Music This Week May 6th thru May 12th

Hey there,
WOW what a fantastic weekend! The 37th AHRF was a smashing success.
Thank you to everyone that joined our celebration and especially to all the volunteers who helped. Beautiful weather, great speakers and an awesome lineup of music made this festival one of our best.
I, however, didn’t fare so well. After nearly 9 hours working on the stage and setup and 3 hours of sleep I wasn’t on top of my game on Sat. I had problems recording two bands but I guess karma was watching out for me because the two bands contained some of the people I love the most in Athens so they hopefully will forgive me the soonest. My batteries died during MrJordanMr Tonks and I ran out of space on my SD card in my recorder after 37 minutes of JGBCB. I have already sent out emails to see if I can find other recordings of the bands to complete the shows.
Yes, those were my flowers in front of the stage, I hope y’all enjoyed them.
I’m leaving Thurs for the Purple Hatter Ball. I do have an extra early bird priced ticket available. I bought my tickets when they were $75 plus taxes and fees for a total of $93 which is what I’m asking. They are now $138 plus taxes and fees and will probably be $150 at the gate. This is the 3 day pass with camping. Please let me know asap if you want the ticket and save about $50. Seven zero six 548-4488.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 6
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com
ELEPHANT REVIVAL Nederland, CO-based progressive Americana band with gypsy and Celtic influences.
GYPSY WILDCATS Local group playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $28. www.georgiatheatre.com
DWEEZIL ZAPPA Frank Zappa’s son plays a long, ambitious set of his father’s favorites and obscure gems.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
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, Funkadelic and more.

Live Wire 7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com
OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

Thursday, May 7
The Foundry 8 p.m. $6. www.thefoundryathens.com
DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW Vaudevillian rock and roll act from New Orleans, showcasing their “Gypsy Brass Circus Rock.”

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
RANDALL BRAMBLETT & GEOFF ACHISON BAND Bramblett’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Tonight, he’s teaming up with Australian blues guitarist Achison and his band for a collaborative set.

Little Kings Shuffle Club Healing Place Benefit. 8 p.m. $5.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

Live Wire 8 p.m. www.livewireathens.com
LES RACQUET Prog/power-pop trio with three-part vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and interesting instrumentals, all backed up with jazz musicianship.
THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.

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, May 8
Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $5. www.buffaloscafe.com
UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

Caledonia Lounge 7:30 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20).
UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Blue Tower, Rat Babies, Night Terrors, Spray Tan, Dangerous Assumptions, Shehehe, WAFT, War Revenge, The Fact and The Joy Kills.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.
KENNY GEORGE BAND Alt-country group from Aiken, SC.
MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter.

The Foundry 9 p.m. $10. www.thefoundryathens.com
THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE Tribute band performing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band with special guests Randall Bramblett, Steve Hunter, Eric Carter and others.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
STEEP CANYON RANGERS Progressive bluegrass music rooted in tradition and oozing with instrumental dexterity.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.
JAHMAN BRAHMAN Jam rock band self-described as “shred ‘n’ flow” featuring fluid progressions full of funky, wah-wah pedal riffs.

VFW 7 p.m. $8. www.vfwathens.com
TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

Saturday, May 9
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SARAH ELIZABETH ADAMS Local singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes. They’ll be preceded by a performance by bellydancing crew Shimmy Mob. (10:10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 4 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com
UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Go-Nowheres, Awkward Sounds, Low Cotton, Forsaken Profits, Neon Knives, The Swank, Random Conflict, Wombat In Combat, La Suegra, Ganges Phalanges, Triangle Fire, Cooter Punch, Karbomb, La Madrugada, Rubrics, Rotten Stitches and El ChupaSkabra.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
MOUSER Exuberant, long-running local garage-pop outfit that experiments with noise jams.
SMOKEDOG This local band plays noisy, burned-out experimental rock and roll.
THE FLAME THROWERS No info available.
DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. CD release party!
GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.
EMILY BACKUS One half of local sister-folk duo The Skipperdees performs.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.
PARTIAL CINEMA This local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

VFW 7 p.m. $8. www.vfwathens.com
TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

Sunday, May 10
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 3 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and ’40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies. This is a special Mother’s Day performance.

Orange Twin Conservation Community 2:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL Led by enigmatic songwriter Jeff Mangum, this legendary local group recently re-entered the spotlight after years of inactivity.
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Long-running local psychedelic rock ensemble featuring members of the Olivia Tremor Control.
ELF POWER A longtime fixture on the Athens music scene, Elf Power plays fuzzy, melodic, psychedelic pop.
THE MUSIC TAPES Elephant 6 stalwart Julian Koster and his whimsical, esoteric outfit perform.
ROBERT SCHNEIDER The Elephant 6 mainstay and Apples in Stereo frontman performs a solo set.
THIMBLE CIRCUS Athens-based artist and musician Jill Carnes performs.

Monday, May 11
The Foundry 8 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Hoot features Three Arrows, Whisper Kiss and Daniel Mack & Pick’n Coop. Susan Staley opens and hosts.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
ADRON The strong, fluttering voice of Atlanta’s Adrienne McCann meanders through her blend of mellow Tropicalia and low-key jazz.
LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
HOT CLUB OF ATHENS Multinational four-piece jazz project featuring locals Kishi Bashi, Keiko Ishibashi, Antoon Speters and Elijah Smith.
RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET This group performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, May 12
Georgia Theatre 6:30 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com
BAR TAB 5 An all-star event benefiting the Garrie Vereen Roadie Fund at Nuci’s Space. Featuring Todd Nance, Larry Aquaviva, David Barbe, Randall Bramblett, Eric Carter, Sam Holt, Patterson Hood, Daniel Hutchens, John Keane, Kathy Kirbo, Eric Martinez, Mike “Spanky” McClure, Jon Mills, John Neff, Sunny Ortiz, Tori Pater, Aaron Phillips, William Tonks and Col. Bruce Hampton.

I’m going to Zappa’s show on Wed but he won’t let me record so you should definitely go to his show. I’ll catch Elephant Revival in FL at PHB on Thurs.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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