Music This Week Feb 18th thru Feb 24th

Hey there,
Sorry I missed last week’s post, it has been a rough couple of weeks. Any gardener knows you need to do a lot of work before spring starts. I was working outside until dark all last week (I saw some fantastic sunsets) but when I went inside and cleaned up I was too tired to go to town for music. Then I had a 75 foot tall 16 inch diameter tree fall on my hot tub room. The hot tub is OK but it took two days of work to remove the tree as the room is mostly glass, none of which broke. I still have to replace the roof which was crushed.
I did manage to catch New Nature, posted, and the Hoot’s Valentine’s Duets show. I was going to post it today but a key ingredient for editing and posting music is electricity and I was without electricity from 7 pm last night until after 4 pm today. I hope to have it posted tomorrow.
It will be a while before I’ll have camellias to bring to y’all. Ice and freezing temperatures really did a number on them.
This week we start off with two of my all time favorite Athens’ bands. Cosmic Charlie doing the entire Europe ’72 album on Wed and Kenosha Kid on Thurs. Both are Don’t Miss shows.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, February 18
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m.
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics. Performing the Dead’s classic live album Europe ’72 in its entirety.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar  8 p.m.
WORD MUSIC WITH DAVID OATES David Oates, host of WUGA’s Wordland, emcees for a collection of invited performers at this night of poetry, stories, sketches and music.

Normaltown Hall 8 p.m. $10.
ROBERT ELLIS This up-and-coming and critically acclaimed country and Western-influenced singer-songwriter plays indie-folk tunes with tenderness and mastery.
T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIABLO SANDWICH & DR. PEPPER New local acoustic band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nichols.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Thursday, February 19
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton.

Kumquat Mae Bakery Café 7:30 p.m. 706-850-1442
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

Live Wire 11:30 p.m. FREE!
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Angry Digweed and Variant.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
NEW NATURE New local jam-rock band.

Friday, February 20
Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $10.
THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
AMIGO South Carolina-based Americana outfit led by songwriter Slade Baird.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

Saturday, February 21
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.
KRILLADON Heavy-hitting local power trio in the vein of Foo Fighters and ZZ Top.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $15.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE The talented and astute son of leftist-country king Steve Earle, the younger Earle has earned a spot in the folk pantheon with his earnest, incisive songwriting.
GILL LANDRY Lousiana native singer-songwriter playing a twangy folk set.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

Live Wire 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
THE NAUGHTY PROFESSOR Louisiana-based acid jazz outfit.
THE HEARD Chicago-based funk and groove band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

Sunday, February 22
The World Famous Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002
JAMES HUSBAND Elephant 6-er James Huggins III (of Montreal, Elf Power) plays a set of tunes.

Monday, February 23
Live Wire 7 p.m. $10.
IKE STUBBLEFIELD 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.

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

Tuesday, February 24
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25.
RYAN BINGHAM On-the-rise Americana singer-songwriter.
LUCERO Acclaimed alt-country group from Memphis, TN.
TWIN FORKS Florida-based folk-rock band led by former Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba.

I am certain I’ll be at Cosmic Charlie on Wed and Kenosha Kid on Thurs and will try for New Nature after Kenosha. Fri I won’t be in town. Sat is a tough choice, I really like The Heard but I love the HEAP but I’m not sure if I’ll make it to town. I will try for Workingman’s Dead on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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