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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 8

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. Athens Popfest

The festival returns this week after a five-year absence. Watch for our cover story, and find the official Popfest guide in this week’s print edition.

2. UGA students

In case you hadn’t noticed, they’re back.

3. Patterson Hood

The Drive-By Trucker returns to his old stomping grounds for a solo show this Thursday.

4. Hush Hush

A new local group is presenting experimental silent-disco-style shows at venues around town. Check this week’s issue for more.

5. Athens Free School

The local collective offers free courses in everything from yoga to cooking to power tools and beyond. Stay tuned for our feature.


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