Music This Week Dec 11th thru Dec 17th

Hey there,
So much music, so little time. A lot of great benefits, fundraisers and fantastic art and music this week. Wed is a donation drive for Our Daily Bread and the Athens Area Food Bank at Hi-Lo Lounge. Sat is the Athens Area Humane Society fundraiser at Little Kings and one of my Don’t Miss shows, Dodd Ferrelle’s annual Empty Stocking Fund benefit at the Office Lounge. David Bromberg with MrJordanMrTonks is another Don’t Miss on Fri. The final Don’t Miss this week is the Visionary Arts Fair at New Earth Thurs.I am not familiar with the bands playing but I really like the art of Alex Grey  http://alexgrey.com/art/paintings/soul/ and his wife Allyson Grey http://allysongrey.com/.It was hard to pick a favorite show from last week. I really liked the HEAP with guitars, the Jeff Sipe Trio and Caroline Aiken show. and Col Bruce Hampton. I have posted all of these shows so check them out. I have also posted Great Gig in the Sky from Cosmic Charlie’s Dark side of the Dead show.(whole Dark Side also posted, still working on the Dead sets). You owe it to yourself to hear Shelly’s fantastic voice if you don’t have time to listen to the whole show.
A quick update, Kenosha Kid is not playing tonight at Hendershot’s.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, December 11

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, and danceable rock n roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse.
CANCELLIERI Independent traveling musician from Columbia, SC who plays folky Americana music.
COTTER PEN Local quartet plays jammy rock, blues and soul.
JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him!

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.

Hi-Lo Lounge 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561
HOLIDAY BASH COMMUNITY DONATION DRIVE Featuring live music from Patterson Hood, Dave Marr and Don Chambers. Donations will be taken for Our Daily Bread and the Athens Area Food Bank.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.
SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY The former Drive-By Truckers bassist plays inspired folk-rock tunes with her new band.

Thursday, December 12
Green Room 9 p.m. $3 (suggested donation).
THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson’s time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.
THE 19TH BROOD New noise/drone project from local musicians Don Chambers and Lukas Cane.

Little Kings Shuffle Club Fifth Annual Holiday Racket! 9 p.m.
THE HONEY SLIDERS “Original music from Catropolis inspired by Rocket Gizmos and Gomez The Multi-Colored Snake.”
IN SONITUS LUX Free improv group from Atlanta fronted by E. Serson Brannen.
PINQUAL New electronic dance project from local musician Jon Lester.
DJ LOZO Spinning punk rock hits all night.

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
COTTER PEN Local quartet plays jammy rock, blues and soul.
SETH WINTERS Mainstream songwriting with a guitar-driven sound.
BO HEMBREE Local guitarist and singer-songwriter does a solo set of folk and bluegrass.

New Earth Athens 6 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
VISIONARY ARTS FAIR World-renowned artist Alex Grey and his wife Allyson Grey visit Athens as part of a three-city tour. Featuring music from Desert Dwellers, Mihkal, Ployd, Modern Measure, Gravity A and Mesca.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented jam-rock band from Statesboro, GA.

The Office Lounge 7 p.m. 706-546-0840
JOHN GINGERICH Local songwriter and folk musician plays a set of originals.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
CARLA LE FEVER’S LOUNGE LIZARD JAM PARTY Local singer hosts an open full-rock jam. P.A., drums, bass rig, keyboards and guitar amps set up and ready to go. Please bring your guitars and sticks. Every Thursday!

Friday, December 13
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.
THE POWDER ROOM Local heavyweight trio of Gene Woolfolk, Aaron Sims and Bubba McDonald playing noisy “ramp-rock.”
SPIRITS AND THE MELCHIZEDEK CHILDREN Psychedelic, Atlanta-based band that uses acoustic instruments and electronics to create a haunting, ambient-folk sound.
HOT FUDGE Members of Dark Meat, Part Bear and Vegan Coke play early-’70s inspired rock.

Green Room 9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com
SAINT FRANCIS Local roots-rock band led by Scott Baston (Moonshine Still).
DAN TEDESCO Singer-songwriter described as “the quintessential modern-day troubadour.”

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
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: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
KARBOMB High-speed local punk band.
CAMPAIGN Pop-tinged punk band out of Atlanta.
PALE PROPHET Local black-metal-inspired hardcore band.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $28 (door).
DAVID BROMBERG The legendary solo artist and session musician performs a set of material from his vast catalog.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
REVEREND DEBRUHL This local rock quartet plays a bluesy Southern style with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.

The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE LUCKY JONES BAND Rockin’ rhythm and blues from this local band.

Saturday, December 14
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 9 a.m. FREE!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.

Echo 7 p.m. FREE! 706-548-2266
LES RACQUET Prog/power-pop trio with three-part vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and interesting instrumentals, all backed up with jazz musicianship.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $6. www.hendershotscoffee.com
HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. Featuring the captivating vocal harmonies of the Campbell sisters.
THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE (with bag of dog or cat food).
XMAS WITH THE BITCHES The annual Athens Area Humane Society fundraiser features karaoke with Jon Lester and a dance-party DJ set from Bitch Switch.

The Office Lounge 5 p.m. $7 (suggested donation). 706-546-0840
STRUNG OUT LIKE THE LIGHTS AT CHRISTMASTIME Musician Dodd Ferrelle‘s annual Empty Stocking Fund benefit returns, featuring Eric Gregory (5 p.m.), Fester Hagood (5:30 p.m.), Deja Vu (6 p.m.), The Burning Angels (6:30 p.m.), The Welfare Liners (7 p.m.), Betsy Franck (7:40 p.m.), March (8:15 p.m.), David Barbe and the Quick Hooks (8:50 p.m.), Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy (9:25 p.m.), Clay Leverett and the Chasers (10 p.m.), dangfly! (10:35 p.m.), Tia Madre (11:10 p.m.), Some (Dashboard) Saviors (11:45 p.m.) and Bloodkin (12:20 a.m.).

The World Famous 10 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens.com
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, Southern-inspired shoegaze tunes that create desolate musical environments.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

Monday, December 16
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.

Tuesday, December 17
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND New local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $2. 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Trappers Cabin, Varney Watson and Will Courtney.

The World Famous 9 p.m. $7. www.theworldfamousathens.com
A HUDGE-TASTIC HOLIDAY SPECIAL Local country songwriter Matt Hudgins performs a mix of originals and holiday favorites.

It has stopped raining so I have a lot of work still to do on my greenhouse so I’m not sure of my schedule this week. The only show I’m certain I will be at is Dodd Ferrelle’sl Empty Stocking Fund benefit at the Office Lounge on Sat. I always support that benefit and they have a killer lineup. I will try to make it to town for the benefit at Hi-Lo Lounge Wed.but I’m not sure where I’ll be after that. Thurs is the Visionary Arts Fair. Fri I’d like to catch David Bromberg and then Rev. DeBruhl. Although I am so far behind editing and posting I still have multiple recorders available and hope someone will step up and record some of the shows I can’t get to. Please let me know.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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