Music This Week Nov 30 thru Dec 6th

Hey there,
Sorry this is so late. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
My Don’t Miss shows are ACLU of Georgia Benefit with Caroline Aiken and Whisper Kiss, Karl Denson, Jason Isbell, Rollin’ Home and Blues Night with Big C.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 30
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $27 (door). www.40watt.com
KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE Six-piece band out of San Diego, CA that plays “delicious funky soul,” featuring Jimmy Herring of Widespread Panic.

The Foundry 6 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com
THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Scott Baxendale, Nathan Sheppard, Fester Hagood, Chris Hampton, William Tonks & more.

Georgia Theatre 6 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
JASON ISBELL The acclaimed country-rocker and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist returns to Athens.
WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman crafts stark, rugged folk songs.

The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721
THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin’ tunes from the ’10s, ’20s and ’30s.

Thursday, December 1
The Foundry 8 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com
ATH ALL-STAR SHOWCASE Witness performances from local hip hop talents Dictator, Milyssa Rose, Yung’N Restless, Tony B, Caufield, Ishues, Ant Breezey, We’re Weird and more. Featuring Chief Rocka and host Montu Miller.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
JASON ISBELL The acclaimed country-rocker and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist returns to Athens.
WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman crafts stark, rugged folk songs.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… Former members of Old Skool Trio Jason Fuller (keys and vox) and Seth Hendershot (drums and vox) are getting together with friends to bring you some of their favorite sounds.

Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
TIM MOORE Local Americana singer-songwriter leads on open jam.

Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $15 (adv), $18 (door). www.buffaloscafe.com
THE ATHENS KING Elvis impersonator Chris Shupe’s performance features The TCB Band. This is Shupe’s final show after 40 years of the King.

Caledonia Lounge  p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
HOT CORNER HIP HOP Featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by Cassie Chantel, Alen Edward Thomas, Y.O.D. and Nihlis, plus beats by Immuzikation and an open mic freestyle competition after the show.

40 Watt Club Bungalo Fest. 8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com
NIFTY EARTH Local electronic-based outfit that also incorporates live instrumentation.
HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.
THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.
CHRIS PADGETT  Local guitar virtuoso performs with a group of collaborators.
LARKIN CRAWFORD No info available.

The Foundry ACLU of Georgia Benefit. 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring Michael Wegner, Shelley Lotus and Karen Bergmann.
CAROLINE AIKEN Aiken’s bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes.

Georgia Theatre7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
JASON ISBELL The acclaimed country-rocker and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist returns to Athens.
WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman crafts stark, rugged folk songs.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
OAES NIGHT OF MUSIC An evening of live music benefiting Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE ROYAL VELVET Three-piece local rock band with Chris “CreeMo” Moore.

Saturday, December 3
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE!
DAVE HOWARD Singer-songwriter plays his own material as well as Americana covers.

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com
BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to a video game while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.
LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash and more for a high-energy live show.
THE BRONZED CHORUS North Carolina duo that makes a melodic and lyrical bang despite its small size.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
FUTURE LIVES Athens-based Cali-country project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick.
FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that’ve been collecting dust in a garage for years.
TANGO HAMBRE Local project featuring members of Klezmer Local 42, Hot Club of Athens and The Darnell Boys.
DAVEY WRATHGABAR Visitations frontman performs a solo set of psychedelic folk.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
JONATHAN BYRD Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking.
CORIN RAYMOND Canadian singer-songwriter.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band.

The World Famous 10:30 p.m. $3.
MIND BRAINS Local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities.
RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman.
LADY DUG Experimental, Florida-based synth-and-beats project.
WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy’s experimental folk project.

Sunday, December 4
ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org
TRIO Athens-based singers Marty Winkler, Kate Morrissey and Lis Cesnik Ferguson perform with special guest percussionist Tony Oscar in an a cappella holiday celebration.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 4 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
ASM ROCKCITAL Athens School of Music students perform.

Monday, December 5
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.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week Nov 23rd thru Nov 29th

Hey there,
I hope y’all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
I’m back from Florida. I left for Hulaween Oct 25th and returned last Thursday. I haven’t had time to edit and post Hulaween yet as the friend I was staying with doesn’t have internet but mainly because she lives 20 miles from a nude beach and a wildlife refuge where the manatees are hanging out. I went there four times and never saw less than 20 manatees and at least a couple porpoise. One day I had four manatees feeding less than three feet from where I was standing.
I think I’ll be spending a lot more time in FL this winter. Bummed I had to come back to GA as I was going to watch the rocket launch on Sat but I had to get all the plants in the greenhouse.
A short week but still a lot of great music going on. My Don’t Miss shows are Cosmic Charlie, Morning Fatty, The Normaltown Flyers, The Taxicab Verses, The HEAP and Caroline Aiken’s New South Showcase

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 23
The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).
THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as “pickup truck rock and roll” plays its annual Thanksgiving show.

The Globe 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721
THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin’ tunes from the ’10s, ’20s and ’30s.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Friday, November 25
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
TIM MOORE Local Americana singer-songwriter.

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

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs solo sets of funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals.
MATT MCKINNEY Playing classic country music.
JACLYN STEELE Local singer-songwriter by way of Iowa.
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
DIRK HOWELL BAND Party band featuring ’60s-style R&B, disco and beach music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
GYPSY WILDCATS Local group laying classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

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

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by Tool, Sevendust, Soundgarden and more.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.

Saturday, November 26
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
STONI TAYLOR & MILES OF STONES Atlanta-based funk-rock outfit.
THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson’s time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.
BUFFALO HAWK Heavy, Crazy Horse-inspired band led by Matt Stoessel and featuring Paul McHugh, Brantley Senn and Jim Wilson.
PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
GRAPE SODA This local duo plays spastic, psychedelic synthpop driven by organ and drums.
ILLEGAL DRUGS Four-piece anthemic hard rock band out of Atlanta.
BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

The Foundry8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
HOT CLUB OF ATHENS Multinational four-piece jazz project featuring locals Kishi Bashi, Keiko Ishibashi, Antoon Speters and Elijah Smith.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
MORNING FATTY Punk, ska, reggae and funk group from Gainesville, FL.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Sunday, November 27
The Foundry 4 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com
NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken interviews and introduces performers Grassland String Band and Jill Knight.

Terrapin Beer Co. 1:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
TAYLOR CHAFFIN Atlanta-based singer-songwriter.

Monday, November 28
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

The World Famous 9 p.m. $3.
EXPERIMENTAL MONDAYS Featuring boundary-pushing performances from Frank Hurricane, Realistic Pillow, Electric Nature and Space Brother.

Tuesday, November 29
Georgia Theatre 8:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door).
WALDEN Local four-piece playing anthemic rock akin to U2, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.
THE LONELY BISCUITS An eclectic mix of soul, funk and hip-hop based out of Nashville.
LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

Music This Week Nov 2nd thru Nov 7th

Hey there,
I’m just too busy. I can’t believe I forgot to tell y’all we raised $1,477 for the 39th Athens Human Rights Festival  Fri a week ago at Terrapin Beer Co. Thank you to everyone who helped.
We continue to benefit from Hulaween in FL as we have two more bands that played there coming through town, Galactic and Fruition definitely check them out.
We have Each One, Reach One a concert and collection for the Economic Justice Coalition hosted by Ricky Simone this Wed.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 2
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.
YOU BRED RAPTORS Post-rock trio out of Astoria, NY.
DEAF SCENE Progressive metal band based in Baltimore, MD.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $8. www.georgiatheatre.com
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays aggressive, moody post-punk. Album release show!
BAMBARA Former Athens act featuring aggressive avalanches of distortion and falling somewhere between noisy punk and drone.
HELLO OCHO Energetic, Atlanta-based indie rock band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com
EACH ONE, REACH ONE A concert and collection for the Economic Justice Coalition, featuring music from local artists and hosted by Ricky Simone.

Thursday, November 3
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
LIQUID DYNAMITE Local drummer phenom Dwayne Holloway leads this four-piece through improvised jazz, blues, and funk.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

The World Famous 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens
MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.

Friday, November 4
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040
D-KAPS AND S-WORDS Damian Kapcala and Clint Swords team up for a night of music.

Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $7. www.buffalos.com
THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin’ tunes from the ’10s, ’20s and ’30s

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local noise-pop/emo group. Album release show!
DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock.
PANSY New local “dumb punk” four-piece.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com
WANDERWILD Local indie rock project led by local songwriter Matt Martin.
JACKNIFE LEE The in-demand music producer (Taylor Swift, U2) spins a DJ set.
DJS IMMUZIKATION & TWIN POWERS Two of the Booty Boyz spin the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com
COWBOY JUNKIES Long-running Canadian country rock band with influences ranging from blues to folk.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
TRAPHORSE Local pop-rock trio with folky flirtations and sinister undertones.
MICHAEL PIERCE Local experimental artist known for his projects Leisure Service and Wet Garden.
THOM STRICKLAND Smokedog’s frontman performs solo.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
WASTED WINE Unique prog-rock that tells stories through its lyrics, plethora of nontraditional instruments and various theatrics.
BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Saturday, November 5
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. (8 a.m.)
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band playing an acoustic set. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
RICHARD LLOYD Known as a founding member of Television, Lloyd has enjoyed a prolific solo career since 1979.
CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.
DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.
BRYAN HOWARD The Cracker/Heap member performs a solo set.

The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 Local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $22 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com
GALACTIC High-energy, six-piece funk band from New Orleans.
FRUITION Country string quintet from Portland, OR.

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

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Family Folk Day. 1 p.m. FREE! arts.uga.edu
HAWK PROOF ROOSTER Local old-time string duo that sings and plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar and mandolin.

Saucehouse Barbeque 7 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 5 p.m. $5 (student), $8. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE SWEET SOUL MOVEMENT This evening of music, comedy and poetry will feature musicians Sydney Rhame, Tashia Lcove, Repunza and more.

Monday, November 7
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
KARL BLAU Indie-folk and country musician from Anacortes, WA.
LAKE Gentle indie-folk vibes with hints of sunshiney pop and surf music.
WANDA Local indie band that’s equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar.

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.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA