Friday Flashback

I've been doing a lot of research lately for a huge project. Naturally, this means dicking around in archives. The Digital Library of Georgia recently digitized all of Flagpole's back issues meaning that a) I can finally recover some of my old clips and b) we get to see just how "hip" everyone thought themselves … Continue reading Friday Flashback

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Flagpole Music Awards: Band/Performer of the Year

Well, it's the last category in the Flagpole ballot and, what the...? It's BLANK. Yes, ladies and gents, no prompting from the judges this time. You've got to write in your own Band of the Year. What's a music junkie to do? Well, there's several ways of determining who is worthy of the Band of the … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Band/Performer of the Year

Flagpole Music Awards: Upstart of the Year

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)Athens is a wellspring of talent, you know that already, but every year there are a handful of new acts that pop up that Flagpole deems worthy enough to highlight as an Upstart. Even fewer get to be nominated for Upstart of the Year. The following nominees are acts that you should keep your … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Upstart of the Year

Flagpole Music Awards: Solo Performer

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)Sometimes, all you need is yourself. The following nominees have all played with other musicians but its their talents as solo artists that have gotten them noticed this go round. Whether it's too cute pop or smooth and soulful jazz, these guys know how to get your attention. Vote for your faves before FRIDAY.MADELINE … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Solo Performer

Flagpole Music Awards: Best Live Band

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)I cannot stress the importance of live performance. Sure, your band can tweak its sound to hell and back in the studio but if you suck live then....well...maybe you should just be a studio project, okay? The following nominees rock our faces off constantly. Vote for your favorite before FRIDAY!MATT KURZ ONELet me explain … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Best Live Band

Flagpole Music Awards: Americana

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)To those who are wondering, there is a fine line between Country and Americana. Sometimes those lines get blurred a bit but the following nominees leave no doubt as to where they belong: the top. Check out these guys and vote for your favorite before this FRIDAY.FUTUREBIRDSDrawing a little bit of influence from the … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Americana

Flagpole Music Awards: Country/Southern Rock

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)One of the worst kept secrets in Athens is the thriving Country music scene we've got. There's a small collective of bands that you'll find all playing together on the same bills around town, building each other up and challenging expectations. The nominees for best Country/Southern Rock this year are the cream of the … Continue reading Flagpole Music Awards: Country/Southern Rock