Music This Week Jan 8th thru Jan 14th

Hey there,
I hope everyone has a fantastic new year, far better than the last one.Mine didn’t start out great, both the Dawgs and my GB Packers lost. Although I’m sad the football season is drawing to a close, music festival season starts next month. I already have tickets for AURA in Feb, Springfest in Mar, Wanee in Apr, 36th Human Rights Fest as well as Purple Hatter’s Ball in May, AthFest in June and Lockn’ in Sept.I don’t have tickets yet but will be back for Hulaween (String Cheese Incident liked Suwanee Music Park so much they will be back there for Hulaween at least two more years) and of course my favorite Bear Creek in Nov.
The really good news is I met Joshua Kaster at Hulaween. Out of all the people telling me they would like to help with my web site, Joshua actually is helping. He has already split and tagged Larry & Jenny Keel and the first 3 String Cheese Incident shows from Hulaween. Thank you so much for your help Joshua. Check out his work:
My favorites from last week were the Garbage Island and tribute show for Craig Lieske and Patton/Nelson Duet.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 8
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE FRITZ Jammy rock band from Asheville, NC.

Thursday, January 9
Green Room 9 p.m. $5.
LINGO Jam band featuring heavy guitar melodies, African and Latin grooves, old-school funk and fusion jazz.
BUBONIK FUNK Funky, soulful rock band from Charlotte, NC.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
JAZZ JAM Some of Athens’ most talented jazz musicians will get together to make America’s music at this happening. Bring your sax and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. $13 (adv.), $18 (door).
KEVN KINNEY The Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ frontman performs a set of his solo material.
CHUCK MEAD The creative force behind the critically acclaimed alt-country outfit BR549 performs a solo set.
ANGIE APARO Accomplished singer and performer who has appeared onstage and on record with many big names, including Tim McGraw and Matchbox 20.
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
CARLA LE FEVER’S LOUNGE LIZARD JAM PARTY Local singer hosts an open full-rock 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 10
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
DON CHAMBERS This local favorite’s whiskey-soaked bootstomps capture a certain dusty closing-time chic, though he has recently opted for a more minimal, pastoral sound.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes. This show will also feature magician Jeff Morris.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15 (door), $20 (two-day pass).
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.

Green Room 9 p.m. $5.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
THE KINKY APHRODISIACS Southern progressive rock trio.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
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: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.

The Melting Point 7:30 p.m. $10.
LERA LYNN & HER BAND Former Athenian turned Nashville resident playing country-influenced music with distinctive, sultry vocals.
JOHN FRENCH & THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French’s sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.
JOSH PERKINS Long-running local folk-rocker.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
DOMINO EFFECT Multifaceted reggae, dub, funk and fusion quartet from Savannah.

Pizza Hut 8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0888 (Baxter Street location)
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.

Saturday, January 11
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15 (door), $20 (two-day pass).
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.) $13 (door).
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran record producer John Keane in the spring of 2010, featuring a supergroup of talented Athens musicians including Dodd Ferrelle, Rachel O’Neal, Tom Ryan, Deane Quinter, Tim White and Scott Sanders.

Sunday, January 12
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar8 p.m.
WAYFARER STATE Trey Yip travels the world playing narrative-driven folk and blues tunes.
ALEX VUCELICH Singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.
ZACH SCHMIDT Americana songwriter from Nashville via Pittsburgh, PA.

Monday, January 13
The Melting Point On the Pavilion. 8 p.m. FREE!
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month, the event will feature Appalachian Rhythm  doing fiddle songs and ballads; harmony singing, banjos and percussion from Manmade Mountains; and old-time jazz from The Dixieland 5. Susan Staley opens and hosts

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ADAM POULIN & FRIENDS The local fiddler leads a groove session with the help of various guests.

Tuesday, January 14
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.

TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

I’m going to try to make it to Lingo on Thurs. I really enjoyed their set at AURA last Feb. I will try to make Lazy Locomotive on Fri and depending on schedules Domino Effect. I’m not sure of anything else except The HOOT! on Mon is a definite. I hope that the weather is a lot warmer or they have it inside and not on the Pavilion as advertised.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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