Monthly Archives: March 2009

Dead Giveaway

Greetings fellow Confed-heads. In honor of the truly kickass show Dead Confederate put on Thursday night at the 40 Watt, we’re giving away a copy of the Dead Confederate EP. First person to email us at athensmusicjunkie@gmail.com with the subject title REBEL REBEL gets it. We’ll email you back, get your mailing info, and in […]

Well That Was Random: Strawberry Flats at Bolton Dining Hall

Some days, I really just have to toss my head back and laugh at the sheer ridiculousness that is my luck. Really, how many people can say they had a world famous record producer’s band play in their dining hall? I got to sit and eat amazing food and watch Strawberry Flats rock Bolton. I’m […]

Well That Was Random: tunabunny at WUOG

After what had been a very long and incredibly strange day, I had hoped to just be devastatingly lazy with my dj shift at WUOG on Tuesday. Normally, I have everything that I play outlined a bit but I just had not had the time this week. Yes, it makes me feel bad but it’s […]

Speak Loudly and Carry a Large Spork

I was hoping to have a review of Flash to Bang Time’s show at the Caledonia for you today but the band canceled and the venue didn’t have enough time to tell the rest of us. I should’ve known it was going to be one of those nights when “Piano Man,” the song that’s been […]

There Will Be Bloodkin

I don’t know if you caught this week’s Flagpole article on Bloodkin but it seems the boys are finally getting some respect and recognition. There are certain things that bands go through that aren’t very nice to think about. People become addicts, alcoholics, abusive…while the bandmates are left to either resist or become overwhelmed themselves. […]

Five Eight at Sustainapalooza

(Photos/Jordan Stepp) Five Eight is the embodiment of Athens bands. They’ve been around a long time and have had a bit of success but have never become THE band. They’re funny and as of right now, the only active Athens band that is sure to always make me dance. These are pictures I took at […]

Record Rumor Mill

I’ve been hearing a lot of rumors going around town about some bands FINALLY putting out new material and releasing the older stuff in newer packages. So here’s a minipost. Five Eight is rumored to be working on new material as a follow up to their last album. They played a kick ass show to […]

Lean Keane Dancin’ Machine

(Photo/David Manning, Athens Banner Herald) Producer, guitarist, singer….dancing champion. Yes folks, apparently John Keane can do it all. Last night was “Dancing with the Athens Stars,” the benefit for Project Safe that pairs professional dancers with not so professional Athenians. This year’s event brought in $93,000! The event was postponed after the snowstorm two weeks […]

Shameless.

So it’s no big secret that I’ve done freelance work for Flagpole. The alternative weekly rag here in Athens lets me write show and album reviews from time to time and basically helps me eat. Well, if you didn’t think they’d lost their minds the first go round, brains are running rampant in Athens now. […]

Everything for a Reason

Sorry for the lack of updates this week folks. In case you were wondering, no, I did not make it to NYC for the R.E.M. tribute. Normally, I’d probably be complaining about it by now. But I currently have better things to complain about. Like the fact that I’ve been 2 ounces of Gatorade away […]