Music This Week Nov 20th thru Nov 26th

Hey there,
I’m back!!!
WOW, as always Suwanee Music Park comes through. Hulaween and Bear Creek were remarkable. I will try to give y’all an update later this week on those shows. This is a quickie email so expect the inevitable update. I haven’t checked email in nearly three weeks and I always have last minute emails from bands announcing shows but won’t have them in this email.
You know it takes 3 days to catch up for every day you are away so I probably won’t catch up until next year. I have probably over 100 hours of recordings from the two festivals.
There is a lot of great music in town this week with a lot of out of towners, some of them coming back from Bear Creek. My don’t miss of the week is the “Dark Side of the Dead” Cosmic Charlie show. I’ve heard Johnny Winters won’t allow recordings of his shows so I’m not sure if I’ll go there tonight.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, November 20
Caledonia Lounge10 p.m. $5 ($16 for four-night wristband).
CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL NIGHT ONE Night one of four of the local label’s showcase. Featuring Black Moon (10 p.m.), Sea of Dogs (10:30 p.m.), Helen Scott (11 p.m.), Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t (11:30 p.m.), Rene LeConte (12 a.m.) and Jacob Morris (12:30 a.m.).

 

 The Coffee Shop of Athens 8 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8990
BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from ’60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $2. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.
MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays “songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular ‘country and western’ musical style.”

 

 

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
MBUS BATTLE OF THE BANDS Local student bands compete, including Surreal, Big Morgan and Uncle Dad.

 

 

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com
CONSIDER THE SOURCE New York trio who describe themselves as “sci-fi Middle Eastern funk.”
SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.

 

 

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band. Performing every Wednesday in November. This week features special guests Bo Hembree and Adam Poulin.

 

 

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $27 (door).
JOHNNY WINTER Legendary blues artist from Beaumont, TX who was voted as one of the world’s top 100 guitarists by Rolling Stone.

 

 

New Earth Athens 9 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com
TODD SHEAFFER Guitarist and vocalist for Americana band Railroad Earth performs a solo set.
SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the former Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and Mike Strickland.
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

 

 

Thursday, November 21
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 ($16 for four-night wristband). CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL NIGHT TWO Night two of four of the local label’s showcase. Featuring French Exit (10 p.m.), Freehand (10:30 p.m.), Casper & the Cookies (11 p.m.), Cult of Riggonia (11:30 p.m.), Grape Soda (12 a.m.), Half Acid/Wild of Night (12:30 a.m.), The Cryptides (1 a.m.) and Naan Violence (1:30 p.m.). Psychedelic visuals provided by Eye Gate.

 

 

Echo 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-548-2266
CAROLINE AIKEN AND FRIENDS One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

 

 

40 Watt Club Poverty is Real Benefit. 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).

 

SEVEN HANDLE CIRCUS A rowdy, fun and modern interpretation of traditional bluegrass and folk.
THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor.

 

 

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com
BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country.
RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country.
THE LAW BAND Hard rockin’ country act based in the southern music capital of Atlanta, Georgia, with influences of Americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and psychedelic.

 

 

Green Room 10 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.”

 

 

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar YWCO Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.
IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

 

 

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Banjos from outer space.
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

 

 

New Earth Athens 10 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall.com
THE MALAH Denver, CO based live-electronic trio.
SIGNAL PATH Live-electronic music trio from Denver, CO.
ASIAN TEACHER FACTORY Four-piece “avant-rock” band from Asheville, NC.
AOTEAROA Duo that plays “nomadic jungle funk.”

 

 

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840
CARLA LE FEVER AND FRIENDS Local singer performs an acoustic set and then hosts an open full-rock jam. P.A., drums, bass rig, keyboards and guitar amps set up and ready to go. Please bring your guitars and sticks. Every Thursday!

 

 

The World Famous 9:30 p.m. $7. www.theworldfamousathens.com
DON CHAMBERS This local favorite’s whiskey-soaked bootstomps capture a certain dusty closing-time chic, though he has recently opted for a more minimal, pastoral sound. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.
JACOB MORRIS Morris plays an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

 

 

Friday, November 22
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 ($16 for four-night wristband).
CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL NIGHT THREE Night three of four of the local label’s showcase (split between Caledonia and Flicker Bar). Featuring Taxi-Cab Verses (10 p.m.), Space Trucks (11 p.m.), Faster Circuits (12 a.m.) and Circulatory System (1 a.m.). Psychedelic visuals provided by Eye Gate

 

 

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9:30 p.m. $5 ($16 for four-night wristband).
CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL NIGHT THREE Night three of four of the local label’s showcase (split between Flicker and Caledonia Lounge). Featuring Gumshoe (9:30 p.m.), The Visitations (10:30 p.m.), Spirit Tramp (11:30 p.m.), Hot Fudge (12:30 a.m.) and The Dream Scene (1:30 a.m.)

 

 

40 Watt Club Poverty is Real Benefit. 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
SWAMP DOGG Pure Southern soul, anchored on tight grooves and accentuated by horns. See story on p. 14.
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES Gritty, bluesy rock and roll mixed with smooth, twangy R&B. Featuring former members of The Dexateens.
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

 

 

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com
BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country.
RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country.
THE LAW BAND Hard rockin’ country act based in the southern music capital of Atlanta, Georgia, with influences of Americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and psychedelic.

 

 

The World Famous 9 p.m. $7. www.theworldfamousathens.com
DODD FERRELLE Longtime local songwriter performs a set of his worn-in Americana tunes.

 

 

Saturday, November 23
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. (8 a.m.)
MANMADE MOUNTAINS Banjos from outer space. (10 a.m.)

 

 

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 ($16 for four-night wristband). www.caledonialounge.com

 

CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL NIGHT FOUR Night four of four of the local label’s showcase (split between Caledonia and Flicker Bar). Featuring Done Gone (9:30 p.m.), Old Smokey (10:30 p.m.), The New Sound of Numbers (11:30 p.m.) and Supercluster (12:30 a.m.)

 

 

Echo 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-548-2266
FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays classic funk, disco and rock and roll covers.

 

 

Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. $5 ($16 for four-night wristband). CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL NIGHT FOUR Night four of four of the local label’s showcase (split between Flicker and Caledonia Lounge). Featuring T.S. Woodward (10 p.m.), The Shoal Creek Stranglers (11 p.m.) and Bacharach to the Future (12 a.m).

 

 

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

 

LULLWATER Polished local alternative rock band that explores grunge and Southern rock.

 

THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.

 

AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, and danceable rock n roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse.

 

 

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics. Performing “Dark Side Of The Dead,” a hybrid show featuring the music of both the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd.

 

 

New Earth Athens Poverty is Real Benefit. 9:30 p.m. $10.
GREENHOUSE LOUGE Electronic musical trio combining the samples and rumbling dub basslinbes of a DJ, rock guitar leads, heavy synthesized bass and live drums with breakbeat dynamics. See story on p. 14.
SKYMATIC Electronic hip hop project based in Atlanta.

 

 

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.

 

 

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band.
CHRIS MOORE Bluesy local singer-songwriter.

 

 

Monday, November 25
Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.

 

 

Tuesday, November 26
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
THE HONEY SLIDERS Says the band: “Featuring Jonathan Walker, playing original music from Catopolis inspired by Rocket Gizmos and Gomez The Multi-Colored Snake.”

 

 

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.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 and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

 

 

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. $2. 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Wayfarer State with Colin Manko, Dylan Sheppard, John Swilley and Cortez Garza.

 

I have no idea where I’ll be this week

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