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YOKE LORE

  • November 5, 2019
  • 9:00 PM
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • 215 N. Lumpkin St. 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: 706-850-7670
  • Price: $15.00 - $18.00
  • Time: Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

“A ‘yoke’ is something that holds things together. ‘Lore’ means a set of stories or a collection of ideas about an event, time, or culture,” explains Adrian Galvin, when asked about the meaning behind his musical moniker Yoke Lore. New York indie pop project Yoke Lore is the solo musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs combine echoing waves of banjo, vocals, and percussion to create arresting pop music with tactile candor and conviction. Galvin continues, “I want to tell stories about how memories, relationships, apprehensions, and big dreams hold us together. I think that exploring universal experiences both emotional and spiritual are best conveyed through the potency of personal stories. And music wields a power to render the very personal, epic.”

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