Photo Credit: Jessica Silverman
Editor's note: Athens singer-songwriter Emileigh Ireland contributed this list to this week's year-end music feature, and elaborates on it here.
One benefit of the early-’80s glut of private-press 45s is the abundance of sports-themed novelty records. Game-day souvenirs hiding in a record bin near you include Roger Hallmark’s “The Bear of Alabama” and Elliott, Walter and Bennett’s Atlanta Falcons-themed take on “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
The Athens Jazz Festival moves to Bishop Park this year, with Saturday's all-day eventfeaturing some of the most prominent names in local jazz. We asked a few of them about the music that inspires their own work.
Photo Credit: Chelsea Kornse
Local favorite Family and Friends plays the Georgia Theatre Friday, Aug. 24 in support of its recently released debut full-length, Felix Culpa, which finds the group moving away from the uplifting folk-rock of previous releases and towards a more eclectic sound. (Look for a feature in this week's Flagpole.) In advance of the show—and following last week's feature on some of our writers' most essential Athens albums—we asked the band to send us a list of its members' favorite local records, which you can check out below.
The Atlanta Film Critics Circle, of which I am a founding member, released its first-ever top 10 list and awards in early December. I'm proud that six of my top 10 films made the list, and I have yet to see two of the other four, so they still could make a revised list.
This week, we published a list of our 17 favorite local albums of 2017, which you should make a point to dig into while knocking back a few 'nogs over the holiday break.
For the fun of it—and because lists!—here are my top 10 non-local records of the year, with accompanying audio. You can also check out this Spotify playlist that includes a bunch of my favorite songs of the year.
For tax day tomorrow (Apr. 18), pizza chain Hungry Howie’s, on Baxter, is offering a medium one-topping pizza for a mere 15 cents if you buy a large one-topping pizza at regular menu price (promo code TAXDAY) online.
Kristie Middleton, senior director of food policy for the Humane Society of the United States and author of MeatLess: Transform the Way you Eat and Live—One Meal at a Time, will be signing her book at Avid on Prince at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (still Apr. 18). Middleton isn't trying to get people to commit to vegetarianism immediately. Rather, her book tries to encourage people to incorporate vegetable-based meals into their diets more often. Also: Paul McCartney liked it.
Thursday, Apr. 20 from 8–11 p.m., Heirloom Cafe will host a pop-up cocktail event with T Silva from Hi-Lo to benefit the Boybutante AIDS foundation (which gets 10 percent of sales for the day). Bar snacks by Heirloom chef Joel Penn.
The same night, from 6-8 p.m. (so you can totally go to both), White Tiger hosts a fundraiser for Stranger Danger, Flagpole's band in the Athens Business Rocks competition, feature "Stranger Things"-themed music, food and drinks. Proceeds will benefit Nuci's Space.
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