In An Aeroplane On Avery Island

Rejoice all ye Neutral Milk Hotel fans! Your prayers to St. Mangum have been answered! Your pleas for an audiophile copy of the beloved On Avery Island and In An Aeroplane Over the Sea have been heard by Merge Records. Verily, I beseech you dear brothers and sisters of the Elephant Six, at least cast … Continue reading In An Aeroplane On Avery Island

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..

Dispatches from Athfest, Day 3, Saturday

My first ever, honest to god, media pass. Shiny!I woke up with my leg catacorner to the rest of my body and my earbuds threatening to strangle me. I had thought that Thursday/Friday night was bad. Oh ho ho was I ever wrong. The running back and forth all night had taken its toll on … Continue reading Dispatches from Athfest, Day 3, Saturday

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

Get Outta Town: Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 in ATL

ALL PHOTOS BY SOFIA PEREAAs I anxiously paced the floor of my room, wondering when my ride would arrive, I listened to my vinyl copy of Robyn Hitchcock's Ole! Tarantula. I blame my boss for getting me hooked and JJ for letting me buy it. I've played around with Hitchcock's music before but it took … Continue reading Get Outta Town: Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 in ATL