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Vanessa Briscoe Hay Looks Back at 40 Years of Pylon

Vanessa Briscoe Hay remembers the evening of Aug. 25, 1980, like it was yesterday. Her fledgling post-punk combo Pylon opened for its fellow Athens, Georgia…
Tom Lanham / September 23, 2020

Pylon to Release Box Set With 18 Unreleased Recordings

Pylon, who emerged from Athens, Georgia as part of the early '80s college scene that also spawned R.E.M. and the B-52s, will release an all-encompassing set…
Katherine Turman / August 26, 2020

Taking Fun Seriously: Pylon’s Last Hurrah

"We were pretty bad at breaking up," Pylon vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, 60, says over the phone from her Athens, Georgia home. Four…
Dan Weiss / August 2, 2016

Review: Pylon’s Final ‘Live’ Set Before Their Hiatus Was Ahead of Its Time

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: July 29, 2016Label: ChunkletEvery scene has a spirit. In New York and Los Angeles, it’s all about competition, turf…
Zoe Camp / July 20, 2016

Watch Pylon’s Entire 2005 Reunion Gig at Athens PopFest

Back in November, Slicing Up Eyeballs premiered a little-seen video of R.E.M. playing a 40-minute concert in Athens, Georgia in 1981, a full 18 months…
Kyle McGovern / January 16, 2013

Deerhunter Deliver Hot Cover of Pylon Classic

Back in the early 1980s, Pylon were part of Athens, GA's college rock scene with R.E.M. and the B-52's, and the band (featuring singer Vanessa…
Kevin O'Donnell / June 23, 2011