Music This Week April 10th thru April 16th

Hey there,
I hope this never happens to you, you get to the gig, open the guitar case and:
 dog in guitar case
Typical week with everything happening the same days. Easy start with JGBCB
on Wed but at least three shows I want to hear every day the rest of the week.
This week also heralds the start of the music at the Athens Farmer’s Market.
If you haven’t heard about the Americana Fest. check out the attachment, I
was amazed with the incredible schedule of music. This has to be one of the
fastest growing festivals in town. It starts on the 24th.
Also don’t forget about the 35th Athens Human Rights Festival May 4th & 5th.
There is still some space left in the Battle of the Bands for the AHRF at Nuci’s
Space April 27th. You need to hurry if you haven’t entered yet, email me if you
need info, or better yet please contact Sue at 404-895-7153.
I’m getting excited about  Wanee, I’ll probably head down Wed next week.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 10
Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
JGBCB Members of Sweet Knievel and friends pay tribute to “one of the
greatest bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.”
Athens City Hall Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
www.athensfarmersmarket.net
THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic duo with rich, folky vocal
harmonies and a sense of humor.
Thursday, April 11
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji
Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
JAZZ JAM Some of Athens’ most talented jazz musicians have been getting
together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your sax
and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.
Green Room 9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric music, with folky vocals and swift,
proficient guitar plucks. 7-inch release show!
THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales’ lo-fi avant-garde pop project.
The World Famous 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
KITE TO THE MOON Wild pop spurring from the edgy monsterbrain of Timi
Conley, joined by the rhythm section of Jay Rodgers and Andrew Hanmer.
THE PEAKS Five-piece indie rock band that exists at the crossroads of folk and
soul.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
CAROLINE AIKEN BAND One of Atlanta’s most talented and respected
performing songwriters leads a band that features Ike Stubblefield, Michael C.
Steele, Eddie Glikin, Matt Joiner, Paul Scales and Michelle Castleberry.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.40watt.com
BETSY KINGSTON & THE CROWNS Local songwriter Kingston leads her
band through a set of country-inspired rock tunes.
EVAN BARBER & THE DEAD GAMBLERS Alternative rock band from
Albany, GA.
THE BARLETTAS Local group plays cheeky, ’60s-influenced rock with
harmonies and honky-tonk overtones.
Andy Khars featuring Andy Erickson Drew Hart, Andrew G, and Busch. 11pm-2am GATH rooftop. No cover
Max 10 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392
SHEHEHE “Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.”
Friday, April 12
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane,
Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
A Harvey Milk guitarist Creston Spiers’ other project is also raucous and blithely
depressive, but with more of a classic rock focus.
THE VG MINUS ’70s-styled power-pop/punk.
DJ OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS “This set will be more rock and roll
than usual,” says OVOR, spinning between bands: “early SST tunes, Laurie
Anderson and Ol’ Dirty Bastard are a few highlights.”
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band plucking rootsy and heartfelt tunes.
THE HIGHER CHOIR Atlanta homegrown southern roots rock inspired by the
likes of The Black Crowes and Drive-By Truckers.
The Bottleworks My_Athens. 7 p.m. $15. www.myathensis.com
EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rock influenced shoegaze with sweet, pop
melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.
T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE DIRTY GUV’NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN.
THE FEATURES Indie rock band from Nashville.
ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and
Americana. Album release show!
The Melting Point 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention
to detail and musical proficiency.
Saturday, April 13
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
EFREN Local, high-energy roots-rock band.
The World Famous 8 p.m. $7. www.theworldfamousathens.com
SUPERCLUSTER Athens super group featuring members of Casper & the
Cookies, of Montreal and Pylon that plays experimental, psychedelic pop.
NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by
Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster.
Green Room 10 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic
show with a hard-hitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled
with catchy hooks and harmonies.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub
INCENDIARIES Ladies of pedigree enforcing angular sensibilities. Featuring
Mandy Branch-Friar, Mary Joyce, Erika Rickson and Erica Strout. Album
release show!
MAD AXES Local psych-rap crew describes its music as “pro-life suicide rap.”
MAXIMUM BUSY MUSCLE Reunited local math-rock trio.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as “a little bit of Hank, a little bit of
Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock.” Fans of bands like the Allman
Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can’t go wrong here.
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
RED SKY DAYS Local hard-rock band.
TASTE LIKE GOOD Alternative rock band from Athens.
CONNECTED HOUSES Funky local jam band.
SHUDDERDOG Atlanta-based classic rock-inspired band.
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
CORBETT WALSH Local singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael
Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious,
Grogus). (10 a.m.)
Monday, April 15
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist
leads a jam session.
Green Room Before and after Umphrey’s McGee. 6 p.m & 11 p.m. FREE!
SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.
Playing an early and a late set.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice
Box and High Strung String Band.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com
UMPHREY’S MCGEE Progressive-minded jam band known for its
improvisational skills.
Tuesday, April 16
New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall.com
CHAPPO Psych-tinged dance-pop band from Brooklyn.
DYNASTY ELECTRIC Brooklyn-based electro-rock duo.
YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and
noise-bending electro. Featuring of Montreal’s Davey Pierce and Nicolas
Dobbratz.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth
Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions
and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone,
Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
SOL DRIVEN TRAIN Charleston-based groove-rock ensemble.
I am so busy getting ready for Spring I’m probably not going to make the Confessional tonight but the good news is Matt at P & D will be recording and posting those shows on his site http://www.patchndent.com/. I highly recommend his site. I also probably won’t make it to the Skipperdees  at the Farmer’sMarket but I highly recommend both the music and the market. I will be at one of my Don’t Miss shows JGBCB on Wed. Thurs through Sun I’m probably out of town but will definitely be there for another of my Don’t Miss shows Lazy Locomotive on Mon.Tues I’ll try to catch Old Skool Trio before Sol Driven Train.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt

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