RANT: The “Melting Pot”

That thudding sound you're hearing is my head violently slamming against my desk for the fifth or sixth time today. Why am I so hellbent on hurting myself, you ask? Because promoters. Specifically, promoters who can't be bothered to do the job they get paid to do. Look, I've been on both sides of the … Continue reading RANT: The “Melting Pot”

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Weekly Show Picks

Tonight, December 5thAvid BookstoreKillickHendershot'sLittle Country GiantsRusty BelleMelting PointThe Warm FuzziesWhat Made Milwaukee Famous40 WattNew Sound of NumbersJacob MorrisHelen ScottThursday, December 6th 40 WattNew West Records/Normaltown Records X-Mas PartyGrandfather ChildThe MastersonsKalen NashLily Hiatt & The Dropped PoniesCaledonia LoungeCottonmouthk i d sShana FalanaYoung BenjaminFarm 255Kill Kill BuffaloDylarFriday, December 7thGeorgia TheatreJerry DouglasHigh Strung String BandTerrapin Beer Co.Emily McCannon … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks

Weekly Show Picks

Tonight, December 5thAvid BookstoreKillickHendershot'sLittle Country GiantsRusty BelleMelting PointThe Warm FuzziesWhat Made Milwaukee Famous40 WattNew Sound of NumbersJacob MorrisHelen ScottThursday, December 6th 40 WattNew West Records/Normaltown Records X-Mas PartyGrandfather ChildThe MastersonsKalen NashLily Hiatt & The Dropped PoniesCaledonia LoungeCottonmouthk i d sShana FalanaYoung BenjaminFarm 255Kill Kill BuffaloDylarFriday, December 7thGeorgia TheatreJerry DouglasHigh Strung String BandTerrapin Beer Co.Emily McCannon … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks

Weekly Show Picks Sept 7 – Sept 13

 TONIGHTFarm 255Timmy TumbleRoyal BathsTunabunnyFlickerThe HEAPMelting PointSongwriters in the RoundKen Will MortonRedneck GreeseEfrenHolly BelleTHURSDAYCaledoniaGrape SodaEmperor XFront BottomsGeorgia TheatreBright EyesFirst AidLittle KingsAntlered Aunt LordGreen Gerry Los MeesfitsTaterZandraZandraMaxKite to the MoonThe WoodgrainsFRIDAYCaledoniaDesariosOcean is TheorySantahSlowriterFlickerRomanenko (reunited)Panic ManorNew EarthGuzikHot BreathLazer/WulfSATURDAY40 WattMute MathGeorgia TheatreFuzzy Sprouts (reunited)HayrideOffice LoungeThe Vinyl StrangersMONDAYMelting PointThe HootHendershotsOpen Mic with Kyshona ArmstrongTUESDAYLittle KingsClay Leverett and FriendsGo BarSongwriter InvasionFlickerBetween … Continue reading Weekly Show Picks Sept 7 – Sept 13

R.E.M. Turns 30! Party in Athens!

It's been almost thirty years since R.E.M. made their debut at a party in an old abandoned church in Athens. Thirty years of rule-bending, tour-grinding, record-smashing, heart-breaking, death-defying, breath-taking music that has been the soundtrack to our lives. We've laughed, we've cried, and it's far from over still! So in celebration of the four guys … Continue reading R.E.M. Turns 30! Party in Athens!

The Warm Fuzzies at the Melting Point

BY SOFIA PEREAThe Warm Fuzzies are crashing into the Athens music scene with unexpected force. I’ll admit that I had never heard of them before Wednesday night’s concert at the Melting Point, but apparently I’m the only one. They currently stand as one of the top three contenders for Flagpole’s Upstart of the Year Award, … Continue reading The Warm Fuzzies at the Melting Point

30 Years of Normaltown Flyers

(Photo/Jordan Stepp)When I was offered the chance to help Wes Delk at the Normaltown Flyer's 30th anniversary show, I jumped right at it. The Flyers have been an integral part of the Athens music scene since before the beginning. These are the kinds of things I had read about in "Party Out of Bounds," old … Continue reading 30 Years of Normaltown Flyers

Cover Charge

This weekend was my boss's wedding so the celebrating and festivities went on all Saturday. There was a party before, the actual wedding, the reception, and then the party after the reception. Since I haven't been working here all that long, I went to the after-reception party at the Melting Point.Parties are kinda awkward for … Continue reading Cover Charge

PYLON @ Melting Point, September 5, 2008

Photo by Mike White @ deadlydesigns.comWhen I heard that Pylon was playing the Melting Point in Athens, I was a little worried. The Melting Point is a more intimate kind of venue, best suited to the awesome country/bluegrass/western genres since it's a sit down type of place with a great menu and several tables on … Continue reading PYLON @ Melting Point, September 5, 2008