Music This Week Aug 28th thru Sept 3rd

Hey there,
There are those who talk the talk and those that walk the walk but few that do both. (I should know, I can’t tell you how many people have talked of helping me and I’m still doing all this solo). Jay Rodgers is definitely is one of the rare few who do both. Jay and I were talking the week after the 35th Human Rights Festival was rained out. I was bummed, we had done all the planning to put on the festival, the work to build the stage and take it down and all we had to show for it were the receipts for the money we paid for all the licenses, insurance, rentals, etc. Jay came up with the idea of a benefit. He told me that he and Ashley Revell would take care of everything, all AHRF had to do was show up with donation jugs and T-shirts. Jay is a man of his word. Jay and Ashley got the Max to host the event, did all the advertising and then got ten incredible bands to donate their time and talents for a two day event that also was an excuse to celebrate Jay’s 31st birthday.
We raised over $845!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who made this possible. Thank you also to the anonymous benefactor who donated $100 and to Adam Payne for his $50 donation on top of his talents performing.
It’s people like that and things like this that makes Athens the best place in the world.
 
My favorites of last week were of course all the bands at Jay’s BDB and benefit and breathlanes, Odd Trio and Baghouse.
 
Music recommendations:
Tonight! Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
ANDY BRUH Local DJ spins a set of tunes.
Squish opened the Back to School Party last week at New Earth. I highly recommend their show. Some great original music
Wednesday, August 28
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

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.
 
Thursday, August 29
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

ODD TRIO One of Athens’ finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative group often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.
 
The Melting Point
Women of Rock in the Round. 7:30 p.m. $7. www.meltingpointathens.com
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
DONNA HOPKINS Soulful jams from this Alabama native.
DIANE DURRETT Successful solo artist and “blue-eyed soulstress” from Atlanta.
GIBSON WILBANKS Atlanta-based duo featuring BJ Wilbanks and Carly Gibson.
 
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE DEADFIELDS Roots-rocking crew from Atlanta.
 
Friday, August 30
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

REVEREND DEBRUHL This local rock quartet plays a bluesy Southern style with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.
 
Buffalo’s Café 9 p.m. $5. www.buffaloscafe.com/athens
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band.
 
Caledonia Lounge On the Patio. 10 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com
SAVE GRAND CANYON Long-running local indie rock band.
YO SOYBEAN Local “party-folk” trio featuring upbeat, sing-along numbers with guests on guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and more.
 
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $13. www.georgiatheatre.com
PAPADOSIO Asheville-based electro-rock band.
EARTHCRY Roots-reggae outfit from Kingston, Jamaica.
 
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
THE COATHANGERS Infectious and irreverent all-female punk band from Atlanta.
SHEHEHE Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere. This is the final show for Jeff “Skull” Hannan.
CONCORD AMERICA Slightly out-of-control Atlanta-based band that touches on punk and garage.
 
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.
KEVIN LANE Local musician and member of the Arcs plays a solo set.
 
OCAF Opening Gala. 6–8 p.m. $10. www.ocaf.com
SQUAT Local jazz combo reunites after a hiatus. Original members Carl Lindberg (bass, vocals, percussion), Tommy Somerville (piano, sax, vocals) and Trey Wright (guitar) will be joined by the group’s late-’90s-era drummer Dwayne Holloway.
 
Saturday, August 31
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)
YOU BAND No info available. (10 a.m.)
 
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com
BLUE BLOOD New, melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.
THAYER SARRANO AND THE GLASS ASHES Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.
BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.
JIMS BROWN “Beautiful acoustic meltdown.”
 
Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
MARK CUNNINGHAM & THE NATIONALS Local songwriter Cunningham is backed by his new group.
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.
 
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
GIALANELLA, WILES AND HART Local trio featuring Andrew Gialanella, Nic Wiles and Drew Hart.
CBDB Alabama band playing a blend of progressive rock, funk, folk and jam fusion.
 
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
MICHAEL BOWMAN BAND Led by local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter Michael Bowman, originally from Harrisonburg, VA.
MATT BUTCHER AND THE SCHOOLYARD BAND Tom Petty-influenced rock and roll band from Nashville.
 
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
BOOTY BUSINESS New local funk band featuring members of Jubee and the Morning After, Lazy Locomotive, Prisma and more.
 
Sunday, September 1
ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

THE GREEN FLAG BAND Local collective playing traditional Irish music.
 
The World Famous 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
BAIN MATTOX Local singer-songwriter, bar owner and Shot From Guns frontman plays a solo set of his dark, melodic tunes.
WILL MCCRANIE Acoustic singer-songwriter recently gone solo.
 
Monday, September 2
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.
 
Tuesday, September 3
Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com

TEDO STONE Rootsy Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness. Playing every Tuesday in September!
DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.
 
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
 
Nowhere Bar Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.
 
Tonight I’ll try for the Confessional. Wed I’ll try for Old Skool trio. Thurs I’ll definitely be at Caroline Aiken’s Women of Rock show and Odd Trio. If I’m in town Fri I’ll go to Squat then Papadosio followed by Rev. DeBruhl. I won’t be back in town until Mon for Big C’s Blues Night. Tues it’s Kenosha Kid.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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