Music This Week May 8th thru May 14th

Hey there,
I guess I should have seen Rev. DeBhrul’s show last Thurs.  as a portent of things
to come, it was rained out. For the first time in 35 years the Athens Human
Rights Fest. was canceled due to the weather. It started out well with our
building the stage in record time (at least a record for the four years I helped
build it). It also was packed up in record time, doing it in the daylight instead of
2AM helped. Thank you so much to everyone who helped and a special thank
you to Eric Haas who volunteered his time helping the sound crew set up.
We will be meeting on Thurs. to reschedule, I’ll keep you posted.
The good news is Tommy Jordan played on stage Sun. while we were taking the
stage down to keep his 35 year record of playing at every Festival intact.
I used the free time to work on the backlog of music waiting to be posted. The
even better news is I had time to find software that will greatly reduce the time it
takes me to edit and enhance the sound of the shows. Check the new posts at:
http://livemusicathensga.com/music-by-date/. (Some are with the new s/w, some not).
In case you missed this, here is something that amused me:
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, May 8
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
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: a
potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.
Green Room 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
JGBCB Members of Sweet Knievel and friends pay tribute to “one of the
greatest bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.”
Thursday, May 9
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul
featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
MANS TRASH Solo project from Mercer West (Bubbly Mommy Gun).
Featuring The Woodgrains.
The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
RAQ High-energy jam band with complex song structure and quirky lyrics out of
Burlington, VT.
THE HEAVY PETS R&B rock band known for its energized live performances.
DePalma’s Italian Cafe 6 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)
THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark
Cunningham.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
HIBBARD/WRIGHT PROJECT New collaboration between Grammy-winning
saxophonist Mace Hibbard and local guitarist Trey Wright, also featuring bassist
Marc Miller and drummer Marlon Patton. CD release show!
Friday, May 10
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
MONKEYGRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew.
Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $13. www.georgiatheatre.com
RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s
Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. CD release show!
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who
has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.
KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
HOLY LIARS Dark, in your face Southern rock from this local trio.
VESPOLINA Local band fronted by Daniel Aaron that plays rich, evocative,
country-tinged rock. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.
CHARLIE GARRETT Country-tinged Southern rock.
SAD DADS This sort-of supergroup of unaccomplished townies shares sad and
goofy DIY songs influenced by Pavement, Captain Beefheart and more.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 6 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
KILLICK & JOHN NORRIS Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds
coaxes unconventional sounds from his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big
Red. Playing with drummer and collaborator John Norris.
The World Famous 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY The former Drive-By Truckers bassist
plays inspired folk-rock tunes with her new band.
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern
Americana.
Saturday, May 11
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
REVEREND DEBRUHL This local rock quartet plays a bluesy Southern style
with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.
The World Famous 8 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens.com
PALEFACE Joyful, foot-stompin’ folk musician with a rich and star-studded
past.
ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart, the kind that can either
make you tear up or laugh out loud.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
THE RAYS FEATURING CARLA LEFEVER This band, led by longtime
Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll!
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
EVAN & AVERY LEIGH Folksy local duo. (8 a.m.)
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing
songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic
performance. (10 a.m.)
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
ALCES MUSIC NIGHT Local musicians play to benefit ALCES.
Monday, May 13
The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance
Society. Tonight’s show will feature live music from Celtic band Emerald Road,
new songs from Katie Pruitt and bluegrass from The Red Oak Southern String
Band. Susan Staley opens and hosts.
The World Famous 8 p.m. FREE! www.theworldfamousathens.com
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.
Caledonia Lounge
9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
SHEHEHE “Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.”
SCOUNDREL Garage-punk band from Chicago.
BEACH PARTY No information available.
KATER MASS Local, gritty pop-punk band.
Tuesday, May 14
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.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, Sly and the Family Stone,
Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Local songwriter Fester Hagood presents
this weekly series featuring Nancy Kaye, Hill Roberts, Trapper’s Cabin and
Chandler McGee, a crew of singer-songwriters that comprises The Law Band.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com
STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive
rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.
Tonight I’ll be at GATH for Ike Stubblefield, Caroline Aiken  and John Keane’s Strawberry Flats show. Tomorrow, where else? Green Room with JGBCB. Thurs. I’m really looking forward to RAQ and The Heavy Pets at GATH. I saw them at AURA and highly recommend them. I’ll try to stop by Hendershot’s before  that to catch some of Hibbard/Wright with my friend Marlon Patton on drums. Fri I’m not sure, I’m leaning towards the Purple Hatter’s Ball in Live Oak, FL coming back in time for The Hoot! @ MP then the second set of Kenosha Kid. Tues I’ll try for Old Skool Trio @ GATH rooftop before String Theory @ MP. If I don’t go to FL I’ll try for Killick @ Flicker before the Bramblett’s @ GATH on Fri. Sat another try to catch Rev, DeBhrul, they won’t be rained out @ Nowhere Bar!
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt

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