Music This Week May 28th thru June 3rd

Hey there,
Sorry this is late. This will be a quickie. You may have noticed my ExFM player on my web site no longer works. They turned it off on May 16th but I haven’t the time yet to search for a replacement player. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I am slammed with outdoor work, working on the recording backlog, helping take viruses out of several people’s computers, etc. The three day Mem. day party also contributed to the backlog, but it was a fantastic party!
The Purple Hatters Ball was fantastic with Dubconscious, Beats Antique, The Heavy Pets, New Mastersounds, etc. I’ll be working on that next, I still have Randell Branblett’s show from last week to do first.
They just announced Blackwater festival at Suwannee Music Park for this Aug. http://www.blackwatermusicfestival.com/ Early ticket price goes up on 6/14. The Revivalists (one of my favorites) and Fishbone justify the ticket, the rest is gravy.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 28
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.
THAYER SARRANO AND THE LIVING Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

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

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
POCKETFUL OF CLAPTONITE Experimental jazz ensemble led by Killick Hinds.
THE MOON Brooklyn, NY-based experimental free-jazz/psychedelic duo of guitarist Adam Caine and drummer Federico Ughi.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
CLASSIC CITY ALLSTARS No info available.

Thursday, May 29
Georgia Theatre Rooftop On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
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.

Green Room 9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com
MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.
PIPES YOU SEE, PIPES YOU DON’TPete Erchick (Olivia Tremor Control) plays gorgeous psych-pop.

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.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. 706-850-8561
LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.
STATE CHAMPION Rock and roll band from Louisville, KY.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason (Dark Meat, Dream Boat).

The Melting Point Athens Area Habitat Benefit. 8:30 p.m. $5.
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.

Friday, May 30
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.
BEN TRICKEY Rising singer-songwriter from Atlanta whose music has been described as “tense, atmospheric and gloomy.”
THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.
TONGUES No info available.
SILVER EAGLE MINING CO. New local female-fronted rock and roll band.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE JESTERS Formed in 1964, this will be the final performance for the classic soul and blues band.

Green Room 9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
LITHUANIA New garage-rock duo featuring members of DRGN KING and Dr. Dog.
MEA CULPA Post-punk outfit from New Orleans.
ANCHOR BENDS Hi-fi Americana rock from ATL featuring ex-members of Leatherface.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE SALT FLATS Original guitar-driven blues-rock.

Saturday, May 31
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. (8 a.m.)
THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music. (10 a.m.)

Bootleggers Country & Western Bar 9 p.m.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Former Debris frontman and son of Randall Bramblett plays real Southern soul with a lethal jam-band featuring Derek Warren on bass, Dwayne Holloway on drums, Daniel Bell on guitar and newest member Carter Herring on guitar.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
TIA MADRE Band fronted by Walker Howle of Dead Confederate fame, featuring Matt Stoessel, Ivey Hughes, Paul McHugh and Bryan Howard.
PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

Georgia Bar 10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884
CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com
COLONEL BRUCE HAMPTON Eccentric and legendary Georgia-based performer.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 4 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub
LITTLE KINGS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW The club celebrates a decade of stiff drinks and hot tunes with music from DJs The King and MC Cord, Dave Marr, Daniel Aaron, Ruby the Rabbitfoot, The Darnell Boys, Exotic Functions, Skin Colour, Eureka California, Cancers, Incendiaries and DJ Easy Rider.

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
DON CHAMBERS Local singer-songwriter who has taken an experimental turn of late.
A MURDER OF ONE Dark Americana outfit from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original music from Catropolis featuring Rocket Gizmo’s, Toy Soldiers Coming to Life and Gomez The Multi-Colored Snake.

Monday, June 2
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
BUFFALO HAWK Heavy, Crazy Horse-inspired band led by Matt Stoessel and featuring Paul McHugh, Brantley Senn and Jim Wilson.
“Indiegrass” outfit from Missouri.

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, June 3
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershots.com
90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5
YOUNG AMERICA Local alt-country band.
DREW KOHL Original singer/songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

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 Beauty & the Beard, Scott Rainwater, Doyle Willams and Lamar Williams Jr. and Neil Donnell Ray.

No promises about my schedule.There are a lot of shows I want to go to but finding time is problematic. I will try for Pocketful of Claptonite tonight. Kenosha Kid on Thurs. Fri I’m not sure, Claire Campbell and the Salt Flats are my best bets. Sat is a pig roast so I won’t be in town then. Big C’s Blues night Mon is my best bet of the week that I’ll be there. I’ll also try for 90 Acre Farm on Tues.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA
LiveMusicAthensGA

2014 Athens Human Rights Festival

2014 AHRF
Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:00 – Children’s Program
1:00 – Festival Welcome /  Dancing Flowers for Peace
1:05 – Adam Payne
1:40 – Casa de Amistad / Love Hope Strength
2:05 – Holly Belle
2:35 – Women In Black / Democratic Socialists of America / The American Family
Therapy Association
3:00 – Let It Rip
3:30 – Undocumented Student Alliance/Undocumented High School
Students
4:00 – The Plague
4:30 – Right To Life / Dan Everett / Move to Amend / Project Safe
4:55 – JGBCB (Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band)
5:25 – Millard Farmer / Occupy Athens
5:45 – Mr Jordan and Mr Tonks
6:45 – Eugene Wilkes
7:00 – Lowdive
7:50 – Ward Churchill
8:00 – The HEAP
9:00-10:10 – LGBT / Divas / GLOBES
10:10 – Midnight – Five Eight

Sunday, May 4, 2014
2:00 – Welcome/Repent at Leisure
2:30 – Covenant Presbyterian / Interfaith Hospitality Network
2:50 – Craig Rafuse
3:20 – Community Connection / Georgia Conflict Center / UGA Peace
Corps / Greenpeace
3:40 – Mother Fore
4:10 – Peace and justice Coalition / Keystone Pipeline Issue
4:30 – ThePo’Boys
5:00 – Life the Griot
5:20 – Odd Trio
6:00 – Chris Ledford / Georgia Care Project
6:20 – Uncle Pizza
7:10 – Occupy Athens
7:20 – Feelin’ Groovy-01          Feelin’ Groovy-02
8:15 – Ed Tant
8:30 – Kick the Robot-01          Kick the Robot-02         Kick the Robot-03

Music This Week May14th thru May 20th

Hey there,
Thank you so much to everyone who helped with the 36th AHRF. Man, what a fantastic weekend!  Great weather, great speakers, great music and a great vibe. It really hit me walking up the closed off street Sun afternoon, what a wonderful thing a handful of dedicated people can accomplish. I hope y’all enjoyed it. I also hope y’all took my warning to heart, the T-shirts were almost sold out on Sat and I think we only had two adult size small and a few children’s shirts left on Sun. While the formal AHRF committee goes into hibernation until the first of next year, I will be trying to put together a couple of fundraisers (I hardly get any sleep anyway). Anyone interested in helping put together something like Jay Rodger’s Birthday Bash and AHRF fundraiser or any other ideas, please contact me. Let’s keep Athens in the record books for having the longest Human Rights Festival in the country. 37 is my lucky number!
I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to send out my email last week, I was a little busy. I started at 5 pm Fri helping close the street and building the stage until 2 am Sat. Back Sat at 11:30 am hugging, dancing, partying, listening and recording for 12 hours. Back again Sun doing it all over again from 2 pm until after 10 pm and then taking down and packing up the stage until around 3 am Mon morning. I then started packing Mon for the Purple Hatter’s Ball and left Tues morning for FL. There was a fish fry waiting on me when I arrived Tues evening. I spent the day at the beach Wed. Around 3:00 on Thurs I was working in the garden with my friend Lynn when she asked me if I had checked to see if they added an extra day to the Purple Hatter’s Ball. I hadn’t cheeked of course so it was a surprise to find out the music started in 4 hours.  I hit the shower, packed and drove 100 miles to get there. I then spent the next 4 days hugging, dancing, partying, listening and recording. It was great seeing Athens represented on stage with Dubconscious and Carl Lindberg also sat in with Rising Appalachia.I got home yesterday and have been working with my plants.
I was starting to worry about withdrawals as I don’t have another festival scheduled until Lockn’ in Sept. I then started this email and found I have the Marigold Festival this Sat. Athfest is next month and also Riverbend in Chattanooga so I think I’ll survive.
There are a lot of new bands popping up all over Athens. I’m not going to have time to check them out for awhile so if you hear any outstanding ones, please let me know.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 14

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
DON CHAMBERS Local singer-songwriter who has taken an experimental turn of late.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

Max 8 p.m. 706-254-3392
THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves.

Thursday, May 15
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
MARY SIGALAS QUARTET Visiting jazz standards and not-so-standards from the ’20s through the ’50s.

Friday, May 16
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
SLOW PARADE No info available.
MICHAEL BOWMAN Local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA.

New Earth Athens 8 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall.com
KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart.
AMIGO South Carolina-based Americana outfit.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

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.

The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-549-0840
THE HANDS OF TIME Soul, funk, pop, R&B, Motown and classic old-school hits from the ’60s and ’70s that will get you out on the dance floor.

Saturday, May 17
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)
DALE WESCHLER Local fiddler performs a set of old-time mountain music. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing grunge-influenced, energetic and heartfelt tunes.
JINX REMOVER Formerly known as Close Talker, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.
BOYCYCLE Local folk-pop band, featuring the beautiful clash of acoustics and synths and starring the confident vocals of Ashley Floyd.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
DAVE DESMELICK Local Americana singer-songwriter.

The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
GROGUS This long-running local ensemble plays jazz and salsa accentuated with reggae, hip hop and Afro-Cuban styles.
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho

Pittard Park 9:45 a.m.–9 p.m. FREE! www.marigoldfestival.com
WINTERVILLE MARIGOLD FESTIVAL Featuring an all-day lineup of music, including Red Oak Southern String Band, Jim White, Betsy Franck, The Welfare Liners, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy, Scott Low and the Southern Bouillon, March and Abbey Road Live.

Monday, May 19
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local foot-stomping dance-folk group.
DODD FERRELLE Longtime local songwriter performs a set of his worn-in Americana tunes.
ADAM POULIN & FRIENDS The local fiddler leads a groove session with the help of various guests.

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, May 20
Green Room 8 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com
ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.
JOHN MORELAND Singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.
SAILORS AND SHIP Local singer-songwriter Jeremy Wheatley (Crooked Fingers, Ruby the RabbitFoot) plays a set of stripped-down folk tunes.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.
ANNE RICHMOND BOSTON The frontwoman of seminal new wave outfit The Swimming Pool Q’s performs a solo set.

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 Alexis Vear and Stephen “Blues Dude” Duncan.

I have such a backlog of music I only plan on coming to town for the Marigold Festival and I may try for the end of Grogus on Sat.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

AHRF Schedule for this Sat & Sun May 3rd & 4th

Hey there,
Here is the schedule for the 36th AHRF for this Sat & Sun May 3rd &
4th. Y’all please pass this info to your Facebook, email, etc. friends and
family. Even more important, please join us and bring the afore
mentioned people you contacted. Just go to the UGA Arches on Broad
St and follow your eyes and ears, can’t miss us!
As always it is FREE!!! We have no sponsors, hence, no muzzle on us
as to who or what we can have on stage. We depend on your donations
and our T-Shirt and stickers sales. I’d advise you plan of buying the
-Shirt. It will be the coolest thing to wear year and many years to
come. I know you will really like it. The front represents our festival’s
roots and the back represents the International Human Rights. Both
highly appropriate for these times.
Please join us tonight for the cleansing ritual around 6:00 followed by the building of the stage..
If you would like to help build the stage just find me and let me know. We can always use extra hands to set up barricades, tables, etc.

2014 Schedule

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:00-10:40 – Montessori Ukulele Club
10:50-11:20 – Woopets
11:30-1:00 – Girls with Guitars
1:00 – Festival Welcome / Adam Payne / Dancing Flowers for Peace
1:40 – Casa de Amistad / Love Hope Strength
2:05 – Holly Belle
2:35 – Democratic Socialists of America / The American Family
Therapy Association
3:00 – Let It Rip
3:30 – Undocumented Student Alliance/Undocumented High School
Students
4:00 – The Plague
4:30 – Move to Amend / Project Safe
4:55 – JGBCB (Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band)
5:25 – Millard Farmer / Occupy Athens
5:45 – Mr Jordan and Mr Tonks
6:45 – Eugene Wilkes
7:00 – Lowdive
7:50 – Ward Churchill
8:00 – The Heap
9:00-10:10 – LGBT / Divas / GLOBES
10:10 – Midnight – Five Eight

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2:00 – Welcome/Repent at Leisure
2:30 – Covenant Presbyterian / Interfaith Hospitality Network
2:50 – Craig Rafuse
3:20 – Community Connection / Georgia Conflict Center / UGA Peace
Corps / Greenpeace
3:40 – Mother Fore
4:10 – Women in Black/Aspire Clinic
4:30 – ThePo’Boys
5:00 – Life the Griot
5:20 – Odd Trio
6:00 – Todd Lister/ Georgia Care Project
6:20 – Uncle Pizza
7:10 – Occupy Athens
7:20 – Feelin’ Groovy
8:15 – Ed Tant
8:30 – Close – Kick the Robot

I hope to see y’all downtown and preferably multiple times between tonight and Monday morning..
Peace and Love,
Kurt
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA