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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Jan. 20

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. David Lowery

The curmudgeonly Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven captain commandeers the 40 Watt Club Friday and Saturday for back-to-back sets by both his bands.

2. Jeremy Pruitt

UGA has a new defensive coordinator. The Bulldogs’ defense underachieved under Todd Grantham, but let’s hope that what Pruitt lacks in vegetable identification skills he makes up for on the field.

3. Lawrence Harris

It’s not every day that the president mentions an Athenian in a speech.

4. Freeklife

Get ur freek on this weekend at New Earth Music Hall. (See our article for deets.)

5. Melissa Link

The Athens-Clarke County Commission District 3 candidate released her platform last week, and it’s a doozy.