Athens Music News Roundup Jan 2016

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For a band that’s no longer active, Pylon‘s sure been active lately.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, Joe Rowe, and Damon Denton to form the Pylon Reenactment Society. Yes, they do play Pylon songs and yes, they are touring during February. Tour dates here. AND word on the street is that we may have a live Pylon record to look forward to soon…

If you’re a fan of the 33 1/3 book series, you might be interested to know that local awesome dude Walter Biggins will be writing a volume on Bob Mould‘s Workbook with Daniel Couch. You can keep taps on the duo’s progress on their Tumblr page here. (Editor’s note: Walter’s a co-worker of mine at the day job – JS)

The deadline to vote for someone in the Athens Hip Hop Awards is rapidly approaching. Get to clickin’ before January 15th here! The awards themselves will be in March.

Speaking of March, Slingshot will be held March 31st-April 2nd. They’re mum on the big names for now but if it’s anything like last year’s lineup, you’d better set aside the money for it now.

Muuy Biien has joined the Billions roster. Congrats! If you want to see ’em, they’re playing the 40 Watt this Wednesday.

If you want to see the Drive-By Truckers at the Watt in February, Thursday is your only opportunity. All the rest is sold out, folks. Moose out front should’a told ya.

Of course, if you want to see Drive-By before February, maybe look into Peter Buck‘s Todos Santos Music Festival. It is a RIDICULOUS lineup of artists including Death Cab for Cutie, Kevn Kinney, and so many more.

 

Got a show coming up? Need to unload some hot band gossip? Let us know at athensmusicjunkie@gmail.com.

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