Athens Music News Roundup

Shiny! Ooo a shiny!

John Keane has been nominated for a Grammy for his work on Widespread Panic‘s Dirty Side Down. The official category is Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. If memory serves, this is Widespread’s first Grammy nod. Congrats to all and best of luck!

If you’re looking for more info on R.E.M.‘s latest, check out Q Magazine.

Dead Confederate was robbed in Atlanta and had to cancel some dates with Minus the Bear. No one got hurt, thankfully.

Congrats to Athfest/Flagpole founder Jared Bailey on his successful bid for the District 5 Commission seat.

Rye Bar was on Jeopardy. Wowzers.

More on the seemingly never ending quest to get the GA Music Hall of Fame to Athens. Did I mention I’d like to work there if we got it? Cause I would. (end shameless plug)

Downtown Athens sure was pretty last night. The parade was awesome, as always.

Last but not least, submit your FAVORITE LOCAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR to athensmusicjunkie@gmail.com. We want our end of the year list to be as awesome as possible. Thanks!

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