When he's not charting cosmic sonic territory with Future Ape Tapes, Athens musician Donald Whitehead is laying down loose, lucid psych-rap grooves as Space Brother, which Flagpole's Gordon Lamb called "a nice counterpoint to the not entirely post-hip-hop, but definitely wide-open experimentalism of the Apes."
Photo Credit: Desiree Sharpe
The sad news came in over the weekend that Ash Rickli, an Athens musician known for playing in the experimental rock band Strictly Rickli, among other projects, died after suffering a cardiac emergency earlier in the week.
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If you have a second, Athens musician Jace Bartet would like to speak with you about the life-altering power of the electric guitar.
In honor of the 25th-anniversary reissue of R.E.M.'s landmark album Automatic for the People, the 40 Watt Club will host #Automatic25, a listening and viewing party, this Saturday. We caught up with Jeff Montgomery, the proprietor of local-music respository Athensmusic.net and an organizer of Saturday's event who has helped throw a number of R.E.M. listening parties over the years.
The 2017 Project Pabst festival took place in East Atlanta Village last weekend, featuring a mix of high-profile artists (Iggy Pop, Dinosaur Jr.) and Georgia favorites (Vincas, DiCaprio). Below, check out a selection of Flagpole contributor Mike White's photos from the event:
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