AHRF update and Cosmic Charlie Acoustic May 1st

Hey there,
I couldn’t wait until Friday. I am very pleased to announce JGBCB (Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band) is the Special Guests – To Be Announced in the AHRF schedule. We couldn’t announce them as they played last night at GATH. It was a fantastic show, I should have it posted in the next few days. Don’t worry if you were there last night, they have plenty of JGB music in their repertoire. They did a month long residency last summer and added five or six new songs each week. They will swap places with
Mr Jordan and Mr Tonks. JGBCB will start around 4:30 and
Mr Jordan and Mr Tonks will be around 5:45 on Sat.
I am also pleased to announce Greenpeace will join us and speak on Sun around 3:20.
Let It Rip, the judges pick in the Battle of the Bands will play at 3:00 on Sat.
Mother Fore the winner of the popular vote in the Battle of the Bands will play at 3:40 on Sun.

Update: this Thurs. May 1st at De Palma’s on Timothy Road, John Miley, Michael Wegner and Dave Domizi will do a Cosmic Charlie Acoustic show at 7pm. Free!
I hope to see y’all at the shows and especially at the AHRF this weekend May 3rd & 4th.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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Music This Week April 30th thru May 6th

Hey there,
Just in case you didn’t know, this Sat and Sun May 3rd & 4th is the 36th Athens Human Rights Festival Downtown Athens FREE!!!
Y’all please come downtown and join us as we shut down the heart of downtown Athens for two days. We have over 20 bands performing and nearly two dozen speakers talking about issues important to us all. We need a few people on Fri to help us raise the stage and take down the stage on Sun. If you can follow directions and would like to help just show up. We will be closing College Ave around 5-6 pm on Fri.
Corrections to the tabloid info; Dancing Flowers for Peace will perform at 1:00 Sat, Project Safe will speak at 4:30 Sat and on Sun Feelin’ Groovy will perform at 7:20 pm not 7:50 pm.
For those of you that didn’t read further in my email the first of April, the announced R.E.M. reunion was an April Fools Day hoax.
I would like to give a special shout out to Dan Everett for being a long time supporter of AHRF. Don’t miss his band Repent at Leisure at 2:00 on Sun. Also to Tommy Jordan who will be playing at 4:55 Sat with William Tonks. Tommy has played in every one of our festivals.
I still can’t announce who is playing in the 5:45 slot on Sat but they are on of my favorite bands in Athens. A definite Don’t Miss.I will let you know on Friday.
I am almost finished posting the Wanee festival and hope to complete the posting today. http://livemusicathensga.com/wanee-4-9-14-thru-4-12-14/ Enjoy!

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 30
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster.
ZOMBIE ZOMBIE French electro-pop/techno duo that John Carpenter apparently sometimes listens to.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
DIRT NAP A blend of bluegrass, country and Americana.

Thursday, May 1
Green Room 9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
CHARLIE AND THE FOXTROTS Folk-pop band from Nashville, TN.
RADIO BIRDS Rock band from Atlanta.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
QUIABO DE CHAPEAU Brazilian funk ensemble out of Atlanta, bringing dancing and Carnaval to the stage.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.
HANNAH ALDRIDGE Muscle Shoals, AL-based Americana singer-songwriter.

Friday, May 2
40 Watt Club Tim for Athens! 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
MADELINE Bell-voiced songwriter Madeline Adams plays endearing songs of smalltown loves, hopes and other assorted torments and joys.
MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays “songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular ‘country and western’ musical style.”
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Critically acclaimed progressive bluegrass band from Colorado.
JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS Singer-songwriter known for working and touring with the Zac Brown Band.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
THE HEAVY PETS R&B rock band known for its energized live performances.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

Saturday, May 3
36th Athens Human Rights Festival Downtown Athens FREE!!!
Childen’s festival
10:00-10:40 – Montessori Ukulele Club
10:50-11:20 – Woopets
11:30-1:00 – Girls with Guitars
* Full schedule at: http://athenshumanrightsfest.org/schedule/
1:00 – Festival Welcome / Adam Payne / Dancing Flowers for Peace
2:05 – Holly Belle
3:00 – Battle of the Bands winner
4:00 – The Plague
4:55 – Mr Jordan and Mr Tonks
5:45 – Special Guests – To Be Announced
7:00 – Lowdive
8:00 – The Heap
10:10 – Midnight – Five Eight

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)
WHISPER CHARLIE Members of Whisper Kiss and Cosmic Charlie team up. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
EFREN This local band, led by vocalist Scott Low, plays rootsy, rocking Americana.
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
JOSH PERKINS BAND Long-running local folk-rocker leads his band.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Critically acclaimed progressive bluegrass band from Colorado.
JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS Singer-songwriter known for working and touring with the Zac Brown Band.

Green Room 11 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com
LINGO Jam band featuring heavy guitar melodies, African and Latin grooves, old-school funk and fusion jazz.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.
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.

Sunday, May 4
36th Athens Human Rights Festival Downtown Athens FREE!!!
* Full schedule at: http://athenshumanrightsfest.org/schedule/
2:00 – Welcome/Repent at Leisure
2:50 – Craig Rafuse
3:40 – Battle of the Bands winner
4:30 – The Po’Boys
5:00 – Life the Griot
5:20 – Odd Trio
6:20 – Uncle Pizza
7:20 – Feelin’ Groovy
8:30 – Kick the Robot

Monday, May 5
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.

Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-9301
SINKY DEY MAYO MOOSE SACK FEST A smattering of experimental-leaning music to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, featuring ChamberMusic, Dip, Gobby, Wild of Night, Mothers, Manny and the Deepthroats, Half Acid, Cult of Riggonia, Las Poyitas, Lavender Holyfield, Michael Collins, David B. Greenberg, Coombsbot, Distant Planet, Lip Generation, The Clutching Dream and Harmoos.

Tuesday, May 6
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
DUBCONSCIOUS The local dub, reggae and bass collective returns.
CHERRY ROYALE Psychedelic funk and soul-inspired rock band from Atlanta.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.
CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local foot-stomping dance-folk group.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

I will be at JGBCB tonight.I will try for Quiabo de Chapeau on Thurs, it is Tony Oscar’s last show before he moves out of town. Fri I’m helping build the AHRF stage, someone please ask The Heavy Pets playing on the GATH rooftop to play loud so we can hear them. I will try to catch some of Whisper Charlie Sat morning on the way to the AHRF. I agree with Susan Staley, I think Cosmic Kiss would be a better name. I will be recording the whole AHRF on Sat and Sun, speakers and bands. Monday if I survive AHRF I’ll be at Big C’s Blues Jam and may try for some of Sinky Dey Mayo Moose Sack Fest. Tues I’m on the road for FL to visit a friend and then the Purple Hatter’s Ball. I’m really looking forward to Beats Antique.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week April 23rd thru April 29th

Hey there,
Another quickie. Spring is here and I have a ton of work outdoors, trim blueberries, plant and transplant, etc, etc, etc. Not to mention I’m approaching 300 hours of music recorded and not posted. I really have to address this backlog before adding more. I have the 36th AHRF (two days, approximately 25 hours of recordings) and the Purple Hatters Ball in FL in a couple of weeks.
I really love the Americana Festival and recommend all the acts performing. I don’t know how much I’ll record. I hope y’all will support this local festival .They have really put together a great lineup.
We had a great time at the AHRF Battle of the Bands. Sue put together a great group of bands. It was a very difficult decision but the judges selected Let It Rip and Mother Fore won the popular vote. I look forward to hearing them on stage. Thanks to everyone at Nuci’s and AHRF for helping.
The 36th Athens Human Rights Festival promotional tabloid is published, look for it where you find the Flagpole. In the schedule the Special Guests at 5:45 Saturday is a Don’t Miss show I highly recommend. Please send out thoughts of No Rain for May 3rd & 4th and please help support the cause and attend the festival.

Here is Sting singing in his native tongue or at least accent:
http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/83w8m0/sting—-the-last-ship-
And: http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/gk8ry5/exclusive—sting—-the-night-the-pugilist-learned-how-to-dance-

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 23
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990
JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, April 24
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA
Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com
SAILING TO DENVER Harmony-heavy folk group from Atlanta. (6 p.m.)

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com
SISTER HAZEL Florida-based alt-rock band known for its radio staple “All For You.”
GREGORY HYDE BAND Melodic rock and roll band from Chicago.

Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Americana Music Festival.
THE DASHBOARD SAVIORS Long-running, on-again-off-again local rock band fronted by songwriter Todd McBride. (12 a.m.)
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. Their energetic live show has warmed the stage for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more. (11 p.m.)
WORKHORSES OF THE ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATIONAL INDUSTRY Impossibly-named longtime local folk act featuring Ben Reynolds, William Tonks and Rob Keller. (10 p.m.)

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
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.

Treppenhaus Athens Americana Music Festival.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals. (10 p.m.)
SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band. (9 p.m.)
THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/Americana outfit. (8 p.m.)

Friday, April 25
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.
LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash as well as more eclectic influences for a high-energy and highly entertaining live show.
SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

Downtown Athens Athens Americana Music Festival (Twilight Outdoor Stage). www.athensamericana.com
BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group. (9 p.m.)
BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit. (8 p.m.)
LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA. (7 p.m.)

Flicker Theatre & Bar Athens Americana Music Festival.
SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and Mike Strickland. (12 a.m.)
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms. (11 p.m.)
CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens’ finest country music! (10 p.m.)

40 Watt Club Athens Americana Music Festival.
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty originals and unique covers of classic tunes. (11 p.m.)
HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND Rising local bluegrass/Americana ensemble. (10 p.m.)
ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana (9 p.m.)

Georgia Theatre Athens Americana Music Festival.
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Southern rock and blues band composed of brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson, along with Chris Chew. (10:30 p.m.)
LIGHTNIN’ MALCOLM Singer-songwriter who “has come to exemplify the modern day deep blues guitar groove.” (9 p.m.)

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Athens Americana Music Festival.
THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. (9:30 p.m.)
CITY HOTEL BAND Original bluegrass music from Savannah. (8:30 p.m.)
CAROLINE SPENCE Singer and songwriter born and raised in Charlottesville, VA and currently residing in Nashville, TN. (7:30 p.m.)

Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Americana Music Festival.
THE HIGHER CHOIR Homegrown Southern roots-rock inspired by the likes of The Black Crowes and Drive-By Truckers. (1 a.m.)
THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs. (12 a.m.)
DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang. (11 p.m.)
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. (10 p.m.)

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite ’60s and ’70s beach and Motown music.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

The World Famous Athens Americana Music Festival.
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. (10 p.m.)

Saturday, April 26
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
DAVID COURT No info available. (8 a.m.)
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight. (10 a.m.)

Flicker Theatre & Bar Athens Americana Music Festival.
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana. (1 a.m.)
MICHAEL BOWMAN Local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA. (12 a.m.)
GUMSHOE Local alt-country band led by Andy Dixon. (11 p.m.)
ELISE DAVIS Country singer-songwriter from Nashville. (10 p.m.)

40 Watt Club Athens Americana Music Festival.
SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY The former Drive-By Truckers bassist plays inspired folk-rock tunes with her new band. (11:30 p.m.)
MARCH The new group led by songwriter Dodd Ferrelle and featuring Marcus Thompson, Tim Adams, Taylor Sproull and Adam Poulin. (10:30 p.m.)
THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham. (9:30 p.m.)

Georgia Theatre Athens Americana Music Festival.
THE DIRTY GUV’NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN. (11:15 p.m.)
CEREUS BRIGHT Modern folk duo from Knoxvile, TN. (10 p.m.)

Green Room 9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, danceable rock and roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse. EP release show!
GROWN UP AVENGER STUFF Alternative pop/rock band from Charlotte, NC.
MAMA-FIKI Local jam-influenced fusion band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.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.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group with a set of Sprouts material and more, featuring Michael Crane on drums, Kevin Sims on bass and Adriana Thomas on vocals.

Sunday, April 27
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Athens Americana Music Festival.
AARON LEE TASJAN Nashville artist whose lyrics include insight, brutal honesty and humor. (8 p.m.)
DAVID OLNEY Lauded Nashville-based songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt and Del McCoury. (7 p.m.)
BORDERHOP FIVE Local bluegrass band. (6 p.m.)
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. (5 p.m.)

The Melting Point 1 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
MUSIC BUSINESS EXPO AND MAY DAY FESTIVAL An event held by UGA’s Music Business Program featuring live music from Mikey Hepinstall (1 p.m.), Johnathan Brooks (1:30 p.m.), Belfast Landing (2 p.m.), The Live Cultures (2:30 p.m.), Slow Tsunami (3 p.m.), Mama Fiki (3:30 p.m.), Wren and the Bearcrawlers (4 p.m.), Walden (4:30 p.m.), Julie Holmes & Friends (5 p.m.), Tyler Jones (5:30 p.m.), MBUS staff (6 p.m.), Manmade Mountains (6:30 p.m.), Semiholo (7 p.m.), Gialanella, Wiles &Hart (7:30 p.m.) and Of the Vine (8 p.m.)

Monday, April 28
The Melting Point 6 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.

Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.

The World Famous Experimental Mondays. 8 p.m.
THUNDER O(H)M Newly formed experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris.
TERMINALS Compositions for modular synthesizer from a member of I Come to Shanghai.
MICHAEL LAUDEN Michael Lauden of Scab Queen plays a solo set of exploratory noise art.

Tuesday, April 29
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7. www.georgiatheatre.com
JGBCB Local musicians pay tribute to “one of the greatest cover bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.”
UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.
ADAM FAUCETT Arkansas singer-songwriter and self described “folk swamp soul brother” who falls somewhere in between Townes Van Zandt and Otis Redding.
LOGAN BRILL Singer-songwriter from Knoxville, TN.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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