Music This Week Nov 11th thru Nov 17th

Hey there,
This is early because I want to make sure y’all got the message that Lockn’ early bird ticket sale ends Tues Nov 10th at 11:59 pm EST. Use promo code: LUMNI.
I have Hulaween posted. Enjoy! The thing I remember most about the crowd is that it filled the entire meadow. They were standing room only back to where the hill goes up behind the vendors area. I’m going to have to rethink my costume, wings just don’t work when you are trying to get thru the crowds. There were vendors in the camping areas, above the meadow stage, in the meadow stage area behind the soundboard, a second general store behind the lake and several other places and they still ran out of bottled water. Also the outdoor stages ran until 4 am. I can’t imagine it getting any bigger but I know it will when the stories about this one start going around. The Thurs lineup was one of the best of the fest, maybe they will add a fifth day of music. I had one major logistics problem, the scale of the festival. I had four stages and only three recorders. That meant I had to stet up recorders at the main stage and Amphitheater and carried the third recorder between the Campground and Spirit Lake stages. I left a friend in charge of the main stage recorder but he let me down and forgot to turn on the recorder for Railroad Earth and the two SCI shows on Fri.The Railroad Earth was the real bummer. I guess the bottom line is you have to be there to experience it for your self. About the only way to make it better is to have more Athens bands playing there. Plan on going next year.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 11
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE!
OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time!

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

The World Famous 10 p.m.
THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.
BRAVE BABY Anthemic folk-rock from Charleston, SC.
TRISTEN Versatile, Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter.

Thursday, November 12
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
WILL HOGE Prolific, well-regarded Americana artist from Nashville.
SUNDY BEST Country-influenced folk-rock duo from Kentucky.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 6 p.m. $15.
UNPLUGGED FOR THE COTTAGE A night of music to benefit the sexual-assault center, featuring diet-dangfly!, Beauty and the Beard, the Tiny Jazz Arkestra and Josh Perkins.

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.

The World Famous 10 p.m. 706-543-4002
NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis’ music is “a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond.” EP release show!
VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters plays electro-based, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.
THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe

Your Pie 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location)
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Playing acoustic jam-rock with a hint of folk.

Friday, November 13
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.
ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina.
THE FORD THEATRE REUNION Eclectic “circus-punk” group from Lexington, KY.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20.
GALACTIC High-energy, six-piece funk band from New Orleans.
YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND Funky, hard-hitting collective from Asheville, NC.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter and member of Grassland String Band.
MATT HECK Local singer-songwriter.
CALEB DARNELL Member of the Darnell Boys plays a solo set.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
KEVN KINNEY The Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ frontman performs a set of his solo material.
LANEY STRICKLAND Local Southern rock singer-songwriter.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

Saturday, November 14
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
MELANIE MORGAN The Between Naybors songwriter performs a set of solo folk material. (8 a.m.)
STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana. (10 a.m.)

The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

Sunday, November 15
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE!
CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE!
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays a solo set of smokin’ folk-country/Southern rock and roll.

Monday, November 16
Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m.
DAMIEN RICE Highly acclaimed Irish folk singer-songwriter.
MY BUBBA Vocal-centric Swedish/Icelandic folk duo.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
GOSH! Fuzzed-out psychedelic pop group from Illinois.
NIHILIST CHEERLEADER New local experimental punk band.
METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. Album release show!
OH JEREMIAH Country band from Mississippi inspired by songwriters like Josh Ritter and Ryan Adams.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday, November 17
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.
TRIATHALON Surfy, R&B-inspired indie-pop group from Savannah.
WANDERWILD Local indie rock roject led by local songwriter Matt Martin.
THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
ULTRA FAUX Gypsy jazz ensemble from Baltimore, MD.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE VINYL SUNS New local blues-rock five-piece.

I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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