Music This Week April 26th thru May 2nd

Hey there,
Sorry this is late, lost track of date. If you also have this problem let me remind you the 39th Athens Human rights Festival is less than two weeks from now, May 6th & 7th. As always we can use help Fri the 5th setting up the stage, barricades, tables, etc, etc. and Sun after the festival with cleanup, taking down and packing up the stage, etc, etc. Please stop by and help.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 26
The Foundry 7 p.m. $5.
THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke and featuring Katie Collins (aka Another Me), Michael Brandt, Drew Kohl, Steve Coughlin, Sarah Zuniga and Ralph Roddenberry.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.

Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)
RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set.

Thursday, April 27
Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).
BOMBADIL Durham, NC folk-pop band with charming and picturesque lyrics and intrumentation.
GREATER PYRENEES Folk-pop endeavor headed by Sean Kirkpatrick.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
GYPSY AT HEART Local collective that mixes Middle Eastern and Indian ragas with classical, jazz and folk.
SHAWQ MUSIQ Local Arabic band playing Middle Eastern music.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot.

Live Wire 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.

Nowhere Bar 8 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.

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.

Friday, April 28
College Square 7 p.m. FREE!
ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency.
THE EVERYWHEN Local rock quartet blending classic pop melodicism, edgy rock, dance music and experimentation.
REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
TRIBUTE Allman Brothers tribute act.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $20 (door).
SISTER HAZEL Florida-based melodic alt-rock band known for the ’90s radio staple “All For You.”
ERIC DODD Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar
SPOA Benefit. 8 p.m. $5.
DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.
WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE New open ensemble featuring local musicians and artists, curated by Nick Bradfield.
LUCKY KITTY New local dream-pop band.

Live Wire 9 p.m. $5–12.
CBDB Alabama-based “joyfunk” band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.

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.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

Saturday, April 29
Athens City Hall 11 a.m. FREE!
KIDS ZONE Featuring music from The Voltures (11 a.m.), The Varsity Band (11:45 a.m.), Connor Byers (12:30 p.m.) and Punch Bowl with Red Light (1:15 p.m.).

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background. (8 a.m.)
PICKLED HOLLER Local “folk-grass” collective. (10 a.m.)

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
THE YOUNG STEP Mysterious swamp-rock outfit from St. Augustine, FL.
OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.
FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that’ve been collecting dust in a garage for years.
LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door).
RUSSIAN CIRCLES Post-metal three-piece band from Chicago, IL.
FOTOCRIME Post-punk and electronic rock band.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
THE EVERYWHEN Local rock quartet blending classic pop melodicism, edgy rock, dance music and experimentation.

Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m.
DAVE MARR Local singer-songwriter and bandleader with a deep, resonant country twang.
JAY GONZALEZ Athens-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for classic pop melodies.

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
BLANKS AND POSTAGE Athens-based alt-rock band.
JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance.

Sunday, April 30
Iron Factory 9 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock duo featuring intertwining guitar riffs and haunting, emotive vocals.
LINGUA FRANCA Athens-based hip-hop project inspired by the ’90s underground and the study of linguistics.
DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays shoegaze-inspired garage-rock.

Vega Studio 6 p.m. $10.
NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken interviews and introduces performers Sean VanMeter and Gibson Wilbanks.

The World Famous 1 p.m.
BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics.

The World Famous 9 p.m. $5.
BEHAVIOR Los Angeles-based art-punk band featuring members of Wand.
APPARITION New local band playing hardcore thrash.
HANNIE AND THE SLOBS Athens garage-rock project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien.

Monday, May 1
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, May 2
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5.
ATHENS POTLUCK VARIETY SHOW A concert to benefit photographer Jason Thrasher’s Athens Potluck book project, featuring music from the Pylon Reenactment Society, Patterson Hood & Friends, The Darnell Boys, Jill Carnes, Vernon Thornsberry, T. Hardy Morris, Mike Mantione, Dave Marr, Daniel Ray, John Neff, Jim Wilson, Art & Margo Rosenbaum, Charlie & Nancy Hartness and more.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE!
PIANO HAPPY HOUR Jason Fuller, Bart King, Grant Cowan, Caroline Aiken and guests play piano songs in the round.

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

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