Music This Week Tonight Mar 26th thru April 1st

Hey there,
A super quickie. I had a great time at Springfest. I will tell more about it in the next email.
We have two Project Safe benefits, Breastfest, a Goth Prom and Alan Fest this week, please support them if you can.
I am really swamped with numerous projects hitting at once so I am not sure when I’ll make it to town for music. I’ll try for Squisch and Universal Sigh tonight and Kenosha Kid tomorrow..

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 26
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
OUTER SPACES Baltimore-based folk-pop band fronted by former Athenian Cara Beth Satalino.
PINECONES Soulful, Atlanta-based punk rock band.
SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason (Dark Meat, Dream Boat).

Green Room 10 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com
UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band.
SQUISCH Local jam band that continually shuffles thrugh a plethora of genres.
THE FRESHTONES Athens-based “improg” act.

Thursday, March 27
Green Room 9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.greenroomathens.com
SPACE CAPONE Nashville-based funk/R&B revival act.
JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.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 and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

Friday, March 28
Ashford Manor Project Safe Benefit. 7 p.m. $15. 706-769-2633
RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.
HAIR OF THE DOG A capella group from Atlanta.
RJ HELTON A finalist on the first season of “American Idol,” Cumming native Helton plays radio-friendly pop and R&B.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing grunge-influenced, energetic and heartfelt tunes. Album release show!
GRAND VAPIDS Formerly known as Androcles and the Lion, this local alt-folk band has a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound.
THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/Americana outfit.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS Legendary and long-running British pop group.

Green Room HHBTM Weekender. $6. www.greenroomathens.com
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by ’80s hardcore and new wave. (12:30 a.m.)
EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices. (11:45 p.m.)
THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster. (10:45 p.m.)
CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock. (9:45 p.m.)
THE VISITATIONS Long-running electro-folk band from Athens led by songwriter Davey Wrathgabar. (8:45 p.m.)
MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens band associated with the Elephant 6 collective. (8 p.m.)

The Grotto 10 p.m. 706-549-9933
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.

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.

Nowhere Bar AlanFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
EFREN This local band, led by vocalist Scott Low, plays rootsy, rocking Americana.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few. Featuring special guest Randall Bramblett.

The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
JP BLUES Jammy blues-rock band from Buford, GA.

Terrapin Beer Co. AlanFest. 5:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band.

Saturday, March 29
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com
OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.
ORTOLAN All-female indie-pop band from New Jersey.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND World-touring jazz group that derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 2 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).
BREASTFEST The Athens installment of this event, which aims to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, features music from Sara O’Brien and Betsy Franck; Jack Logan and Scott Baxendale; Marie Davon; Shonna Tucker and John Neff; Del Rio; Bryan Howard with Matt Williams; Danny Hutchens and Eric Carter; DJ Keis; and Jim White with Willow Martin. Ticket includes Terrapin Beer, wine and cocktails, plus food from eight local restaurants.

New Earth Athens AlanFest. 5:30 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com
FRAKERS FARM “A blues alternative experience” from Georgia.
THE MUTHA FUNKERS Throwback funk act from Columbus, GA.

New Earth Athens AlanFest. 8 p.m. $12. www.newearthmusichall.com
BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock.
STRAWBERRY FLATS Local cover group playing psychedelic tunes from 1967-1972 by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Cream, Steppenwolf, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Beatles.
MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.
BANGRADIO BangRadio, visiting from L.A., will be playing “body-jumping, booty-shaking, fist-pumping, trap-twerking party songs.”

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ALLMAN BROTHERS TRIBUTE Various local artists pay tribute to the Allman Brothers.

Sunday, March 30
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.

The Melting Point WUOG Goth Prom. 8:30 p.m. $3 (adv.), $5 (door).
DEAD NEIGHBORS Formerly known as A Lot More Less, this local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock tunes.
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.
DJ MARCELINE Spinning all your favorite tracks for staring at your ceiling.

Monday, March 31
Tuesday, April 1
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
STEVE COUGHLIN & FRIENDS Originals on keys, drums, bass and Stratocaster. Featuring members of Driftwood. Album release show!
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set. Every Tuesday!
GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Chris Weinholz and Lauren St. Jane.

I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week Mar 5th thru Mar 11th

Hey there,
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Athens Human Rights Festival fundraiser a success. We brought in a little over $300! Holly Belle & Friends and The Po’ Boys really killed it. Both shows are posted on my web site.
Don’t forget the AHRF Battle of the Bands will be held on April 19th at Nuci’s Space.
We are starting something new at the festival and y’all are the first to know about it. We have expanded our site to E. Washington St and will host an Artist Festival where artists can set up booths and sell their artwork. A lot more on this coming soon.
I have some wonderful news. Y’all may know that I go to festivals at Suwannee Music Park in FL and I leave early to visit with my friend Lynn. She has been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. We just found out that it was successful!!! The last PET scan showed no signs of the cancer. Thank you to everyone helping by sending positive healing thoughts her way.
On the bad news side, my friend Judy was mauled recently by a pit bull dog. She was almost killed in the attack. GA being the enlightened state it is has no laws regarding these maulings. My friend Sherri Tanner has created a web page for donations to help pay Judy’s doctor and vet bills. Please go to http://www.gofundme.com/78l3oo to find out more about this and if you can please contribute. BTW it was one of my DUH moments when Sherri told me about the page. I should have thought of that myself. I’m glad there are a lot of us looking out for each other.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 5
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

Green Room 10 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com
UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band.
SQUISCH Local jam band that continually shuffles through a plethora of genres.
THE FRESHTONES Athens-based “improg” act.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Aubrey Johnson fundraiser. 8 p.m.
JUSTIN EVANS Local musician with a rich, deep voice who sings about hard drinkin’, fast women and country roads.
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
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.

Thursday, March 6
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country, solo or with the help of some friends.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

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.

Friday, March 7
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $8. www.georgiatheatre.com
HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as “a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock.” Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can’t go wrong here.
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor.
CONNOR PLEDGER Singer/songwriter from Atlanta inspired by blues, alternative rock, and pop hits.

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
HOT BREATH Long-running local thrash/punk/metal trio.
SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

Saturday, March 8
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
KARBOMB High-speed local punk band.
PANIC MANOR Rock group from Augusta.
CAPITAL WILL New local quintet founded in hardcore punk but with strong metal influences.
LOST BOY No info available.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
BAGHOUSE Long-dormant experimental group that spends time exploring instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.
ODD TRIO One of Athens’ finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative group often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.

The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
STRAWBERRY FLATS Local cover group playing psychedelic tunes from 1967-1972 by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Cream, Steppenwolf, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Beatles.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
MAHKATO Local heavy blues rock band.

Sunday, March 9
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Experimental Night. 8 p.m.
THUNDER O(H)M Newly formed experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris.
MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL Rachel Evans plays minimalist, synth-heavy, bliss-inducing drone.
TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.
ANGEL BROWN Local musician performs heavy drones for solo guitar..

Monday, March 10
The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Hoot features Scott Baxendale, Josh Daniels and Lexington Jam. Dick Daniels opens and hosts.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ADAM POULIN & FRIENDS The local fiddler leads a groove session with the help of various guests.

Tuesday, March 11
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
APPALACHIAN RHYTHM A blend of instrumental and vocal tunes in the Appalachian folk and bluegrass traditions.

New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set. Every Tuesday!
GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Boo Ray and The Waymores.

I can’t believe I’m missing Snarky Puppy tonight. They are one of my favorites. Another reason to beware the Ides of March is business taxes have to be filed by then. I still have a lot of work to do on them so I don’t know when I’ll be in town. I hope to catch Squisch and Universal Sign Wed. I will definitely try to catch Baghouse and Odd Trio on Sat. Experimental Night Sun. and the HOOT on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

Holly Belle

Holly Belle & Friends at 36th AHRF fundraiser @ The Office Lounge 3-1-14
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Holly Belle’s Moody Mama Monday @ Nowhere Bar 2-24-14
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Holly Belle’s Moody Mama Monday @ Nowhere Bar 8-26-13
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Holliston

Holly Belle’s Moody Mama Monday @ Nowhere Bar 5-27-13
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Reminder: Tonight at 8pm AHRF fundraiser

Hey there,
A reminder that tonight is the fundraiser for the 36th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival. It will be at The Office Lounge in the Homewood Village shopping center at 8 p.m. (On the left just past the 10 Loop on Prince heading west towards Jefferson). Performing will be:
HOLLY BELLE AND FRIENDS This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads accompanied by Eric Johnson on petal steel and Adam Poulin on violin.
http://livemusicathensga.com/holly-belle/
THE PO’ BOYS An all star funktastic jamtasm comprising of musicians from Lazy Locomotive, Fuzzbucket and Dr. Willis will open.
There is a suggested $5 cover but we won’t turn anyone away and you definitely won’t hurt our feelings if you want to give more. The 36th AHRF will be May 3rd and 4th. There are a lot of expenses involved in permits, insurance, police, porta potties, etc, etc, etc. Please stop by and enjoy the music and help us with your donations. Thank you.
I hope to see y’all at the show.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA