Music This Week April 29th thru May 5th

Hey there,
In case you didn’t know this weekend is the 37th Athens Human Rights Festival. We have Percy Sledgehammer filling the 3:40 Sun TBA slot. The final two slots were the Battle of the Bands winners. Feedback won the popular vote and play on Sat at 2:05 pm. Solid Ground was the judges’ pick and will play at 2:50 pm Sun. I’m glad I wasn’t a judge, there were a lot of great bands playing last Sat and I’m sure it wasn’t an easy decision. I’ll sent out the final lineup a little later this week as well as post the entire Battle of the Bands.
As always we depend on the help of others building and taking down the festival stage. If you are able to follow directions and would like to help please come down to College Square around 8 or 9 pm and join us.
On a completely different tangent, I know y’all think of me as just a pretty face but something I figure things out on my own. For years my doctors have been after me about high cholesterol even to the point of prescribing medicine. I knew I didn’t eat a lot of food with cholesterol in it so it had to be  my system creating it. So instead of taking the pills they prescribed I didn’t take anything, I even stopping the Red Yeast Rice I was taking (actually very good as a cholesterol blocker). I let my body set its natural level. Results:
Total was 270 now 225, HDL was 53 now 64, LDL was 187 now 134 and triglycerides 151 now 134. My doctor was practically high fiving me he was so pleased. Now everyone is different so results my vary, I’m not a doctor nor do I play one on TV (ladies I am however ready to play doctor  at moments notice). Something to think about, make sure you are taking cholesterol meds for the right reasons, doctors prescribe by rote and seldom think about the root causes. BTW if you do have high cholesterol due to bad diet try Red Yeast Rice a natural remedy, it really works as a blocker. I have a stash available I will no longer need, let me know.
This is a quickie and I probably won’t have time for corrections or updates so my apologies in advance for any shows I missed.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 29
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
THE VINYL STRANGERS Melodic local folk-rock band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
WINFIELD & BOYS Seasoned country-rock group from Savannah, GA.

Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE!
OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

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

Thursday, April 30
Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $5.
THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken worn, film, magic and a variety of other surprises.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5.
BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse. Album release show!
T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman and his band perform a set of folky, lived-in tunes.
GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.
PURSES No info available.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 6 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
ROAD TO COLLEGE Featuring music by Sye Elaine Spence, Sarah Elizabeth, Sam Burchfield and Wrenn. All proceeds go to an Athens-Clarke County high school senior’s road to college.

Live Wire 11 p.m. FREE!
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Tigrlily and Trogdor.

Friday, May 1
Caledonia Lounge 7:30 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20).
UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Donn Patrol, CHUNX, Bathroom/s, Seagulls, Above Repute, Street Sweeper, Eliminate Earth, Five O’Clock Devil, Burns Like Fire and People Of Mars.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia’s favorite ’70s light-rock tribute band returns to town to perform a high-octane set of cover songs.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar OAES Benefit. 8 p.m.
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

Saturday, May 2
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
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. (8 a.m.)
MARION MONTGOMERY Local blues guitarist and songwriter. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 4 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20).
UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Shoot the Blitz, Hyperspace, Moreland Wrecks, Unsound Condition, In Tents, Taped Fist, Abacus, Squadron, Burnt Books, Interstellar Upstarts, Horrible Idea, Grinchfinger, Hermits of Suburbia, Treephort, The Riggs, Sleazoid Mafia 666 and Harsh Words.

College Square 10 a.m. FREE!
ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Featuring music from Girls With Guitars, Craig Rafuse, Benjamin Simpson, Tongues, MrJordanMrTonks, Let It Rip, Rev. Tribble and the Deacons, The Shadow Executives, JGBCB and more.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $25.
KEB’ MO’ Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho. This show will feature special guest violinist Tereska Grynia.

Kumquat Mae Bakery Café 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1442
JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band.

Sunday, May 3
ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE!
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.

College Square 2 p.m. FREE!
ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Featuring music from Art Rosenbaum, Breathlanes, Dangfly, Squalls, Ralph Roddenberry, the Abbey Road All-Star Revue and more.

Ted’s Most Best 7 p.m. FREE!
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.

Monday, May 4
The Foundry 7 p.m. $12.
CALEB JOHNSON The winner of “American Idol” season 13, Johnson combines a rock attitude with melodic sensibility.
THE ATHENS BAND Youthful rock band playing a mix of rock and roll originals and covers.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
CANARY IN A COALMINE Haunting Americana band fronted by Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker.
SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur, GA.

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, May 5
The Foundry Cinco de Mayo Party. 7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
GROGUS This long-running local ensemble plays jazz and salsa accentuated with reggae, hip hop and Afro-Cuban styles.

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.

Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-9301
5 MAYO FESTIVAL Featuring music from Pamela_ and her sons, Suffer Dragon, Elysia Empyre, Fit of Body, Yung Yang, Half Acid, Wet Garden, Cult of Riggonia, Crunchy, Strictly Rickli, Manny and the Deepthroats, Cottonmouth, Coco & Clair Clair, Fantasy Sports and L’or.

The only recording I’m planning on doing will be the entire 37th AHRF this Sat and Sun. I’ll try for Big C’s Mon depending on how exhausted I am from the AHRF. It’s usually around 2 am Mon when we finish packing up the stage.
I hope to see y’all at the shows and especially at the 37th Athens Human Rights Festival.
Peace and Love,

AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015

aura logoThursday March 5, 2015
Dopapod @ Amphitheater Stage

Ghost Owl @ Amphitheater Stage
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*Batteries died

The Motet @ Amphitheater Stage
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Friday March 6, 2015
Dopapod @ Porch Stage

Fusik @ Amphitheater Stage

Juke @ Vibe Tent

Spontaneous Underground @ Vibe Tent
Spontaneous Underground

The Mantras @ Porch Stage
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Saturday March 7, 2015
American Babies @ Music Hall
American Babies

Consider the Source @ Amphitheater Stage
Consider the Source-01

Disco Biscuits @ Amphitheater Stage
Disco Biscuits 1st set          Disco Biscuits 2nd set

Lucky Costello @ Music Hall
Lucky Costello

Mike Dillon @ Music Hall
Mike Dillon

The Fritz @ Music Hall
The Fritz

Sunday March 8, 2015
DJ Nick Fresh @ After Party @ Music Hall
DJ Nick Fresh

Roosevelt Collier Trio @ After Party @ Music Hall
Roosevelt Collier Trio

Stinky Pockets @ Vibe Tent
Stinky Pockets

Reminder: AHRF Battle of the Bands tonight, AHRF schedule and a quick update

Hey there,
A quick update Sweet Knievel will be playing next Tuesday 4/28 at 10pm @ Nowhere Bar not SESSIONS WITH S-WORDS AND FRIENDS.

Don’t forget Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. tonight (Sat 4/25).
Athens Human Rights Festival: Battle of the Bands 2015
Atlanta Comedian Chris Ledford will be hosting. Bands who are competing in the Battle: Feedback, The Albions, Carla Le Fever and the Rays, The Flamethrowers Surf Band, Solid Ground, The Fact, and Tarnation.

Here is the AHRF schedule::
10:00 am- 11:20 am Montessori Singers with Mary Wooten and the Woopets
11:30 am-1:00 pm Girls with Guitars
1:00 pm Festival welcome/Music: Craig Rafuse
1:40 pm  Speakers: Casa de Amistad/Freedom University
2:05 pm Music: Battle of the Bands Winner
2:35 pm Speakers: Undocumented Students Alliance/Open Mic
3:00 pm Music: Benjamin Floyd
3:30 pm Speakers: ULEAD/Colors of Connection
4:00 pm Music: Tongues
4:30 pm Speakers: Georgia Care Project/Habitat for Humanity
4:55 pm Music: Mr. Jordan & Mr. Tonks
5:25 pm Speakers: Millard Farmer, Activist Attorney Deb Beacham,
My  Advocate Center
5:45 pm Music: Let it Rip
6:45 pm Speakers: Professor Emeritus Eugene Wilkes/UGA Law School
7:00 pm Music: Shadow Executives
7:50 pm Speakers: Project Safe
8:00 pm Music: Reverend Tribble and the Deacons
9:00 pm Speakers: Lambda Alliance
9:10 pm Divas
10:00 pm Speakers: Erica “Ricky” Roberts/LGBT Community Center
10:10 pm Music:  Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band

2:00 pm Welcome Music/Art Rosenbaum
2:30 pm Speakers: Interfaith Hospitality Network /Jubilee Partners
2:50 pm Music: Battle of the Bands Winner
3:20 pm Speakers: Community Connection/Family Connection /Open mic
3:40 pm Music: Percy Sledgehammer
4:10 pm Speakers: Georgia Conflict Center /Economic Justice Coalition
4:30 pm Music: Breathlanes
5:00 pm Speakers: Melissa Link/ACC Commissioner/Women in Black
5:20 pm Music: Dangfly
6:00 pm Speakers: Athens-Clarke Co. NAACP/Life the Griot
6:20 pm Music: Squalls
7:10 pm Speakers: Athens for Everyone
7:20 pm Music: Ralph Roddenbery
8:15 pm Featured Speaker: Philip Lee Williams, Author Ed Tant, Columnist,                 Athens Banner-Herald
8:45 pm Music: Abbey Road All-Star Review

I hope to see y’all at the shows and especially at the AHRF..
Peace and Love,


Dopapod @ AURA Music & Arts Festival 3-6-15

Dopapod @ AURA Music & Arts Festival 3-5-15

Dopapod @ AURA 2-15-14
Dopapod-01          Dopapod-02
Dopapod-03          Dopapod-04

Dopapod @ Bear Creek 11-16-13
Dopapod-01          Dopapod-02
Dopapod-03          Dopapod-04

Dopapod @ AURA Music Festival 2-17-13
Dopapod-01          Dopapod-02
Dopapod-03          Dopapod-04

Dopapod @ AURA Music Festival 2-16-13
Dopapod-01          Dopapod-02
Dopapod-03          Dopapod-04