Another quickie, I’m packing to head to Wanee. A lot of great music in town this week due to bands heading to Wanee. Umphery’s McGee and Tedeschi trucks I’ll catch at Wanee. I highly recommend them as well as Lazy Locomotive tonight, Consider the Source and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band tomorrow and Squisch on Sat. For you morning people there is a great lineup at the Athens Farmers Market with Hope For Agoldensummer and Caroline Aiken. There are several Nuçi’s Space events please support them, it is for a great cause and is always a lot of fun. I hope to be back Mon for The HOOT! and Adam Payne & Friends.
An update for tonight, the Tuesday Confessional will feature Ryan Boss, Drew Kohl and Andy Leichty.
If you haven’t heard about the Riverbend Festival, here is the link:
http://www.riverbendfestival.com/ thanks to Jay Braver for letting me know about it. The Widespread Panic 3 hour set is worth the $40 wristband for the 8 days festival.
Don’t forget the 36th AHRF Battle of the Bands is April 19th at Nuçi’s Space. This is a battle for the last two slots on stage during the Athens Human Rights Festival May 3rd and 4th. There is still time to sign up.
Wednesday, April 9
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND Funky, hard-hitting collective from Asheville, NC.
CONSIDER THE SOURCE New York trio who describe themselves as “sci-fi Middle Eastern funk.”
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.
Thursday, April 10
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), Dave Spivey (keys), Dave Domizi (bass) and Jamie DeRevere (drums).
The Classic Center 8 p.m. $35–$69. www.classiccenter.com
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND In-demand 11-member collective led by husband-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi that delivers an electrifying blend of blues, soul, jazz and rock.
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com
SOJA A bold mix of reggae, dub and folk with a hugely loyal fanbase.
MURS Conscious L.A. rapper who tackles social issues in his lyrics.
Friday, April 11
Green Room 9 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.greenroomathens.com
NATURAL CHILD Grimy, Nashville-based proto-garage band.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude.
Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. $10. www.nuci.org
YOURFEST BATTLE OF THE BANDS Local groups compete to win 20 hours of free rehearsal time. Admission includes a Your Pie pizza, an Insomnia Cookie and a chance to win one of the numerous door prizes.
The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
Saturday, April 12
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. Featuring the captivating vocal harmonies of the Campbell sisters. (8 a.m.)
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. (10 a.m.)
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
BOYCYCLE Local folk-pop band, featuring the beautiful clash of acoustics and synths and starring the confident vocals of Ashley Floyd.
GOD A GO-GO New local band feauring members of Free Associates, Sex BBQ and The HUMMS.
THE GEORGIA CRAZIES Members of Mother the Car unleash explosive blues-rock as a two-piece.
Georgia Bar 10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884
CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 3:30 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi’s Space’s group of future rock stars.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $8. www.hendershotscoffee.com
CAROLINE AIKEN AND CATCH A C.A.B. One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
SQUISCH Local jam band that continually shuffles through a plethora of genres.
Nuçi’s Space Survivors & Supporters Cottage Celebration. 7 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org
JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.
KENDRA CAMADECA Young local singer-songwriter.
JAMES HUNTER & SOUTHERN PRIDE Local country band.
The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962.
Monday, April 14
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart.
MONKEYGRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew.
Green Room 9 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com
BRENDA NICOLE MOORER Indie/soul singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, WI.
MICHAEL BOWMAN Local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Hoot features Antoon, JP & Johnny and The Brothers Comatose. Susan Staley opens and hosts.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ADAM POULIN & FRIENDS The local fiddler leads a groove session with the help of various guests.
Tuesday, April 15
New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set. Every Tuesday!
GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring The Visitor Center Acoustic Gang, Scott Little and the Normaltown Flyers.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,