Music This Week May 10th thru May 16th

Hey there,
What a fantastic weekend at the 39th Athens Human Rights Festival. Except for a rain out Sat night it was perfect. Just like last year the Diva Experience and Universal Sigh didn’t perform due to the rain. Here’s hoping that the third time is the charm, we’ll try again next year to get them on stage. I have the Sat AHRF speakers and music posted and should have the Sun sets posted in the next few days. Please check out the speakers as they try to bring attention to things that are important for everyone. The music was unbelievable, all are Don’t Miss shows. Not only did we sell all of this year’s T-shirts but we sold out all previous year shirts except a few 2015 ones. I can’t say Thank You enough to express my gratitude to all the speakers, musicians, booth participants and volunteers who helped make the festival such a wonderful success.
The 4-15-17 AHRF fundraiser and Big C’s Velvet Delta CD release party shows are also posted.
We have the ACCA Benefit at The Foundry on Fri and a fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space at 40 Watt Sat.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 10
The Globe 8 p.m.
THE HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
BRIAN SMITH Classical and avant-garde guitarist who incorporates various looping effects.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
AJEVA Progressive funk band from St. Petersburg, FL.

Thursday, May 11
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
LILY HERNE Local group playing indie rock infused with psychedelic and folk influences.
SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by blues and metal.
THE NEW UP Electro-rock group from San Francisco.

40 Watt Club 7 p.m. $20.
BRANDY CLARK Respected singer-songwriter who has written for some of country’s biggest names.
CHARLIE WORSHAM Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.
JENN THORNTON Country-rock singer-songwriter out of Nashville.

The Foundry 7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
VIC CHESNUTT SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD The winner of the first annual award is announced. Featuring performances from the five finalists, plus Grant Cowan, Lingua Franca, Cicada Rhythm, Cortez Garza and T. Hardy Morris.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

The World Famous 10 p.m.
CARLOS CAMBLOR Athens-based singer-songwriter.
B.R. LIVELY Touring Americana artist from Dallas, TX.
HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes.
CALEB DARNELL Member of the Darnell Boys plays a solo set.

Friday, May 12
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5.
OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta.
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll.

The Foundry ACCA Benefit. 8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).
THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ’80s dance hits.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
THE CASKET GIRLS Haunting, ethereal, psychedelic indie pop out of Savannah, featuring Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE OTHER BROTHERS BAND Allman Brothers tribute band from Athens and Statesboro.

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

Saturday, May 13
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
O’CONNELL & PARKE Local singer-songwriter duo consisting of Tim O’Connell and Liam Parke, playing original folk and Americana.
WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring Michael Wegner, Shelley Lotus and Karen Bergmann.
SHIMMY MOB Local belly-dancing troupe performs.

Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).
CAULFIELD EP RELEASE PARTY Volumes hip-hop zine presents local rap group Caulfield’s EP release party. The evening will also feature The Swank, Y.O.D., DK, Son Zoo, LIBOOLY and Squalle.

40 Watt Club 6 p.m. $5.
ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS A fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space that challenges local businesses to showcase the talents of their employees by forming bands to compete against other businesses. Featuring Flagpole’s Stranger Danger band, playing music from the “Stranger Things” soundtrack

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing “Irish rock,” including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.
BETWEEN NAYBORS Local group playing folk music with socially relevant lyrics and a touch of country twang.
JONATHAN PEYTON Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

Sunday, May 14
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
HIP HOP, POETRY & CONVERSATION Featuring live performances by local MCs, poetry, networking and more.

Terrapin Beer Co. 1:30 p.m.
RADIATOR KING Soulful, punk-influenced folk group from Brooklyn, NY.

Monday, May 15
Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
STREET EATERS Politically charged punk rock band from California’s East Bay.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday, May 16
Creature Comforts Brewery 5 p.m.
LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
BORDERHOP TRIO High lonesome pickin’ and singing from Athens’ own bluegrass outfit.

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

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