Music This Week July 2nd thru July 8th

Hey there,
I’m glad I’ve kept flexible. I sometimes have to turn on a dime. I was planning on attending and recording Mike Strickland’s going away party last Fri. Around 10 am Fri morning I got a call confirming everything was go for me to attend a very private 4 day party in the mountains. I was packed and on the road by 3:30. I got back around dark last night. Today I’ll unpack and dry out the camping equipment then tomorrow I’ll resupply and repack for another 4 day party starting Thus. At least my life isn’t boring.
I hope y’all have a safe and fantastic 4th!!!
BTW I forgot to give a shout out to George at Nowhere Bar for all the upgrades to the PA system, it sounds great.
Finally, a save the date; Aug 29th. The Fri before our first home football game (Clemson) we’ll have a fundraiser for the upcoming 37th AHRF. I haven’t nailed down everything, like a band etc. but I have set up that day with Terrapin Beer Co. so please plan on coming out. We had around 1000 people at each of the last two fundraisers I set up at Terrapin so lets set another record this year.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 2
Creature Comforts Brewery 5:30 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
ANTOON, JP AND JOHNNY New trio from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.

Green Room 9 p.m. $5.
PATTERN IS MOVEMENT Philadelphia-based duo of Andrew Thiboldeaux and Christopher Ward, playing soulful, genre-defying music.
FASTER CIRCUITS Local psych-pop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.

Thursday, July 3
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a “mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics.” The band is celebrating 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.
DOYLE WILLIAMS The former Rehab guitarist plays a set of solo songs.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

Green Room 9 p.m.
THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.
A.O. DONOVAN Fuzzed out blues rock artist.
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. $5.
THE GEORGIA HEALERS Athens’ premier blues band for 25 years!

Friday, July 4
Georgia Square Mall 2 p.m. FREE!
ATHENS CELEBRATES AMERICA! Before the fireworks, enjoy music from Casper and the Cookies, The B-53’s, The Splitz, Devin Dennis, Matt Joiner and The Athens Band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

Saturday, July 5
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. (8 a.m.)
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms. (10 a.m.)

Green Room 9 p.m.
THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves.
DJ COOL KNIGHTZ Spinning Huey Lewis and the News tunes in honor of Lewis’ birthday.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as “a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock.” Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can’t go wrong here.

The Melting Point 2 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL The sixth annual folk, country and rock fest returns, with music from Packway Handle Band, Lera Lynn, Bloodkin, Dangfly!, BlueBilly Grit, Grassland String Band, Norma Rae, 90 Acre Farm, Isaac Bramblett Band, Betsy Franck and Deacon Brandon Reeves.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
NIC WILES AND COMPANY  Jazz group led by Nic WIles.

Monday, July 7
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, July 8
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 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.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern blues band.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Redstone Ramblers presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Varney Watson and Jason Ace Davis. Listen in live at

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $15.
RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.

I won’t be in town this week but will be back for Blues night w/ Big C on Mon. It is Andrew G’s last Blues Jam before he moves to Nashville. A Don’t Miss!
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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