Music This Week June 26th thru July 2nd

Hey there,
Well I survived another Athfest, lots of great music and art. The weather was nice,
not nearly as hot as last year although the folks at Athfest may want to think about
scheduling Lera Lynn. Last year during her set lightning struck the building Trapeze
is in, this year it rained. My favorites were Zach Deputy and Powerkompany (already
I may also get some additional sleep this week as my Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup
in 6 games (three in overtime, one a triple OT).
I have been remiss in posting interesting links. Here are a few.
This one may start a whole new genre:
Here are two from River Whyless:
I will be drastically cutting back on my recording schedule to devote more time to
working on the web site. If you have a show and want it recorded email me in
advance and I’ll try to either record it myself or loan you the recorder although I’m
down to two now as the third hasn’t made it back from Wakarusa yet.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, June 26
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of
Hawaiian music.
Green Room 9 p.m. FREE!
THE NIC WILES TRIO Modern jazz group made up of Drew Hart (bass), Thomas
Avery (keys) and Nic Wiles (drums).
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham.
OH JEREMIAH Country band from Mississippi inspired by songwriters like Josh
Ritter and Ryan Adams.
REBEKAH TODD Folk artist from Greenville, NC.
The Melting Point On the patio. 6 p.m. FREE!
RACHEL O’NEAL Local acoustic act.
Nowhere Bar Vintage Groove Wednesday. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
DWAYNE HOLLOWAY & FRIENDS Local percussionist leads a jam sesh.
Thursday, June 27
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to
create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.
Hotel Indigo Ladies Night. 5 p.m. FREE!
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
DON CHAMBERS This local favorite’s whiskey-soaked bootstomps capture a
certain dusty closing-time chic.
BLEED STONE Psychedelic, experimental sounds.
The Melting Point Thursday Night Testimony with Fester Hagood. 7:30 p.m. FREE!
DANNY HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking
BRYAN HOWARD Solo set from the driving force behind The HEAP.
KATHY KIRBO Local singer-songwriter.
CLAIRE & PAGE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singers play a set of soft,
haunting folk tunes.
Friday, June 28
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $7.
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice
Box and High Strung String Band.
THE KINKY APHRODISIACS Southern progressive rock trio.
Green Room 9 p.m. FREE!
LEFTY HATHAWAY High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8.
RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
BEVERLY “GUITAR” WATKINS Renowned septuagenarian blues guitarist from
The World Famous 9 p.m. $5.
CRAZY HOARSE New local band featuring Killick Hinds and John Norris.
REVIEN Members of the Georgia Guitar Quartet perform.
The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, Randy Durham, John
Straw, Dave Herndon and Scott Sanders playing blues jams.
Saturday, June 29
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.) $13 (door).
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran record
producer John Keane in the spring of 2010, featuring a supergroup of talented
Athens musicians including Dodd Ferrelle, Rachel O’Neal, Tom Ryan, Deane Quinter,
Tim White and Scott Sanders.
Georgia Theatre 3:30 p.m & 8 p.m. $8.
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to
detail and musical proficiency.
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.
COLOSSUS “Adventure-metal” band from Raleigh, NC.
FOR THE VULTURE New local band featuring members of The Dumps and Grim
Pickins & the Bastard Congregation.
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
ALINA CELESTE Folk-inspired children’s music. (8 a.m.)
THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and ’40s-style
swing with sweet, warm harmonies. (10 a.m.)
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
FUZZBUCKET Reunion show from these funky local rockers.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
BAD TEMPERED RABBIT Tight rock compositions with a progressive edge from
this local band.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. $5.
PURE SUN PROJECT Soulful local rock band featuring the strong vocals of Dawne
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has
performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.
Sunday, June 30
Big Dogs on the River “Meet the Riverkeeper” Kayak Event. 2:30 p.m. $25, $10 (party only).
SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY The former Drive-By Truckers bassist plays
inspired folk-rock tunes with her new band
Monday, July 1
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 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.
The World Famous 8 p.m. FREE!
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, general mayhem, and offers a
sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners
Tuesday, July 2
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s
showcase of singer-songwriter talent.
I’m not sure exactly where I’ll be this week. I definitely will be at Thursday Night Testimony although I may be late for the start. Fri I’ll be at Lefty Hathaway and probably Crazy Hoarse and Revien and if the schedule permits Lazy Locomotive. Sat is real scheduling problem with Bad Tempered rabbit, Fuzzbucket reunion and Savagist. Mon is 1st set of Kenosha Kid then Big C’s Blues Night.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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