Articles from the Steven Uhles section archive

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, 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

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

Pop Rocks: Youth@Risk offers parting gift with 'Everything Dies'

Augusta band Youth@Risk has decided to shut up shop on a high note with the release of "Everything Dies." The band will celebrate the record's release and, in doing so, play its farewell show on ...
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pop Rocks: Pat Walsh takes lyrical approach in 'Woolgathering'

Songwriter Pat Walsh channels acts such as Joe Jackson, XTC, Elvis Costello and, most particularly, Nick Lowe in his catchy but always unexpected pop songs.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pop Rocks: Put nostalgia in its place, but make room for art

Great art, generally, and great music, specifically, are always about taking risks. I was reminded of this last week.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pop Rocks: Lack of professionalism caused an unfortunate event

James Fortune and Friends show that never happened is good example of what not to do.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pop Rocks: Local radio personalities can inspire our listening pleasure

95 Rock, for the most part, plays a radio-ready list of songs popular on modern rock charts. But, on occasion, it allows the personality of the DJ to dictate what will be played.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pop Rocks: It's a shame when concert benefits get lost in the crowd

Concert benefits like Shine for Scott have value to community when people know about them and go.
By Steven Uhles

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pop Rocks: Booking acts can be an art

There are two approaches taken when booking acts in any market.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pop Rocks: Cirque 'Quidam' proves a venue can be transformed

It was hard to believe that Cirque du Soleil's magic would be able to turn James Brown Arena into something spectacular. But it did.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pop Rocks: It's nice to see creativity that works

Two expressions of creativity have been on my mind.
By Steven Uhles

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pop Rocks: Make a stop on Broad Street for food, music, more

The heart of Augusta's arts and entertainment scene, Broad Street has quietly become not only a textbook example of city center revitalization, but, for a single week in April, an excellent place ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pop Rocks: The right big idea could pay off for Augusta

A few weeks ago, a story surfaced about plans to build a large amphitheater in south Richmond County.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Pop Rocks: Musical future will be new and old

Should we, as artists and fans, look to the past or toward the future? Symphony Orchestra Augusta and singer-songwriter Will McCranie give us a peek at both.
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Pop Rocks: Beethoven gets a new backdrop

Symphony Orchestra Augusta is always looking for new ways to attract fresh faces to its orchestral events. Next week, it's levying the star power of one of music's original rock stars, Ludwig Van ...
By Steven Uhles

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Pop Rocks: Bars ordering up smoke-free nights

What makes the current trend so interesting, and encouraging, is that these businesses are eliminating or segregating smoking on their own.
By Steven Uhles

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Pop Rocks: Augusta artists, record your work

So here is my message and my plea to Augusta's artists. Record what you're doing. It doesn't have to be "Dark Side of the Moon."
By Steven Uhles

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Pop Rocks: Rather than look back, look ahead

I've compiled a short list of local acts, entrepreneurs and artistic endeavors I'll be paying particular attention to in the coming year.
By Steven Uhles

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