I took a break from email last week and I missed some shows. The two I definitely would have been at were The Odd Trio opening the return of regularly scheduled shows at the new Hendershot’s and American Mannequins Sat at the Green Room. In case you don’t know Hendershot’s is now in the Bottleworks building. The new locale has plenty of free parking behind the building and a great layout. I know Seth will bring the same atmosphere of family and friends as well as great music. I just hope the new venue’s patrons will continue the tradition of respecting the musicians by listening to the music not talking over it.
On a very sad note, Nichole Mikko-Causby I talked about in earlier MTW emails, passed away on July 4th. Please join me in stending Melanie, Gary and the rest of the Causby family Strength, Healing and Love.
There is a lot of good music this week and also a lot of new bands. Please let me know about any I miss. I will check my emails this week.
Wednesday, July 17
Nowhere Bar Vintage Groove Wednesday. 10 p.m. FREE!
DWAYNE HOLLOWAY & FRIENDS Local percussionist leads a jam sesh.
O ATHENS WHERE ART THOU A weekly bluegrass revue led by guitarist Bo Hembree and featuring various guests.
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
CANNERY ROW Country-rock with pop and R&B influences.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots folk duo featuring members of The Humms.
THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.
WHOLLY TRIO New group featuring Carl Lindberg, Jeremy Roberts and Nic Wiles.
THE BARLETTAS Local group plays cheeky, ’60s-influenced rock with harmonies and honky-tonk overtones.
MAX EVE Experimental solo musician from Atlanta.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
EFREN The local roots-rock band returned recently with new tunes and new members.
DANGFLY! Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
SWEET KNIEVEL This four-piece jam band plays a variety of musical styles ranging from melodic, psychedelic rock to funk and beyond.
BEAUTY AND THE BEARD Kelly Hoyle Fuller and Ty Manning I believe.
FREE MOUNTAIN Local hard-rock supergroup featuring members of Hayride and The HEAP
THE HONEY SLIDERS Steve Hunter, Ivey Hughes and Larry Acquaviva play rock and roll influenced by The Stooges, Black Sabbath, Sonic Youth and The White Stripes.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
BLUEBILLY GRIT Local 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Band winners perform originals and some surprising covers.
STOKESWOOD A mellow, modern alt-rock band from Atlanta that experiments a bit with atmospheric sounds.
JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers.
BORDERHOP FIVE Local bluegrass band.
Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m. FREE! (donations welcome). www.nuci.org
CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Session 2 of Camp Amped concludes with eight bands of young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp.
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.
NATE CURRIN Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.
JOHN FRENCH & THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French’s sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.
THE HIGHER CHOIR Homegrown Southern roots-rock inspired by the likes of The Black Crowes and Drive-By Truckers.
SCOTT LOW Efren frontman plays a solo set.
SEAN ARINGTON Local indie band. (8 a.m.)
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Banjos from outer space. (10 a.m.)
Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 8 p.m. FREE!
HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.
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, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor.
POLLY PRY Folk duo from Baton Rouge, LA.
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 Holly Belle, Adam Klein and Kira Annalise.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND New local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.
CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens’ finest country music!
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Banjos from outer space.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,