Ryman Recommends: White Violet

We all know Athens is famous for its music, but once and for all, can publications stop referencing The B-52′s and REM as if they are the only bands that have come from our great city? In the last 3 decades, Athens has been churning out incredible music that goes far beyond the pop sensations of the 1980′s and 90′s. One of these bands is the 4 piece Athens-based White Violet. Fronted by Nate Nelson, an Athens local who has had his hand in all aspects of our music scene since his early teens, White Violet creates beautiful, dreamy, almost haunting music. Their new album, Stay Lost, out on Normaltown Records, is out today, and it is the perfect album to soundtrack your autumn cookouts or mountain road trips.

White Violet will be celebrating their cd release today by supporting Pure Bathing Culture at Normaltown Hall (399 Meigs St.) tonight. Being the dog about town that he is, Ryman wouldn’t miss the show, so while you are there, be sure to look down for our furry mascot and give him some love. Doors at 8:30 $8

Ryman Recommends: The what to do and see in Athens from a real dog about town

With the launch of our new website, we are also launching our new series “Ryman Recommends: The what to do and see in Athens from a real dog about town. It combines our two favorite things, Athens & Athens’ most famous boxer and Hip Pops mascot, Ryman Fontaine.

The hardest working dog in pop business

Hip Pops could have been started in any city, but we picked Athens, because, simply said, it is the BEST. We love every inch of this town, and want all of our pop fans in on our fabulous finds. Each week, pup-extraordinaire, Ryman, will showcase an Athens gem – be it a great restaurant, an upcoming show, a favorite swimming hole – the inspiration is limitless. We hope you enjoy our favorite spots as much as we do! Ryman + The Hip Pops Team

Popping it all over Athens and northeast Georgia.

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