Music This Week April 6th thru April 12th

Hey there,
Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and healing vibes. Last weekend’s TDawg’s Hootenanny was just what I needed. With people like Caroline Aiken, Ralph Roddenbery and Donna Hopkins for support and beautiful music, I have finally gotten my head into a better place.
If I didn’t I’m sure I would have next week, I’m going to WANEE! I’m psyched to see so many fantastic bands, WSP, Juke, Mule, Billy and the Kids, etc. I’m really looking forward to Stanley Clarke. I haven’t seen him in decades, one of my all time favorites.
In case you haven’t heard the 38th Athens Human Rights Festival is April 30 and May 1. At the bottom of this email/blog is the latest schedule subject to change. We have almost all the band slots filled with only one spot to be confirmed and the two winners of the Battle of the Bands on April 15th. If you haven’t entered yet there is still time, see my last email. We are very pleased to announce the closers for both nights. Universal Sigh closes Sat and Caroline Aiken closes Sun.
Universal Sigh is a melodic jazz fusion high energy rock show. The band features a two guitar attack anchored by a driving rhythm section. They are on a multi state tour now but will be back in Athens for the Festival and their May 6th Album release show at Nowhere Bar. The name of the album is: Atoms & Void.
Caroline Aiken is back from her national tour opening for the Indigo Girls​ and releasing her 9th CD: BROKEN WINGS HEAL. Caroline appears in regional and national festivals, radio shows, workshops and concert series, supporting 9 nationally acclaimed recordings. She also performs at almost every Athens’ fundraiser, she has such a big heart. See why everyone loves Caroline’s “Sensual voice, masterful songwriting, expert guitar”
This week we have AlanFest, the return of P-Groove and a Project Safe Benefit – The British Invasion.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, April 6
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. FREE!
ROAD TO ROO BATTLE OF THE BANDS One lucky Athens band will win a chance to perform at Bonnaroo 2016.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Thursday, April 7
DePalma’s Italian Cafe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
SOJA A bold mix of reggae, dub and folk with a hugely loyal fanbase.
NEW KINGSTON Brooklyn-based reggae trio.

The Grotto 11 p.m. 706-549-9933
LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and company play funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JASON, SETH, NICK & AARON Old Skool presents a night of funk, jazz and more.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Terrapin Beer Co. AlanFest. 4:30 p.m.
LIQUID DYNAMITE Local funky rock group featuring Dwayne Holloway.
VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

Friday, April 8
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
LAUGHLIN Local country duo with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.
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.
EASTVILLE BELLE New local country/Americana outfit.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25.
PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

Georgia Theatre AlanFest. On the Rooftop. 1 p.m. FREE!
THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
AFRICAN SOUL A unique and stirring combination of poetry and song.

Live Wire AlanFest. 8 p.m.
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE!
NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a ’70s pop style.

Saturday, April 9
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA
7 p.m. FREE!
EXPLORATIONS IN IMPROVISATION Thom Strickland, Stephen Roach, Scott Woodward and Michael Lauden perform as a collective with influences rooted in free-metered experimental jazz.
ALEC LIVADITIS Local experimental cellist interested in the spatial and material aspects of sound.
KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from unconventional instruments like his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big Red.
MICHAEL Athens musician Michael Lauden performs with a focus on interactive video and lighting technologies.

Bar Georgia 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-9040
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Playing pop, funk and rock originals and covers.

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SEAN ARINGTON Local Americana singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
BREFMINT & J Local duo consisting of “an old road dog and a classically trained beauty.” (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).
INTER ARMA Heavy, dark, Richmond, VA-based sludge-metal band.
SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.
MARSES Local “party-doom” four-piece band.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25.
PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY Twelve-man band based in Nashville, TN and featuring a five-man horn line, keys, bass, guitars and percussion.

Live Wire AlanFest. 4 p.m.
THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.
CODDLE CREEK Self-styled “creekgrass” group from North Carolina.

Live Wire AlanFest. 8 p.m.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer backed by a rockin’ homegrown Georgia band.
MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band.
CHRAEVIS Performing a DJ set to close out the night.

The Office Lounge Project Safe Benefit. 7 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE BRITISH INVASION Local musicians pay tribute to some of the UK’s most iconic artists, including Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Dusty, Lulu & Petula, The Pogues and The Who. Plus, a VIP red carpet at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 10
Hi-Lo Lounge 8 p.m. $5.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.
KNOCKIN BONES Street-punk band from Austin, TX.

Monday, April 11
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
CRANE A high-energy band that falls into genres ranging from Southern rock to hip hop to funk.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $20.
THE CHURCH Legendary psychedelic dream-rock band from Sydney, Australia.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, April 12
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
NIFTY EARTH Local electronic-based outfit that also incorporates live instrumentation.
WALKER LUKENS & THE SIDE ARMS Singer-songwriter from Austin, TX performs with his band.

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

Athens Human Rights Festival 2016 Schedule
Saturday  April 30th.

10:00 to 11:10:        Mary Wooten/Montessori School
11:10 to 11:30        VIP Girls-dance group
11:30-  1:00        Girls  With Guitars- Vanda
!:00    –  1:40        Dancing Flowers for Peace/Festival Welcome/
Music- Repent At Leisure
1:40   –  2:00        Nuclear Watch South-Glenn Carroll/open mike
2:00   –  2:30        Music- Paul Lombard
2:30   –  2:45        Speaker –Becky Rafter- Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
2:45   –  3:15        Battle of Band Winner
3:15   – 3:45        Ian Altman Undocumented HS Students/Laura Emiko Soltis-Freedom University
3:45   –  4:15        Music/Croma Zone
4:15   –  4:55        Speakers-Jerome Scott-Move to Amend/Sherri Tanner Project Safe-                         Music
4:55   –  5:25        Music-Mother Fore
5:25   –  5:45        Speakers-A4E
5:45   –  6:25        Music-Savagist
6:25   –  6:40        Speaker-Ron Woods-Georgia Equality/Millard Farmer Attorney
6:40   –  7:30        Music-The HEAP
7:30   –  7:40        Speaker-Aids Athens
7:40   –  8:40        Music- Timi Conley and Kite to the Moon
8:40   –  8:55        Speaker- Ricky Roberts-performance
8:55   – 10:00        Divas
10:00 – 10:10        Sasha-inspirational Speaker
10:10 –  Closing        Music-Universal Sigh

Sunday May 1st.

1:00  –   2:00        Workers for Human Rights March/with speakers while on march
2:00  –   2:20        Festival Welcome / Teresa Haynes-Gospel Singer
2:20  –   3:00                Speakers-Mokah Johnson/Celest Ngeve  Poet speaker/
Cassie Chantel  Female Rap Artist/Maixmus the Poet/Keanne Female
Rap Artist
Squalle Rap Artist/Speaker
3:00   –  3:15        Speaker-Hattie Lawson-Moore’s Ford Movement/Alvin Sheats NAACP
3:15   –  4:00        Music-Versastyle/ Speakers
4:00   –  4:30        Music-Battle Band Winner
4:30   – 4:45        Speakers-Mokah ?
4:45   –  5:15        Music-
5:15   –  5:25        A4E speakers
5:25   –  5:55        Music-MrJordanMrTonks
5:55   – 6:05        A4E speakers
6:05   –  6:50        Music-Rev. Conner Mack Tribble and the Deacons
6:50   –  7:05        Speakers? TBA/A4E
7:05   –  8:05        Music- Jefferson Shuttle craft (Tribute to Paul Kantner)
8:05   –  8:20        Speakers-Ed Tant
8:20   –  closing        Music    Caroline Aiken

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