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Athens duo Cicada Rhythm released one of Flagpole's favorite local records of last year with the electrified Everywhere I Go, a cool and confident album that showcased the roots group's expanded palette. Today, we're excited to premiere another new Cicada Rhythm recording: the group's cover of Simon and Garfunkel's lovelorn pop song "Cecilia."
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Wildwood Revival, the Americana-focused music festival that takes place at Cloverleaf Farm in Arnoldsville, just outside Athens, has announced some of the musicians who will perform at this year's event, happening Sept. 27–29.
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In "Run It Up," Flagpole's new podcast, we take a deeper look at some of the stories from the current issue. In this week's episode, Gabe Vodicka, Blake Aued and Rosemary Scott discuss the state of marijuana in the state of Georgia, including a recently approved bill that will allow hemp cultivation, and CBD's explosion in Athens. Plus, they take a sketchy online pot quiz and preview Flagpole's guide to attending the G-Day game… on weed.
Athens four-piece Walden boasts a soaring, radio-ready sound inspired by melody-drenched megastars like U2 and Coldplay. In a testament to its mainstream appeal, the band won the Road to Roo competition in both 2016 and 2017, earning it a spot on the Bonnaroo lineup and a legion of new fans to boot.
In "Run It Up," Flagpole's new podcast, we take a deeper look at some of the stories from the current issue. In this week's episode, Gabe Vodicka talks with Blake Aued about what the future holds for the so-called Murmur trestle, the segment of abandoned railway made famous by its appearance on the back cover of R.E.M.'s debut album. Also, how Georgia's controversial "heartbeat bill" could affect abortion rights on a national scale—or backfire on the Athens lawmakers who supported it. Plus, a preview of this year's Classic City Brew Fest.
Singer-songwriter Ryne Meadow, an Athens native, moved to the New York City area a few years back, but a debilatating bout with depression and anxiety during what he dubs the "dark, two-year stint" left him unsteady and uncertain. Returning home, he "set out to create a new set of songs documenting his daily battle with mental health issues," according to a press release.
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Local songwriter Nicholas Mallis traffics in the sort of crisp, easy guitar-pop that can just as easily soundtrack a midday Hendershot's hang as a post-Go Bar A.M. comedown. Bright and tuneful but with enough existential angst to keep things from turning too florid, Mallis' music nods to his soft-rock forebears while remaining rooted in Classic City strange.
Athens singer-songwriter Cortez Garza plans to follow up his latest full-length, last year's reflective, revealing The Low Vibe, with a new EP next month. In the meantime, he's wrapping up a trilogy of videos for songs off the previous record by dropping a clip for The Low Vibe's twangy title track, which we're happy to premiere today.
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In "Run It Up," Flagpole's new podcast, we take a deeper look at some of the stories from the current issue. In this week's episode, Athens Hip Hop Awards founders Mokah and Knowa Johnson join Gabe Vodicka to discuss this year's expanded event and how hip-hop informs their work as community activists. Plus, Blake Aued chats with SPLOST citizens advisory committee chairwoman Shannon Wilder.
Philadephia-based artist Levi Buffum, aka Doctor Octoroc, is known for his Nintendo-inspired takes on various pop culture staples, including a series of 8-bit film parodies and an imagined video-game version of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
In "Run It Up," Flagpole's new podcast, we take a deeper look at some of the stories from the current issue. In this week's Very Meta Episode, writer, podcaster and The Rook and Pawn co-owner Tim Kelly joins Gabe Vodicka to talk about the recent boom in Athens podcasting. Plus, Blake Aued breaks down Athens-Clarke County's controversial settlement with former ACCPD officer Taylor Saulters.
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In "Run It Up," Flagpole's new podcast, we take a deeper look at some of the stories from the current issue. In this week's episode, Gabe Vodicka welcomes AC Carter, the local artist behind Ad·verse Fest, a music, drag and performance event happening Mar. 1–2 in downtown Athens. As Lambda Celsius, Carter explores sex and gender fluidity through a dance-tastic electropop lens. Their festival highlights similarly minded solo acts and duos from around the country.
Zero Mile, the Atlanta-based promotions company that books and operates Athens' Georgia Theatre, as well as the Atlanta venues Variety Playhouse and Terminal West, has announced a new partnership with AEG Presents, the entertainment division of Los Angeles-based events monolith Anschutz Entertainment Group, or AEG.
Guitarist and songwriter Adam Klein is an Athens roots-music trailblazer, as evidenced by his seven-album discography, which started with 2006's Distant Music and continues with Low Flyin' Planes, a new LP out Mar. 1 on Klein's label, Cowboy Angel Music.
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In "Run It Up," Flagpole's new podcast, we take a deeper look at some of the stories from the current issue. In this week's episode, Kenosha Kid guitarist and composer Dan Nettles talks to Gabe Vodicka about his band's exploratory sound, as heard on the new album Missing Pieces. Plus, Athens activist Imani Scott-Blackwell tells Gabe and Blake Aued what she witnessed on her recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.
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For the new episode of Behind the Scene, Dave Kirslis and Andrea DeMarcus of local Americana duo par excellence Cicada Rhythm joined Flagpole's film squad for a very special Valentine's Day game. Longtime partners who are recently married, Kirslis and DeMarcus showed off just how well they know one another by answering a series of personal questions, then guessing the other's response.
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In "Run It Up," Flagpole's new podcast, we take a deeper look at some of the stories from the current issue. In this week's episode, host Gabe Vodicka chats with Drive-By Truckers engineer David Barbe about the band's annual Homecoming series and the unexpected reunion of pre-Truckers group Adam's House Cat. Plus, Blake Aued explains why a local activist group wants UGA to ban Chick-fil-A. Also: Flagpole welcomes a new columnist.
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As the bassist for voguish local eclecto-pop outfit Reptar, Ryan Engelberger specialized in bubbly rhythms and spirited melodies. With Semicircle, he helped craft thoughtful arrangements that were delivered in hushed tones.
Now, as Curt Castle, he has found a satisfying middle ground, mining pathos from pop on his debut, If I'm Here at All, which is out today on True Blue Records. To coincide with the release, we're pleased to provide a stream of the new LP in its entirety.
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