Music This Week June 2nd thru June 9th

Hey there,
I’m still catching up on my sleep. I just realized that Big C and the Velvet Delta’s show last Fri was the first music I heard inside a venue since Zappa plays Zappa the night before I left on the last road trip. The outdoor music streak started again last Sat when I was invited to a pig pickin’. Fantastic people, food and music were in abundance at the pickin’. It was best described as pockets of music as there were 4 or 5 spots where musicians gathered to do their pickin’ while we picked on the pig and all the trimmings at the party.
This will have to be a quickie since I am so far behind. If I missed some shows please forgive me, I don’t think I’ll have time for updates or corrections. I really want to get this out as soon as possible so y’all will have time to catch Caroline Aiken at the State Botanical Garden tonight.
I will share something that made me proud, I hope it doesn’t sound like bragging. Tony the sound technician for the main stages at Suwanee Music Park told me that there are a lot of tapers at his shows but he goes to my web site to hear his work. He said I have the best sound and laughs about all the expensive dual and quad mic setups vs my little recorder.
I’m only going out for special shows like Thurs at Hendershot’s for the Old Skool Trio’s tribute to Carl Lindberg. It takes three bass players to replace him. (Actually he will never be replaced). I hope to see y’all there.

Music recommendations:
Tonight Tuesday, June 2
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers).
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
THE TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS “Sophisticated Americana” group from Nashville, TN.

Wednesday, June 3
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $21.
CONOR OBERST Singer-songwriter from Omaha, NE known for his work with indie-folk mainstay Bright Eyes.
LARKIN POE Two sisters from Atlanta who sing and shred a unique blend of “Swampadelic Americana.”

The Foundry On the Patio. 6 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

Thursday, June 4
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
OLD SKOOL TRIO The local jazz-funk group pays tribute to its late bassist Carl Lindberg with a special show featuring Ted Lahey (of Day By The River), Ansley Stewart (of The Replaceables), Stephen Spivey, Jeremy Rushing and more.

Friday, June 5
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.

Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $5.
UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door),
RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
BEVERLY “GUITAR” WATKINS Renowned septuagenarian blues guitarist from Atlanta.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform.

Saturday, June 6
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs. (8 a.m.)
DANIEL MACK & PICK’N COOP Country-tinged roots-folk project. (10 a.m.)

Blind Pig Tavern 4 p.m. FREE! (Baldwin St. location)
15TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Featuring music by Carla Le Fever and The Rays, Cree Mo, Americopia, Midnight Sun and Break Point.

Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $15.
THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown! This is a “Hawaiian luau” show with heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.
RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental/electronic local band.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5.
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.
THREADBARE SKIVVIES Folky Americana duo from Atlanta.
NIFTY EARTH Local downtempo electronic outfit.

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $13.
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
6 STRING DRAG Newly reunited alternative country act from Raleigh, NC.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.
NEW NATURE New local jam-rock band.

Monday, June 8
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, June 9
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
MAXIMUM BUSY MUSCLE Hard-hitting local math-rock trio.
MEGAFAUNA Experimental punk rock band from Austin, TX.
HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, lo-fi guitar driven local indie rock band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

I will try for New Nature on Sat.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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