Author Archives: Gordon Lamb

The Unseen Power Of The Press Release

Ok, first things first: I was turned on to this by my buddy Sam Williams so I want to thank him publicly.  It’s never been a secret how much Stockton, CA homeboys Pavement love R.E.M.  (“The Unseen Power Of The Picket … Continue reading

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Family Nouveau

It’s probably been years since I’ve written anything about Of Montreal on here.  The band’s popularity outside of Athens wasn’t ever surprising to me but since I’ve known everyone involved (past and present) for well over a decade it’s still a case … Continue reading

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Joan, Cherie, Lita, Sandy, Jackie

New trailer for The Runaways movie. Have no idea how this one will turn out. Not even sure if I can say it’s looking good based on this. But Joan Jett likes it. Yeah, she likes it quite a bit.  So, … Continue reading

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Mercy, Mercy Me

The big deal, and rightfully so, this weekend in Athens is the two-day Vic Chesnutt tribute shows at The 40 Watt.  Look at the lineup! Kelly Hogan, Guy Picciotto, Mark Linkous, Tenement Halls, Howe Gelb and more…I mean, come on!  There’s gonna … Continue reading

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Athens Snowed Under

Ok, so it wasn’t even half as snowy this February as it was last March but it’s still really nice to see. We don’t get that much snow down here so, yeah, everyone waits for it like kids at Christmas. … Continue reading

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It’s OK. I Understand.

The other night I had an uncomfortable moment. I was watching a local Athens band and the overwhelming feeling I got was “This music is so mediocre that it renders the band completely irrelevant.” And then I saw a friend of … Continue reading

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You’re Boring Me

As much as I love and defend the Athens music scene I must admit I’m easily bored  by a chunk of it.  It’s disgusting how much attention is squandered on the half-wit, careerist bullshit so many local bands are pumping out. Also, it’s really … Continue reading

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Today Is Elvis’ Birthday

Elvis would have been 75 today. See that album cover over there on the left? That’s the first record I ever owned. It was picked out by me and purchased by my grandmother at the Mongtomery Ward/Jefferson’s department store which was located on 8th … Continue reading

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Clear The Decks

Every so often I like to clean house. Please take these. 1)Brad Register (who had a mustache years ago when it was just invented) has a new band The Tenant that is kinda tasty and this track bleeds early 1980’s … Continue reading

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Leaving A Trail For Me

By the time I was aware of  Merge Records the label was already two years old. The point seems laughable because surely I can be forgiven my unawareness of a small label, no matter its proximity to Athens, back in … Continue reading

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