Photo Credit: Cass Bird
The six-DVD R.E.M. retrospective REMTV is available starting Monday, Nov. 24, just in time for holiday shopping, and you can get a sneak preview of its main feature, the full-length documentary R.E.M. By MTV, Sunday at Ciné (read our Calendar Pick here).
For a taste of what to expect, check out the five-minute excerpt from the film below, which follows the band on its injury- and illness-riddled Monster tour. It's a serious blast from the past that reminds us what it was like when MTV was the go-to source for music news and gossip.
Ex-Athenian rock and roll heartthrobs The Whigs return to town for a show at the 40 Watt Club Friday, Nov. 21, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter, tell us in the comments below what your favorite Whigs song is and why. We'll choose a winner Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Photo Credit: Kelly Hart
This week's cover story, about the resurgence of cassettes on both a local-music level and beyond, got us thinking about our favorite Athens tape releases of 2014. Below, a few picks for your listening pleasure:
Legendary DJs Shadow and Cut Chemist spun records from Afrika Bambaataa's personal collection Monday night at the Georgia Theatre. Below, check out a selection of photos from the show.
This week's new finds from the great beyond:
From now until February 2015, you can check out a preview of Athens photographer Jason Thrasher's upcoming Athens Potluck book, which features local musicians in their natural habitats, in the Atrium Gallery at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Read our feature on Thrasher here, and below, check out a selection of photos from the exhibit:
Photo Credit: Jane Mingay
Arizona-based musician Howe Gelb is no stranger to Normaltown Hall. He’s made a couple of visits to the cozy venue since his last record, The Coincidentalist, was released on New West. The enigmatic songwriter will enjoy an extended stay in the Hall this week, playing there Nov. 19 & 20, with Wednesday’s show featuring Mothers and Don Chambers performing Thursday. Both nights will also feature Grant-Lee Phillips.
Flagpole caught up with Gelb via telephone.
It's relatively slim pickings tonight in live music land, but there are a couple notable gigs to get you hot and bothered:
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