Music This Week Feb 3rd thru Feb 9th

Hey there,
I don’t remember ever having a Groundhog Day where I was working outside shirtless and wearing only shorts and flip flops. I love it but don’t think it will last.
Fantastic musical lineup this week. Of course there are the two night WSP shows and Bloodkin but don’t overlook the incredible women playing all this week. Caroline Aiken (Family Counseling Services Benefit), Kyshona Armstrong, Betsey Franck, Ansley Stewart, Nicole Boggs, Holly Belle (Muscle Shoals Monday) and the Sweetheart Duets HOOT are not to be missed.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, February 3
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
WEISSHUND Groove-oriented rock duo from Atlanta.
MIKE MANTIONE The Five Eight frontman performs a solo set.

Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE!
OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time! Hosted by a local band each week.

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

Thursday, February 4
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).
COLIN HAY The frontman for ’80s pop stars Men at Work performs in support of a new solo album.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
KYSHONA, BETSY, ANSLEY & NICOLE Four talented singer-songwriters team up for an Old Skool Presents… showcase.

Live Wire 11 p.m. FREE!
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests Yatusabes and D:RC.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, February 5
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10.
RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between Southern rock and pop-country. Album release show!
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low bass growl.

The Foundry Family Counseling Services Benefit. 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
CAROLINE AIKEN & SHADOW CAB The local singer-songwriter teams up with members of blues group the Shadow Executives for a special Mardi Gras performance.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
WHITEY MORGAN Old-school honky tonk country artist from Flint, MI.
TONY MARTINEZ Up-and-coming country artist from Phoenix, AZ.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.
NICOLE BOGGS Nashville-based folk singer-songwriter.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

Saturday, February 6
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.
GLÁSS Newly local post-punk/noise rock band. Album release show!
ET MEXICO Collaboration between musicians ET Anderson and Zack Mexico.
ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
PAUL EDELMAN Folk-country singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m. FREE!
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.
LITTLE RAINE BAND Rock/Americana band from Birmingham, AL.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE FANTASTIC PLASTICS New York-based duo playing techno, danceable, robotic new wave.
DEVOMATIX Devo tribute band.

Sunday, February 7
The Foundry 1 p.m. $5.
BAIN MATTOX AND SHOT FROM GUNS Rare reunion show from this folk-rock group, playing acoustic music filled out with accordion and mandolin.
TIN CUP PROPHETTE Celtic-inspired acoustic folk from local songwriter Amanda Kapousouz.
DJ FUZZY BEAR Playing a kid-friendly set of music.

Monday, February 8
The Foundry 8 p.m. FREE!
SWEETHEART DUETS HOOT This month will highlight musical couples, featuring Cameron Federal and Russell Cook, Kate Morrissey and Roger Stahl, Margo and Art Rosenbaum, Karen Bergmann and James Cook, Mary Sigalas and Matt Yelton, Sarah and Darrin Cook, Jenny and Jamie Derevere and Olive Hebert and Riley Kirkpatrick. Maggie Hunter will guest host and open with a song for all the single people out there.

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

Tuesday, February 9
The Classic Center 7 p.m. SOLD OUT.
WIDESPREAD PANIC The Athens-based jam-band juggernaut plays a two-night stand.

40 Watt Club 10:30 p.m. $10.
BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics.

Georgia Theatre 9:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.
CBDB Alabama-based “joyfunk” band playing a mix of funk, Progressive rock and jam fusion.
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented local jam-rock band.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
TWO’S DAY VISIONS Featuring Dick Hunsinger, Christopher’s Liver, Greef, Lisa/Liza, Emileigh Ireland, John Fernandes and Antlered Aunt Lord.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
AUSTIN PIAZZOLLA QUINTET Specializing in the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, as well as original nuevo tango compositions.
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.

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

I plan on being at Hendershot’s from Wed thru Sat. I’ll try to catch Saturn Valley Sat and Mon I’ll be at the HOOT.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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