“MELTASIA’S MUST SEE ACTS,” Creative Loafing

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Meltasia’s must-see acts

10 picks for a psych, punk, and garage rock meltdown

By , @pauldemerritt, @ChadRad and

HIGH-ENERGY ASSAULT: Alex and Francis White of White Mystery play Meltasia on Sun., Sept. 7.

What began as the annual birthday bash for Andy Animal, frontman for New York punk rock ‘n’ rollers Stalkers, has morphed into a weekend-long psych, punk, and garage rock fest in wilds of North Georgia. The inaugural Meltasia Music Festival crashing down on a vast camp site near LaFayette, Ga. (about 90 miles north of Atlanta), Sept. 5-7, with a lineup featuring more than 70 acts. This week, Creative Loafing music scribes weigh-in with 10 of their must-see acts for the weekend.

White Mystery: Siblings Alex and Francis White of Chicago’s White Mystery bring a high-energy assault to the stage that leaves listeners thinking they prefer Iron Maiden to the sounds of the Sonics, making them a good fit for a festival that features such classic rockers as Black Oak Arkansas and Cherie Currie. 6 p.m. Orange stage. 6 p.m. — BM


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