Music This Week Jan 7th thru Jan 13th

Hey there,
WOW!!! They saved the best for last. The Revivalists at GA Theatre NYE was the best show of the year. Two hours of non-stop high energy music for a sold out audience that seemed to know and sang every word of every song. Rarely do you see a show where everyone was so in tune with the band. Even better was watching the band having as much fun as we did. I was so proud to be from Athens. Larkin Poe opened with a fantastic  set. They were followed by AJ Ghent who really cranked up the energy on his 8-string guitar. Even David Shaw from The Revivalists said he couldn’t get AJ’s Purple Rain out of his head. It is posted, check it out. Ralph Roddenbery’s show was killer, he needs to come to Athens more often. His show is also posted. Big C’s Blues Jam last night was epic, I should have it posted later tonight.
With school starting and everyone regrouping from New Year’s blowout, it is a light schedule of music but still some real good shows. My best bets for this week are The Other Brothers Band on Wed. (Didn’t get tickets to see Gregg Allman, don’t fret, these guys will make you think Gregg, Warren and the rest are there). Also check out Kenosha Kid on Fri.I also have a good feeling about Runaway Gin on Sat. (About time for a Phish tribute band).
I’m starting to experience football withdrawals.
On a sad note the GA Bar, Green Room and New Earth Music Hall all closed their doors.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 7
The Foundry  7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
GLEN PHILLIPS Former frontman of alt-rock mainstays Toad the Wet Sprocket performs solo.
NATALIA ZUKERMAN Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com
GREGG ALLMAN Legendary member of the Allman Brothers Band plays a two night run.
AMANDA SHIRES Americana singer-songwriter and violinist.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE OTHER BROTHERS BAND Allman Brothers tribute band from Athens and Statesboro.

Thursday, January 8
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com
THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band does a tribute to Kool & The Gang.
GRAVY Smooth New Orleans prog-funk band named after flavorful liquid.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Funkadelic and more.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

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 9
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL gaining national attention.
SEMICIRCLE Lush, captivating folk-rock project of Reptar’s Andrew McFarland and Ryan Engelberger.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton.

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

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.

Saturday, January 10
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com
KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.
THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.
THE SILVER COMET Alt-rock group from Fayetteville, GA.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $7 (w/ student ID), $10. www.40watt.com
WILLIE ZIAVINO AND THE C.O.T. BAND Atlanta group playing a fusion of trova, jazz and Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms.
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.
DJ DANCE PARTY Playing a mix of pop, salsa, swing and tango music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor.
RYNE MEADOW Local singer-songwriter.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. $5. www.hiloathens.com
ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.
LILLY HIATT Americana singer from Nashville, TN.
HANNAH ALDRIDGE Muscle Shoals, AL-based Americana singer-songwriter.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
RUNAWAY GIN Phish tribute band.

Monday, January 12
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. Album release show!
SHADE Local three-piece skews stoner riffs by sleight-of-hand over oceans of confusion. Frontwoman Phelan LaVelle throttles through dark, unlearned outsider jazz.
CONCORD AMERICA Slightly out-of-control Atlanta-based band that touches on punk and garage.
CHIEF SCOUT Bracing local psych-rock band led by songwriter Trey Rosenkampff.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, January 13
Live Wire MYRIAD Tuesdays. 9 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall.com
MYRIAD HOUSE BAND Members of Partial Cinema, Monsoon and Saturn Valley lead an opemuin jam session.

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.

I know I’ll be at The Other Brothers Band on Wed. I’m sure I’ll be at Kenosha Kid on Fri. I’m pretty sure I’ll be at Runaway Gin on Sat.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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