Music This Week Jan 29th thru Feb 4th

Hey there,
Yesterday the world’s music community lost a shining light, Pete Seeger. He was 94 and still performing until a few years ago. He was a key figure in American folk music and was involved in the civil rights movement, pacifism and environmentalism. If you don’t know who he was I’m sure you recognise his music; Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, Turn! Turn! Turn!, and the one that inspired the naming of countless bongs, Puff The Magic Dragon. He will be missed. Peace and love Pete.
This week is a fairly light one for music so fortunately the snow shouldn’t impact too many shows.
I was out of town most of last week so the only show I caught was the Alzheimer’s Fest. I got home at 3:30 am Sun morning and recorded from noon until 9:30 pm. I wasn’t going to miss that show.  I hope to have it posted this week. My highlight was watching Fester Hagood’s baby getting excited and trying to snap her fingers while her daddy played.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 29
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

Thursday, January 30
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
ROBYN HITCHCOCK Known for fronting British art-rock band The Soft Boys, Hitchcock plays intricate, surrealist folk music.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
CARLA LEFEVER’S LOUNGE LIZARD GROVE JAM PARTY Local singer hosts an open full-grove jam. P.A., drums, bass rig, keyboards and guitar amps set up and ready to go. Please bring your guitars and sticks. Every Thursday!

Friday, January 31
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
FASTER CIRCUITS Local psych-pop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.
MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.
HOT FUDGE New project from psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason (Dark Meat, Dream Boat).

Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by fiddler Adam Poulin.

Green Room 9 p.m. $3.
ARPETRIO Electronic dance and trip-hop act from Knoxville, TN.
PRISMA Athens-based electro-jam band.

The Office Lounge 6 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.
The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m.
THE HANDS OF TIME Soul, funk, pop, R&B, Motown and classic old-school hits from the ’60s and ’70s that will get you out on the dance floor.

Pizza Hut 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0888 (Baxter Street location)
KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

Saturday, February 1
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
MADELINE Bell-voiced songwriter Madeline Adams plays endearing songs of smalltown loves, hopes and other assorted torments and joys

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE GRANFALLOONS Georgians playing sunny Americana with twangy guitars, the occasional accordion and lots of pop melodies.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
LEFTY HATHAWAY High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
EMILY JACKSON Self-taught folk singer-songwriter on the rise.

The World Famous 10 p.m. $5.
THE LANES Project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass playing powerpop in the vein of The Possibilities.
THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.
THE ESKIMOS Long-running local pop-rock band.

Sunday, February 2
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

Monday, February 3
Nowhere Bar 2nd Anniversary Party! 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, February 4
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $13.
DEAD CONFEDERATE With its moody, dark weaving of Southern rock and grunge, reverb-heavy local group Dead Confederate has ascended in popularity across the nation.
GRINGO STAR Atlanta-based indie rock quartet.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
KISS YOUR DARLING Playing Celtic and old-time music.

The Melting PointTerrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
MIPSO Fun folk and Americana from Chapel Hill, NC.
MARK CUNNINGHAM & THE NATIONALS Local songwriter Cunningham is backed by a group of talented musicians.

New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set of solo tunes. Every Tuesday!

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Michael Sessoms and Hill Roberts.

I am only sure of two shows this week. I will be at Kenosha Kid Thurs and Big C’s Blues Jam Mon. I will try for Zoso and Gimme Hendricks Wed. Fri I’ll try for Faster Circuts, Hot Fudge and/or Prisma. Sat I’ll try for Madeline and The Lanes depending on their schedules, possibly putting a recorder at Grandfalloons. I will also try for Dead Confederate on Tues.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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