I’m getting psyched for AthFest. I plan on taping the outdoor stages. The Club Crawl depends on how tired I am.
Please send your healing thoughts to Amy Van Dyken the olympian gold medalist. She severed her spinal cord and may be paralyzed. I met her at Terrapin Beer at one of the AHRF fundraisers. She is a wonderful soul.
I’ve posted a number of recent shows including Aenemic with Jon Daniels. It was his last show in Athens before heading to New Orleans. Check it out, if you don’t like Tool (alt/prog metal) just listen to the drummer, he was on fire.
The real bad news is I have viral gastroenteritis. It started yesterday and really announced itself at 3 am this morning, by 10 am I was at the doctor. It is a virus spread by contact so please if you thiink you have it, do as I do and stay home. It is something you really don’t want to pass around. I’m contageous for 24 more hours which means no Kenosha Kid, Carl Lindberg or the Po’ Boys for me. I hope to be back for Larkin Poe
Wednesday, June 11
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
GRASSLAND STRING BAND New local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Thursday, June 12
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com
BORDERHOP FIVE Local bluegrass band.
RED JUNE Bluegrass/Americana trio from Asheville, NC.
The Melting Point 7 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
CARL LINDBERG AND FRIENDS Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set with the help of some collaborators.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE PO BOYS “An all star jamtasm comprising of musicians from Lazy Locomotive, Fuzzbucket and Dr. Willis.”
Friday, June 13
Downtown Athens 6 p.m. FREE! 706-338-8042
HOT CORNER FESTIVAL Day one of the two-day festival that celebrates local African American history and culture features music from Tyro Williams, Pleasant Hill Men Choir, LaTonya Wise, Sons of Praise, Marcel Mincey and Company, DESTINED, Jacquelyn Brown, Joey Coleman, Andrew Cunningham, Tha Minista, Whitney McGuire & Melvin Rambeau and Anointed Believers.
Green Room 9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com
LARKIN POE Two sisters from Atlanta who sing and shred a unique blend of “Swampadelic Americana.”
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE ROUGH & TUMBLE Minimalist folk that borders on ambient from Nashville.
AGABUS Solo project of Grammy award-winning musician Brad Davis.
WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious, Grogus)
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.
The Office Lounge 6 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.
Treppenhaus 9 p.m. 706-355-3060
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll.
COYOTES IN BOXES Nashville-based, West Virginia-born folk-pop group.
Saturday, June 14
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
TODD LISTER Folky locan singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. Featuring the captivating vocal harmonies of the Campbell sisters. (10 a.m.)
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.
HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe.
LIFE IN VACUUM Canadian math-rock/punk band.
CONGRATULATIONS Heavy post-rock band from Canada.
Downtown Athens 12 p.m. FREE! 706-338-8042
HOT CORNER FESTIVAL Day two of the two-day festival that celebrates local African American history and culture features R&B, jazz and hip hop from Tashia Love, Dictator, LG, Miss Unyque, Chrismis, Profound Breadth, Versatyle tha Wildchyld, Breezey Goings, Tony B, Big Body, Blacknerdninja, Jet Squad, The Swank, The Splitz Band and many more.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
ELEKTRIK BUTTERFLY A fusion of jazz and hip hop.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
LEE ROY PARNELL Ace guitarist, distinctive singer and hit songwriter from Texas.
THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as “pickup truck rock and roll” performs in a duo setting.
The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band.
CHRIS MOORE Bluesy local singer-songwriter.
Sunday, June 15
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Experimental Night. 8 p.m. FREE!
SMOKEDOG Reunited after a hiatus, this local band plays noisy, burned-out rock and roll.
MR. BLANK Improv glitch-noise project.
ROHIT “New improvisational trio with a mathy, noise rock vibe.”
Monday, June 16
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.
Tuesday, June 17
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
JASON KENNEY Guitarist for Kenney-Blackmon String Band performs a set with some friends, including John Keane.
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Trappers Cabin, Lefty Hathaway and The Ain’t Sisters.
I’ll try to set a recorded for Whisper Kiss before Larkin Poe on Fri.
I’ll try for Experimental Night at Hendershot’s on Sun. and Jason Kenney on Tues
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,