Music Midtown kicked off Friday with performances from Lorde, Run DMC, John Mayer and more. Here's a recap in photos. (All photos by David Schick)
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts announced this afternoon that it is partnering with Slingshot and UGA's Music Business Program for an outdoor concert on College Square Saturday, Nov. 8. Headlining the show is Big Star Third, an all-star group of musicians paying tribute to iconic Memphis power-pop group Big Star.
The cast of players, which has been touring the tribute show since 2010, includes original Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, as well as R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Wilco's Pat Sansone, Ken Stringfellow of the Posies, Chris Stamey of the dB's and Mitch Easter of Let's Active.
Photo Credit: Mark Seliger
Eclectic, Austin, TX-based rockers White Denim play the 40 Watt Club tonight, Friday, Sept. 19, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter, tell us in the comments below why YOU deserve to go for free. We'll choose a winner Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Greg Broussard is a dance music legend. Under his Egyptian Lover stage name, Broussard released several LPs and a whole slew of 12-inch singles in the 1980s, including the club megahit "Egypt, Egypt." Broussard's urgent, minimalist production style both foresaw the coming electro movement and helped usher in the golden age of hip hop.
The Egyptian Lover continues to tour and record into the fourth decade of his career, and he'll hit Athens for the first time ever on Saturday, playing New Earth Athens as part ofAthens Intensified's second weekend.
Flagpole caught up with the pioneering producer via email, where he discussed his far-reaching influence and corrected one key piece of the historical record.
If you're yearning for the dulcet sounds of Jeff Tweedy (and son!) but don't have $50 to shell out for a ticket to see the duo play the Georgia Theatre Friday, you're in luck. Not only are we giving away a pair of tix to the concert, but one lucky commenter will also receive a voucher for dinner for two on the Georgia Theatre rooftop.
To enter, tell us in the comments below why YOU deserve the prize package. We'll choose a winner Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Slimmish pickings for live entertainment tonight, but if you're out and about, consider popping into Green Room, where The Mattson 2 will perform. The California-based group, composed of twin brothers Jonathan and Jared Mattson, takes cues from jazz, surf, drone and new wave; all together, it's a chilled-out, West Coast take on the hyper-extended electro-jazz of Tortoise and their ilk.
Local experimental favorite Hand Sand Hands and a stripped-down duo version of jazz mainstay Kenosha Kid will also perform.
Stream the Mattson 2's new album, Agar, which is out today on Um Yeah Arts, below:
Last month, we brought you news of a Kickstarter campaign from local band Sad Dads, which offered a slew of unorthodox rewards to those who donated, including, at the $25 level, the ability to force bassist Michael Jefts to eat an entire raw onion.
Not only did the band meet its $500 goal, it exceeded it by $100—and the final onion tally sat at 13.
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