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As Flagpole's Gordon Lamb reported last month, the Athens PopFest will make a triumphant return in August after nearly five years away. Last week, organizers announced some of the bands that will play the four-day event. The list includes some national heavy-hitters as well as a bunch of local standouts.
Athens-based indie hip hop artist Marshall Moore retired his Hairy Confucius moniker last December, but fret not: Moore is back as The Quiet Pack, and today we're happy to premiere the project's first single, the jazzy, understated "Meet Me On the Astral Plane."
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I would like to tell you now about the final concert of Prince Rogers Nelson.
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Did the UGA Athletic Association pay a ludicrous amount of money for a 15-minute concert before last Saturday’s G-Day game?
OK, sorry. Now that the bad puns are out of the way, the Macon Telegraph reports that the association paid Atlanta rapper Ludacris $65,000 to perform a medley of hits (including “Stand Up,” “What’s Your Fantasy” and, appropriately, “Money Maker”) before kickoff.
Local post-punk legends Pylon have teamed up with Chunklet founder Henry Owings to issue a vinyl pressing of a live performance from 1983 at Athens' Mad Hatter club, as Pylon frontwoman Vanessa Briscoe Hay told Flagpole back in January.
Alt-country troubadour Scott Low has deep Athens music ties, as the former frontman of Efren and Scott Low & the Southern Bouillon. Currently, Low is prepping the release of The New Vintage, a solo record that's out June 17 via South Carolina imprint 10 Foot Woody Records.
Today, we're pleased to premiere the album's second single, the boisterous, somewhat menacing "Body Bag." Stream it below:
One of the most dynamic performers in Athens' hip hop scene, Eugene Willis, akaBlacknerdninja, is rightly lauded for his live show. But if "Yea Right," the first single from Willis' upcoming album, is any indication, he's stepping his game up in the recording department, too.
Today we're excited to premiere the video for "Yea Right," which you can watch below:
After first saying there would be no musical performance at Saturday's G-Day game, explaining that all the (country) acts they wanted to book were otherwise engaged, the UGA Athletic Department has announced that Georgia-based megastar Ludacris will perform just prior to Saturday's inter-squad matchup.
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