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:
We're almost a month and a half into the Georgia football season, and for fans, there's plenty of reason to be optimistic. Despite a crushing week-two loss to South Carolina, the Dawgs are in the driver's seat in the SEC East; CMR and company might very well find themselves back in the Georgia Dome come December.
There's perhaps no UGA football tradition more indelible than the ill-considered and/or blatantly cash-grabby fan-made fight song, and so, nearing the season's midpoint, we thought it would be a good time to round up the best and worst—and bworst—tribute jams of the year so far.
Photo Credit: Jason Thrasher via Taco Stand's Facebook page.
5. Atlanta (RIP)
4. Watkinsville (RIP)
Update: Apparently there was an Atlanta Taco Stand. You learn something new every day.
@FlagpoleMag As the world's foremost expert, I can say old Eastside location was the best. Atlanta location (RIP) will always be the worst.— John Frierson (@TheFrierson) September 16, 2014
Another day, another listicle: This one comes courtesy of Condé Nast Traveler, which published a feature in its most recent issue titled "Skip Atlanta. Go Here Instead."
"Here," in case you hadn't surmised from the headline of this post, is good ol' Classic City, G-A—y'know, the town with all the best stuff. The magazine lists several local hotspots as examples of why Athens flat-out rulez and Atlanta straight-up droolz.
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. Mayor Denson
Which one will prevail? Tuesday night, we'll finally know.
2. ACC voters
Y'all literally hold the power this week. Do the right thing.
UPDATE: We've got two pairs of tickets to give away for this show. To enter, comment below with why YOU deserve to go for free. We'll choose two winners Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Veteran hip hop duo Blackalicious swings through Athens for a show at the Melting Point Wednesday. Below, check out five of Flagpole's favorite Gift of Gab verses:
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