Music This Week Aug 13th thru Aug 19th

Hey there,
Sorry this is late and that it will be a quickie. I’m still totally swamped.
Tonight (Wed) is a Project Safe Benefit at George’s Lowcountry Table and Sat is the We’re hEAR for You Fundraiser at Terrapin. Fri at Hendershot’s is Dennis-Palooza.
My favorite show last week was Kelvin Armstrong and Sam Burchfield at the HOOT. It was also the only show I went to. Did I mention I was swamped?
Don’t forget the fundraiser for the 37th Athens Human Rights Festival featuring  Rollin’ Home Aug 29th 5 PM at Terrapin Beer Co.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, August 13
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious, Grogus)

George’s Lowcountry Table
Project Safe Benefit. 6:30 p.m. $10. 706-540-6249
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran record producer John Keane in the spring of 2010, featuring a supergroup of talented Athens musicians .
DODD FERRELLE AND FRIENDS Longtime local songwriter performs a set of his worn-in Americana tunes with the help of some friends.

The Globe 9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.
BLOOD LIGHT Members of local psych-pop band Blue Blood perform a stripped-down set.

Thursday, August 14
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a “mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics.” The band is celebrating 80 weeks of Thursday shows.
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 5:30 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music. Every Thursday in August!

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8:00 p.m. FREE!
Jazz Jam with Bob Brussack Join Bob Brussack and Athens musicians for Jazz Jam Night. Bring your favorite instrument along and sit in with Bob and crew!

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, August 15
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 4 p.m.
DENNIS-PALOOZA Celebrate the life of a true original with music from Lowdive, The Starlite Devilles, ¡Moyuba!, Carl Lindberg = JANKA, MrJordanMrTonks, Timi Conley and Kite to the Moon, Cortez Garza and LeeAnn Peppers and John Miley.

Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.

Madison County Library, Danielsville 7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DARYL HANCE Formerly the guitarist for JJ Grey & Mofro, Hance steps out on his own with an “unrelenting sonic blast of groovin’ rock and roll music.”

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
JP BLUES Jammy blues-rock band from Buford, GA.

Saturday, August 16
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
DAVE HOWARD Singer-songwriter plays his own material as well as Americana covers. (8 a.m.)
CRASH JAM Local jam band. (10 a.m.)

The Classic Center Classic City BBQ Fest. 12 p.m.
CLAY LEVERETT & JOHN NEFF Two local singer-songwriters team up for a set.
90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band.
PSEUDO No info available.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
THE LITTLE BOOKS Acoustic indie-folk duo from Jacksonville, FL.
PAUL MCHUGH Pilgrim frontman plays a set of solo tunes.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll.

Georgia Bar 10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
ELEKTRIK BUTTERFLY A fusion of jazz and hip hop.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.

Terrapin Beer Co. We’re hEAR for You Fundraiser. 5:30 p.m. $12.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band.
VENICE OVERDRIVE Local alt-rock group.

Sunday, August 17
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Experimental Night. 8 p.m. FREE!
CHARTREUSE Drew Smith mixes heavy guitar with sample-driven drone.
INTERFERENCE New solo project from Grant Evans.
ENTROPICODONE Solo project by Lucas Kane of The 19th Brood.

Monday, August 18
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens’ finest country music!

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz players Mason Davis and Zack Milster host a jam session.

Tuesday, August 19
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
SAM BURCHFIELD The local singer-songwriter (and recent “American Idol” contestant) plays a set of his folk-pop tunes.

Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market Back to School Bash. 6 p.m. FREE! OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.
MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
PLAYING ON THE PLANET Contemporary bluegrass band out of Tennessee playing self-described “cosmic boogie grass.”

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

I have no clue where I’ll be going this week. I’ll try for Whisper Kiss but mid-afternoon shows are problematic as are Sunday shows. I’ll try for Experimental Night on Sun. I’ll also try for Dennis-Palooza and if I do I’ll catch the end of JP Blues afterwards.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,


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