Music This Week July 30th thru Aug 5th

Hey there,
Alert! Tonight is the Delta Aquarid meteor shower. It should peak around 9:30 tonight (Tues).
Wow, what a great weekend! Back to back Jerry Days. Two days of one of my all time favorite musicians, Jerry Garcia. To top it off this Fri is one of my all time favorite Athens band, Cosmic Charlie at GATH. It is Jerry’s birthday and the bands 15th anniversary show. A definite Don’t Miss!
This video begs the question, is it a lap dance if you can’t find the lap?

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, July 30
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
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.
HUDSON K Electro/synth-rock duo from Tennessee.
GILLIAN Co-ed alt-pop outfit from New York City.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
PONCILLI PUPPETS Surreal puppet troupe from Puerto Rico.
GORGEOUS Dark pop group from Chattanooga, TN.
COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.
GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.
DEL VENICCI An amalgamation of art, sex, pop, glam, haze and the mutual Italian heritage shared by members Grace Bellury (Lille) and Ross Politi (Carnivores).
MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.

Thursday, July 31
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.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
PORKCHOP WALLIS BAND Local groove band lead by keyboardist Logan Wallis.

Friday, August 1
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard before. This set will be a celebration of Jerry Garcia’s birthday.

Green Room 9 p.m.
BLACK PUSSY “A sex-charged, ’70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they’re-coming-to-town rock ‘n’ roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert.”
SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
ANTOON, JP AND JOHNNY New trio from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5.
CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local jazz bassist leads his new trio.

Saturday, August 2
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
NICK BRADFIELD AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter performs with help from some collaborators. (8 a.m.)
THUNDER O(H)M Experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris. (10 a.m.)

40 Watt Club 1 p.m. FREE!
GIRLS ROCK ATHENS FINALE See what the young ladies at this year’s rock camp have been up to.

Georgia Theatre Hawaii Dawg-O Benefit Auction. 6:30 p.m.
THE SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS Perhaps best known for their 1966 hit “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love),” today the Medallions are made up of children or other relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as “the party band of the South.”

Go Bar Friendship Fest. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609
VELOCIRAPTURE Brash local experimental rock group that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences.
THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.
THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.
BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.
DJ DAFFY DUCK Psychedelic funk bombs from this local DJ.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
JONATHAN BYRD Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice.
RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.

The Melting Point Guitar Relief 2014 Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
THE BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock trio.
TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set.
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.

Monday, August 4
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
6 STRING DRAG Newly reunited alternative country act from Raleigh, NC.
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

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, August 5
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

The only two shows I know I will not miss are Cosmic Charlie on Fri and Big C’s Blues Jam on Mon. It will be Nic Wiles’ last Blues Jam before he leaves us for fame and glory in Nashville. I hope to catch several other shows, Jonathan Byrd and Randall Bramblett are high on the list as is the Girls Rock Athens Finale but 1 pm on Sat won’t be easy as Cosmic Charlie is the night before.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,




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