Monthly Archives: January 2016

Monsoon Music Monday

I hope you haven’t been living underneath a rock but if you have, please allow me to introduce you to Monsoon. If you’ve heard of Monsoon, consider this a fawning post because I love this band so much. Essential things to know about the band The members are very young, like barely out of high […]

Oh, hey. A snow day. Sorta

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the South does not handle snow and freezing conditions well. As I’m writing this, the cat is freaking out at the white stuff falling outside. My Yankee friends love to remind me how much snow they’ve gotten this season already and laugh when I say school has been […]

Catching Up on Campus

In an effort to expand my horizons, and by extension, this blog, I’ve begun trying to read the Red & Black, the student newspaper, now and again. I stopped paying attention to it long ago after the paper moved to a digital format during my undergrad days. But, we tend to not pay attention to […]

Locally Bowie

It’s not hard to imagine that someone as influential as David Bowie would have an impact on music in Athens. You can’t swing a guitar around without hitting someone who could pluck out “Space Oddity” or at the very least spout every line from Labyrinth. But our departed Starman had a more than a few […]

Athens Music News Roundup Jan 2016

For a band that’s no longer active, Pylon‘s sure been active lately. Bassist Michael Lachowski just rapped up an art exhibit at the World Famous called “I’m in the Band” featuring black light works and a bass only performance of a few Pylon songs. Singer Vanessa Hay has joined forces with Kay Stanton, Jason NeSmith, […]

On the upcoming year

If you haven’t read Gordon Lamb’s 2016 in Review, then I’d highly recommend taking a gander. Yes, his tongue is lodged firmly in cheek but if you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ll see that he’s calling out some of the behavior we’d really like to sweep under the rug. July’s entry is particularly brutal and […]

Forward Forecast

Since it’s the first real Monday of the month, I thought I’d do something a bit different and let you know of the shows I’m really looking forward to this month. January is always a bit of a mixed bag as far as shows. You can thank the cold (it will be cold, right?) weather […]

Where do you go when you close your eyes

I’m only a few minutes into the new year when I’ve decided I’ve had enough of humanity for the night and I should probably go home before I become what is affectionally known as a “major fucking buzzkill.” My tolerance for the drunken antics of overgrown toddlers has definitely waned over the years, though to […]