Athens Music News Roundup

First up, Nuci’s Space is back in the news again as justices begin to deliberate the complicated case. The results of the case will have serious consequences for other non-profits, so we’ll be watching this one closely.

R.E.M. were presented with the 2010 Phinizy Spalding Preservation Award on Monday night. Mike and Bill were on hand at the ceremony. The band’s contributions to historic preservation in Athens are incredibly extensive but often kept under wraps. Nice to see them getting recognized for their work. Congrats guys!

ATHFEST is right around the corner and that means we’re asking for your help in covering this thing. If you feel like writing up a great show you saw, sending pictures or video, or just giving advice, email us at Also, we’re trying this year to get Athfest to trend on Twitter. So tag everything with #athfest!

HOLY COW AT POPFEST. Droolworthy line up warning.

Venice is Sinking is the featured artist on Paste’s VIP thingy this month! Completely random sidenote, my newly adopted kittens purr when I put on the new disc. Little fuzzballs have great taste.

Widespread Panic guitar up for auction! Benefiting GoArts! Info here!

And finally, a non-Athens note. One of my favorite producers, Daniel Lanois, was in a serious motorcycle accident recently. Not a great month for U2… Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny and his family. Get well soon!

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