Where Do We Go From Here?

(Photo/Ziona Kocher)Hard to believe that next time I post on this blog, it'll be a new year and a new decade. I had meant to take Christmas off for vacation but, well, life happened. AMJ will be back posting daily on Jan. 4th. I can't quite express my hopes and anxieties about the new year. … Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?

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Weekly Show Picks

Since time is running out before the new year, I thought I'd go ahead and toss some shows your way. DEC 30, WEDNESDAY40 WattDeitiesGarbage IslandJay GonzalesHot BreathFlickerLee MarkeyEureka California (A new addiction of ours)Go BarTunabunny (Friends of the blog!!)Wanda and WonderNEW YEAR'S EVEToo much to list here. Check the F-pole.JAN 1, FRIDAYMasquerade (ATL)The WailersBenefit for … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks

Memorial Services for Vic Chesnutt

Via Gordon Lamb, Facebook:Memorial Services for Athens Musician Vic Chesnutt will be held at Bridges Funeral Home, 3035 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, on Sunday, December 27, 2009, from 3:00-6:00 pm. Following the memorial service, family and friends invite you to join them at Cine, 234 West Hancock Ave., Athens, GA----------------------------------------------Michael Stipe remembers Vic ChesnuttFriends react to … Continue reading Memorial Services for Vic Chesnutt

Vic Chesnutt in Coma (UPDATES)

(Photo/Mike White Deadlydesigns.com)Legendary Athens songwriter Vic Chesnutt is in a coma according to reports stemming from Kristen Hersh's forum. The songwriter had apparently taken a large number of muscle relaxants about two days ago but wasn't found until 12 hours later. There is some concern about brain damage that may have occurred due to the … Continue reading Vic Chesnutt in Coma (UPDATES)

New Addiction: Eureka California

With a name like Eureka California, you'd think we'd stumbled across some happy bubble-gum pop band. Yeah, forget all that. Names don't mean anything anymore. Think dirty, fuzzy pop with some flair and flail and the odd experimental touch. That's Eureka California. I wondered why this band sounded so familiar. Turns out that it's the … Continue reading New Addiction: Eureka California