On a busy night for music in Athens, four bands provided an array of music all in a four hour set at Caledonia Lounge featuring Athens based Easter Island and The Viking Progress, alongside Mr. Mustache and Junior Astronomers.
At 10 o’clock, Junior Astronomers, the only non-Georgian band of the night, from Charlotte, North Carolina, took the red and blue filled stage and began the night with riveting tunes and screams that mixed fun with accusation. Terrance Richards, the front man, jumped and stomped about the stage but penetratingly gazed into the audience members’ eyes during each bridge. Meanwhile, Collin Watts wowed the audience with a mesmerizing performance on his 8 string bass.
Next, Athens’ own The Viking Progress took the stage with a violin and a borrowed guitar, which front man Patrick Morales used in lieu of his own as he accidentally brought a banjo on stage in its place. This mistake proved lucky later on in the set when he decided to play a duet with the violinist.
Following in a similar folky style, Mr. Moustache, from McDonough, began their set with Beatle like melodies, complete with vocal harmonizing and songs about girls they were in love with. However, as the set passed, they turned into more of what could be considered similar to Johnny Cash that included a song about murder that belongs in an Old West film or Kill Bill.
Finally, at one in the morning, Athens natives Easter Island took the stage and woke up anyone for whom it was past their bed time. Their airy lyrics with synth tunes were chopped up with riveting guitar riffs and Patrick Ferguson’s earth shattering drums, all of which called for some dynamic lights and a laser show.
By: Jana French