Music This Week July 1st thru July 7th

Hey there,
I’m bummed I missed AthFest. I trusted y’all to step up and have a fantastic time for me. I hope y’all didn’t let me down. If anyone has recordings you would like posted let me know.
I was at an out of town party and did my best to have as much and cause as much fun as possible. I must have been successful as I have been invited to next year’s party and the big party coming up later this year. I had a fantastic time with some truly wonderful people and incredible musicians. The music went until around 2 am Mon morning. I returned to Athens last night.
Some clarification regarding theĀ  Fri Sept 18th AHRF fundraiser at Terrapin Beer Co. I am putting this fundraiser on myself as the AHRF committee closes after the festival and doesn’t start again until after the 1st of next year. The main thing is that this is not a play your way on stage fundraiser You are only playing to help me out with the fundraiser. That and the satisfaction that comes from doing something to help others. I have heard from several bands but haven’t responded to any as I wanted to make this clarification. Please resubmit your band info if you are still interested. Also if any of you were thinking about joining the AHRF committee it would be a great time to come down and talk.
I hope y’all have a safe and happy 4th. Happy Birthday Momma!

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 1
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).
DESTRUCTION UNIT Psychedelic punk band hailing from Arizona.
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.
DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental rock.
PINECONES Atlanta/Athens-based rock band that touches on flailing, melodic grunge and urgent post-punk.

Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
LOUISE WARREN Singer-songwriter with a rich musical background, born and raised in Georgia.

Georgia Theatre Wax on Wednesdays. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
THE CYNICS Pittsburgh-based fuzz-rock band fronted by legendary scene figure Gregg Kostelich
DJ KURT WOOD DJing ’50s and ’60s soul and garage and ’70s and ’80s punk and new wave.
DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning rare and classic soul/R&B/garage/British Invasion and other tasty ’60s sounds.

Locos Grill & Pub 7 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)
THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

Thursday, July 2
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Old Skool Thursdays. 8 p.m.
PAULA ABDULA THE BUTCHER Seth Hendershot (Old Skool Trio) teams up with Atlanta guitarist Nick Johnson (Randall Bramblett Band) and Atlanta bassist Aaron Trubic (Electromatics) for jazz and funk standards.

Friday, July 3
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.

The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. $5.
TAMARRON Psychedelic rock band from Austin, TX.
DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.
JOCK GANG New local noise-pop group featuring former members of
k i d s.

Saturday, July 4
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)
WASTED ON THE WAYSIDE Athens-based Americana trio. (10 a.m.)

The Foundry 2 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).
CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL The roots music happening returns for a seventh year. Featuring Dom Flemons, Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, Norma Rae, North Georgia Bluegrass Band, Adam Klein & the Wild Fires, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum and Cortez Garza

Georgia Square Mall 4 p.m. FREE!
ATHENS CELEBRATES AMERICA! Before the fireworks, enjoy music from The Splitz Band, Shawn Wilcox Band, Classic Reunion Band and Zenith Blue

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

Monday, July 6
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, July 7
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $2.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.
VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

I hope to catch Abdula The Butcher on Thurs and Big C’s Blues on Mon. I will be spending most of my time working on the backlog of 10 festivals this year and 3 still incomplete from last year.

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