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Everything Is Cool: Form Followed Function For Athens Postpunk Legends Pylon

Fred Mills, Harp, December 2007

CARRBORO, N.C., 1980: An enthusiastic new wave crowd, including your future Harp correspondent, jams into a tiny club in Carrboro (near Chapel Hill) called The Station. Eatery by day, rock venue by night, it's destined to enter the history books in a few short months when R.E.M. makes their very first road trip from Georgia. This evening, though, another Peach State act, Athens' Pylon, is onstage, thundering forth their brawny-yet-cerebral brand of dissonance-tinged punk funk. And here I am, tearing up the dancefloor with... my mother-in-law?

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