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St. George’s Folly’s St. Patrick’s Day Hullabaloo
St. George’s Folly with special guest Atomic Lights
Unchecked, untamed, and mildly unhinged, the six-strong posse of St. George’s Folly make a bold stand in the face of basic dignity and decorum. Their rowdy, whiskey-soaked blend of rock and folk which careens wildly through the realms of American and Irish tradition is heralded as “trailblazing” by fans and derided as “absolute sacrilege” by traditionalists and clergy.
First unleashed on an unsuspecting public with the release of their debut single Old Jim’s Eulogy, the band followed up nine months later (total coincidence, don’t be weird) with the release of their 2018 debut album Along This Road. The album was released to great critical acclaim – or it might have been, had it been sent to any critics who might have acclaimed it. Despite the efforts of several international law enforcement agencies, the album remains available to stream and/or purchase on all major platforms.
2018 also witnessed the departure and unconfirmed-but-definitely-possible death of four founding members, leaving remaining founders Adam Azra’el and Arphu Foster scrambling to fill the vacancies by frantically scrawling want-ads on truck stop bathrooms. It was a tactic which was packed with unpleasant surprises, but ultimately effective – one of the departed fouders (mandolinist Bradley Kallhoff) even saw one of the ads and returned by mistake.
Now, this road-weary (and somewhat sticky) group of miscreants emerges from the covid almost-grave with a new album, a matured sound, and a series of bassist Anthony Staten’s very tasteful nudes which will be up for auction soon.
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Atomic Lights is a punk rock band formed by friends Andrew, Chris, and Greg in the suburbs of Minneapolis in 2012. They found solace in music during their teenage years and began practicing relentlessly. Despite humble beginnings and unconventional venues, they played wherever they could, honing their sound. Their first notable release, “Burn Out,” came in 2016, marking the start of their journey into wider recognition. In 2017, they embarked on their first tour, facing challenges but forming lasting bonds. After a quieter period in 2018, they joined forces with another band, Houston and the Dirty Rats, in 2019. The pandemic of 2020 provided them with time to record their first full-length album, set for release in 2024, marking the culmination of their journey from a summer pact to a promising musical endeavor.