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Bohemian SouthCreating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk$
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Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631677

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.001.0001

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Acting Out

Acting Out

The Athens, Georgia, Music Scene and the Emergence of a Bohemian Diaspora

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(p.181) Acting Out
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Bohemian South
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Grace Elizabeth Hale

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0012

This chapter examines the sonic landscapes of Athens, Georgia, which was an epicenter for cutting edge music from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, leading the way for college rock and other independent music scenes. The transformation of this small Southern college town into a new kind of bohemia and nationally and internationally recognized site of alternative culture is covered through the lens of several important Athens bands. These include the B-52’s, Pylon, and R.E.M. The chapter also examines related elements of the emerging scene, such as drag and pop art.

Keywords:   Athens, Georgia, Bohemia, alternative culture, B-52’s, R.E.M, Pylon

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