Music This Week July 23rd thru July 29th

Hey there,
Once again I was blown away with the poise and talent of the kids at Camp Amped at Nuçi’s Space last Sat. Keep checking Youtube, it was recorded and you really should see it to believe how young the kids are. I have posted the show on the web site. I also posted Andrew Gialanella and Friends as well as Blues Jam with Big C.
We have two festivals this week I highly recommend. SKYFest at Nowhere Bar and Slopfest at Little Kings.
I’m bummed I was tied up and couldn’t get into town to record Mason’s Jazz Funk Jam. It was the last show in Athens for the incredible bassist Drew Hart. I’m sure you will hear more from him in the near future.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 23

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7 (single), $10 (couple).
CAROLINE AIKEN AND CATCH A C.A.B. One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

Thursday, July 24
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.

Green Room 9 p.m.
BOBBY BARE JR.’S YOUNG CRIMINALS STARVATION LEAGUE Nashville-based artist and the son of country musician Bobby Bare leads his soulful rock band.
CARTER KING & THOMAS JOHNSON Members of alt-country hotshots Futurebirds perform a duo set.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m.

SLOPFEST Night one of the three-night festival, featuring Monkeygrass Jug Band, Small Beige Girl, Boycycle, The Hugs, Louie Larceny and Shehehe. Plus, magic courtesy of Jeff Morris.

Nowhere Bar SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.
JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, July 25
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5.
THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves.
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Intensely patriotic country band from Albany, GA.
KAITLYN BAKER Up-and-coming country artist raised in West Virginia coal-mining culture.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m.
SLOPFEST Night two of the three-night festival, featuring Forces, Early Disclaimers, Helen Scott, Good Grief, Seagulls, Eureka California, Deep State, The Fuzzlers, Little Gold, Faux Ferocious, The Rodney Kings and DJ Lozo/DJ Lord Bitter.

New Earth Athens 9 p.m. $5.
THE HORNITZ Using human beatbox, horns, keyboards and modern live-looping equipment, this Boston-based band forms large walls of sound and high-energy dance parties.

Nowhere Bar SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SWEET KNIEVEL This four-piece jam band plays a variety of musical styles ranging from melodic psychedelic rock to funk and beyond.
TIMI CONLEY EXTRA WIDE New duo led by the former Fuzzy Sprouts frontman.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-549-0840
THE HANDS OF TIME Soul, funk, pop, R&B, Motown and classic old-school hits from the ’60s and ’70s that will get you out on the dance floor.

Saturday, July 26
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
ALINA CELESTE Folk-inspired children’s music. (8 a.m.)
CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi’s Space’s group of future rock stars. (10 a.m.)

Bootleggers Country & Western Bar 9 p.m.
CARLA LE FEVER AND THRILL OF THE CHASE Performing rock covers and originals.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
$MALL-C One man band specializing in hip-hop drum beats.
THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.
VERSATYLE THA WILDCHYLD The local MC and leader of the Wild Wolf Pack performs.
ELITE THA SHOWSTOPPA The head of local hip-hop/funk group Showtime performs.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis. Album release show!
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

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.

Green Room 9 p.m.
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.
DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m.
SLOPFEST Night three of the three-night festival, featuring Nate and the Nightmares, The Trespasser, Double Ferrari, Monsoon, Maximum Busy Muscle, Muuy Biien, Motherfucker, Vincas, The Powder Room, Bambara, Cinemechanica and DJ Z-Dog.

Nowhere Bar SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BETSY FRANCK BAND Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.

Monday, July 28
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs.
MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays “songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular ‘country and western’ musical style.”

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
PICKIN’ WITH ADAM POULIN & HOLLY BELLE The local fiddler and singer-songwriter lead a jam session with the help of various guests.

Tuesday, July 29
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 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 am already booked Wed. but will try to make time to catch Caroline Aiken. I plan on going to SKYFest at least Fri and maybe Sat. Mon I’m trying to catch Adam and Holly.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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