Today's topic of conversation comes courtesy of Gordon Lamb's Threats and Promises column this week in Flagpole. (Image from this site, along with a pretty good list of indie Indian references.)So Gordon's working on an article about the growing popularity of Native American costume at indie rock shows. Fans and bands alike will come out … Continue reading DEBATE: Indie Hipster Headress Party?
I'll have to thank the Georgia Theatre twitter feed for this topic. On Tuesday, the feed ran a simple, but profound question: Who should be the first band to play when we re-open?Wowzers. Who indeed? I was curious what bands our readers might suggest so I took it to our Facebook Fanpage. While many suggested … Continue reading Debate: Who Will Open The Georgia Theatre?
A reader named Robb sent me this scanned image of the back of an old Flagpole he had in storage and managed to scan, albeit in two parts. According to his email, this was the last SuperJam held, mainly because most of those bands managed to move to much bigger venues than the Theatre within … Continue reading Debate: Has the Scene Gone South?
picture by Josh SchultzThis debate question comes straight from Daniel via email. He reckons that a message board would get some more conversation going about different bands and venues around town. You could start and comment on threads, giving you more say so than just the comments section here and on Flagpole. So would it … Continue reading Debate: Athens Music Messge Board
It seems like every year there's a story about how the R.E.M. steeple or Murmur Trestle is a)falling apart (they both are) b) in danger (they both are) or c)causing problems (again, both are). So it really came as no surprise to hear that there another story being written about a treasured icon facing extinction. … Continue reading The Trestle Mess
It's the cult classic movie filmed in the mid-eighties that has led tons of people to Athens in pursuit of music, fame, and the right to drink beer and create stickpiles while in their pajamas. Athens, Ga.: Inside/Out caused quite a stir when being filmed and after it was released. Some hailed it as the … Continue reading Debate: "Inside, Out" Fact or Fiction?
One of the perks of being surrounded by such a colorful collection of friends is the incredible debates we often engage in while waiting for a band to come onstage. They range from the mundane (Pepsi/Coke) to the profound (What is Happiness?). One of my favorite debates of all time took place in the back … Continue reading Debate: Are the B-52s an Athens band?