R.E.M. Back in the "Studio"

So R.E.M. is back to recording their follow-up to 2008's Accelerate. The guys are camped out somewhere in the Louisiana region but maybe not in an actual studio (random guessing here..) The likelihood that we'll see a release in 2010 is pretty much gone but here's hoping for first quarter of 2011!Not many news leaks … Continue reading R.E.M. Back in the "Studio"

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New Addiction: Nathan Sheppard

(Photo/Ziona Kocher)I was sitting here at the desk listening to some of the recordings from the R.E.M. 30 event and I was struck by Sheppard's vocal abilities. "He sounds just like Stipe here....wow..." The harmonies that he and John Keane created during "Swan Swan H" remain firmly in the top 3 performances of the night. … Continue reading New Addiction: Nathan Sheppard

Weekly Show Picks

End of the semester is getting closer and closer. Take a break from studying (or from the students!) and check out the great special stuff going on in Athens this week.WEDNESDAYCaledoniaWUOG Spring ThingHam 1SoapbarThieves and PastorsSquare OneKinky WaikikiTHURSDAYFlickerMan Gave Names to All the AnimalsJonathan BrillEfrenLefty HathawayHunter SmithTodd WhiteMax CanadaRank'em Top of the ChartsBubbly Mommy GunChris … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks

Twilight is Upon Us

OH MY GOD SPARKLY VAMPIRES!!!Just kidding. I don't think Athens would stand for that kind of Twilight. No, this kind is much cooler and has actual value. It's a bike race, not a book/movie/abberationofmankind.  Come to think of it, Twilight is not even just a bike race anymore..Twilight is, in a word, awesome. People flood the … Continue reading Twilight is Upon Us

Weekly Show Picks

This week some of the "friends of the blog" are playing! Be sure to check out Tunabunny, who once hung out with Jordan at WUOG! There's also Witness the Apotheosis, lead by a Music Business alum.TONIGHTCaledonia LoungeGrape SodaThe StyrenesTunabunnyThe Melting PointZosoNew Earth Music HallAutumnAtticsBlack Belt PatriotsFutureTHURSDAYFlicker Theatre & BarJumpin' Jesus ChristersTango/Murder Ballad ExperimentGo BarThe Extraordinary … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks