Music This Week Mar 5th thru Mar 11th

Hey there,
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Athens Human Rights Festival fundraiser a success. We brought in a little over $300! Holly Belle & Friends and The Po’ Boys really killed it. Both shows are posted on my web site.
Don’t forget the AHRF Battle of the Bands will be held on April 19th at Nuci’s Space.
We are starting something new at the festival and y’all are the first to know about it. We have expanded our site to E. Washington St and will host an Artist Festival where artists can set up booths and sell their artwork. A lot more on this coming soon.
I have some wonderful news. Y’all may know that I go to festivals at Suwannee Music Park in FL and I leave early to visit with my friend Lynn. She has been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. We just found out that it was successful!!! The last PET scan showed no signs of the cancer. Thank you to everyone helping by sending positive healing thoughts her way.
On the bad news side, my friend Judy was mauled recently by a pit bull dog. She was almost killed in the attack. GA being the enlightened state it is has no laws regarding these maulings. My friend Sherri Tanner has created a web page for donations to help pay Judy’s doctor and vet bills. Please go to to find out more about this and if you can please contribute. BTW it was one of my DUH moments when Sherri told me about the page. I should have thought of that myself. I’m glad there are a lot of us looking out for each other.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 5
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.
GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

Green Room 10 p.m. $3.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band.
SQUISCH Local jam band that continually shuffles through a plethora of genres.
THE FRESHTONES Athens-based “improg” act.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Aubrey Johnson fundraiser. 8 p.m.
JUSTIN EVANS Local musician with a rich, deep voice who sings about hard drinkin’, fast women and country roads.
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
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.

Thursday, March 6
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country, solo or with the help of some friends.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
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.

Friday, March 7
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $8.
HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as “a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock.” Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can’t go wrong here.
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor.
CONNOR PLEDGER Singer/songwriter from Atlanta inspired by blues, alternative rock, and pop hits.

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
HOT BREATH Long-running local thrash/punk/metal trio.
SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

Saturday, March 8
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
KARBOMB High-speed local punk band.
PANIC MANOR Rock group from Augusta.
CAPITAL WILL New local quintet founded in hardcore punk but with strong metal influences.
LOST BOY No info available.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
BAGHOUSE Long-dormant experimental group that spends time exploring instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.
ODD TRIO One of Athens’ finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative group often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.

The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
STRAWBERRY FLATS Local cover group playing psychedelic tunes from 1967-1972 by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Cream, Steppenwolf, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Beatles.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
MAHKATO Local heavy blues rock band.

Sunday, March 9
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Experimental Night. 8 p.m.
THUNDER O(H)M Newly formed experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris.
MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL Rachel Evans plays minimalist, synth-heavy, bliss-inducing drone.
TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.
ANGEL BROWN Local musician performs heavy drones for solo guitar..

Monday, March 10
The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE!
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Hoot features Scott Baxendale, Josh Daniels and Lexington Jam. Dick Daniels opens and hosts.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ADAM POULIN & FRIENDS The local fiddler leads a groove session with the help of various guests.

Tuesday, March 11
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
APPALACHIAN RHYTHM A blend of instrumental and vocal tunes in the Appalachian folk and bluegrass traditions.

New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set. Every Tuesday!
GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.

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 Boo Ray and The Waymores.

I can’t believe I’m missing Snarky Puppy tonight. They are one of my favorites. Another reason to beware the Ides of March is business taxes have to be filed by then. I still have a lot of work to do on them so I don’t know when I’ll be in town. I hope to catch Squisch and Universal Sign Wed. I will definitely try to catch Baghouse and Odd Trio on Sat. Experimental Night Sun. and the HOOT on Mon.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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