Anyone that reads this page regularly, or even my in-print writing gig, should know that the only show I’m concerned about this week at all is the final reunion of Atlanta legends Neon Christ. I’ve been over my whole intensely felt excitement about them here and here so I don’t really have to go too deeply into yet again. Suffice it to say that news of their performance at the Ratlanta Punk Fest on Saturday, February 2 was enough for me to clear my calender of anything else that was going on.
This is the last time Neon Christ will play. Although only existing initially for three years (1983-1986) Neon Christ has continued to be spoken of in tones that border on reverence (admittedly, by me, too.) Their final set will likely be played to a crowd that was, largely, not even born by the time they broke up. Some might say their brand of hard-won hardcore will be wasted on a crowd nurtured by easily available rebellion and, really, that’s bullshit. Quality resonates with anyone inclined to pay attention. And this weekend, in the middle of Lawrenceville, GA, the highest quality show in the South East will happen. I’ll be there. Will you?
Please visit the Ratlanta Punk Fest MySpace page and check out all the other bands playing.
If you’re coming from the Atlanta area, then just get on 85 North – Take exit 106 which is 316 – Turn right at the first light (Collins Hill Road) – Turn right at the second light (Hurricane Shoals Rd) and The Treehouse is BEHIND the first shopping center on the left. there is no sign from the street. If you’re coming from Athens head up 316 and turn LEFT at Collins Hill Road. Then follow the directions above.