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 a book, play old Backstreet Boys bootlegs, recite your haikus about Kevin Sweeney’s hair…whatever.

R.E.M.‘s “Everybody Hurts” is being recorded as a charity single for Haiti. I don’t much care for the artists recording it but it’s for a good cause.

Widespread Panic and the Modern Skirts are coming to Rock Band! And your band could to!

The Whigs are hitting Letterman on March 31st. Awesomeness.

Our good friends in Supercluster got a really nice interview piece in Paste. More on the SuperMagnaFlash show later this week.

Overheard at the Orkids show: Troy Aubrey as DJ FuzzyBear. A joke for now but this might get interesting.

Sloan Simpson’s been putting up more epic stuff over on SouthernShelter. Think Bloodkin, brute, and Drive-By Truckers.

Congrats to our friends in Witness the Apotheosis who have moved up to the #3 spot on ReverbNation for Athens Electronic/Dance.

On the Flagpole front, we’ve been trying to post more on Homedrone.

We’re still not sure how, but the AthensMusicJunkie Facebook Fanpage (AMJFF) jumped from 197 fans to 244 in a single week! YAY! Thanks! Join up if you’d like, we make it worth your while.

A bit of completely random hilarity: Allison Weiss got a speeding ticket in my hometown. Mainly funny cause the police are NEVER out there. Smalltown Speedtrap USA.

Friday saw the last of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. While it’s not local, Coco has been good to Athens music (and music in general), showcasing artists like Dead Confederate on the Late show. He left with a touch of class and gave me a new favorite inspirational quote:  “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, I’m telling you, amazing things will happen.”

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