Holy cow is there a ton of stuff going on this weekend. Seriously, I'm a bit saddened that I won't be in town for it all but you are here, right?First up, Athens Americana 2011. This thing is getting pretty big. We posted the lineup earlier this week. If I might offer a shortlist of … Continue reading Americana, Twilight, Reptar, Boom!
You need to watch the whole thing to get why the AMJ office broke out in squeals and "Oh my gosh that is so cute"s. These kids all rock, hard, but it takes a lot of drive to keep playing in a town where there really isn't anywhere teens can go for solid concerts. I'm … Continue reading The Kids Are Alright: Athens Band
TONIGHTFlicker TheatreHope for agoldensummerJesse PayneHendershot'sThe HeathensTHURSDAYFlicker TheatreAmericana Kick-OffLittle KingsBetsy Franck and the Barenuckle BandBig C & the RingersKaitlin Jones and the County FairVespolinaMAXCoco RicoEddie the WheelGift HorseLame NameFRIDAY40 WattManrayWizard SmokeMaseratiFarm 255Love TractorOl SmokeyNew Earth Music HallMusic For MaliDj Rich RockJovonniLegit FigurezSN.i.PA SATURDAYGo BarThe Gold PartyAllison WeissGrape SodaMr. FalconLittle KingsAthens AmericanaDetails HereRye BarOld YouSuex EffectMelting PointBeggar … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks
Yes, it's that time of year again when guitar pickers and fiddlers and the like come out of the dusty woodwork and settle like oh so many dewdrops on Athens. I have a great fondness for our particular brand of Americana, seeing as how it provided me with my first writing assignments ever.But you'd be … Continue reading Athens Americana 2011 Starts Tomorrow!
LERA LYNN // HAPPY EVER AFTER from SLOW RECORDS STUDIOS on Vimeo.And this one is no where near as commotion stirring as those other ones, I tell you. That said, I like this one the best. It's just Lera doing what she does best. How do you like it?
Go plant a tree, ride a bike to work, or recycle Around the Sun by using it as a nifty coaster!
Okay guys, here we go with another few short bursts about what's happening here in Athens! Widespread Panic's equipment manager Garrie Vereen's death was officially ruled a suicide. Kurt Wood's Front Porch Record Store is this weekend.Michael Stipe is headed to the White House. (via Blake)ARNOLD BEAN REUNION!UGA's tuition goes up 3%. Sure, it doesn't … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup
TONIGHT40 WattBoys Who Rock For Girls (Girls Rock Camp Benefit)AthensBambaraEureka CaliforniaFree MountainMaximum Busy MuscleDave MartinVinyl StrangersKen McLainWedgeNew Earth Music HallTROGDOR!PANTyRAidRye BarSTS9 After PartyEarphunkSunlight AlchemistsTHURSDAY40 WattMisfortune500BohannonsNutriaFarm255Africa Volunteer Corp ShowThe DecorationsNuclear SpringSleeping FriendsLittle KingsBryan Howard's B-day PartyDJ MahoganyKyshona ArmstrongThe HEAPJubee and the Morning AfterFRIDAY40 WattColour RevoltTwin TigersDead ConfederateCaledoniaChrissakesPowersShannon WrightCineBloodkinLittle KingsThe KnockoutsKite to the MoonSATURDAY40 WattSpirit HairKaitlin Jones … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks
The documentary Athens Burning will be showing at Cine all this week. The movie, which I suppose will be in constant progress until its subject the Georgia Theatre is back on its feet, features a ton of interviews from local musicians and footage from the fire itself.Bloodkin will play after the first showing this Friday … Continue reading Press Release Theatre: Athens Burning at Cine This Week
STS9 or (Sound Tribe Sector 9) is hitting Athens this week if you haven't heard (or don't hang much on jam band sites...). Yeah, they were an Atlanta band until relocating to California but with as much touring as they've done in the area, they still have some pretty significant ties here in town. Not … Continue reading STS9 Wants Cancer to Die