Monthly Archives: May 2009

When It Rains….It Pours Shows

GIFT HORSE (Photo/Travis Dorn, http://www.dornbrothers.com) For some reason, it almost always happens that there’s a ton of shows I really want to see all on the same night. I’ve blogged about my choice crisis before so no use treading down that path again. Regardless, if you’re like me, you haven’t been out lately for whatever […]

Athens Records Coming Our Way

It’s summertime in the Classic City and that means two things. Tours and recording. It’s been a while since I’ve posted the rumors floating around about some upcoming recording sessions so here’s a quick rundown of what you should be looking out for. It’s going to be a great year. MODERN SKIRTSFor anyone who’s been […]

AMJ Comic: "File Under Disaster"

Happy Birthday to Us

Well, you might’ve noticed a slight redesign to Athens Music Junkie. It’s the one year anniversary of the blog and a few of us decided that it was time for an update. In addition to our spiffy new look, we’ve got some great things coming up. When I started this blog a year ago, I […]

Flagpole Music Awards: Band/Performer of the Year

(Art/Ziona Kocher, lizzybknits.deviantart.com) You might have noticed that the ballot for Band/Performer of the Year of the Flagpole Athens Music Awards is blank. Which means you have over 500 Athens bands to choose from to pick as the best. You’ve seen all the nominees for the other groups, you’ve got the power of the internet […]

Flagpole Music Awards: Best Album

The second hardest category to vote on for me is Best Album. What makes it the best? The best of the band’s career? Better than the rest of the nominees? Just your favorite genre? Whatever your choice, any of these would be worthy of your vote. Since I haven’t gotten to review all of them, […]

Flagpole Music Awards: Live Band

I remember my first real show in Athens. Pylon. The power, the energy going back and forth from audience to band and back again in the space it took for a single bass note or drum kick. The following nominees for best Live Band have something special that sets them apart. You can’t just listen […]

Flagpole Music Awards: Upstarts

They’re the noobs, the openers, the little rookies that older bands can smash under their feet on the way to the top. Ironically, most of these bands nominated in Upstarts for the Flagpole Athens Music Awards will probably outlast their tormentors. These kids work hard for the (lack of) money and show tons of potential. […]

Flagpole Music Awards: Solo Performer

ADAM KLEINThe first time I saw Adam Klein, I was on assignment for Flagpole. It was one of my first show reviews and I was a bit nervous. I shouldn’t have been. The very kind Klein charmed the socks off the entire audience with his very folky americana sound. I remember thinking I had been […]

Flagpole Music Awards: Metal

I’ve been under the impression that metal is all about how loud and how fast you can play a guitar. After listening to the nominees for Metal on the Flagpole Athens Music Awards ballot, I’m a bit better informed but still a bit clueless when it comes to the land of thunder and darkness. But […]