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Local rock duo Eureka California is gearing up to release Versus, the band's third LP, on Mar. 25 via local label HHBTM Records. Recently, they dropped the album's first single, the fierce, fuzzed-out "Sign My Name With an X." You can stream the track below:
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Local electro-pop duo Powerkompany have completed a new full-length, Fever and Chills—the follow-up to 2013's I Am More Than This—and celebrates the release of the album, out Feb. 5, with a show at Live Wire Athens on Friday.
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Nearly 15 years ago, local musician Bob Hay had the idea to dedicate a concert to the memory ofRobert Burns, the 18th-Century Scottish poet. The event took place on Burns Night, Jan. 25, the author's birthday. (The Telegraph has a nice explainer on who Burns was and why Burns Night became a thing.)
Recently you may have noticed, during a commercial break from "Vanderpump Rules"—or whatever it is you watch after work when it's only 6 p.m. but it's already dark out and pissing rain and you just wanna dissolve into your couch with a box of Bagel Bites and a jug of Carlo Rossi and forget about life, man—a familiar song emanating from your television.
To say David Bowie's influence was vast is to understate the significance his music has had in the personal and creative lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world. In our little corner of the globe, he remains a constant presence. Strains of Bowie's work can be heard throughout the history of Athens music: Pylon's throbbing post-punk; the Olivia Tremor Control's psychedelic soul-searching; the B-52s' cheeky pop; of Montreal's androgynous psychodrama.
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