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EKALI - FALL TOUR

  • November 22, 2019
  • 11:30 PM
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • 215 N. Lumpkin St. 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: 706-850-7670
  • Price: $20.00 - $25.00
  • Time: Doors: 11:00 pm / Show: 11:30 pm

Ekali is more than just an alter ego for musician Nathan Shaw. It's not only the name for an electronic production project that -- just a few months after posting his first track -- brought a level of recognition that most artists spend a career dreaming about. It's also a reflection of a remarkable musical journey that's led him far outside the crowded beat-making field.

Although only 26 years old, Shaw has already been playing music for almost half his life. Growing up bouncing between Vancouver, British Columbia and tiny Mayne Island (just across the Strait of Georgia from the city), Shaw absorbed his parents vinyl obsession early before picking up a violin when he was 12. Within a couple years he'd moved on to guitar, then to bass, which he played in his school's jazz program before dropping out at age 15 to pursue music full time. He was a session bassist and touring musician, playing indie rock, folk, jazz, hardcore, and posthardcore -- and along the way won a Juno award his work with Vancouver indie group Said the Whale -- before setting out on his own four years ago.

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Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St.
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After a devastating fire in 2009, The Georgia Theatre was rebuilt and reopened in August 2011, reclaiming its place as a keystone of the Athens music scene.

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HISTORY:
\r\nThe Georgia Theater is part of the Downtown Athens National Register Historic District and also the Downtown Local Historic District, which was designated in 2006. It was built as the Elite Theater in 1935 on the \"foundation\" of the original YMCA which had been constructed on that site in 1889. The upper part of that YMCA building was demolished in 1920 and it then served over the years as the Majestic Hotel, Masonic Temple, Dorsey Furniture Company, and Burnstein Brothers Furniture Company until the Elite Theater was built. It is unclear how much of the original YMCA building was incorporated into the Elite Theater.

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  • One of Georgia's \"Best Music History Sites,\" AAA Living, September/October 2018
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