Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bene-Fest! in Athens Ohio, this Thurs and Fri!

Bene-Fest! in Athens Ohio, 4 bands for a cause! (These events do not take place at ARTS/West!)
Thursday, 9:00pm until 2:00am at The Union, 22 West Union Street, Athens, OH 45701

CONTEST!!! FOR FREE FOOD AT THE SHOW! JUST A BUCK WILL ENTER YOU TO WIN $10 OF O'BETTY'S AT THE DOOR!

FREE show supporting ARTS/West! Doors are at 9PM! Come out and see Empirian, The Paul Elisha Band, Jeffrey Crace and Far From Abandoned! It's a mixed bill so come out and enjoy the music.

The Paul Elisha Band:
https://www.facebook.com/paulelishaband
With a tight bass and drum groove and soul vocals and saxophone on top, the Paul Elisha Band is sure to knock you off your feet and onto your bed. This music makes babies.

Empirian:
https://www.facebook.com/Empirian
Empirian's style is an assault of double bass, harsh vocals and dueling guitar leads. The Athens natives have a knack for switching from crushing breakdowns to breakneck riffs in a heartbeat, not to mention throwing in some seriously impressive guitar solos. ~Travis Boswell, ACRN.

Jeffrey Crace:
http://www.jeffreycrace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jeffreycrace
His intention is to re-invent on stage (or in the odd coffee house) the unique mood and space he captured while recording the songs that make up the album, Monarch: to recreate live this collection of songs that, according to music columnist Andrew McGinn, “perfectly captures a feeling that often can’t be put into words.”
Influenced by: Cat Power, Smashing Pumpkins, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, The Cure, Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, Slowdive, Talk Talk, Elliott Smith, Neil Young, The Velvet Underground

Far From Abandoned:
www.facebook.com/FarfromAbandoned
Far From Abandoned is an electronic/christian hardcore band from Plain City, Ohio. Having been in a previous band (The Last Six Pages), the members of FFA are no stranger to the stage. Over the last year these guys have been hard at work crafting their sound in preparation for their debut EP. With the help of Landon Tewers, (The Plot In You, Ex- Before Their Eyes) the band has already mastered a few of their tracks including their hit "Refuge". Influenced by bands such as The Devil Wears Prada & UnderOATH, new listeners can expect to hear an addicting blend between vicious screams and clean vocals.

Bene-fest Day 2, Four bands play Casa (6 w. State St. Athens, OH 45701) for a cause.
Friday 9:30pm until 12:30am

FREE show supporting ARTS/West! Doors are at 9PM! Donations for the ARTS/West will be accepted at the door.
Horseburner
Valley Boys
Goodbye Goats
Hippie Grinder

There will be a raffle at the door for a $20 gift certificate to Casa! Only $1 gives you a chance to win!