Music This Week Aug 12th thru Aug 18th

Hey there,
I’ll start with something I haven’t had time to pursue in a long time, eye candy. Even more interesting when you read how he created the videos.
The Perseid meteor shower is Wednesday thru Thursday best at midnight until dawn.
I really enjoyed the Maharajah Flamenco Trio and should have it posted this week. My favorite was Kenosha Kid, Dan Nettles and drummer Jason Nazary. Dan was acoustic all night. Bob Livingston also had a fantastic show, both bands are posted.
I finally had a chance to see the Lockn’ band lineup. WOW!!!
I sent my money in last Oct for my ticket, no bands announced. I had faith they would put together an incredible festival and they exceeded my expectations. You have to see it to believe it, check it out :
WARNING checking the above links will result in immediately wanting to attend. My recommendation is to do so by any means.The DON”T MISS of the year.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, August 12
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
MOTHER FORE Local band influenced by Pink Floyd.
BOSCO Songwriter Brittany Bosco presents an alternative take on R&B.
GREG MERIDETH No info available.

Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE!
FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MC FUNK JAM Funk all night

Thursday, August 13
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040
LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums. Every Thursday!

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5.
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.
GRAND New, Athens-based alternative-pop four piece.
PRETTY MUCH New local rock four-piece featuring a former member of Monsoon.

Georgia Theatre Back to School Bash. 8 p.m. $8.
THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band does a tribute to Kool & The Gang.
DANK Bluesy, Atlanta-based jam-rock band. Formerly known as Dank Sinatra.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

Live Wire 11 p.m. FREE!
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

Lumpkin Street Station 7 p.m. FREE!
BO & ADAM Two local musicians playing a happy-hour set.

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.

Friday, August 14
Buffalo’s Café 6 p.m. $5.
UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18–20).
CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.
MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper and her band perform gorgeous, haunting folk-rock.
ART CONTEST Math-rock band from South Carolina

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20.
ELI YOUNG BAND Country-rock group from Texas known for hit singles like “Crazy Girl.”
LUKE COMBS Country singer-songwriter from North Carolina.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
FLORAL PRINT Atlanta-based shoegaze-influenced jangle-pop band.
FUTURE MUSEUMS Psych trio from Austin, TX.
RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental/electronic local band.
IN SONITUS LUX Free improv group from Atlanta fronted by E. Serson Brannen.
FART JAR No info available.
DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (CGI Joe) spins a set of tunes.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
COPIOUS JONES Original rock band from Atlanta.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band.

Saturday, August 15
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
EVAN & AVERY Folksy local duo. (8 a.m.)
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).
NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room.
POWERLOAD AC/DC cover band that delivers a rock and roll kick in each song.

The Classic Center 8 p.m. $25–$32.
ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND Soulful funk band led by pedal steel player Robert Randolph.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
CLAY LEVERETT & THE CHASERS Local treasure Leverett is a country-minded rocker whose songs are both tough and tender.
TODD COWART Southern-fried local singer-songwriter plays a set.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from ’60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

Georgia Theatre Hi-5 Fest. On the Rooftop. 7:30 p.m. FREE!
VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters plays electro-based, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.
BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group.
DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.
PARTIAL CINEMA This local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving.
BORDERHOP TRIO High lonesome pickin’ and singing from Athens’ own bluegrass outfit.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
QUIABO DE CHAPEAU Brazilian funk ensemble out of Atlanta, bringing dancing and Carnaval to the stage.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962.

Sips Espresso Café 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-363-7211
ETHAN MULLENAX Local folk singer-songwriter. Album release party!
LEE ANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing an acoustic set with a mix of covers and originals.

Monday, August 17
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece local acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.

Normaltown Hall 8 p.m. $10.
DANNY KROHA Bluesy, Detroit-based singer-songwriter and founding member of garage-rockers The Gories.
OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.
JAKE XERXES FUSSELL North Carolina-based psychedelic folk singer-songwriter.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday, August 18
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

The only show I’m definitely going to be at will be Fri Copious Jones and depending on time schedule In Sonitus Lux. I’ll probably be at more shows I’ll play by ear.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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