Sunset Sessions with The Whigs & Clear Plastic Masks

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Every Sunday this summer in Atlanta, Bowery Presents South and Radio 105.7 – Atlanta’s New Alternative bring a free concert series at Park Tavern overlooking Piedmont Park called the Sunset Sessions.

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This Sunday the Sunset Sessions featured Athens, Georgia’s own rock ‘n’ rollers, The Whigs, which was another return to their birthplace for two of the three members. And they brought along their friends Clear Plastic Masks, another great rock band from the burgeoning scene in Nashville, TN.

Clear Plastic Masks

Clear Plastic Masks

Clear Plastic Masks have a throw back rock ‘n’ roll sound building around those classic rock, soul, and blues, with a little psychedelics mixed in, that punk energy, and a charismatic frontman in Andrew Katz to form a force on the rock scene.

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Clear Plastic Masks had a great time on stage, joking with the audience, at the audience, just enjoying playing their music. This is a band to keep an eye on.
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Digging that Velvet Underground shirt

Digging that Velvet Underground shirt

When a random audience member stops you to tell you he will sing “Folsom Prison Blues” for you, you have to give some thought to this. So Andrew told him let’s make a deal, you get naked right here, we will consider letting you on stage to sing with us. Luckily for the rest of the audience, this guy suddenly got a little gun shy, and we were back to enjoying the real talent on stage. Just one of a few funny moments on stage with Clear Plastic Masks. CPM gave Atlanta a great set, we definitely hope to catch them next time they come through town.

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Once The Whigs came on, the crowd stopping eating dinner, enjoying the sunset, and headed to the stage to see their hometown heroes play. Growing up in Atlanta, and attending UGA, The Whigs have been a beloved band in this state for years and they always draw the crowd.

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Frontman Parker Gispert was made for rock n roll

 

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Timothy Deaux on the bass

The one thing you know you are always going to get from The Whigs is a great set of pure fire rock music, from any of their five albums including their latest, 2014’s Modern Creation. 

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Julian Dorio always amazing to watch on the drums

The Whigs Clear Plastic Masks-32The Whigs are one of our favorite live bands and didn’t disappoint on this hot summer Atlanta evening.

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The Whigs biggest fans came out for a great evening

Sometimes it just takes a good fake ID to see your favorite band

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