Happy Memorial Day

Have a happy and SAFE Memorial Day, guys. We'll be back to the Flagpole Athens Music Awards tomorrow.

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Flagpole Music Awards: Cover Art

THE DEADLINE TO VOTE HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH!Since this is a complete write-in category for the Flagpole Athens Music Awards, I thought I'd take the liberty of gathering a few of my favorite covers from the past year for you. If you're interested in any more that I may not have listed … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Cover Art

Flagpole Music Awards: Solo Performer

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)Sometimes, all you need is yourself. The following nominees have all played with other musicians but its their talents as solo artists that have gotten them noticed this go round. Whether it's too cute pop or smooth and soulful jazz, these guys know how to get your attention. Vote for your faves before FRIDAY.MADELINE … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Solo Performer

Flagpole Music Awards: Best Live Band

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)I cannot stress the importance of live performance. Sure, your band can tweak its sound to hell and back in the studio but if you suck live then....well...maybe you should just be a studio project, okay? The following nominees rock our faces off constantly. Vote for your favorite before FRIDAY!MATT KURZ ONELet me explain … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Best Live Band

Happy Birthday To Us! Again!

Yes, ladies and gentlefolk, today marks the 2nd anniversary of the founding of this here site we call AthensMusicJunkie. And I just thought that the first year of AMJ was crazy! Our second year went places that I think none of us expected but we all enjoyed.Let's talk about some of our R.E.M. adventures. There was the … Continue reading Happy Birthday To Us! Again!

Flagpole Music Awards: Americana

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)To those who are wondering, there is a fine line between Country and Americana. Sometimes those lines get blurred a bit but the following nominees leave no doubt as to where they belong: the top. Check out these guys and vote for your favorite before this FRIDAY.FUTUREBIRDSDrawing a little bit of influence from the … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Americana

Flagpole Music Awards: Country/Southern Rock

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)One of the worst kept secrets in Athens is the thriving Country music scene we've got. There's a small collective of bands that you'll find all playing together on the same bills around town, building each other up and challenging expectations. The nominees for best Country/Southern Rock this year are the cream of the … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Country/Southern Rock