Battle of the Bands 2018 Q&A: Sneakthief

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with Daniel Palmer (vocals and guitar), Nolan Quigley (bass and guitar) and Joe Fradette (drums) of Sneakthief. How would you describe your musical style? Daniel: It’s hard to get into musical style for us because I don’t really feel like we fit into any specific…

Battle of the Bands 2018 Q&A: Raw Canvas

By Josh Pettis, Contributor [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with Patrick Budesky of Raw Canvas. Your online presence right now seems pretty Athens-specific and live performance oriented. Do you have any music available for streaming anywhere, or any plans to expand to platforms like that? Or are you mostly focused on shows for the time…

Battle of the Bands 2018 Q&A: Uncle Attica

By Kwase Lane, Contributor [Photo by Harley Wince] Q&A with Uncle Attica. What’s the story behind your band name?  Uncle Attica: In ancient Greek history, Attica [was] the region encompassing Athens, especially during its Golden Age. So for us, “Uncle Attica” is a musical collective surrounding Athens, Ohio just as Attica [surrounded] Athens, Greece. What…

Battle of the Bands 2018 Q&A: The Infinite Improbability Drive

By Josh Pettis, Contributor [Photo by Harley Wince] Q&A with Julian Runyon of the Infinite Improbability Drive. The way you mix science fiction with dated conceptions of the future and more conventional alt and prog aesthetics is pretty interesting, especially on the more narrative, collagey-sounding holotape tracks on your EP Another Reality Brought to You…

Q&A: galen tipton

By Kwase Lane, Contributor Photo by Joey Medlen Just two months after their latest release, nightbath, galen tipton is on top of their game. Luckily for us, they were kind enough to play at ACRN’s first show of the year at The Union. galen is an electronic music producer from Columbus, Ohio, who brings an…

Lobsterfest 2018 Q&A: JPEGMAFIA

By Devon Hannan, Editorial Director Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Experimental rapper and producer, JPEGMAFIA, seems like he came out of nowhere. After a considerable amount of positive reception on his latest full-length album, Veteran, JPEGMAFIA is quickly grabbing everyone’s undivided attention. Peggy’s composition on Veteran is simply out of this world, being…

Film Recap: Drop Your Shorts – October 22, 2017

Maria Lubanovic, Staff Writer Drop Your Shorts is Athens’s short film festival where filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds show their films on the big screen. This year, the Athena Cinema displayed 22 short films covering everything from aliens to comedy to depression. Some were meant to be funny, some were a commentary on our…

Interview: Carter and Jack on Station 116

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor Station 116 has been an Athens staple ever since it was founded last year for primarily artistic purposes. But now, it has built its status as a house of reaction, resistance, and revolution against the caustic norms we take for granted. I talked to the principal owners and showrunners for…

Lobsterfest 2017 Q&A: Bat House

By Eli Shively, General Manager A group of four friends that met during their time attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Bat House have spent a lot of time honing their craft. Though they like to remain humble about their wealth of instrumental talent, their self-released,…

Interview: Thelma’s Natasha Jacobs

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director Thelma is truly a project like no other. Fronted by none other than Natasha Jacobs, the Brooklyn-based band creates indie-folk soundscapes truly their own, impressing audiences with a debut record with such haunting and real atmospheres, it becomes almost impossible to describe. I got to talk to Jacobs after her…

A Conversation With Athens’s Hottest DJ: DJ Barticus

Speaking from personal experience, Y2K night is one of the most well-done dance parties someone could attend. With the perfect mixture of obvious hits and even more hidden gems, DJ Barticus provides. Michael Bart, more commonly known as DJ Barticus, is known for his theme nights, animated persona, frock of curly brown hair, and perhaps most importantly, his…