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GWH Collective @ Nowhere Bar 6-19-14
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Gialanella, Wiles & Hart @ GATH Rooftop 5-29-13
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Music This Week June 25th thru July 1st

Hey there,
I survived another AthFest! Fantastic bands, great lineups, wonderful artists and good food. I don’t think the festival was as big as previous ones and attendance seemed lighter as well. Noticeably absent in my praise was the sound. I was extremely disappointed with the sound at both stages, so much so that unless asked I’m putting AthFest in the posting queue and will post it after I get caught up with the other festivals already in queue. Maybe I’m too critical but the sound was nowhere close to the quality Paul Lee, Jay Rodgers and Adam Payne provided at the AHRF. BTW AthFest took over 200 volunteers, we did AHRF with about a dozen.
I really enjoyed Kishi Bashi, The Po’ Boys, Timi Conley & Friends, Squat, Drivin’ N Cryin’, and Life is a Flower, Life is a Gun.
I liked Kishi Bashi so much I waited after the show to talk with him about playing at the 37th AHRF.
Wow! If you are thinking about Hulaween w / SCI at Suwanee you better get moving. AthFest cost me $30 since I was too busy with preparing and attending AthFest I didn’t see the Tier 1 $149 early bird tickets email on Fri. I saw it this morning and bought a Tier 2 $179 ticket. When I went back to copy the links for this email I found out the Tier 2 tickets are sold out as well. It is now for a limited time $209 and then goes to $239 and $269 at the gate. Here are the links for the lineup and tickets:
Bear Creek tickets are already Tier 2 until Sept 15th.
AURA Festival has a very limited number of Early Bird tickets on sale July 1. Early Bird Presale tickets start at $135 for a 3-day weekend pass or $165 for a 4-day weekend pass which includes the Thursday pre-party.
Although I missed Redneck’s Festered Hookers, my friend Matt at recorded them so keep checking there. I heard it was a blast.
I also completely spaced Adam and Holly’s show last night. Hopefully Matt recorded them as well. In case you don’t know Matt records Fester’s Tues. Confessional shows.
With the passing of Herb Guthrie and the exodus out of Athens of Tony Oscar, Jon Daniels, Mike Strickland and soon Nic Wiles (probably several others I haven’t heard about yet) drummers will be scarce. If you are multi-instrumental and drums are one of them, I’d concentrate on drums.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, June 25
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
WORD MUSIC NIGHT Hosted by David Oates

Thursday, June 26
DePalma’s Italian Cafe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)
BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Dan Roth (keys), Steve Abercrombie (bass) and Jamie DeRevere (drums).

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. FREE!
CARL LINDBERG AND TREY WRIGHT Local jazz musicians team up for a set.

Friday, June 27
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason. Album release show!
PRIMOVANHALEN “Psych-sludge” project out of Winston Salem, NC.
FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.

Green Room 9 p.m. $5.
DON CHAMBERS [4] Local singer-songwriter who has taken an experimental turn of late.
HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, highly psychedelic sounds from Jonathan Miller.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
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.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
THE PAUL COLLINS BEAT Legendary power-pop figure Paul Collins (The Nerves, The Beat) heads this rotating cast.
CANCERS New local band playing poppy, grungy space jams, featuring members of Dead Dog and Unfun.
SHERBERT Energetic fuzz-pop band from Nashville.
CEILING FAN Straightforward rock and roll from these longtime locals.

Main St. Pickin’ on the Green. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-453-7674
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
PULLIN’ STRINGS Bluegrass band from Greene County, GA playing a mix of originals and covers from the likes of The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door), $6 (w/UGA ID).
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

Saturday, June 28
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SYE ELAINE SPENCE Singer-songwriter from New York City, currently residing in Atlanta. (8 a.m.)
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals. (10 a.m.)

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5.
BELUGA BASH Local record label King Beluga offers up a night of dance and beat-oriented sounds from groups like WesdaRuler, Holotropic, JUJU, AstroShaman, ‘Panski, Phiness and Mob Knarly.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
SCOTT LOW Solo set from the Efren frontman.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
LURAY Shannon Carey plays minimalist, ethereal nu-folk inspired by the sounds of traditional Appalachia.
REDLEG HUSKY Bluesy Americana group from Boone, NC.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND New local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.
BEAUTY AND THE BEARD Kelly Hoyle Fuller and Ty Manning play country-tinged folk-rock.

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

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE SHORTBUS ALLSTARS Long-running local rock band.

Monday, June 30
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
HUNDRED WATERS Mournful and experimental electro-folk outfit from Los Angeles.
GEMS Sexy electronic-pop duo from Washington, D.C.
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.

Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies as well as classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Steve Earle.
JOE CATANESE Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

Tuesday, July 1
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’ve said it before but I’m really cutting down or recording. breathlanes is one of the bands I never miss, so I will be there at DePalma’s on Thurs. I hope to catch Hot Fudge on Fri. Sat is Mike Strickland’s going away party so I’ll definitely be there. It said No info available in the listing but I feel None needed. Mike is a good friend with a ton of musicians who love him and will provide fantastic music and drunken debauchery to appropriately send him off. A Don’t Miss. I may make Little Tybee on Mon, I really enjoy their show.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

AURA Music & Arts Festival 2014

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Funky Nuggets @  Music Hall
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Greenhouse Lounge @  Music Hall
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The Heavy Pets @ AURA Music & Arts Festival
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Friday February 14th 2014
Displace @ Porch Stage
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Papadosio @ Amphitheater
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Start Making Sense @ Music Hall
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Stokeswood @ Porch Stage
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The Resolvers @ Amphitheater
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The Revivalists @ Amphitheater
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Saturday February 15th 2014
Cope @ Music Hall
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Dopapod @ Amphitheater
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Future Rock @ Music Hall
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Jimkata @ Music Hall
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Marco Benevento @ Porch Stage
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Mike Dillon @ Porch Stage
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Papadosio @ AURA Music Festival
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Particle @ Porch Stage
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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Amphitheater
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Polyester Pimpstrap @ Music Hall
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Superhuman Happiness @ Porch Stage
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Sunday February 16th 2014
Earphunk @ Amphitheater
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Lotus @ Amphitheater
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The Werks @ Amphitheater
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Stokeswood @ AURA 2-14-14
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Stokeswood @ GATH Rooftop 7-19-13
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Stokeswood @ AURA 2-15-13
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Stokeswood @ GATH 12-4-12
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Stokeswood @  GATH 8-11-12
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Music This Week June 18th thru June 24th

Hey there,
AthFest is almost here. Here is the link for the music schedule:
I will try to record all the outdoor shows and some of the Club Crawl shows. I’m usually too exhausted at the end of the day so Friday will be my best chance for the Crawl. Don’t forget AthFest isn’t the only game in town. A lot of clubs have alternative festivals so check them out as well. I usually catch some off the Slush Fund Day Party and UnAthFest.
I have been busy posting a lot of shows, so many that the Latest Post page doesn’t show them all. I’m bouncing between festivals trying to get them all posted so check them individually. I am fairly current on recent Athens shows. My favorites from last week are Camp Amped, Larkin Poe and Whisper Kiss (all posted). I am, as always, very impressed with the talent of the kids at Camp Amped. If not for the age issue (they have to be under 16 years old) I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of those kids on stage in town.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, June 18
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
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.
Thursday, June 19
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
FAMOUS AND HONEY Caleb Darnell (The Darnell Boys) and Sarah J (Honeychild) team up for a set of tunes.
T.S. WOODWARD Psychedelic, piano-centric pop also featuring Matt Garrison on upright bass and James Owen on drums.
ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.
DIEGO CATALAN The alter ego of songwriter James Wilson (Taxi Cab Verses).
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
The Globe 9:30 p.m. 706-353-4721
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip-hop.
BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
The Melting Point 7 p.m. FREE!
CARL LINDBERG AND FRIENDS Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set of Swamp Jazz with the help of some collaborators.
Morton Theatre 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door), $5 (w/ AthFest wristband).
2014 FLAGPOLE ATHENS MUSIC AWARDS Enjoy performances from Monsoon, Family and Friends, Jay Gonzalez, Hand Sand Hands, Four Eyes and Blacknerdninja.
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
GIALANELLA, WILES AND HART Local jazz trio featuring Andrew Gialanella, Nic Wiles and Drew Hart.
Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
BORDERHOP TRIO High lonesome pickin’ and singing from Athens’ own bluegrass outfit.
Friday, June 20
Creature Comforts Brewery Southerly Love Brewfest. 8:30 p.m.
LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason (Dark Meat, Dream Boat).
The Globe 10:30 p.m. 706-353-4721
The Po’ Boys is an all star jamtasm comprising of musicians from Lazy Locomotive, Fuzzbucket and Dr. Willis. Genre: Funk-Rock Fusion
Nowhere Bar 7 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742
FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays classic funk, disco and rock and roll covers.
BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.
The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962.
Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE!
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals. She’ll be joined by Trey Wright (guitar), Chris Enghauser (bass) and Jamie Derevere (drums), plus special guests throughout the evening.
Saturday, June 21
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
CORTEZ GARZA & LEE ANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriters team up for a set of indie/Americana tunes. (8 a.m.)
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes. (10 a.m.)
Caledonia Lounge 2 p.m. FREE!
DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY Now a staple of AthFest weekend, the Caledonia’s day party this year features music from T. Hardy Morris, Muuy Biien, Shaved Christ, Ruby the Rabbitfoot, Grand Vapids, Shehehe, Blue Blood, Shade, co co ri co, The Rodney Kings, The Cryptides, Velocirapture and more.
Georgia Bar 2:30 p.m. 706-546-9884
UNATHFEST An all-day selection of music, featuring Dustin Wilkes (2:30 p.m.), David Nickle (4 p.m), Daniel Fluitt (5 p.m.), Beauty and the Beard (6 p.m.), Michael Bowman (7 p.m.), Devils and Dust (8 p.m.),  Scott Low and the Southern Bouillon (9 p.m.), Ken Will Morton Band (10 p.m.) and The Bearfoot Hookers (12 a.m.).
Little Kings Shuffle Club 12 p.m. FREE!
SLUSH FUND DAY PARTY Enjoy music from Davin McCoy, Cute Boots, Life is a Flower, Life is a Gun, The Head, The Empties, PLS PLS and Sealand.
Normaltown Hall Breakfast of Champions. 11 a.m. FREE!
WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop. (2 p.m.)
SEMICIRCLE New project from Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland. (1 p.m.)
CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON Singer-songwriter rooted in old country and folk, whose songs still manage to feel fresh, relevant and vital. (12 p.m.)
RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. (11 a.m.)
Nowhere Bar 7 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
JOSH PERKINS BAND Long-running local folk-rocker leads his band.
REDNECK’S FESTERED HOOKERS Redneck GReece is joined by his two illegitimate sons, Tyrus Manning and Fester Hagood, for an “in the round” featuring songs of debauchery and trailer park tribulation.
Monday, June 23
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25.
BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE NOISEMAKERS Grammy-winning singer and keyboardist performs with his touring band.
CHESS BOXER Instrumental banjo and violin duo from Nashville.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
PICKIN’ WITH ADAM POULIN & HOLLY BELLE The local fiddler and singer-songwriter lead a jam session with the help of various guests.
Tuesday, June 24
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 Laney Strickland and Bryan Howard.
As I mentioned earlier I hope to record all the outdoor shows for all three days. I probably won’t hit town until Thurs. I hope to start with Carl Lindberg but definitely will catch Gialanella, Wiles and Hart. Fri after the outdoor stages are finished I’ll try for Hot Fudge but will definitely catch The Po’ Boys. I’m not sure about Sat I hope to catch Redneck’s Festered Hookers. I will try to catch Adam and Holly on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

Purple Hatter’s Ball 2014

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Friday May 9th 2014
Saturday May 10th 2014
Mama Margie, Rachel’s mom

Beats Antique @ Amphitheater 5-10-14
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Dubconscious @ Amphitheater 5-10-14
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Rising Appalachia @ Amphitheater 5-10-14
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The New Mastersounds @ Amphitheater 5-10-14
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Sunday May 11th 2014
The Motet @ Amphitheater 5-11-14
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Update: Hulaween info & Camp Amped at Nuçi’s Space Sat 7pm sharp! A Don’t Miss!

Hey there,
Although is was highly effective, I do not recommend this stomach virus as a weight loss program. Over 24 hrs. without symptoms so I’m no longer contagious. I’ll be at Larkin Poe tonight and depending on schedule I’ll catch Whisper Kiss also.
This Sat June 14th is one of my favorite events in Athens, Camp Amped at Nuçi’s Space 7pm sharp. Camp Amped is a definite don’t miss.
20 young musicians + some of the finest musicians in town teaching them for two weeks = 8 bands and 2 hours of high energy, sweaty fun.
Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. FREE! Sat June 14th
CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Session 1 of Camp Amped concludes with bands of young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp.
Early Bird tickets for Hulaween go on sale Tuesday, June 24 for $149.
Suwannee Hulaween 2014 Initial Lineup:
The String Cheese Incident (3 nights)
Thievery Corporation
Big Gigantic
Beats Antique
The New Deal
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Greensky Bluegrass
Future Rock
Nahko & Medicine For The People
Rising Appalachia
The Soul Rebels
Van Ghost
The Heavy Pets
Greenhouse Lounge
and many more TBA!
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,