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 newathensband@gmail.com or call 240-994-1309.

N.E.W. athens at The Ottobar (1/7/17)



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., June 24, 2017: The Hamilton DC, 600 14th Street NW, Wash. DC

N.E.W. athens is thrilled to play The Hamilton, one of Washington, DC's coolest music venues. We are opening for Start Making Sense, a popular Talking Heads tribute band that has performed across the country. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 8 p.m. It's going to be a great night of music and fun.

Get Tickets and More Information

Learn more about Start Making Sense


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)

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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. Special thanks to 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!