39 episodes

Conversations with musicians, artists, creatives, and others who make Athens and the communities surrounding Athens an amazing place to live. Learn what is going on in one of the nation’s most famous scenes, meet the new generation of people keeping the tradition strong and hear how the arts are helping build our communities. This podcast is put out by the Athens Regional Library System where we are committed to helping build strong communities and celebrating our diversity. Engaging Communities, Exceeding Expectations.If you enjoy the podcast please make sure to give us a rating or review on itunes.

Classic City Vibes Athens Regional Library System

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Conversations with musicians, artists, creatives, and others who make Athens and the communities surrounding Athens an amazing place to live. Learn what is going on in one of the nation’s most famous scenes, meet the new generation of people keeping the tradition strong and hear how the arts are helping build our communities. This podcast is put out by the Athens Regional Library System where we are committed to helping build strong communities and celebrating our diversity. Engaging Communities, Exceeding Expectations.If you enjoy the podcast please make sure to give us a rating or review on itunes.

    The Sundering Seas

    The Sundering Seas

    This week the band The Sundering Seas stops by for a talk about music, Tolkien, video games, and more.  Sundering Seas are an Atmospheric and crushing death/black/doom inspired metal from Athens, GA.    You can check them out on their bandcamp at:
    https://thesunderingseas.bandcamp.com/releases
     or on their Facebook at:
    https://www.facebook.com/thesunderingseasband

    Warning this episode does contain explicit language.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sascha Smith

    Sascha Smith

    This week we interview Sascha Smith of the band Maxuma.  Sascha talks about the bands newest release "What is with this Thickness" and also about their work as a sound tech at Flicker.  To find our more about Maxuma you can visit their bandcamp at https://maxuma.bandcamp.com or check them out on IG at  @firstofall.money.shock.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Welfare Liners

    Welfare Liners

    This week's episode features the lead singer of the Welfare Liners, Rob Keller.  
    The Welfare Liners came together from the eclectic Athens, GA music scene in 2010 and combined contemporary and traditional influences to create a brand of bluegrass that has earned praise from young and old.  

    You can find our more about the Welfare Liners at 
    https://thewelfareliners.com/home

    • 32 min
    Nightshade Family

    Nightshade Family

    This week we speak with Dado and Christina of the record label Nightshade Family.  It is a great conversation and our first look at the electronic music scene in Athens.   Nightshade Family is a deep dubstep record label with an ear to the underground of sound system culture. Created by Dado in 2021 with the goal of providing guidance and support to artists, building community through sound system events, and pushing the roots of deep dubstep. They release underground music, manage artists and throw events in the Southeast.

    Check them out at:
    www.nightshadefamilyband.com
    or
    https://nightshadefamily.bandcamp.com

    • 54 min
    Ian Hemerlein

    Ian Hemerlein

    This weeks interview is with Ian Hemerlein of Kwazymoto, Rag Bags, and Saint Syzygy.  Ian a talented musician who also does great work as a Sound Engineer at the Glow Recording Studio.  Don't miss out on this great conversation between Zakk and Ian about the local music scene, his love of Paul Thomas Anderson, and why you are unlikely to find him at a Environmental Economics Convention anytime soon.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Special FanFest Episode

    Special FanFest Episode

    Get a quick run down of our first annual FanFest event.  Don't miss out!


    FanFest 2022 is a celebration of Comics, Games, Music, Film, and the Arts. Join Oconee County Libraries with the support of Athens Regional Library System for this exciting free event on April 2nd, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Oconee County Civic Center. There will be food trucks, live music, gaming area, workshops, panel discussions, costume contest, Meet and Greets with authors and musicians, vendors, and much more!  Don’t miss out on this all ages event.  Schedule of events subject to change.  Highlighted events below with more to come!!
    9:30 am Doors Open, Vendors Open, and Cosplay
    Registration Begins
    10:00 Rebecca Sunshine Band
    10:00 Gaming Area Opens
    10:30 Acting Workshop
    11am Joey Weiser Q & A, Autographs and Meet and Greet
    11:15 Razzi King
    11:30 Historical Fencing
    12:30 Cosplay Contest
    1:30 Acting Workshop
    1:30 Cosplay Panel Discussion
    2:15 Sacred Bull
    2:30 Getting into Film Panel Discussion
    3:30 Gonzoriffic Film Showcase Auditorium

    • 19 min

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Jessie Slamo ,

The Go-To for the Latest in the Athens Cultural Scene

I can’t wait for the release of Classic City Vibes! Athens, Georgia is home to so many talented and aspiring creatives and this podcast captures the essence of this community which is the birthplace of R.E.M., the B-52s, and Pylon. But Athens isn’t just a music town - we have visual artists, filmmakers, actors and actresses, music labels, community workers, dancers and other movement artists, and more. Definitely subscribe to Classic City Vibes to keep up with all the creative happenings in Athens and the surrounding area!

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