Music This Weel Feb 26th thru Mar 5th

Hey there,
Lots of things happening. I have been busy trying to solve the problem of being at two places at once. I bought another Zoom H2 (which I used to record AURA Fest) and now have my old one back from the repair shop. This means I have another recorder available if someone would like to help record the shows I miss. Please contact me and let me know if you are interested.
Next, I’m going to Springfest in Suwannee, FL Mar 21-24th as the guest of Jonathan Scales of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra! You can check them out on my site or listen to a studio track at http://www.jonscales.com/download.cfm. The bad news is that it is in the middle of Kenosha Kid’s week long residency with Horns of Hell. I am definitely going to need someone to record that for me.
I also bought a JVC camcorder and will be trying to figure that out (120 page manual) so hopefully I will be adding a new dimension to the website.  I would greatly appreciate anyone who would like to tutor me. I am trainable, ladies I can even put the toilet seat back down!
Finally I’ve attached some pictures. The first is one that makes me smile from AURA. Then there are two pictures of my flowers that the lovely Kerry arranged for me, they should brighten this dreary day. Here are two pictures of me at AURA:
Music recommendations:
Tonight Tuesday,February 26
Green Room 6 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Nowhere Bar
Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.
LEVI LOWREY Lauded country songwriter from Dacula.
GRANVILLE AUTOMATIC Nashville-based female acoustic duo that plays “songs about history and war.”
TRAVIS MEADOWS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.
BRIAN COLLINS Country-leaning rocker from Douglasville.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him!
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.
Wednesday, February 27
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
RALPH RODDENBERY & FRIENDS Georgia singer-songwriter playing a blend of Americana and roots rock with a twist of the blues.
Green Room 6 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta’s most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
The Melting Point 7 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays “songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular ‘country and western’ musical style.”
JACOB MORRIS Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
HUNTER MORRIS Acoustic, psych-pop set from the Blue Blood frontman.
EMILY ARMOND Sea of Dogs solo set featuring earnest, banjo plucked singer-songwriter tunes.
PATRICK MORALES Viking Progress frontman playing a solo set.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $3. www.40watt.com
MBUS BATTLE OF THE BANDS Final round of this contest, featuring bands from UGA’s Music Business Program.
Thursday, February 28
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums. CD release party!.
THE LANES Project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass playing powerpop in the vein of The Possibilities.
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
EOTO Electronic-inspired rock, house, jazz and jam mixture that aims for a dubstep/breakbeat sound.
CRIZZLY Texas-based DJ and producer Christopher Lee Marshall playing self-described “crunkstep.”
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.) $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
BLUEBILLY GRIT Local 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Band winners perform originals and some surprising covers.
JOHNNY ROQUEMORE & THE APOSTLES Atlanta-based bluegrass group pushing past the traditional with upbeat tempos and off-beat lyrics.
Terrapin Beer Co.  5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
DREW MARLER Local Americana songwriter.
Friday, March 1
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com
OF MONTREAL Local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.
YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro. Featuring of Montreal’s Davey Pierce.
LINEAR DOWNFALL Psychedelic pop band from Nashville.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beatles tribute band that will be joined by members of Five Eight, The Critical Darlings, Casper and the Cookies, Caroline Aiken and more, performing Abbey Road in full. The band also promises a “monster jam” to end the evening.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 10:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub
VESPOLINA Local band fronted by Daniel Aaron that plays rich, evocative, country-tinged rock.
RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboy-country band.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
DAVID BARBE Local legend plays a set accompanied by special guests.
JEREMY WHEATLEY Local musician (Crooked Fingers, Ruby the RabbitFoot) performs a solo set.
GA BAR not sure of time probably around 10pm
EFREN Local roots-rock band returns after a brief hiatus with new tunes and new members.
Saturday, March 2
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
BAD TEMPERED RABBIT Local jam-rock/funk band.
Hilltop Grille 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7667
CHRIS ENGHAUSER TRIO Local “hillbilly swing” outfit featuring Enghauser, Leah Calvert and Jason Kenney.
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
MANRAY One of Athens’ most exciting live acts waves a big middle finger to traditional song structure while playing what Flagpole’s Gordon Lamb has coined “complicated-core.”
EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rock influenced shoegaze with sweet, pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.
BLACK SEA ROYALTY Heavy-hitting, raw rock from Nashville, TN.
Green Room 10 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com
EFREN Local roots-rock band returns after a brief hiatus with new tunes and new members.
THE LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5 (adv.) $7 (door). www.40watt.com
BEAR LEFT This local high-energy jam band combines rock and funk influences.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE SUEX EFFECT The local jam band says farewell with a final show.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham.
Monday, March 4
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.
Tuesday, March 5
Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Rd. location)
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country. Currently working on his debut album!
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
LANTERN Gritty, psychedelic garage rockers from Philadelphia.
FREAK IN THE FIRE New local band.
SHEER AGONY Philly-based band playing eccentric guitar pop in the style of The Soft Boys and The Homosexuals.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.
Green Room 10 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
SWEAR AND SHAKE Brooklyn-based indie-folk band.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
THE LAST BISON Chesapeake, VA-based act playing mountaintop chamber music that combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities.
Tonight I’ll be at Kenosha Kid and will try to catch some of Tues Confessional. Tomorrow I’ll catch Caroline Aiken’s first set  (Caroline is filling in for Ike Stubblefield) before Ralph Roddenberry  Thurs I’ll be at Pilgrim’s CD release party, I’ve heard it and it is awesome. Fri is Abbey Road, Sat is a sad night, one of my favorite bands The Suex Effect is playing their last show, I can’t miss that. It also means I’ll miss Lazy Locomotive, Manray and Efren, double bummer. Again anyone wanting to use my spare recorder please let me know. Mon is Big C’s Blues Night. Next Tues is a hard choice, I don’t know any of the bands so I will try to bounce between them.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt

A quickie update for tonight 2/21, AHRF info and new posts

Hey there,
A quickie update (and y’all know how I hate quickies) for tonight 2/21. Somehow I missed listing a show I’ve been trying to catch for months,Roadkill Ghost Choir. They are playing with Dana Swimmer and Day Joy. @ Caledonia. I’ll try to catch Old Skool Trio’s 1st set then go to Caledonia.
Also the Grand Opening of Athen’s newest venue The World Famous 8 p.m. $10. www.theworldfamousathens.com
T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set.
DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer with a deep and resonant country twang plays a set of solo material.
I’ve also posted Ike Stubblefield’s show @ MP 1-31-13, Scott Low and Southern Bouillion, Col. Bruce @ MP 1-31-13, Caroline Aiken MrJordanMrTonks and the Wildcats @ MP 1-21-13. lots more to come! AURA Festival is next!
Finally, I’ve been remiss in updating y’all on the 35th Athens Human Rights Festival, May 4th & 5th. If you would like to pitch in and help, present ideas or if you represent organizations concerned with human rights, please attend one of our meetings. Meetings are every Thursday at 7:00pm at Nuci’s Space (396 Oconee Street). Please do not park at Nuci’s Space – park across Williams St. at the UGA parking lot or up Oak st. at the large empty lot past the Steeplechase Apts.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week Feb 19th thru Feb 26th

Hey there,
WOW AURA was wonderful. Thank you again Destiny at Brotherly Love Productions and everyone at Stokeswood (they got me on the guest list). I hope to have the festival posted this week. I hope y’all caught some of the acts I saw as they passed through Athens on the way to AURA. It was an incredible lineup.
Speaking of festivals, I’m going to WAKARUSA!  I did have an 80%  chance as  4 out of 5 of the bands playing Sat night told me they would get me on the guest list if they won and my good friends in Lazy Locomotive won. It should be a very different climate as everyone I told about going to WAKARUSA told me to expect HOT weather. I woke up Sat morning in FL and the water jug outside my tent was frozen.
Lots of great music in town this week and as always most on the same days. I highly recommend y’all go to the Athens Business Rocks shows. Always a fun time and it benefits a great cause, Nuci’s Space. Also please go to Caroline Aiken’s charity fundraiser and to Nowhere Bar’s Pink Drink Night BreastFest Benefit.
The Flagpole has finally changed the Live Music calendar so I can go back to my old schedule of sending my emails on Tues. so you can plan ahead for Humpday.
Music recommendations:
Tuesday, February 19
Green Room 6 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him!
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE RINGERS Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe collectively work to unite their respective genres of rock, funk, jazz, blues and African music into a unified sound.
EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hard-hitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FORMER CHAMPIONS High-energy, dynamic groove-based compositions spanning genres such as rock, funk, world-beat and nu-jazz.
Wednesday, February 20
Green Room 7 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield, Sunny Ortiz and Randall Bramblett, to name a few.
ADAM EZRA GROUP Pop tunes with a roots vibe.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
WOMEN FOLK Local singer-songwriter Emily Jackson presents this series featuring local female artists.
40 Watt Club 7:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
BATTLE OF THE BANDS Night two of the UGA Music Business Program’s third annual battle. Featuring Raptorcat, Kharmaceuticals, Street Rhythm & Rhyme, Will Entrekin and T.S. Woodward.
Thursday, February 21
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, and more.
Terrapin Beer Co. Boybutante AIDS Foundation Benefit. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
ROOT SPIRITS Local two-piece blues-rock outfit draws from American roots music and psychedelia to create an absorbing experience.
Friday, February 22
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.
40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com
REPTAR Highly praised local synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable beats in the vein of Vampire Weekend and Talking Heads. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.
WOWSER BOWSER Electro/dance-rock band from Atlanta.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band playing eclectic sound with unique melodies and energetic live shows.
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.
Old Clarksville Mill Feb. 22, 7–10 p.m. & Feb. 23, 5–10 p.m. www.grantstreetmusicroom.com
NORTH GEORGIA WINTER BLUEGRASS JAM Two days of live bluegrass from Chattahoochee Chain Gang, Packway Handle Band, Mosier Brothers Band, Stop, Drop and Roll, Bluebilly Grit, Larry Keel and Snake Oil Medicine Show. Proceeds benefit the Soque River Watershed Association and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall.com
CAROLINE’S A CHARITY CASE Featuring music from Caroline Aiken, Michael Steel, Eddie Glikin, JP Blues, Rick Fowler Band, Isaac Bramblett and Jessica Fore. A tip jar will be present, and attendees are invited to contribute in the name of their favorite charity or group. The one with the most votes wins the jackpot.
Georgia Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-9884
THE RAYS FEATURING CARLA LEFEVER This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
Saturday, February 23
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
SHITS New local country band featuring members of Muuy Biien.
New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall.com
CLOUDEATER Organic rock meets electronic instrumentation accompanied by powerful vocals, a collision of sound with influences like Radiohead and The Flaming Lips.
Old Clarksville Mill Feb. 22, 7–10 p.m. & Feb. 23, 5–10 p.m. www.grantstreetmusicroom.com
NORTH GEORGIA WINTER BLUEGRASS JAM Day 2 See Fri.
Nowhere Bar Pink Drink Night BreastFest Benefit! 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.
AFRO Nashville/Murfreesboro, TN-based progressive rock band that plays energetic, free-form improvisations.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE LUCKY JONES Athens-based three-piece playing self described “rockin’ rhythm and blues.”
KISS YOUR DARLING Playing Celtic and old-time music.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS FINALE Finale of Nuçi’s Space’s annual battle/benefit, featuring KING COTTON & THE SWEATY T’S (Ruby Sue Graphics), BOTJAM (State Botanical Garden of Georgia), THE DOUBLE OH ZONE PRESENTS: SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED (The Red Zone), PUNCH LIST (TSAV), KNEEL BEFORE DIAMOND (Partner Software), 40 CENT (40 Watt Club) and ÇITLIN’ SOUTHERN SOUL REVUE (Nuçi’s Space).
Sunday, February 24
Farm 255 9 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
OUTER SPACES Local folk-pop band fronted by songwriter Cara Beth Satalino.
PURPLE 7 Bloomington, IN-based band featuring members of Defiance, Ohio and Hot New Mexicans.
ORANGE TWIN FAMILY BAND Various members of the long-running local collective perform
Monday, February 25
Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.
The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
JAZZ JAM Nic Wiles’ jazz jam session providing an open, relaxed environment for musicians to cut their teeth on traditional jazz standards and hard bop, with the main focus on musician fellowship and learning.
Tuesday, February 26
Green Room 6 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Nowhere Bar
Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs. See story on p. 16.
LEVI LOWREY Lauded country songwriter from Dacula.
GRANVILLE AUTOMATIC Nashville-based female acoustic duo that plays “songs about history and war.”
TRAVIS MEADOWS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.
BRIAN COLLINS Country-leaning rocker from Douglasville.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.
Tonight is a busy night for me, I’ll start by stopping by Kenosha Kid before a meeting at 7pm them to EPS opening for The Ringers, finally ending with Former Champions (they had a great set at AURA). Wed is Ike at Green Room. Thurs I’ll try to start with Root Spirits before Old Skool Trio. Fri is tough with a number of shows I want to catch. I’ll definitely be at Caroline Aiken’s charity show before going to SNAP! and will try to catch some of Carla LeFever in between. Bummed I’m going to miss Moon Taxi and Reptar shows. Sat is another tough night, I’ve been trying to catch Cloudeater for a long time so I’ll be there and fit in Showtiime and / or Woodgrains as schedules permit. Sun I hope to make the Orange Twin Family Band show. Mon is Nic Wiles’ jazz jam before Holly Belle’s show. Tues is Kenosha Kid and Tues Confessional.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
LiveMusicAthensGA

Important info and an important update

 Hey there,

The important info. If you haven’t already seen the documentary GasLand please do so. It is eye opening account of what the gov’t is allowing natural gas companies to do to our lands and water supply.
On the positive info side.

Need your teeth cleaned?  Athens Technical College offers dental cleanings for only $25 and up to four x-rays.  If you are interested please contact Brooke @ 706-254-3278 and tell her I referred you as a patient!!
An important update. This Sat the 16th at New Earth is the Waka Winter Classic. Five bands competing for a chance to play at Wakarusa. Lazy locomotive, Dank Sinatra, Sweet Knievel, Sumilan and Higher Learning will be playing.(the first 4 bands listed have all said they will get me on the guest list to go to Wakarusa, I haven’t asked Higher Learning) Actually they should probably have me listed as a member of the band as audio specialist. This might sell out so get your tickets ASAP. The Wakarusa Music Festival will be traveling all over this winter in a quest to locate the best and brightest musicians around. At every stop on the tour bands will compete in a regional showcase with a chance to play at Wakarusa and cash prize up for grabs.

Each showcase winner, as decided by the fans in attendance, will receive a slot on the 2013 Wakarusa lineup; but it doesn’t end there. The winners of each city will also compete in an online contest. The two bands that receive the most votes will play the Revival Stage at the Wakarusa!

The 10th Annual Wakarusa Music Festival will take place on May 30th – June 2nd, 2013 on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas.

Peace and :Love,
Kurt

Music This Week Feb 13th thre Feb 19th

Hey there,
This is going to be brief. I’m out of town now and hope to be back in time for Ike’s show Wed. I’m packing and heading to AURA Thurs. I’ll definitely be back for the Ringers next Tues.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, February 13
Farm 255 8–10 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
DIAL INDICATORS Local jazz act featuring Jeremy Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor saxophone.
Green Room 7 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
HOLOPAW Long-running Gainesville, FL-based indie band led by talented songwriter John Orth. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.
BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.
MOTHS Jacob Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
TODD KILLINGS Group fronted by former Dead Dog guitarist John McLean.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
WOMEN FOLK Local singer-songwriter Emily Jackson presents this series featuring local female artists. Featuring Norma Rae and Kate Wright.
Thursday, February 14
The Classic Center 7:30 p.m. $45-$52. www.classiccenter.com
MERLE HAGGARD Legendary forerunner of modern country music.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
PAPDOSIO Asheville-based electro-rock band.
DOPAPOD Jam-funk band from Brooklyn.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
JUICE BOX Funky, groove-laden rock from Athens.
Friday, February 15
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com
SISTER HAZEL Florida-based alt-rock band known for its radio staple “All For You.”
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com
BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to various vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.
VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.
The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta’s most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. Colorful and ever changing line up and special guests
Saturday, February 16
Green Room 10 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
THE CORDUROY ROAD Although rooted in classic Americana, with lots of foot-stomping, banjo-plucking and pedal steel, The Corduroy Road also has a knack for endearing pop melodies.
HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL Infectious singalong choruses are the signature of this poppy Americana act. Recommended for fans of The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Hilltop Grille 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7667
CHRIS ENGHAUSER TRIO Local “hillbilly swing” outfit featuring Enghauser, Leah Calvert and Jason Kenney.
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
WHITE VIOLET Local group playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.
THAYER SARRANO & THE GLASS ASHES Local group playing hazy, Southern-inspired shoegaze tunes that create desolate musical environments.
RYAN GRAY MOORE Solo set from the lead singer of local band Brothers.
The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840
RICK FOWLER Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
SONS OF SAILORS The CD release party for this Jimmy Buffet cover band.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.
Sunday, February 17
Athens Holiday House presents
Danielle Howle  www.daniellehowle.com
part punk rocker, part honkey tonk angel
Danielle sings like Vassar Clements played the fiddle!
On Daemon recs, Amy Ray’s label
$10 adv, $15 door
athensholidayhouse@gmail.com for reservations/info
Monday, February 18
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist leads a jam session.
Tuesday, February 19
Green Room 6 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE RINGERS Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe collectively work to unite their respective genres of rock, funk, jazz, blues and African music into a unified sound.
EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hard-hitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FORMER CHAMPIONS High-energy, dynamic groove-based compositions spanning genres such as rock, funk, world-beat and nu-jazz.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
LiveMusicAthensGA

An update and Kenosha Kid + Horns From Hell = Hendershot’s Residency March 18-23

Hey there,
A quick update Sweet Knievel and The Dharma Initiative (from Hampton, Va) Thursday night at New Earth.
As promised :Kenosha Kid + Horns From Hell = Hendershot’s Residency March 18-23
WHO
Kenosha Kid

Dan Nettles : Guitar & Loops
Robby Handley : Bass
Marlon Patton : Drums

~ featuring the Horns From Hell ~ [full bios at end]

Jacob Wick (San Francisco): Trumpet
Peter Van Huffel (Berlin) : Alto Saxophone
Greg Sinibaldi (Seattle) : Tenor & Baritone Saxophone

WHAT :
Augmented by considerable talents from abroad, acclaimed genre-bending
jazz ensemble Kenosha Kid takes the stage six nights in a row to
showcase new compositions and explore music beyond the maps of
expectation.

[Six evening residency at Hendershot’s Coffee in Athens, GA.]

WHEN :
8-11pm Monday March 18
8-11pm Tuesday March 19
8-11pm Wednesday March 20
8-11pm Thursday March 21
8-11pm Friday March 22
8-11pm Saturday March 23

WHERE :
Hendershot’s Coffee
1560 Oglethorpe Ave.
Athens, GA
(Next to Transmet)

WHY :
Says composer, guitarist, and bandleader Dan Nettles :
“We meet this week in March to play, and during the daylight we record
a new, as yet untitled record, which is what I’d like to talk about
first.

The record will feature mostly new compositions. The live shows on
KenoshaKid.BandCamp.com really stretch… we go some fantastic places…
and I’m really proud of all they have to offer. I wanted to take this
opportunity in the studio to do something the opposite… something more
composed, more arranged, and more textural. I keep thinking of the
wild exstacy of a record like “Band of Gypsies” and a beautiful,
arranged record like “Pet Sounds” and how they could somehow meet in
the middle.  Like, take the best of our wild 12 minute versions, and
distill them into something potent, beautiful and five minutes long.
Like moonshine…

To make this happen, I enlisted my longtime working rhythm section,
Marlon Patton and Robby Handley, who bring so much to the music, and
work together telpathically.  I called upon friends from afar to add
their unique voices: Peter Van Huffel from Berlin, Jacob Wick from San
Francisco, and Greg Sinibaldi from Seattle.  I have deep roots with
each of them, and for the past 8 months I have been fleshing out the
music with each of them in mind, finding ways for each voice to shine.

I’ve been working and saving towards this for about three years. I
wasn’t sure what it is all about, and I’m still finding my way towards
the music. I have to say that the wild cyclone of life continues to
educate me. There has been a lot of change, and love, and loss, and a
lot of healing from loss in my family, and among my
friends-who-are-family. Nothing new right ? Everyone has there fair
share, and that’s part of how I see this particular project.  We have
seeds, and trees, and roots, and storms that knock the trees down… the
same is in music, in how we take what we are born with, the language
we aquire, and the beauty and destruction we create with it. Somehow
this project will reflect all of this, and the webs that hold us all
together.”

HOW MUCH :
$5-$20 sliding scale admission

Music This Week Feb 6th thru 12th

Hey there,
Sorry this is so late I have been online trying to find parts to fix my recorder (it was knocked over and broken last night at Tues. Confessional). Does anyone have a broken Zoom H2 I can use for parts?
Yet another reason we are blessed to live in Athens, a lot of the bands use Athens as a warm up for festivals at Suwanee in FL. The GATH is hosting a lot of bands I’ll be hearing next week at AURA. http://www.auramusicfestival.com/ Anyone needing a ride please let me know.
A reminder the 35th Athens Human Rights Festival is coming up May 4th & 5th. Anyone wanting to help please go to http://athenshumanrightsfest.org/ or contact me.
I’m sending out a second email today with subject line: Kenosha Kid + Horns From Hell = Hendershot’s Residency March 18-23. Just a heads up to save the dates, I’ll surely let you know as we get closer to the date. Don’t miss these shows.
Music Recommendations:
Tonight  Wednesday, February 6 
Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local group led by guitarist Louis Phillip Pelot.
Green Room 7 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
WOMEN FOLK Local singer-songwriter Emily Jackson presents this series featuring local female artists.
Thursday, February 7`
Manor 8 p.m. $15. www.manorathens.com
DAVID ALLAN COE Outlaw country’s baddest bad boy is responsible for penning mega-crude songs like “Pick Em, Lick Em, Stick Em” and “Don’t Bite the Dick.” Oh yeah, and some legit classics, too, like barroom fave “You Never Even Called Me By My Name.”
THE JOMPSON BROTHERS Country-tinged muscle-rock band from Nashville.
COTTER PEN Local quartet plays jammy rock, blues and soul.
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
EMANCIPATOR Trip-hop artist joined in the live setting by a violinist.
RANDOM RAB San Francisco-based producer.
TOR Canadian electro producer.
Friday, February 8
My DON’T MISS
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Dave Spivey (keys), Dave Domizi (bass) and Nathan Hale (drums).
WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious, Grogus).
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
SHEHEHE “Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.” CD release show! See story on p. 14.
TEALVOX Alternative rock band with a hint of classic British rock.
FREE MOUNTAIN Local hard-rock supergrou featuring members of Hayride and The HEAP.
Georgia Theatre
9 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com
CITIZEN COPE Clarence Greenwood plays an idiosyncratic blend of blues, soul and rock.
Saturday, February 9
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.
CLAY LEVERETT AND THE CHASERS Some of Athens’ finest country music!
BREATHING KANSAS Classic rock-inspired band from Toccoa.
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
CONSPIRATOR Dance-rock outfit featuring members of Disco Biscuits.
MICHAL MENERT Colorado-based producer signed to Pretty Lights Music.
BREAK SCIENCE Electronic duo from Brooklyn that combines soul, dubstep and glitch to make a killer live performance.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band celebrates the release of its new album.
Green Room 11 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
SANS ABRI Local band featuring members of Packway Handle Band.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.
CHRIS MCKAY Local songwriter and Critical Darlings frontman plays a solo set.
Monday, February 11
The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Tonight’s Valentine’s-themed show will feature musical couples taking the stage and playing songs together. Susan Staley hosts
Blind Pig Tavern 5–10 p.m. Donations welcome. 706-461-1013 (Baldwin Street location)
ATHENS COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND BENEFIT Featuring live music from The Red Oak Southern String Band, The Athens Women’s Singing Circle, The Vinyl Strangers, Mike Blake, Lillian Hass and The Dixieland Jazz Band.
Tuesday, February 12
Green Room 6 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Georgia Theatre Fat Tuesday Party! 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS Four-piece British funk band.
SHANE PRUITT BAND Jam band from Spartanburg, SC.
LINGO Blending soul, profound lyrics and Latin grooves in an original set.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
JOE CAT Local Americana singer-songwriter.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv or w/ UGA ID), $13 (door).
IKE’S MARDI GRAS BAND Local Hammond B3 legend Ike Stubblefield leads a band featuring June Yamagashi (“Treme”) and others.
HALF DOZEN BRASS BAND Authentic local New Orleans-style brass band.
My schedule is chaotic this week, I’m at the mercy of eBay auction times for my Zoom parts.
I’ll try for Ike’s show tonight. Fri  I’m definitely at breathlanes & Whisper Kiss. Sat is Nice Machine. Mon is the Hoot and I’m not sure where I’ll be Tues.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt