Music This Week Jan 21st thru Jan 27th

Hey there,
I caught a miracle last Fri, a friend gave me a ticket for the sold out Lettuce show. Great show, topped off by Lingo at Nowhere Bar. Both shows are posted, there was a real moment of magic at the end of the Lingo set, I highly recommend checking it out.
I’m finished posting Bear Creek and Hulaween and have a good start on Purple Hatter’s Ball. Magnolia Fest is next.
With the fantastic weather, I’m working outside so I won’t be posting as much as last week.I’ve a real bad case of spring fever!
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival will return to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida on a new weekend, moving to October 1 – 4, 2015.
Reminder: 37th Athens Human Rights Festival planning committee will be meeting at Nuci’s Space 6 pm Thurs. Jan 22nd. Y’all please stop by, all are welcome.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 21
New Earth Athens 7-9 p.m.
Open Mike hosted by Caroline Aiken. One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters.

Terrapin Beer Co.5:30 p.m. FREE!
REDLEG HUSKY Bluesy Americana group from Boone, NC.

Thursday, January 22
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
NIFTY EARTH Local downtempo electronic outfit.
SPACE MAMA Local jam-rock group with blues undertones.
DISCO ASTRONAUTS Local funk-jam band.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
MONROE CROSSING Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, gospel and heartfelt originals.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
EARPHUNK New Orleans based act combining soul, funk and jam music.
PROBCAUSE Dubstep and hip hop artist.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
COLIN MANKO TRIO Local force Colin Manko is joined by Phillip Mayer (Kishi Bashi) and Mike Beshara (Indie Killed the Pop Star) for a set of jazz.

Hi-Lo Lounge 8 p.m. FREE!
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll.
COYOTES IN BOXES Nashville-based, West Virginia-born folk-pop group.
GOODWOLF Infectious power-pop from Morgantown, WV that recalls a blend of Guided By Voices and Lemonheads.

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

Friday, January 23
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound. Album release show! See story on p. 13.
NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.
ART CONTEST Math-rock band from South Carolina.
MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.
SMALL BEIGE GIRL Local punk rock band.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv), $13 (door).
THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS This Louisiana supergroup features members of the Neville Brothers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Outformation and more.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.
THE HONEYCUTTERS Americana act from Asheville, NC.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.
BOOK CLUB Atlanta country-folk five piece specializing in “downhome Americana” tunes and haunting vocals.
THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Saturday, January 24
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.
TOWN MOUNTAIN Acclaimed traditional bluegrass group from Asheville, NC.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
VIC VARNEY Local legend credited with the explosion of alternative rock in Athens during the ’70s.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the ’60s,’70s,’80s and ’90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

Sunday, January 25
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
BOB HAY & THE JOLLY BEGGARS Long-running local string band that plays the songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Monday, January 26
The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $12 (adv.) $15 (door).
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD Southern jam-rock group featuring Cyril Neville and Devon Allman.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
WORKINGMAN’S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead. Hosted by Bo Hembree.

Tuesday, January 27
The Foundry 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
CHASE THOMAS BAND Hard-hitting country infused with a healthy dose of outlaw Southern rock.
J.C. BRIDWELL Country-rock musician from Cumming, GA.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 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.

Highlights for me this week are Earphunk,Snap!, Old Skool Trio, New Orleans Suspects, Royal Southern Brotherhood and Workingman’s Mon. Bummed I missed Mason’s  Jazz Funk Jam last Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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