Music This week Jan 20th thru Jan 26th

Hey there,
Damn. I just said last week that we are all too often mourning the loss of another music icon. This time it’s a double header, Glenn Frey from the Eagles and Mic Gillette from Tower of Power passed this week. Also my apologies to the folks on my email, I must have posted it from an earlier version of the email (I got it right in the web site and Facebook posts) I left out the comment regarding the passing of David Bowie that there is some silver lining to this, we can expect Timi Conley and crew to play a tribute show. I just found out it will be Jan 21st at GATH. Timi will have Andrew Hanmer,Jay Rodgers,Kristoffer Dede Giddens,Chris McKay,Michael Wegner and John James join him for a fantastic show. If you never saw Timi channel David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust shows you are in for a real treat. A definite DON’T MISS.
I’m not sure about an Eagles or Tower of Power tribute show but you never know, this is Athens!
Another thing that happens with the new year, the  Athens Human Rights Festival committee comes out of hibernation and starts having committee meetings. The next one is Thursday the 21st at 6 pm at Nuci’s Space. Please join us then. BTW so many people ask how can I help? How about donating to the festival? We have a Go Fund Me page at:
It takes well over $10,000 to put on the festival and every little bit you can donate will help. Also please send the link to all of your contacts, help spread the word far and wide. Thanks in advance.
Thanks to  Joel who emailed me about a Papadosio show at Hulaween I somehow missed posting. I have posted it and it’s a really good show. Check it out at  or
He sent me the email Nov 11th last year. Unfortunately I just found it in the latest cleanup of my emails. I was proud of the fact that I have gone from 3309 down to 1786 emails in my in box. Bummed y’all haven’t been able to hear it until now. I was listening to it in my car (where I listen to 90% of my music) a couple of days ago and had no idea I hadn’t posted it. I’m almost half way through the email backlog. The next thing will be tackling all the Facebook friend requests. Please be patient a little longer.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 20
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
MOTHER FORE Local band influenced by Pink Floyd.
WAXING SUN Proggy local blues-rock band.
ANGEL PARADE Local lo-fi indie-pop group.

The Foundry 6 p.m. $5.
ATHENS COWBOY CHOIR Local group featuring members of James Husband, Of Montreal, The Glands and Elf Power singing songs from the frontier.
EMILY HACKETT Folk singer-songwriter raised in Atlanta

Thursday, January 21
The Foundry 8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).
GRASSLAND STRING BAND New local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.
HUMMING HOUSE Band that pulls from diverse backgrounds like Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul and traditional Irish music.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
ZIGGY STARDUST BOWIE TRIBUTE Local artists pay tribute to the late legend. The group featues Timi Conley, Andrew Hanmer, Jay Rodgers, Kristoffer Dede Giddens, Chris McKay, Michael Wegner and John James.
DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
GREG HANKINS AND THE WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE The local jazz pianist leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music from Avashai Cohen, The Bad Plus, Feist, Elliott Smith and more.

Friday, January 22
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.

40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $19 (adv.), $21 (door).
REVEREND HORTON HEAT Long-running Texas-based punkabilly group.
NASHVILLE PUSSY Sleazed-up psychobilly band from Atlanta.
UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge.
IGOR & THE RED ELVISES Surf- and funk-inspired rockabilly band based in L.A.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
WRENN Eccentric local pop singer who experiments with jazz, Vaudeville and more.
NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis’ music is “a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond.”
GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-based singer-songwriter.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

Saturday, January 23
Bar Georgia 10:30 p.m. 706-850-9040
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Playing pop, funk and rock originals and covers. This is a jam party with special guests. Bring your axe!

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $15.
THE WHIGS Hard-driving former Athens rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities. The band is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its debut.
PURSES Local pop-rock band featuring members of Tedo Stone, Grand Vapids and The District Attorneys.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Reverend Conner Tribble.
COSMO JR. New band fronted by veteran Athens musician Dana Downs.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door).
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS Well-regarded, well-traveled, Michigan-based bluegrass group.
HORSESHOES AND HAND GRENADES Wisconsin-based old-time Americana outfit.

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.

Live Wire 5 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
WINTER WARM UP Featuring music from Mother Fore, Broken Windows, Astro Phantom, Cinnamon Kyle, The Social Engineers, Omnipresent and Ethereal Eclipse.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
A LIVE ONE Phish tribute act based in Austin, TX.

Sunday, January 24
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m.
MAMIE DAVIS Young local singer-songwriter influenced by grunge and folk.
SIMONE JEFFERS Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter.

The World Famous 10 p.m.
SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local noise-pop group.
WANDA Local indie band that’s equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar, with a sparkle of clarinet and synth.

Monday, January 25
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
BIG EYES Seattle-based punk rock trio.
NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi rock.
METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door).
GIVERS Eclectic, Lafayette, LA-based indie-pop band.
DOE PAORO Soulful, Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer-songwriter.

The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
BOB HAY & THE JOLLY BEGGARS Long-running local string band that plays the songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $15.
KAKI KING Virtuosic instrumental guitarist and multimedia artist.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Tuesday, January 26
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).
GRACE POTTER Soulful, bluesy singer-songwriter and Vermont native.
ELIZA HARDY JONES Electronic-based Philadelphia musician who began as a classically trained pianist.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
TWO’S DAY VISIONS Featuring Ricky Digits, Louie Larceny, SOHI, Chip McKenzie, Jesse Kennedy and Tom Visions.

I’ll definitely be at Ziggy Stardust Thurs and hope to be at Minglewood Mon. I’m not sure about the rest of the week but Kate Morrissey is a good bet on Fri.
Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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