Music This Week Feb 25th thru Mar 3rd

Hey there,
What interesting weather this past week. I spent the two coldest nights without electricity. I saw my breath indoors  in the candle light at 2 am when I returned home after Cosmic Charlie. I can’t believe y’all let a little cold weather keep you from such an incredible show. I should have almost all the recent shows posted by tomorrow except the HOOT’s Duets (sorry Karen and James), it takes so much more time to edit music when the audience clapping is so much louder than the music. I can’t edit the whole set as one entity I have to edit each track.
I will post it before I leave for FL. Oh, did I mention a good friend just became an even better friend by giving me a 4 day VIP ticket for AURA? WOW I’m psyched. For some strange reason I’d been forgetting to get my ticket to AURA even though I had a $25 discount code. I was going to get the ticket on Mon the 16th because the price went up at midnight. The electricity went out around 7pm but came back on at 11:55 pm leaving me just enough time to miss buying my ticket. BTW the electricity went back out 20 minutes later. I told this to my friend Rick and he said he had an extra ticket and an RV so we’re headed to AURA in a few days.  I’ll stay after AURA at Suwanee a few days and the on to Lynn’s and hopefully some beach time.
Caroline Aiken is back from Europe  and starting her weekly Open Mic on Wed. The Royal Southern Brotherhood and Jorma Kaukonen are Don’t Miss shows.
Please don’t forget the 37th Athens Human Rights festival planning committee meets on Thurs at 6 pm at Nuci’s Space. The deadline for submitting a logo  is a few weeks away. We’re taking submissions through mid-March and will pick one to be printed on our T-Shirts and to use as our stage backdrop. For more info or to submit your artwork, send email to Jeff Hannan:

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, February 25
Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE!
CAROLINE AIKEN’S OPEN MIC Local songwriter and guitarist Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. This week’s featured guest is Scott Low.

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

Thursday, February 26
Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m.
THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken worn, film, magic and a variety of other surprises. Thayer Sarrano will be the special musical guest.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD Southern jam-rock group featuring Cyril Neville and Devon Allman.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
FUTUREBIRDS Athens prodigal country-rocking sons return.
BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SUN-DRIED VIBES South Carolina band plays a reggae-tinted brand of rock.
TREEHOUSE Sublime-inspired band from South Carolina.

The Office Lounge 8 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. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, February 27
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20).
CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.
BIG JESUS Atlanta-based rock group capitalizes on grinding melodies.
THE POWDER ROOM Local heavyweight trio of Gene Woolfolk, Aaron Sims and Bubba McDonald playing noisy “ramp-rock.”

Flicker Theatre & Bar
9 p.m. FREE!
THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.
THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.
A MOMENT ELECTRIC South Carolina-based psychedelic rock group.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
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.

Kumquat Mae Bakery Café 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1442
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

Saturday, February 28
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10.
RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country.
STONERIDER Atlanta-based rock group.
BROTHER HAWK Bluesy, riff-based rock and roll band from Atlanta.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
ROB NANCE & THE LOST SOULS North Carolina based roots-rock band influenced by Southern and contemporary folk.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER New local cover band playing soul and R&B classics.

Sunday, March 1
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).
JORMA KAUKONEN The legendary guitarist and former Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna member performs an intimate acoustic set.

The Globe  9 p.m. FREE (donations accepted). 706-353-4721
POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton.
TANTRUM Experimental shoegaze-pop outfit from Atlanta.
BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.
DJ DEEPTHROAT Manny Lage spins an eclectic set of hits.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

Monday, March 2
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5.
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.
PIANO A group of all-star musicians pay tribute to The Black Keys and The White Stripes.

Live Wire 7 p.m. $10.
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.

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.

Tuesday, March 3
Live Wire Myriad. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8283
MYRIAD HOUSE BAND Members of Partial Cinema, Monsoon and Saturn Valley lead an open jam session.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SESSIONS WITH S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

I have no idea what I’ll be doing this week. I have so much to do to get ready for festival season. I’ll leave sometime between Sun and Tues so I’ll try for Big C’s after Jorma Mon and probably Royal Southern Brotherhood.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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