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