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. Daniel Simmons and Dominick Gardner
They own General Beauregard’s.
2. John Fernandes
The jovial multi-instrumentalist is once again putting on Cloud Fest, the annual showcase for his Cloud Recordings label. Read more in the upcoming issue.
3. Faton Bauta
Four interceptions. FOUR!
Not to be outdone, the Athens rapper is hosting Athens Indie Fest, featuring a stellar lineup of Dirty South hip hop. Gordon Lamb has the scoop in the next Threats & Promises.
5. Brandon Hanick
Hanick’s organization, Alliance for a Better Georgia, is providing filmmakers with a platform to raise political awareness with the Cause + Effect festival.