Music This Week Oct 1st thru Oct 7th

Hey there,
Fall festival season  is in full swing. This Sunday in Duluth is the Cam Jam . Next week Oct 11th at Sandy Creek Park is the 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival .
I’m leaving after that one for FL. MagFest, Hulaween and Bear Creek are the main ones but I bet I’ll find more when I’m down there. and .
I finally finished posting all of the Purple Hatter’s Ball, check it out. Dubconscious, Beats Antique, The Nth Power, Rising Appalachia and Squeedlepuss are just a few of this eclectic group of fantastic bands. .
I’m working on AURA and Bear Creek now, keep checking.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, October 1
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
LEE ANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing an acoustic set with a mix of covers and originals.
CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 5:30 p.m. FREE!
FABULOUS BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Alvanos (Elf Power) soars with his ’60s British, folk and psych-pop influenced sound. Every Wednesday in October!

Thursday, October 2
Green Room 9 p.m. $5.
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.
THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
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.

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE!
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).
THE SOUL REBELS Jazz/funk band from New Orleans, LA.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THOUGHTOMATIC Five-piece band from Milledgeville, GA featuring soaring solos, four-part harmonies and a tight rhythm section.

Nuçi’s Space Space Jam. 7 p.m. $5.
AUSTIN GREEN Member of the band Space Time Travelers plays a solo set.

Friday, October 3
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.
THE WHISKEY GENTRY Toe-tapping country and bluegrass band out of Atlanta.

The Melting Point 9 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).
JGBCB Local musicians pay tribute to “one of the greatest cover bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.”

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.

Saturday, October 4
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
LAVON SMITH Local writer and musician. (8 a.m.)
FOLK SOCIETY BAND Local group playing folk tunes. (10 a.m.)

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $3.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
THE GOLDEN CRESCENT WRENCH Drums-and-sax duo in the style of late-period Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Sonny Rollins.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $5.
BOBBY’S SHORTS Grateful Dead covers by members of the local band Futurebirds.

Green Room 10 p.m. SOLD OUT.
THE GLANDS The cult-favorite Athens pop-rock band returns for a rare show.

Iron Factory 9 p.m. 706-395-6877
ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as “a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock.” Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can’t go wrong here.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band that covers classic funk tunes.

Sunday, October 5
The World Famous North GA Folk Fest Benefit. 8 p.m. $10.
ART ROSENBAUM AND FRIENDS Local musician and historian plays a set with the help of some colleagues.

Monday, October 6
Creature Comforts Brewery Industry Appreciation Night. 5:30 p.m.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.
STRAYS Local garage-pop band featuring members of Velocirapture and Muuy Biien.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.
ROB NANCE Inspired by Doc Watson and Neil Young, Nance writes songs that mix contemporary and traditional Southern folk.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

The World Famous North GA Folk Fest Benefit. 8:30 p.m.
CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.

Tuesday, October 7
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.
FREE THE HONEY Jenny Hill, Lizzy Plotkin, and Katherine Taylor use a wide variety of instruments to create a cosmic harmony.

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
NEW COUNTRY REHAB Americana group led by Nashville-based songwriter Sam Lewis.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

The World Famous North GA Folk Fest Benefit. 8:30 p.m. $5.
MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

I’ll be attending a three day private festival this weekend and won’t be in Athens. I will try for Fabulous Bird this afternoon. I’ll be at Big C’s Blues Jam Mon and will try to catch Thayer Sarrano, Claire Campbell and Norma Rae before Big C. I’ll also try for Betsy Franck on Tues.

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

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