Music This Week Dec 17th thru Dec 23rd

Hey there,
Don’t forget the Winter Solstice is this Sun at 6:03 pm after that the daylight will be getting longer each day. I can’t wait.
I will probably be at The 4th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny – A Benefit for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity on Sunday.
I can’t believe it has been a whole year since Kelly & Ty’s wedding. Don’t miss the repeat party for their one year anniversary on Fri. It will be epic.
My favorite shows from last week were Kenosha Kid and Strung Out Like The Lights At Christmastime (posting soon).
Wed we have Classic City 12-Pack at GA Theatre a benefit for Toys for Tots and Athens Housing Authority Benefit at Little Kings on Fri.
Those of you making a Christmas mix tape here is an incredible acapela group:

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, December 17
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
WORD MUSIC NIGHT Poetry, stories, sketches and music. Hosted by David Oate

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
FOUR 14 This group out of Greenville, SC, dabbles in progressive experimental rock, blues, jazz, jam and funk.

Thursday, December 18
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. FREE! (Toy donation required.)
CLASSIC CITY 12-PACK Three groups of local songwriters perform originals and covers. Featuring Dave Marr, Betsy Franck, Don Chambers, Vaughn Lamb, Tedo Stone, McKendrick Bearden, Drew Beskin, Hunter Morris, T. Hardy Morris, Thomas Johnson, Payton Bradford and Thayer Sarrano.

Kumquat Mae Bakery Café 6 p.m. 706-850-1442
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

The Melting Point 7 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local jazz bassist leads his new trio through an evening of music.

Friday, December 19
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.
THUNDERCHIEF Local act with a West Coast punk sound influenced by classic rock.
FISTFUL OF STEEL Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.
JASON NESMITH Casper and the Cookies frontman performs a solo set.

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 7 p.m. FREE!
KELLY AND TY’S ONE-YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT Featuring music from Percy Sledgehammer, Free Mountain, Dangfly, Beauty and the Beard, Isaac Bramblett, Fester Hagood and Justin Huff.

Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens Housing Authority Benefit. 8 p.m. $5.
SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Featuring music from Drew Kohl, Paul McHugh, Andy Dixon, Caleb Darnell, Michael Lesousky, Dave Kirsilis, Derick Thompson and Cortez Garza.

The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie. This is a “Jingle Bell Jazz” show with a festive twist.

The Office Lounge 6 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.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE GEORGIA HEALERS Athens’ premier blues band for 25 years!

Saturday, December 20
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE!
AMY ANDREWS Melancholy folk singer-songwriter.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. FREE!
MATT HUDGINS & HIS SHIT-HOT COUNTRY BAND Local band playing “songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular ‘country and western’ musical style.” This is a special holiday show.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $7.
CLASSIC CITY LEGENDS VOL. 1 Featuring the return of acclaimed Athens MC Ishues, as well as Versatyle Tha Wildchyld, Elite Tha Showstoppa, Whisper, Tony B, Duddy Ken, Backwood Slick, Dictator and Blacknerdninja.

Green Room 10 p.m.
BLASTING CAP Supergroup featuring members of Guadalcanal Diary, The Woggles, Hillbilly Frankenstein, the Swimming Pool Q’s and Method Actors.
NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Garage-rock act fronted by Cars Can Be Blue’s Nate Mitchell and featuring members of Free Associates and Mother the Car.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
HEIDI HENSLEY Local folk-rock singer performs a set of original music.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

The Office Lounge 7–10 p.m. $7. 706-546-0840
THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as “pickup truck rock and roll” performs for the Office’s Christmas Party.

Sunday, December 21
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and ’40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies.

Monday, December 22
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
RICK WILLIAMS’ BLUES OLYMPICS Blues supergroup led by the multitalented Rick Williams.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
WORKINGMAN’S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead. Hosted by Bo Hembree.

I will be at Kelly and Ty’s anniversary party on Fri. I’m not sure about Sat, there are 4 choices between Mat Hudgins, The Heap, Blasting Cap and Normaltown Flyers. Sun in Atlanta.  Mon is Blues Olympics followed by Workingman’s Monday.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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