Please save the date, Fri Sept 18th 5:30-7:30 pm for one of my AHRF fundraisers at Terrapin Beer Co. This is the early tailgate party for the South Caroline football game. I am looking for a band to play during it. Two major requirements, must have your own PA system and consider donating your payment from Terrapin to the AHRF fund. In the past we have lost money where these criteria weren’t met. Please let me know if you are interested in playing.
Y’all probably know by now AthFest is this weekend. I heard that Rob from the Foundry and Paul Lee and company are doing the sound for the main stages at AthFest which is great news. I recorded every minute at both stages last year but the sound was so terrible I didn’t post any of it. My recommendation is to go to as many of the shows as possible. A lot of ex-Athenians are returning, Betsy Franck, Andrew G and Nic Wiles to name a few. I won’t be there I’ll be at a private party out of town.
Well summer is finally here with the Solstice last Sun. It also marks the 4 year anniversary of my web site. There are some major announcements regarding my site coming soon so stay tuned.
My favorite shows from last week were Kenosha Kid (posted) and Camp Amped (should be posted later today). Definitely check out Cosmic Convergence for some incredible shows, especially the closers each night. http://livemusicathensga.com/cosmic2015/
Wednesday, June 24
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs.
The Foundry On the Patio. 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
FUNK IN THE HOLE Get your funk on.
Thursday, June 25
Live Wire 7 p.m. $8 (adv.) $10 (door). www.livewireathens.com
SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music every Thursday in June.
40 Watt Club New West Presents. 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.
VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.
TALL TALL TREES Psychedelic folk artist and Kishi Bashi band member Mike Savino plays tunes with his “Banjotron 5000.”
WASHED OUT Local synth-pop purveyor Ernest Greene performs a DJ set.
The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
KEVN KINNEY The Drivin’ N’ Cryin‘ frontman performs a set of his solo material.
PETER CASE Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer known for his work with the Nerves and the Plimsouls.
Morton Theatre 7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door), $5 (w/ AthFest wristband). www.flagpole.com
FLAGPOLE ATHENS MUSIC AWARDS Featuring Cracker, Cult of Riggonia, Claire Campbell, Kenosha Kid, an all-star Athens hip hop collaboration featuring Dictator, Yung’N Restless, Amun-Ra and others, Angry Digweed x D:RC feat. Tigrlily and more.
Friday, June 26
Iron Factory 10 p.m. 706-395-6877
TIMI CONLEY & FRIENDS Wild pop spurs from the edgy monsterbrain of this local musician.
Saturday, June 27
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
CORBETT WALSH Local singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band. Playing a special acoustic set. (10 a.m.)
Caledonia Lounge 2 p.m. FREE! (21+), $2 (18–20).
DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY Featuring the following bands on two rotating stages: Hunger Anthem (2 p.m.), Tedo Stone (2:30 p.m.), Bobby’s Shorts (3 p.m.), Bathroom/s (3:45 p.m.), Hot Fudge (4 p.m.), Crunchy (4:30 p.m.), Grand Vapids (5 p.m.), Music Band (5:30 p.m.), Illegal Drugs (6 p.m.), Purses (6:30 p.m.), Double Ferrari (7 p.m.) and Velveteen Pink (8 p.m.).
Little Kings Shuffle Club 12 p.m. FREE!
SLUSH FUND DAY PARTY Slush Fund and BMI present a daytime showcase, featuring Fairfax Drug (12:30 p.m.), Matt Knutson (1:30 p.m.), Saint Pe (2:30 p.m.), Blackfoot Gypsies (3:30 p.m.), David Barbe (4:30 p.m.) and Black Linen (5:30 p.m.)
Normaltown Hall 11 a.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS New West Records presents a daytime soiree featuring acoustic sets from The Whigs, Cicada Rhythm and Elijah Ocean. Plus, free Sr. Sol tacos, beer, soda, water, 1000 Faces coffee and more.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
KITE TO THE MOON Wild pop spurring from the edgy monsterbrain of Timi Conley, joined by the rhythm section of Jay Rodgers and Andrew Hanmer.
The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.
Sunday, June 28
The Globe 9 p.m. $5 (free w/AthFest wristband). 706-353-4721
STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band.
SALINE Local four-piece “shoegrease” band.
CRUNCHY New local “doom-dance” duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.
STREET EATERS Punk rock band from the East Bay.
DAVID BARBE Local luminary David Barbe performs a solo set.
DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins ’60s pop/soul and punk rock.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 12 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
CROON IN JUNE Hendershot’s cooks Lewis Heald (upright bass) and William Freeman (guitar, vocals) serenade the brunch crowd with bossa nova jazz every Sunday in June.
Hi-Lo Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com
THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.
THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
Iron Factory 9 p.m. 706-395-6877
SAINT FRANCIS Local roots-rock band led by Scott Baston (formerly of Moonshine Still).
Monday, June 29
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
HUNTER CALLAHAN Young, Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter.
MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter.
The Foundry Tailgate Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
ERIC DODD Local singer and songwriter of country and Southern rock songs.
SETH KEY Member of Athens-based band Southern Bred Co. performs a solo set.
The Globe 10 p.m. 706-353-4721
METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit.
OXEN FREE Brooklyn, NY-based indie pop project.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LANEY STRICKLAND & FRIENDS Local Southern rock singer-songwriter leads a collaborative performance.
If I’m back in time I’ll try for Saint Francis Sun but that is the only show this week in Athens.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,