Music This Week Jan 28th thru Feb 3rd

Hey there,
This will have to be a quicky. I thought I would gain some time with football season winding down but the good weather means I’m working outside all day. I even missed the AHRF meeting last week. I was outside working until 6:30 and the meeting started at 6. (Every Thurs at Nuci’s Space, y’all please come down and join us. BTW don’t forget to start working on the logo for this year’s festival).
FYI New Earth Music Hall is now called Live Wire.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 28
Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $22.50.
REBELUTION Rock and reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA.
KATCHAFIRE  New Zealand roots reggae band.

Live Wire (formerly New Earth Music Hall)  706-543-8283
Spill the Milk with Caroline Aiken, free!

Thursday, January 29
Etienne Brasserie 8:30 p.m. 706-850-8008
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m.
THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken worn, film, magic and a variety of other surprises. Matt “Pistol” Stoessel will be the special musical guest.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT.
ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES A psychedelic mixture of soul, blues and R&B from Birmingham, AL.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). 706-543-8283
ARVIN SCOTT Local award-winning world and jazz percussionist performs a solo set and a full-band set.
MARK MAXWELL & FRIENDS Guitarist and owner of Maxwell Sound Recording Studio leads a group of musicians.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set.
¡MOYUBA! Local Latin-flavored percussion ensemble.

Friday, January 30
Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $12.
THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.
TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group.
WEISSHUND Groovy rock group from Atlanta.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT.
ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves.
T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
BRETT HARRIS “Mid-fi” artist from North Carolina specializing in indie-pop.
FABULOUS BIRD Pete Alvanos, drummer for Elf Power, plays a “string-strangling” set.

Live Wire 9 p.m. 706-543-8283
THE DIRK QUINN BAND Philidelphia native funk-improv group influenced by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
IKE STUBBLEFIELD Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
THE MELLOWHAMMERS No information available.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962.

Saturday, January 31
Amici 11 p.m. $5. 706-353-0000
THE DANK BROTHERHOOD Members of the Funk Brotherhood and Dank Sinatra come together to celebrate the life of a fallen friend.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville, TN-based sloppy, lo-fi rock band with pop sensibilities.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.
THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.|

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
MIND BRAINS New local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities.
JOHN FERNANDES AND ALEC LIVADITIS Two local experimental musicians team up for a duo set.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).
JIM WHITE VS. THE PACKWAY HANDLE BAND The acclaimed local singer-songwriter and bluegrass ensemble team up. CD release party!
HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT.
ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves.
DYLAN LEBLANC Louisiana-based singer-songwriter steeped in the alt-country tradition.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.
THE CASTE OUTS Native Georgian indie rock group creates music laden with “psychedelic fuzz.”
REAGAN BARTON No info available.
ABE PARKER Singer-songwriter from Ohio.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

Sunday, February 1
ACC Library 3 p.m. FREE!
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

The World Famous Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002
JOHN FERNANDES AND FRIENDS The local experimental musician performs with a cast of collaborators.

Monday, February 2
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, February 3
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).
SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.
FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.
JOHN CALVIN ABNEY Alt-country singer-songwriter hailing from Oklahoma.
M. LOCKWOOD PORTER Folky songwriter from Berkeley, CA.

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.

I’m trying for Moyuba! on Thurs, Timi Conley on Fri, Dank Brotherhood on Sat and Blues Night on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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