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

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

Sat at The Office Lounge 8 pm for a fundraiser for the Athens Human Rights Festival

Hey there,
Don’t forget  Sat at The Office Lounge 8 pm for
THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT A fundraiser for the Athens Human Rights Festival, featuring Kellie Divine and The Athens Showgirl Cabaret, Rev. Conner Tribble and hip-hop activist Ricky Simone.
Y’all please stop by and enjoy. Help us  raise the funds for our 39th festival. I’ll be there with free hugs!
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

Music This Week April 12th thru April 18th

Hey there,
Tons of great music this week.Unfortunately I won’t be in town much this week. I won’t miss Brian Smith at Hendershot’s on Wed and on Sat I’ll be at The Office Lounge for They Only Come Out At Night, a fundraiser for the Athens Human Rights Festival. Y’all please stop by and enjoy. Help us  raise the funds for our 39th festival. I’ll be there with free hugs!

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 12
Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina 6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771
TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com
STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS South Carolina-based garage rock band.
THE VEGABONDS Alternative Americana band from Auburn, AL.
REVEREND Local trio showcasing originals and covering singer-songwriters such as Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt and Howe Gelb.

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

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

Thursday, April 13
Caledonia Lounge 8:30 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-21).
T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARDKNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman and his band perform a set of folky, lived-in tunes.
SAINT PÈ Five-piece garage-rock band led by former Black Lips member Ian St. Pé.
LOOSE KNIVES New project from local musician Christian DeRoeck.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams.
ELISABETH BECKWITT Folky indie-pop singer-songwriter from Nashville.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com
ALL THEM WITCHES Heavy, bluesy, spaced-out psych-rock group from Nashville.
RANCH GHOST Nashville-based garage-rockers.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
THE BAND OF HEATHENS Americana quintet from Austin, TX.

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
JESSICA SRDAR Playing an acoustic set of covers and originals with some pop songs thrown in.
DENDERA BLOODBATH Experimental darkwave with autoharp and electronics of the artist’s own design.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ROW JOMAH Florida-based funk-rock fusion group.

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 14
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-21).
CINEMECHANICA Long-running local four-piece math-rock band with metal and punk edges.
THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.
GEOMETERS Three-piece “post-something” band from Brooklyn.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
JACOB SUNDERLIN Local musician who incorporates elements of noise, folk, ambient and drone.
JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son team up for an experimental instrumental set.
CLAIRE CRONIN Singer and poet Cronin plays folk music that’s both delicate and intense.
NAAN VIOLENCE Psychedelic sitar sounds from musician Arjun Kulharya.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
SONGS OF VIC CHESNUTT Two-day event featuring more than 40 local artists playing the songs of the late Athens legend

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.
ANDREA AND DAVE Cicada Rhythm’s two main songwriters perform.
LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.
LYDIA SERRA No info available.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
T.V. MIKE & THE SCARECROWES Eclectic “cosmic twang stomp” band from the Bay Area via Indiana.
CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set.

Saturday, April 15
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net
DAVID LEINWEBER Leinweber has a repertoire that stretches for miles, tackling classic country, rock, folk and singer-songwriter favorites. (8 a.m.)
MICHAEL WEGNER Local guitarist and member of Whisper Kiss performs. (10 a.m.)

Ciné Barcafé Chess & Community Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $5–$10. www.athenscine.com
THE WOKE SHOW Featuring hip-hop performances from Ishues, Squalle, Lingua Franca, JerZ, Yung’N Restless, Rise Rashid and Fistful of Steel.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
SONGS OF VIC CHESNUTT Two-day event featuring more than 40 local artists playing the songs of the late Athens legend.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com
ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. This show is in honor of the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
BANNY GROVE Los Angeles-based experimental electronic-pop project.
MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).
SEVERE BLUSH No info available.
REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
SHAUNA AND THE JAYWALKERS Local artist Shauna Greeson performs original songs with band members Forrest Leffer and Chris Nace.
JOSH DANIELS Athens-based folk singer-songwriter.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. $5. 706-546-0840
THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT A fundraiser for the Athens Human Rights Festival, featuring Kellie Divine and The Athens Showgirl Cabaret, Rev. Conner Tribble and hip-hop activist Ricky Simone.

Sunday, April 16
Cali ‘N’ Tito’s Eastside 7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

Iron Factory 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
JULIANA MONEY Local singer-songwriter noted for haunting melodies, complex lyricism and inventive guitar solos.

Monday, April 17
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
BROCCOLI SAMURAI Electronic-flavored jam band from Cleveland, OH.

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

Tuesday, April 18
The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com
PICKLED HOLLER Local “folk-grass” collective hosts a pickin’ session.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
LORD NELSON Virginia band of “two brothers, one greasy trombone, backbone bass, pocket drums” and “dirty South guitar.”

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, ’90s and 2000s music.

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 5th thru April 11th

Hey there,
I’M BACK!!!
I ran away from home in late Oct. I was tired of watching so many trees and plants die from the drought. I did stop at Suwanee and caught Hulaween (still to be posted). I then went to stay with a friend in Tiitusville, FL. 20.4 miles from the nude beach at Canaveral National Seashore. I could stand in her front yard a watch the rockets launch from Kennedy Space Center. I left there the middle  of Jan for a week on Big Pine Key. I then went to a naturists resort outside West Palm Beach until I returned last week. I finally understand snowbirds.I believe I have become one.
We have They Only Come Out At Night, a fundraiser for the 39th Athens Human Rights Festival at 8 pm April 15th at The Office Lounge. Please come out and join us for a fantastic evening with Ricky Simone, Reverend Conner Tribble and Kellie Devine and the Athens Showgirl Cabaret.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 5
The Classic Center 7 p.m. $44–$78. www.classiccenter.com
THE BEACH BOYS Mike Love, co-founder of the iconic California pop group, leads his band through classics like “Good Vibrations.”

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance.

Iron Factory 8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
BLUES JAM Hosted by Jesse Mariah and Michael. Bring your voice and instruments.

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

Thursday, April 6
The Foundry Jacob Ohl’s Big Feat. 7 p.m. $13 (adv.), $17 (door).
JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOYS Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking.
NATTI LOVE JOYS Out of Tennessee, this husband-and-wife duo plays roots reggae and world music.
DYRTY JAY’S GANGSTAGRASS GOSPEL HOUR Group that’s “crunchy and dirty and raw and as real as the morning sun.”

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
SETH WINTERS Mainstream singer-songwriter with a guitar-driven sound.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $22 (door).
TAB BENOIT Guitarist native to Louisiana combining a variety of styles including Delta, swamp and Chicago blues.
JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES South Carolina band plays “rock and roll music with the roots showing.”

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… Jason Fuller and Seth Hendershot get together with friends to bring you some of their favorite sounds. This performance features acoustic takes on Motown classics.

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.

Friday, April 7
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040
JULIE HOLMES BAND Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
DARRELL SCOTT Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
LEVI LOWREY Storyteller and country singer-songwriter from Dacula.

Georgia Theatre eTown Taping. 6 p.m. $28.
JJ GREY Acclaimed, bluesy Southern rocker from Jacksonville, FL.
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
BACHARACH TO THE FUTURE Burt Bacharach cover band featuring members of The Dream Scene and Bubbly Mommy Gun.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LIQUID DYNAMITE Athens-based group featuring drummer Dwayne Holloway.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

Saturday, April 8
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net
MARIMBA TIM Local marimbist and vibraphonist performs. (8 a.m.)
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com
OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta. Album release show!
MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.
NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun, lo-fi punk rock.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com
THE WHISKEY GENTRY Toe-tapping country and bluegrass band out of Atlanta.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
FOLK SOUL REVIVAL Alt-country/Americana band out of Bristol, VA.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
THE ORIGINAL SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
DODD FERRELLE Folk-rock from songwriter and Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle.

The Globe 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.jazzathensga.org
GMT:REALX Renowned Atlanta/Augusta saxophonist Gray Mayfield leads a new and exciting modern jazz/funk band.

The Office Lounge 7 p.m. 706-546-0840
REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

Sunday, April 9
Cali ‘N’ Tito’s Eastside 7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

Iron Factory 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
BLISS FIELD Heartfelt music with rock and roll intensity.
LOOPER NOVA Jammy, guitar-oriented local project led by musicians C-Loop and Razzi King.

Monday, April 10
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock project led by songwriter KyKy Renee Knight.
MYBROTHER MYSISTER Grunge-pop brother/sister duo from Columbia, SC.

Tuesday, April 11
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.
CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.
LIBBY DECAMP Rootsy singer-songwriter on tour from Detroit.

The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
ECHO CONSTANT Local sample-based electronic project.
DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos.
SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based soft-psych-pop project.
GARY EDDY Local psychedelic singer-songwriter plays a solo set.

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 Feb 15th thru Feb 21st

Hey there,
This Thurs we have a benefit for the Athens Nurses Clinic and Athens Pride.
We also have the annual return of the Drive-By Truckers with a three night stand. All three shows are a Don’t Miss but Thayer Sarrano is my tie breaker, she doesn’t play often enough and is truly magical.
Also we have the one year anniversary of Hot Corner Hip Hop.
This Wed the Athens Human Rights Committee meeting is at 7:30 pm. We have another fundraiser at the Office Lounge on Tax Day April 15th, more about that next week. Please join us, your input and help is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, February 15

The Foundry 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.
CHARLOTTE BERG BAND Nashville-based indie-pop group.
KEVIN WHITFIELD Alternative country artist from Jefferson.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com
JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama-based country singer-songwriter.
BJ BARHAM Folk singer-songwriter and member of American Aquarium.

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.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
DUO ELEVATION Chris Burroughs and David Ellington blend unique percussion and keyboard work.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MAMMOTHS Based out of Austin, TX, this foursome blends blues, rock and psychedelia.

Thursday, February 16
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. $10. 706-546-0840
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE A night of music to benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic and Athens Pride. Featuring a Simon & Garfunkel tribute by Jason NeSmith and Kenny Howes; the WildJordanTonkCats; a David Bowie tribute by The Everywhen; Elite tha Showstoppa and more.

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.

White Tiger Gourmet 8 p.m. $10. 706-353-6847
DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.
HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music.

Friday, February 17
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.
CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi’s Space’s group of future rock stars.
TRAE CROWDER Comedian and performer known as “The Liberal Redneck.”

The Foundry 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
THE DIRTY DOORS Tribute band performs for the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ debut album.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $25. www.hendershots.com
ALASH Throat singers meshing traditional Tuvan music with newer ideas.

Saturday, February 18
40 Watt Club 6 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.
THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
MAREN MORRIS Critically and commercially successful country singer-songwriter, part of the 2017 Hero Tour.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE GO ROUNDS Kalamazoo, MI band playing “psychedelic Americana pop.”
HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL North Carolina band playing energetic soul-rock with horns.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub
REBECCA SUNSHINE BAND Local children’s-music group playing fun songs for kids of all ages. Album release show!

The World Famous 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens
HOT CORNER HIP HOP The one-year anniversary of the series, featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by Lingua Franca (EP release show!) and WesdaRuler, Ishues, Squalle and LG, Letsruntrack and The Pleasure Point.

Sunday, February 19
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 20
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock project led by songwriter KyKy Renee Knight.
SWELLSHARK Chicago-based “ukulele-shredding, beatbox-looping and occasionally harmonica-wielding” duo.
NIFTY EMTTER Local artist playing “sweet artful sounds that will blow and stimulate your mind.”

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $31. www.georgiatheatre.com
BIG GIGANTIC Electronic duo that crosses boundaries to create revolutionary dance music.
BRASSTRACKS Brass, synths and drums with a unique vibe.
ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning “futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin’, bumpin’, grindin’ bass music.”

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

Tuesday, February 21
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com
DEVENDRA BANHART Acclaimed indie singer-songwriter playing psychedelic folk.

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,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA