Music This Week April 27th thru May 3rd

Hey there,
Well it’s finally here, the 38th Athens Human Rights Festival is this weekend.
The full music schedule is at the bottom on this post. We are doing something new this year, Sunday we will start with the Workers for Human Rights March at 1 pm.
The full schedule is at tabloid pages 6 and 7.
I have posted Wanee. It is the whole festival with just 3 problems. I missed the start of Bonnie Blue, missed all of Bobby Lee Rodgers on Sat and SD card ran out of space after only 30 minutes of Les Brers.  Enjoy

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 27
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
BATTLE OF THE BANDS Presented by Operation Smile. Featuring Funkasaurus Wrex, Fat Neptune, Russell Vandiver and Bosco.

The Classic Center 7 p.m. $30–$40.
ALABAMA SHAKES Grammy-winning, Alabama-based rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves.
BELLE ADAIR Atmospheric Americana group from Alabama.

Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
JOE WILLEY AND THE MOVING MEN Folk music from the local songwriter and his band.

The Foundry 6 p.m.
THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Cortez Garza, Mike Mantione, Chris McKay, Owen Scott III, Kelly Hoyle and William Tonks.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.

The Globe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721
MARY & THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local jazz singer Mary Sigalas and her band perform hot jazz and swing selections.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LORD NELSON Virginia band of “two brothers, one greasy trombone, backbone bass, pocket drums, dirty South guitar and a hell of a lot of fun.”

Thursday, April 28
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).
BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to a vintage video game while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.
THE BRONZED CHORUS North Carolina duo that make a melodic and lyrical bang despite their small numbers.
SELF-EVIDENT Indie post-rock trio from Minneapolis.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
SHINYRIBS Folk meets Southern rock and swamp-funk.
WILL WHITE & THE BLUE SOUTH Local Americana outfit.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. (27.50 (adv.), $30 (door).
DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE Award-winning guitarist and songwriter Dave Rawlings, known for his collaborative work with Gillian Welch, leads his band through a set of bluegrass-infused folk music

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LITTLE RAINE BAND Rock/Americana band from Birmingham, AL.

Friday, April 29
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
GARY TAYLOR, JUSTIN SHEFFIELD, JACK REED & CHRIS MCKAY Four local musicians team up for sets of new and old originals and covers.

40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $21.
SEBASTIAN BACH The lead singer of Skid Row, Sebastian Bach has released many albums and starred in multiple television series and Broadway productions.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m.
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced psych-rock six-piece from Athens via Deland, FL.
DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

Saturday, April 30
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.)
KEIKO, NANCY & LAVON Athens-based trio. (10 a.m.)

College Square 10 a.m. FREE!
ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Day one of the 38th annual AHRF features music from Universal Sigh, Kite to the Moon, The HEAP, Savagist, Motherfore, Croma Zone, Paul Lombard, Repent at Leisure and more. For the full schedule, see

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
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 On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE!
THE MCLOVINS Four-piece jam band from Hartford, CT.

Georgia Theatre Athens Latin 9th Anniversary Party. 7 p.m. $12.
ORQUESTA MACUBA Atlanta-based Cuban salsa duo backed by a 13-piece orchestra.
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.
DJ HAROLD G Spinning the best in Latin music!

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

West Broad Market Garden 9 a.m. FREE!
OPENING DAY Featuring music from Dave Court and the Clarke Middle School and Clarke Central High School orchestras.

Sunday, May 1
College Square 1 p.m. FREE!
ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Day two of the 38th annual AHRF features music from Caroline Aiken with Shadow Cab, Rev. Conner Tribble & the Deacons, MrJordanMrTonks, Whisper Kiss, Versatyle tha Wildchyld, Teresa Haynes, The Ain’t Sisters and more. For the full schedule, see

The Foundry 1 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
MAY DAY FESTIVAL The UGA Music Business Program presents an all-day lineup of music, featuring Alex Young, Dead Neighbors, Dream Sequence Artist Collective, Gerkey, Harvey Funkwalker, Janie Waddell, Kayla Berrie, Lexi Kelson, Mackalie Davidson, Mosaic, Russell Vandiver, Schmooze, Summer Sonics, The MBUS Staff Band and The Space Time Travelers.

Monday, May 2
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).
NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local buzz band with a psychedelic edge. Album release show!
SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.
THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock

Hedges on Broad 11 p.m. FREE!
OF GOOD NATURE North Carolina band that blends rock, reggae and funk.
THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.

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 3
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25.
LUCINDA WILLIAMS Legendary Americana singer-songwriter from Louisana.
BUICK 6 Side project featuring Lucinda Williams’ backing band members.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.

38th Athens Human Rights Festival Music Schedule
Saturday, April 30
Youth Program
10:00 – 11:10 Wooten Woopets & The Montessori School Singers and Players perform the Grateful Dead
11:30 – 1:00  Girls with Guitars- Vanda Guthrie
Festival Welcome
1:00 – 1:40   Repent at Leisure
2:00 – 2:30   Paul Lombard
2:45 – 3:15   Jimmy Parr Battle of the Bands Winner
3:45 – 4:15   Croma Zone
4:55 – 5:25   Mother Fore
5:45 – 6:25   Savagist
6:40 – 7:30   The Heap
7:40 – 8:40   Timi Conley & Kite to the Moon
10:10 – end   Universal Sigh

Sunday, May 1
Festival Welcome
2:00 – 2:20   Gospel Singer- Teresa Haynes
3:15 – 4:00   Music/Speakers VERSATYLE THA WILDCHYLD
4:00 – 4:30   The Ain’t Sisters Battle of the Bands Winner
4:45 – 5:15   Whisper Kiss
5:25 – 5:55   MrJordanMrTonks
6:05 – 6:50   Rev. Conner Tribble and the Deacons
7:05 – 8:05   Jefferson Shuttlecraft- Paul Kantner Tribute
8:20 – end    Caroline Aikin

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

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