Music This Week June 18th thru June 24th

Hey there,
AthFest is almost here. Here is the link for the music schedule: http://athfest.com/music-festival/schedule
I will try to record all the outdoor shows and some of the Club Crawl shows. I’m usually too exhausted at the end of the day so Friday will be my best chance for the Crawl. Don’t forget AthFest isn’t the only game in town. A lot of clubs have alternative festivals so check them out as well. I usually catch some off the Slush Fund Day Party and UnAthFest.
I have been busy posting a lot of shows, so many that the Latest Post page doesn’t show them all. I’m bouncing between festivals trying to get them all posted so check them individually. I am fairly current on recent Athens shows. My favorites from last week are Camp Amped, Larkin Poe and Whisper Kiss (all posted). I am, as always, very impressed with the talent of the kids at Camp Amped. If not for the age issue (they have to be under 16 years old) I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of those kids on stage in town.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, June 18
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.
Thursday, June 19
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
FAMOUS AND HONEY Caleb Darnell (The Darnell Boys) and Sarah J (Honeychild) team up for a set of tunes.
T.S. WOODWARD Psychedelic, piano-centric pop also featuring Matt Garrison on upright bass and James Owen on drums.
ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.
DIEGO CATALAN The alter ego of songwriter James Wilson (Taxi Cab Verses).
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
The Globe 9:30 p.m. 706-353-4721
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip-hop.
BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
The Melting Point 7 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
CARL LINDBERG AND FRIENDS Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set of Swamp Jazz with the help of some collaborators.
Morton Theatre 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door), $5 (w/ AthFest wristband). www.flagpole.com
2014 FLAGPOLE ATHENS MUSIC AWARDS Enjoy performances from Monsoon, Family and Friends, Jay Gonzalez, Hand Sand Hands, Four Eyes and Blacknerdninja.
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
GIALANELLA, WILES AND HART Local jazz trio featuring Andrew Gialanella, Nic Wiles and Drew Hart.
Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
BORDERHOP TRIO High lonesome pickin’ and singing from Athens’ own bluegrass outfit.
Friday, June 20
Creature Comforts Brewery Southerly Love Brewfest. 8:30 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com
LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason (Dark Meat, Dream Boat).
The Globe 10:30 p.m. 706-353-4721
The Po’ Boys is an all star jamtasm comprising of musicians from Lazy Locomotive, Fuzzbucket and Dr. Willis. Genre: Funk-Rock Fusion
Nowhere Bar 7 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742
FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays classic funk, disco and rock and roll covers.
BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.
The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962.
Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals. She’ll be joined by Trey Wright (guitar), Chris Enghauser (bass) and Jamie Derevere (drums), plus special guests throughout the evening.
Saturday, June 21
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
CORTEZ GARZA & LEE ANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriters team up for a set of indie/Americana tunes. (8 a.m.)
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes. (10 a.m.)
Caledonia Lounge 2 p.m. FREE! www.caledonialounge.com
DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY Now a staple of AthFest weekend, the Caledonia’s day party this year features music from T. Hardy Morris, Muuy Biien, Shaved Christ, Ruby the Rabbitfoot, Grand Vapids, Shehehe, Blue Blood, Shade, co co ri co, The Rodney Kings, The Cryptides, Velocirapture and more.
Georgia Bar 2:30 p.m. 706-546-9884
UNATHFEST An all-day selection of music, featuring Dustin Wilkes (2:30 p.m.), David Nickle (4 p.m), Daniel Fluitt (5 p.m.), Beauty and the Beard (6 p.m.), Michael Bowman (7 p.m.), Devils and Dust (8 p.m.),  Scott Low and the Southern Bouillon (9 p.m.), Ken Will Morton Band (10 p.m.) and The Bearfoot Hookers (12 a.m.).
Little Kings Shuffle Club 12 p.m. FREE!
SLUSH FUND DAY PARTY Enjoy music from Davin McCoy, Cute Boots, Life is a Flower, Life is a Gun, The Head, The Empties, PLS PLS and Sealand.
Normaltown Hall Breakfast of Champions. 11 a.m. FREE!
WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop. (2 p.m.)
SEMICIRCLE New project from Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland. (1 p.m.)
CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON Singer-songwriter rooted in old country and folk, whose songs still manage to feel fresh, relevant and vital. (12 p.m.)
RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. (11 a.m.)
Nowhere Bar 7 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
JOSH PERKINS BAND Long-running local folk-rocker leads his band.
REDNECK’S FESTERED HOOKERS Redneck GReece is joined by his two illegitimate sons, Tyrus Manning and Fester Hagood, for an “in the round” featuring songs of debauchery and trailer park tribulation.
Monday, June 23
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com
BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE NOISEMAKERS Grammy-winning singer and keyboardist performs with his touring band.
CHESS BOXER Instrumental banjo and violin duo from Nashville.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
PICKIN’ WITH ADAM POULIN & HOLLY BELLE The local fiddler and singer-songwriter lead a jam session with the help of various guests.
Tuesday, June 24
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 Laney Strickland and Bryan Howard.
As I mentioned earlier I hope to record all the outdoor shows for all three days. I probably won’t hit town until Thurs. I hope to start with Carl Lindberg but definitely will catch Gialanella, Wiles and Hart. Fri after the outdoor stages are finished I’ll try for Hot Fudge but will definitely catch The Po’ Boys. I’m not sure about Sat I hope to catch Redneck’s Festered Hookers. I will try to catch Adam and Holly on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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