While Athens prepares for the onslaught of music, art and tech that will comprise this weekend's Slingshot Festival, the organizers of this summer's AthFest have announced that wristbands for the fest's Club Crawl are now available.
At first, it looked like Portland stoner-rock band Black Pussy would have an unexpected layover in Athens after their show at the Caledonia Lounge on Mar. 24, because their show at Raleigh's Pour House the following day was cancelled in response to public outrage at the band's obviously, plainly, stiflingly offensive name. (The show has since been re-booked at a different venue.)
Photo Credit: Suzy Poling
Slingshot, the three-day festival of music, tech and electronic art, happens Mar. 26–28 in Athens, and, in case you hadn't heard, the fest has landed a truly impressive selection of musical talent for its third annual installment.
Photo Credit: Anton Corbijn
Athens Facebook was duped over the weekend by an article claiming that R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills is the highest paid musician in the world.
Here's the article (in full, so as to avoid sending the sketchy website behind it any more clicks).
Pacific Northwest indie rock icons Modest Mouse played a sold-out Georgia Theatre show earlier this month, but that's not the only thing the band was up to during its stay in Athens. The band also used the Classic City as a location for its latest music video shoot; you can stream the resulting clip, for Strangers to Ourselves single "Lampshades on Fire," below:
Someone got the memo. After several years of ramping things up to occasionally tragic degrees, South By Southwest—at least its music portion—has made good on its promise to reevaluate, streamline and reign itself in. Sure, it’s still a heavily-sponsored event, but this year everything seems more proportionate. Gone is the gigantic Dorito’s vending machine stage. (That space is a parking lot again.) And for all the pre-show press and tooth-gnashing surrounding those burger kings McDonald's having a presence on-site, casual attendees would have no idea. Even the fake Ronald McDonald bleating about conspiracy outside (courtesy of rabblerouser Alex Jones’ Infowars—this is still Austin, after all) didn't do much to attract or divide people.
Page 1 of 127, showing 8 posts out of 1016 total, starting on # 1, ending on 8