Only in Athens: Stavros Mellissinos, sandal maker and world-renowned poet

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Go to Athens for the incredible history and architecture. For the food. For the people. But go to also meet a world-renowned poet, who just happens to be a sandal maker, too. The Poet Sandal Maker of Athens, as Stavros Melissinos is called, has worked on crafting sandals all his life and today he and […]

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Six D.O.G.S: the hottest artistic space in Athens

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By Monika Christodoulou in Cool Travel on Wednesday 28 March 2012

Hear it here: Six D.O.G.S is (unofficially) the hottest artistic place in Athens. Not only because of the live gigs, workshops, theatrical acts, cafe and DJ sets best experienced by tasting yummy cocktails. But mostly for the great back garden. It’s a unique relaxing place surrounded and decorated by beach sand, small hills, handmade furniture, […]

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Panos Sklavenitis’ No Signal mural in Athens

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By Kyveli Lignou Tsamantani in New Art on Saturday 26 November 2011

The mural No Signal at Kriezotou street in the center of Athens, just a few blocks from the Greek Parliament, is a work by local artist Panos Sklavenitis. Of this street art, he says: ‘The sign No Signal interests me for a number of reasons. It declares and cancels at the same time the lack […]

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The Futurebirds

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Saturday 22 May 2010

The Futurebirds are an unruly band of boys from Athens, Georgia, but they might as well have been reared in the backwoods of Woodstock by Levon Helm himself. Their debut release, Hampton’s Lullaby, is out on July 13 via Autumn Tone Records.

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Pylon

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Thursday 17 December 2009

Athens, Georgia band, Pylon still sound unlike anything else out there. The B-52s and R.E.M. have both stated that Pylon are one of the best bands in America, and listening to DFA’s re-release of Chomp, with its concentrated dose of post-punk, it’s easy to hear why. We have their song, Beep [listen below], available for […]

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Hola Halo

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By Nicklaus Andersen in New Music on Wednesday 28 October 2009

This Athens, Georgia-based trio Hola Halo provides enough catchy hooks, swing, and swagger to melt the most expertly-designed of igloos. On their recording Time Out Here, vocalist and keyboardist Shauna Greeson and her bandmates re-work fuzzy, ’70s-inspired love music. But don’t think they can’t play their pop music, too.

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Circulatory System’s Signal Morning

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By Nicklaus Andersen in New Music on Thursday 22 October 2009

Athens, Georgia art rockers Circulatory System have delivered an extraordinary 46-minute album sculpted from five years worth of accumulated sonic experimentation. Signal Morning ricochets across every raw nerve from the poppiest of impulses to the edge of ostensible sanity, without revealing a single cut corner or uninspired change.

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Jucifer

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 21 July 2008

Despite their over-the-top rockisms (ridiculously monstrous rigs, smoke machines, and high-wattage light show), Jucifer backs the bombast up with some colon-bursting heaviness. The duo from Athens, Gergia, take 90s-era grrl rawk and combines it with slow, plodding, sludge metal like High on Fire on Vicodin.

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Harvey Milk

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 1 July 2008

Named after the first openly gay politician in US history, Harvey Milk make some rather testosterone-heavy tunes. While appealing mostly to the stoner-rock and indie-metal set, the quintet from Athens, Georgia, aren’t afraid of a little melody, as the almost pop track Motown on their latest album, Life … the Best Game in Town, proves. […]

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