Music This Week July 27th thru Aug 2nd

Hey there,
I’m still trying to catch up from my vacation. I have posted all the music I’ve recorded since I returned home, including the private 4th of July party as well as Camp Amped.
This week is one of my favorites, celebrating Jerry Garcia’s birthday. As always I need a clone to help catch it all. I’ll miss the Jerry Jam on Sat in Atlanta because I’ll be at Cosmic Charlie at the Foundry. I will be at Jerry Day in Atlanta at Terminal West on Sunday. It is an all day party with Cosmic Charlie headlining 8 bands and playing two sets. Check it out at:
I hope to start going through the 1600 pictures I took on vacation and will try to post some of them so y’all can see some of the amazing things I saw.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 27
The Foundry 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

The Foundry 8 p.m.
THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring John A. Swilley, Jeremy Duggins, Sean VanMeter, Eric Zock, Tre Powell and Mamie Davis.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

Thursday, July 28
The Foundry 7 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

Friday, July 29
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5.
CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Playing pop, funk and rock originals and covers.
MAMIE DAVIS AND THE BOYS Young local singer-songwriter influenced by grunge and folk.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
CAROLINE AIKEN BAND Aiken’s bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
MICHELLE MALONE Americana singer-songwriter who puts an honest and emotional spin on her music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.

Live Wire 9 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
BOOM-BAP AND BACKPACKS A new local hip hop showcase featuring Son-1, Scott Sutton and DJ Luke Highwalker; Blacknerdninja; Lingua Franca; Last Trip; and Emissary89

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE CHARLIE FOG BAND Celebrating 50 years of the Grateful Dead!

Saturday, July 30
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
GENERATIONS Local folk ensemble. (8 a.m.)
THE HOBOHEMIANS This acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion and more to perform roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s. (10 a.m.)

Creature Comforts Brewery 1 p.m.
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive fusion band with spaced-out grooves and synth-laden jams.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
JOE WILLEY AND THE MOVING MEN Folk music from the local songwriter and his band.
LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.
AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals. This is a release party for Pylon Live, a new two-LP set chronicling a 1983 performance.
F#CK TRUCK A tribute to Athens band Love Tractor, featuring that band’s Armistead Wellford.
THE SWIMMING POOL Q’S Legendary Atlanta/Athens new wave group that came up concurrently with the B-52s and Pylon.

The Foundry 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
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.

Sunday, July 31
The Foundry 4 p.m. FREE!
NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken interviews and introduces performers Ethan Crump and Eastville Belle.

Normaltown Hall 6 p.m. $15.
TOMMY STINSON The former Replacements and Guns N’ Roses bassist performs.
HANK SULLIVANT & KELLEY SWINDALL The Kuroma frontman and area folk musician team up.

Monday, August 1
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning “futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin’, bumpin’, grindin’ bass music.”

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, August 2
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.
PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio made up of members of Tedo Stone, Modern Skirts and Crooked Fingers.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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