Last week brought the terribly sad news that 23-year-old UGA student Philip Carpenter had been found dead in his downtown apartment. Carpenter, whom friends knew as Phil, was active in the Athens music community, as a singer-songwriter and member of the bands Colibri and Second Sons.
Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum and Astra Taylor and Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry of R.E.M. are among the dozens of musicians who signed an open letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in support of net neutrality.
They argued that, without net neutrality, artists won't be able to distribute their work online without big corporations that pay Internet service providers for bandwidth.
The full text of the letter is below:
For its annual compilation album, AthFest is doing things a little differently this time around.
Athens resident, lover and internationally acclaimed pop singer-songwriter/violinist Kishi Bashi made his network television debut last night, when he and his band—which includes Mike Savino of NYC-based alt-folk outfit Tall Tall Trees—played "The Late Show with David Letterman."
The group performed "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!", the soaring lead single from last year's Lighght.
Watch video of the performance below:
Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift played The Foundry Friday evening. Below, check out a selection of photographs from the show.
Photo Credit: David McClister
It's a big night for live music in Athens, with three marquee shows to get you all hot and bothered on a cold and windy evening:
Adding to all of the hoopla surrounding the Drive-By Truckers' homecoming residency at the 40 Watt this weekend, NPR Music’s Ann Powers makes a stop in town Thursday to have a public chat with DBT frontman Patterson Hood. Flagpole caught up with Powers via email to talk about her appearance on campus, the role of a critic in today’s media environment and the Athens scene right now.
Photo Credit: Photo via Facebook
"It's Friday," the popular radio and TV collaboration between WUGA, the UGA Broadcast Office and UGA's Music Business Program, celebrates a milestone today at 3 p.m., when its 300th episode airs live on WUGA 91.7 FM.
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