Monthly Archives: January 2011

Live Review: Odd Trio at Hendershot’s

by Alex Tank A Thursday night at Hendershot’s is an unassuming span, but this night was handily commanded by the Odd Trio, made up of Marc Gilley, saxophonist (of Athens’ funk outfit The HEAP); Todd Mueller, drummer/percussionist; and Brian Smith, guitarist/bassist (of The Georgia Guitar Quartet). The three joyously trotted along through original jazz fusion […]

Athens Music News Roundup

First up: Grammy Nominated Local Producer John Keane has a blog written by his lovely wife Jo chronicling their adventures as they get ready for the upcoming Grammy awards. It’s a great read so click here to find out more. Ever debated the greatness of the B-52s first albums with your significant other? The Onion […]

Collapse Into Now Listening Party

Everytime R.E.M. releases a new album, we have a listening party the night before the US release. Same goes with Collapse Into Now. Check out the lovely press release below for all you need to know. If you’re interested in what past events have been like, we’ve posted about some here on AMJ (Live at […]

Weekly Show Picks

TONIGHT Go Bar Damian Churchwell and the Omens Greenland is Melting The Melting Point Efren Matrimony THURSDAY 40 Watt Leaving Araby The Less Go Bar The K-macks Rye Bar Plott Sapphire Rebellion FRIDAY Farm 255 Hey Brother Natalie Riccio Monahan Little Kings The Knockouts Klezmer Local 42 Hendershot’s Homegrown Revival SATURDAY Caledonia Baxendale Guitar The […]

Listen to this Now: R.E.M.’s Uberlin

I love this song. Don’t love what that umlaut is doing to everyone’s websites, though. Oh R.E.M. and their punctuation… I really wish this had been the single for the US over “Mine Smell Like Honey” but oh well.If you haven’t seen the other lyric videos, I’d recommend heading over to REMHQ’s Youtube page to […]

Pylon and Painting

After couch/apartment surfing for 8 months, I’ve finally found a place to live for good. Naturally, with any new place comes the workload of cleaning and decorating and general mayhem. As I type now, I can see all the lovely splatters of paint still on my hands from yesterday (blue and white if you must […]

What Constitutes "Athens Music"?

A while back I posted about the Legend of Zelda musical that some UGA students were staging. I was wondering if I “could” post the announcement since it was so different than what we normally talk about here. Usually, AMJ doesn’t get into the theatre/orchestra areas of Athens. Yes, it’s a shame and yes, we’re […]

New Addiction: Monahan

Sometimes you want to bypass all the experimental rock bands in Athens and get something that hits a lot closer to home. Enter Monahan. If you’re looking to fill the heartfelt pop-rock void the Modern Skirts just left, Monahan can do you one better: he actually means it. Ryan Monahan has a strong group of […]

Weekly Show Picks

TONIGHT 283 Bar Pastor of Muppets Hendershot’s  Mary Sigalas Farm 255 Dial Indicators THURSDAY 40 Watt The Athens Band Bombs, Bombs, Bombs Dr. Squid Caledonia Adam Klein and Friends Thayer Sarrano Sailor and Ship Rye Bar Connected Houses Tastes Like Good Thieves Market FRIDAY 40 Watt Georgia Theatre Presents Dead Confederate Bambara Kuroma Ruby Kendrick […]

CD Review: Yo Soybean

Those sunny sounding folk-popsters Yo Soybean have finally let loose their album Manifest Blasphemy and, boy, was it worth the wait, however short it may have been. Listeners familiar with the band will notice a lot of energy transferred over from their live show to the record, a difficult feat for any band, much less […]