Music This Week Oct 21st thru Oct 27th

Hey there,
Great time at MagFest. Fantastic weather and music. Tedeschi Trucks was off the hook with Susan channeling Joe Cocker for her encore. It was even better than when she did it at Lockn’. The Motet, New Orleans Suspects, Col Bruce Hampton and Keller William’s Grateful Gospel were all outstanding shows. I’m sure there are more outstanding shows as I only heard about half the shows. There were two days with four stages running all day. I am down to three recorders so I had one recorder in the Music Hall and one at the Meadow Stage and left them running all day. I them spent my day going between the Amphitheater and Porch Stage with the remaining recorder. That is the reason for a number of walk up – fade in opening to some shows. I am working on posting the shows and plan on having everything done before leaving for Hulaween.
My apologies for not finishing the Paul Scales Memorial show before I left. Shows like that are really time consuming as they require me to listen to almost all of the show as there are a lot of gaps in time between speakers and music that have to be edited out. I can edit and post the entire MagFest in the time it will take to do Paul’s show. I hope to have that finished before Hulaween as well.
Speaking of Hulaween, someone (can’t remember who) offered me a rainbow colored wig for my clown outfit. If that is still available please let me know.
I can’t believe I leave for a few days in FL and come back to winter. I still have all my plants that I winter over in my greenhouse outside in the cold. I hope they didn’t get frost on them. I’ve been too busy to check. Yet another chore before Hulaween.
Umphrey’s McGee and Papadosio are some of the great out of town acts coming through town this week. I’m not sure if I’ll catch them, my plate is pretty full.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, October 21
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
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 8 p.m. $5.
ELLIOTT SMITH TRIBUTE Local musicians pay tribute to the late singer-songwriter. Featuring Patrick Carey, Jacob Morris, Eli Truett, Jef Whatley and more.

Live Wire 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
PASSAFIRE Savannah native reggae-rock band with a progressive feel.
LIONIZE Maryland-based funky jam band.
BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM UK-based project incorporating funk, ska, pop and dub.

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

Thursday, October 22
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE!
TABLOID Anthemic, jumpy pop rock from members of Little Gold, Hot Fudge, Blunt Bangs and Marshmallow Coast.
BAND & THE BEAT New dream-pop duo from songwriters Tracy Shedd and James Tritten.
FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $17.
PAPDOSIO Asheville-based electro-rock band.
THIRD NATURE North Carolina group playing a unique blend of rock, house, hip hop and downtempo.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
GREG HANKINS AND THE WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE The local jazz pianist leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music from Avashai Cohen, The Bad Plus, Feist, Elliott Smith and more.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.
LITTLE RITUALS Atlanta-based psychedelic alt-country band.

Friday, October 23
Bar Georgia 10 p.m. 706-850-9040
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.

Buffalo’s CafĂ© 7 p.m. $10.
THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
A Harvey Milk guitarist Creston Spiers’ other project is also raucous and depressive, but with more of a classic rock focus.
BASSOON Sludgy metal band from Brooklyn, NY.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $22.
THE POLYPHONIC SPREE The psych-rock collective celebrates its 15th anniversary by playing its first album in its entirety.
TELEGRAPH CANYON Fort Worth, TX-based experimental pop outfit.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
BACHARACH TO THE FUTURE Burt Bacharach cover band featuring members of The Dream Scene and Bubbly Mommy Gun.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. $5.
THE VG MINUS ’70s-styled power-pop/punk.
THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.
FREE ASSOCIATES Scuzzed out garage-rock with attitude.
STEEL No info available.

Live Wire 8 p.m.
TELEKINETIC WALRUS Funky, hip hop-influenced, synth-centric bass group from Miami.
AFROBETA Miami-based EDM duo.

Saturday, October 24
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
LILY HERNE Local folk singer-songwriter playing “12-string lucid dreams.” (8 a.m.)
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo. (10 a.m.)

Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040
BLUEGRASS ON DEMAND A who’s who of Georgia’s bluegrass all-stars with a progressive style that’s unique and spontaneous.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $16.
ARCHERS OF LOAF Long-running North Carolina indie rock band led by songwriter Eric Bachmann.
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

The Foundry 9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).
THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ’80s dance hits.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
RACHEL O’NEAL Local Athens solo folk artist.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m. $20.
TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS Authentic, engaging country act from Oklahoma.
THE BLACK LILLIES Knoxville, TN-based Appalachian folk collective.

Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. $5.
CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock.
MINORCAN Lo-fi folk rock out of Asheville, NC.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE SHORT BUS ALLSTARS Long-running local rock band.

Sunday, October 25
Downtown Athens 7:30 a.m.
ATHHALF Live bands play the 13.1-mile course, which starts on Washington St. downtown and ends at the UGA Tate Center. Featuring Dawgtown DJ (start line), DJ Mahogany (Mile 1), Whacka Pets (Mile 2), Despicable Liars (Mile 4), Reverend Conner Tribble & The Deacons (Mile 8), Zenith Blue and Connor Byers (Mile 9), Timi Conley & Friends (Mile 12) and The Welfare Liners (finish line).

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. $5.
JOE CAT & SCOTT BAXENDALE The local Americana singer and blues guitarist team up for a set.
KATIE BALL Local singer-songwriter performs.

Hi-Lo Lounge 9 p.m. $5.
SHELLSHAG Two-piece punk rock band from Brooklyn, NY.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

Monday, October 26
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $26.
GANG OF FOUR Legendary, rhythmic post-punk band from England.
THE NEW REGIME San Diego-based electro-rock project fronted by songwriter Ilan Rubin.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented jam-rock band from Statesboro.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m.
UMPHREY’S MCGEE Progressive-minded jam band known for its improvisational skills.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DANK Bluesy, Atlanta-based jam-rock band. Formerly known as Dank Sinatra.

Tuesday, October 27
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each performance.

Georgia Theatre 7 p.m.
UMPHREY’S MCGEE Progressive-minded jam band known for its improvisational skills.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
TWO’S DAY VISIONS Featuring Leisure Service, Tom Visions, Free Pizza, Erica Eso and Mans Trash.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

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

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