Athens Music News Roundup: October


R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will be performing his concerto for violin, rock band, and string orchestra at the Performing Arts Center on the 24th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $67-$77. You can read more about it from the AJC here.

It’s almost time for WUOG‘s annual “Birth-o’ween” celebration and the station is looking for submissions for the visual art exhibit portion. Our beloved 90.5 FM turns 44 this year.

Calling for submissions of all medium, although if it involves technology, you are expected to bring all equipment. Seeking art with the theme of community, longevity, strangers, shared past, and of course music/ radio can be a theme (these themes are not exclusive, rather jumping points.) Preliminary submissions due exclusively to by Oct. 10 at 5PM. Questions/concerns can be addressed through the same email. We will need your art for the night of Oct. 22nd. Maximum of 5 submissions per artist. Not all work subject to approval.

Muuy Biien‘s latest album Age of Uncertainty comes out on October 28th but the band has been releasing tracks to the music media for a few months now. You can hear “Bitter Blessings” via SPIN now. The boys will be back in town November 2nd at the Georgia Theatre along with former Athens outfit Bambara and Atlantans Hello Ocho.

Hm? What’s this? News from pacificUV?

Our old buddy Shil Patel has left Team Clermont and created Tiger Bomb Promo.

You can now get the Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ documentary here. I haven’t seen it yet but it’s on my list.

Kishi Bashi‘s on the cover of the newest issue of Performer Magazine. Come back on Wednesday for a review of Sonderlust.

There’s a fantastic interview with former Athenian Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers on the Bitter Southerner. I have mixed feelings about his leaving town…

You didn’t hear it from us but some incredibly dedicated R.E.M. fans put together an incredible video archive…

And last but not least, here’s a write up of the Elephant 6 from Stereogum.


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