Monthly Archives: February 2010

R.E.M. Turns 30! Party in Athens!

It’s been almost thirty years since R.E.M. made their debut at a party in an old abandoned church in Athens. Thirty years of rule-bending, tour-grinding, record-smashing, heart-breaking, death-defying, breath-taking music that has been the soundtrack to our lives. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and it’s far from over still! So in celebration of the four guys […]

All I Really Need To Know, I Learned From Pylon

There’s this little play that my hometown theater troop used to do called “All I Really Need To Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” It’s cute and has a lot of good points. My mind is focused on Pylon today. And somewhere in the last year, through all the sadness, I realized something. Pylon has a […]

Weekly Show Picks

Eclectic weather and eclectic music: the best combination for this week. TODAYRye BarTreedom New Earth Music HallClay Leverett and FriendsGreg Reece THURSDAY40 Watt ClubThe Bearfoot HookersBo BedingfieldLona Hotel IndigoWilma Farm 255Little Francis FRIDAY40 Watt ClubHaiti BenefitHenry BarbeCasper & the CookiesNatalie HinkleNative KidQuiet Hooves Club ChromeTerratonic UGA Ramsey Concert HallDamon Denton Tasy World UptownThe Bobby Compton […]

B Thankful

 (Photo/Ziona Kocher) I saw this article yesterday where Keith Strickland of the B-52s talks about how making Cosmic Thing helped the band cope with the death of Ricky Wilson. Wow. Usually, we think of records being cathartic for us, the listeners. Sometimes when there’s a really emotionally charged slow song (think R.E.M.’s “Let Me In”) […]

Splendid: The Vic Shows

“He was the sweetest asshole I’ve ever known.” The crowd laughed in agreement at the understatement. As I stood with my back propped up against the merch table, I couldn’t help but shake my head and smile. Vanessa’s words rang so true. Vic was a glorious bastard, our strange genius. What a life… So in […]

Take Comfort in Your Friends

There are no words… (Info Stolen from Flagpole)Doors open at 8 p.m. each night. In addition to the live music listed below, there will be a slideshow of Vic Chesnutt photographs in the game room of the 40 Watt Club. Friday, Feb. 19 8:30 p.m. Jill Carnes 8:45 p.m.  John Keane and Nathan Sheppard 9:15 […]

Athfest 2010 CD Announced

Oh wow. I can’t believe it’s time for this already but ATHFEST has announced the artists and tracks that will be on this year’s Athfest Compilation cd. While the compilations can be very hit and miss sometimes, this one looks pretty damn good to me.  For starters, I’ve heard every band on this list before. […]

Weekly Show Picks

This week it’s time to dig into our pockets and go watch some live shows that will benefit someone and somethings other than ourselves. The benefits that are going on this week are a great way to give back while having some fun. Make sure to check out the Vic Shows going on at the […]

New Addiction: Nate Nelson

I don’t know what it is about Nate Nelson’s voice that seems to draw me into his songs but dammit if I haven’t listened to his record about 10 times in the past week or so. Usually, Nelson just sings over a strummed guitar and lets his voice do all the dynamic work. On the […]

Athens Music News Roundup

Casper and the Cookies just finished shooting some stuff for their next music video (“Sharp!”). You can check out the video to “Little King” here. Lots of familiar faces… The Modern Skirts will be playing a free show on Tuesday at Allgood for Mardi Gras! They say to bring your New Orleans liver… We bid […]