Performing the Music of R.E.M.
N.E.W. Athens is a band dedicated to performing the music of R.E.M. We've played shows at some of the D.C. area's best venues, including The Hamilton, The Ottobar, Villain & Saint, Tally Ho, and more. We also play private and corporate events.
The group includes four veteran musicians who have come together to honor one of the great American bands. The name N.E.W. athens pays tribute to Athens, GA., where R.E.M. was formed. N.E.W. athens' set list covers a wide range of R.E.M.'s work focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the band's earliest albums. Lifelong R.E.M. fans and new fans will hear great music and have a great time.
To book N.E.W. athens, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-994-1309.
Do you like The Smiths and Morrissey? Check out our other band, Caligula Blushed!
N.E.W. athens at Bethesda Blues & Jazz (8/3/17)
John Ohly, Guitars/Vocals
Steve Aaron, Drums/Vocals
Will Styne, Bass/Vocals
Dana Tofig, Keys/Vocals
Photos and Videos
Jammin' Java, Vienna, Va. (1/24/17)
Photo Credits: Rob Riddle
Villain & Saint, Bethesda, Md. (11/13/16)
University of Maryland Tailgate (10/28/17)
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018: Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD
Nearly two years after we played our first gig at V&S, we're back for another show at one of our favorite venues. Tickets are just $10. Opening act to be announced soon. TICKETS AND MORE INFO
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018: Tally Ho Theater, 19 W Market St, Leesburg, VA
We're back at the legendary Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg for a Friday night show with Caligula Blushed (Smiths/Morrissey Tribute). A night of classic 80s/90s alternative. Tickets and more info coming soon!
|OaktoberFest Party||October 22nd, 2016|
|Villain & Saint||November 13th, 2016||Video|
|Ottobar||January 7th, 2017||Video|
|Jammin' Java||January 24th, 2017||Photos|
|Brookeville Beer Farm||March 4, 2017||Photos||The Ottobar||March 17, 2017||("Yer Covered" Tribute Night)||Villain & Saint||April 8, 2017||(w/ Flo Anito)||The Hamilton||June 24, 2017||(Open for Start Making Sense)|
|Bethesda Blues & Jazz||August 3, 2017||Video||Villain & Saint||September 29, 2017||Photos||The Blue Side||October 13, 2017||Video||The Ottobar||October 30, 2017||The Hamilton||December 27, 2017||The Ottobar||January 6, 2018||Photos||Villain and Saint||May 19, 2018||with Caligula Blushed (Smiths tribute)||Tally Ho Theater||August 11, 2018||with Caligula Blushed (Smiths tribute)|
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The members of N.E.W. athens would like to thank everyone who has come out to our shows and has supported this project. Thanks to the musicians we've shared the stage with, including Quinn (Girlfriend in a Coma and Caligula Blushed), Ivan Katz (Mandolin), Rob Riddle (Mandolin), Alan Tofig (Mandolin/Guitar) and Elena and Matt from Manta Rat (Pixies tribute). Special thanks to Shantel Mitchell Breen, Patrick Ryan and Rob Riddle for providing us with great photos and Will Tofig, for designing (& redesigning) and maintaining our website. And a very special thanks to Debbie, Morgan and Remi, who put up with our rehearsals!