After 8 nights camping and recording about 60 hours of music it is no surprise I’m further behind than ever before. I doubt I will get into town this week. I did get to record Blues Jam with Big C last Mon. It was Andrew G’s last Blues Jam before he moves to Nashville. It was also probably the last time you will get to hear him play for free (unless I can talk him into playing at an AHRF event) . I am sure he will be a great success and will be touring soon. I hope to post the Jam this week, his guitar was smoking.
Wednesday, July 9
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
BORDERHOP High lonesome pickin’ and singing from Athens’ own bluegrass outfit.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays classic funk, disco and rock and roll covers.
Thursday, July 10
Big Dog’s on the River 7 p.m. www.bigdogsontheriver.com
AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern blues band.
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.
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. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.
The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.
Friday, July 11
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Long-running local psychedelic rock ensemble featuring members of the Olivia Tremor Control. Album release show!
SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.
GOLDEN BROWN Side project of Spirit Hair’s Neil Golden.
Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
ANTOON, JP AND JOHNNY New trio from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.
Saturday, July 12
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SEAN ARINGTON Local indie band. (8 a.m.)
BORDERHOP TRIO High lonesome pickin’ and singing from Athens’ own bluegrass outfit. (10 a.m.)
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.
WHISKEY No info available.
The Flight Deck 10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1764
AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern rock and Texas blues, originals and covers.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.40watt.com
THE ROCK*A*TEENS The legendary Atlanta-based garage-rock group returns to the stage after many years.
THE LANES Project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass playing powerpop in the vein of The Possibilities.
Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
MARK CUNNINGHAM & THE NATIONALS Local songwriter Cunningham is backed by a group of talented musicians.
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
EOTO Electronic-inspired rock, house, jazz and jam mixture that aims for a dubstep/breakbeat sound.
HIGHER LEARNING Combines “a sonic palette of rock, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, ambient and world music.”
The Melting Point 6:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).
THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite ’60s and ’70s beach and Motown music.
THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.
Sunday, July 13
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m.
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band plays popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.
Monday, July 14
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
SCOTT LOW Solo set from the Efren frontman.
CALEB CAUDLE New Orleans-based songwriter playing soulful alt-country and roots-pop.
AARON LEE TASJAN Nashville artist whose lyrics include insight, brutal honesty and humor.
Tuesday, July 15
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
TALL TALL TREES Psychedelic folk artist Mike Savino plays tunes with his “Banjotron 5000.”
CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING Brooklyn-based artist who specializes in intense, gothic folk.
MOTHS Jacob Morris plays an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Clarence “Big C” Cameron presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Julie Holmes and Chris Moore. Listen in live at hounddogradio.net.
My only plan for this week is try to catch up with posting the backlog of music. I might try for the Lanes on Sat and maybe Tall Tall Trees on Tues.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,