Monthly Archives: August 2008

Before the Break

Well, thought I’d throw in another post before the Labor Day break. So here’s some stuff that’s going down really soon that I’ll probably be chattering about. 1)PYLON PYLON PYLON PYLONThe concert’s on the 4th and I’m going full on Orange Cone action during my Sound of the City show on the 2nd. And, judging […]

Begin (at) The Begin(ning)

I was chatting with a friend of mine who just got accepted into UGA’s Music Business program today when he mentioned that he’s been a bit of a homebody and never really done much exploring around Athens. He was worried that the MBUS program would place him in an externship (which are required btw) in […]

A Thing.

I signed on today fully prepared to write a review of the Modern Skirts show at the 40 Watt last night. But I just remembered something that I think is a bit more important than spouting my opinions of the opening acts (The Empties rock!) and the sound quality (better in back). DANCING Yes, that […]


So, unfortunately, the webfeed last night wasn’t working. I hate that but it happens sometimes. I don’t believe you missed anything spectacular but here’s the playlist (and explinations) from last night. ————————————————————————————–SOUND OF THE CITY – August 20th PYLON – Feast on My HeartVic Chestnutt – Very Friendly LighthousesLove Tractor – The Sky at Night […]

Athens in Perspective: Drive-By Truckers in Amsterdam

(This is the first of a series from guest writers from around the world talking about Athens bands and how they experience them) GUEST AUTHOR TOM LAMERS The Drive-By Truckers, August 12th in Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands It’s always hard reviewing a band you know little about. I had never seen the Drive-By Truckers before […]

Not Even in the Same League.

One thing some people do is call me “The Athens Music Junkie.” This is not correct. I am “An Athens Music Junkie.” Believe me, there’s a whole town full of people who know tons more that I ever will about Athens music. Including this guy… PETER FRICKIN BUCK And yes, I realize that this is […]


Well, I thought I’d give you a head’s up on what’s about to show up on this here blog o’mine. Just to give you enough time to run away and lock your doors… 1) Across COUNTRIES! A friend of mine, TOM!, from the Netherlands will give us a review of the Drive-By the Netherlands. […]

Cover Your EARS!

The higher-ups at WUOG have lost their minds and have given me my own two-hour slot on air as a host of Sound of the City. Yes, yours truly will be on the radio every Tuesday from 8pm until 10pm. The first part of the show is usually Live in the Lobby and the rest […]


PYLON Pronunciation: \ˈpī-ˌlän, -lən\ Function: noun Etymology: Greek pylōn, from pylē gateDate: 1850 1 a: a post or tower marking a prescribed course of flight for an airplane b: traffic cone c: one of the flexible upright markers positioned on a football field at the corners of the end d: BAND FROM ATHENS, See also, […]

Birthday Wishes

I’m posting this because I know I’m not the only one. So forgive me for rambling but, Happy 50th Bill Berry. I, like many others, wasn’t old enough to see you in action with R.E.M. Wasn’t old enough to remember when you retired. Now, all I have are the pictures taken a decade ago, stories […]