Performing the Music of R.E.M.

N.E.W. Athens is a band dedicated to performing the music of R.E.M. The band 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 or call 240-994-1309.

N.E.W. athens at Bethesda Blues & Jazz (8/3/17)

The Band

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)

Upcoming Shows

Sat., Oct. 28: University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

The boys from N.E.W. athens will be getting some of the tailgaters pumped up for the Terps homecoming game against Indiana. We'll start performing around 1 p.m. and go until about 3 p.m. No tickets or cover.

Mon. Oct. 30: The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., Baltimore, MD.

Spend Halloween eve rocking your best costume and dancing to alternative music from the 80s and 90s as we open for The Cured, a nationally acclaimed Cure tribute band. DJ Craig Boarman will also spin some 80s classics. Sure it's a Monday, but the Ottobar opens the doors early (7 p.m.) and we'll kick things off at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $12.

More info and tickets!

Past Gigs

Location Date
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

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Thank you

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 Ivan Katz (Mandolin), Rob Riddle (Mandolin) and Elena and Matt from Manta Rat (Pixies tribute). Special thanks to Patrick Ryan and Rob Riddle (again), 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!