After many gray days brought to us by hurricane Joaquin, the clouds have parted, and the sun has smiled upon Athens, Georgia. Ironically, the only clear day Athens experienced this past week was the day Father John Misty came to town, and when he left he took our hearts and the sunshine. Alas, it is back, and Vinyl Mag has curated a playlist to lift your spirits and your bum. Listen to the playlist and go outside! Or do both at the same time! Here are all of our favorites from past and present, from The Beach Boys to Wavves, organized in (somewhat) chronological order. Enjoy!
Nikki grew up in an imitation German town in Georgia by the name of Helen. It wasn’t until middle school that she started to get interested in the arts: painting, music, and writing. She wrote in her diary, sketched in art class and listened to regretful music. By high school, her tastes became a little more refined. She found Fiona Apple, Lou Reed and Giant Drag, and they remain her favorites in college. She was accepted to the University of Georgia in 2012 and is currently majoring in English. Upon moving to Athens from a town with more trees than people, Nikki was a bit overwhelmed. However, there is certainly no lack of inspiration in Athens, and she appreciates its love for the arts and its service as a platform.