Athens, GA, from what I gather, has a growing reputation as a kind of indie/progressive music place.
Of course, the first thing I had to do was get over my contractually obligated cultural comparison reaction: "But, Huck, Athens is the greatest college music scene on the planet, and here are eleventy reasons why," etc.
The second thing I had to do was think: New Orleans has an indie/progressive rock scene? Where? Who? What??
Guess I better start listening to WTUL.
And I was just thinking the other day, that since New Orleans has WWOZ radio, and that radio station is the greatest on the planet, that all other music radio that I can pick up consistently in NOLA has to suck.
I can barely hear the Ragin' Cajun' anymore. "Rock of New Orleans'" evening classic rock barely balances the "We Hate Obama With Funny Voices" morning talk nonsense. The lackluster rotation on every other local station makes me miss the days I lived under the cultural hegemon that was Jacksonville (FL) radio. < / sarcasm >
So, thanks, Huck. I'll have to tune in.