Thank you

Hey there,
Thank you  to Jessica and Rainey at Terrapin and everyone who helped and/or attended the AHRF fundraiser at Terrapin. 840 people bought the beer glasses so probably well over 1000 people attended since there were a lot of younger people there as well. We only raised $542 and would not have received that much except that Cosmic Charlie generously donated all their proceeds from playing. We received $16 in donation from two children making bracelets! Also Brian’s hot dogs and Juan’s empanadas  donated portions of their sales and Eric Haas of Fifth Records & Radio provided the PA free.
Unfortunately people were not aware that AHRF received nothing from the sale of the beer glasses so the donations were not as much as we had hoped. If anyone would like to make a donation they can do so at:  http://www.athenshumanrightsfest.org/6
I have posted the show so people can hear the incredible performance of Cosmic Charlie at:  http://livemusicathensga.com/play_music-2/
Here is the link to the pictures Rebekah Skinner from Spotted Online Athens took: http://spotted.onlineathens.com/galleries/index.php?id=427588
Enjoy!
Peace and Love,
Kurt

Cosmic Charlie AHRF fundraiser @ Terrapin 9-28-12

Cosmic Charlie AHRF fundraiser Part1 @ Terrapin 9-28-12
Cosmic Charlie AHRF fundraiser Part2 @ Terrapin 9-28-12

If you enjoyed this show with us and didn’t know it was a fundraiser, or didn’t have cash, or for any other reason you didn’t make a donation, and any of you hearing this for the first time, here is your chance to donate. All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Music This Week Tonight Sept 25th thru Oct 2nd

Hey there,
A quick announcement. Please check out the Play Music page on my website:
This is just the first pass at playing the music from web site, lots more to come.
WOW what a week for music, some of my favorite bands are coming through Athens this week. A lot of folks from California will be in town  from Beats Antique to Pigs on the Wing . Of course my favorite pick is COSMIC CHARLIE this Fri at Terrapin 5pm for the AHRF fundraiser, but then again I have a vested interest and I am a devout Deadhead. Get there early, doors open for this show at 5pm. It will be over before 8pm so plenty of time to get to Pigs on the Wing or any other show  Fri. night
Some breaking news from Ann of the Tiger Girlz:
Kite to the Moon’s very own Tiger Girlz  is opening for Beats Antique Wednesday, September 26.  Timi is playing in Atlanta, (Pigs on the Wing is coming to Athens at the end of the week)  so the ladies have been let off the leash, we have smashed our tiger cages, and we are hungry!  Expect all new aerial acts, new costumes, and new floor acts.  This is going to be a great night from the beginning to the end at The GA Theater.
I had the good fortune to hear Beats Antique’s new EP Contraption Vol 2, what a great treat from the haunting opening violin to the end this is a solid album I highly recommend. I would not be surprised if Cirque du Soleil approached them to use it as the musical score for one of their shows. Beats Antique creates a mesmerizing soundscape that is original, ever changing, never boring mix of different genres. I was especially pleased to hear Lynx sing on one of the tracks and even happier to find out she is also performing with Beats at the GATH show. The Colony Collapse – Filistine track makes me think of the music playing that switched on the final four cylons in Battlestar Galactica. Definitely check out Beats Antique with the Tiger Girlz and Lynx at GATH Wed and pick up this album, you won’t be disappointed. Remember the music is only part of the show, expect a thoroughly entertaining musical and visual show. A Don’t Miss!
Tonight, Tuesday Sept 25

Ike Stubblefield and Friends  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Monkeygrass Jug Band  Nowhere Bar 10pm

“Get Up Get Down” featuring Velveteen Pink and Immuzikation  Georgia Theatre 11pm

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

The Ice Cream Men, Save Grand Canyon, The HEAP, Dan Wentworth  Melting Point 7pm

Counterpoint Pre-party w/ Beats Antique, Lynx, Tiger Girlz Georgia Theatre 8pm

Kenosha Kid  Highwire Lounge 9pm

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

The Odd Trio  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Adam Klein & the Wild Fires w/ Darnell Boys and Waller  40 Watt Club 9pm

Bluegrass Thursday with the Monkeygrass Jug Band  Highwire Lounge 9pm

Blues Night with The Shadow Executives  Office Lounge 9pm

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Cosmic Charlie Terrapin Beer Co. 5:00pm

Pigs on the Wing 40 Watt Club 9pm

Eddie & the Public Speakers, JazzChronic  New Earth Music Hall 9pm

The Broadcast  Nowhere Bar 10pm

Lazy Locomotive  Amici Italian Café 11pm

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Paul Lombard, Folk Society Band  Bishop Park  Farmers Market 8am

Yacht Rock Revue Georgia Theatre 8pm

Monkeygrass Jug Band, Michael Bowman, Ramsay Midwood  Flicker Theatre & Bar 9pm

Zach Deputy, Copious Jones  New Earth Music Hall 9pm

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Sunday Night at the Bowling Alley Blues Band  Ten Pins Tavern 7:30pm

She Wolf, Matt Hudgins  Highwire Lounge 9pm

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Blues Jam with Big C  Nowhere Bar 9pm

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Leon Russell, Jamie McLean Band  Georgia Theatre 7pm

Incendiaries, Acorn Bcorn, Kill Kill Buffalo  Caledonia Lounge 9:30

Too many choices but for me there are some I will not miss, the ones in yellow now mark a Don’t Miss shows but also one I will definitely attend.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt

Music This Week Tonight Sept 19th thru Sept 22nd and some downloads

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Hey there,
Sorry this is so late, I was out last night putting up posters for the AHRF fundraiser at Terrapin next Fri Sept 28th 5:30 – 7:30pm FREE show with COSMIC CHARLIE!!!
(If you would like to help I have attached the poster to this email so please print and distribute freely! Thanks).
Check my web site later this week, I will be posting a lot of music to listen to without having to download first. http://livemusicathensga.com/
This is going to be a very abbreviated music recommendations email, I will list most of the DON’T Miss shows, There is, as always, too many great shows on the same night so please any one with a recorder try to help me and record the shows I miss. There is also a ton of new bands playing that I have not had the time to research. My rule of thumb is if a new band has someone in it  I know then it is easier from me to recommend as quality musicians play with others of their caliber. If you check out any shows and think them worthy of a mention, please pass that info along to me.
I also want to bring two things to your attention for next week. First, Beats Antique will be playing at GA Theatre Wed 26th I highly recommend this show. Electronica and experimental world fusion music is as good a description as any but don’t put them in a box thinking you know what their show will be like. This is a show where the music is just one of the layers of the show, its like an orgasm, you can’t describe it, you have to experience it. Check out their info at http://theconfluencegroup.com/ba/  Be sure to download Skeleton Key and the Mixtape for a taste of what to expect musically.
Second, try to make plans for a short road trip and campout for the Sautee Jamboree 2012
Caroline Aiken, Col Bruce Hampton, Sol Driven Train are just a taste of a great lineup. Two days of shows Sept 28th & 29th, check out the info at  http://www.snca.org/main.html and

Here are some new downloads I had hoped for time to edit and master but these are just the raw recordings. Anyone out there wanting to learn how to do the mastering I’ll be glad to set you up with a system to use or if you already know how I’d appreciate any help doing it. I’m sure you can tell by listening the recordings could be improved.
Free Space @ Hendershot’s 9-14-12
breathlanes @ Hendershot’s 8-29-12
http://www.mediafire.com/?u9v0ns6s03hcq
Flannel Church @ Melting Point 8-4-12
Jeff Sipe 6-29-12 @ Melting Point
Kenosha Kid @ Henndershot’s 7-11-12
Music Recommendations:
TONIGHT

North Mississippi Allstars, Missing Cats Georgia Theatre 8pm

Randall Bramblett Band Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Kenosha Kid  Highwire Lounge 9pm

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Railroad Earth, High Strung String Band Georgia Theatre 8pm

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

The Woodgrains  Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30pm

The Whigs Album Release w/ The District Attorneys and Don Chambers + GOAT Georgia Theatre 8pm

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

Red Oak Southern String Band, Green Flag Bishop Park  Farmers Market 8am

Killick and John Norris  Flicker Theatre & Bar 6pm

An Evening with Matt Joiner and Friends Melting Point 8pm

Galactic feat. Corey Glover, Lingo Georgia Theatre 8pm

Mama’s Love New Earth Music Hall 9pm

At this time I am so busy I really don’t know what shows I’ll be attending but I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt

Music This Week Sept 11th thru Sept 18th

 Hey there,
On this day, the anniversary of 9/11, I thought It appropriate to talk about human rights. For over 34 years a group of people in Athens have been trying to do their part in stopping ALL wars and raising awareness on issues regarding human rights. Who knows, if more of us had paid a little more attention to these issues we may not  be marking this day as we do. Athens is unique in that we are the ONLY city to have an organization like this. The problem is that a lot of the people in the organization, who started out as college students as most of you are now, are getting to the point where it is time to start to pass the torch on to a younger generation. I personally am pleased to see signs of the same spirit the AHRF started from in this generation of college students. I hope you will step up and join us in our efforts to make this planet a better place.
In case you haven’t heard, there are two fundraisers for the 35th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival May 5th and 6th, 2013. COSMIC CHARLIE will be performing at the first one on Sept 28th at Terrapin.Ber Co. I am very pleased to announce DANK SINATRA will be performing at the second fundraiser Nov 2nd. also at Terrapin.
 I am also very pleased to announce I have made another step in improving the web site, I have figured out how to link the files so you can play the music instead of having to download it first. I think it fitting the first post I’ve done that way is this year’s 34th AHRF. Here is the whole festival, two days of speakers and music. I hope you not only enjoy the music but please listen to the speakers. There are a number of important issues they address. Please get involved. Lets not have any more anniversaries like this one.
Music Recomendations:

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Peter Aland  Athens City Hall 5pm

Kenosha Kid  Highwire Lounge 9pm

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Bill Mallonee, Adam Klein  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Blues Night with The Shadow Executives  Office Lounge 10pm

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Chronic Funk Circus  Georgia Theatre 9pm

4 on the Floor w/ David Barbe, Velocirapture, Neck, Dozen Eggs  40 Watt Club 10pm

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Root Spirits  Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30pm

MC Bluez  Blind Pig Tavern 7pm

Drivin’ N Cryin’ w/ Will Hoge  Georgia Theatre 8pm

Betsy Kingston & the Crowns, Bear Left, Cotter Pen  40 Watt Club 9pm

Rollin’ Home  Buffalo’s Southwest Café 9pm

Andrew Kahrs, TAJ, Lazy Locomotive Farm 255 11pm

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

Athens Farmers Market w/  The Skipperdees , Hawk Proof Rooster  Bishop Park  8am

MC Bluez  Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30pm

The Orkids, Save Grand Canyon, Ravello  40 Watt Club 9pm

Sumilan w/ phFactor and The Good Doctor  New Earth Music Hall 9pm

Rick Fowler Band  Office Lounge 9:30pm

Cicada Rhythm  Farm 255 11pm

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

Kate Morrissey, Monahan  Highwire Lounge 9pm

Sunday Night at the Bowling Alley Blues Band  Ten Pins Tavern 7:30pm

Root Spirits  Tapped 10pm

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Dangfly! On the Rooftop!  Georgia Theatre 8pm

Theresa Andersson, Thayer Sarrano, Brian Connell  Caledonia Lounge 9pm

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

The only shows I am sure I am going to are Kenosha Kid on Wed and David Barbe’s shows on Thurs (I wish was doing Electric Codpiece). I hope he starts late so I can fit in Chronic Funk Circus. Fri is a real challenge, I’ll try to Start Fri with Root Spirits after that I really don’t know. I have so many friends playing it is really hard to schedule.Same problem Sat. I will catch Dangfly! Mon
I hope to see y’all at the shows wherever they may be.
Peace and Love,
Kurt

Music This Week Sept 5th thru Sept 11th and a download

Hey there,
I hope everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day.
The good news is I’m getting closer to getting the music to play on the website. Right now you can listen to the Odd Trio in the posts and to Breathlanes when you are in the Music Archive. The bad news is I’m going to have to cut down on my recording, I’m falling way behind with editing and posting. Instead of 5-6 nights a week, I’ll probably do around 3-4.
Here is a great download. I only had time to track the 1st set:
The Odd Trio @ Hendershot’s 8-30-12
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/4ebib80g6lc7b
Here is something to watch:
This makes me smile, animals can have fun too!  I would definitely do this:
This shows how unimaginative commercials in the US are. I can’t wait for this product to come here:

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Drew Marler  Athens City Hall 5pm

Randall Bramblett Band  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Dangfly!, The Woodgrains  Melting Point 8:30 pm

Kenosha Kid  Highwire Lounge 9pm

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Emily Jackson  Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30pm

Old Skool Trio  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Vinx, The Heap  Melting Point 8:30pm

Blues Night with The Shadow Executives  Office Lounge 9pm

The Welfare Liners  Highwire Lounge 9pm

Have Gun, Will Travel  Georgia Theater  9pm

Lazy Locomotive  Georgia Bar 11pm

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Quiabo de Chapeu and Tre Powell celebrate Brazilian Indepedence  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Annual Luau w/ Nanny Island, Kinky Waikiki  Little Kings Shuffle Club 10pm

Clay Leverett & the Chasers, Kimberly Morgan, Dodd Ferrelle, Bo Bedingfield  40 Watt Club 10pm

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Tre Powell, Driftwood  Bishop Park  Farmers Market  8am

The Shortbus Allstars  Office Lounge 4pm

Sons of Sailors  Melting Point 8:30pm

Dylan Sheppard and the Strays  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Lowdive, The Deadites, Los Meesfits  Caledonia Lounge 10pm

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Sunday Night at the Bowling Alley Blues Band  Ten Pins Tavern 7:30pm

Klezmer Local 42  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Tent City  Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30pm

The HOOT! Folk Festival Preview  Melting Point 8pm

Fishbone  Georgia Theater 10pm

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Terrapin Tuesday feat. Uncle Lucius  Melting Point 7:30pm

Ike Stubblefield and Friends  Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8pm

Woodgrains, Barlettas  Go Bar 10pm

I’m still trying to get to Ike’s show Tues. Wed I’ll be at  Dangfly! and The Woodgrains, I’ll have to wait until next week to see  Kenosha Kid. Thurs I’ll try to catch Emily Jackson first, then Old Skool Trio followed by Lazy Locomotive. Depending on how much I can keep up with posting. I’ll try to catch Lowdive Sat. Mon I’ll definitely catch Tent City and the HOOT!
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt

AHRF 2012

Athens Human Rights Festival May 5th and 6th 2012

Saturday May 5th
  Adam Payne & Adam Poulin
 Dan Everett – Occupy Athens
 Dank Sinatra
 J D Smith & Peace of Mind
 Jazzchronic
 Kite to the Moon
 Mandy Siegler – Ryan Phew – Lee Kiesig – Jess Ryan
 Millard Farmer – Elizabeth Garaby
 Mother the Car
 Mr Jordan – Mr Tonks
 Rollin’ Home
 Russell Edwards People for a Better Athens
 Showtime feat Elite the Showstoppa
 Suex Effect
 Tyrone Brooks
 UGA Hispanic Student Assoc – CISV Atlanta – Aubrey Taylor Intactivist

Sunday May 6th
Alex Borges – Eugene Wilkes
Art Rosenbaum
Betsy Franck & the Bareknuckle Band
Big C and the Velvet Delta
Bob  Goodman – Todd  Lister
Deja Vu
*  This recording made by Matt Redmond @ http://www.patchndent.com/
Ed Tant    
Ethan, Maureen & Jessie Occupy Athens
Garnet River Gals
Gwen O’Looney – John Lash – Spenser Frye
Lowdive
Neal Priest MD – April, Sherri Tanner, JD Smith – Beth Women in Black
Odd Trio
Russell Edwards People for a Better Athens
Scott Baxendale   

The Athens Human Rights Festival Web Site

The Athens Human Rights Festival Facebook

Listen to The Odd Trio at Hendershot’s 8-30-12

Hey there,
One step at a time, I’ve at least figured out how to play music in a post.This is still a long way from how this site will work. Please be patient, I’ll figure it out, I just need time.
I really felt bad that there was such a sparse turnout for some of the greatest music played this week. Here is the Odd Trio show, the first set it split into tracks, the second is not. This is a quite show, you may want to crank up the volume. Prepare yo be amazed when you hear how tight these incredible musicians perform, then factor in they had only one rehearsal since May, they took the summer off. Imagine what they could do when they practice!
Please let me know what you think or this change.

First Set Track  1
Track  2
Track  3
Track  4
Track  5
Track  6
Odd Trio at Hendershot’s 8-30-12  Second Set