It was late and a massive headache had kept me from moving around too much earlier in the day. Life's been a bit different lately. New scenery, new assignments, and a lot of friends coming and going. I was feeling a bit down, having been fighting the headache and a bit of anxiety earlier. A … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Happy Happy Birthday..
Probably one of the coolest things I've been witness to in my years in Athens is the transformation of the Modern Skirts. All bands worth their salt undergo a lot of changes between touring, recording, and practicing together for years.When I first arrived, the Skirts had just released their debut album Catalouge of Generous Men. … Continue reading The Modern Skirts Grow Up
Venice is Sinking is pressing their third album and need your help. The band's set up a Kickstarter account (man, that thing is popular right now) and are asking for donations. Here's the "kicker," they recorded this unreleased album inside the GA Theatre. With such an emotional connection to the building, the band has redirected … Continue reading Give Venice is Sinking a Kick in the Pants
As if I didn't keep myself busy enough, the nice folks over at WUOG have set up blogs for pretty much each show to hit the airwaves. I'm not sure who's actually going to be writing on them, but I'll be updating the Sound of the City blog every Tuesday night. You can find it … Continue reading WUOG News and Other Things
It began when I first heard "Nothing Like a Train." I had pulled the Vigilantes of Love disc off the WUOG wall one Tuesday night at random, amused at the band name. I was still heavily on my punk/art rock kick at that point, scorning most country-esque music since it had haunted my past so … Continue reading Shameless Fawning Over: Bill Mallonee
It's been 27 years since it came out but R.E.M.'s "Chronic Town" EP still sounds as timeless as ever. It's a howling, haunting, hell of a debut for a band. I came to the EP as many others my age have, through the collection Dead Letter Office. On cd. I finally emptied my pockets for … Continue reading Poster Torn..
Firstly, WOW. Thanks to the folks at Widespread Panic, the blogpost on Friday had a record number of hits. So thanks very very very much. Look out in the future for Jordan's trip through the Panic catalog.Secondly, we need a catchphrase for the blog. You can vote for the new one on the side to … Continue reading Weekend Housekeeping
Picture via THE RED & BLACKWidespread Panic's John Bell kicked off another semester of classes for the University of Georgia's Music Business Program on Tuesday. He spoke a bit, sang a bit, and tolerated one slightly stunned Athens Music Junkie at dinner afterwards. If you got to be at the Chapel, you know that it … Continue reading John Bell: 5 Things You Should Know
Techincally from Crawford, GA (it's close enough), Efren is one of those artists out there making music that you hope people can pick up on naturally. I imagine that if we didn't have tv or the internet or the radio, you could find this kind of music by hopping on a train and taking it … Continue reading New Addiction: Efren
Since I'm still completely beat from yesterday's adventures (maybe to appear here later) I'm just going to highlight this EPIC team-up I came across while researching. Widespread Panic. Vic Chesnutt. One's fire. The other's ice. Either way, this song burns so good.