old school athens night

I just got an email from my friend Vanessa, who sings in the influential Athens, Georgia band, Pylon. Apparently their recent reunion show at New York’s Mercury Lounge was recorded with the intention of showing it later on the web. Well, it seems that later is right now. According to Vanessa, the show starts in a few minutes at MTV’s Virtual Lower East Side website. The show starts at 8:00 EST. It’s free, but it requires registration. (If you miss it, Vanessa tells me that it’s going to repeat sometime this weekend.) Not having seen it, I can’t speak for the quality of the recording, but every Pylon show I’ve ever seen has been outstanding.

And, if Pylon’s not your thing, or if you just don’t want to register, check out this archival documentary footage of one-time Athens native Dexter Romweber and his band, the Flat Duo Jets, that was just sent to me by my friend Patty in Chicago… Apparently there’s something weird going on in the universe tonight. Things are conspiring on behalf of the old Athens scene.

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  1. mark
    Posted February 20, 2008 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    It’s 8:15 and I’m chatting with a few other folks hanging out in the “virtual lower east side,” waiting for the band to go on. None of us can figure out where the hell we’re supposed to be, or what’s supposed to happen.

  2. mark
    Posted February 20, 2008 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know how to do bit torrent, but, if I did, I’d be downloading the audio of the show here… The video still isn’t working on the Virtual Lower East Side site.

  3. Posted February 21, 2008 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Jeremy Baldwin recorded a couple of interviews with Dexter for his WSDS program The Crossroads Music Program. Here is the link to a live interview with Dexter Recorded in Downtown Ypsi at Good noise Studios in 2004 with some songs played there and a phone interview Also in 2004

    Dexter Stayed at my house following his show at the Elbow Room. That was one crazy experience — I’ve never seen somebody eat so many Ramen noodles in my life.


  4. Stacey
    Posted February 23, 2008 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    That reminds me…I need a copy of “Spider” on CD.

  5. Posted February 24, 2008 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Saw Dexter live all over the South in the 80’s + 90’s, and pulled strings to book him at the Elbow in another decade. The guy got crazier and crazier every show.

  6. mark
    Posted February 25, 2008 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    We need to get him back here, Leighton…. Maybe a pre-Shadow Art Fair event, outside in Riverside Park.

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