Well guys, we're right at the beginning of Athens Slingshot. Hope you're all enjoying it as much as we are. If you're having trouble deciding what to see, maybe give our post from yesterday a peek.There will be a Rock and Roll Celebration for the late Buren Fowler at the 40 Watt on April 5th. … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup!
It's like he's waving goodbye to my tea tray. :(I have been looking forward to this night since R.E.M. announced Collapse Into Now's release date. Every single video snippet, song lyric, and trivial piece of information had been gathered. Finally, it was time for my favorite kind of party. This time I was joined by … Continue reading If I Had Money, Uh: R.E.M. Collapse Release Party
Our buddies over at Slicing Up Eyeballs have a stream of Collapse Into Now available for your listening pleasure. Go HERE for a listen. Or head on over to NPR at 2 p.m. for a live "listening party" type thing. Or just stay hereI'm gonna refrain from fully reviewing the album from these first few … Continue reading Listen To Collapse Into Now
Everytime R.E.M. releases a new album, we have a listening party the night before the US release. Same goes with Collapse Into Now. Check out the lovely press release below for all you need to know. If you're interested in what past events have been like, we've posted about some here on AMJ (Live at … Continue reading Collapse Into Now Listening Party
I love this song. Don't love what that umlaut is doing to everyone's websites, though. Oh R.E.M. and their punctuation... I really wish this had been the single for the US over "Mine Smell Like Honey" but oh well.If you haven't seen the other lyric videos, I'd recommend heading over to REMHQ's Youtube page to … Continue reading Listen to this Now: R.E.M.’s Uberlin
Wow. I got so many emails yesterday about the Glee version of "Losing My Religion" that I thought it'd be a bit fun to show some other versions of it that I've found on the web. Glee's is far from the best and far from the worst I've heard. And you'd better believe there are … Continue reading Best and Worst of Losing My Religion
Note the spike.It was the moment I've been worried about since I first heard that Glee was going to cover "Losing My Religion." "NOOOOOO!!" I cried into the night sky. "How dare they take such an important song and turn it into a trivial pop hit sung by actors in their late 20s pretending to … Continue reading I Thought That I Heard Glee Sing….
...so I'm taking over for a second while she gets a real post together.A few weeks back, our good friend and YouTube extraordinaire Tony sent us this fantastic clip of a bunch of kids doing R.E.M.'s "Stand" dance during a PE class. Now let me tell ya, we never did anything this cool (or ridiculously … Continue reading The Athens Office is Running Late…
(Photo/Jordan Stepp Hooray dayjob.)Yes, some of the links go back to my Flagpole stuff. It's just easier than typing it out twice. *end shameless self-promotion*TAKE OVER WUOG! You wanna DJ? Here's your chance. February 19-21 you can come up to the station and put whatever you want on air (within FCC guidelines). Read a book, … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup
You should've been at the Underneath the Covers show. Devo was AWESOME. Remember, if you want the most up to date news from Athens, Georgia's music scene, follow Blueshades on Twitter or become a Fan of AthensMusicJunkie on Facebook. Pylon revealed a long-lost video for "Beep." Quite a trip back in time. Join the band … Continue reading News Roundup and Shameless Plugs!