Music This Week April 15th thru April 21st

Hey there,
A quickie, I’m heading out in the morning for Wanee.
Please don’t forget the Athens Human Rights Festival: Battle of the Bands April 25th

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 15
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
WORD MUSIC WITH DAVID OATES David Oates, host of WUGA’s Wordland, emcees for a collection of invited performers at this night of poetry, stories, sketches and music.

Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE!
OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

Thursday, April 16
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton.
GILLIAN Co-ed alt-pop outfit from New York City.
STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band featuring songwriter and musician Ash Rickli.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door).
BILLY JOE SHAVER Outlaw country legend who continues to tour and record well into his 70s.
CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens’ finest country music!

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $17 (door).
DUMPSTAPHUNK Funk group from New Orleans that has revolutionized progressive funk music.
TEA LEAF GREEN Eclectic, five-piece rock band from San Francisco, CA.
PEOPLE’S BLUES OF RICHMOND A crazy three-piece psychedelic rock/funk group from Richmond, VA.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

Live Wire 11 p.m. FREE!
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Andy Bruh and Variant.

Friday, April 17
The Foundry 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).
THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band does a tribute to Kool & The Gang.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5.
BOBBY COMPTON The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin’ country.
CRESTON MAXEY BAND Singer-songwriter from Winder, GA playing a mix of new country, traditional country and Southern rock covers.
SEAN THOMAS No info available.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
COLONEL BRUCE HAMPTON Eccentric and legendary Georgia-based performer.

Saturday, April 18
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
CHRISTINA AUSTIN No info available. (8 a.m.)
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo. (10 a.m.)

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.

Georgia Theatre AthFest Compilation Release Party. 8 p.m. $5.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.
DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.
NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.
UNCLE DAD Local four-piece indie band with a reverb-heavy rock and roll sound.
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. 706-395-6877
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

Live Wire 10 p.m.
MANGER Speed thrash metal “with a dash of Satan.” The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals.
BEAST MODE Local heavy metal group.
SYBARITIC Melodic death and thrash-metal band from Atlanta.

The Globe 10 p.m. 706-353-4721
100 WATT HORSE Kindhearted Atlanta folk-rock act.
BELLOWS Psych-folk bedroom recording project of NYC songwriter Oliver Kalb.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

Monday, April 20
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).
STRAND OF OAKS Melodic, emotional, driving folk-rock courtesy of songwriter Timothy Showalter and band.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.

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 21
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $20.
PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT Manchester, England rock superstar Hook is known as the bassist for new wave pioneers Joy Division. He’ll be leading his band through that group’s classic first two records.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. $5.
FEMINENERGY In addition to performances by featured artists Milyssa Rose, Powerkompany, Zale, Repunza and Tashia Love, there will be an open mic portion of the show.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

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

I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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