Music This Week Sept 30th thru Oct 6th

Hey there,
There is a lot of great music this week. As always it seems I need to be at several places at once. There are two benefits, Light the Night Benefit and Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville BRWA Benefit, please check them out and give your support.
There are two shows in remembrance of two stars in the Athens music scene whose bright light is no longer with us. Fri is the Concert for Carl Lindberg and Sun is Paul Scales’ tribute show. Please come out and celebrate these wonderful souls we lost far too soon.I will be at both celebrations even though some of my favorite Don’t Miss shows are playing elsewhere. My personal picks include Roadkill Ghost Choir, Lotus and The Hip Abduction, all playing during the Concert for Paul.
Also a quick heads up, the 31st Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is Sat. October 10, 2015 at Sandy Creek Park. It’s always a good time, great food and fantastic music. Caroline Aiken, The Squalls and Hobohemians to name a few.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, September 30
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
COLIBRI A mix of folk and rock influences.

The Foundry 8 p.m. FREE!
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT.
FATHER JOHN MISTY Josh Tillman plays skewed, lyrically clever, psych-addled post-folk with grandiose instrumentation.
MIKAL CRONIN Acclaimed garage-rock singer-songwriter from California.

Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE!
OPEN MIC Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time!

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

Thursday, October 1
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
GRINGO STAR Atlanta-based indie rock quartet.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.
SLOW PARADE Atlanta/Athens-based band featuring members of Cicada Rhythm and Grand Vapids.

Creature Comforts Brewery Light the Night Benefit. 9 p.m.
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Athens via Deland, FL gaining national attention.
PARTIAL SIGH Supergroup featuring members of local bands Partial Cinema and Universal Sigh.
WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.
BIG MORGAN Local band consisting of former members of Atlanta band Lotus Slide.

The Foundry Concert for Carl. 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
GROGUS This long-running local ensemble plays jazz and salsa accentuated with reggae, hip hop and Afro-Cuban styles.
SQUAT The longtime local jazz group plays a tribute show to founding member Carl Lindberg.
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25.
LOTUS Jammy, electronic-focused band known for its forays into rock, funk, hip hop and more, as well as its hypnotic light show.
HIGHER LEARNING Combines “a sonic palette of rock, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, ambient and world music.”

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
THE HIP ABDUCTION A fro-pop/alt-rock band from St Petersburg, FL that weaves together Western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and traditions.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
JASON NARDUCY Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his work with Bob Mould, Split Single and Superchunk.
DAVID BARBE Local luminary and studio engineer performs a solo set.

Live Wire 11 p.m. FREE!
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests Will Weber and Angry Digweed.

Friday, October 2
Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville BRWA Benefit. 5 p.m. $10.
RIVER FEST Featuring music from Shade, The Hernies, Half Acid and Sea of Dogs. Plus, a late-night show featuring Future Ape Tapes and more.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $12.
12TH PLANET Electronic producer named a “Los Angeles dubstep god” by Rolling Stone.
MAYHEM Alias of Atlanta-based EDM producer Anthony Rotella.

The Foundry 9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).
DRIVIN’ N’ CRYIN’ Hard Southern music from these legendary Atlanta rockers.
FREE MOUNTAIN Local hard-rock supergroup featuring members of Hayride and The HEAP.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25.
LOTUS Jammy, electronic-focused band known for its forays into rock, funk, hip hop and more, as well as its hypnotic light show.
MODERN MEASURE Electro duo from Atlanta.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
JOE WILLEY AND THE MOVING MEN Folk music from the local songwriter and his band.
THE RESONANT ROGUES Gypsy-swing band from Asheville, NC.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE OTHER BROTHERS BAND Allman Brothers tribute band from Athens and Statesboro.

Saturday, October 3
BRWA Benefit. 5 p.m. $10.
RIVER FEST Featuring music from Elf Power, Scott Spillane EXP, the Athens Cowboy Choir and the Shoal Creek Stranglers. Plus, a late-night show featuring Tom Visions, Off-Road Short Bus and more.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m.
TABLOID Anthemic, jumpy pop rock from members of Little Gold, Hot Fudge, Blunt Bangs and Marshmallow Coast.
ATHENS SIDE PROJECT Athens Tango Project members collaborate with local rock musicians.
FRENCH EXIT Local rock band featuring members of Circulatory System and Faster Circuits.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
DODD FERELLE Longtime local songwriter performs a set of his worn-in Americana tunes. He’ll be joined by songwriters Betsy Franck, Daniel Hutchins, Dodd Ferrelle and Clay Leverett.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
DREAM BOAT Psychedelic, ethereal folk-pop from Page Campbell and Dan Donahue.
HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes.

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.
THE BREAD BROTHERS Garage-y local “funkabilly” band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
FALL FUNK FEST Enjoy live music from local funk bands.

Sunday, October 4
The Foundry 4 p.m. FREE!
PAUL SCALES TRIBUTE Friends pay tribute to the late Athens musician and 40 Watt co-founder. Featuring music from the Pylon Reenactment Society, The Cindy Wilson Band, The Shadow Executives, Caroline Aiken and more

Monday, October 5
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
BUHU Austin, TX-based psych-pop trio.
THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe.

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.

World Famous 8:30 pm $3
NGA Folk Festival Warmup featuring MrJordanMrTonks, Coprtez Garza and Blanks and Postage.

Tuesday, October 6
The Foundry Tailgate Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
CLAY PAGE Playing country and Southern rock favorites as well as originals.
SARAH ELIZABETH Local country singer-songwriter who has been described as “the ‘girl next door’ of the South.”

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

I’ll be at the Concert for Carl on Thurs. Fri I’m not sure, too many choices. There are BRWA River Fest, Drivn’ and Cryin’, Lotus and The Other Brothers band to choose from. Sat I may be in Atlanta for Ralph Roddenbery at MOM’s. Sun is the tribute to Paul Scales. Mon is Big C’s Blues Jam.

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

Music This Week Sept 23rd thru Sept 28th

Hey there,
Another great week of music coming up. I only need to be in at least six places on Thurs.
Again, I’d love any help I can get. One of my favorite out of town bands is Beats Antique but they are up against some of my favorite people in Athens. Sorry Beats, I’ll catch you down the road. Family always wins, so I’ll set up mics at In The Round at The Foundry and Breathlanes at Hendershot’s.
I have posted Lockn’ so y’all can see how hard you should kick yourself in the butt for missing it. Start now making plans to correct this for next year. What a festival! Even shortened into 3 days it still was one of the best of the year.
We had nearly 700 people and raised over $300 for the Athens Human Rights Festival last Fri at Terrapin. Thanks to everyone that helped and especially to Croma Zone . They stepped in at the last minute and saved the fundraiser with their stellar performance. It was bitter-sweet thinking of Paul Scales and how he would have loved being on the stage and helping the AHRF. BTW there is a memorial for Paul Dec 11th at The Office.
Important news, we are having the first Organizational Committee meeting for the AHRF on Mon Sept 28th at Little Kings Shuffle Club at 5:30. Since we are now a 501c-3 we have to play by more rules. Please come and join us, we need all the help you can give. A lot of people have said they would like to join, here is your chance.

Music Recommendations:
Wednesday, September 23
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
APPALACHIAN RHYTHM A blend of instrumental and vocal tunes in the Appalachian folk and bluegrass traditions.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $5.
DEWEY PAUL BAND Jammy folk-rock project from Colorado.
BAXENDALE, MIZE & MILLS An all-star collaboration between three locals

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

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

Thursday, September 24
Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $5.
THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken word, film, magic and a variety of other surprises. This month’s special guest is T. Hardy Morris.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $18–21.
HELMET The alt-rock legends play their 1994 album Betty in its entirety.

The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
IN THE ROUND A songwriter showcase featuring Caroline Aiken, Holly Belle and Diane Durrett with percussionists Eddie Glikin and Melissa Junebug. Davee Bryan opens.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25.
BEATS ANTIQUE “Dancetronica” trio performing its “Creature Carnival” spectacle.
LYRICS BORN Alias of rapper and producer Tsutomu “Tom” Shimura.
PINKY D’AMBROSIA “Vocalist, trumpet strumpet, dancer, opera diva, costumer and volunteer coordinator.”

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11:30 p.m. FREE!
Bobby’s Shorts is a Grateful Dead tribute band featuring Athens, GA’s hottest peppers. they bring the same rawness to the Dead’s music that Bob Weir’s short-shorts brought to the band in the depths of the 1980’s. but don’t worry, we don’t play Space

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Joining John Miley will be Gnarly G on sax, Dan Roth on keys, Jamie de Revere on drums and Darrin Cook on bass.
CHRYSTAL LEONARD Guitarist and singer-songwriter from Raleigh, NC.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $8 (adv.) $10 (door).
SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music.

Lumpkin Street Station 6–9 p.m.
DIABLO SANDWICHES & THE DR. PEPPERS Come hungry to this happy hour set.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
JP HARRIS & THE TOUGH CHOICES Edgy honky-tonk outfit from Nashville. Plus, burlesque and performance art by Scarlett Storm, Maddie Bell and Smurfasaur.

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 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, September 25
Bar Georgia 10:30 p.m. 706-850-9040
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, brings the groove and sweet pop.

Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.

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

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
FUTUREBIRDS Athens prodigal country-rocking sons return. Album release show!
T. HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARDKNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman and his band perform a set of pedal steel-tinged grunge-folk.
SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each performance.
LITTLE RAINE BAND Rock/Americana band from Birmingham, AL.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie rock band.
FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.
CAMPAIGN Pop-tinged punk band out of Atlanta.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

Saturday, September 26
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
LILY HERNE Eclectic, experimental folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
FOLK SOCIETY BAND Local group playing folk tunes. (10 a.m.)

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each performance.
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

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

Monday, September 28
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
THAT 1 GUY Alias of eccentric singer-songwriter Mike Silverman, playing “earthshaking future funk.”

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $20.
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Acclaimed five-piece alt-bluegrass band formed in Duluth, MN.
ANDREW COMBS Nashville-based singer-songwriter who blends country and pop.

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

Tuesday, September 29
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

I will have a mic at Caroline Aiken show and will be at breathlanes on Thurs. I might catch Bobby’s Shorts as well. Not sure of the rest of the week. I’ll try for one if not both Universal Sigh shows. Probably Trampled by Turtles then Workingman’s Monday.

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

Alert! AHRF fundraiser/party today 5:30

Hey there,
We pulled all stops and have put together a beautiful day for y’all to come out to Terrapin Beer Co at 5:30 pm and enjoy great beer and fantastic music. Please come out and join us as we start the tailgate party for the SC football game. This is a fundraiser for the 2016 Athens Human Rights Festival, the longest running one in America. We have Croma Zone performing jazz, rock, jam and more, I highly recommend them. We also will have AHRF T-shirts available for sale so you too can be one of the cool crowd. You also can make yourself feel good from the satisfaction of donating to an important cause that affects all of us.
More good news, we are having an organizational committee meeting for the AHRF Monday Sept 28th at Little Kings Shuffle Club at 5:30 pm. Time to stop saying you should come out to help this wonderful cause and actually do it.
I hope to see y’all at Terrapin today. Remember, FREE HUGS!
Peace and Love,