Woah. Is it just me or is it getting a little cooler outside? Man, the summer went by fast.Supercluster has a cool new logo that you can now sport in both t-shirt form and button form. Wavey goodness!R.E.M.'s crowd has been busy during the off-season. Buck and Scott McCaughey's new project, Tired Pony, has been gaining ground … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup
The Humms are one of the many bands that have passed through the Flagpole office on their way to my iPod. Very few make it back into my personal rotation but the Humms are just too damn catchy to ignore.Take a pint of psychedelic guitar, beach rhythm keys and drums, and fuzzed out vocals with … Continue reading New Addiction: The Humms
I'll have to thank the Georgia Theatre twitter feed for this topic. On Tuesday, the feed ran a simple, but profound question: Who should be the first band to play when we re-open?Wowzers. Who indeed? I was curious what bands our readers might suggest so I took it to our Facebook Fanpage. While many suggested … Continue reading Debate: Who Will Open The Georgia Theatre?
Huh. With the Georgia Theatre out of commission and Tasty World gone, it seems like a lot of local places are picking up the slack. I don't think I've ever recommended going to some of these places for music before. Just goes to show how time changes everything.TONIGHTLittle KingsThe Border LionsThe Vinyl StrangersNo Where BarBrad … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks
Congrats to Chris Rasmussen for guessing Jojo's real name and sending in his answer first! The guy wins a plus one to the Modern Skirts show on Friday.Many thanks to everyone who entered. So in honor of Mr. Joesph and his Skirty band, here's two of my favorite keyboard wielding artists. Keyboard Cat and the … Continue reading We Have A Winner…
Been way too long since I've held a contest so here goes! Be the first to send the right answer to email@example.com with the subject line "Modern Skirts" and you'll get those tickets. Here's the question....Everyone loves Jojo. But few fans know his actual name. What is it? Tell us and you'll be seeing Jojo and the … Continue reading Contest: Win Tickets to the Modern Skirts This Friday!
City lights/shine so bright/all over this town....From my vantage point at my current location, I can see most of Athens. In the distance is the airport with all its landings and takeoffs and whatnot. Over there, no, over there a ways is Nuci's. And I figure that big thing right there is Sanford Stadium. Sure, … Continue reading A little random musing…
One of the great parts of the Athens music scene is how connected all these seemingly different bands are. For proof, look no further than their music videos. With all this local talent at your disposal, why not grab some friends and put 'em in your video, right?We'll start off with of Montreal's new video … Continue reading Where’s Waldo? And Michael. And Jojo…
TONIGHT40 Watt3 Foot SwaggerLona (Last Show Ever?!)CaledoniaMarriageNight of the WolfRat BabiesFRIDAYNew Earth Music HallCypressLingoNuci's SpaceBloodkinFive EightRye BarCapsule CorpSATURDAY40 WattPackway Handle BandWhisky GentryCaledoniaBigmouthThe Gold PartyMax CanadaThe BohannonsDJ Z-DogDead ConfederateFuturebirdsMONDAYLast CallThe Athens Music ProjectTUESDAYNo Where BarNathan Sheppard & John KeaneState Botanical GardenGrogusWUOGManray
...you can check out this really cool video sent to us by Paul Butchart.