Music This Week Mar 26th thru April 2nd

Hey there,
I survived Springfest!!! This was a real tough one for me. Two minutes before
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra started to play (the band I was there to record and
was most looking forward to hearing) I got a phone call letting me know my dog
Giggles had quietly passed away. After the initial shock, I started down the path
most people go after loosing a loved one, I started berating myself for not being
there with her at the end. I then talked with a dear friend who is a vet. and she
explained that Giggles chose her time to depart. A time which would cause me
the least pain and suffering. I am sure she knew how excited I was about the
Kenosha shows and Springfest and didn’t want to ruin that. She knew she was
with the person who loved her the most next to me and I was in a place
surrounded by music and in a healing place so it was time for her to go. I thank
you Giggles for all the Love and Happiness you brought into my life. I am
definitely a better person from knowing you. Happy Trails.
Now on to the music. I am totally exhausted from 600 miles of driving, 4 days of
partying and around 40 hours of recording. I am also excited about doing it all
over again next month at Wannee.
Tons of great music this week. A lot of Out-of-Towners with The Expendibles
from California traveling the furthest to bring music to us. Please make them
welcome. I’ll be there tomorrow night @ 40 Watt.
Tonight I’ll be at Steve Coughlin and Driftwood @ MP then will try for Andrew
Gialanella, Nic Wiles and Drew Hart @ GATH rooftop.
Please join us at Terrapin Fri. at 5:30pm for a fundraiser featuring Jube and The Morning After and Tealvox for the 35th Athens Human Rights Festival coming up May 4th & 5th. Admission is FREE but tour and tasting is $10. As always we would greatly appreciate any donations you would make.
Finally, I have a Facebook page(or more correctly my website has a Facebook page):
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA
traditionally I send out my weekly email and then I get emails back telling me
about the shows I missed talking about in the email. I than have to send out an
update email. If y’all would go to my Facebook page and post anything I missed
on the wall there I’d greatly appreciate it and won’t have to send out updates.
BTW I still don’t use my personal Facebook page, I only made it so Facebook
would let me make the LiveMusicAthensGA page. Please don’t send friend
requests to my personal page as I don’t use it and won’t see them and I don’t want to offend
anyone that I haven’t accepted their friend request. Thanks.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 27
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 p.m. $13 (adv). $15 (door). www.40watt.com
THE EXPENDABLES California-based act playing a laid-back mix of reggae,
ska, surf rock, metal and punk.
PACIFIC DUB Catchy choruses and smooth hip-hop and reggae rhythms
characterize this California band’s rockin’ coastal vibe.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that
strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 5 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of
Hawaiian music.
Thursday, March 28
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
ODD TRIO One of Athens’ finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative group
often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Rock the Garden Benefit! 6 p.m. $40 ($75 per couple). www.modathens.com
RANDALL BRAMBLETT Longtime Athenian Randall Bramblett presents a
simplified slab of Southern music. Either blowing the sax or delivering his gruff
‘n’ grumbly vocals, Bramblett can toss out direct, Southern R&B kickers.
WILLIAM TONKS Local guitarist and dobro player plays a set of folky
originals.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
BEVERLY “GUITAR” WATKINS Legendary Atlanta-based blues singer and
septuagenarian known for her searing guitar work.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE PLAGUE Dark and visceral rock and roll.
THAYER SARRANO & THE GLASS ASHES Local songwriter playing hazy,
Southern-inspired shoegaze tunes that create desolate musical environments.
Friday, March 29
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket,
Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
Fundraiser for the 35th Athens Human Rights Festival
TEALVOX
Alternative rock band with a hint of classic British rock.
 Jube and The Morning After will open.
Admission is FREE but tour and tasting is $10. As always we would greatly appreciate any donations you would make.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with
originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome
sound.
Ciné Barcafé
Songs @ Ciné. 7 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.athenscine.com
MIKE MILLS R.E.M. bassist and songwriter plays an extremely rare solo set.
DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer with a deep and resonant
country twang plays a set of solo material.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, Southern-inspired
shoegaze tunes that create desolate musical environments.
DON CHAMBERS This local favorite’s whiskey-soaked bootstomps capture a
certain dusty closing-time chic.
T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set.
Saturday, March 30
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com
MEAT PUPPETS The legendary cow-punkers that influenced the likes of
Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. are still expertly combining country and psychedelic
rock. See story on p. 17.
THE TOMATOES Energetic and lively New Orleans-based Americana and
rock.
HAYRIDE Long-running local hard rock group.
The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840
THE RAYS FEATURING CARLA LEFEVER This band, led by longtime
Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
The World Famous 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com
HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND High-energy sounds building on the originality
of folk-grass with a tinge of edginess. CD release show!
SANS ABRI Local band featuring members of Packway Handle Band.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.
Georgia Bar 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic
rock.
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall 8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/electrophoria
OUR NEW SILENCE “Re-imaginings, remixes and intermixes of the traditional
music of Java, Indonesia” courtesy of Electrophoria, pacificUV, Andrew Rieger,
John Fernandes, powerkompany, Revien, Killick and more, including students of
UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
Monday, April 1
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, April 2
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.
LAURIE RIDER Singer songwriter from Waycross, GA playing in the style of
Neko Case.
DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with sweet, soulful undertones.
ED ROLAND AND THE SWEET TEA PROJECT Collective Soul frontman’s
side project featuring a variety of talented guests.
Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
BEN MILLER BAND Bluegrass-infused folk band from Joplin, MO.
Tonight, as I mentioned earlier, I’ll be @ MP and GATH rooftop. Wed I’m starting back on the GATH rooftop with Kinky Wakiki before going to the 40 Watt for the Expendables. Thurs as always on the last Thurs of the month, I’m at Hendershot’s for the Odd Trio a definite Don’t Miss, then I’ll try to make Thayer’s show @ Flicker. Fri starts with another Don’t Miss Tealvox with Jube and The Morning After opening at Terrapin for the AHRF fundraiser, not sure where I’ll go after that (I’ll try to get in Cine to record but it is sold out, hopefully room for a taper) but I’ll definitely be at another Don’t Miss, Lazy Locomotive at Farm to close out the evening.  Sat I’ll try to catch the show at Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall before heading to World Famous for High Strung String Band, then to Nowhere for the new lineup of Albatross. Mon is another Don’t Miss with Big C’s Blues Night. Tues I want to check out Ben Miller Band before Fester’s Confessional.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week Mar 20th thru Mar 26th

Hey there,
Lots of things going on this week. Don’t Miss Breastfest at Terrapin this Sat.
Tomorrow is 1st day of Spring, the vernal equinox and my birthday!
Last night Kenosha Kid was off the hook. I have seen then over 80 times and
never heard them play better, doubling the size of the band didn’t hurt. Keep in
mind that was just the start of an epic 6 day run. These are definitely my Don’t
Miss shows. As much as I like STS9, I didn’t even consider going to their shows
as I was going to Kenosha Kid. I didn’t plan on Springfest being the same
week. I leave Thurs for Suwannee but have my friend Kenny Copes recording
Kenosha for me. The attachment is a piece of the tune Vanishing Point from last night. It should give you a taste of what you’re missing. I’ve never heard Kenosha like this.
I would have used this week differently as there is a lot of bands playing I
haven’t heard of and would like to check out. I’d really appreciate it if y’all
would send me an email telling me about any good shows I missed and should
check out the next time they come through Athens. I also wanted to check out Up Your Athens Fest.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 20
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the
compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. This weeklong residency features a
three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell.
Thursday, March 21
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
MORNINGBELL Gainesville FL’s own melodic, multi-layered, psychedelic
rock quartet.
CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic
pop-rock.
FOUR EYES Ukulele strummer Erin Lovett plays sweet poppy folk.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the
compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. This weeklong residency features a
three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com
STS9 Influential Atlanta-based electronic rock band.
MINNESOTA Dubstep DJ from Santa Cruz, CA.
Friday, March 22
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (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.”
BAMBARA Former Athens act, playing overblown and aggressive avalanches
of distortion that falls somewhere between noisy punk and drone.
THE POWDER ROOM Playing “vibe-oriented ramp rock.”
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays ’80s-style punk rock that’s equal parts Minor
Threat and The Fall.
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS New project from Real Estate bassist.
TIA MADRE Band fronted by Walker Howle of Dead Confederate fame,
featuring Matt Stoessel, Ivey Hughes, Paul McHugh and Bryan Howard.
DOZEN EGGS Henry Barbe-led rock outfit.
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.) $13 (door).
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran
record producer John Keane in the spring of 2010, featuring a supergroup of
talented Athens musicians including Dodd Ferrelle, Rachel O’Neal, Tom Ryan,
Deane Quinter, Tim White and Scott Sanders.
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.
ELLI PERRY Singer-songwriter from New Orleans.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the
compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. This weeklong residency features a
three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com
STS9 Influential Atlanta-based electronic rock band.
MINNESOTA Dubstep DJ from Santa Cruz, CA.
Green Room
9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Stellar old-time folk, country and blues from
Rome, GA.
JUSTIN EVANS Local musician with a rich, deep voice who sings about hard
rinkin’, fast women and country roads.
The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840
THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark
Cunningham.
Saturday, March 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.
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
JUICE BOX Funky, groove-laden rock from Athens.
Terrapin Beer Co. BreastFest! 1:30-7:30 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).
www.breastfest.org
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn
section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.
DANGFLY! Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup including Americana
notables Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and
Adam Poulin.
KINKY WAIKIKI Relax to the sweet sounds of Hawaii courtesy of a rotating
cast of well-known local musicians.
DJ TRIZ Beloved local turntablist spins a set.
Caledonia Lounge 5 p.m. $1 (18+), $3 (21+). www.caledonialounge.com
UP YOUR ATHENS FEST Punk showcase featuring Grim Pickins & The
Bastard Congregation, Interstellar Upstarts, Five O’Clock Devil, Kater Mass,
El Chubaskabra, The Codependents, Gripe, Los Meesfits, Triangle Fire,
Hermits of Suburbia, Food Clothes Shelter, Ganges Phalanges, SheHeHe, The
Fact and Fisty.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the
compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. This weeklong residency features a
three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell.
Monday, March 25
Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.
Tuesday, March 26
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
STEVE COUGHLIN & FRIENDS Originals on keys, drums, bass and
Stratocaster. Featuring members of Driftwood.
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.
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.
JULIE GRIBBLE Nashville-based country singer.
JOE MCGUINNESS Talented blues songwriter with an original vocal sound.
GREGG SHAPIRO Alt-country musician from Marietta.
My schedule is easy, Kenosha Kid tonight thru Wed then to Springfest, back
Mon. If I have the energy I’ll go to Holly Belle”s show Mon and Tues I want to
check out Steve Coughlin and Driftwood at MP, then to Tues Confessional.
I hope to see y’all at the shows or better yet at Springfest. Don’t forget Breastfest Sat.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week Mar 13th thru Mar 19th

Hey there,
It may be Spring Break but still a lot of great things going on this week.
I have two Don’t Miss shows of the week and guess what, they are the same
night, Saturday! The first is bitter sweet, HIGH MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS
playing Grateful Dead covers as a memorial celebrating The Life and Times of
John Jack Herndon and Gregg Marcus Sat at GA Bar.
The second is the Athens Human Rights Festival fundraiser at The Office
Lounge Sat with Rollin’ Home and Paul Lombard.
Save the Date: March 29th 5:30pm. at Terrapin is a fundraiser for the 35th
Athens Human Rights Festival featuring Tealvox
Please come out and help out a great cause.
I have a good friend helping with my Facebook page (not my personal one, I
still don’t have time to start that but the web site page). It is at
Please check it out and let me know what you think.
Here is some great music from the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Their first
three albums are available on a pay what you want basis:
http://leruelinkpressonly.bandcamp.com/album/character-farm-other-short-stories
http://leruelinkpressonly.bandcamp.com/album/plot-scheme
and http://leruelinkpressonly.bandcamp.com/album/one-track-mind
They are on the road now ( I’ll be recording them twice at Springfest
http://www.suwanneespringfest.com/ next week) but want you to get caught up
on their saga before their new album drops!
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 13
Farm 255 8 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the
blues.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
WOMEN FOLK Local singer-songwriter Emily Jackson presents this series
featuring local female artists.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
GEORGIA REDCLAY Newly formed Southern rock band from Georgia
playing a mix of originals and covers.
Thursday, March 14
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE LIONZ OF ZION Check out that name. South Carolina-based
reggae-rock band.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS & BALSAM RANGE Balsam Range, a
five-piece bluegrass act from North Carolina, teams up with John Driskell
Hopkins, famous for working and touring with the Zac Brown Band.
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his
simple, plucked country songs.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
JAZZ JAM Some of Athens’ most talented jazz musicians have been getting
together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your sax
and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.
Friday, March 15
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.
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.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic
pop-rock.
THE GOONS Supergroup featuring members of The Glands, Casper and the
Cookies and The Olivia Tremor Control, playing warm pop-rock in the style of
Yo La Tengo and Elf Power.
MINORCAN Lo-fi folk rock out of Asheville, NC.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
BLIND BY SIGHT Local mainstream-leaning rock band.
UNDER AUTUMN Heavy local alt-rock group.
NINE No info available.
Saturday, March 16
Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll!
Georgia Bar 9 p.m. $5. 706-546-9884
HIGH MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS Playing Grateful Dead covers as part of a
memorial celebration billed as “The Life and Times of John Jack Herndon and
Gregg Marcus.” There will also be a raffle to benefit AthensPets.net.
The Office Lounge Human Rights Fundraiser. 8:30 p.m. $5. 706-546-0840
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band.
PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music.
BALLY BEG Local band playing traditional Irish jigs.
Sunday, March 17
The Melting Point 5 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Featuring traditional dance
performances by the DRAKE SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING, traditional
Irish/Celtic music performed by the FIDDLER’S WIFE AND REPENT AT
LEISURE (Noel Blackmon, David Blackmon, Dale Wechsler, Seth Hendershot
& Matt Williams) followed by a raucous tribute to The Pogues by THE
WELFARE LINERS & THE KNOCKOUTS.
The Globe 7 & 10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721
THE DONNER PARTY Mostly-once-a-year Pogues cover band from Globe
employees (and ex-employees) delivering the hallowed electricity that made the
group an all-time Irish classic. Special guests this year include Thayer Sarrano,
Tess Rubel and Rebecca Cash.
Monday, March 18
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the
compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Seth Hendershot. This weeklong residency features a
three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell
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, March 19
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians,
Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired
vocal melodies.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the
compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Seth Hendershot. This weeklong residency features a
three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his
simple, plucked country songs.
ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart, the kind that can either
make you tear up or laugh out loud.
BRAD DOWNS Mississippi-born, Athens-based singer-songwriter.
JOSH PERKINS Long-running local folk-rocker.
This is a crazy week for me. My business taxes have to be files by Mar 15th.
I will be at Tues Confessional tonight but probably won’t be back out until Fri. I
will try to catch both Caroline  Aiken and Carla LeFever’s shows and if time permits
Casper and the Cookies. Sat is the real problem with one of my favorite bands,
Rollin’ Home playing the AHRF fundraiser at the Office and a memorial for
good friends at the GA Bar. I will do my best to catch both but the memorial
comes first, we will have more fundraisers. Sun is another crazy night, I hope to
catch both the St. Patrick Day partys at The Globe and the one at theMelting Point. Mon
thru Wed I’ll be at Kenosha Kid, then taking off for Springfest http://www.suwanneespringfest.com/. in FL  Anyone needing a ride let me know.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week March 6th thru 12th

Hey there,
Sorry this is late, I was 10-15 min from finishing yesterday when a storm took out  the electricity and I lost everything so starting over now.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Jay Braver at http://jaybraver.com/ for his help  with the website. Jay builds websites and does music videos so if you need  either I highly recommend him. Please check out new look to website and let  me know what you think. I made the border from something very special to me,  know what it is? A lot of the changes Jay helped me with aren’t evident yet. I  will be adding pages where musicians can advertise for other musicians to play  with, a page to buy, sell or swap equipment or services and a few more pages  TBA.
I now have another recorder, a Zoom H1 (still only have 2 working as second  H2 was knocked over and broken for the 3rd time last Fri. Never underestimate the  power of alcohol). If you are interested in helping me record please let me  know.
I will be sending out the info on the Battle of the Bands for the 35th Athens  Human Rights Festival coming up April 27th at Nuci’s Space. There are two  slots avaviable to play on stage at the festival which is on May 4th & 5th. I  have the AHRF committee meeting on Thurs so should have info out by Fri.
Reminder: Artwork for the logo for the AHRF due Mar 14th.
Lots of great music this week and as always it causes me scheduling problems.  At the end of my emails I always put my planned itenerary, if there is a show I’m not  attending that you would like recorded let me know and you can use my second  recorder.
My Don’t Miss of the week is Cosmic Charlie at GATH Fri.
Music recommendations:
Last night’s lost email had Joe Cat and Fester Hagood’s shows listed for last night  as I missed them in my email last week but that is now moot.
Wednesday, March 6
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele,  flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to  perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and  ’30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com
NEW MADRID Echoing and atomspheric, Americana vocals and swift,  proficient guitar plucks.
RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Formerly Ruby Kendrick, this local  singer-songwriter has a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.
DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with sweet, soulful undertones.
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul  featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
BLUE BLOOD New psych-rock project from Hunter Morris (Gift Horse),  Hank Sullivant (Kuroma) and J.J. Bower (Dead Confederate).
TEDO STONE Rootsy local Americana and folk singer-songwriter with a  touch of psychedelic fuzziness.
USELESS EATERS Nashville-based punk band.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
LITTLE TYBEE Atlanta-based folk band drawing from a variety of influences  like jazz, Tropicalia and even Motown to color its indie-folk pop ballads.
COLORFEELS Nashville “orchpop sextet” playing lush indie-folk, drawing  from the likes of Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes.
ADRON The strong, fluttering voice of Atlanta’s Adrienne McCann meanders  through her blend of mellow Tropicalia and low-key jazz.
Thursday, March 7
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.
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing rootsy and heartfelt tunes.
Green Room 12 a.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
GOLDBLUES Side project from members of Dank Sinatra.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the  former Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and  Mike Strickland.
CALEB CAUDLE Soulful, alt-country and roots pop.
HALEY DREIS Classicaly trained violinist, branching out with her slick  produced pop, in the style of Sara Bareilles.
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
BURNS LIKE FIRE Local, melodic punk rock band with anthemic vocals  comprised of ex-members of Guff, KarbomB, and Celerity.
SWAGGERIN’ GROWLERS Boston band playing harsh folk-punk.
GRIM PICKINS & THE BASTARD CONGREGATION Thrash/punk meets  angry, dark southern blues.
STONE MOUNTAIN FREEWAY “Southern boogie-metal band” playing self  described “epic battle rock.”
THREE’S AWAY Fist pumpin punk rock out of Austin, TX with catchy hooks.
Friday, March 8
Avid Bookshop 7 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com
LEE COULTER Indie-influenced singer-songwriter from Encinitas, CA.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
THE RAYS FEATURING CARLA LEFEVER This band, led by longtime  Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
ROOT SPIRITS Local two-piece blues-rock outfit draws from American roots  music and psychedelia to create an absorbing experience.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE GRANFALLOONS Georgians playing sunny Americana with twangy  guitars, the occasional accordion and lots of pop melodies.
Saturday, March 9
Little Kings Shuffle Clubb Athens Slingshot. 7 p.m. $5 (wristband).
KILLICK  Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes unconventional sounds  from his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big Red.
BRANNEN BURLAND AND SCHULTZ New project from Serson Brannen  (Subliminator), Scott Burland (Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel) and Frank  Schultz.
CRAIG DONGOSKI Atlanta-based multimedia artist and musician.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.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, March 11
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
QUIABO DE CHAPEAU Brazilian funk ensemble out of Atlanta, bringing  dancing and Carnaval to the stage.
The Melting Point 6 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance  Society. Tonight’s show will feature authentic Celtic music from Green Flag,  vintage jazz from Mary Sigalas and her band as well as new group fronted by  Ed Kellough called Appalachian Rhythm. Susan Staley opens and hosts.
Tuesday, March 12
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.
DANNY HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching soul-folk  and rock.
RICK FOWLER Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
REDNECK GREECE Swinging hillbilly honky-tonk straight from the  Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
GRASSVILLE Four-piece bluegrass band.
I may not make it out tonight, I’m too far behind and have been chastised buy  a close friend for not getting enough sleep. If I do I will bounce between New  Madrid and The Woodgrains at GATH and Little Tybee at MP. Thurs I get my  metal on with Stone Mountain Freeway. Fri I will try to start with Root Spirits  at Terrapin but definitely will be at COSMIC CHARLIE at GATH. Sat  I’ll be  at Killick and Serson Brannen ‘s sets at Little Kings. Mon I’ll be at The HOOT  at MP. Tues I’ll try to start with Grassville at MP but will be at Tuesday Night  Confessional at Nowhere.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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