Please save the date, Aug 29th 5 PM at Terrapin Beer Co. We are having a fundraiser for the 37th Athens Human Rights Festival. Rollin’ Home http://www.reverbnation.com/rollinhome will be playing so come on out for a great show and help support a great cause.
I heard a lot of Grateful Dead music during the two days of Jerry Day festivals last week. I may be biased as they are good friends but I think Cosmic Charlie smoked them all at their show at GATH last Fri. I recorded almost all the Jerry Days and of course the Cosmic Charlie show so you can decide for yourself. It will be awhile as I am so far behind in posting but I’ll put them at the top of the queue. I have dramatically cut back my recording schedule but I have over 450 hours of music backlog. I have also posted my 400th band. I have posted the Girls Rock Athens Finale, it’s a great cause and a lot of fun.
This weekend is the Danielsville Broad River Watershed Association Benefit. https://www.facebook.com/events/1443759669229040/
A sad note, Nic Wiles played in his last Blues Jam before he leaves for Nashville. He was there from the start of this monthly fixture in the Athens music landscape. His leaving Athens highlights the need for greater support of our music community. I’m doing what I can, y’all please do what you can to help support our musicians.
Here is something fun but it highlights the fact that even on a farm in Kansas musicians can draw a bigger crowd than we can in Athens:
Wednesday, August 6
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.
MARRY ME Bluesy rock band from Vancouver, BC.
MAMA-FIKI Local jam-influenced fusion band.
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
TODD LISTER AND FRIENDS Folky local singer-songwriter teams up with some friends for a set.
Thursday, August 7
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! www.hendershotscoffee.com
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.
Friday, August 8
Caledonia Lounge 10 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.
SEX BBQ East Atlanta “surf-rock space wizards” playing psychedelic yet melodic math-rock inspired tunes.
SEAGULLS Punk band from Atlanta.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville Broad River Watershed Association Benefit. 6 p.m. $10 (wristband), $15 (with camping). www.brwa.org
CAMP KIWANIS TAKEOVER Night one of the two-day music festival and riverside hangout, featuring The Hernies, Piper, The Darnell Boys, Elf Power and Hot Fudge.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
CHRIS MOORE Bluesy local singer-songwriter.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).
IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE GEORGIA HEALERS Athens’ premier blues band for 25 years!
Saturday, August 9
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
STEVE COUGHLIN Local singer-songwriter performs a set of acoustic music. (8 a.m.)
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. (10 a.m.)
Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville Broad River Watershed Association Benefit. 4:30 p.m. $10 (wristband), $15 (with camping). www.brwa.org
CAMP KIWANIS TAKEOVER Day two of the two-day music festival and riverside hangout, featuring Half Acid, Cult of Riggonia, Moths, Madeline and Shade.
Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.
The Melting Point 9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
BLASTING CAP Supergroup featuring members of Guadalcanal Diary, The Woggles, Hillbilly Frankenstein, the Swimming Pool Q’s and Method Actors.
MICHAEL GUTHRIE BAND Local singer-songwriter whose sound is a melding of folk, jazz, pop, blues, flamenco, country and rock.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DISPLACE Tampa, FL-based “space-funk Instaprov band.”
Monday, August 11
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
THE HIGHER CHOIR Homegrown Southern roots-rock inspired by the likes of The Black Crowes and Drive-By Truckers.
LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Hoot features Kelvin Armstrong and Sam Burchfield. Ansley Stewart opens and hosts.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.
Tuesday, August 12
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
ANTOON, JP AND JOHNNY New trio from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.
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 would love to go to the Broad River Watershed Association Benefit and camp out. It will be great fun but I doubt I’ll find time to go. I will try for Michael Guthrie and Blasting Cap on Sat any may catch Displace after that show. I will be at the HOOT on Mon. I always try to support them.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,