Music This Week April 17th thru April 23rd

Hey there,
Welcome to a rare early edition. I’m trying to get this out so I can concentrate on
getting everything together to leave for Wanee on Wed. so this will be brief.
I can’t post this to my website because Go Daddy is under a cyber attack.
As always there is too much happening on the same days, but a lot of great music
and benefits in town this week. There is the Terrapin Beer Co. Food2Kids
Benefit and the WOMEN ROCK OUT CANCER Fundraiser at the Office
Lounge and ALANFEST at New Earth and GATH rooftop, Nuçi’s Space
MEDLIFE at UGA Benefit, AIDS Athens Benefit at GATH and don’t forget
Bryan Howard’s Birthday Bash! Nuci’s Space Benefit @ MP.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 17
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute,
accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform
popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s: a
potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 5 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of
Hawaiian music.
Athens City Hall Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique
blend of indie/Americana.
399 Meigs Dead Wood Guitars Showcase. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-357-2004
RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
Nowhere Bar AlanFest. 7 p.m. 706-546-4742
ROOT SPIRITS Two piece heavy blues-rock band drawing upon gritty,
American roots music, with a touch of experimental and psychedelic influences.
Thursday, April 18
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BAD TEMPERED RABBIT Local band plays progressive rock that
incorporates blues, jazz and sprinkles of improvisation into a raw style that is all
its own.
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
EFREN Local roots-rock band returns after a brief hiatus with new tunes and
new members.
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).
EARPHUNK New Orleans based act combining soul, funk and jam music. CD
release show!
Friday, April 19
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE!
HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND High-energy sounds building on the originality
of folk-grass with a tinge of edginess.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock
music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room
THE DASHBOARD SAVIORS Long-running, on-again-off-again local rock
band fronted by songwriter Todd McBride.
Nuçi’s Space Survivors and Supporters. 7 p.m. FREE!
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy
KENDRA CAMADECA Young local singer-songwriter.
KIMBERLY MORGAN AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter playing
rootsy, twangy country music.
New Earth Music Hall AlanFest. 7 p.m. $20.
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy,
get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who
has performed with Ike Stubblefield, Sunny Ortiz and Randall Bramblett, to
name a few.
LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.
RUSTY LINDSEY & BEAR ERICKSON Santa Barbara, CA duo playing
bluesy, folk-inspired rock.
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band influenced by The Allman Brothers
and The Grateful Dead.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE!
DREW MARLER Local songwriter playing “Americana rock and roll with a
blend of Flannery O’ Connor-style storytelling.”
SHANNON SAUSSER Local songwriter and music therapist.
TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set.
KELLY HOYLE FULLER Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter.
SCOTT LOW Efren frontman plays a solo set.
Saturday, April 20
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that
strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $10.
DEAD CONFEDERATE With its moody, dark weaving of Southern rock and
grunge, local Dead Confederate is quickly ascending in popularity across the
nation and beyond. Album release show! See story on p. 13.
NEW MADRID Echoing and atomspheric, Americana vocals and swift,
proficient guitar plucks.
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays ’80s-style punk rock that’s equal parts Minor
Threat and The Fall.
Terrapin Beer Co. Food2Kids Benefit. 4:30 p.m. FREE (Donations
RANDALL BRAMBLETT Longtime Athenian Randall Bramblett presents a
simplified slab of Southern music. Either blowing the sax or delivering his gruff
‘n’ grumbly vocals, Bramblett can toss out direct, Southern R&B kickers.
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in
tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
The Office Lounge 3 p.m. $5 (suggested donation).
WOMEN ROCK OUT CANCER Fundraiser for the Loren Smith Cancer
Center for Cancer Support Services. Female rockers lined up for the event are
Heidi Hensley, Sarah Zuniga, Emily Jackson, Kyshona Armstrong, Kelly Hoyle
Fuller with Norma Rae, Heather Luttrell, Deb Carter with Scarlet Stitch and
The Rays featuring Carla LeFever.
New Earth Music Hall 12 p.m. $20.
ALANFEST 2013 An all-day event with performances by 3 Foot Swagger, The
Barlettas, Efren, FunkShua, Rock Most, Saint Francis and Up Until Now. The
night’s MC is Hollywood with entertainment between sets coming from DJ
Variant. All proceeds benefit the David Alan Lewis Memorial Scholarship.
Lay Park Contra Dance! 7:30 p.m. $4-$8.
STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive
rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.
Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s
songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come
punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.
Georgia Theatre AlanFest. 11 p.m. FREE!
ROOFTOP SUPERJAM A bevy of talented local artists rock out for AlanFest.
The Melting Point
Bryan Howard’s Birthday Bash! Nuci’s Space Benefit. 6 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8
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 SPINOFFS Members of Heavy Feather, The HEAP and the Critical
Darlings playing a mix of “space-pop” and art rock.
FREE MOUNTAIN Local hard-rock supergroup featuring members of Hayride
and The HEAP.
SLACKDADDY Three-piece local indie rock band.
Nuçi’s Space MEDLIFE at UGA Benefit. 8 p.m. $5.
KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.
SABABA Local alt-rock band stemming from UGA’s Hillel program.
CLEAN BREAK Driving local indie-rock outfit.
ANDREW KAHRS This UGA grad has a silky smooth voice and soulful style
that is reminiscent of John Mayer or Jack Johnson.
WILL ENTREKIN Local singer-songwriter.
Monday, April 22
The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. FREE!
JAZZ JAM Nic Wiles’ jazz jam session providing an open, relaxed environment
for musicians to cut their teeth on traditional jazz standards and hard bop, with
the main focus on musician fellowship and learning.
Georgia Theatre AIDS Athens Benefit. 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
THE BARLETTAS Local group plays cheeky, ’60s-influenced rock with
harmonies and honky-tonk overtones.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket,
Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul
featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT Southern soul singer plays a solo set of roots-rock.
Tuesday, April 23
Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes
with originals whle focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high
lonesome sound.
THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark
HARTLE ROAD Straight-forward rock and roll from Water Valley, MS.
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’m going to try real hard to get to Sumilan ‘s early show at Green
Room, I haven’t scored a ticket yet fo Umphrey’s McGee but will definitely be at
Lazy Locomotive on GATH Rooftop at 11pm. Tues I’ll be at Sol Driven Train at
Melting Point. I won’t make Fester’s Confessional as I’m leaving early Wed for
Wanee. I will try to be back in time for one of my Don’t Miss shows Lazy
Locomotive at GATH Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows or at Wanee.
Peace and Love,

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