Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.
1. Knowa and Mokah Johnson
The couple behind the Athens Hip Hop Awards—this year's event happens Saturday—have made serious strides in growing and galvanizing the local scene. See this week's issue for much more.
2. Bain Mattox
The unofficial mayor of Normaltown has been a huge part of the westside neighborhood's comeback over the last few years. See this week's Flagpole for a profile.
3. Julia Gaskin and Eric Wagoner
Two local leaders of the good-food movement were honored at last weekend's Georgia Organics conference. See this week's paper, etc.
4. Matthew Pulver
5. of Montreal
Kevin Barnes and company celebrate the release of a new album, Aureate Gloom, with a show at the 40 Watt Thursday.