Music This Week Nov 26th thru Dec 2nd

Hey there,
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope y’all have a safe, happy and drama free
Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Health, Happiness, Strength, Patience, Peace and Love.
Really great news, due to sleep deprivation, I have always forgotten to give a shout out to a fellow blogger. festgrrl. I am now fixing that. Check out her blog at: for the most intelligent, insightful, articulate and accurate descriptions of the festivals in the Southeast. She expands the music I record with pictures and descriptions so you get a better feel for the entire experience. I highly recommend her blog.
I’ve almost finished unpacking the car from my month long journey. I have had the time to post Cosmic Charlie’s Dark Side of the Dead show from last Sat. I’ve also started on Bear Creek and have posted Copious Jones, one of my favorite shows of that festival.
I will be bouncing between Magfest, Hulaween and Bear Creek posting my favorites first. If you have any requests for a particular show please text or email me and I will put it in the queue. (Last night’s Workingman’s Dead show at the top of the queue and should be posted soon).
A light schedule this week but still some great music in town.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 26
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
SAWDUST Atlanta virtuosos Taylor Kennedy and Ben Williams team up with local forces Colin Manko and Zack Milster to deliver tentative yet forceful jazz music.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).
THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as “pickup truck rock and roll” plays its annual Thanksgiving show.

Friday, November 28
40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $5.
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.
FISTFUL OF STEEL Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $8.
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before.
MINA WEGNER Young singer-songwriter from Eugene, OR.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group.

Saturday, November 29
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
KENNY AND THE BASHERS Local band featuring Kenny Copes, JoJo Glidewell, Seth Hendershot, Dan Nettles and Allen Owens.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m.
BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from ’60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

Monday, December 1
Creature Comforts Brewery Industry Appreciation Night. 5:30 p.m.
K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop featuring theremin and more.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, December 2
40 Watt Club 7 p.m. FREE!
GIVING TUESDAY Nuci’s Space celebrates its participation in Indiegogo’s Giving Tuesday event. In keeping with the theme of the Reconstruction of the Steeple campaign, artists will play three of their favorite songs by other local bands. Among the participants are T. Hardy Morris, Don Chambers, Five Eight, Danny Hutchens, Betsy Franck, Peter Alvanos, Jef Whatley and Norma Rae.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent.

I will be at Cosmic Charlie on Fri. This show is a real treat with a stripped down version of Cosmic Charlie opening with a set by Michael’s niece Mina and hopefully his brother Jeremy will play as well. Sat I’ll be at Kenny and the Bashers (One of the most fun shows of the year and a chance to belatedly celebrate Kenny’s birthday, a real don’t miss). Mon I’ll be at Big C’s Blues Night and on Tues. I will be at Nuci’s Space celebration of  its participation in Indiegogo’s Giving Tuesday event.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

Music This Week Nov 19th thru Nov 25th

Hey there,
I’m back!!! I left Athens a month ago on Oct 16th for Mag Fest wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip flops. I returned early Mon morning in jeans, shoes and t-shirt I wore earlier that day at Bear Creek and promptly froze. It was cold last Thurs and Fri night in FL but nothing like this. Last Wed I was on the beach wearing just shorts and 85 degrees, what happened? I’m officially done with Winter, bring on Spring!
I wish I had the words to adequately thank my friend Lynn for her hospitality and insanity for putting up with me for the last month. I had an incredible time I’ll never forget. Much love.
There was a lot of great music in Athens while I was gone. I know because I heard a lot of those bands at one of the three festivals I attended while I was in FL. (Real bummer about the GA/FL football game). Some of them are coming through town this week.
One of my favorites is Jonathan Scales Fourchestra opening for The Nth Power at New Earth tomorrow (Wed 19th). I’m trying to post their show from Hulaween. Finding it the 200+ hours of recordings I  have from the 3 festivals will be the challenge. My friends The Po’ Boys will also do an opening set.
On Sat we have the return of one of my all time favorite Athens shows, Cosmic Charlie’s Dark Side Of The Dead. This is always a Don’t Miss show.
This week we also have a benefit for The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center and the Cloud Recordings Festival.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 19
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $6.
CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Horse Lords, Circulatory System, Cult of Riggonia, Faster Circuits, The Dream Scene, French Exit and Helen Scott.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.

New Earth Athens 7-9 p.m.
Open Mike hosted by Caroline Aiken.
Caroline  has spent the last 45 years taking her sensual voice, masterful songwriting, expertise with 6 and 12 string guitars, adding in her love, heart, wit and intelligence and has honed it into a living treasure. Every Wednesday.

New Earth Athens 9 p.m. $10.
The Po’Boys is a funk-rock focused fusion group, which explores the compositions of Drew Edwards, Austin Edwards, and Alex Eversbusch. The group has a chemistry rooted in years of musical endeavors such as Fuzzbucket, Dr. Willis, Squisch and Lazy Locomotive. The Po’ Boys’ music moves between traditional blues, rock and roll, and jazz funk and ranges from very loose and lazy, to tight and intricate. The Po’Boys will keep you moving all night!
JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA Steel-pan jazz fusion with artistic complexities for the modern ear from Asheville, NC.
THE NTH POWER Groovy five-piece soul band, featuring artists associated with acts from Beyonce to Lettuce.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIRTY DAWG BRASS BAND Local brass music collective.

Thursday, November 20
Caledonia Lounge 8:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20).
CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Axxa/Abraxas, Moths, Wild of Night, Sea of Dogs, Done Gone, Lavender Holyfield and Jewel Thieves in the Cosmic Net

The Classic Center 7 p.m. $29.50–$39.50.
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Acclaimed folk and bluegrass outfit from Nashville, TN.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $17.
PAPDOSIO Asheville-based electro-rock band.
GHOST OWL Local group featuring former members of Perpetual Groove that partially diverges from that band’s sound but still retains a jammy vibe.
ASIAN TEACHER FACTORY Four-piece “avant-rock” band from Asheville, NC.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 6 p.m. $15.
UPPLUGGED FOR THE COTTAGE A benefit for The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center, featuring acoustic music from Betsy Franck, Clay Leverett, Adam Payne, Adam Poulin, Clarence “Big C” Cameron, Clint Swords and more.

Normaltown Hall 9 p.m. $10.
HOWE GELB The founder of critically acclaimed Arizona outfit Giant Sand, Gelb plays devastating, low-key desert-folk.
GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the frontman of critically-acclaimed group Grant Lee Buffalo.
DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.

Friday, November 21
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20).
CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Scott E. Spillane, Shade, Mothers, The Cryptides, Freehand, The Shoal Creek Stranglers and Coombsbot.

The Classic Center 8 p.m. $28.50–$49.50.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $11 (21+), $13 (18-20).
THE WHIGS Hard-driving formerly local rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities.
OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.
WRENN Up-and-coming local pop singer who experiments with jazz, Vaudeville and more.

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.
THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.
GYPSY WILDCATS New group from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).
THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band does a tribute to Kool & The Gang.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962.

Saturday, November 22
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. (8 a.m.)
THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and ’40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20).
CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Jade Poppyfield, Old Smokey, Naan Violence/Thee Death Panels, Madeline, El Hollin, The New Sound Of Numbers and In Sonitus Lux.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
KATËR MASS Local gritty pop-punk band “influenced by Longmont Potion Castle.”
SHE RETURNS FROM WAR Folk trio from Charleston, SC.
BULLY PULPIT South Carolina-based bluesy rock band.

Georgia Bar 10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics. Performing “Dark Side Of The Dead,” a hybrid show featuring the music of both the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
HANNAH ALDRIDGE Muscle Shoals, AL-based Americana singer-songwriter.
DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

Iron Factory 11 p.m. 706-395-6877
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).
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.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

Sunday, November 23
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Experimental Night. 7 p.m.
PRIZMATIC SPRAY Jace Bartet (Reptar, Double Ferrari) performs a set of high-energy electro-spazz.
GENETIC OUTCAST Local experimental loop- and sample-based project.
THE GOLDEN CRESCENT WRENCH Drums-and-sax duo in the style of late-period Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Sonny Rollins.

Monday, November 24
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
WORKINGMAN’S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead. Hosted by Bo Hembree.

Tuesday, November 25
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Sylvia Novak and Drew Albenesius. Plus, house band Levon Zevon.

The World Famous
Athens Now! 10 p.m. $5.
SEX BBQ East Atlanta “surf-rock space wizards” playing psychedelic yet melodic math-rock inspired tunes.
KATE JAN AND FRIENDS No info available.

I know I shouldn’t be adding more to the backlog of music I have recorded but I definitely will be at New Earth on Wed for Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Po’ Boys and Nth Power. I’ll also definitely be at Cosmic Charlie’s Dark Side Of The Dead. I will try for Showtime on Thurs (I want to see what my friend Shanna does setting up the lighting), Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Experimental Night on Sun and Workingman’s Monday.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

Springfest 2013

springfestThursday March 21st

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra @ Springfest 3-21-13 Amphitheater * Tracked and mastered by Austin Young
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Red Baraat @ Springfest 3-21-13
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Scythian @ Springfest 3-21-13
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Tornado Rider @ Springfest 3-21-13
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Friday March 22nd

Cornmeal @ Springfest 3-22-13
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Dread Clampitt @ Springfest 3-22-13
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Elephant Revival @ Springfest 3-22-13
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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra @ Springfest 3-22-13 Music Hall * Tracked and mastered by Austin Young
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Keller & The Keels @ Springfest 3-22-13
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Leftover Salmon @ Springfest 3-22-13
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Scythian @ Springfest 3-22-13
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Spirit Family Reunion @ Springfest 3-22-13
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Steve Pruett’s Back From The Brink @ Springfest 3-24-13
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Saturday March 23rd

Donna the Buffalo @ Springfest 3-23-13 * Rain in recording
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Jim Lauderdale @ Springfest 3-23-13
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Leftover Salmon Stanky Suwannee Jam @ Springfest 3-22-13
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Mamajowali @ Springfest 3-23-13
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Mosier Bros. w / Peter Rowan @ Springfest 3-23-13
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Tornado Rider @ Springfest 3-23-13
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Sunday March 24th

Acoustic Ensemble @ Springfest 3-24-13
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Big Cosmo @ Springfest 3-21-13
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Mamajowali @ Springfest 3-24-13
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Magnolia Fest 2014

Magnolia Fest 2014* Just starting, lots more to come.

Thursday Oct 16th
Friday Oct 17th
Chelsea Saddler @ Music Hall
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Saturday Oct 18th
Anders Osborne @ Magfest 10-18-14
Anders Osborne

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ MagnoliaFest @ Amphitheater 10-18-14
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Bloodkin @ Music Hall
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Grandpa’s Cough Medicine @ Music Hall
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Indigo Girls @ MagnoliaFest @ Amphitheater 10-18-14
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Jim Lauderdale @ Music Hall *Partial set
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Lyle Lovett @ Amphitheater 10-18-15
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Quartermoon @ Music Hall
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Rusty Shine @ Music Hall
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Sunday Oct 19th

Music This Week Today Nov 12 thru Nov 18th

Hey there,
Sorry this is late, yesterday was last day at beach for this trip. Leaving for Bear Creek in the morning. Umphrey’s McGee, Copious Jones, Dumpstaphunk, etc, etc.

Music recommendations
Wednesday, November 12

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS A four-piece jazz fusion and funk band from Leeds, England.
THE HEARD Chicago-based funk and groove band.

Thursday, November 13
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.

New Earth Athens 9 p.m. $8.
SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS Brooklyn, NY-based eight-piece funk/soul band.
MATT TOWNSEND AND WONDER OF THE WORLD Alt-folk group from Asheville, NC.

Friday, November 14
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
CRAZY HOARSE Local free-form duo featuring Killick Hinds and John Norris.
GUMSHOE Lean, darkly evocative rock songs with vivid imagery, courtesy of frontman Andy Dixon’s weirdo-as-Everyman lyrics.
THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson’s time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
SCOTT BRANTLEY Dublin, GA-based country singer.
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.

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.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
JEFF SIPE TRIO Renowned drummer Jeff Sipe has worked with Bela Fleck, Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring, Trey Anastasio and many more. His trio plays soulful, jazz-inspired funk.

New Earth Athens 9 p.m. $10.
LES RACQUET Prog/power-pop trio with three-part vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and interesting instrumentals, all backed up with jazz musicianship.
KOTA MUNDI Four-piece reggae group from Savannah, GA.
JEREMY RIDDLE No info available.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

The World Famous 9 p.m.
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll.

Saturday, November 15
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
DAVE HOWARD Singer-songwriter plays his own material as well as Americana covers. (8 a.m.)
HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music. (10 a.m.)

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $11 (adv.), $13 (door).
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD Rising-star songwriter who draws influences from moody country and rock.
T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.
PINECONES Atlanta/Athens-based rock band that touches on flailing, melodic grunge and urgent post-punk.

The Melting Point 10 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.

West Broad Market Garden West Broad Farmers Market. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0122
CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.

Sunday, November 16
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m.
SICK/SEA  A three piece fusion of indie rock and jazz from McAllen, TX.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).
DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM Founding member of the legendary band Traffic, playing classic hits.

Monday, November 17
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
MAXIMUM BUSY MUSCLE Reunited local math-rock trio.
THELMA & THE SLEEZE All-female three-piece hard rock band.
THE DE LUX INTERIORS Local Cramps cover band featuring members of Cars Can Be Blue and Los Meesfits.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday, November 18
Georgia Theatre UGA HEROs Benefit. 8:30 p.m. $15.
ANDREW RIPP Popular soul-pop singer-songwriter.
SAM BURCHFIELD The local singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Brian Revels and Pippy Thomas. Plus, house band Levon Zevon.

Still time to make it to Bear Creek, y’all come on down. This is one of my favorite festivals, great vibe.
Peace and Love,

Music This Week Nov 5th thru Nov 11th

Hey there,
Of course SCI’s 7 shows, Particle, Beats Antique, Keller Williams, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, EOTO & Joe Russo’s Almost Dead were my favorites from Hulaween. Lots of problems with electricity to recharge batteries so some sets missed. A shout out to Mark (fellow taper) for providing batteries for Sun night.
NO sleep! Silent Disco wasn’t silent, kept everyone up until 4-5 am Fri & Sat. Absolutely recommend going to next year’s Hulaween. Fantastic vibe. Incredible music. Fantastic people. Don’t ever miss!
My first post for Hulaween will be Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Please check it out and then come to their  show at New Earth the 19th with Nth Power. Anyone wanting to hear some incredible bass, check out Cody Wright’s videos in the link above. I believe The PoBoys are opening. I highly recommend.
Lots of great things going on this week. My real bummer is missing Carl Palmer.I love and saw ELP many times. One time I was 7th row from stage in front of speakers. The opening blast of music literally knocked me off my feet into my seat. I had to move my seat back to the center of the arena. The pressure from the music made it hard to breath.  Another time during Tarkus Keith Emerson was pushing his keyboard back and forth walking it across stage when it fell over and broke. He had to finish the concert without it. Always a fantastic psychedelic show.
Bear Creek next!!!
I have a friend with a ticket for all 4 days and camping for $195. It is $215 plus fees now thru Nov 5th and goes to $225 and $245 at gate. Contact me if interested.

Nuçi’s Space launched “Reconstruction of the Steeple,” an Indiegogo campaign to restore the dilapidated landmark to its former glory.Important! The campaign will wrap up on Dec. 13, don’t bogart.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 5
Flicker Theatre & Bar Athens AMP. 9 p.m. $5.
POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton.

Thursday, November 6
Green Room 9 p.m. $5.
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES Gritty, bluesy rock and roll mixed with smooth, twangy R&B. Featuring former members of The Dexateens.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 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, Funkadelic and more.

Friday, November 7
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $8.
BOYS WHO ROCK FOR GIRLS Local artists Antlered Auntlord, DJ Quincy, Mike Mantione, Pretty Badger, Futo, Caleb Darnell, Night School and more play a benefit show for local music-education organization Girls Rock Athens.

Max 9 p.m. $5. 706-254-3392
KALIKO Local MC celebrates the release of his new solo album, Fashionably Late. This show also features performances by The Swank, Duddy Ken, Blacknerdninja, LG, Dictator, Billy D Brell, Lil Redd, Tee Roy 300, 3 Feet, Chrismis and Dan Sohi.

The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).
CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY The legendary Emerson, Lake and Palmer drummer performs a set of progressive rock and fusion.

New Earth Athens 7 p.m. $10.
CHILLOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL Second annual festival, showcasing funk, reggae, rock and jam bands from all over the Southeast. Acts include Bad JooJoo, Five40, Sun-Dried Vibes, TreeHouse, Jahman Brahman and Dub Architect.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. $5.
WRENN Up-and-coming local pop singer. Album release show! This show will also feature performances from classical pianist Kaylea Notarthomas, UGA’s Cirque & Acrobatics Club and a breakdancing battle between B-Boy Killa Wes and B-Boy Moo.

Saturday, November 8
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE!
KEN WILL MORTON BAND With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge nMo Fall Brawl 2. 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
10 FINGERS STRONG Hardcore metal that also delves into rapcore in the style of Rage Against the Machine.
CALL ME ISHMAEL Death metal outfit from Clermont, GA.
UNSOUND CONDITION  Hardcore-inflected metal group from Atlanta.

College Square Spotlight + Slingshot. 4 p.m. FREE!
BIG STAR THIRD A group of all-star musicians, including R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, pay tribute to legendary power-pop group Big Star.
THE GLANDS The cult-favorite Athens pop-rock band returns for a rare show.
NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric local buzz band with folky vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks.
RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.
BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis delivers bookish, explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE!
THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster.
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.

New Earth Athens 9 p.m. $10.
TURKUAZ Playing instrumental funk and a wide mix of genres from power-pop to R&B.
JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers.
THE BROADCAST Soulful rock band from Asheville, NC.

Sunday, November 9
The World Famous 7:30 p.m. $5.
THOLLEM MCDONAS World-renowned jazz pianist.
THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes.

Monday, November 10
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.
TTOTALS Heavy blues-rock group from Nashville.

Georgia Theatre Yes, We Can! Release Party. 8 p.m. FREE!
PROGRAMS Former duo has now expanded into a full-blown dance-pop project.
STONERIDER Atlanta-based rock group.
VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Hoot features Ken Will Morton, Sista Rogaz and The Gentry. Susan Staley opens and hosts.

Normaltown Hall 8 p.m.
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.
SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur, GA.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, November 11
Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
TWO’S DAY VISIONS Tom Visions hosts an old-fashioned super jam each Tuesday in November featuring five rotating Athens and Macon innovators performing separate solo sets before joining together with Tom for a SuperJam. This week features Jeremy Raj, Donald Whitehead, Phelan Lavelle, Wendel Jacobson and Patrick Carey.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Claire Campbell and Matt Joiner. Plus, house band Levon Zevon.

Y’all please go to the shows or come on down and join me at Bear Creek. It’s my favorite vibe of the Suwanee festivals.
Peace and Love,