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Kilkenny Cats formed in 1983 in Athens, GA, and features Tom Cheek (Vocals), Keith Landers (Guitar), Sean O’Brien (Bass) and Allen Wagner (Drums). Known for their moody Southern dark power pop sound and hard-rocking live shows, Kilkenny Cats emerged in the burgeoning Athens indie rock scene made famous in the seminal rock documentary Athens Inside/Out, and are featured both in the film and on its soundtrack alongside scenemates Pylon, Love Tractor, The B-52’s and R.E.M. Their debut 7-inch “Attractive Figure”/”Of Talk” was followed by their first LP “Hands Down” and the subsequent EP, “Hammer.” Kilkenny Cats toured extensively over the decade into the early ‘90’s. The Cats have recently reunited for the October 2023 re-release of their Album “Hand Down” on Propeller Sound Recordings.The AthFest weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the band and their first live shows since the ‘90’s!