Tue, 23 September 2003
WREK BENEFIT CONCERT SEPTEMBER 26-27
A Celebration of 35 Years of WREK
Friday Sept. 26th $5:
9:00 Breeze Kings
11:00 Kakali Bandyopadhyay
12:00 The Blue Hour
Saturday Sept. 27th $5:
290 MLK Jr. Drive, SE
On September 26 and 27, WREK 91.1 FM will be holding WREKfest, a benefit concert at Eyedrum, in celebration of WREK’s 35th anniversary.
Bands scheduled to perform on Friday, September 26th include the Breeze Kings, Oro, Kakali Bandyopadhyay and the Blue Hour. Bands scheduled to perform on Saturday, September 27th include Mudcat, DQE, Zandosis and Fenton.
Both shows are all ages and will start at 9 PM. Tickets will be
sold at the door and cost five dollars per evening.
The acts scheduled to perform all have a history with WREK and several include former or current staff members.
The Breeze Kings were winners of Creative Loafing's 1999 Critic's Choice, 2000 Reader's
Choice, and 2001 Reader's Choice for Best Blues Band in Atlanta and include former WREK DJ Jim Ransone.
Oro is an acoustic traditional Latin band that includes WREK’s Continental Drift host Victor Virreira.
Kakali Bandyopadhyay is a sitarist that plays traditional North Indian music.
The Blue Hour is a local ambient rock band.
Mudcat is a favorite of critics and fans in the local blues scene.
DQE, a longtime
favorite of WREK and the local Atlanta music scene, will bring its unique brand of rock music to the festivities.
Zandosis is an experimental band that features WREK music director and host of Destroy All Music, Tony Gordon.
Fenton is an avant-garde one-man act of Stephen Fenton, the host of WREK’s Friction.
DJ En-chantd and the Five Star Generals of WREKroom Renaissance will be providing entertainment between sets.