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. Mike Mills
The R.E.M. bassist returns to Athens this week to showcase his "Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra." Check out this week's issue for the story.
2. Local theater groups
There's a lot happening this month on local stages—see Theater Notes in the Oct. 19 issue for proof.
3. Tracy Adkins
A local writer has penned a book about Athens' haunted history, just in time for Halloween. Check out Flagpole this week for more.
4. Chris Conley
The former Georgia Bulldog and current Kansas City Chief took to Twitter to clarify that, no, actually, "grab them by the pussy" isn't locker-room talk.
5. DJ Variant
The local electronic mainstay has a solid new collaborative album out with Atlanta's Clerks. Stay tuned for this week's Threats & Promises.