Music This Week Aug 31st thru Sept 6th

Hey there,
WOW Another fantastic Lockn’ festival. Four unbelievable Phish sets, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass and Grateful Gospel, two sets of Phil Lesh & Friend and My Morning Jacket to name a few of the nearly 40 bands. Unfortunately there were very enjoyable but very severe technical difficulties that caused me to miss recording everything on Thursday except Joe Russo. I am not happy with the quality of a number of shows due to the wind but most of it was fantastic. I’m sure I’ll be there for the next Lockn’! I am posting it now starting with Phish. Phil Lesh. Keller and Joe Russo and hope to finish before I leave for a private Reunion festival this weekend.
My biggest bummer of this week will be missing two of my favorite Don’t Miss shows, breathlanes and Jefferson Shuttlecraft. Y’all check them  out at Hendershot’s on Friday.Also we have two festivals this week. Hot Corner on Thurs and Athens Pride Downtown Festival on Sun.
I hope y’all have a happy and safe Labor Day!!!

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, August 31
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.

The Foundry 5 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs a solo set.

The Office Lounge Athens Pride Chill Out. 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Reverend Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele for a night of music.

Thursday, September 1
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040
DOYLE WILLIAMS & BRYAN RUCKER Members of local rock band The Norm play a stripped-down set.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18–20).
HOT CORNER HIP HOP Featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by The Difference Machine, Dope Knife and the Space Dungeon collective, with an open mic freestyle competition after the show.

The Foundry 6 p.m. $5.
REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing “Irish rock,” including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.
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 On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.
CITY MOUSE Collaborative project between Atlanta songwriters Brian Revels and Michael Hudgins.
HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes. This is a special duets set.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE!
QUIET COYOTE Athens trio playing heavy, blues-inflected garage-rock.
FIVE SHOT JACK Southern gothic rock group from Alabama.
MICHAEL MANN Singer of local rock band Radiolucent performs a solo set.

Live Wire 10 p.m. FREE!
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS Local rock band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

Friday, September 2
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $13.
OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.
RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by Ruby Kendrick, a singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $5.
THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $5.
PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.
CAPITAL ARMS Six-piece indie rock band from Atlanta.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv.
JEFFERSON SHUTTLECRAFT A collection of Athens musicians playing the music of Paul Kantner.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Saturday, September 3
Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
OLIVER JORDAN Miami-raised, Georgia-based, Berklee-trained guitarist and songwriter. (8 a.m.)
TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter. (10 a.m.)

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5.
FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.
HELLO OCHO Energetic, Atlanta-based indie rock band.
GARY EDDY BAND Local singer-songwriter Eddy is backed by members of New Madrid.
RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.
DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock.
LESS WESTERN Shoegazey rock group from Raleigh, NC.
SLANG Atlanta-based four-piece cabaret-rock band.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band.

Sunday, September 4
Downtown Athens 2 p.m. FREE!
ATHENS PRIDE DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL Featuring Riley hearts Olive (2 p.m.), Claire Campbell (2:30 p.m.), The Skipperdees (3:15 p.m.), The Other Band (4 p.m.), Fallow (5 p.m.) and Carla le Fever & The Rays (6 p.m.).

Iron Factory 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS Local rock band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

Monday, September 5
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door).
MELVINS An important forerunner in the genres of sludgy, heavy metal and experimental drone rock.
HELMS ALEE Sludge-metal and noise rock band.
VOID MANES “Delightfully dark” psychadelic techno.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7:30 p.m.
STEPHANE WREMBEL Gypsy jazz guitarist from New York who penned original music for Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

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

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly “acoustic fam-jam” hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Tuesday, September 6
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).
ZALE Young, classically trained singer-songwriter leads her alt-rock band.
NORTH BY NORTH Haunting vocals, crunchy keys, frantic guitar and catchy ghost-punk.
THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
PINK MEXICO New York surf-punk band with a taste for drowned-out fuzz.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason.
NOSEEUM Lush, shoegaze- and psych-inspired local indie rock band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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