Music This Week May 1st thru May 7th and 35th AHRF

Hey there,
WOW what a great Americana Festival! Kudos to Adan Klein and Justin Evans
for all thier hard work putting it together. I know from helping John Miley put
the music together for the AHRF it’s like herding cats getting all the musicians
schedules in sync and on stage on time.
Speaking of AHRF, it’s finally here! The 35th Athens Human Rights Festival is
this weekend May 4th & 5th on College Ave. We start around 5pm Fri closing
off the street and building the stage. Any able bodied person that would like to
help and can follow directions will be welcome. Expect a weekend filled with
speakers talking about issues important to us all and great music.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 1
Athens City Hall Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
MEGANNE STEPKA Singer-songwriter from Cleveland, OH.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer
Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.
Green Room 9:30 p.m. FREE!
JGBCB Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band  May Residency. I’ve been promised 5-6 new songs added each week.
Thursday, May 2
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.
Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
REVEREND DEBRUHL Steeped in the heritage of strong guitar leads,
powerful vocals and a pocket rhythm section, this local rock quartet plays a
bluesy Southern style with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.
The Melting Point 7 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
DRIVIN’ N’ CRYIN’ Hard Southern music from these legendary Atlanta
rockers. The night will open with a screening of Scarred but Smarter, a new
documentary on the band. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.
SHELLY COLVIN Singer-songwriter with a ’70s country-rock vibe.
DePalma’s Italian Cafe 6 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes
with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high
lonesome sound.
Crow’s Nest 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050
KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through
Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart.
MICHAEL BOWMAN Local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter, originally
from Harrisonburg, VA.
Friday, May 3
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
YACHT ROCK REVUE Atlanta-based ’70s soft-rock tribute band, covering
everything from Billy Joel to Hall & Oates.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to
bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays
rootsy Americana tunes.
Sundown Saloon 8:30 p.m. $5. 706-850-1180
THE RAYS FEATURING CARLA LEFEVER This band, led by longtime
Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
Saturday, May 4
The 35th Athens Human Rights Festival College Ave.
10:00am – Athens Montessori Singers
10:45am – Story teller
11:00am – Like Totally!
11:30am – Girls with Guitars
12:30pm – Dancing Flowers for Peace
1:00pm – Festival Welcome
Between Naybors
1:45pm – Athens Homeless Shelter (Shea Post)
Food Bank of NE Ga. (Tina Lassiter)
Project Safe (April Byrne
2:30pm – J.D. Smith and Peace of Mind
3:00pm – Undocumented HS Students (Ian Altman)
UGA Undocumented Student Alliance
Warren McPherson
May Day (Lee Kiesig)
3:45pm – Odd Trio
4:15pm – Tyrone Brooks
4:30pm – Battle of the Bands Winner 1
5:00pm – Peace and Justice Coalition (Bob Goodman)
Health Care Now (Jack Bernard)
Green Party (Dan Everett)
5:30pm – Paul Lombard
6:00pm – Millard Farmer
Occupy Athens (Tim Denson)
Life (poet)
6:30pm – The Plague
7:00pm – Professor Gene Wilkes
7:10pm – Grim Pickins and the Bastard Congregation
7:40pm – Democratic Party of Ga. LGBT Caucus
Open Mic
7:50pm – Showtime/Lowdive
8:30pm – GLOBES/Gay Pride (Ricky Roberts)
8:45pm – Lacie and Glitter Cabaret
9:30pm – Abbey Road LIVE!
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25.
OPETH Swedish progressive metal band with roots in Scandinavian death metal
and dark romanticism.
KATATONIA Metal band from Sweden considered the forerunners of the
death/doom genre.
The Melting Point 6 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
MOTHER’S FINEST A mix of rock, gospel, R&B, metal and jazz seen through
the lenses of an “Afro-Euro mosaic” sound.
THE ATHENS BAND Youthful rock band playing a mix of rock and roll
originals and covers.
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and
keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer
Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums.
hazy, Southern-inspired shoegaze tunes that create desolate musical
THE GRANFALLOONS Hum inducing, toe-tapping Athens group featuring
members of the Randall Bramblett Band.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and
Chickasaw Mudd Puppies and classic country artists like Johnny Cash, Gram
Parsons and Steve Earle.
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars.
Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars.
Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)
THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark
Cunningham. (10 a.m.)
Sunday, May 5
The 35th Athens Human Rights Festival College Ave.
2:00pm – Festival Welcome
Howard Sisters
2:30pm – The Rev. Rene DuBose
Athens Farmers Market (Todd Lister)
Women in Black (Beth Zorbanos)
Community Service Research Project
Single Parents (Brianna Nale and Shaquandra Cunningham)
Open Mic
3:15pm – Mr. Jordan & Mr. Tonks
3:45pm – Democratic Socialists of America
CASA de Amistad (Alex Borges)
Georgia Watch (Karla Johnson)
Georgia Conflict Center (John Lash)
Open Mic
4:15pm – Battle of the Bands Winner 2
4:45pm – Open Mic
AIDS Athens Occupy Athens (Tim Denson)
5:15pm – Tealvox
5:50pm – Athens Microcosms (Gwen O’Looney)
6:00pm – Rollin’ Home
6:45pm – Megan Pendleton
7:00pm – Shehehe
7:30pm – Ward Churchill
7:45pm – Jubee and The Morning After
8:30pm – Ed Tant
8:45pm – Dark Side of the Dead
The Melting Point 1 p.m. $5.
MAY DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL UGA Music Business students present a one-day
festival featuring Allie Windom, The Karmaceuticals, Perfect Blue, Swamp,
Dylan Sheppard, Brock Shanks, Ricky Digits, Casey Elliott, Velocirapture,
Andrew Gialanella Trio, T.S. Woodward, Jonny & Shim, Street Rythm &
Rhyme, Will Entrekin, Boomfox, Bear Left, Universal Sigh and a special
performance by the staff and educators of the MBUS program.
Broad River Outpost 12 p.m. $5.
BRWA BENEFIT An all-ages benefit concert featuring a stellar lineup,
including the trippy psychedelia of Future Ape Tapes, avant-garde popsters
Bubbly Mommy Gun, upstart post-punkers Shade and a solo set from Patrick
Carey, as well as Stupid Idiots, Sea of Dogs, Hot Fudge, Jacob Morris, Celestial
Tide, Shoal Creek Stranglers, Casper & the Cookies and The B-53’s.
Monday, May 6
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C
(frontman for Big C and the Velvet Delta). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 5 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of
Hawaiian music.
The World Famous 8 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of
guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and
drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general
mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock
fans and jam band listeners equally.
Tuesday, May 7
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a
Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four
Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing
songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic
JOHN KEANE’S STRAWBERRY FLATS Fun cover band drawing classics
from the likes of Cream, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles.
Nowhere Bar Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Local Songwriter Fester Hagood
presents this weekly series featuring local songwriter Ryan Boss, the soulful
Kyshona Armstrong and the Monkeygrass Jug Band.
Tonight I’ll start with Old Skool Trio then probably to Tues, Confessional. Wed, where else would a Deadhead be but at JGBCB. Thurs I’ll be at REVEREND DEBRUHL, I’ve been trying to catch them for months. Fri thru Sun I’ll be building the stage, recording and tearing down the stage for the
35th Athens Human Rights Festival. Mon starts with Kenosha Kid then Big C’s Blues Night. Tues I’ll be at Ike, Caroline and John’s show at MP.
I hope to see y’all at the shows and especially the AHRF!
Peace and Love,

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