Music This Week April 22nd thru April 28th

Hey there,
I’m going crazy trying to work out my schedule. Five events in the next five weeks. The Criterium this week, the 37th Athens Human Rights Festival May 2nd & 3rd, the Purple Hatter’s Ball 7th – 10th, the Orange Blossom Jamboree 14th – 17th and a private festival 22nd – 25th.
I still trying to assimilate the last two weeks, its been interesting. First my car  died but a series of coincidences allowed me to drive it back home instead of towing it home (I was en route to Augusta for the Rager) so I had to get another car and unpack, repack and head to Wanee.
Pink Talking Fish, Zappa Plays Zappa and The Revivalists were my favorites. Dweezil broke my heart when he wouldn’t allow me to record. A bummer but it highlights the fact you should have been there to hear it with me, a fantastic show.
I know there are a zillion things to do this weekend but please stop by Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. Sat for the Athens Human Rights Festival Battle of the Bands.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 22
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.

Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
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.

UGArden 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ugardeners
SXSM UGArden presents an Earth Day concert featuring New Nature, The Ecotones, Wieuca and Zale. Bring a blanket to claim your spot on the lawn.

Thursday, April 23
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.
CHILD BITE Post-punk/art-rock group from Detroit, MI.
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

DePalma’s Italian Cafe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)
BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Gnarly G (reeds), Dan Roth (keys), Dave Domizi (bass) and Nathan Hale (drums).

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar  p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com
JEFF SIPE TRIO Renowned drummer Jeff Sipe has worked with Bela Fleck, Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring, Trey Anastasio and many more. His trio plays soulful, jazz-inspired funk.

Live Wire 11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests D:RC and Chingon.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $8. www.livewireathens.com
TURKUAZ Playing instrumental funk and a wide mix of genres from power-pop to R&B.
PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER New local cover band playing soul and R&B classics.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
REVEREND DEBRUHL This local rock quartet plays a bluesy Southern style with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.

Friday, April 24
Buffalo’s Caféz 7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com
THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

Caledonia Loungebhgv 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
INDIE HIP HOP SHOWCASE Featuring Blacknerdninja, LG, kidDead, Profound Breadth, Sonny Bamboo, Mic Audio and Chief Rocka. Hosted by AthFactor Entertainment’s Montu Miller.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
TONGUES Dreamy local pop-rock band.
THE FANTASTICS New local rock and rock group.

40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $8. www40watt.com
BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to Metroid while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.
BRONZE BRAIN New local sludge-psych band featuring members of The Viking Progress and Grand Vapids.
STRAYS Local garage-pop band featuring members of Velocirapture and Muuy Biien.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $13. www.thefoundryathens.com
SAMANTHA FISH Country singer-songwriter from Kansas City, MO.
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $70. www.georgiatheatre.com
MARILYN MANSON Revered shock-rocker with a propensity for creepy makeup and vulgarity.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com
DONNA HOPKINS Soulful jams from this Alabama native.
DANNY HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk.
WILLIAM TONKS TRIO Trio led by Athens songwriter and guitarist William Tonks.

Live Wire 10 p.m. www.livewireathens.com
SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock. Album release show!
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance. Playing a Led Zeppelin covers set.

Lumpkin Street Station 9 p.m. $5.
CEREUS BRIGHT Modern folk duo from Knoxville, TN.
AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BIG C & Friends Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Ted’s Most Best Twilight Criterium. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com
T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.
OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
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.

Saturday, April 25
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
DAVID COURT Local musician plays a set of mountain dulcimer and harmonica-laden tunes. (8 a.m.)
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music. (10 a.m.)

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.
NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band.
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.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.40watt.com
DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.
SHANTIH SHANTIH All-female Atlanta-based band that draws from ’60s psych and ’80s dream-pop.
METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10. www.thefoundryathens.com
HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as “a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock.” Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can’t go wrong here.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com
KELLER WILLIAMS Singer-songwriter out of Fredericksburg, VA who plays jammy, acoustic dance music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com
RALPH RODDENBERY Eclectic and renowned Southern blues-rock artist.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com
HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, lo-fi guitar driven local indie rock band.
TONGUES Dreamy local pop-rock band.
EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.
CIVILS New project from Drew Kirby of Athens band New Wives.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m.
Athens Human Rights Festival: Battle of the Bands 2015
Atlanta Comedian Chris Ledford will be hosting. Bands who are competing in the Battle: Feedback, The Albions, Carla Le Fever and the Rays, The Flamethrowers Surf Band, Solid Ground, The Fact, and Tarnation.
The $5 donation includes a ballot to vote (this is also a fundraiser so any additional contributions are greatly appreciated). Extra ballots to vote on the bands are $5.

Sunday, April 26
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 1 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
MAY DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL A day of music benefiting the UGA music business program, featuring performances by Thomas Johnson, Uncle Dad, Big Morgan, Mosaic, Nick Austin Trio, Careless Pilots, Nifty Earth, Wieuca, Bridges, Saturn Valley and the Sweet Heart Beets.

Ted’s Most Best 7 p.m. FREE! www.tedsmostbest.com
GYPSY WILDCATS Local group playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

Monday, April 27
The Foundry 9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
PARTICLE Spirited electro-funk outfit from Los Angeles.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
STRUNG LIKE A HORSE “Gypsy-punk-garage-grass” group from Chattanooga.
WWAYLON AND MEKENZIE  Americana/punk fusion band from Marietta, GA.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
WORKINGMAN’S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead. Hosted by Bo Hembree.

Tuesday, April 28
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com
KISHI BASHI Talented local songwriter and violinist creates exuberant, loop-driven, experimental pop music. He’ll be performing with a string section for a special show.
CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

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 am so incredibly busy but I will try for New Nature at UGArden on Wed. breathlanes on Thurs maybe Jeff Sipe or Reverend DeBruhl as well. Fri is Sumilan but I’ll try to set up a mic at my friend Donna Hopkins show as well as Sat for my friend Ralph Roddenbery because I’ll be recording the AHRF Battle of the Bands. I’ll try for Workingman’s Monday and Kishi Bashi Tues.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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