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.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' final public performance, a famed set atop the Apple Records building in London, local Beatles tribute act Abbey Road Live will play a pop-up show Thursday on the rooftop deck overlooking Wuxtry Records downtown.
Photo Credit: Savannah Cole
Attention, Athens-area songwriters and fans of said songwriters: The nomination period for the third annual Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award is currently underway.
In our recent Calendar Pick for Maine musician Jeff Beam's Flicker show—happening tonight, Monday, Apr. 2—we made mention of opening act Ear Ear, "a one-time 'concept band' that is shrouded in mystery but reportedly contains some of the [Elephant 6] collective’s heavy hitters."
Some old friends of the late Athens songwriter Herb Herndon will gather to pay tribute and play a set of his songs Thursday, Mar. 29 at The World Famous at 8 p.m.
Photo Credit: Stacey-Marie Piotrowski
Just as Athens' event calendar revs up to full speed this time of year, local bands seem to drop new music left and right at the first signs of springtime. To wit, here are three recent tunes from across the stylistic spectrum, each of which is worthy of your attention.
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