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A roadtrip to Athens, GA… and other things going on this weekend

Tomorrow morning, before the crack of dawn, I’ll be headed to Atlanta, GA to visit my mom and sister for the weekend (they moved there a few years back, after I had already survived a Delaware childhood). Besides getting to visit with the fams, I am elated that my mom agreed to not only transport […]

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Tuesday's Nana Grizol show is going to {insert hyperbolic statement here like how it's going to be the most amazing thing ever}

I am fairly certain that imaginary keenan and I have created an airtight case to get yourself to the Vera Project on Tuesday {1/19} to see Nana Grizol {exhibits one, two, three, four}, but here are a few more reasons to get you and your posse there: – The last time Nana Grizol were in […]

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"Cool" – Pylon

As we all know, commercial success doesn't necessarily define the greatness of a band. Athens, Georgia has produced some very influential bands, R.E.M. being the most recognized of those. An influence to them, and a major part of that once burgeoning scene, was Pylon. Formed out of the University of Georgia, Randy Bewley and Michael […]

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Athens PopFest 2007: Day 3 with Fishboy, Cars Can Be Blue, Daniel Johnston and more…

Show Date: August 11, 2007

Black Kids were the surprise of the PopFest. And I'm not alone in my Black Kids adulation–everyone in my 8-person group was screaming "I LOVE BLACK KIDS" after their show. They were the opening band on this, the final day of the PopFest and their quick wit banter was disarming and hilarious. Their songs were […]

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Athens PopFest 2007: Day 2 with The American Revolution, The Postmarks, Tullycraft, and more…

Show Date: August 10, 2007

I missed the day shows (Atlanta traffic sucks big time and it took 7 hours to pick up a friend at the airport!), but no mind, the night shows more than made up for it. The evening started with Ideal Free Distribution. They were suped-up indie – flush with loud guitar fills and two band […]

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Athens PopFest 2007: Day 1 with Ted Leo, Velcro Stars and more…

Show Date: August 9, 2007

The Smittens welcomed me to the Athens PopFest with their trademark cute deep vocals and bashful next door lyrics "Be my valentine, I want to make out all the time." Velcro Stars, already pointed out as a band I need to check out soon since they went beyond cute pop to offer a palate cleansing […]

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