Stories by Steven Uhles

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pop Rocks: Be sure to make time for Broad Street

Broad Street has become a mecca for independent businesses and is one of the best places in the city to get a sense of the real Augusta.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pop Rocks: James Brown biopic, though incomplete, will draw crowd

James Brown has me feeling conflicted. While I have already lent my Facebook support to the grassroots effort to bring the premier of Get On Up, the biopic based on the Godfather's life, to ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pop Rocks: Allow 12 Bands opportunity to grow as it serves

12 Bands now operates year-round, bringing music, encouragement and joy to pediatric cancer patients.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Pop Rocks: Avett Brothers booking shows good things come to those who wait

While relatively big bookings have always been an important part of the Banjo-B-Que brand - Old Crow's participation dates back to the inaugural year - being able to book the Avett Brothers is ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Pop Rocks: Mazes and Monsters reunite, give hope for other reunions

This week a local act I was fairly fond of - Mazes and Monsters - have decided to put its break-up on hold, performing with Adam Sams and Patrick Taylor on Friday, Feb. 21, at Sky City.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Pop Rocks: Wet Paint Party, airport offer artists opportunities

There are, in the not too distant future, a few opportunities for Augusta-area artists and musicians to share their talent with the world.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Pop Rocks: Squeaky's at Tip-Top of mind for reunion

Spectacularly small and delightfully disheveled, Squeaky's Tip-Top during the many, many years it was open, served not only as the accepted place to grab a quick beer but also as an ad hoc ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Pop Rocks: Friends With Benefits finding success booking diverse acts

The Friends With Benefits organization began simply enough - booking the odd concert with a charitable aim in mind. Over the past couple of years however, it has grown into a real commodity for ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Pop Rocks: Low-key albums worth listen

While the music that marks this year may be remembered as the booming electro-Franco grooves of Daft Punk and the baroque hip hop of Kanye West, much of what earned repeat spins for me were ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Pop Rocks: Volume 10 of 12 Bands of Christmas is worth opening early

As a rule, I don't like to open my Christmas presents early. There is however, one exception - the annual 12 Bands of Christmas compilation. I start thinking about this thing in August.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Pop Rocks: Music community will grow with community's support

Recently I, along with other members of Augusta's music and arts community, was asked to speak with the Georgia House Music Industry Study Committee. Our goal was simple - illustrate how music can ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Pop Rocks: Lou Reed showed us how an artist should be: creative

Lou Reed was not an artist who wanted to fail, but he also was not an artist who was afraid to fail. ​
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Pop Rocks: Perhaps clarification of the goal is in order. Read on …

My goals for this column have always been fairly finite and absolute, but perhaps a lack of clarity regarding my process and goals has given people the wrong idea.
By Steven Uhles

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Pop Rocks: Westobou wheel yet unbalanced

Last year about this time, I complimented the Westobou Festival for successfully booking five days' worth of acts that, I felt, would go a long way toward establishing trust. I stand by those ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Westobou: Johnnyswim's music is window into couple's world

Johnnyswim, which appears Thursday, Oct. 3, as part of the Westobou Festival, has evolved from Nashville folk act to something more rich, full and complicated.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Westobou: Body/Head will give voice to silent 'Joan of Arc' film

Silent films, art exhibits to open Westobou Festival.
By Steven Uhles

Pop Rocks: Flythe would write it better

I sought out Starkey Flythe's work because he was a writer, from Augusta, writing about things that felt closer to my frame of reference than "Tobacco Road."
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Six AMPED finalists to take stage at Arts in the Heart

This year's Augusta Chronicle AMPED Music Contest finalists are a diverse group, each approaching the process of writing and producing music in different ways.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Pop Rocks: Don't play until you're ready

You see, as much as I want to love everything Augusta has to offer, there are times when an act appears that I cannot, in good conscience, recommend. That happened this week.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013

Pop Rocks: Vote could keep Big Mo in business

The Big Mo Drive-In is in a competition to win a new digital projector; People Who Must to play concert for kids at Imperial Theatre
By Steven Uhles

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Meth use on rise in Richmond County

Production of meth, a highly addictive drug made from household cold medicine, batteries, drain cleaner, brake fluid and other harmful chemicals, increased in recent years when the shake-and-bake ...