Saturday: Independents’ Day with Clay reunion

Clay: Guess the decade by the facial hair

Tomorrow marks the last of the late-summer music festivals, Independents’ Day, and it ain’t a bad way to end the season. You can check out the full lineup below. Everyone probably has a different must-see act, but as reunions go, Clay is the big name. I spoke to Jerry Dannemiller, who was responsible for booking Clay and about one-third of the ID lineup, and he had this to say about the band to put them in context:

“Clay held a special place in a certain period of time. A lot of people revered Clay. They were like a Midwestern Buzzcocks with a weird propensity for performance art. They were hilarious, extremely witty and really fun. They were one of the bands you didn’t want to miss when they played a show.”

Clay featured Guinea Worms’ Will Foster and put out a couple singles on Anyway Records. You can check out a whole bunch of the bands’ “shouttakes” as mp3s here, and Cringe also has a feature on the band along with mp3s of Clay’s unreleased album, Stories Of Kirk And His Fiat (And A Buffalo Grass Woman, Hester).

Here’s the lineup and schedule for all four stages tomorrow:

GCAC stage
12:15 Joey Hebdo
1:00 Survivalist
1:45 Joseph Anthony Camerlengo
2:30 Joshua P. James
3:15 Big Shot
4:00 Post Coma Network
4:45 Wing & Tusk
5:30 She Bears
6:15 Colin Gawel & the Lonely Bones
7:00 Jared Mahone
7:45 G. Finess and the NS Crew
8:30 21 Pilots
10:00 roeVy

Athens Business Remixed Stage
12:00 Enrique Infante
12:45 Brothers by Law
1:30 Bum Wealthy
2:15 Philip Fox Band
3:00 Nathan Snell and the Country Sound
3:45 Trains Across the Sea
4:30 Main Street Gospel
5:15 Mount Carmel
6:00 Clay
6:45 Old Hundred
7:30 George Elliot Underground
8:15 JBRW
9:15 The Receiver

SID Stage
12:30 Anna & the Consequences
1:15 Swimsuit Edition
2:00 Bird and Flower
2:45 Slick City Ramblers
3:30 Low Men
4:15 Ride to Ruin
5:00 Ipps
5:45 Ex-whites
6:30 Necropolis
7:15 Sundown

Woodlands Stage
12:45 Raw Dough
1:45 Jessijem
2:45 Glass-Winged Sharpshooters
3:45 CHHF Trio
4:45 Teen Fiction
5:45 The Apple Bottom Gang
6:45 The Kyle Sowashes
7:45 Birds of Hair

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