Music This Week May 10th thru May 16th

Hey there,
What a fantastic weekend at the 39th Athens Human Rights Festival. Except for a rain out Sat night it was perfect. Just like last year the Diva Experience and Universal Sigh didn’t perform due to the rain. Here’s hoping that the third time is the charm, we’ll try again next year to get them on stage. I have the Sat AHRF speakers and music posted and should have the Sun sets posted in the next few days. Please check out the speakers as they try to bring attention to things that are important for everyone. The music was unbelievable, all are Don’t Miss shows. Not only did we sell all of this year’s T-shirts but we sold out all previous year shirts except a few 2015 ones. I can’t say Thank You enough to express my gratitude to all the speakers, musicians, booth participants and volunteers who helped make the festival such a wonderful success.
The 4-15-17 AHRF fundraiser and Big C’s Velvet Delta CD release party shows are also posted.
We have the ACCA Benefit at The Foundry on Fri and a fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space at 40 Watt Sat.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 10
The Globe 8 p.m. www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth
THE HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
BRIAN SMITH Classical and avant-garde guitarist who incorporates various looping effects.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
AJEVA Progressive funk band from St. Petersburg, FL.

Thursday, May 11
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
LILY HERNE Local group playing indie rock infused with psychedelic and folk influences.
SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by blues and metal.
THE NEW UP Electro-rock group from San Francisco.

40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com
BRANDY CLARK Respected singer-songwriter who has written for some of country’s biggest names.
CHARLIE WORSHAM Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.
JENN THORNTON Country-rock singer-songwriter out of Nashville.

The Foundry 7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
VIC CHESNUTT SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD The winner of the first annual award is announced. Featuring performances from the five finalists, plus Grant Cowan, Lingua Franca, Cicada Rhythm, Cortez Garza and T. Hardy Morris.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

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.
CARLOS CAMBLOR Athens-based singer-songwriter.
B.R. LIVELY Touring Americana artist from Dallas, TX.
HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes.
CALEB DARNELL Member of the Darnell Boys plays a solo set.

Friday, May 12
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta.
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll.

The Foundry ACCA Benefit. 8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ’80s dance hits.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
THE CASKET GIRLS Haunting, ethereal, psychedelic indie pop out of Savannah, featuring Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow.

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

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 13
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net
O’CONNELL & PARKE Local singer-songwriter duo consisting of Tim O’Connell and Liam Parke, playing original folk and Americana.
WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring Michael Wegner, Shelley Lotus and Karen Bergmann.
SHIMMY MOB Local belly-dancing troupe performs.

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).
CAULFIELD EP RELEASE PARTY Volumes hip-hop zine presents local rap group Caulfield’s EP release party. The evening will also feature The Swank, Y.O.D., DK, Son Zoo, LIBOOLY and Squalle.

40 Watt Club 6 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS A fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space that challenges local businesses to showcase the talents of their employees by forming bands to compete against other businesses. Featuring Flagpole’s Stranger Danger band, playing music from the “Stranger Things” soundtrack

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing “Irish rock,” including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.
BETWEEN NAYBORS Local group playing folk music with socially relevant lyrics and a touch of country twang.
JONATHAN PEYTON Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

Sunday, May 14
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
HIP HOP, POETRY & CONVERSATION Featuring live performances by local MCs, poetry, networking and more.

Terrapin Beer Co. 1:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
RADIATOR KING Soulful, punk-influenced folk group from Brooklyn, NY.

Monday, May 15
Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
STREET EATERS Politically charged punk rock band from California’s East Bay.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday, May 16
Creature Comforts Brewery 5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com
LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
BORDERHOP TRIO High lonesome pickin’ and singing from Athens’ own bluegrass outfit.

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

39th Athens Human Rights Festival

39th Athens Human Rights Festival
Color Key:  Speakers          Music

Saturday May 6
The New Guard with Caroline Aiken *Partial set
Benjamin Simpson
Dan Everett Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Vashaun Jones-Cultural Activist for Blind Georgians
Squalls
Sherri Tanner Project Safe
Shannon Martinez Former White Supremacist
Adam Payne
Tyrone Brooks-Moore’s Ford Movement
Dr Steele- National President SCLC
Fat Arm Daddy
A4E Athens for Everyone
AIRC  Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition

Athens Cowboy Choir
Michelle Sanchez Executive VP at Young Democrats
MrJordanMrTonks
Warren McPherson
Mister Tie Dye
Rob Wood – Georgia Equality
Timi and Wonderland Rangers
Ted Terry – Mayor of Clarkston Ga
Klezmer Local 42
Hip Hop Activist Ricky Simone
* For the 2nd year in a row the Diva Experience and Universal Sigh were rained out. We hope the third time will be the charm as we will try again to get them on stage for next year’s 40th festival.

Sunday May 7
AIRC – Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition
AADM – Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement
A4E –  Athens for Everyone
Repent At Leisure
Millard Farmer
Chad Clay-Immigration

Jefferson Shuttlecraft
Dawn Johnson-Indivisible Athens
Reverend Conner Tribble
Athens Green Party
The Norm
Open mike

Caroline Aiken and CATCH A C.A.B.
Ed Tant
Working Class Heroes

Big C & The Velvet Delta

Big C & Velvet Delta @ Hendershot’s 4-20-17 CD release party
Big C & Velvet Delta 1st set
Big C & Velvet Delta 2nd set

Big C & Velvet Delta @ Hendershot’s 8-9-13
Big C & Velvet Delta 1st set
Big C & Velvet Delta 2nd set

Big C & Velvet Delta @ Hendershot’s 8-9-13
Big C & Velvet Delta 1st set-01          Big C & Velvet Delta 1st set-02
Big C & Velvet Delta 1st set-03          Big C & Velvet Delta 1st set-04
Big C & Velvet Delta 2nd set-01         Big C & Velvet Delta 2nd set-02
Big C & Velvet Delta 2nd set-03

Big C & The Velvet Delta @ Hendershot’s 5-26-13
Big C & The Velvet Delta-01          Big C & The Velvet Delta-02
Big C & The Velvet Delta-03          Big C & The Velvet Delta-04

 

Updated Athens Human Rights Festival schedule

Hey there,
Help! We really need your help tonight setting up the AHRF festival starting around 7PM . We usually work until 1 or 2 AM so any time you can spare to come down and help is greatly appreciated. No experience necessary. Remember, most of our work force can get senior discounts so we really need younger volunteers to help carry on this tradition. However, no old farts will be turned down so y’all can come help too.
Here is the updated Athens Human Rights Festival schedule:

AHRF Schedule for Saturday May 6
Young Adults Program
10:00-11:00  Wooten Woopets & Montessori School Chorus & Ukulele Club
11:00-11:10  Warren McPherson-Director of Athens Montessori School
11:10-11:20  John Knox-Education
11:20-12:20  The New Guard with Caroline Aiken
12:20-12:40  Festival Welcome/Dancing Flowers for Peace
12:40-1:10  Music  Benjamin Simpson
1:10-1:25  Speakers Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Vashaun Jones-Cultural Activist for Blind Georgians
1:25-1:55   Music  Squalls
1:55-2:10     Speaker Sherri Tanner    Project Safe
Shannon Martinez   Former White Supremacist
2:10-2:40     Music  Adam Payne
2:40-3:00    Speakers  Tyrone Brooks-Moore’s Ford Movement
Dr Steele- National President SCLC
3:00-3:40     Music  Fat Arm Daddy
3:40-4:00     Speaker A4E/AIRC
4:00-4:40     Music  Athens Cowboy Choir
4:40-4:55   Speaker    Michelle Sanchez Executive VP at Young Democrats
4:55-5:25    Music-  MrJordanMrTonks
5:25-5:40     Speaker Warren McPherson
5:40-6:20     Music- Mister Tie Dye
6:20-6:35     Speaker Rob Wood – Georgia Equality
6:35-7:30     Music- Timi and Wonderland Rangers
7:30-7:45     Speaker Ted Terry – Mayor of Clarkston Ga.
7:45-8:45     Music-  Klezmer  Local 42
8:45-9:00      Speaker Hip Hop Activist   Ricky Simone
9:00-10:00     Music  Diva Experience
10:00-10:15   Speaker         Live Athens
10:15 –  Closing Music  Universal Sigh

AHRF Schedule for Sunday May 7
1:00- 4:45  AIRC, AADM, A4E
4:45   – 5:15  Music Repent At Leisure
5:15 –   5:30  Speakers Millard Farmer, Chad Clay-Immigration
5:30   – 6:00  Music  Jefferson Shuttlecraft
6:00   – 6:15  Speaker Dawn Johnson-Indivisible Athens
6:15   – 7:00  Music  Reverend Conner Tribble
7:00   – 7:15  Speaker Open mike/Quinn-Green Party
7:15   – 8:00  Music  The Norm
8:00   – 8:15  Speakers Open mike
8:15   – 9:15  Music  Caroline Aiken and CATCH A C.A.B.
9:15   – 9:30  Speaker Ed Tant
9:30   – Closing Music  Working Class Heroes

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

Music This Week May 3rd thru May 9th

Hey there,
The 39th Athens Human Rights Festival is this weekend!!! Please join us Sat and Sun for a fantastic weekend of speakers, music and fun.We learned our lesson from last year and paid the extra bucks to order beautiful weather so no excuse to miss it.
The full schedule is at bottom of this post.
As always we need your help and support to make the festival happen, Please come to town Fri around 7:30 pm and help with the setup, We need able bodied people to raise the stage, put up tables and barricades, etc, etc. Also please stick around after the festival on Sun to help take down and pack up. Remember, most of our work force can get senior discounts so we really need younger volunteers to help carry on this tradition.
Don’t forget to stop by and get this year’s fashion must, the festival T-shirt!
BTW great to see Fester Hagood rekindling Tues Night Confessional.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 3
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20)
MOTHERSHIP “Intergalactic heavy rock trio” from Dallas, TX.
TORO Atlanta-based heavy rock group fronted by guitarist Zack Hembree.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $27 (door).
SPOON Long-running indie-rock band from Austin, TX known for its lean, guitar-centric sound.
TENNIS Buzzy, husband-and-wife indie-pop duo from Denver, CO.

Thursday, May 4
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8p.m. FREE!
OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… Jason Fuller and Seth Hendershot get together with friends to bring you some of their favorite sounds.

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

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
SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band. Album release show!
CASUAL BURN Psychedelic garage-punk band from New Orleans.
SPACE DUNGEON This local collective features a dollop of hip hop, a pinch of space and a sprinkle of jazz.
SALINE Local four-piece “shoegrease” band.

Friday, May 5
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit.

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
SATHIEL SALADANA Playing psychedelic blues with echoing effects.
CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of loop-heavy solo jams.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $5–$10. www.livewireathens.com
AARON LEBOS REALITY Diverse South Florida-based trio with jazz and rock influences.

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

Saturday, May 6
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net
TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter.

College Square 10 a.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org
ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Day one of the 39th annual festival features music from Universal Sigh, Diva Experience, Klezmer Local 42, Timi and Wonderland Rangers, Mister Tie Dye, MrJordanMrTonks, Athens Cowboy Choir, Fat Arm Daddy, Adam Payne, The Squalls, Benjamin Simpson and Caroline Aiken. For times, see festival website.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge.
FLAT DUO JETS The legendary rockabilly band, fronted by guitarist Dex Romweber, returns for a special performance.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
PARKE & O’CONNELL Local singer-songwriter duo.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s.
PICKLED HOLLER Local “folk-grass” collective.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics.

Sunday, May 7
College Square 1 p.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org
ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Day two of the 39th annual festival features music from Working Class Heroes, Caroline Aiken & Catch a C.A.B., Dirty Doors, Rev. Conner Tribble, The Norm and Jefferson Shuttlecraft. For times, see festival website.

Monday, May 8
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
ILLEGAL DRUGS Four-piece anthemic hard rock band out of Atlanta.
MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.
HOT FUDGE Local psych-rock project helmed by guitar wizard Kris Deason.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
GNARLY G & FRIENDS Get down with some funky, horn-laden tunes.

Tuesday, May 9
Creature Comforts Brewery 5:30 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com
JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.
TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com
SHONEN KNIFE All-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka in 1981.
MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singer-songwriters from Athens and across the country.

Here is the festival schedule:
AHRF Schedule for Saturday May 6
Young Adults Program
10:00-11:00  Wooten Woopets & Montessori School Chorus & Ukulele Club
11:00-11:10  Warren McPherson-Director of Athens Montessori School
11:10-11:20  John Knox-Education
11:20-12:20  The New Guard with Caroline Aiken
12:20-12:40  Festival Welcome/Dancing Flowers for Peace
12:40-1:10  Music  Benjamin Simpson
1:10-1:25  Speakers Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Vashaun Jones-Cultural Activist for Blind Georgians
1:25-1:55   Music  Squalls
1:55-2:10     Speaker Sherri Tanner    Project Safe
Shannon Martinez   Former White Supremacist
2:10-2:40     Music  Adam Payne
2:40-3:00    Speakers  Tyrone Brooks-Moore’s Ford Movement
Dr Steele- National President SCLC
3:00-3:40     Music  Fat Arm Daddy
3:40-4:00     Speaker A4E/AIRC
4:00-4:40     Music  Athens Cowboy Choir
4:40-4:55   Speaker    Michelle Sanchez Executive VP at Young Democrats
4:55-5:25    Music-  MrJordanMrTonks
5:25-5:40     Speaker Warren McPherson
5:40-6:20     Music- Mister Tie Dye
6:20-6:35     Speaker Rob Wood – Georgia Equality
6:35-7:30     Music- Timi and Wonderland Rangers
7:30-7:45     Speaker Ted Terry – Mayor of Clarkston Ga.
7:45-8:45     Music-  Klezmer  Local 42
8:45-9:00      Speaker Hip Hop Activist   Ricky Simone
9:00-10:00     Music  Diva Experience
10:00-10:15   Speaker         Live Athens
10:15 –  Closing Music  Universal Sigh

AHRF Schedule for Sunday May 7
1:00- 4:45  AIRC, AADM, A4E
4:45   – 5:15  Music Repent At Leisure
5:15 –   5:30  Speakers Millard Farmer, Chad Clay-Immigration
5:30   – 6:00  Music  Jefferson Shuttlecraft
6:00   – 6:15  Speaker Dawn Johnson-Indivisible Athens
6:15   – 7:00  Music  Reverend Conner Tribble
7:00   – 7:15  Speaker Open mike/Quinn-Green Party
7:15   – 8:00  Music  The Norm
8:00   – 8:15  Speakers Open mike
8:15   – 9:15  Music  Caroline Aiken and CATCH A C.A.B.
9:15   – 9:30  Speaker Ed Tant
9:30   – Closing Music  Working Class Heroes

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

Music This Week April 26th thru May 2nd

Hey there,
Sorry this is late, lost track of date. If you also have this problem let me remind you the 39th Athens Human rights Festival is less than two weeks from now, May 6th & 7th. As always we can use help Fri the 5th setting up the stage, barricades, tables, etc, etc. and Sun after the festival with cleanup, taking down and packing up the stage, etc, etc. Please stop by and help.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 26
The Foundry 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com
THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke and featuring Katie Collins (aka Another Me), Michael Brandt, Drew Kohl, Steve Coughlin, Sarah Zuniga and Ralph Roddenberry.
 
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.

Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)
RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set.

Thursday, April 27
Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).
BOMBADIL Durham, NC folk-pop band with charming and picturesque lyrics and intrumentation.
GREATER PYRENEES Folk-pop endeavor headed by Sean Kirkpatrick.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
GYPSY AT HEART Local collective that mixes Middle Eastern and Indian ragas with classical, jazz and folk.
SHAWQ MUSIQ Local Arabic band playing Middle Eastern music.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot.

Live Wire 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.livewireathens.com
RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.

Nowhere Bar 8 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.

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, April 28
College Square 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com
ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency.
THE EVERYWHEN Local rock quartet blending classic pop melodicism, edgy rock, dance music and experimentation.
REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
TRIBUTE Allman Brothers tribute act.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $20 (door).
SISTER HAZEL Florida-based melodic alt-rock band known for the ’90s radio staple “All For You.”
ERIC DODD Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar
SPOA Benefit. 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.
WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE New open ensemble featuring local musicians and artists, curated by Nick Bradfield.
LUCKY KITTY New local dream-pop band.

Live Wire 9 p.m. $5–12. www.livewireathens.com
CBDB Alabama-based “joyfunk” band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.

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.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

Saturday, April 29
Athens City Hall 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com
KIDS ZONE Featuring music from The Voltures (11 a.m.), The Varsity Band (11:45 a.m.), Connor Byers (12:30 p.m.) and Punch Bowl with Red Light (1:15 p.m.).

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net
GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background. (8 a.m.)
PICKLED HOLLER Local “folk-grass” collective. (10 a.m.)

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE YOUNG STEP Mysterious swamp-rock outfit from St. Augustine, FL.
OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.
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.
LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door). www.40watt.com
RUSSIAN CIRCLES Post-metal three-piece band from Chicago, IL.
FOTOCRIME Post-punk and electronic rock band.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE EVERYWHEN Local rock quartet blending classic pop melodicism, edgy rock, dance music and experimentation.

Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. www.hiloathens.com
DAVE MARR Local singer-songwriter and bandleader with a deep, resonant country twang.
JAY GONZALEZ Athens-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for classic pop melodies.

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
BLANKS AND POSTAGE Athens-based alt-rock band.
JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

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.

Sunday, April 30
Iron Factory 9 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock duo featuring intertwining guitar riffs and haunting, emotive vocals.
LINGUA FRANCA Athens-based hip-hop project inspired by the ’90s underground and the study of linguistics.
DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays shoegaze-inspired garage-rock.

Vega Studio 6 p.m. $10. www.vegaproductionsathens.com
NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken interviews and introduces performers Sean VanMeter and Gibson Wilbanks.

The World Famous 1 p.m. www.facebook.com/worldfamousathens
BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics.

The World Famous 9 p.m. $5.
BEHAVIOR Los Angeles-based art-punk band featuring members of Wand.
APPARITION New local band playing hardcore thrash.
HANNIE AND THE SLOBS Athens garage-rock project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien.

Monday, May 1
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 2
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com
ATHENS POTLUCK VARIETY SHOW A concert to benefit photographer Jason Thrasher’s Athens Potluck book project, featuring music from the Pylon Reenactment Society, Patterson Hood & Friends, The Darnell Boys, Jill Carnes, Vernon Thornsberry, T. Hardy Morris, Mike Mantione, Dave Marr, Daniel Ray, John Neff, Jim Wilson, Art & Margo Rosenbaum, Charlie & Nancy Hartness and more.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
PIANO HAPPY HOUR Jason Fuller, Bart King, Grant Cowan, Caroline Aiken and guests play piano songs in the round.

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 April 19th thru April 25th

Hey there,
Thanks so much to Kellie Divine and The Athens Showgirl Cabaret, Rev. Conner Tribble and Ricky Simone for a spectacular show last Sat night. Also thanks to everyone at the Office Lounge foe hosting the AHRF fundraiser.
In case you missed it, I will repost the 39th AHRF schedule at the end of this post.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 19
Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).
DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing a special chamber-music set with Keiko Ishibashi, Maria Kindt, Will Taylor, Elijah Neesmith and other special guests.
INDIANOLA Americana group from Nashville.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
TURKUAZ Playing instrumental funk and a wide mix of genres from power-pop to R&B.
ORGAN FREEMAN Funky jazz band that encourages its listeners to “get busy groovin’ or get busy dying.”
THE BUCKET SHOT REVIVAL Local group that blends indie rock and Americana sounds.

Thursday, April 20
Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m.
JIM WILSON Local songwriter and musician (The TaxiCab Verses) performs.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com
LEAVING COUNTRIES RHYTHM COMPANY Local Southern rock trio featuring scene veterans Louis Phillip Pelot, JB and Adam Funk.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com
BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group. Album release show!

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.
RAT BABIES Doomy, psychedelic two-piece that’s been a part of the underground scene in Athens for over 10 years.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LIONZ A reunion show from this long-running local jam band.

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
UNWED SAILOR Instrumental band out of Tulsa, OK with influences from rock to baroque.
WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy’s experimental folk project.
DEATH PANELS Heavy, throbbing psych-rock from Atlanta with a pulsing heart of darkness.

Friday, April 21
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).
AIR SEA DOLPHIN New project from Robert Schneider (Apples in Stereo), plus “Homestar Runner” creators Mike and Matt Chapman.
ATTEMPT Skewed psych-pop project led by Kentucky songwriter Trevor Tremaine.
HONEY RADAR Philadelphia-based band playing upbeat but slightly damaged lo-fi pop-rock.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
FAULTS North Carolina-based garage-rock band.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $17 (door).
JOHN “PAPA” GROS Singer-songwriter who combines New Orleans funk, rock, jazz, blues and more “into a genre-bending gumbo.”
HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.
MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MORNING FATTY Punk, ska, reggae and funk group from Gainesville, FL.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs funky sets of Southern rock and roll.

Saturday, April 22
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net
TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. (8 a.m.)
ATHENS MONTESSORI UKULELE BAND Students from the Athens Montessori School perform. (10 a.m.)
BENSON & LEINWEBER Two talented local musicians team up. (11 a.m.)

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
KELLY HOYLE Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs solo.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter influenced by classic blues and soul. Album release show!

Little Kings Shuffle Club 6 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub
ATHENS SURF STOMP The second annual surf stomp includes sets by Vacations (6 p.m.), Flamethrowers (6:50 p.m.), Nice Machine (7:40 p.m.), Kinky Waikiki (8:30 p.m.), Cryptides (9:20 p.m.), Mystery Men (10:10 p.m.) and Genki Genki Panic (11 p.m.).

Saucehouse Barbeque 12 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com
CRAWFISH FEST Featuring music from Country River Band (noon), Leaving Countries Rhythm Company (3:30 p.m.) and Dean Dollar Band (7 p.m.).

Terrapin Beer Co. 1 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing “Irish rock,” including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

Sunday, April 23
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA  5 p.m. www.athica.org
FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as “spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk.”
LIZ DURETTE Baltimore-based keyboardist and composer.
NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers with a noisy, melodic edge.
COLE MONROE Member of local math-rock band Art Contest performs solo.
LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce plays a set of blown out, bass-heavy techno.

The Foundry 1 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
SPRING THING FESTIVAL UGA’s Music Business Program sponsors an all-day event, featuring music from Gerkey, Kayla Berrie, Sojourn, Julie Holmes, Blanko, Three Twenty-Threes, Saline, Harlot Party, Honeywheel, Sean C, Mister Tie Die, Barbe & Band and more.

No. 3 Railroad Street 7 p.m. $10–$15. www.3railroad.org
WIL MARING & ROBERT BOWLIN Two nationally renowned bluegrass pickers team up for a duo set.

Monday, April 24
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. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens
EXPERIMENTAL MONDAYS Featuring avant-garde performances from Bulk Service, Brad DeMatteo Ensemble, Chris Lott and more.

Tuesday, April 25
The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks’ collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.
Here is the festival schedule:

AHRF Schedule for Saturday May 6
Young Adults Program
10:00-11:00  Wooten Woopets & Montessori School Chorus & Ukulele Club
11:00-11:10  Warren McPherson-Director of Athens Montessori School
11:10-11:20  John Knox-Education
11:20-12:20  The New Guard with Caroline Aiken
12:20-12:40  Festival Welcome/Dancing Flowers for Peace
12:40-1:10  Music  Benjamin Simpson
1:10-1:25  Speakers Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Vashaun Jones-Cultural Activist for Blind Georgians
1:25-1:55   Music  Squalls
1:55-2:10     Speaker Sherri Tanner    Project Safe
Shannon Martinez   Former White Supremacist
2:10-2:40     Music  Adam Payne
2:40-3:00    Speakers  Tyrone Brooks-Moore’s Ford Movement
Dr Steele- National President SCLC
3:00-3:40     Music  Fat Arm Daddy
3:40-4:00     Speaker A4E/AIRC
4:00-4:40     Music  Athens Cowboy Choir
4:40-4:55   Speakers       Michelle Sanchez Executive VP at Young Democrats
4:55-5:25    Music-  Mr. Jordan & Mr.Tonks
5:25-5:40     Speakers Warren McPherson
5:40-6:20     Music- Mister Tie Dye
6:20-6:35     Speaker Rob Wood – Georgia Equality
6:35-7:30     Music- Timi and Wonderland Rangers
7:30-7:45     Speaker- Ted Terry – Mayor of Clarkston Ga.
7:45-8:45     Music-  Klezmer  Local 42
8:45-9:00               Speaker Hip Hop Activist   Ricky Simone
9:00-10:00     Music  Diva Experience
10:00-10:15   Speaker         Live Athens
10:15 –  Closing Music  Universal Sigh
AHRF Schedule for Sunday May 7
1:00- 4:45  AIRC, AADM, A4E
4:45   – 5:15  Music  Jefferson Shuttlecraft
5:15 –   5:30  Speaker Millard Farmer
     Chad Clay-Immigration
5:30   – 6:00  Music  The Norm
6:00   – 6:15  Speakers Dawn Johnson-Indivisible Athens
6:15   – 7:00  Music  Reverend Conner Tribble  
7:00   – 7:15  Speaker Open mike/Quinn-Green Party
7:15   – 8:00  Music  Dirty Doors
8:00   – 8:15  Speakers Open mike
8:15   – 9:15  Music  Caroline Aiken and CATCH A C.A.B.
9:15   – 9:30  Speakers Ed Tant
9:30   – closing Music  Working Class Heroes  

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