Athens Music News Roundup

The Avett Brothers will be playing the Classic Center March 29th! Thanks to the efforts of the UGA Music Business Program, the band known for "I and Love and You" will return to Athens to play a show benefiting the Georgia Theatre rebuild. ATHFEST is taking submissions for the annual compilation. To be on the … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup

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Splendid: The Vic Shows

"He was the sweetest asshole I've ever known."The crowd laughed in agreement at the understatement. As I stood with my back propped up against the merch table, I couldn't help but shake my head and smile. Vanessa's words rang so true. Vic was a glorious bastard, our strange genius. What a life...So in honor of … Continue reading Splendid: The Vic Shows

Take Comfort in Your Friends

There are no words...(Info Stolen from Flagpole)Doors open at 8 p.m. each night. In addition to the live music listed below, there will be a slideshow of Vic Chesnutt photographs in the game room of the 40 Watt Club. Friday, Feb. 19 8:30 p.m. Jill Carnes8:45 p.m.  John Keane and Nathan Sheppard9:15 p.m. Dave Barbe … Continue reading Take Comfort in Your Friends

Vic Chesnutt in Coma (UPDATES)

(Photo/Mike White Deadlydesigns.com)Legendary Athens songwriter Vic Chesnutt is in a coma according to reports stemming from Kristen Hersh's forum. The songwriter had apparently taken a large number of muscle relaxants about two days ago but wasn't found until 12 hours later. There is some concern about brain damage that may have occurred due to the … Continue reading Vic Chesnutt in Coma (UPDATES)

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!

Sweet November Rain

  (Photo/Ziona Kocher)  I can be honest and answer plainly. Since November, it's been raining. It's raining in Athens.- Azure RayI've been watching the maple leaves outside my window change ever so slowly from a bright green to yellow to a now deep red. The constant downpours of the past month have taken their toll … Continue reading Sweet November Rain

Fire & Ice

Since I'm still completely beat from yesterday's adventures (maybe to appear here later) I'm just going to highlight this EPIC team-up I came across while researching. Widespread Panic. Vic Chesnutt. One's fire. The other's ice. Either way, this song burns so good.

Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power at the 40 Watt

Man, I was not in the greatest shape to be at this show. I've been battling this strain of ick that's been floating around Athens for the last week or so. I spent most of Friday in the bed (missing Strawberry Flats dammit!) but I was determined to rock! So I took some Tylenol, wrote … Continue reading Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power at the 40 Watt

The Epicness that is the Coming Soon List at the 40 Watt

The 40 Watt, besides being my favorite venue in all of Athens, is also the favorite venue of many of my friends. Why? Because of lineups like what's coming up in the next 50 or so days to Athens.Like Dead Confederate and Manchester Orchestra on December 16th.Or Of Montreal's two night stand on the 30th … Continue reading The Epicness that is the Coming Soon List at the 40 Watt