Occur Goes Global - The Music of Georgia

Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Georgia on my mind — and I don’t mean the Southern state Ray Charles so adored. Also known as Sakartvelo in its native tongue, this former Soviet satellite straddles East and West. Russia still exhibits phantom power in the conservative values of the country, but a vibrant rave and pro-LGBT-rights scene is gaining a foothold in Tbilisi. Here are five bands and artists whose messages should be heard.   Bedford Falls Moody with a hint of folksy lightness,... READ MORE