Music This Week Oct 29th thru Nov 4th

Hey there,
A lot of great music this week and the WILD RUMPUS!!! It starts with a Kids’ Monster Mash Party noon, get into costume and gather at 8 pm in parking lot @ corner of Pulaski and Clayton St’s. The parade starts at 8:30 I highly recommend the energy from being in the parade. Thanks to Timi Conley and everyone who helped put this on. Let’s keep the energy going and make Wild Rumpus the Mardi Gras of Athens. This is the second one I’ve missed, bummer.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, October 29
New Earth Athens 7-9 p.m.
Open Mike hosted by Caroline Aiken.
Caroline  has spent the last 45 years taking her sensual voice, masterful songwriting, expertise with 6 and 12 string guitars, adding in her love, heart, wit and intelligence and has honed it into a living treasure. Every Wednesday.
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).
ORENDA FINK Formerly of Azure Ray, Fink’s solo music explores mysticism and the Southern gothic subconscious.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.
FLIGHT MODE Kenny Aguar and Leslie Grove lead a trip down new-wave memory lane, with faithful homages to the dark, minimal pioneers of punk and synth-pop.

Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $15.
THE DEVIL MAKES THREE Celebrated Americana group featuring eclectic instrumentation.
THE CAVE SINGERS Northwestern indie-folk trio.

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 30
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. FREE!
SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band. This special Halloween show will feature additional members and lots of cover tunes.
PARROTHEAD Athens’ premier punk rock Jimmy Buffet cover band.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

Green Room 9 p.m.
THE BOHANNONS Rock and roll straight from Chattanooga, TN.
PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums.

New Earth Athens 9 p.m. FREE! (before 10:30), $3.
THRILLFEST Featuring music from DJ Kayez and Jeremiah, as well as a costume contest and the premiere of the “Intergalactic Zombie Hunter” music video.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, October 31
Downtown Athens 8:30 p.m. FREE!
WILD RUMPUS Enjoy live music on Washington Street after the parade, with sets by Timi and the Rumpus Band, plus the the High-Falootin’ Scallywags Drum Brigade and the Tiger Girlz on trapeze.
Max On the Patio. 10 p.m. 706-254-3392 WILD RUMPUS After Party
POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton.
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.

40 Watt Club 9:30 p.m. $5.
ELF POWER A longtime fixture on the Athens music scene, Elf Power plays fuzzy, melodic, psychedelic pop.
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Long-running local psychedelic rock ensemble featuring members of the Olivia Tremor Control.

Georgia Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884
JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by Adam Poulin.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $27.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars play a special Halloween show.
HOUNDMOUTH Alternative-country group from Indiana.

Green Room 9 p.m.
AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, danceable rock and roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse.
PIERCE EDENS Americana singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.
SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
GRASSLAND STRING BAND The local roots group plays Neil Young’s landmark 1972 album Harvest in its entirety.
CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.
TRANSYLVANIA MOTORCADE Americana/rock group from Atlanta.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv. or w/ costume), $7 (door).
RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Dead Quinter playing blues jams.

New Earth Athens Satanic BBQ & Potluck. 8 p.m. $8.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.
STARBENDERS Four-piece art-punk band from Atlanta.
DJ KUNG FUSCO AND MR. PURPLE Spinning punk, new wave and super sounds of the ’70s.

The World Famous 9 p.m.
THE PAUL COLLINS BEAT Legendary power-pop figure Paul Collins (The Nerves, The Beat) heads this rotating cast.
CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock.

Saturday, November 1
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)
TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
JOHN FRENCH & THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French’s sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.
DANIEL AMADEE Gruff-voiced singer-songwriter from New Orleans.
MOHICAN DAWN Local band fronted by Shayna Hobbs, a songwriter who has drawn comparisons to Feist and Joni Mitchell.

New Earth Athens 7 p.m. $10.
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

Sunday, November 2
Ted’s Most Best 5 p.m. FREE!
COY, DEMARCUS AND NORRIS Virtuoso jazz performance from guitarist Dan Coy (Bonaventure Quartet), bassist Andrea DeMarcus (Cicada Rhythm) and drummer John Norris (Thunder O(h)m, Gumshoe, Kate Morrissey).

Monday, November 3
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.

Tuesday, November 4
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Reid Stripling and Richard Chamberlain. Plus, house band Levon Zevon.

This week is Hulaween for me.
It would be great if someone would record Big C’s Blues Night for me.
Peace and Love,

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