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.
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1. Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement
The local activist group is pushing the Mayor and Commission to create a civil-rights committee as part of the proposed anti-discrimination ordinance.
2. Wildwood Revival
The Americana festival returns to Cloverleaf Farm this weekend. Check out our feature on headliner Gillian Welch in this week's issue.
3. Grassland String Band
The local roots-music collective talks about its evolving sound and new EP in this week's Flagpole.
4. DJ Mahogany
A crowdfunding campaign to help the beloved local DJ recover some ruined equipment was wildly successful. He's donating the extra money to Project Safe.
5. The Powder Room
Writer Nathan Kerce calls the Athens grunge group's new album, Lucky, the band's "best work to date, and a strong contender for the best local heavy-rock release of 2016." Stay tuned for the full review.