The HEAP

The HEAP @ Hendershot’s 2-21-15
The HEAP-01          The HEAP-02 *
Split due to battery change

The HEAP @ Green Room 12-4-13 * With Guitars
The HEAP-01          The HEAP-02
The HEAP-03          The HEAP-04

The HEAP @ Green Room 8-7-13
The HEAP 1st set-01          The HEAP 1st set-02
The HEAP 1st set-03          The HEAP 1st set-04
The HEAP 2nd set-01         The HEAP 2nd set-02
The HEAP 2nd set-03         The HEAP 2nd set-04

Music This Week Feb 25th thru Mar 3rd

Hey there,
What interesting weather this past week. I spent the two coldest nights without electricity. I saw my breath indoors  in the candle light at 2 am when I returned home after Cosmic Charlie. I can’t believe y’all let a little cold weather keep you from such an incredible show. I should have almost all the recent shows posted by tomorrow except the HOOT’s Duets (sorry Karen and James), it takes so much more time to edit music when the audience clapping is so much louder than the music. I can’t edit the whole set as one entity I have to edit each track.
I will post it before I leave for FL. Oh, did I mention a good friend just became an even better friend by giving me a 4 day VIP ticket for AURA? WOW I’m psyched. For some strange reason I’d been forgetting to get my ticket to AURA even though I had a $25 discount code. I was going to get the ticket on Mon the 16th because the price went up at midnight. The electricity went out around 7pm but came back on at 11:55 pm leaving me just enough time to miss buying my ticket. BTW the electricity went back out 20 minutes later. I told this to my friend Rick and he said he had an extra ticket and an RV so we’re headed to AURA in a few days.   http://www.auramusicfestival.com/  I’ll stay after AURA at Suwanee a few days and the on to Lynn’s and hopefully some beach time.
Caroline Aiken is back from Europe  and starting her weekly Open Mic on Wed. The Royal Southern Brotherhood and Jorma Kaukonen are Don’t Miss shows.
Please don’t forget the 37th Athens Human Rights festival planning committee meets on Thurs at 6 pm at Nuci’s Space. The deadline for submitting a logo  is a few weeks away. We’re taking submissions through mid-March and will pick one to be printed on our T-Shirts and to use as our stage backdrop. For more info or to submit your artwork, send email to Jeff Hannan: tshirtjeffh@gmail.com

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, February 25
Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
CAROLINE AIKEN’S OPEN MIC Local songwriter and guitarist Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. This week’s featured guest is Scott Low.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIABLO SANDWICH & DR. PEPPER New local acoustic band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nichols.

Thursday, February 26
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. Thayer Sarrano will be the special musical guest.

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

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
FUTUREBIRDS Athens prodigal country-rocking sons return.
BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SUN-DRIED VIBES South Carolina band plays a reggae-tinted brand of rock.
TREEHOUSE Sublime-inspired band from South Carolina.

The Office Lounge 8 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. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, February 27
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.
BIG JESUS Atlanta-based rock group capitalizes on grinding melodies.
THE POWDER ROOM Local heavyweight trio of Gene Woolfolk, Aaron Sims and Bubba McDonald playing noisy “ramp-rock.”

Flicker Theatre & Bar
9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.
THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.
A MOMENT ELECTRIC South Carolina-based psychedelic rock group.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
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.

Kumquat Mae Bakery Café 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1442
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

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

Saturday, February 28
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com
RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country.
STONERIDER Atlanta-based rock group.
BROTHER HAWK Bluesy, riff-based rock and roll band from Atlanta.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
ROB NANCE & THE LOST SOULS North Carolina based roots-rock band influenced by Southern and contemporary folk.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER New local cover band playing soul and R&B classics.

Sunday, March 1
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
JORMA KAUKONEN The legendary guitarist and former Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna member performs an intimate acoustic set.

The Globe  9 p.m. FREE (donations accepted). 706-353-4721
POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton.
TANTRUM Experimental shoegaze-pop outfit from Atlanta.
BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.
DJ DEEPTHROAT Manny Lage spins an eclectic set of hits.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

Monday, March 2
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.
PIANO A group of all-star musicians pay tribute to The Black Keys and The White Stripes.

Live Wire 7 p.m. $10. www.livewireathens.com
IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO 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.

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, March 3
Live Wire Myriad. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8283
MYRIAD HOUSE BAND Members of Partial Cinema, Monsoon and Saturn Valley lead an open jam session.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SESSIONS WITH S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

I have no idea what I’ll be doing this week. I have so much to do to get ready for festival season. I’ll leave sometime between Sun and Tues so I’ll try for Big C’s after Jorma Mon and probably Royal Southern Brotherhood.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week Feb 18th thru Feb 24th

Hey there,
Sorry I missed last week’s post, it has been a rough couple of weeks. Any gardener knows you need to do a lot of work before spring starts. I was working outside until dark all last week (I saw some fantastic sunsets) but when I went inside and cleaned up I was too tired to go to town for music. Then I had a 75 foot tall 16 inch diameter tree fall on my hot tub room. The hot tub is OK but it took two days of work to remove the tree as the room is mostly glass, none of which broke. I still have to replace the roof which was crushed.
I did manage to catch New Nature, posted, and the Hoot’s Valentine’s Duets show. I was going to post it today but a key ingredient for editing and posting music is electricity and I was without electricity from 7 pm last night until after 4 pm today. I hope to have it posted tomorrow.
It will be a while before I’ll have camellias to bring to y’all. Ice and freezing temperatures really did a number on them.
This week we start off with two of my all time favorite Athens’ bands. Cosmic Charlie doing the entire Europe ’72 album on Wed and Kenosha Kid on Thurs. Both are Don’t Miss shows.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, February 18
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics. Performing the Dead’s classic live album Europe ’72 in its entirety.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar  8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
WORD MUSIC WITH DAVID OATES David Oates, host of WUGA’s Wordland, emcees for a collection of invited performers at this night of poetry, stories, sketches and music.

Normaltown Hall 8 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall
ROBERT ELLIS This up-and-coming and critically acclaimed country and Western-influenced singer-songwriter plays indie-folk tunes with tenderness and mastery.
T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIABLO SANDWICH & DR. PEPPER New local acoustic band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nichols.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Thursday, February 19
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.

Kumquat Mae Bakery Café 7:30 p.m. 706-850-1442
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

Live Wire 11:30 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Angry Digweed and Variant.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
NEW NATURE New local jam-rock band.

Friday, February 20
Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com
THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
AMIGO South Carolina-based Americana outfit led by songwriter Slade Baird.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

Saturday, February 21
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.
KRILLADON Heavy-hitting local power trio in the vein of Foo Fighters and ZZ Top.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE The talented and astute son of leftist-country king Steve Earle, the younger Earle has earned a spot in the folk pantheon with his earnest, incisive songwriting.
GILL LANDRY Lousiana native singer-songwriter playing a twangy folk set.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

Live Wire 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.livewireathens.com
THE NAUGHTY PROFESSOR Louisiana-based acid jazz outfit.
THE HEARD Chicago-based funk and groove band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

Sunday, February 22
The World Famous Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002
JAMES HUSBAND Elephant 6-er James Huggins III (of Montreal, Elf Power) plays a set of tunes.

Monday, February 23
Live Wire 7 p.m. $10. www.livewireathens.com
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.

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

Tuesday, February 24
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com
RYAN BINGHAM On-the-rise Americana singer-songwriter.
LUCERO Acclaimed alt-country group from Memphis, TN.
TWIN FORKS Florida-based folk-rock band led by former Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba.

I am certain I’ll be at Cosmic Charlie on Wed and Kenosha Kid on Thurs and will try for New Nature after Kenosha. Fri I won’t be in town. Sat is a tough choice, I really like The Heard but I love the HEAP but I’m not sure if I’ll make it to town. I will try for Workingman’s Dead 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 Feb 4th thru Feb 10th

Hey there,
Super quick quickie. (At least I spelled it right this week but still don’t like quickies). I hope I didn’t miss any shows I normally would list.
Sorry this is late.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, February 4
The Foundry 6:30 p.m. www.meltingpointathens.com
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIABLO SANDWICH & DR. PEPPER New local acoustic band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nichols.

Thursday, February 5
The Foundry 8 p.m. $27.50 (adv.), $33 (door). meltingpointathens.com
LEON RUSSELL Legendary country-rock singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE WERKS “Psychedelic-dance-jam-funk-rock” band from Ohio.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.
SPACE KADET Dancy duo from Brooklyn.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar
8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
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, February 6
The Foundry 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). meltingpointathens.com
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THOSE CATS High-energy seven-piece soul and funk powerhouse from Statesboro.

Saturday, February 7
The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
BOOMBOX Vintage-oriented psychedelic group from Muscle Shoals, AL.
MIKEY THUNDER Electro hip-hop artist with a reputation for bass-driven party tunes.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
NEW NATURE New local jam-rock band.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub
10 BANDS 10 MINUTES Local bands pay tribute to Sleater-Kinney with 10-minute sets. Featuring El Hollín, New Wives, Eureka California, Elysia Empyre, Sad Dads, Meth Wax, Juna, Emileigh Ireland, Tongues and Feather Trade.

Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
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.

Monsignor Donovan High School
Mardi Gras at Donovan. 6 p.m. $50. www.mdchs.org
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

Sunday, February 8
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Experimental Night. 7 p.m.
C.J. BOYD Bassist and composer known for his work with groups like Kurva Choir and Desert Center.
KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from unconventional instruments like his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big Red.

The World Famous Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002
PAUL MCHUGH Pilgrim frontman plays a stripped-down solo set.
TWIN COURAGE Acoustic indie-folk duo from South Carolina.

Monday, February 9
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

The World Famous 10 p.m. $5. 706-543-4002
MIND OVER MIRRORS Acclaimed experimental project led by composer Jaime Fennelly and featuring Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr.
DANIEL BACHMAN Talented primitive fingerstyle guitarist and composer from North Carolina.
TERMINALS Compositions for modular synthesizer from local musician Sam Frigard.

Tuesday, February 10
Georgia Theatre Fight Leukemia Benefit. 8 p.m.
DAVID BARBE & THE QUICK HOOKS Local luminary David Barbe leads his band through a set of hooky, melodic, country-tinged power-pop.
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.
MAMA-FIKI Local jam-influenced fusion band.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
CGI JOE The musical alias of Joe Kubler, formerly known as Rene LeConte.
TENNESSEE JOEY ALLRED No info available.
LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce of local experimental outfit Wet Garden plays a solo set.
GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.
KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from unconventional instruments like his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big Red.
DEREK POTEAT Experimental electric bassist who deals in minimalism and repetition.
MIKE JONES No info available.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CLINT SWORDS AND FRIENDS Local musicians collaborate for a night of sweet sounds.

Slim chance I’ll make it to Diablo Sandwitch & Dr. Pepper tonight. Will try my best to catch my friends in New Nature this Sat. Also Clint Swords’ show on Tues. Not sure of anything else.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA