Music This Week July 24th thru July 30th

Hey there,
I thought I’d start something new, my highlights of the last week. My favorites were Lazy Locomotive for a great show closing Farm 255 and Stokeswood was also a great high energy show. The most fun show was Camp Amped, hot sweaty and buzzing with energy from 11 to 17 year old musicians. When is the last time you heard an ocarina? Check out Loop Dog. I also captured a rare recording of Dan Nettles singing Yellow Brick Road in the finale. Then there was seeing Kelly beaming after Ty asked her to marry him while onstage at the 40 Watt.
My personal high was when I finally got to listen to Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band at Aura. Check out track 9 in it the bass player asked me to help him over the security fence into the audience. He then has us send energy out into the universe. I was next to him and we were the focal point of that energy. The rush was amazing, I tingled from it for hours after it happened. When I heard the recording of that for the first time I felt the same rush!
I can’t wait to see what this week will bring.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 24
Nowhere Bar Vintage Groove Wednesday. 10 p.m. FREE!
DWAYNE HOLLOWAY & FRIENDS Local percussionist leads a jam sesh.
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
O ATHENS WHERE ART THOU A weekly bluegrass revue led by guitarist Bo Hembree and featuring various guests.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton.
DJ MARIE powerkompany’s Marie Davon becomes Marie Antoinette, lost in the world of new wave and darkwave hits and accompanied by her handsome assistants. Let them eat cake!
Thursday, July 25
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. FREE!
SLOPFEST Night one, featuring Forces, Slaw & Order, Small Beige Girl, Daffodil, Pale Prophet and The Powder Room.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8. www.meltingpointathens.com
PHILIPPE BERTAUD AND SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar masters team up for a night of great music.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.
Friday, July 26
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m. $5 ($8 for Fri./Sat. wristband).
SLOPFEST Night two, featuring The Barlettas (7 p.m.), k i d s (7:30 p.m.), Tideland (8:30 p.m.), Opposable Thumbs (9 p.m.), The Lovey Dovies (8 p.m.), Monsoon (9:30 p.m.), The Fuzzlers (12 a.m.), Eureka California (10 p.m.), Wade Boggs (11:30 p.m.), Little Gold (11 p.m.), Grape Soda (10:30 p.m.), The Rodney Kings (12:30 a.m.), DJ Lord Bitter and DJ Lozo.
The World Famous 11 p.m. FREE!
KARBOMB High-speed local punk band.
SHEHEHE Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.
Saturday, July 27
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
NICK WAGNER No info available.
PIPES YOU SEE, PIPES YOU DON’T Pete Erchick (Olivia Tremor Control) plays gorgeous psych-pop.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m. $5.
SLOPFEST Night three, featuring El Hollin (7 p.m.), Dog Breath (7:30 p.m.), Southern Femisphere (8 p.m.), Kill Kill Buffalo (8:30 p.m.), Vespolina (9 p.m.), Taterzandra (9:30 p.m.), Shepherds (10:30 p.m.), Burnt Books (10 p.m.), Motherfucker (11 p.m.), Muuy Biien (11:30 p.m.), Lazer/Wulf (12 a.m.) and DJ Mahogany.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
STREET RHYTHM & RHYME Local jam band fronted by guitarist Sam Burchfield.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
MUDDY GUY Group from Thomaston, GA that “pushes open-mindedness and acceptance while playing a twisted mutation of blues and alternative rock.”
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from ’60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants. (8 a.m.)
CARL LINDBERG & FRIENDS Beloved local latin-jazz bassist performs a mix of standards and originals. (10 a.m.)
Monday, July 29
The World Famous 8 p.m. FREE! www.theworldfamousathens.com
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.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6–8 p.m. FREE!
DAVELL CRAWFORD The “Piano Prince of New Orleans” performs during Community Connection’s 30th anniversary celebration featuring gumbo, king cake, cocktails and more.
Tuesday, July 30
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 Matt Hudgins, The Deadfields and Granville Automatic.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.
ORANGE TWIN FAMILY BAND Various members of the long-running local collective perform.
The only thing I am certain of is my Don’t Miss of the week, Cosmic Charlie. I will definitely be there Fri. Tonight I’ll probably be at the Confessional. Wed I’ll bounce between GATH rooftop, Nowhere and Green Rom. Thurs if I’m in townI’ll be between Slopfest and Albatross. Sat I’ll probably still be recovering from Cosmic Charlie but if I’m in town definitely Lazy Locomotive. Mon is Davell Crawford then Kenosha Kid. Tues probably the Confessional.
A quick update, this one is not my fault, Flagpole didn’t have this in their online listing. I saw it while checking on Cosmic Charlie start time.
Randall Bramblett & Ike Stubbliefield’s Funky Soul Summit @ GATH
Thurs Jul 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM  $10
I did miss listing Tealvox, Claire Campbell, and the Honey Sliders shows on Fri and Universal Sigh on Sat due to space in email.
I also didn’t tell y’all about last night. I stopped by Nowhere and I saw Sam Bellflower. She saw my AURA t-shirt and immediately tells me about seeing Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band there and that she had a great photo of the magical moment I told you about in today’s email. She didn’t even know I was at that show much less in the center of it. Strange things seem to be normal for me. I’ll pass along the photo when I get it from her.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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