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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Nov. 3

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.

Photo Credit: Jamie Williams/Sydney Festival

Mitch Easter, Mike Mills and Ken Stringfellow

1. Spotlight on the Arts/Slingshot Festival

UGA’s Willson Center teams up with the school’s Music Business program and the Slingshot Festival for an ultra-anticipated outdoor concert this Saturday. Check this week’s Flagpole for much more info.

2. Mike Mills

Speaking of Spotlight: R.E.M.’s former bassist is one of an all-star cast paying tribute to legendary power-pop group Big Star Saturday. Look for a Q&A with Mills in print and online this week. 

3. The Glands

OH, HEY, SPEAKING OF SPOTLIGHT: These guys play their second show in as many months, which has gotta be some kind of record. DON’T MISS THIS CONCERT.

4. David Lowery

The outspoken local musician, educator and advocate appeared on Marc Maron’s popular “WTF” podcast last week.

5. Bryan Long

The Better Georgia executive director’s roundup of Nathan Deal’s various misdeeds was the most-shared article by far on this site for October. Let’s see if that translates into votes for Deal’s opponent, who campaigned in Athens yet again last week.


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