Music This Week Dec 30th thru Jan 5th

Hey there,
Bummer. I was all set to go into town last night for one of my favorites, Miinglewwood Monday. I had picked two bags of flowers to put out at the tip jars, charged my batteries, showered, shaved, deodorized, etc and was ready to go. I even put on my favorite Ben Jordan tie-dye. As I am walking to the car the bottom fell out of the rain clouds and it was pouring down. I didn’t let that deter me but when I was leaving the subdivision my check engine light came on and the car started skipping badly. It was just too bad a night to take a chance driving the 15 miles to town and I wussed out and drove back home. Turns out it was the coil for the number 3 cylinder that was misfiring.
If anyone recorded last night’s show please let me know. BTW I dropped off the flowers at Nowhere Bar today, some new ones so check them out. Enjoy.
Wow it looks a great week for music. I’ll be at back to back nights of jazz. Kenosha Kid Wed and Breathlanes on NYE. I just have to figure out how to schedule a dear friend, Donna Hopkins on NYE.
I won’t say much about it now but next year will be very different for me. Stay tuned.
I hope everyone has a safe and incredibly Happy New Year !!!

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, December 30
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7.
HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.
DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.
MAGIC MISSILE Science-obsessed folk-pop band from Athens led by songwriter Jake Mosely and featuring members of Harvey Milk and Lona.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m.
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, tonight’s version of Kenosha Kid also features Greg Sinibaldi (Wayne Horvitz, Cuong Vu) on saxophone, Jason Nazary (Bear In Heaven, Little Women) on drums and mainstay Robby Handley on bass.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

Thursday, December 31
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
SLY SPARROW Bluesy pop-rock group from Spartanburg, SC.

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m.
NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room and Cinemechanica.
NOF-ENSE New local NOFX cover band featuring members of Karbomb.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $11 (adv.), $16 (door).
NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local buzz band with a psychedelic edge.
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by ’80s hardcore and new wave.
MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper and her band perform gorgeous, intricate folk-pop.
GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $35 (adv.), $45 (door).
THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ’80s dance hits.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.
DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.
CULTURE CULTURE Synth-pop outfit from Atlanta.

Live Wire 6 p.m.
DONNA HOPKINS Soulful, bluesy jams from this Atlanta-based guitarist.
REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot.
SHAUN HOPPER Virtuosic fingerstyle guitarist.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
DANNIEL HUTCHENS & THE SPECTACULAR FAILURES Bloodkin guitarist and his band plays a solo set of soulful Southern rock.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
JOSH PERKINS & THE VOODOO CREW Full-band project from the local musician and studio owner.

The Globe 9:30 pm
Breathlanes John Miley guitar, Dan Roth keys, Gnarly G sax, Nate Hale drums and Zack Millster bass.
Chrystal Leonard recent transplant from Raleigh NC. Singer/songwriter/guitarist.

The Rialto Room 8 p.m.
DIRK HOWELL BAND Party band featuring ’60s-style R&B, disco and beach music.

Friday, January 1
The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
SATISFACTION Acclaimed, internationally touring Rolling Stones tribute band.

Go Bar 5 p.m. 706-546-5609
NEW YEAR’S DAY FESTIVAL Featuring The Hernies, T. Hardy Morris, Penny Lame, Din, Lea Lea, Juan de Fuca, Wizard Spoon and Velocirapture.

Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE! (industry), $5 (non-industry).
IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO 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.
SHAUN HOPPER Virtuosic fingerstyle guitarist.

Saturday, January 2
The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
YACHT ROCK SCHOONER Spinoff of the wildly popular smooth-rock cover outfit Yacht Rock Revue.

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

The Moonshadow Tavern Tucker, GA $5 9:30 pm 678-879-0808
Ralph Roddenbery

Monday, January 4
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.

I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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