Music This Week Jan 11th thru Jan 17th

Hey there,
RIP the Pioneer Cabin Tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park in California that died on Jan. 7th after a massive winter storm uprooted it. I actually drove  through it several times, once in a Lincoln Mark 6 a huge land yacht. It was an amazing tree and will be missed.
I can’t make it to town this Friday so I really would appreciate it if someone would record Jefferson Shuttlecraft  @ The Globe Fri 8:30 for me. John Miley has really put a lot of work into this tribute to Paul Kantner and I would love to hear it. A definite Don’t Miss. Also please record the Count Kellam shows. (Hint to Dan Nettles).
The Athens Human Rights Festival committee is meeting Thurs Nov 12th at 7 pm at Nuci’s Space and weekly after that until May. The last election proves we are all going to have to pull together to address these issues because our government certainly won’t. So please join us and make a difference. Your input is greatly appreciated. There are so many things that have to be done to put on the festival I’m sure we can find a job for you regardless of your skills. We also have our first fundraiser of the year. It is on Jan 28th @ 8:30 pm @ The Office Lounge with Rev. Tribble, More Popular than Klattu and Caroline Aiken’s Catch a C.A.B.Please come out and join us for a great evening of music and please donate to the cause.
WOW what a week for music and benefits and a number of great Out of Towners. Sat we have DRONEFEST, Athens Nurses Clinic Benefit and Nancy Travis Childcare Project Benefit. Mon we have Athens In Harmony Redux. Out of Towners include Lettuce, Railroad Earth, Count Kellam and Morning Fatty.

Music Recommendations:
Wednesday, January 11
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
DIMMEN Local trio featuring two twins playing polyrhythmic jams.

WALTE-YOUNG Georgia native and New York resident playing rich, reflective indie rock.
SELF AND OTHER Angular rock three-piece from New Paltz, NY.
HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock project led by songwriter Kyky Renee Knight.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door).
BROTHERS OSBORNE Country-music duo consisiting of brothers T.J. and John Osborne.
LANCO Country band from Nashville.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CHRIS PADGETT & FRIENDS Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set.

Thursday, January 12
The Foundry 8 p.m. $17.
CHARLIE STARR Eclectic Southern singer-songwriter and leader of Atlanta band Blackberry Smoke.
LEVI LOWREY Storyteller and country singer-songwriter from Dacula.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $20 (adv.), $23 (door).
RAILROAD EARTH Americana mainstay and “newgrass” jam band from Stillwater, NJ.

DAVID WAX MUSEUM Missouri-based duo David Wax and Suz Slezak fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
COUNT KELLAM Formerly local singer-songwriter with a rich, evocative voice.
CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.

ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart that can either make you tear up or laugh out loud.
MATT LUCAS Simple, honest music.

No. 3 Railroad Street 6:30 p.m.
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.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Friday, January 13
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
JOE WILLEY & THE MOVING MEN Folk music from the local songwriter and his band.
HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5.
DANIEL HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk. DAVE MARR  The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of his solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.
JUNKER Dark, evocative local folk-rock group fronted by songwriter Stephen Brooks.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
THE EVERYWHEN New local group led by fixture Chris McKay pays tribute to David Bowie in honor of what would have been the artist’s 70th birthday.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
LETTUCE New York-based funk band.
JAW GEMS Beat-music on samplers played to a live band.

The Globe 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721
JEFFERSON SHUTTLECRAFT A collection of Athens musicians playing the music of Paul Kantner.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk-rock group from Atlanta.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

Saturday, January 14
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m.
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
COUNT KELLAM The formerly local singer-songwriter has reunited his Athens band (Dan Nettles, Jeff Rieter, Billy Rhoton, Marlon Patton) for a special performance. CREEMO Rock, blues, jazz and soul are mixed together into a smooth, intoxicating concoction of original music.

40 Watt Club 1 p.m. $10.
DRONEFEST Featuring an all-day lineup of experimental music, visuals and performance art.

The Foundry Athens Nurses Clinic Benefit. 7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
THE WILDJORDANTONKSCATS AND FRIENDS Long-running local blues group The Wildcats teams up with other local musicians.
NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.
BILLY STRINGS “Super-charged Americana” and bluegrass artist.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Nancy Travis Childcare Project Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $10.
THE MUSICSMITHS Natalie Smith of Grogus and husband Brian Smith of the Georgia Guitar Quarter put together eerily beautiful flute/guitar compositions.
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MORNING FATTY Punk, ska, reggae and funk group from Gainesville, FL.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m.
VINCENT THE DOG Local blues-rock trio.

Sunday, January 15
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE!
CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

The World Famous 9 p.m.
SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local emo group playing a stripped-down set.
JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-folk project with a compelling, summery sound.
FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE Lo-fi pop group from Philadelphia.
T-REXTASY Riot grrrl-influenced pop-punk group from New York.
HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock project led by songwriter Kyky Renee Knight.

Monday, January 16
40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
ATHENS IN HARMONY REDUX An event designed to improve race relations in Athens, featuring musical duos Elite tha Showstoppa and Caroline Aiken, Jordan Rhym and Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Squallé and Chris McKay, Repunza and Nathan Sheppard, Marco Hull and Maggie Hunter, Stella and Michael Wegner, Eugene Willis and Bain Mattox, Areana Williams and SJ Ursrey, Celest Ngeve and Reverend Tribble and Monique Osorio and Tre Powell.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $25.
WAKA FLOCKA FLAME Atlanta-based rapper known for hits like “O Let’s Do It” and “Hard in Da Paint.”
WELL$ AKA Leroy Shingu, a rapper out of Charlotte, NC.
DJ WHOO KID Hip hop DJ and producer.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

The World Famous 9 p.m. FREE!
HIP HOP CYPHER NIGHT Athens rappers and producers Project Paul, Yung’N Restless, Solo 10k, Ziggy RoxXx, Ricky Digits and Jonbthedj hold down a cypher night. Jonbthedj will provide instrumentals for an open-mic freestyle after the performers have finished their sets.

Tuesday, January 17
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
WIMPY RUTHERFORD & THE CRYPTICS The original singer for punk legends The Queers is backed by his band for a full set of early Queers material and more.
SKATANIC Skateboard-influenced thrash-punk band from Atlanta.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.
GARY EDDY Local psychedelic singer-songwriter plays a solo set.
L’OR Opera-like dream sequences fused with ballet performance art.
TURNIP KING Psych- and shoegaze-influenced indie rock band from New York.
RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman.
MICHAELSOFT 98 No info available.
HUMAN BEAN No info available.

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

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