DROP/ADD: The UGA Performing Arts Center, in response to necessary readjustments, has reimagined its fall programming and divided it into four categories available for online enjoyment and very limited in-person access. The four entertainment tracks are named Art Chats, informal discussions with musicians regarding career and inspirations; The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center series, a curated lineup of performances from the group, as well as Q&A sessions hosted by Wu Han and David Finkel; LIVE! By Georgia, intimate performances by local musicians at Hodgson Hall; and Up Close, a view into lives of artists at home, navigating career and life, through live or taped performances. The full schedule and all other details may be found over at pac.uga.edu.
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’: Drive-By Truckers just released the recordings from its 2017 Heathens Homecoming shows (i.e. the Athens family-reunion-type performances the group does each year to benefit Nuçi’s Space). While this annual series is always a group of three back-to-back shows, the Friday night of 2017 wasn’t recorded. But between the Thursday and Saturday shows (recorded by David Barbe, mixed by David and Henry Barbe, and live sound handled by Wyatt Pless), you get a whopping 49 songs, which, in the parlance of Huddle House, is a mighty hearty helping. Please see drivebytruckers.bandcamp.com and/or drivebytruckers.com for more information.
BACK TO THE BOARDS: Another new release from experimental composer Michael Potter made its way down the tracks this week, and it’s named Pre-Trance Music. This is roughly a