Monthly Archives: January 2010

Kris Langley

My dear friend Kris Langley passed away on Saturday. He had battled leukemia and undergone treatment, somehow managing to keep his incredible sense of humor throughout it all. His wife announced that he was in ICU on Jan. 16th via facebook. He had a viral infection in his lungs around the end of December and […]

The Weekend. In Videos!

It has been a very long week but we made it! Yay! So now we get to enjoy some awesome shows this weekend. And our good friend Ziona (from our Florida branch) is coming up to hang out for a few days. Also yay! So what exactly are we planning? Well, first up there is […]

New Addiction: The Heap

I just randomly grabbed The Heap’s record at WUOG on Tuesday. I was honestly feeling pretty awful that night but “One of Those Days” really jumped out at me and actually made me smile. The band calls itself “Indie Soul” but there’s some major funk vibes coming from their sound too. The word that floats […]

Weekly Show Picks

(Crane at the 40 Watt) One of my favorite things about the Athens music scene is how quickly new bands become favorite bands, and how old favorites turn into must see’s. There’s never a lull in waiting for something new but it’s just as easy to find that one band you’ve followed from the start. […]

CD Review: Junk Royalty

I have a weakness for any band that uses the word “punk” in any way to describe themselves. It takes me back to high school days full of pop-punk or reminds me when I first heard the original punks from the 70’s. Punk’s premise is easy: an electric guitar, drums, and a singer with behavioral […]

Athens Music News Roundup

(Photo/Jordan Stepp  Hooray dayjob.) Yes, some of the links go back to my Flagpole stuff. It’s just easier than typing it out twice. *end shameless self-promotion* TAKE OVER WUOG! You wanna DJ? Here’s your chance. February 19-21 you can come up to the station and put whatever you want on air (within  FCC guidelines). Read […]

That Deeper Cut

(Photo/Ziona Kocher) It’s hard to find dreamspace. It’s hard just to think. – Sleepy Horses “Daylight Savings Time” Sometimes you really just need a rainy day to sit in bed with your eyes closed. Unplug the computer, shut off the phone and throw on some very tragic sounding record and just stew. There’s been some […]

CD Review: The Orkids

Since I got to do the feature on The Orkids this week but not the record review for Flagpole, I figured why not put up my review on the blog? Handy little thing to have, this internet. Anyway, The Orkids were a ton of fun to talk to at Trapeze, even comparing their music to […]

Weekly Show Picks

Athens is supposed to have some warm, if a bit wet, weather for the next week. Celebrate by leaving your winter coat at home and heading downtown for music that will help you forget it’s probably going to get really cold again. TONIGHT:40 WattThe InternsMoonlight Bride Flicker Theater & BarJess Marston THURSDAY40 Watt2nd Annual Redcoat […]

Futurebirds to Nest at Tasty World Uptown

It’s not uncommon for a band to take up residence in an Athens club. Patterson Hood took over the Caledonia, Don Chambers held onto Farm 255 for a bit, so hearing that someone’s got a sort of string of Tuesdays at the Tasty World Uptown comes as no surprise. What’s really cool is that this […]