Music This Week April 2nd thru April 9th

Hey there,
WOW! Thank everyone so much for all the kind words, good thoughts and
support for me and Giggles. I wanted to thank you all individually but I’m
overwhelmed with the number of responses (914 emails in my in box now) so I
can’t do it individually but know I will read and cherish all your responses.
Tons of great music this week, some bitter sweet like the last shows for P-Groove
and Modern Skirts and a somewhat rare show with the Last Waltz Ensemble
playing in Athens.
I’m in the middle of sorting about 40 hours of Springfest recordings trying to get
ready for Wannee Fest in a couple of weeks.
I’m also getting way behind with taking care of all my plants, emptying my
greenhouse, pruning the blueberries, etc, etc.
That means I am going to slow down on my recording schedule. I do have a
second recorder and you are more than welcome to borrow it, just let me know.
Music recommendations:
I’ll start with one I missed in last week’s email.
Tonight April 2
Old Skool Trio
on the GATH Rooftop for FREE! 6:00 PM
The Old Skool Trio is a Funk, Blues, and Jazz trifecta with vocal harmonies,
accomplished solos, and ensuing hilarity. Playing originals compositions as well
as the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone,
Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, and more…
Wednesday, April 3
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TREEHOUSE Sublime-inspired band from South Carolina.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $8.
THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE Tribute band performing the music of Bob
Dylan and The Band.
REVIVAL Allman Brothers Band tribute group.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 5 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of
Hawaiian music.
Thursday, April 4
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth
Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions
and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone,
Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.
Green Room 9:30 p.m. $5.
NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric music, with folky vocals and swift,
proficient guitar plucks.
GLASSCRAFTS Power-pop-punk project featuring Grass Giraffes’ Steven
Trimmer and Robby Casso.
Green Room 5 p.m. SOLD OUT!
PERPETUAL GROOVE A special early, acoustic show from these revered local
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20).
LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash as well
as more eclectic influences for a high-energy and highly entertaining live show.
PAPIER TIGRE Post-hardcore band from Nantes, France playing self described
NURTURE Local post-hardcore trio featuring screamed vocals, chunky guitar
and explosive rhythms.
The Melting Point 7:45 p.m. $17 (adv.), $22 (door).
TAB BENOIT Guitarist native to Louisiana combining a variety of blues styles
including Delta, swamp and Chicago blues.
DANGERMUFFIN South Carolina trio that shifts between Southern rock,
beach grooves and Americana.
The World Famous 7:30 p.m. $7.
EFREN Acoustic set from this local roots-rock band.
ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart, the kind that can either
make you tear up or laugh out loud.
Friday, April 5
Buffalo’s Café 9 p.m. $5.
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band. CD release show!
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
DOMINO EFFECT Multifaceted reggae, dub, funk and fusion quartet from
40 Watt Club 8:30 p.m. $11 (adv.) $13 (door).
MODERN SKIRTS One of Athens’ favorite pop acts is playing its farewell show.
This foursome went from piano-driven darlings to more experimental,
electronic-inspired dance pop.
GLASSCRAFTS Power-pop-punk project featuring Grass Giraffes’ Steven
Trimmer and Robby Casso.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20.
PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy
around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.
GHOST OWL Local band featuring former members of Perpetual Groove that
diverges from their old sound.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll!
Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q 8 p.m. FREE!
SONS OF SAILORS Local Jimmy Buffet cover band.
Saturday, April 6
Flicker Theatre & Bar     9 p.m.
COPPERMOUTH New rock/Americana band featuring Christopher Henderson,
Ron Winders (Dusty Lightswitch), Mike Gavrieldes (Splinterbelly, Sweet
Knievel) and Ethan Davis.
BRAYSON WERTZ Local singer-songwriter backed by cello and mandolin.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $8 (adv). $10 (door).
THE RATTLERS Local,strong Southern influenced rock and roll band recently
reunited after a hiatus.
WOODY HUGHES No info available.
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
TWIN TIGERS Loud and lush at the same time, this local rock band combines
jarring guitar riffs with sweeping melodies and heavy percussion. Album release
BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling folky tunes that are rich with strings,
twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, Southern-inspired
shoegaze tunes that create desolate musical environments.
Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
DODD FERRELLE Longtime local songwriter performs a set of his worn-in
Americana tunes.
CLAY LEVERETT Local treasure Leverett (Lona, The Chasers) is a
country-minded rocker whose songs are both tough and tender.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
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.
JOE AND FIONA No information available.
The Office Lounge Fourth Anniversary Party! 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
R&B sound, this group offers soulful R&B. Food will be served.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
Sunday, April 7
Ten Pins Tavern 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, Randy Durham,
John Straw, Dave Herndon and Scott Sanders playing blues jams.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
FREE MOUNTAIN Local hard-rock supergroup featuring members of Hayride
and The HEAP.
Monday, April 8
The Melting Point On the Pavilion. 8 p.m. FREE!
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance
Society. Tonight’s show will feature live music from The Vinyl Strangers, new
songs from The Solstice Sisters and blues from Paul Lombard. Susan Staley
opens and hosts.
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
MOTHS Jacob Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop
sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
DANIEL MARKHAM Lo-fi rock from Denton, TX featuring slow churning,
crunchy guitar riffs and emotionally raw vocals.
RTB2 Energetic garage rock that incorporates elements of ’60s R&B, folk rock
and Captain Beefheart.
THE NICE MACHINE Instrumental local surf-rock group.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
BO HEMBREE Guitarist from the band The Gypsys does a solo set.
Tuesday, April 9
Nowhere Bar Tuesday Night Confessional.
9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his
simple, plucked country songs.
DREW MARLER Local songwriter playing “Americana rock and roll with a
blend of Flannery O’ Connor-style storytelling.”
KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through
Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs
folk and country, solo or with the help of some friends.
As I mentioned earlier my recording schedule is up in the air. I will still try for the Tues Confessional tonight. The only shows I will definitely go to are Wed. The Last Waltz followed by TreeHouse and Mon. The HOOT! followed by Bo Hembree. I will try to see if I can get in to record P-Groove’s last two shows.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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