Athens Music News Roundup

The Avett Brothers will be playing the Classic Center March 29th! Thanks to the efforts of the UGA Music Business Program, the band known for "I and Love and You" will return to Athens to play a show benefiting the Georgia Theatre rebuild. ATHFEST is taking submissions for the annual compilation. To be on the … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup



Hopefully, you've gotten to hear some of the Drive-By Trucker's The Big To Do by now. And more importantly, you've heard "After the Scene Dies.""If we don't support this, we could lose this," says Hood.Sadly, not every band is going to make it big. Not everyone is going to be able to quit their dayjobs and … Continue reading DBT on ATH

40 Nights of Rock and Roll

It's only day four of forty and the guys are already getting into fights with poorly placed furniture. A stream of cursing is coming across the line of my conference call with Scott Sloan and Steve LaBate, the two slightly crazed souls who are on a trip of epic rock proportions. The sleep deprived gentlemen … Continue reading 40 Nights of Rock and Roll

Athens Music News Roundup: Record Release Edition (Updated)

(Stunning sketch by natrenee on deviantART)Holy cow guys, there are a LOT of albums coming out of Athens this year. Seriously, it's gonna be hell trying to figure out the Flagpole awards next year. So hang on to your B-sides baby cause here we go.Starting off in R.E.M. land, Michael Stipe has donated a sculpture … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup: Record Release Edition (Updated)

Athens Music News Roundup

(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

Athens Music News OVERLOAD

Photo/Daniel Peiken AthensRockShow.comHOLY CRAP! There's always a lot going on in Athens but our bands have been making some racket out there lately in the national press. First up, Athens has been named one of America's best college towns by MSN Travel. You might remember the cool photo taken by our very own Chris McKay … Continue reading Athens Music News OVERLOAD

The Epicness that is the Coming Soon List at the 40 Watt

The 40 Watt, besides being my favorite venue in all of Athens, is also the favorite venue of many of my friends. Why? Because of lineups like what's coming up in the next 50 or so days to Athens.Like Dead Confederate and Manchester Orchestra on December 16th.Or Of Montreal's two night stand on the 30th … Continue reading The Epicness that is the Coming Soon List at the 40 Watt