This week is more like normal with at least three benefits, one a two day event. On Sat. we have the Habitat for Humanity Benefit, the Camp Magik Benefit and the 1st day of the benefit for Girls Rock Athens that continues on Sun. We also have the 2nd Annual Athens Folk Music and Dance Society Winter Concert on Wed.
BTW even though we didn’t have any benefits or fundraisers last week, the Athens Human Rights Festival is always accepting any and all donations. Please get involved, it is looking like the world and especially the USA is going to need all of us to get involved to protect our human rights as this government seems bent on taking them away.
Wednesday, February 8
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
KITH & KIN Newly formed Athens-based folk-rock band.
Georgia Theatre Bob Gruen Q&A and Signing. 6 p.m. $5–$15.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
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.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia 7 p.m. $20. www.athensfolk.org
JOHN MCCUTCHEON Legendary, deep-rooted folk singer-songwriter, storyteller and Georgia resident.
Thursday, February 9
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo. Album release show!
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
THE VG MINUS ’70s-styled power-pop/punk band from Athens.
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing a special Valentine’s Day set of “sweetheart jazz.”
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands.
MAGIC CITY HIPPIES Miami-based indie funk band.
Hotel Indigo 5 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens.com
JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams.
No. 3 Railroad Street 6 p.m. www.3railroad.org
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning “futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin’, bumpin’, grindin’ bass music” performing with friends.
Nowhere Bar 8 p.m. $3. 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, February 10
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. This show features Castlevania, Batman and more new game.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
PAT REEDY & THE LONGTIME GONERS Traditional country and honky-tonk group from Nashville.
LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.
The Foundry 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
BOBBY COMPTON BAND The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin’ country.
CRESTON MAXEY BAND Group from Winder playing a mix of country and Southern rock.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com
PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
GYPSY WILDCATS Local group laying classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.
Saturday, February 11
The Foundry Habitat for Humanity Benefit. 7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).
RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.
DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of his solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Camp Magik Benefit. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
TEARS IN HEAVEN Local musicians pay tribute to Eric Clapton.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. www.girlsrockathensga.org
BOYS WHO ROCK FOR GIRLS The first of two nights to benefit Girls Rock Athens, featuring music from Nightmare Coast, The Salt Flats, Team Building Exercise, Los Cantares, NSM, Tight Blacks, Fiona No Piana and Bryan Poole.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MISTER F Eclectic, genre-bending jam band.
EARPHORIK Proggy funk-rock band from Indiana.
The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.
Sunday, February 12
Cali ‘N’ Tito’s Eastside 7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band.
The Foundry 7 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
ANDY MCKEE Versatile, virtuosic acoustic guitarist and YouTube sensation.
SETH WINTERS Mainstream singer-songwriter with a guitar-driven sound.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
CRYSTAL BRIGHT AND THE SILVER HANDS Spooky accordian cabaret performed by Crystal Bright and her band.
OH, JEREMIAH Local alt-country band inspired by songwriters like Josh Ritter and Ryan Adams.
Hi-Lo Lounge 7 p.m. www.girlsrockathensga.org
BOYS WHO ROCK FOR GIRLS The second of two nights to benefit Girls Rock Athens, featuring music from Jef Whatley, AJ Griffin, Clay Leverett, Chartreuse, Todd McBride, Marathon States, Dave Marr, Don Chambers, Gift Economy and Five Eight.
The World Famous 8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens
DAVID BARBE Local luminary and studio engineer performs every Sunday in February with his band the Quick Hooks and featuring different special guests each week.
Monday, February 13
40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.40watt.com
JOYCE MANOR Buzzworthy pop-punk band out of Torrance, CA.
AJJ The Arizona band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad plays energetic folk-punk.
MANNEQUIN PUSSY Garage-punk band.
The Foundry 8 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com
SWEETHEART DUETS HOOT This month will highlight musical couples, featuring Jessica and Matthew Williams, Marie Davon and Andrew Heaton, Julia McDermott and Carl Rapp, Vicki and Rob McMaken, Jean Moon and Pat Harrell, Denise and Dave D’Angelo, Connie Muscenti and Colin Ramirez and Soleil Ouimet and Bernard Cook. Susan Staley opens with her sweetheart and hosts the show.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.
Tuesday, February 14
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com
ANDERS OSBORNE Singer-songwriter playing rock with hints of R&B.
THE GHOST OF PAUL REVERE Popular neo-folk quartet.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
PIANO HAPPY HOUR Jason Fuller, Bart King and Kate Morrissey play piano songs in the round.
Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,