Music This Week May 3rd thru May 9th

Hey there,
The 39th Athens Human Rights Festival is this weekend!!! Please join us Sat and Sun for a fantastic weekend of speakers, music and fun.We learned our lesson from last year and paid the extra bucks to order beautiful weather so no excuse to miss it.
The full schedule is at bottom of this post.
As always we need your help and support to make the festival happen, Please come to town Fri around 7:30 pm and help with the setup, We need able bodied people to raise the stage, put up tables and barricades, etc, etc. Also please stick around after the festival on Sun to help take down and pack up. Remember, most of our work force can get senior discounts so we really need younger volunteers to help carry on this tradition.
Don’t forget to stop by and get this year’s fashion must, the festival T-shirt!
BTW great to see Fester Hagood rekindling Tues Night Confessional.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 3
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20)
MOTHERSHIP “Intergalactic heavy rock trio” from Dallas, TX.
TORO Atlanta-based heavy rock group fronted by guitarist Zack Hembree.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!
GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $27 (door).
SPOON Long-running indie-rock band from Austin, TX known for its lean, guitar-centric sound.
TENNIS Buzzy, husband-and-wife indie-pop duo from Denver, CO.

Thursday, May 4
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8p.m. FREE!
OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… Jason Fuller and Seth Hendershot get together with friends to bring you some of their favorite sounds.

Live Wire 10 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
TECROPOLIS Athens’ longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

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. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens
SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band. Album release show!
CASUAL BURN Psychedelic garage-punk band from New Orleans.
SPACE DUNGEON This local collective features a dollop of hip hop, a pinch of space and a sprinkle of jazz.
SALINE Local four-piece “shoegrease” band.

Friday, May 5
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit.

Iron Factory 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
SATHIEL SALADANA Playing psychedelic blues with echoing effects.
CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of loop-heavy solo jams.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $5–$10. www.livewireathens.com
AARON LEBOS REALITY Diverse South Florida-based trio with jazz and rock influences.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

Saturday, May 6
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net
TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter.

College Square 10 a.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org
ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Day one of the 39th annual festival features music from Universal Sigh, Diva Experience, Klezmer Local 42, Timi and Wonderland Rangers, Mister Tie Dye, MrJordanMrTonks, Athens Cowboy Choir, Fat Arm Daddy, Adam Payne, The Squalls, Benjamin Simpson and Caroline Aiken. For times, see festival website.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge.
FLAT DUO JETS The legendary rockabilly band, fronted by guitarist Dex Romweber, returns for a special performance.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
PARKE & O’CONNELL Local singer-songwriter duo.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s.
PICKLED HOLLER Local “folk-grass” collective.

Terrapin Beer Co. 4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com
BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics.

Sunday, May 7
College Square 1 p.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org
ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Day two of the 39th annual festival features music from Working Class Heroes, Caroline Aiken & Catch a C.A.B., Dirty Doors, Rev. Conner Tribble, The Norm and Jefferson Shuttlecraft. For times, see festival website.

Monday, May 8
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
ILLEGAL DRUGS Four-piece anthemic hard rock band out of Atlanta.
MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.
HOT FUDGE Local psych-rock project helmed by guitar wizard Kris Deason.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
GNARLY G & FRIENDS Get down with some funky, horn-laden tunes.

Tuesday, May 9
Creature Comforts Brewery 5:30 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com
JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.
TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com
SHONEN KNIFE All-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka in 1981.
MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

The Foundry Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singer-songwriters from Athens and across the country.

Here is the festival schedule:
AHRF Schedule for Saturday May 6
Young Adults Program
10:00-11:00  Wooten Woopets & Montessori School Chorus & Ukulele Club
11:00-11:10  Warren McPherson-Director of Athens Montessori School
11:10-11:20  John Knox-Education
11:20-12:20  The New Guard with Caroline Aiken
12:20-12:40  Festival Welcome/Dancing Flowers for Peace
12:40-1:10  Music  Benjamin Simpson
1:10-1:25  Speakers Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Vashaun Jones-Cultural Activist for Blind Georgians
1:25-1:55   Music  Squalls
1:55-2:10     Speaker Sherri Tanner    Project Safe
Shannon Martinez   Former White Supremacist
2:10-2:40     Music  Adam Payne
2:40-3:00    Speakers  Tyrone Brooks-Moore’s Ford Movement
Dr Steele- National President SCLC
3:00-3:40     Music  Fat Arm Daddy
3:40-4:00     Speaker A4E/AIRC
4:00-4:40     Music  Athens Cowboy Choir
4:40-4:55   Speaker    Michelle Sanchez Executive VP at Young Democrats
4:55-5:25    Music-  MrJordanMrTonks
5:25-5:40     Speaker Warren McPherson
5:40-6:20     Music- Mister Tie Dye
6:20-6:35     Speaker Rob Wood – Georgia Equality
6:35-7:30     Music- Timi and Wonderland Rangers
7:30-7:45     Speaker Ted Terry – Mayor of Clarkston Ga.
7:45-8:45     Music-  Klezmer  Local 42
8:45-9:00      Speaker Hip Hop Activist   Ricky Simone
9:00-10:00     Music  Diva Experience
10:00-10:15   Speaker         Live Athens
10:15 –  Closing Music  Universal Sigh

AHRF Schedule for Sunday May 7
1:00- 4:45  AIRC, AADM, A4E
4:45   – 5:15  Music Repent At Leisure
5:15 –   5:30  Speakers Millard Farmer, Chad Clay-Immigration
5:30   – 6:00  Music  Jefferson Shuttlecraft
6:00   – 6:15  Speaker Dawn Johnson-Indivisible Athens
6:15   – 7:00  Music  Reverend Conner Tribble
7:00   – 7:15  Speaker Open mike/Quinn-Green Party
7:15   – 8:00  Music  The Norm
8:00   – 8:15  Speakers Open mike
8:15   – 9:15  Music  Caroline Aiken and CATCH A C.A.B.
9:15   – 9:30  Speaker Ed Tant
9:30   – Closing Music  Working Class Heroes

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows and especially at the Human Rights Festival.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

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