Pylon were one of the first and greatest bands from the underground-music scene in Athens, Georgia, in the late 1970s, which included such peers and admirers as R.E.M. and The B-52’s. Although they were never as commercially successful as their more-famous rivals, Pylon were more musically unusual, combining funky rhythms with angular post-punk riffs that were topped with Vanessa Briscoe Hay’s coolly arty vocals. In many ways, they sounded more like British groups such as Gang of Four and The Slits than other bands in Athens at the time. After breaking up in 1983, the band have reunited sporadically over the years and are calling themselves Pylon Reenactment Society on their current tour. Far more than just a tribute-band reenactment, PRS churn out the same abrasive yet groovy riffs and confrontational lyrics, which sound just as unsettling today. With like-minded local acolytes Sex Stains.