Music This Week Aug 26th thru Sept 9th

Hey there,
Sorry I had too many things to do last week and didn’t send out the weekly email.
I will make this email cover the next two weeks since I know I won’t have time next week. Warning: The Athens music scene is very dynamic and bands, times and places are subject to change and I won’t be in town to make changes or corrections.
I’m leaving for a 4 day festival on Fri then heading out the following week for Lockn’ another 4 day festival in VA. I may leave for the west coast (WA) after that so I may not be back in town until after Bear Creek in Nov.
Please don’t forget the Athens Human Rights Festival fundraiser is this Fri at Terrapin Beer Co. from 5:30 until 7:30. Rollin’ Home, one of my favorite bands and a long time supporter of AHRF will be performing. A Don’t Miss. Come out get some fresh air, grab a beer and make a donation. Also support the Dawgs. This is the opening of tailgate season.
I have posted both the Gov’t Mule shows, Jerry Day ATL, Jerry Jam, Cosmic Charlie and a few others. Check out 2nd night 2nd set track 3 Gov’t Mule, my favorite of the Mule shows. BTW Warren stayed late after both shows talking outside with the fans, a real class act. You don’t often see musicians as well established as he is taking time to meet and talk with their fans.
Tonight (Tues 8/26) is a benefit for a good friend and great musician Fester Hagood. He had shoulder surgery and suffered nerve damage and temporarily can’t play his guitar. Please attend and support a great person and help cover his medical expenses.
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $10. 706-546-4742 Tonight
ARM AID A benefit for Tuesday Night Confessional founder Fester Hagood, featuring music from Levi Lowrey, Betsy Franck, Danny Carter and Eric Hutchens (of Bloodkin), the Redstone Ramblers and The Salt Flats.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, August 27
Green Room 9 p.m. $2.
THE DAWN DRAPES Avant-garde folk group from the D.C. area who now specialize in heavy indie rock.
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.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5.
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.
AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern rock and Texas blues, originals and covers.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Thursday, August 28
Big Dog’s on the River 7 p.m.
AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern rock and Texas blues, originals and covers.

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.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $22.
BOOTSY COLLINS Funk and R&B icon known for his work with George Clinton and James Brown as well as his equally successful solo career.
THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band that covers classic funk tunes.

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 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley 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 Melting Point 7 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local jazz bassist leads his new trio through a set of “Gypsy Djazz” in the style of Django Reinhardt.

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 29
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing “post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock.”
ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.

The Classic Center 8 p.m. $24–50.
UMPHREY’S MCGEE Progressive-minded jam band known for its improvisational skills.

40 Watt Club Noun Factory Presents. 9 p.m. $5.
OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between (formerly known as Sehrmann and Cedar Waxwing).
BRONZE BRAIN New local sludge-psych band featuring members of The Viking Progress and Grand Vapids.
TONGUES “Pop-rock dream,” says the band.
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $12.
KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Intensely patriotic country band from Albany, GA.
BOBBY COMPTON The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin’ country.

Green Room 10 p.m. $5.
DANK SINATRA Local jam band, self-described as a “high energy-low stress groove jungle.”
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
THE SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS Perhaps best known for their 1966 hit “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love),” today the Medallions are made up of children or other relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as “the party band of the South.”

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962.

Saturday, August 30
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SUZYQ No info available. (8 a.m.)
HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music. (10 a.m.)

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
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.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia’s favorite ’70s light-rock tribute band returns to town to perform a high-octane set of cover songs.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE 8-TRACK GORILLA The mysterious costumed local performer returns after a lengthy hiatus.
JAY GONZALEZ Solo smooth-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist.
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 Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
REPENT AT LEISURE Local traditional Irish band.

Monday, September 1
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, September 2
Georgia Theatre Amplify Athens Benefit. 8 p.m. $5. GOLDRUSH: A NIGHT OF NEIL YOUNG SONGS Local bands come together to perform a series of classic Neil Young albums. Performers include Dead Confederate, New Madrid, Stray Taters, Blue Blood and Buffalo Hawk.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
BEAUTY AND THE BEARD Kelly Hoyle Fuller and Ty Manning play country-tinged folk-rock.
KATE & COREY Folk and Americana duo from Atlanta.

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.

Wednesday, September 3
Creature Comforts Brewery
Athens Farmers Market. 5 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.

Lamar Dodd School of Art 7 p.m. FREE!
CIRCUIT DES YEUX A combination of folk chanteuse and noise maven, Chicago artist Haley Fohr’s sound vacillates between lo-fi and songwriting sophistication.
JUNG BOUQUET Solo project of L.A.-based artist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.
QUIET EVENINGS Winterville’s Grant and Rachel Evans blend modern classical, neo-kosmische, electroacoustic, field recordings and sound art that is at times somber and elegiac, while at others soaring and celebratory.
FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.
BARRY STONE Multimedia artist from Austin, TX.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
MARTY WINKLER The local singer performs a set of beautiful original material and classic favorites.
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.

Thursday, September 4
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20.
MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies.
THE LONELY BISCUITS An eclectic mix of soul, funk and hip-hop based out of Nashville.

Green Room Amplify Athens Benefit. 6 p.m. $8.
MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies.
THOMAS GALLOWAY The frontman of local rock band Mama’s Love plays a solo set.

Green Room 10 p.m.
HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

Friday, September 5
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
KARBOMB High-speed local punk band.
SCARS AND STRIPES Florida-based punk rock group.
GUTS FOR GLORY Pop-punk band from Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Saturday, September 6
East Athens Community Park Athens Recovery Fest. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0185
ELITE THA SHOWSTOPPA The head of local hip-hop/funk group Showtime performs.
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band plays popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.
THE ATHENS BAND Youthful rock band playing a mix of rock and roll originals and covers.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
DAYROOM Athens’ long-running groove-rockers return for a special 20th anniversary show.
KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.
DJ MARK BELL Spinning a late-night ’80s dance party.

Monday, September 8
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.
DOUBLE FERRARI This new local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental jock-rock.
DAVIDIANS Punk rock band from Raleigh, NC featuring former members of Polvo and Double Negative.
HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe.

Tuesday, September 9
Caledonia Lounge 8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
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.
BAAK GWAI Three-piece rock band from Alabama, influenced by Weezer, Archers of Loaf and Hella.
NEW HUMAN BEING New local band comprised of Jef Whatley, Ken Henslee, Eric McDowell and Velez-Machado.
TEEN HUSTLE Melodic indie rock band from New Orleans.

Really bummer I missed last night’s Workingman’s Monday show at Nowhere. I had planned on going but was editing and posting music and forgot. My forgeter is better than my  rememberer. That was the only show I planned on catching in town this week. I might catch Bootsy or Kenosha Kid on Thurs but I’m leaving early Fri morning.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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