The Lyric Cinema Cafe

Live @ the Lyric: Futurebirds

Futurebirds live! at the Lyric Cinema Cafe, Thursday, Feb. 16.

Drop-Off Productions Presents Futurebirds w/ Special Guests


February 16th @ 9:00 PM


Tickets only $12 in advance/$15 day of show and are available online!


~ 3 hours (NR)


Drop-Off Productions proudly presents an evening of live music featuring Athens-based cosmic country band Futurebirds live! at the Lyric Cinema Café. A loose-limbed tangle of reverbed guitars, hollered harmonies, and driving yet contemplative Southern rock rythms, the Futurebirds have been honing their scratchy, weathered brand of country rock since the band first burst onto the National scene back in 2009. Their three full-lengths and pair of EPs are boozy, soulful things, the kind of music that’s as much a part of the architecture of the artsy South as front porches and gables—they’re ready to fight, but they’ve also got wounds to lick. The band follow 2015’s Hotel Parties LP with the Portico 1 EP released in November – the first of a two part series, which concludes with Portico 2 in 2017 – both featuring pedal steel by Kiffy from Roadkill Ghost Choir. “Close your eyes at a Futurebirds concert and they’ll transport you to memories of great times, horrible breakups, good looking women, late-nights with friends, simple easy days as a child, your awkward phases of life, a positive outlook on what the future holds, and everything in-between. This is song-writing ladies and gentlemen. This is a band that has it. They’ve got the magic that pulls your heartstrings while simultaneously warming the heart and soul.” Additional support to be announced. This is an all-ages show at the Lyric Cinema Café – the LAST live music performance at the original location! Tickets are $12 Advance/$15 Day of show.


Futurebirds (Athens, GA)


“There’s something uniquely satisfying about Futurebirds’ mix of dreamy, offbeat pop and heavy twang. It sounds like what could happen if a lap steel player ate a couple of magic mushrooms and zoned out to Pink Floyd’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” -Rolling Stone


Six years ain’t a hell of a lot of time, but Futurebirds have filled ‘em with a whole lot of living. Laying down their shoe-gazing country, harmonious psychedelia, and barnstorming, ragged rock both on record and in person, the Athens-based band presents a delicate balance on Hotel Parties, its third full-length record that explores the toils, joys, and struggles exposed by six years doing any one thing so intensely.


Arriving a full two years after the band’s 2013 breakthrough, Baba Yaga, Hotel Parties presents a series of dualities. Loving something and letting it go. Pining for success and trying to staying true to yourself. The beckoning call of road and the comforts of home. As a result, says singer-guitarist Carter King, the LP represents Futurebirds’ “most concise effort to date all around, like some sort of accidental concept record.”


Over the course of these three LPs, two EPs, and one live record, people have come and gone, yet Futurebirds seem to stay. Some things came out as they liked and some pills have been bitter. But sometimes, six years just ain’t enough time to tell.




9:00 PM