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. Melissa Link
1a. Rachel Watkins
The ladies that top this week’s list will face off in a runoff election for District 3 commissioner next Tuesday, July 22. Still undecided? Let Pete be your guide. And check this week’s Flagpole for in-depth Q&As with both candidates.
No longer an adjunct to AthFest, the music video festival strikes out on its own with a weekend of events and trade talks. See this week’s paper for more.
5. Circulatory System
Following a packed album release show at the Caledonia last weekend, the local psych-pop group heads out on tour with Neutral Milk Hotel. (They’ll play the Pitchfork Music Festival Saturday, and guess what? Flagpole will be there. Stay tuned to Homedrone for coverage.)
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