Every year, Slingshot aimes to bring a distinctive international music element to the Athens, ranging from Japanese punk bands to Arabian synth pop acts. This year’s international highlight is West African Tuareg style guitarist, Bombino, who has been sweeping the nations airwaves and digital landscape...

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Q&A with Glenn Kotche by Dan Mistich photo by Matt Lief Anderson Known best for his intrepid drum and percussion work in the rock band Wilco, composer Glenn Kotche is no stranger to festival circuits featuring eclectic lineups. Before his appearance at Slingshot this past March,...

International acts at Slingshot by Dan Mistich Since its inception, the Slingshot Festival has been committed to showcasing talent from far corners of the globe, emphasizing a nexus between local, national, and international acts. This year’s festival is no exception and draws attention to artists that are...

Glenn Kotche/Holly Herndon (Friday night at the 40 Watt) by Dan Mistich This year’s installment of Slingshot features a host of performers who have built a reputation for composing works incongruent with the formal expectations of modern pop music. Instead, these performers have begun composing works that...

Nature re-imagined through the eye (or ear) of technology. Guided by birdsong recordings, Andy Thomas creates “audio lifeforms” that merge photography with 3D generative animations. His work has taken him from Laos to Tasmania to Borneo…and the result? A captivating fusion of the organic and...

Athens, Georgia quartet Reptar — who mix new wave-era sensibilities with modern rock/pop instrumentation — will come roaring back at Slingshot with their second LP, Lurid Glow. Don’t miss their official album release party going down on 3/27 at The Georgia Theater! Single show tickets...

Buttercup Bill is a psycho-sexual romance featuring Patrick and Pernilla, mutually obsessed soul mates clinging to childhood secrets. Closer to twins separated at birth than friends or lovers, they express love through sexual games of jealousy and subversion, seeking escape from a reality they believe...