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.
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:
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
4:45 – 5:15 Music Jefferson Shuttlecraft
5:15 – 5:30 Speaker Millard Farmer
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,