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!

News Roundup and Shameless Plugs!

You should've been at the Underneath the Covers show. Devo was AWESOME.  Remember, if you want the most up to date news from Athens, Georgia's music scene, follow Blueshades on Twitter or become a Fan of AthensMusicJunkie on Facebook. Pylon revealed a long-lost video for "Beep." Quite a trip back in time. Join the band … Continue reading News Roundup and Shameless Plugs!

This Week in Athens

Well, with the annual Georgia/Florida game, Fall Break, and Halloween all hitting this weekend, it may prove to be a surprisingly student-free weekend. No worries though. When the students go away, the Athenians come out to play. Halloween's always an insane holiday here and I'm glad to finally have a costume!Lots of friends of the … Continue reading This Week in Athens

Music 101: Sign Up Now

Well, it's no secret that I'm a fan of the UGA Music Business program, having been through it, present Bruce Burch with an award for it, and received a lot of opportunities from it. Considering how much time I've spent with the program, I haven't really talked much about it. Guess I've been trying to … Continue reading Music 101: Sign Up Now

Vacation All I Ever Wanted..

So I'm not currently in Athens at the moment. While this does afford me a rare opportunity to sleep, it also presents a few challenges. Like Internet connection. And current material. Thank goodness for my buddies back in Athenstown who've been calling me and keeping me up to date.On the Modern Skirts front, we've got … Continue reading Vacation All I Ever Wanted..

CD Review: Chris McKay and the Critical Darlings

(Scott Bullock / http://www.penumbrastudios.net)- artworkThe Critical Darlings' newest album sold out so fast that it was gone before it was officially released. Yup, no hard copies left in sight. A quick word about the artwork as per usual. While it's not the surreal flying fish thing from the last record, the lady in the water … Continue reading CD Review: Chris McKay and the Critical Darlings