Girlfriend In A Coma is a passionate tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey. Thirty years after the breakup of one of alternative rock’s most influential bands, there is no sign of a reunion from Morrissey and band mates. Girlfriend In A Coma creates an authentic live experience for fans that once witnessed the brilliance of The Smiths and fans that have been denied the opportunity. To continue paying homage to the band’s front man, Girlfriend In A Coma also performs selections from Morrissey’s solo career. This is truely the unhappy 30th anniversary tour for Smiths/Morrissey fans.
The group formed out of a notion by four friends that were also fans of The Smiths. It was the proverbial pebble in the shoe for Quinn and Sy. Together they had several failed attempts to construct a line up worthy of the stage. However with a passing comment about earlier attempts of this project, it sparked the interest of two other musician friends and suddenly the band was formed in September 2006.
About N.E.W. athens
N.E.W. athens was formed in 2015 when four veteran musicians came together to pay homage to the music of R.E.M., one of America's most unique and successful bands, N.E.W. athens' performances will delight serious and casual R.E.M. fans alike, with a wide array of music from the band's 30-year career.
N.E.W. athens focuses mainly on songs from R.E.M’s earliest albums, including those from Chronic Town, the band's debut EP, and albums such as Murmur, Reckoning, Fables of the Reconstruction, and Document. However, N.E.W. athens’ set also includes songs from R.E.M’s later albums, including Out of Time, Monster, and Automatic for the People. R.E.M.’s most dedicated fans will delight in the covers of classic songs such as “Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars),” “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry),” “Finest Worksong” and “Begin the Begin,” while casual fans will enjoy authentic performances of the band’s hits, including “The One I Love,” “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” “Man on the Moon," and others.
Based in Rockville, Maryland—the city memorialized in “(Don’t go Back to) Rockville"—N.E.W. athens is comprised of both veterans and newcomers to the D.C.-area music scene, including John Ohly on guitar and vocals; Steve Aaron, on drums and vocals; Will Styne on bass and vocals, and Dana Tofig on keyboards and vocals. The band has performed at a variety of venues in the mid-Atlantic, including The Ottobar in Baltimore, Villain & Saint in Bethesda, Md., and Jammin' Java, in Vienna, Va.
To learn more about N.E.W. athens, visit http://www.newathensband.com or follow the band on Facebook and Instagram at "newathensband".