Another quickie. Great party Sat night at Barbara and David Edward’s pig pickn’ party. Another on Sun for the AHRF committee. Then two full days working outside and I still haven’t done anything about the nearly 300 hour backlog of music and I’m looking for another music player for the web site.
Other than that I found time to go to Big C’s Blues Jam last night. I hope to have it and Randell Bramblett’s show posted soon. Then I’ll start back on posting the festivals.
In the mean time here is something I found very entertaining. The Bottle Boys. I can’t believe this band didn’t originate in Athens.
I would love to hear them and BitBrigade together.
And more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a2X552jwcQ
Wednesday, June 4
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.
DANIEL AMADEE Gruff-voiced singer-songwriter from New Orleans.
MOHICAN DAWN New local band fronted by Shayna Hobbs, a songwriter who has drawn comparisons to Feist and Joni Mitchell.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.
Thursday, June 5
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.
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.
Friday, June 6
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $11. www.georgiatheatre.com
ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. For tonight’s show, the band is putting together the ultimate big-band psychedelic showcase: the best of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour.
Saturday, June 7
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo. (8 a.m.)
FOLK SOCIETY BAND Local group playing folk tunes. (10 a.m.)
Blind Pig Tavern Anniversary Party! 4 p.m. FREE! www.blindpigtavern.com (Baldwin Street location)
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
CHRIS MOORE Bluesy local singer-songwriter.
THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.
CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
HARP UNSTRUNG This local act gives melodic, alternative rock a bluesy, Southern twist.
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
AENEMIC Local Tool cover band formed by former Suex Effect and current Capital Will drummer Jon Daniels. Final show!
10 FINGERS STRONG Hardcore metal that also delves into rapcore in the style of Rage Against the Machine.
WICKED KING The band says it is “a speeding train of rock that will not slow down! Hop on board or get out of the way!”
Georgia Theatre 8:30 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com
RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country.
MAMA’S LOVE Local progressive rock band with a classic sound that hinges on improv.
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.
Sunday, June 8
Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561
TIA MADRE Band fronted by Walker Howle of Dead Confederate fame, featuring Matt Stoessel, Ivey Hughes, Paul McHugh and Bryan Howard.
FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.
Monday, June 9
Georgia Theatre Team Kirk Benefit. 6 p.m. $10.
ROB NANCE AND THE LOST SOULS North Carolina-based folk-rock singer-songwriter.
JIM AVETT Singer-songwriter (and Avett family patriarch) sure to give a “warm and relaxed, genuine and endearing” performance.
GRASSLAND STRING BAND New local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Hoot is an AthFest Sampler Edition and features Hope for Agoldensummer, Athens Tango Project and Lowdive. Susan Staley opens and hosts.
Tuesday, June 10
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.
NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.
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 John Boyle, Alex Guthrie and Ellen Meadows.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $15. www.botgarden.uga.edu
SAINT FRANCIS Local roots-rock band led by Scott Baston (Moonshine Still).
RACHEL O’NEAL Local acoustic singer-songwriter that deftly navigates her varied influences, including indie rock, jazz and Americana.
If I don’t have time of Fri to catch Abbey Road Live, I will try to get my friend Drew to record it. It will be an epic show. A good friend Jon Daniels is leaving for New Orleans so I hope to get to his last show with his band Aenemic at Caledonia on Sat. I also want to catch Tia Madre on Sun and the HOOT on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,