Music This Week Today until …? and Happy Holidays

Hey there,

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH and all appropriate seasonal greetings.

I hope all is well in your world.
I am in the middle of a couple of projects that take up all my time. I will try to do my weekly blog but no promises. This should make it until the first of next year (Jan 2nd) but keep checking Flagpole for new announcements.
Next Friday the 30th at Caledonia is the Camp Amped Benefit . A tribute-band benefit show for the Allen Owens scholarship at Nuci’s Space

Music recommendations:
Friday, December 23
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
CAROLINE AIKEN AND SHADOW C.A.B. One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll from Athens mainstay Tribble and his band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and ’40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies.

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

Wednesday, December 28
The Foundry 7 p.m. $5.
THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Rick Fowler, Adam Payne, Greg Hester, Jim Cook, Todd Cowart and more.

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 29
40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $5.
THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves.
NICK MALLIS Mallis’ music features tinges of Bowie-esque drama, surf-rock and melodic pop.
LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.
METRIC CRAP TON No info available.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 4 p.m. $10.
ATHENS STANDS WITH STANDING ROCK A music and art fest to support water protectors with legal and medical expenses. Featuring music from the Pylon Reenactment Society, Sunny South Blues Band, The Grawks, Garrett Hatch, the Broken String Band, Incatepec, Hobohemians, Constantino Garrido & Ryan “Manito” Wendel, John Fernandes and Robert Black Eagle Costa.

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, December 30
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
CAMP AMPED BENEFIT A tribute-band benefit show for the Allen Owens scholarship, featuring Zenith Blue (playing Led Zeppelin), Fistful of Steel (Rage Against the Machine), The Dookie Brothers (Green Day) and Sean VanMeter (Elton John).

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.
VICIOUS DREAMS Orlando-based power-pop-punk group.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10.
THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite ’60s and ’70s beach and Motown music.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
CEILING FAN Straightforward rock and roll from these longtime locals.

The World Famous 10 p.m.
100 WATT HORSE Kindhearted, Olympia, WA-based folk-rock act led by songwriter George Pettis.
SEMICIRCLE Lush, captivating folk-rock project featuring members of Reptar.
JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-folk project with a compelling, summery sound.

Saturday, December 31
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m.
NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room.
HEERDOOF Deerhoof tribute act featuring members of Bit Brigade and Manray.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16.
OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.
YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.
DJ PRINCESS No info available.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $50.
THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ’80s dance hits to ring in the New Year.
DAWGPOUND DJ Spinning tunes to help you dance.

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

Monday, January 2
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,