person rock band from LA, wasn't the type of music I'd usually listen to. But I liked their story and presence on stage. Two nights of SLINGSHOT down; one to go!
This weekend, from March 26 to 28, SLINGSHOT Festival takes over downtown Athens, Georgia. There is art, music, technology, comedy and film. It's such a unique time in Athens. Athens is known for its music scene, but this festival is different than anything that's ever been done here. For example, one night of the festival each year features Japan Nite. Bands from Japan come play. I photographed the six bands there last night: Bo-Peep, Quorum, Peelander-Z, The fin., Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re and Zarigani$. Here are some of my favorite photos from the night. I'll be shooting around town the next two nights as well and can't wait to share more.