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)

First of the Year Athens Round Up

First up, according to their Twitter feed, the Modern Skirts are currently mixing their follow up to All of Us in Our Night. It has yet to be discovered which tracks will be included on the new record but "D.U.I." and "Bridges and Overpasses" have been played a lot live so maybe those songs will … Continue reading First of the Year Athens Round Up

Minus 5, Baseball Project, Steve Wynn I.V. at the 40 Watt

Steve Wynn (Photo/Jordan Stepp)Almost every great story I've heard about the best days of Athens music begin with the phrase "You see, there was this time when Peter Buck..." The storyteller would then recount some wild or profound experience that always involved a lot of beer and sometimes a person getting thrown off a porch … Continue reading Minus 5, Baseball Project, Steve Wynn I.V. at the 40 Watt

Ten Reasons Someone Should Send Me To NYC

Well, it's obvious that I am a huge R.E.M. fan. Anyone who has read the blog or knows me at all is well aware of that fact. I am also a journalist. I ask questions, find answers, speculate and report. So when I found out that there was going to be an R.E.M. tribute in … Continue reading Ten Reasons Someone Should Send Me To NYC

Happy Birthday Michael Stipe!

Athens' most well known scarf/hat enthusiast, I mean, singer/lyricist, turns 49 today. Kinda hard to underestimate the tremendous impact that Mr. Stipe has had on the music landscape in his career. Not to mention his work in politics, art, and general coolness.If anyone sees him out and about, wish him well from all of us … Continue reading Happy Birthday Michael Stipe!