For anyone visiting from that link at Flagpole, I’ll be working at Studio in Athens, in the Leathers Building on Pulaski Street, under the guidance of my awesome teacher, Lauren O’Grady, who runs the studio. More about Yamuna Body Rolling, which I’m certifying in, here.
Thank You: I’d like to take some time here to give a huge shout-out and thank you to longtime Athens music journalist Julie Phillips. She’s best known in the music scene as the features/arts and entertainment editor for the Athens Banner-Herald, but she amicably left that position last week to focus on a new career. Phillips began writing for the ABH in 1996, and her first interview was with Vic Chesnutt. At that time the paper didn’t have a music editor, so she quickly became, in her words, “the de-facto entertainment editor.” She adds, “That was such an honor—being able to meet so many great musicians and, even beyond the music, just great people.” Phillips was keen to cover every aspect of Athens music and her enthusiasm for the task never seemed to wane. She has her own band, too, with Kyle Dawkins, called Maps & Transit. Last year she established the Athens Music & Arts blog(www.athensmusicandarts.tumblr.com), which she plans to keep running. She has been an aerial skills and dance instructor as well as a member of the performing company at Canopy Studio for a long time, and her new career is kind of an offshoot of that experience. She has been in New York training in the therapeutic exercise known as body rolling and says: “I knew that if I left the paper I didn’t want to go straight back to work behind a desk. I wanted to be able to use my experience with Canopy and help people that were in pain.” She has started documenting her journey over atwww.bodyrolling.tumblr.com. Although she may not be covering the music scene for the ABH anymore, she’s not leaving Athens. “There’s nowhere else I’d want to live,” she says. You can check out her own music via www.mapsandtransit.com. So, thank you, Julie, for always being such an ardent and tireless supporter of Athens arts culture. Your reporting will be missed, but we’ll see ya ‘round town.
This is a super cool show featuring works by Carol John and Carl Martin, two amazing artists in Athens who’ve contributed much to the current, hip style of some of Athens’ most appealing places — including Big City Cafe, the Leathers Building and Cine — through their company DOC Unlimited. Cool, industrial-elements mixed with historically preserved details is a style that’s shaped the architectural aesthetic in Athens considerably. As artists, they’re equally exceptional. Trace is located in the Chase Park Warehouses, next to ATHICA and Canopy, 160 Tracy St., in Athens.
Farewell paste-up department, which has sat empty and dark for most of the years I’ve been here. It’s a relic of another time, when what appeared in print came not from a computer screen, but from a printed out column of text, hot-waxed to a page before it was photographed and sent to the printers. It seems a sad demolition anyway.
And it seems ironic, too, considering the glitch in the new system that lays out the paper keeps kicking back to older comic strips as the pages get sent to the printer. Apparently it’s been a huge source of frustration for the desk, and around the newsroom, it’s been a frustration for the number of phone calls from readers who are piping mad and saying how horrible the paper is because of the repeated comics. I get it, but still. I don’t think our readers’ level of frustration with repeated comics comes anywhere close to the frustration level of the desk peeps trying to fix the problem.
At any rate, I doubt this was much of a problem when the paper was laid out by the paste-up department. Computers aren’t always better than people.
Taste of the South magazine recognizes Athens and The National as the region’s tastemakers.
“Peter Dale, the handsome chef and partner at The National, runs this restaurant like one of the family-owned Spanish neighborhood standards that inspired it. It maintains its Southerness, with a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, and the menu boasts patatas bravas (crispy potatoes) with spicy tomato aïoli.”
This just in! After over a decade of being impossible to find (and when found they were fetching collector’s prices) Chunklet Industries is scheduled to reissue both of The Olivia Tremor Control’s classic two double-album full lengths (Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle and Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One) this October. Lest ye think these are two barebones reissues, nothing could be further from the truth. Original art has been rescanned and retouched. Both albums come housed in sturdy deluxe Stoughton tip-in jackets. And for the first time since its original release, Black Foliage has been remastered from the original tapes!
In addition to the vinyl and artwork, the band sifted through their archives to give fans over three hours of rare, hard-to-find or previously unreleased material in a 320kps download card. Drone. Tape loops. Live tracks. And finally, for the first time, all of the rare import b-sides and compilation tracks that came out in the 90’s are in one place. The Dusk bonus material features the bonus CD that was included with initial copies of the record when it came out in ‘96.
Here’s our story about Athens artist Sarah Hubbard, whose quilts will be on display this month starting Friday at Floorspace (in the Chase Park Warehouses). Sarah’s daughter India will also have her beautiful photographs on display as well.
“Danse de Travers” arranged for classical guitar, glockenspiel, mandolin and digital scraps.
This Erik Satie tribute from Arbouse Recordings is out and about. I did this track a year or so ago but it’s nice to see it surface on the other side. Also featuring music by Max Richter, Hauschka, Rachel Grimes and Sylvain Chauveau.