Music This Week July 22nd thru July 28th

Hey there,
I still need to clone myself. One of my favorite fests is SkyFest which is this weekend. I will be in FL for the Revivalists at Gainesville and then in Jacksonville the next day. I’ll stay in FL until Roosevelt Collier’s Jam at Suwanee Music Park. I’d love it if anyone records Skyfest, I’ll be glad to post it on my site.
I have really been cranking out the postings and have most of AURA, Springfest and Wanee posted. Check them out, there are some incredible musicians and shows in those festivals.
My favorites from last week were Kenosha Kid and Camp Amped, both are posted. My favorites from the week before were Jonathan Brill and Muscle Shoals Monday. I haven’t posted them yet but they are at the top of the queue as is Orange Blossom Jamboree.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 22
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Athens rock fixture Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele.

The Foundry 7 p.m. $5.
SUMMER JAZZ JUBILEE Hosts Mary Sigalas and Colin Manko celebrate a different jazz subgenre each week, with special guests and a post-show open jazz jam. This week is gypsy jazz night.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist.

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 23
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.
NICHE Four-piece rock band from Savannah.
VOLT New local heavy duo.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8:30 p.m. $5.
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.
BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.
GROUP STRETCHING New local post-pop project featuring members of New Wives and Mothers.

Sandy Creek Park Sounds of Summer. 6 p.m. $5. 706-613-3631
SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

Friday, July 24
Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. FREE!
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboy-country band.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
FOE DESTROYER Prog-rock group featuring Snarky Puppy’s Chris McQueen.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice. This is her “farewell to Athens” show. She’ll be joined by Michael Lesousky and John Swilley.
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll.

Nowhere Bar SkyFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.
CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local blues ensemble.
TREY BOYER BAND Nashville-based country/Americana outfit.

Saturday, July 25
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
ALINA CELESTE Folk-inspired children’s music. (8 a.m.)
JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Athens rock fixture Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
LIVE WELL Local band with “a great live show that you’ll just have to come experience to properly appreciate.”
GOLDEN EELS New local project from eccentric pop songwriter Neil Golden. CD release show!
STILL, SMALL VOICE AND THE JOYFUL NOISE Long-running local rock band led by songwriter Chip McKenzie.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
KATIEE Brooklyn, NY-based project featuring former members of Dark Meat.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
THE BITTEROOTS Jammy rock group from Decatur.
SAINT FRANCIS BAND Local roots-rock band led by songwriter Scott Baston. This is a special acoustic trio show.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies as well as classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Steve Earle.

Nowhere Bar SkyFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer backed by a rockin’ homegrown Georgia band.
LIQUID DYNAMITE New group featuring Dwayne Holloway.

Tuesday, July 28
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.
NOMADIC Electronic-tinged jam-rock band from Boone, NC.

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 see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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