Music This Week Dec 3rd thru Dec 9th

Hey there,
This is already late so I’ll make this quick.
I really wanted this out yesterday to give more notice of a show I have been having trouble remembering to tell y’all about, Caroline Aiken’s Open Mike every Wed at 7 pm at New Earth Music Hall. Y’all check it out, she has some great musicians participating.
She also has a CD fundraiser at:–2/x/8547072
Please help if you can. Let’s help make the world a better place by allowing her to share her wonderful music.

I’ve been busy posting. I have posted most of the recent shows in Athens I’ve recorded and am also working on Bear Creek fest. Enjoy!
Next in queue is Kenny and the Bashers. As I promised that was one of the most fun shows in awhile. It will be followed by Big C’s Blues Jam and last night’s Giving Tuesday event. Let me know if you have a request for other shows from Mag Fest, Hulaween or Bear Creek.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, December 3
New Earth Athens 7-9 p.m.
Open Mike hosted by Caroline Aiken.
Caroline has spent the last 45 years taking her sensual voice, masterful songwriting, and expertise with 6 and 12 string guitars; adding in her love, heart, wit, and intelligence; and honing it into a living treasure. Every Wednesday.

Thursday, December 4
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
FREE ASSOCIATESLocal garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5.
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.
SPACE MAMA Local jam-rock group with blues undertones.
NEW NATURE New Local Rock and Roll Fusion Group Feat. Members of Incredible Sandwich, Current Rise, Universal Sigh, and Lazy Locomotive.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7.
DANK SINATRA Local jam band, self-described as a “high energy-low stress groove jungle.”
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.

Green Room 8 p.m.
PIANO A group of all-star musicians pay tribute to The Black Keys and The White Stripes.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND The local roots group plays Neil Young’s landmark 1972 album Harvest in its entirety.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
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, Funkadelic and more.

Normaltown Hall 8:30 p.m. $8.
CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.
JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist.

Friday, December 5
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by ’80s hardcore and new wave.
THE BRONZED CHORUS North Carolina trio that make a melodic and lyrical bang despite their small numbers.
TRIOSCAPES An experimental jazz/fusion band featuring Dan Briggs of Between the Buried and Me.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16.
DRIVIN’ N’ CRYIN’ Hard Southern music from these legendary Atlanta rockers.
DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

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 8:15 p.m. $10.
CENTRO-MATIC The influential Texas-based alt-rock group swings through Athens on a farewell tour.
DEAD CONFEDERATE With its moody, dark weaving of Southern rock and grunge, reverb-heavy local group Dead Confederate has ascended in popularity across the nation.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
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.

New Earth Athens 8 p.m. $10.
DOPAPOD Jam-funk band from Brooklyn.
TAUK Jammy, instrumental rock-fusion band from NYC.

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

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.

Saturday, December 6
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE!
THE VINYL STRANGERS Melodic local folk-rock band.

Green Room 9 p.m.
SAINT FRANCIS Local roots-rock band led by Scott Baston (Moonshine Still).

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.
DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.

Iron Factory 10:30PM-2AM FREE!
NEW NATURE New Local Rock and Roll Fusion Group Feat. Members of Incredible Sandwich, Current Rise, Universal Sigh, and Lazy Locomotive.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door).
TAB BENOIT Guitarist native to Louisiana combining a variety of blues styles including Delta, swamp and Chicago blues.
SOL DRIVEN TRAIN Charleston-based groove-rock ensemble.

Weaver D’s Fine Foods Automatic Saturday. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-353-7797
WEAVER D’S FUNK REVIVAL Local funk-rock band dedicated to the beloved soul food restaurant plays at the beloved soul food restaurant.

Sunday, December 7
ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE!
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

Monday, December 8
Little Kings Shuffle Club 8 p.m. FREE!
CHRISTMAS HOOT Sing along with your favorite holiday carols as Tommy Jordan plays and leads. The Solstice Sisters and Klezmer Local 42 also perform.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, December 9
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Economic Justice Coalition Benefit. 8 p.m.
EACH ONE REACH ONE A concert and collection for the EJC, featuring music from African Soul, Amy Neese, Bellah Sparxx, Chrismis, LG, Life the Griot, Lil Redd, Tashia Love, Versatyle Tha Wildchyld and hosted by Ricky Simone: The Hip Hop Activist.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
TRIO Three Athens-based singers—Marty Winkler, Kate Morrissey and Lisa Cesnik Ferguson—have formed a cappella ensemble to perform Christmas, Hanukkah and solstice music.

I am not sure of any shows I’ll be attending this week as I am so far behind. I really want to catch a new band, New Nature.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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