Music This Week Mar 9th thru Mar 15th

Hey there,
AURA was fantastic. Great way to start festival season. I’m a little worried about its future. The Okeechobee festival started this year and is  the same time as AURA and seems to have taken a lot of the crowd. Still AURA was packed with fantastic music. My favorites were The Main Squeeze, Mike Dillon Band, The Disco Biscuits, Crazy Fingers and my surprise was Holly Bowling.
I’m really behind with everything here since I was gone for nearly a month so it will probably be this weekend before I finish posting AURA but I assure you it will be worth the wait.
We’re taking logo submissions for the 38th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival backdrop and T-shirts through mid march!! If you want to design a logo, you can either bring your drawing to one of our meetings, Thursdays 6:30pm at Nuci’s Space or submit it to Also start thinking of a set list for your bands entry in the Battle of the Bands in April.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 9
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning an all-vinyl ladies’ night set. Come jam to all-woman-led songs and bands including ’60s soul, French garage and ye-ye and ’70s–’80s post-punk exploring themes of feminine embodiment, feminist empowerment and strategies to smash patriarchy.

Normaltown Hall 8 p.m. $10.
LUTHER DICKINSON & THE COOPERATORS The North Mississippi Allstars member performs with his band, featuring Amy LaVere and Will Sexton.

Thursday, March 10
The Foundry 7 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
GEORGIA WOMEN OF SONG Songwriters Caroline Aiken, Marty Winkler and Mamie Davis play individual sets and join together for a group performance with help from bassist Michael Lesousky and percussionist Eddie Gliken.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

Hi-Lo Lounge Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. $5.
CRYSTAL BRIGHT AND THE SILVER HANDS Spooky accordian cabaret performed by Crystal Bright and her band. Plus, belly dancing, tarot reading and more.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
SPRING BREAK CANCER FLOOD RELIEF PARTY Featuring performances from Sarah Elizabeth, Blackwater Deep, Repent At Leisure, Larry Forte, David LoCoco, Rick Bedell and In Sonitus Lux.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, March 11
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
RALPH RODDENBERY Eclectic and renowned Southern blues-rock artist.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $5.
ATHENS UNSIGNED A monthlong battle of the bands competition. Tonight features Partials, Saturn Valley, Sunny South Blues Band, The Albions and The Band Outerspace.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
LILY HERNE Local alternative rock trio.

Saturday, March 12
The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite ’60s and ’70s beach and Motown music.

Live Wire HD Basscheck. 7 p.m. $15 (21+), $20 (18–20).
ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music.
DODGR. Area EDM artist performs.
SARAH SATIVA Atlanta-based dubstep producer.

The World Famous SXSW Sendoff. 9 p.m. $5.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.
DJ QUINCY Former Modern Skirts drummer John Swint mashes and remixes everything from Sergio Mendes to Doctor Octagon.
HAND STUFF Sample- and beat-centric project of local musician Phillip Brantley.
PURSES Local pop-rock band featuring members of Tedo Stone, Grand Vapids and The District Attorneys.

Monday, March 14
Boar’s Head Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040
ROAD TO ROO BATTLE OF THE BANDS One lucky Athens band will win a chance to perform at Bonnaroo 2016.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door).
BLITZEN TRAPPER Based in Portland, OR, this band continues to push the boundaries of folk, incorporating elements of country and experimentalism.
LAURIS VIDAL Experimental folk artist from Evinston, FL who incorporates dub and other surprising influences into his sound.

The Foundry 8 p.m. FREE!
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Celtic Traditions Hoot features Green Flag, The Gentry and Appalachian Rhythm. Susan Staley opens and hosts.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $5.
DANIEL BACHMAN Talented primitive fingerstyle guitarist and composer from North Carolina.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, March 15
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18-20).
THE SNAILS The snail-focused side project from members of Future Islands.
SMART GROWTH No info available.
ZENITH BLUE Five local teens playing rock covers and originals

The Foundry 7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
REV. PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND Country-infused DIY rock band from Indiana.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
TWEED High-energy psychedelic electronic rock performers from Philadelphia.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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