After a pretty dismal few weeks at the theater, Hollywood is unleashing a multitude of new flicks upon us.
Greg Broussard is a dance music legend. Under his Egyptian Lover stage name, Broussard released several LPs and a whole slew of 12-inch singles in the 1980s, including the club megahit "Egypt, Egypt." Broussard's urgent, minimalist production style both foresaw the coming electro movement and helped usher in the golden age of hip hop.
The Egyptian Lover continues to tour and record into the fourth decade of his career, and he'll hit Athens for the first time ever on Saturday, playing New Earth Athens as part ofAthens Intensified's second weekend.
Flagpole caught up with the pioneering producer via email, where he discussed his far-reaching influence and corrected one key piece of the historical record.
If you're yearning for the dulcet sounds of Jeff Tweedy (and son!) but don't have $50 to shell out for a ticket to see the duo play the Georgia Theatre Friday, you're in luck. Not only are we giving away a pair of tix to the concert, but one lucky commenter will also receive a voucher for dinner for two on the Georgia Theatre rooftop.
To enter, tell us in the comments below why YOU deserve the prize package. We'll choose a winner Friday at 2:30 p.m.
First, I’d like to devote a moment to memorialize Richard Kiel, best known as James Bond’s metallic-mouthed villain, Jaws. To paraphrase your surprising first line: “Here’s to you.” (Imagine the tink of champagne glasses.)
Now to this week’s paltry new releases:
Here's what's new and noteworthy in Athens this week:
GHOSTBUSTERS (PG; showtimes): Good thing football has started, because Athens’ best bet at theaters this week is a 30-year-old comedy classic. Enjoy the adventures of Peter, Ray, Egon (R.I.P. Harold Ramis) and Winston again on the big screen.
A couple weeks back, we reported on rumors that Uber was making a foray into the Athens market. At the time, a company representative would only say Uber was "excited about the possibility," but now comes confirmation from the rideshare service.
Uber announced today it will begin operating in 24 new markets across the country, including Athens, as well as many other college towns: Oxford, MS, Tuscaloosa, AL and Bloomington, IN are all on the list. The additions bring the number of Uber-served cities to 205—or 55 percent of the U.S. population, according to the company:
Nashville/West Virginia folk-rock outfit Coyotes in Boxes celebrate the release of their YOWLER EP with a free show Friday at The World Famous, where attendees will also receive a free download of the new release. We asked the band to explain the inspiration behind each song on the EP. Plus, check out an exclusive stream of "Astrid," the record's second track.
We’re proud of the work on our first album, and Curtis and Fox, but for our new, six-song EP, we wanted to capture a more eccentric side of the band. YOWLER represents our move to East Nashville from Huntington, WV nicely—the production is slicker and weirder. The songs were inspired as much by cultural archetypes and our own invented mythology than any particular artists that we’ve been listening to lately. Here’s our track-by-track run down on what gave life to YOWLER.
This weekend, the Dog Daze Festival returns for a fourth year to the 40 Watt Club. On Friday and Saturday, you can catch a frighteningly good selection of local bands and a couple regional hotshots—as well as a psychedelic light show Friday and DJs both nights—for a mere $5 each evening. (Read our preview here.)
Today, we're pleased to premiere the 2014 Dog Daze Festival Compilation, a free-to-download collection of songs from many of the groups performing at this year's DDF, including Faux Ferocious, Monsoon, DIP, Wild of Night, Timmy and the Tumblers and many others.
The first-ever Wildwood Revival happens this Saturday at Cloverleaf Farm just outside of Athens, and features music from The Whigs, The Whiskey Gentry, The Deslondes and a bunch more "The" bands sure the satisfy your folk and Americana fix. Plus: food, art, camping and much more.
We've got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter, tell us in the comments below why YOU deserve to go for free. We'll choose a winner today at 3:30 p.m., so make sure to check back.
Photo Credit: Stacey-Marie Piotrowski
They graced our cover last week, and this weekend Flagpole will follow Circulatory Systemup to Chicago, where the band will play the Pitchfork Music Festival (Saturday at 1:55 p.m. on the Blue Stage).
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