Music This Week July 16th thru July 22nd

Hey there,
AT&T finally got my Internet going again after working on the lines for about 4 hours. A good thing, I was starting to go into withdrawals after 4 days without it. Funny, I didn’t miss it during the 4 day parties.
This week we have the Athens Nurses Clinic Benefit, the Wildwood Revival Festival and one of my favorites, Camp Amped at Nuçi’s Space.
Good news, you get another chance to hear Andrew Gialanella play for free at Nowhere this Fri. It would be nice if you hit the tip jug, he broke a string on the last song at Blues Jam. BTW it is always nice to hit the tip jug as often as possible, maybe we can stop the tide of musicians leaving Athens.
Here is a link to an excellent interview with my friend Killick Hinds from the Prepared Guitar blog in Spain. Fantastic photos, artwork and music.  I highly recommend checking it out.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 16
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Thursday, July 17
DePalma’s Italian Cafe
7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)
THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes. Every Thursday in July!

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
CLAY LEVERETT & FRIENDS Some of Athens’ finest country music!

Green Room 9 p.m.
BLAKE RAINEY AND HIS DEMONS Atlanta-based, Americana-tinged rock and roll band. Album release show!
MARCH The new group led by songwriter Dodd Ferrelle and featuring Marcus Thompson, Tim Adams, Taylor Sproull and Adam Poulin.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local Latin jazz bassist leads his new trio.

Terrapin Beer Co. Tomatoes at Terrapin Athens Nurses Clinic Benefit. 5:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $24 (door).
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
WILDCATS Long-running local blues group.
SUPERGROUP MEGABAND A collaboration between several local musicians.

Friday, July 18
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).
BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to various vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage. Tonight, they will be performing The Legend of Zelda.
LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash and more eclectic influences for a high-energy and highly entertaining live show. Record release show!
THE POWDER ROOM Local heavyweight trio of Gene Woolfolk, Aaron Sims and Bubba McDonald playing noisy “ramp-rock.”

Iron Factory 11 p.m. 706-395-6877
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ANDREW GIALANELLA AND FRIENDS Local jazz musician leads a group of likeminded players.

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

Saturday, July 19
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
NICK BRADFIELD AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter performs with help from some collaborators. (8 a.m.)
TOMMY JORDAN Longtime local musician performs a solo set of folk. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing grunge-influenced, energetic and heartfelt tunes.
TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group.
PARTIAL CINEMA Formally known as Talkingto, this local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving.

Cloverleaf Farm 2 p.m. $38.
WILDWOOD REVIVAL A unique, one-day festival celebrating music and Southern culture where guests can get off the grid. Featuring music from The Whigs, The Whiskey Gentry, JP Harris and the Tough Choices, Rolling Nowhere, The Deslondes and Banditos.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $20.
NIGHTMARES ON WAX Legendary and innovative UK trip-hop producer.
MURK DADDY FLEX Laid-back, sample-driven, old-school hip-hop beats from Terence Chiyezhan.

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

Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. FREE!
CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Session 2 of Camp Amped concludes with bands of young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp.

Sunday, July 20
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Experimental Night. 8 p.m. $5.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.
QUIET EVENINGS Winterville’s Grant and Rachel Evans blend modern classical, neo-kosmische, electroacoustic, field recordings and sound art that is at times somber and elegiac, while at others soaring and celebratory.
SPARKLING WIDE PRESSURE Tennessee’s Frank Baugh plays calm, soothing, mostly guitar-based music, often based on dreamy explorations and improvisations.

The World Famous 8 p.m.
DEAD FINGERS Birmingham, AL-based husband-and-wife duo of Taylor Hollingsworth (Conor Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band) and Kate Taylor.

Monday, July 21
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
CONNOR CHRISTIAN Singer-songwriter from Atlanta playing a solo set seperate from his “Southern Gothic” bandmates.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local musician and Saint Francis drummer leads a jam session.

Tuesday, July 22
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood 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 plan to go to Andrew G’s show on Fri. Of course I’ll be at Nuçi’s Space for Camp Amped on Sat. I might go to Experimental Night on Sun. and I hope to catch Betsy Franck on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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