Music This Week May 28th thru June 3rd

Hey there,
Sorry this is late. This will be a quickie. You may have noticed my ExFM player on my web site no longer works. They turned it off on May 16th but I haven’t the time yet to search for a replacement player. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I am slammed with outdoor work, working on the recording backlog, helping take viruses out of several people’s computers, etc. The three day Mem. day party also contributed to the backlog, but it was a fantastic party!
The Purple Hatters Ball was fantastic with Dubconscious, Beats Antique, The Heavy Pets, New Mastersounds, etc. I’ll be working on that next, I still have Randell Branblett’s show from last week to do first.
They just announced Blackwater festival at Suwannee Music Park for this Aug. Early ticket price goes up on 6/14. The Revivalists (one of my favorites) and Fishbone justify the ticket, the rest is gravy.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 28
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.
THAYER SARRANO AND THE LIVING Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
POCKETFUL OF CLAPTONITE Experimental jazz ensemble led by Killick Hinds.
THE MOON Brooklyn, NY-based experimental free-jazz/psychedelic duo of guitarist Adam Caine and drummer Federico Ughi.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
CLASSIC CITY ALLSTARS No info available.

Thursday, May 29
Georgia Theatre Rooftop On the Rooftop. 6 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.

Green Room 9 p.m.
MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.
PIPES YOU SEE, PIPES YOU DON’TPete Erchick (Olivia Tremor Control) plays gorgeous psych-pop.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 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 and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. 706-850-8561
LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.
STATE CHAMPION Rock and roll band from Louisville, KY.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason (Dark Meat, Dream Boat).

The Melting Point Athens Area Habitat Benefit. 8:30 p.m. $5.
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.

Friday, May 30
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5.
CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.
BEN TRICKEY Rising singer-songwriter from Atlanta whose music has been described as “tense, atmospheric and gloomy.”
THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5.
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.
TONGUES No info available.
SILVER EAGLE MINING CO. New local female-fronted rock and roll band.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. SOLD OUT.
THE JESTERS Formed in 1964, this will be the final performance for the classic soul and blues band.

Green Room 9 p.m.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
LITHUANIA New garage-rock duo featuring members of DRGN KING and Dr. Dog.
MEA CULPA Post-punk outfit from New Orleans.
ANCHOR BENDS Hi-fi Americana rock from ATL featuring ex-members of Leatherface.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE SALT FLATS Original guitar-driven blues-rock.

Saturday, May 31
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. (8 a.m.)
THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music. (10 a.m.)

Bootleggers Country & Western Bar 9 p.m.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Former Debris frontman and son of Randall Bramblett plays real Southern soul with a lethal jam-band featuring Derek Warren on bass, Dwayne Holloway on drums, Daniel Bell on guitar and newest member Carter Herring on guitar.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
TIA MADRE Band fronted by Walker Howle of Dead Confederate fame, featuring Matt Stoessel, Ivey Hughes, Paul McHugh and Bryan Howard.
PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

Georgia Bar 10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884
CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10.
COLONEL BRUCE HAMPTON Eccentric and legendary Georgia-based performer.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 4 p.m.
LITTLE KINGS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW The club celebrates a decade of stiff drinks and hot tunes with music from DJs The King and MC Cord, Dave Marr, Daniel Aaron, Ruby the Rabbitfoot, The Darnell Boys, Exotic Functions, Skin Colour, Eureka California, Cancers, Incendiaries and DJ Easy Rider.

Max 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
DON CHAMBERS Local singer-songwriter who has taken an experimental turn of late.
A MURDER OF ONE Dark Americana outfit from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original music from Catropolis featuring Rocket Gizmo’s, Toy Soldiers Coming to Life and Gomez The Multi-Colored Snake.

Monday, June 2
Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
BUFFALO HAWK Heavy, Crazy Horse-inspired band led by Matt Stoessel and featuring Paul McHugh, Brantley Senn and Jim Wilson.
“Indiegrass” outfit from Missouri.

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 Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, June 3
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5
YOUNG AMERICA Local alt-country band.
DREW KOHL Original singer/songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

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 Beauty & the Beard, Scott Rainwater, Doyle Willams and Lamar Williams Jr. and Neil Donnell Ray.

No promises about my schedule.There are a lot of shows I want to go to but finding time is problematic. I will try for Pocketful of Claptonite tonight. Kenosha Kid on Thurs. Fri I’m not sure, Claire Campbell and the Salt Flats are my best bets. Sat is a pig roast so I won’t be in town then. Big C’s Blues night Mon is my best bet of the week that I’ll be there. I’ll also try for 90 Acre Farm on Tues.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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