Music This Week March 23rd thru March 29th

Hey there,
Sorry this is late. I was on schedule to get this out last night but when I started this section (I had already done the recommendations) I got so depressed I couldn’t finish.
It is with great sadness I have to tell y’all about the passing of my friend Allen Owens last Sunday. Writing this makes it real to me that he really is gone. Allen was always one of my favorite guitarists. He was in so many of my favorite bands, Big C and the Velvet Delta, Kinky Waikiki, Powerload, Pride Parade, Kenny and the Bashers and many more. He was also a teacher in the Nuci’s Space Camp Amped programs, volunteering his time and talents to help children inĀ  our community. He will be greatly missed. Please send your love and healing thoughts to his family. Happy trails and much love Allen.
On the good news / bad news side, Lockn’ tickets are now on sale. The bad news is those of you that didn’t heed my advice and buy the early bird tickets at $199 in Oct now have to pay $299. Like my friend Ralph Roddenbery sings, y’all “just learned another hundred dollar lesson”. The good news is it’s still worth the money. Just think what the 4 Phish shows alone would cost, then throw in 2 nights of Ween and two of Joe Russo, add My Morning Jacket, Umphrey’s McGee, Tedeschi Trucks, Lettuce and a whole lot more and you have what IMHO is the best festival of the year.
We are still looking for more volunteers for the 38th AHRF. Also we would appreciate your support by buying an ad in our tabloid or just donating to the cause. We are a 501c3 so donations can be claimed on your taxes. Also if you would like to speak or write an article, please contact me or better yet come by one of our meetings at Nuci’s Space 6:30 on Thursdays.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 23
The Foundry 7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
THE BROADCAST Soulful rock band from Asheville, NC.
OTIS REDDING III Performer rich in the Redding family music tradition.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20.
CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES Dubbed “The Screamin’ Eagle of Soul,” the late-blooming Bradley distills the best of James Brown and Otis Redding into one powerful soul punch.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.

The World Famous 9 p.m.
LILY HERNE Local alternative rock trio.
THE SHADY REST BAND Americana outfit from Austin, TX.
CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.
MATT & EMILY JOINER Two local singer-songwriters perform a duo set.

Thursday, March 24
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
APUH! Swedish improv-jazz ensemble whose “music is a nod to tradition, but also a middle finger in the face of it.”
JOHN FERNANDES The local experimental musician performs a solo set.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
DAVE D’ANGELO QUARTET Funky jazz quartet with alto saxophone, guitar, bass and drums.
LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, March 25
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. SOLD OUT.
THIRD EYE BLIND The classic alternative rock band plays a two-night stand.
BAD BAD HATS Indie-pop group from Minneapolis.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. $5.
EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo. Album release show!
FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.
OUTER SEA New local surf-rock five-piece.

Live Wire ‘Shine On’ Documentary Screening. 11 p.m. $5.
ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning “futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin’, bumpin’, grindin’ bass music.”
DJ WILL WEBER This rising DJ and producer fluidly blends trap, Moombahton and dubstep with contemporary indie and hip-hop.

No. 3 Railroad Street 7 p.m. $10.
REPENT AT LEISURE This fun-loving Irish four-piece specializes in traditional instrumental tunes and rowdy pub songs.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
DWIGHT WILSON AND THE CLASSIC CITY SOUL Famous for Motown and R&B sound, this group offers soulful R&B.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

Saturday, March 26
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band. Split LP release show!
SEAGULLS Punk band from Atlanta. Split LP release show!
DONN PATROL Fuzzy punk rock band from Atlanta.
HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie rock band.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $13.
OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.
PILLAR POINT Indie-pop band from Seattle, WA.
JOCK GANG New local noise-pop group featuring former members of k i d s.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. SOLD OUT.
THIRD EYE BLIND The classic alternative rock band plays a two-night stand.
BAD BAD HATS Indie-pop group from Minneapolis.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Casa de Amistad Benefit. 8 p.m. $7.
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.
OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.
SIMONE JEFFERS Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. $5.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
MAC LEAPHART & MY RAGGED COMPANY Nashville-based country-rock singer-songwriter.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
THE ALBIONS Athens-based alternative rock band.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $5.
ATHENS UNSIGNED A monthlong battle of the bands competition. Tonight is the grand finale!

Monday, March 28
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Tuesday, March 29
Morton Theatre 7 p.m. FREE!
MCINTOSH COUNTY SHOUTERS African American group that has been credited with preserving the “ring shout” musical tradition.
THE SKILLET LICKERS Old-time Georgia-based roots music group.
TONY BRYANT Traditional acoustic blues musician.

I might go to The Broadcast tonight (Wed), I haven’t seen them in a long time. They should be full of energy coming from Springfest. I will try for Minglewood Monday as well. Both depend on me shaking this funk I’m in due to Allen’s passing.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

Leave a Reply