Love Tractor is playing a 45 minute set at Flicker in downtown Athens this Saturday. Two other bands will follow.
Love Shack Bus Stop Release Party! The whole brewery will be a movin’ and a groovin’ in celebration of Athens’ own Love Shack Bus Stop! Come on by and meet the artist, Dana Jo Cooley, who created this “whimsical, lace-underwear-filled structure” in homage to the B52′S hit song “Love Shack”. There will be “tours” of the actual stop on the Swerving Dogs Big Red Bus, live music by the Subliminators & Love Tractor, and a Love Potion Cask that Spike has worked up. Start your Valentines week off with Terrapin… Glitter on the Tour Baby!
Music For A Better Athens - Live Better / Buy Local! "Say No To Downtown Walmart". See Love Tractor at 8pm and stick around for great music from The Knockouts and Shehehe. People For A Better Athens will also present a short documentary. Tell your friends!
FMI call (706) 546-0039.
Label: DB Records, Big Time RCA, Razor & Tie, Fundamental Records
Bio: Love Tractor is a band from Athens, Georgia and like The B-52's, Pylon and R.E.M., is recognized as a founder of the Athens, Georgia alternative rock scene. Love Tractor toured extensively and recorded five critically acclaimed albums during the 1980s—and is particularly known for their instrumen...See Full Bio
"Most of Love Tractor's material moved at the steady pace of 1960's folk-rock, using winsome guitar leads above a cushion of rhythm guitar and a reassuring bass. Like instrumentals by the Ventures or the Raybeats, Love Tractor's tunes use two or three recurring segments and little improvisation. But they don't repeat - they develop. Where song lyrics might have told a story, Love Tractor let the texture of the music thicken. The drumming would get busier, or the bass line pushier, or the lead guitar line more intricate; the clear, catchy melodies grew more urgent with each reprise. When a vocal would float in for a few moments, it was just one more unassuming, thoroughly melodic piece of a song."