38th Athens Human Rights Festival

Saturday April 30th
Music: Girls With Guitars- Vanda
Music: Repent At Leisure
Speaker: Nuclear Watch South – Glenn Carroll, open mic, Peace Corps – Aaron Joslin
Music: Paul Lombard
Speakers: open mic, Jubilee Partners
Music: Jimmy Parr, Battle of Bands Winner
Speaker: Ian Altman Undocumented HS Students
Speaker: Autism & Disabilities Advocacy, NORMAL
Speaker & Music Sherri Tanner Project Safe Featuring JD Smith
Speaker: Peter Norris
Music: Mother Fore
Speakers: A4E
Music: Savagist
Speakers: Ron Woods – Georgia Equality – Millard Farmer – Attorney
Music: The HEAP
Speaker: AIDS Athens
Music: Timi and Kite to the Moon
Speaker: Ricky Simone – performance
Divas Experience
Kellie Divine *Rained out
Music: Universal Sigh *Rained out

Sunday May 1st
Music: Teresa Haynes – Gospel Singer *Just last few minutes, I was late
Speakers: * Posted as one segment Mokah Johnson/Celest Ngeve Poet speaker/
Cassie Chantel Female Rap Artist/Maixmus the Poet/Keanne Female Rap Artist
Squalle Rap Artist/Speaker  Hattie Lawson-Moore’s Ford Movement Alvin Sheats    NAACP Music/Speaker: Versatyle Tha Wildchyld
Music: Whisper Kiss
Speaker: Bombs Away Collective
Music: The Ain’t Sisters, Battle of the Bands Winner
Speaker: A4E
Music: MrJordanMrTonks
Speaker: GA Climate Change Coalition
Music: Reverend Conner Tribble and the Deacons
Speaker: Athens for Everyone
open mic
Music: Jefferson Shuttle Craft – Paul Kantner Tribute Band
Speaker: Ed Tant
open mic
Music: Caroline Aiken with Shadow CAB

Music This Week May 4th thru May 10th

Hey there,
Thank you so much to everyone who helped us put on the 38th AHRF and to all of you who braved the weather and attended. It was still a fantastic weekend. If you missed it you can still support us by donating at: https://www.gofundme.com/rm5r9bww
Unfortunately my recorder got wet and something were wrong with the recordings. I didn’t discover the problem until I started editing the files. The meters for sound level showed balance but the recordings were a little distorted in one channel. Still some great music but  just not as good as usual recordings, please enjoy. I will have it posted by tonight.
The biggest disappointment of the festival was our closer for Sat night, Universal Sigh, was rained out. The good news is you can still hear them at their CD release party at Nowhere Bar this Fri May 6th at 10 pm. A real Don’t miss as is the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra at Live Wire the same night. You can and should catch both shows. Start with Jonathan Scales Fourchestra then Universal Sigh.
Tonight one of my favorite bands the Jon Stickley Trio is at Nowhere Bar. Really fantastic musicians, a Don’t Miss I highly recommend.
Finally another Don’t Miss is Dan Nettles & Lonely Orchestra Mon at Five Bar 6 pm leaving plenty of time to catch MrJordanMrTonks and Cortez Garza on the rooftop at GATH.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 4
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

The Foundry 7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com
THE GEORGIA FLOOD Atlanta-based indie-blues band.
ZENITH BLUE Five local teens playing rock covers and originals.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
JON STICKLEY TRIO Asheville, NC band rooted in gypsy jazz, bluegrass and hip-hop.

Thursday, May 5
DePalma’s Italian Cafe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Old Skool Presents… 8 p.m. FREE!
BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

40 Watt Club AthFest Compilation Release Party. 8:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Playing melodic jam-rock with a hint of folk.
WALDEN Local four-piece playing anthemic rock akin to U2, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.

Live Wire 10 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

Madison Morgan Cultural Center 7:30 p.m. $25. www.mmcc-arts.org
JOHN MCCUTCHEON Legendary, deep-rooted folk singer-songwriter, storyteller and Georgia resident.

Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant 12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-9301
CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL An all-day lineup of live music, featuring 10 bands from Athens and 10 from Atlanta, including Richard Gumby, Los Meesfits, Wet Garden, Wild of Night, Dandy Warhol, Half Acid, Smokedog and more.

Friday, May 6
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com
CATERPILLAR Pop with magic spices, formerly known as Judy Funnie.
LYR Lydia Brambila (Sea of Sogs, Outer Sea, Signal Mountain) performs a solo set.
JOHN FERNANDES & JEREMY FERNANDES Father and son team up for an experimental set.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.
JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist.
CASEY NEILL & THE NORWAY RATS Former member of The Minus 5 and his band play Celtic-inspired folk-punk.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar, from rock to reggae, Americana to experimental.

Live Wire 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.livewireathens.com
JOHN BROWN’S BODY Contemporary reggae outfit that incorporates modern and traditional styles.
JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA Steel-pan jazz fusion group from Asheville, NC
DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each performance. CD release show!

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

Saturday, May 7
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-9040
SLOW CLAP Progressive rock trio that incorporates various musical styles to create a cohesive collection of eclectic original songs.

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. (8 a.m.)
THE NOW AND THEN BAND Playing a mix of bluegrass, country and Americana covers and originals. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 7 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com
DANIEL HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk. Album release show!

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.
THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LIQUID DYNAMITE Athens-based group featuring drummer Dwayne Holloway.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
REPENT AT LEISURE This fun-loving Irish four-piece specializes in traditional instrumental tunes and rowdy pub songs.

Monday, May 9
Five Bar 6 p.m. FREE! www.five-bar.com
DAN NETTLES & LONELY ORCHESTRA Kenosha Kid’s leader presents solo guitar interpretations that range from classic standards to David Bowie to Willie Nelson, with a handful of unique originals along the way.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.
CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

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

Tuesday, May 10
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SESSIONS WITH D-KAPS Enjoy an evening of fresh live tunes.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,