Monthly Archives: September 2011

Coquette, Cassette

I used to spend hours trying to get those damn cassette tapes fixed, sticking some sort of pencil or scissors into the holes and winding and winding and winding… Heaven forbid if the tape player actually “ate” the tape! Mind you, it was an easy enough fix with enough patience and some clear tape but […]

The Power of Music: Emotional Bag Check

There’s this great little site I stumbled across a while back called Emotional Bag Check. It’s a nifty little place where you can “check your emotional baggage” by way of writing about your problem in a small space on the site. Then enter your email and someone will send you a song that they think […]

Weekly Show Picks

TONIGHT Go Bar Suspect Raptor The Skipperdees Ghost Lights Locos Grill Normaltown Flyers THURSDAY 40 Watt Chris McKay and the Critical Darlings Tealvox Lowdive Caledonia White Violet Mitchell Thunderbolt Joel Hamilton Melting Point Free Mountain Ice Cream Man Save Grand Canyon Dan Wentworth FRIDAY 40 Watt Ruby Kendrick Lera Lynn Shovels and Rope Little Kings […]

R.E.M. Roundup

I was saving that title for my book, dammit! j/k R.E.M. will release a career retrospective album called Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage on November 15th. It contains 40 songs including three new tracks recorded this summer in Athens: “A Month of Saturdays,” “Hallelujah,” and “We All Go Back to Where We […]

WUOG Carnival of Sorts

What? Too soon to use an R.E.M. song as a headline? But it fits sooo well! Anywho, WUOG is throwing a carnival this weekend in conjunction with the fine folks over at the UGA Music Business Program. I’ve been assured that there will be face painting, a kissing booth (!), bubbles, juggling, and all sorts […]

Thank You R.E.M.

My first, and only, REM show. ATL 2008 “I wouldn’t be in Athens if it weren’t for R.E.M.” It’s a common refrain you’ll hear over and over in the coming days as the town tries to digest the news that our favorite sons have decided to retire. And it’s true for a lot of us. […]

It Happened Today

 FROM REMHQ “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our […]

Press Release Theatre: Rewired Gear Sale for Nuci’s

  Nu├ži’s Space will be selling TONS of used music gear on Saturday, September 24 at the OK Coffee seating area on the corner of College Ave and Clayton St from noon-4 pm. We have a dozen electric guitars and basses, lots of amps, keys, effects processors, drums and drum accessories. Come see us, we […]

Hunk of Burning Love

I’d recommend you read the Red and Black recap of last night’s show at the Melting Point. It’ll give you the basic gist of what went on. But as for myself, I was repeatedly blown away by the sheer magnitude of the event. It was a wonderful evening full of music and friends and awkward […]

Thank God It’s the Weekend