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Published: Thu, 13 October 2005 0:42:50 EST

Last Build Date: Thu, 13 October 2005 0:42:50 EST

Copyright: Copyright 2005 Athens Banner Herald

Touring for home

Thu, 13 October 2005 0:38:57 EST

Perhaps the only thing that could make one of the hardest rocking bands in America increase their already-legendary intensity is the knowledge that they can't go home.

A Brief History of a Gang of Four

Thu, 6 October 2005 23:28:3 EST

No other English group has epitomized the term "post-punk" quite as fluently as Gang of Four.

Feels like home

Thu, 6 October 2005 23:31:17 EST

Although he has played close to 200 shows a year for nearly two decades, Atlanta-based bluesman Tinsley Ellis has a remarkable memory for dates and places.

Brothers and kings

Thu, 6 October 2005 23:37:41 EST

Eighteen-year-old Jared Followill is a weary young man.

Boulevard's great 'Vice'

Thu, 29 September 2005 21:5:18 EST

It's probably safe to say that sooner or later, all musical genres see their revival, bringing renewed props to music whose influence, during its heyday, could be called a cultural phenomenon.

Back-porch Americana

Thu, 29 September 2005 21:6:25 EST

How many music writers' analysis' of Magnolia Electric Co. begins with a Neil Young reference?

Bigger and better

Thu, 29 September 2005 21:0:11 EST

First of all, we should just get this out of the way - The Fleshtones rock. Harder than any garage rock outfit banging its drum kit out there today, harder than any post-rock, prog-rock, punk-rock wannabes, and certainly harder than any shoe-gazers.

Hensley release 'Right' on time

Thu, 29 September 2005 21:3:47 EST

Heidi Hensley has been waiting a long time for this moment. Now she's ready to seize it.

Song of sound

Thu, 22 September 2005 18:52:1 EST

In a previous decade, their music probably would've been called "art rock," a term that applied to bands like Athens-based Love Tractor in the early '80s, describing music that flies beyond the realm of pop or rock 'n' roll and "dares" to be instrumental.

Bouncing back

Thu, 22 September 2005 18:53:1 EST

Sara O'Brien's new album was going to be titled "Under the Avocado Tree."

Ready and willing

Thu, 22 September 2005 23:35:4 EST

Packway Handle Band

Wide swaths and intimate portraits

Thu, 22 September 2005 23:35:14 EST

The September concert lineup for Athens reads like a Murderers Row of electrifying, captivating performers and talents - post-dancehall sensation M.I.A. and irascible indie oddballs The Fiery Furnaces played earlier this week; Outlaw blueblood Shooter Jennings, still-sharp Seattle vets The Posies and never-better local heroes Of Montreal are still to come.

From bloodshed to beauty

Thu, 15 September 2005 21:54:7 EST

Even if it encompasses nearly any genre you can think of - house, rap, electronic, trance, world, pop, Brazilian folk - London-based M.I.A.'s music likely won't sound like anything you've heard before.

Lots of Kids

Thu, 15 September 2005 21:48:43 EST

Listening to the opening tracks of Kenosha Kid's new release, "Projector," it's kind of hard not to imagine Charlie Chaplin ambling along in jumpy frames of black and white, trying to untangle himself from a sticky situation. It's an association that works, considering the album's first seven tracks in fact were written as a score for Chaplin's 1921 classic, "The Kid."

Into the fire

Thu, 15 September 2005 22:14:28 EST

'Friends to the martyr, a friend to the woman of shame. You look into the fiery furnace, see the rich man without any name." So proclaimed Bob Dylan in his 1983 song, "Jokerman."