(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?
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
I didn't go yesterday. It wasn't my place to. Some things are best left to family and friends, not to people like me. The rest of us just stand outside and take our glimpses in, burying in our minds that little part of ourselves that felt some connection. There's a time for everything and everyone, … Continue reading From the Ashes…
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
I'm still around, in amongst the millions, cause people can't die anymore - Vic ChesnuttSources: New York Times, Constellation Records, and NPRThe world has lost a great talent and we have lost a great friend. Athens has suffered much this year, losing Vic is the latest horrible blow. He died today at 3 p.m. in … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Vic Chesnutt
(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)
Cause you can't spell MErRy Christmas without R.E.M. See ya on Monday.
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
The old, yellowed pages of Tasty World Magazine number 3 lay open on my desk, begging me to pay more attention. Here's a feature on Mitch Easter, there's an interview with Fred Schnider, and look! Michael Lachowski's got his own column.Funny how these pieces of paper and bits of ink are older than I am. … Continue reading Memories of Things Never Seen
Look. In Athens there are several types of bands. There's your bands that exist merely to annoy, some to play just for friends, some that are hellbent on becoming rockstars and then the truly great bands that have talent, drive, and enough brains to have fun with it all. That last type of band describes … Continue reading Bambara: Blowing Your Mind, For Free