Your Guide to AthFest 6/20-6/22

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 […]

What’s Up Thursday?

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 […]

5GB With Heartless Bastards; Playing 40 Watt, Friday May 18th

  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 […]

5GB With Reptar; Playing The Goat Farm, May 2nd & The 40 Watt May 4th

  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 […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Grouplove, Duran Duran, Judi Chicago and More!

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, […]

15th Annual AthFest Runs June 22-26

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 […]

Live Review: Joanna Newsom at The 40 Watt, November 18

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 […]

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