athens music

This week on Sound of Athens, David Barbe and his music business students from UGA's Terry College present a double bill of Ruby the RabbitFoot, captured live at The Georgia Theatre, and Orenda Fink, captured live at Caledonia Lounge.

Athens Tops List of Best Music Cities in U.S.

Sep 16, 2019
Image via Gino M./Yelp

Athens tops the list when comes to American cities for musicians.

CubeSmart created the list, focusing on cities that organizers considered ideal for musicians. Lily Rogers is a content editor involved compiling the list.

She says factors included cost of living, legendary music venues, and support for arts.

“You know we wanted to find unique and active music scenes, we wanted places that had resources like music collectives, supportive venues, affordable equipment shops, things like that,” Rogers said.

Vinyl Resurgence Spins Up Interest for Local Company

Jul 26, 2018
Kindercore Records

As a public radio listener, chances are you're already quite familiar with vinyl records, and in fact you probably have a collection of your favorite albums stored away somewhere. But did you know according to a recent report from NielsenMusic, record sales are at an all-time high and that there was a record producing plant right here in Athens, taking advantage of a resurgence in Vinyl Listening? Listen below as WUGA interns Jessica Wurst and Marquis Chester, set out to explore what this growing fascination with Vinyl is all about.

AthFest, Worthwhile Community Event or Just Another Headache?

Jul 6, 2018
Marquis Chester

The past decade has been a renaissance for music festivals globally. Giant shows like Coachella see the rising popularity as an opportunity for greater profits. What does it mean to a small town/local festival like Athfest? Is Athfest able to keep up with giants like Music Midtown and Shaky Knees? Perhaps its purpose lies outside the quest for dollar bills. Listen to the segment below, as WUGA interns from UGA's Grady College set out to discover more.

Usually if you were discussing rivers and banjo music you would be doing so as a reference to the classic movie Deliverance, but in this case the mention is far more meaningful. Grammy Award winning banjoist Alison Brown is teaming up with a local land trust for a benefit concert here in Athens.