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 … Continue reading R.E.M. Turns 30! Party in Athens!

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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 … Continue reading All I Really Need To Know, I Learned From Pylon

Weekly Show Picks

Eclectic weather and eclectic music: the best combination for this week.TODAYRye BarTreedomNew Earth Music HallClay Leverett and FriendsGreg ReeceTHURSDAY40 Watt ClubThe Bearfoot HookersBo BedingfieldLonaHotel IndigoWilmaFarm 255Little FrancisFRIDAY40 Watt ClubHaiti BenefitHenry BarbeCasper & the CookiesNatalie HinkleNative KidQuiet HoovesClub ChromeTerratonicUGA Ramsey Concert HallDamon DentonTasy World UptownThe Bobby Compton BandSATURDAYCaledonia LoungeChrissakesLamb HandlerMatt Kurtz OneShallow PalaceFlicker Theatre & BarBesides … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks

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") we attribute … Continue reading B Thankful

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 Carnes8:45 p.m.  John Keane and Nathan Sheppard9:15 p.m. Dave Barbe … Continue reading Take Comfort in Your Friends

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 farewell to … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup