Music This Week July 29th thru Aug 4th

Hey there,
Sorry this is late and it will be a quickie. One reason it is late is Go Daddy lost an entire server farm this morning and I couldn’t log in to post it. Probably the Chinese hacking everything. It seems like server crashes are now the norm. I wonder what is really behind the “Free update to Windows 10”. Microsoft never gives anything away for free, I suspect the government is paying MS to make everyone upgrade to shore up security knowing we would never do it unless it was free.
The good news is The Revivalists were incredible in Gainesville and Jacksonville.
The bad news is they asked me not to post their shows as they played so much of their new album they were worried it might hurt their album sales.
Check out the latest posts on my web site later today, I should have a lot of the Orange Blossom jamboree posted. I still am not halfway finished with the festival but there are some fantastic shows. Bath Salts Zombies, Cope, SPORE, The Lee Boys are just a few that come to mind.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 29
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and ’40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies.

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 a Miles Davis tribute.

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

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m.
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning laid-back tunes.

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 30
Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $5.
THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken word, film, magic and a variety of other surprises.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. FREE!
SLOPFEST The first night of the four-night festival, featuring Blue Tower, The Rodney Kings, Shehehe, Twinki and DJ Mahogany.

Friday, July 31
The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).
PHIL AND THE BLANKS This local band, a luminary on Athens’ 1970s scene, returns once again for a night of rock and roll.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m. $5 (door), FREE! (w/ wristband).
SLOPFEST The second night of the four-night festival, featuring Ye Olde Sub Shoppe, Flight Mode USA, Linda, Mouth, Harsh Words, Little Gold, Bathrooms, Bodyfather, Blunt Bangs, Deep State, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and DJs Lord Bitter and Lozo.

Saturday, August 1
The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m.
HAWAII DAWG-O A benefit for the GRACE Fund at UGA’s Vet College, featuring music from the Sonic Groove Band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE LUBBERS Beatles tribute act featuring Kevin Lane, Jay Gonzalez, Chris Grehan and Matt Lane.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. 706-395-6877
TIMI CONLEY & FRIENDS Wild pop spurs from the edgy monsterbrain of this local musician.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m. $5 (door), FREE! (w/ wristband).
SLOPFEST Night three of the four-night festival, featuring Forces, All-City Cannonballers, Hunger Anthem, Waitress, Crunchy, Seagulls, Donny Knottsville, Vincas, Faux Ferocious, The Powder Room, Motherfucker and DJ Reindeer Games.

Sunday, August 2
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before. This is a special set in honor of Jerry Garcia’s birthday.

Hi-Lo Lounge 7 p.m. $5 (door), FREE! (w/ wristband).
SLOPFEST Night four of the four-night festival, featuring Christopher Without His Liver, The Emileigh Ireland Band, The Cryptides, Maximum Busy Muscle and DJ Nate from Wuxtry.

Monday, August 3
Creature Comforts Brewery Industry Night. 5:30 p.m. FREE (service industry workers),$12
DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental rock.
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.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.
SOVIA TALVIK Swedish neo-folk singer-songwriter.

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 4
The Foundry Tailgate Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
ACOUSTIC IN THE ROUND Featuring music from Brian Burke, Todd Cowart, Hannah Aldridge and Matt Woods.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented jam-rock band from Statesboro, GA.

I will be at my Don’t Miss show, Cosmic Charlie on Sunday and should be at both Orange Constant and Big C’s Blues Jam on Monday.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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