Music This Week Jan 14th thru Jan 20th

Hey there,
Wonderful news, our music family has increased by one. Robby and Crystal Handley (bass, Kenosha Kid) were blessed with a daughter, Dottie. That is probably why we were treated to Neal Fountain playing bass with Kenosha Kid last Fri. One of my favorite from  last week along with the Other Brothers Band and Runaway Gin. The last two shows are posted, Sloan has been recording the Kenosha Kid shows and I get to just listen.
Well it is time for those who have talked the talk to walk the walk. The Athens Human Rights Festival is having a meeting Thursday Jan 22nd at Nuci’s Space at 6 pm. Please join us and give us you input as we start the plans for the 37th festival.
With the lousy weather I’ve been inside and working on the backlog. There are some incredible shows; Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, EOTO, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce (Check out Lettuce at Bear Creek last Nov) they are here this week. I’m just about finished with posting Bear Creek and working on Hulaween and Purple Hatter after that.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 14
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Featuring short sets from Taylor Chmura, Jason Fusco, Rebecca Jones, Matthew Garrison, T.S. Woodward, Jeff Webber, Emileigh Ireland and Lilly Rose.

Thursday, January 15
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
CHRIS KNIGHT Kentucky-based Southern rock singer-songwriter whose 15-year career has been described as “where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road.”
PIERCE EDENS Americana singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m.
LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce of local experimental outfit Wet Garden plays a solo set.
GNARDS Garagey pop-punk group from Worcester, MA.
KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from unconventional instruments like his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big Red.

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, January 16
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18–20).
BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to various vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.
DIP Electronically composed, over-the-top pop music with hip hop vocal delivery. The band humorously and compulsively mentions “dip” in every song.
LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash and more eclectic influences for a high-energy and highly entertaining live show.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20.
LETTUCE New York-based funk band.
BREAK SCIENCE Electronic duo from Brooklyn that combines soul, dubstep and glitch to make a killer live performance.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
THE PURPLE BASICS Local jazzy indie-rock trio influenced by R.E.M. and Radiohead.
CALEB DARNELL Member of the Darnell Boys plays a solo set.
REECY PONTIFF Local musician specializing in Southern-fried vaudeville.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LINGO Jam band featuring heavy guitar melodies, African and Latin grooves, old-school funk and fusion jazz.

Saturday, January 17
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS Well-regarded, well-traveled, Michigan-based bluegrass group.
THE LAST BISON Chesapeake, VA-based act playing mountaintop chamber music that combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.
MICHAEL BOWMAN Local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

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

Sunday, January 18
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. $5.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

Monday, January 19
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18–20).
JOHN MORELAND Singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.
CALEB CAUDLE New Orleans-based songwriter playing soulful alt-country and roots-pop.
AARON LEE TASJAN Nashville artist whose lyrics include insight, brutal honesty and humor.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $15.
THE NILE PROJECT Songs and sounds of the Nile, played in the style of traditional Egypt and Sudan

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Music for Medicine Benefit. 7 p.m. $12.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.
WILDCATS Long-running local blues group featuring guitarist Rick Fowler.
CAROLINE AIKEN AND CATCH A C.A.B. One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

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

Tuesday, January 20
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $12.
LARA OSHON Now based in Los Angeles, former Athenian Oshon’s rich voice and rhythmic piano stylings flow over arrangements that are intentionally spare, yet warm and shimmery.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Really not sure of my schedule this week. I know I’ll try for Killick on Thurs. Jazz Funk Jam on Mon and Laura Oshon on Tues.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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