AthFest 2014 It’s that time of year again and for those of you who have never experienced AthFest..here are 3 reasons why it is a must: 1. The outdoor stages and Artist Market are free to the general public so what’s to lose?! 2. It is for a good cause. AthFest, Inc., a non-profit organization, supports local music and […]
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Well thank the stars above that this week is almost over!!! I’m not sure about you, but this week has been dragging! Let the fin begin with some our picks for this fine Thursday eve.. -As a little punk rock girl, I would definitely be on my way to Athens tonight to see Clutch and […]
What’s the first gig you ever attended? Clutch: Back in ’88 I went down to the old 9:30 club in Washington D.C. with my older brother to see Circle Jerks. The show was sold out but we hung around the ticket office for a little while anyways because you could hear the music pretty well […]
I first saw the Heartless Bastards at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, and was immediately hooked at how such an unassuming looking trio could command such presence on stage. Ohio garage-rockers, the Heartless Bastards often get compared to fellow Ohioans, The Black Keys, but I was definitely getting a Sonic Youth sort of flavor…Needless to […]
PHOTOS By Ken Lackner Full gallery after the jump.
NME Magazine named Athen’s based indie rockers, Reptar, one of the most buzzed about bands this year at SWSX. Their latest album Body Faucet was just released ( on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/body-faucet/id514323158) and frontman Graham Ulicny joined us for our 5GB series before their upcoming shows at The Goat Farm & 40 Watt. What’s the first gig you […]
You guys really are spoiled for choice this weekend. The city’s hip older sibling is hosting a little shindig with some college rock legends, while the still-cool but much-older uncle spoils ale lovers rotten with a sold-out craft beer extravaganza. And between all that, there’s a ton of kick-ass rock shows to boot. Choose wisely, […]
By Eileen Tilson It’s that time of year again! June 22 though 26, the 15th annual AthFest will be held in downtown Athens. Known as “one of the country’s great indie music festivals,” headlining artists this year will include Futurebirds, Centro-Matic , Guadacanal Diary, Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, Kevin Kinney Band, Nappy Roots, Col. Bruce Hampton […]
By Al Kaufman The reasons to worship at the Church of Neko are many: It could be that fiery red hair. It could be her uninhibited desire to make and be around art. It could be her love for the environment that often comes out in her songs. How about the fact that she made […]
By Dan Adams It would be fair to wonder if a band like Jimmy Eat World, who has been making music for more than a decade, would have lost a proverbial “beat” in their live performance. It was in fact just the opposite when skinnier, younger-looking frontman Jimmy Adkins walked on the stage at 40 […]
By Micah McLain Drive-By Truckers’ three-night stand at the 40 Watt has become a near annual event, as the band opens the tour for each new album in their adopted hometown of Athens. The opening dates of the “Go Go Boots Tour 2011” were no different as Friday night found the band in front of […]
By David Courtright Over the course of Joanna Newsom’s short but impactful career, critics have clamored to define her, to harness the wild strands of her style and composition into separable, ornate distinctions. Her early work borders on unlistenable, depending on what kind of ears you have. As her career has progressed, her work has […]
AMG Weekend Picks: Jason Isbell, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Jeff Daniels, Judi Chicago and More!
Boo! Hope I didn’t scare you – but it’s already that time again. That’s right – despite the balmy weather outside, it’s Halloween! We have our own spooky recommendations over HERE, but here’s a round-up for the whole weekend, scary or not.
Looks like the temperatures are coming down just a tiny bit, which means this weekend will be much more bearable and you should be getting out to even more shows now that there’s less fear of melting into the pavement. So we’ve got a nice little selection of outdoor gigs, as well as some great […]