Music This Week Jan 28th thru Feb 3rd

Hey there,
This will have to be a quicky. I thought I would gain some time with football season winding down but the good weather means I’m working outside all day. I even missed the AHRF meeting last week. I was outside working until 6:30 and the meeting started at 6. (Every Thurs at Nuci’s Space, y’all please come down and join us. BTW don’t forget to start working on the logo for this year’s festival).
FYI New Earth Music Hall is now called Live Wire.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 28
Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $22.50. www.georgiatheatre.com
REBELUTION Rock and reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA.
KATCHAFIRE  New Zealand roots reggae band.

Live Wire (formerly New Earth Music Hall)  706-543-8283  www.newearthmusichall.com
Spill the Milk with Caroline Aiken, free!

Thursday, January 29
Etienne Brasserie 8:30 p.m. 706-850-8008
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken worn, film, magic and a variety of other surprises. Matt “Pistol” Stoessel will be the special musical guest.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES A psychedelic mixture of soul, blues and R&B from Birmingham, AL.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). 706-543-8283
ARVIN SCOTT Local award-winning world and jazz percussionist performs a solo set and a full-band set.
MARK MAXWELL & FRIENDS Guitarist and owner of Maxwell Sound Recording Studio leads a group of musicians.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set.
¡MOYUBA! Local Latin-flavored percussion ensemble.

Friday, January 30
Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $12. www.buffaloscafe.com
THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
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.
TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group.
WEISSHUND Groovy rock group from Atlanta.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves.
T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
BRETT HARRIS “Mid-fi” artist from North Carolina specializing in indie-pop.
FABULOUS BIRD Pete Alvanos, drummer for Elf Power, plays a “string-strangling” set.

Live Wire 9 p.m. 706-543-8283
THE DIRK QUINN BAND Philidelphia native funk-improv group influenced by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
IKE STUBBLEFIELD Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
THE MELLOWHAMMERS No information available.

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

Saturday, January 31
Amici 11 p.m. $5. 706-353-0000
THE DANK BROTHERHOOD Members of the Funk Brotherhood and Dank Sinatra come together to celebrate the life of a fallen friend.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville, TN-based sloppy, lo-fi rock band with pop sensibilities.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.
THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.|

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
MIND BRAINS New local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities.
JOHN FERNANDES AND ALEC LIVADITIS Two local experimental musicians team up for a duo set.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
JIM WHITE VS. THE PACKWAY HANDLE BAND The acclaimed local singer-songwriter and bluegrass ensemble team up. CD release party!
HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves.
DYLAN LEBLANC Louisiana-based singer-songwriter steeped in the alt-country tradition.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.
THE CASTE OUTS Native Georgian indie rock group creates music laden with “psychedelic fuzz.”
REAGAN BARTON No info available.
ABE PARKER Singer-songwriter from Ohio.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

Sunday, February 1
ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

The World Famous Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002
JOHN FERNANDES AND FRIENDS The local experimental musician performs with a cast of collaborators.

Monday, February 2
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, February 3
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com
SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.
FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.
JOHN CALVIN ABNEY Alt-country singer-songwriter hailing from Oklahoma.
M. LOCKWOOD PORTER Folky songwriter from Berkeley, CA.

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

I’m trying for Moyuba! on Thurs, Timi Conley on Fri, Dank Brotherhood on Sat and Blues Night on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week Jan 21st thru Jan 27th

Hey there,
I caught a miracle last Fri, a friend gave me a ticket for the sold out Lettuce show. Great show, topped off by Lingo at Nowhere Bar. Both shows are posted, there was a real moment of magic at the end of the Lingo set, I highly recommend checking it out.
I’m finished posting Bear Creek and Hulaween and have a good start on Purple Hatter’s Ball. Magnolia Fest is next.
With the fantastic weather, I’m working outside so I won’t be posting as much as last week.I’ve a real bad case of spring fever!
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival will return to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida on a new weekend, moving to October 1 – 4, 2015.
Reminder: 37th Athens Human Rights Festival planning committee will be meeting at Nuci’s Space 6 pm Thurs. Jan 22nd. Y’all please stop by, all are welcome.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 21
New Earth Athens 7-9 p.m.  www.newearthmusichall.com
Open Mike hosted by Caroline Aiken. One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters.

Terrapin Beer Co.5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
REDLEG HUSKY Bluesy Americana group from Boone, NC.

Thursday, January 22
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
NIFTY EARTH Local downtempo electronic outfit.
SPACE MAMA Local jam-rock group with blues undertones.
DISCO ASTRONAUTS Local funk-jam band.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
MONROE CROSSING Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, gospel and heartfelt originals.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
EARPHUNK New Orleans based act combining soul, funk and jam music.
PROBCAUSE Dubstep and hip hop artist.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
COLIN MANKO TRIO Local force Colin Manko is joined by Phillip Mayer (Kishi Bashi) and Mike Beshara (Indie Killed the Pop Star) for a set of jazz.

Hi-Lo Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll.
COYOTES IN BOXES Nashville-based, West Virginia-born folk-pop group.
GOODWOLF Infectious power-pop from Morgantown, WV that recalls a blend of Guided By Voices and Lemonheads.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

Friday, January 23
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound. Album release show! See story on p. 13.
NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.
ART CONTEST Math-rock band from South Carolina.
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.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.
SMALL BEIGE GIRL Local punk rock band.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS This Louisiana supergroup features members of the Neville Brothers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Outformation and more.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.
THE HONEYCUTTERS Americana act from Asheville, NC.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.
BOOK CLUB Atlanta country-folk five piece specializing in “downhome Americana” tunes and haunting vocals.
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.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Saturday, January 24
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.
TOWN MOUNTAIN Acclaimed traditional bluegrass group from Asheville, NC.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
VIC VARNEY Local legend credited with the explosion of alternative rock in Athens during the ’70s.

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.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the ’60s,’70s,’80s and ’90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

Sunday, January 25
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
BOB HAY & THE JOLLY BEGGARS Long-running local string band that plays the songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Monday, January 26
The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $12 (adv.) $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD Southern jam-rock group featuring Cyril Neville and Devon Allman.

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

Tuesday, January 27
The Foundry 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
CHASE THOMAS BAND Hard-hitting country infused with a healthy dose of outlaw Southern rock.
J.C. BRIDWELL Country-rock musician from Cumming, GA.

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

Highlights for me this week are Earphunk,Snap!, Old Skool Trio, New Orleans Suspects, Royal Southern Brotherhood and Workingman’s Mon. Bummed I missed Mason’s  Jazz Funk Jam last Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

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