Music This Week Dec 9th thru Dec 15th

Hey there,
I’m still snowed under with several projects I have put off for far too long. The greenhouse work should be finished in a few more days. It turned into a far more extensive project. The sealants I used have finally deteriorated to a point where I had to remove and replace almost every seam. I hope to get into town for a number of shows this week.
We have a number of holiday shows, Xmas with the bitches at Little Kings Shuffle Club on Sat, Bloodkin’s holiday benefit at Georgia Theatre on Fri, Dodd Ferrelle’s Strung Out Like The Lights at Christmastime an Empty Stocking Fund benefit at the Office Lounge on Sat and the Christmas Hoot at Little Kings Shuffle Club on Mon.
We also have Carolin Aiken and The Shadow Executives performing a benefit for Upscales, a new local artist space created in the memory of Paul Scales at the Office Lounge on Fri.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, December 9
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
GEORGIA MUSIC ISSUE LAUNCH PARTY Oxford American celebrates the release of its Georgia music issue with performances from Elf Power, The Historical Mercyland Abstract, Danny Hutchens and The Old Hoss Radbourn Experience, Shade and Ruby the Rabbitfoot.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door).
JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOYS Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking.
CORIN RAYMOND Canadian singer-songwriter.

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

Thursday, December 10
The Foundry 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.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

Friday, December 11
40 Watt Club Nuci’s Space Benefit. 8 p.m. $5.
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul
THE NORM Local group that combines funk, reggae, pop, rock and hip hop.
THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.
BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis and Larry Gresham deliver explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.
FORT KNOX SHOWCASE Featuring several up-and-coming local MCs.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
BLOODKIN AND FRIENDS The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock. This is the annual holiday benefit show featuring many special guests.
THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS This Louisiana supergroup features members of the Neville Brothers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Outformation and more. Featuring special guest Big Chief Juan Pardo.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
CAROLINE AIKEN & THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Guitarist Aiken teams up with the local blues group for a collaboration. This show is a benefit for Upscales, a new local artist space created in the memory of Paul Scales.
DON SIMONDS Member of the Healers plays a solo set.
BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE!
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Playing acoustic jam-rock with a hint of folk.

Saturday, December 12
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE!
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

Caledonia Lounge 63rd Annual Beef Silence Holiday Special. 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
VIAGRA FALLS The band formerly known as Beef Silence, John Parr Jones, Never Ending Pasta Bowl, Mario Speedwagon, Toots and Bladders, Meatloaf & Jenga, Feart and Stynx.
PENCIL THIN REEFER BAND Local Jimmy Buffet cover band.
HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
PAUL MCHUGH Pilgrim frontman plays a stripped-down solo set.
BURNS PROCTOR Americana artist based in Nashville.
JONATHAN TIMM Nashville-based folk-country singer-songwriter.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $4.
WAREHOUSE Arty, driving post-pop band from Atlanta.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason.
PENNY LAME Athens-based lo-fi indie-folk project.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25.
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE New Orleans trombonist Troy Andrews and his band play funky, hip hop- and jazz-influenced tunes.
NEW BREED BRASS BAND NOLA-based, funk-inspired brass band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
RALPH RODDENBERY Eclectic and renowned Southern blues-rock artist.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. FREE (with bag of dog or cat food).
XMAS WITH THE BITCHES The annual Athens Area Humane Society fundraiser features karaoke and a dance-party DJ set from Bitch Switch.

The Office Lounge 5:30 p.m. $10 (suggested donation). 706-546-0840
STRUNG OUT LIKE THE LIGHTS AT CHRISTMASTIME Musician Dodd Ferrelle’s annual Empty Stocking Fund benefit returns, featuring Beauty and the Beard (5:30 p.m.), Deja Vu (6 p.m.), Ken Will Morton (6:30 p.m.), The Welfare Liners (7 p.m.), Dodd Ferrelle and the Wintervillains (7:40 p.m.), Sticks and Bones (8:20 p.m.), Andrew Vickery (9 p.m.), Clay Leverett (9:40 p.m.), Dangfly (10:20 p.m.), Baxendale, Mize and Mills (11 p.m.) and Daniel Hutchens and the Spectacular Failures (11:40 p.m.).

Sunday, December 13
Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. $5.
THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe.
FRENCH EXIT Local rock band featuring members of Circulatory System and Faster Circuits.
REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

Monday, December 14
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 15
Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
SUN YOUNG Experimental lo-fi rock group from Boston, MA.
PRESSURE CARE Playful, synth-based project from Boston.
THE TREE THAT CLIMBS ITSELF Experimental/conceptual art-pop project.
DONG KANG No info available.
TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
JOE CRAVEN Folk musician, educator and visual artist from South Carolina.

I plan on being at the Upscales benefit with Caroline Aiken and The Shadow Executives on Fri and Strung Out on Sat. I will also set up a recorder at Ralph Roddenbery’s show on Sat as well.

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

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