Bits and Bobs: HOToberFest, Tendaberry, The Charlatans U.K., Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and More!

– Yesterday HOToberFest released a limited number of discount tickets for the October 2 event at Glenwood Park Neighborhood. There will be 170 craft beers, live music, artist market, food vendors, kid’s area and more. The $20 tickets will be going for $10 – but there’s not that many to get yours now!

UPDATE: The discount tickets are now SOLD OUT!

-Tickets are now on sale for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, taking play at Cobb Energy Centre on September 11. Though the line-up seems more in the line of Georgia stalwarts like The Black Crowes, India.Arie and STYX, it’s still a great night to celebrate our state’s music – maybe catch a rock ‘n’ roll show at the Star Bar afterward to even things out. Or catch it on GPB that night.

– Funky post-punk locals Tendaberry (a fave of Janelle Monae) are raising money to release new EP HIT IT!, recorded at the awesome Chase Park Transduction in Athens. They’re using the fund-raising-tool-of-choice for many artists, Kickstarter. The band is offering some pretty swank gifts,  like your own song written just for you, signed EPs, guest list spots, after-show meals, a night of music trivia with the band and lots more!

– The Loft just announced some super-sweet gigs, tickets for all of which go on sale Friday, July 16 at noon:

England’s baggy Britpop heroes The Charlatans UK will be coming to The Loft on September 7.

Finally, all-star punk-rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will be playing their unique interpretations of “My Favorite Things” and more on October 29.


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