Music This Week Aug 26th thru Sept 1st

Hey there,
Please save the date, Friday Sept 18th 5:30 until 7:30 pm. We are having the first fundraiser for the 2016 Athens Human Rights Festival at Terrapin Beer Company. The Shadow Executives will be performing. This will be a great party starting off the weekend of the South Carolina Gamecocks football game. Go Dawgs!!!
There are a number of great events in town this week. We have the YWCO Benefit on Thurs at Live Wire. Art Rocks Athens is Fri and Sat at The Foundry. Chillith Fair is Fri and Sat at Go Bar. The Wildwood Revival is Sat and Sun at Cloverleaf Farm.
Last week was fantastic, I recorded more than I expected and have most of it posted. Check out the Latest Posts on my web site to see what I have posted.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, August 26
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
LARRY FORTE Local painter and songwriter performs and also leads an open mic session.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com
GRAND New Athens-based alternative-pop four-piece.
PRETTY MUCH Local five-piece whose music is like “Radiohead meets Robert Plant meets Herbie Hancock.”
I GUESS New local rock band featuring a former member of Monsoon.
JESSE BAKER Singer-songwriter with smooth acoustic grooves and tribal sounds.

Thurs 8 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
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 27
Creature Comforts Brewery 8:30 p.m. FREE (with app download). www.urbanoutfitters.com
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA The Portland, OR psych-pop band plays an outdoor concert to celebrate Urban Outfitters’ grand opening.
MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper and her band perform gorgeous, haunting folk-rock.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken word, film, magic and a variety of other surprises. This month features former Athenian Bill Taft.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.
THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band.
THE SWEET HEART BEETS Local funkadelic rock group that incorporates sax and harmonica.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $21. www.georgiatheatre.com
COREY SMITH Singer-songwriter who combines emotional country influences with rough, soulful vocals.
THE RAILERS Nashville-based country band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. Tonight’s show features special guest Rick Lollar on guitar.

Live Wire YWCO Benefit. 7 p.m. $15. www.livewireathens.com
IKE, RANDALL AND FRIENDS Ike Stubblefield and Randall Bramblett join forces with special guests to celebrate the life of Harold Williams.

Lumpkin Street Station 7 p.m. FREE!
BO & ADAM & SCOTTY Three local musicians play 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 28
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.

Buffalo’s CafĂ© 7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com
THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com
J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS High-energy rock and roll band from Baltimore, MD influenced by soul and country music.
SLEEPWALKERS Eccentric psych-pop group from Richmond, VA.

The Foundry Art Rocks Athens. 9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).
LENN PHILLIPS BAND Long-running, eccentric Georgia rocker. His band includes special guest Cindy Wilson (The B-52s).
DEXTER ROMWEBER Legendary Georgia garage-rocker Romweber (Flat Duo Jets) plays trashy, blues-influenced rock and roll.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $21. www.georgiatheatre.com
COREY SMITH Singer-songwriter who combines emotional country influences with rough, soulful vocals.
THE RAILERS Nashville-based country band.

Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609
CHILLITH FAIR Featuring music from Waxing Sun, Unmarked Vans, Wanda, Jo RB Jones, Saline, Shade, New Sound of Numbers and DJ Blowpop

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.
DWAYNE SHIVERS “Indie blues duo” from Brooklyn.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. 706-395-6877
SWEET KNIEVEL This four-piece jam band plays a variety of musical styles ranging from melodic psychedelic rock to funk and beyond.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

Saturday, August 29
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
SCOTT LOW & THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON The local Americana singer-songwriter leads his rootsy, rocking band.
CALEB CAUDLE New Orleans-based songwriter playing soulful alt-country and roots-pop.
JOSH PERKINS & THE VOODOO CREW Full-band project from the local musician and studio owner.

Cloverleaf Farm 12 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.wildwoodrevival.com
WILDWOOD REVIVAL A unique, two-day festival celebrating music and Southern culture where guests can get off the grid. Featuring music from American Aquarium, Tall Tall Trees, Cicada Rhythm, Blackfoot Gypsies, Strung Like a Horse, Christopher Paul Stelling and many more.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
BAGHOUSE Long-dormant experimental group that spends time exploring instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.
ODD TRIO One of Athens’ finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative group often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com
THE DIRTY GUV’NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN. This is the band’s “farewell tour.”

Go Bar 7 p.m. 706-546-5609
CHILLITH FAIR Featuring music from Erin Lovett, Sea of Dogs, Laura Carter, Dark Daughter, Jock Gang, Pamela and her Sons, Wild of Night, Black Paradise, Crunchy and DJ Mahogany. Plus an early-evening yoga session with Nicole Bechill.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

Live Wire Art Rocks Athens. 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
FRED SCHNEIDER & SUPA-FINE The B-52s singer plays a rare Athens show.
PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals.
KEVIN DUNN Legendary guitarist and songwriter, a fixture on the Southern new wave scene of the 1970s and ’80s.
THE FANTASTICS New local garage-rock band.

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

Sunday, August 30
Cloverleaf Farm 12 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.wildwoodrevival.com
WILDWOOD REVIVAL A unique, two-day festival celebrating music and Southern culture where guests can get off the grid. Featuring music from American Aquarium, Tall Tall Trees, Cicada Rhythm, Blackfoot Gypsies, Strung Like a Horse, Christopher Paul Stelling and many more.

The Foundry 6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring music from John Dunn and the Jazzman Band.

Iron Factory 8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.

Monday, August 31
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.
OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
5th MONDAY Enjoy the music of surprise band.

Tuesday, September 1
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

I’ll be at Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters tonight (Tues).
Thurs I’m torn between Kenosha Kid and Ike Stubblefield & Randall Bramblett, leaning towards Ike and Randall since it is a benefit for YWCO. Fri is Kyshona Armstrong then Sweet Kenieval. Sat is Baghouse and Odd Trio. Sun I’ll try for Universal Sigh.

I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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