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How Athens, Georgia Became a Mecca of Music and Alt Culture

20 days ago by Bob Ruggiero
In high school, most World History classes teach that Athens, Greece was the epicenter of culture back in the day when there was a lot of sculpture chiseling going on and Harry Hamlin was trying to kill Medusa. But in Music History class, its unlikely namesake of Athens, Georgia held...
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Exclusive Video Premiere: Easter Island’s “Sea Change”

4 months ago by Jef Rouner
As one of the hardest and most bizarre years in a generation limps slowly to a close under a dreary, cold rain, Athens, Georgia band Easter Island finds its members scattered to the winds with no stage to bring their music to an audience. Keyboardist Asher Payne landed himself in...
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Spring Break Dilemma: South Padre Or Athens, Texas?

11 years ago by Richard Connelly
Kids, if you're looking for a change from the Spring Break crowds at Corpus, South Padre or even Galveston, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has an offer for you: Athens!!No, not Athens, Greece. Not even Athens, Georgia, home to UGA and REM wanna-bes.Athens, Texas, baby. In the misty, isolated ...
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Last Night: The Drive-By Truckers at the Heights Theater

1 year ago by Bob Ruggiero
An Evening with the Drive-By Truckers November 14, 2019 Heights Theater As Matthew Keever pointed out in his review of the recent Black Keys show, a good chunk of the near capacity audience at the cavernous Toyota Center likely was familiar with just the band’s radio (er…streaming) hits. The complete...
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Barnstorming Georgia Trio The Whigs

13 years ago by Shae Moseley
It's a strange time for rock and roll. In some ways, one could argue that it's never been more popular — considering that it feels like everyone is in a band (Rock Band counts, right?), hosts a DJ night, writes for a music publication/blog or owns a "recording studio." But...
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Survivor: College Football Playoff Ranking Preview, Version 1.0

1 year ago by Sean Pendergast
As the excitement level of specific college football seasons, 2019 has not been a good one for drama, thus far. The same powers that be, by and large, remain undefeated into November, and the other near powers with one loss are still hovering around the fringe of the playoff conversation...
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Survivor: College Football Playoff Ranking Preview, Version 3.0

1 year ago by Sean Pendergast
The College Football Playoff system was ostensibly created to crown a deserving national champion in the sport of collegiate football. However, from a business perspective, the four team playoff, in an ecosystem with FIVE power conferences, was created to generate conversation, television ratings, wild conjecture, and American currency. In 2019,...
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Openings and Closings: Candente, Postino Montrose Debut Next Week, Flying Biscuit is Open

1 year ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Candente, 4306 Yoakum, opens September 16. The new Tex-Mex  restaurant comes from Sambrooks Management Company. Like another Sambrooks holding, The Pit Room, Candente will focus on smoke and high quality meats, such as prime Niman Ranch skirt steak. Candente's Tampiquena will feature a 9 ounce prime Niman Ranch ribeye topped...
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Georgia Rockers the Whigs Uphold Hometown's Vibrant Legacy

7 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
There is one thing that rock trio the Whigs would like the general music public to know: the Athens, Ga.-based group has nothing to do with the '80s/'90s (and since-reunited) alt-rock band of a similar name, albeit with the addition of a certain well-known central/south Asian country in the moniker...
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Blackberry Smoke Plays Music That Sticks To Your Ribs

2 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
Sometimes, bands will expend time, planning, and energy into putting out a new record. And sometimes, one can emerge organically, almost as an unexpected afterthought. For Atlanta-based southern rockers Blackberry Smoke, last year brought both of those creative paths to the sonic portfolio. In April, the band that features Charlie...

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