Music This Week Aug 14th thru Aug 20th

Hey there,
Mystery solved. The reason I lost the 1st set of Cosmic Charlie and two other shows in the past  is the tripod clamp. My tripod has poles that slide inside each other and held by clamps. I was recording Ron Kimble when I saw the clamp let loose and the top pole slid down and hit hard enough to turn the recorder off. When that happens it doesn’t save the file. I tightened the clamps and think I have fixed the problem.
Dates to mark: Aug 23rd & 24th is Jay’s BDB a two day party at Max celebrating Jay Rodgers’ birthday and benefit for the 36th Athens Human Rights Festival.
Also Sept 6th at Terrapin Beer Co. is a fundraiser for 36th AHRF more info to follow.
There were three shows from  last week that were outstanding. The Brannen & Lieske CD Release was really my biggest surprise with a wide range of music. I really like Revien and Crazy Hoarse and was very pleased with In Sonitus Lux even though they had equipment problems but my favorite was Spirits and the Melchizedek Children. The second show was Lazy Locomotive, I only heard the end of the show but it was smoking hot, a real Don’t Miss show. The third was Big C and the Velvet Delta with Timi Conley sitting in.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, August 14
Flicker Theatre & Bar 7 p.m. FREE!
JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE!
VAGABOND SWING High-energy bluegrass band from Louisiana.
BO HEMBREE Local singer and guitarist steeped in the traditions of bluegrass and roots music.
Thursday, August 15
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15.
YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia’s favorite ’70s light-rock tribute band.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Steve Hunter, Ivey Hughes and Larry Acquaviva play rock and roll influenced by The Stooges, Black Sabbath, Sonic Youth and The White Stripes.
MONSOON Local post-punk band powered by the energetic vocals of guitarist Sienna Chandler.
JUSTIN MCFARLAND Local blues singer-songwriter.
40 Watt Club 4 on the Floor. 9 p.m. $5.
GRASS GIRAFFES The beloved local band returns after a several-month hiatus. Expect a psychedelic and anthemic guitar-rock dance party.
k i d s This local band, led by songwriter Jared Collins, plays reverb-washed melodic pop.
GINKO No info available.
DIP Electronically composed, over-the-top pop music with hip hop vocal delivery. The band humorously and compulsively mentions “dip” in every song.
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE!
CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local folk-rock group with a newly added banjoist performs a set of original songs.
MONIKER Progressive psych-rock band hailing from Boston.
DePalma’s Italian Cafe 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road)
BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Dave Spivey (keys), Dave Domizi (bass) and Jamie DeRevere (drums).
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson’s time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.
Friday, August 16
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll. CD release show!
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $8.
SEVEN HANDLE CIRCUS A rowdy, fun and modern interpretation of traditional bluegrass and folk.
THE WHISKEY GENTRY Toe-tapping country and bluegrass band out of Atlanta.
AMERICAN AQUARIUM Southern roots-rock band from North Carolina.
The Melting Point 9 p.m. $10 (adv)., $13 (door).
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency.
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL gaining national attention.
T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of tunes from his new album, Audition Tapes.
The World Famous 9 p.m.
CURLY MAPLE “Hot-rod fiddle string band folk music” from Athens.
CHRISTIAN LOPEZ Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter.
Saturday, August 17
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.
The World Famous 9 p.m. $8.
ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.
The Globe 9 p.m. $5. 706-353-4721
HALF DOZEN BRASS BAND Returning from a brief sabbatical, the HDBB showcases newest member Umcolisi Terrell in a night of NOLA-flavored tunes.
New Earth Music Hall 1 p.m. $10 (adv), $12 (door).
PARTY TIME BACK TO SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL Music all day long, with performances by Mama’s Love, Swamp Dogs, Jubee & The Morning After, Lefty Hathaway Band, Skymatic, Prisma, Sweet Knievel, Gnarly G’s Funk Machine, Booty Business, Andy Bruh, Robbie… Dude, Flashbomb, Squirelly, Jedidiah, Triladelf and Tobi.
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
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. (8 a.m.)
GOOD GRAEFF Folk-pop duo from Florida. (10 a.m.)
The Classic Center Classic City BBQ Fest. 11 a.m. FREE!
HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND High-energy sounds building on the originality of folk-grass with a tinge of edginess.
BORDERHOP TRIO Local bluegrass trio.
THE DROVERS OLD TIME MEDICINE SHOW “Hard time hillbilly music” group from South Carolina.
Sunday, August 18
The World Famous 8 p.m.
HOT CORNER TRIO New blues group, led by longtime Athenian Odell “Mickey” Gilmore, which made its debut at the 2013 Hot Corner Festival. Playing every Sunday in August!
Monday, August 19
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Hendershot’s Anniversary/Grand Re-Opening Party. 8:30 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Neal Fountain and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
THE NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist leads a jam session.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
Tuesday, August 20
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.
TOMMY JORDAN The Jordan or MrJordanMrTonks plays a solo set.
Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market Adult Block Party. 6 p.m. FREE!
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
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 Todd McBride & Rob Veal and Lefty Hathaway.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunflower Music Series. 7 p.m. $15.
GROGUS This long-running local ensemble plays jazz and salsa accentuated with reggae, hip hop and Afro-Cuban styles.
Normaltown Hall 9 p.m. $5.
WATER LIARS Rootsy, simplistic, gritty folk-rock duo out of Mississippi.
WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop.
Tonight I plan on going to the Tues Confessional. Thurs I’ll be at one of my favorite bands in Athens, breathlanes, then Taxicab Verses and I will try for Candid Coal People. Sat I’ll probably be at New Earth all day. Mon I’ll definitely be at Kenosha Kid and Nice Machine.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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