Music This Week Mar 13th thru Mar 19th

Hey there,
It may be Spring Break but still a lot of great things going on this week.
I have two Don’t Miss shows of the week and guess what, they are the same
night, Saturday! The first is bitter sweet, HIGH MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS
playing Grateful Dead covers as a memorial celebrating The Life and Times of
John Jack Herndon and Gregg Marcus Sat at GA Bar.
The second is the Athens Human Rights Festival fundraiser at The Office
Lounge Sat with Rollin’ Home and Paul Lombard.
Save the Date: March 29th 5:30pm. at Terrapin is a fundraiser for the 35th
Athens Human Rights Festival featuring Tealvox
Please come out and help out a great cause.
I have a good friend helping with my Facebook page (not my personal one, I
still don’t have time to start that but the web site page). It is at
Please check it out and let me know what you think.
Here is some great music from the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Their first
three albums are available on a pay what you want basis:
http://leruelinkpressonly.bandcamp.com/album/character-farm-other-short-stories
http://leruelinkpressonly.bandcamp.com/album/plot-scheme
and http://leruelinkpressonly.bandcamp.com/album/one-track-mind
They are on the road now ( I’ll be recording them twice at Springfest
http://www.suwanneespringfest.com/ next week) but want you to get caught up
on their saga before their new album drops!
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 13
Farm 255 8 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the
blues.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
WOMEN FOLK Local singer-songwriter Emily Jackson presents this series
featuring local female artists.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
GEORGIA REDCLAY Newly formed Southern rock band from Georgia
playing a mix of originals and covers.
Thursday, March 14
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE LIONZ OF ZION Check out that name. South Carolina-based
reggae-rock band.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS & BALSAM RANGE Balsam Range, a
five-piece bluegrass act from North Carolina, teams up with John Driskell
Hopkins, famous for working and touring with the Zac Brown Band.
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his
simple, plucked country songs.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
JAZZ JAM Some of Athens’ most talented jazz musicians have been getting
together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your sax
and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.
Friday, March 15
The Office Lounge 10 p.m. 706-546-0840
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta’s most talented and respected performing
songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic
performance.
Georgia Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-9884
THE RAYS FEATURING CARLA LEFEVER
This band, led by longtime
Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic
pop-rock.
THE GOONS Supergroup featuring members of The Glands, Casper and the
Cookies and The Olivia Tremor Control, playing warm pop-rock in the style of
Yo La Tengo and Elf Power.
MINORCAN Lo-fi folk rock out of Asheville, NC.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
BLIND BY SIGHT Local mainstream-leaning rock band.
UNDER AUTUMN Heavy local alt-rock group.
NINE No info available.
Saturday, March 16
Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll!
Georgia Bar 9 p.m. $5. 706-546-9884
HIGH MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS Playing Grateful Dead covers as part of a
memorial celebration billed as “The Life and Times of John Jack Herndon and
Gregg Marcus.” There will also be a raffle to benefit AthensPets.net.
The Office Lounge Human Rights Fundraiser. 8:30 p.m. $5. 706-546-0840
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band.
PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music.
BALLY BEG Local band playing traditional Irish jigs.
Sunday, March 17
The Melting Point 5 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Featuring traditional dance
performances by the DRAKE SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING, traditional
Irish/Celtic music performed by the FIDDLER’S WIFE AND REPENT AT
LEISURE (Noel Blackmon, David Blackmon, Dale Wechsler, Seth Hendershot
& Matt Williams) followed by a raucous tribute to The Pogues by THE
WELFARE LINERS & THE KNOCKOUTS.
The Globe 7 & 10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721
THE DONNER PARTY Mostly-once-a-year Pogues cover band from Globe
employees (and ex-employees) delivering the hallowed electricity that made the
group an all-time Irish classic. Special guests this year include Thayer Sarrano,
Tess Rubel and Rebecca Cash.
Monday, March 18
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the
compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Seth Hendershot. This weeklong residency features a
three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist
leads a jam session.
Tuesday, March 19
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians,
Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired
vocal melodies.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the
compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Seth Hendershot. This weeklong residency features a
three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his
simple, plucked country songs.
ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart, the kind that can either
make you tear up or laugh out loud.
BRAD DOWNS Mississippi-born, Athens-based singer-songwriter.
JOSH PERKINS Long-running local folk-rocker.
This is a crazy week for me. My business taxes have to be files by Mar 15th.
I will be at Tues Confessional tonight but probably won’t be back out until Fri. I
will try to catch both CarolineĀ  Aiken and Carla LeFever’s shows and if time permits
Casper and the Cookies. Sat is the real problem with one of my favorite bands,
Rollin’ Home playing the AHRF fundraiser at the Office and a memorial for
good friends at the GA Bar. I will do my best to catch both but the memorial
comes first, we will have more fundraisers. Sun is another crazy night, I hope to
catch both the St. Patrick Day partys at The Globe and the one at theMelting Point. Mon
thru Wed I’ll be at Kenosha Kid, then taking off for Springfest http://www.suwanneespringfest.com/. in FLĀ  Anyone needing a ride let me know.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
LiveMusicAthensGA

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