Music This Week Oct 30th thru Nov 5th

Hey there,
First a disclaimer: I am using a lot of SWAG (scientific wild ass guess) writing this. I am running around like crazy trying to get everything ready for my trip to Florida so I don’t have time to research my recommendations. A lot them are based on knowing the venues and the people scheduling at the venues. As always I highlight bands I have heard before and know they will put on a good show in blue.
My highlights for last week were Kenosha Kid and Thayer Sarrano’s Twin Peaks show, Killick and The Home of Easy Credit and the Wild Rumpus shows at 40 Watt.
My apologies if you did not receive my email last week, there was a glitch sending it. Most of the people I contacted received it but some did not. You can always go to my Home page  to find the latest emails. This will be my last email for several weeks. I am leaving for Hulaween Thurs and will stay in FL thru Bear Creek. I hope to see y’all there, especially Bear Creek. It is my favorite festival vibe and has a fantastic lineup. Check them out at:  and

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, October 30
Green Room 9 p.m. $5.
ULTRAVIOLET HIPPOPOTAMUS An explosive five-piece progressive improvisational band with a rapidly growing fan base across the U.S. and beyond.
SQUISCH This new local three-piece band is a genre-shuffling enigma that will keep you grooving all night.

The Melting Point 7 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door), $6 (w/UGA ID).
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990
JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

The World Famous 9 p.m. $10.
MIKE & RUTHY The founders of defunct folk-rock band the Mammals have a reputation for breathtaking delivery and intimate performance.

Thursday, October 31
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5.
THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales’ lo-fi avant-garde pop project.
COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.
WILD OF NIGHT Local band featuring members of Bubbly Mommy Gun.
RENE LECONTE Lo-fi pop project featuring Joe Kubler (Sleeping Friends, Bubbly Mommy Gun).
MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.
HALF ACID Greg O’Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes. For this show, he will perform Terry Riley’s “In C.”
GYPS Xander Witt (Muuy Biien) plays a set of ambient drone.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia’s favorite ’70s light-rock tribute band returns to town to perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller in its entirety.

Green Room 9 p.m. FREE!
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing rootsy, energetic and heartfelt tunes.
FAMILY & FRIENDS Homegrown folk-rock act.
CHARLIE AND THE FOXTROTS Folk-pop band from Nashville, TN.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Dictatortoctober. 6 p.m.
THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves. This is a Halloween-themed finale of the band’s Dictatortoctober series.
SACRED CITY Atlanta-based rock band consisting of siblings Phil and Alyson Rogers.

Max Slaughterhouse. 10 p.m. 706-254-3392
RITVALS Junk-rock band featuring members of Muuy Biien.
SHEHEHE Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.
DJ INCUBUS Spinning a set of spooky late-night tunes.

Stan Mullins Art Studio Heads Will Roll. 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).
DEAD CONFEDERATE With its moody, dark weaving of Southern rock and grunge, reverb-heavy local group Dead Confederate has ascended in popularity across the nation.
THE POWDER ROOM Local heavyweight trio of Gene Woolfolk, Aaron Sims and Bubba McDonald playing noisy “ramp-rock.”

Friday, November 1
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop.
HEAVEN Shoegaze-inspired band featuring members of The Comas, Dean & Britta and Swervedriver.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
CHARLIE AND THE FOXTROTS Folk-pop band from Nashville, TN.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.

The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.) $13 (door).
DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran record producer John Keane in the spring of 2010, featuring a supergroup of talented Athens musicians including Dodd Ferrelle, Rachel O’Neal, Tom Ryan, Deane Quinter, Tim White and Scott Sanders.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
RYAN BOSS Atlanta-based singer-songwriter who “captures a moment and moves it forward.”

Saturday, November 2
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays ukelele-based pop songs. Album release show!
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.

New Earth Athens 6 p.m. $5.
BEATHLANTA MUSIC FESTIVAL A one-day festival from the folks behind, featuring 22 bands, including 72nd and Central, Rrest, Nutbush, Detroit Mutant Radio, Bearknuckle, Waking the Bates, Swervocity, Swank Sinatra, Phossy Jaw, Surrogates, Justin Turberville, Hot Wives, R_Garcia, Bloodplums, Sneaky Hand, Raeki, Padre, Slambo, Dyess, Horrible Idea, Donny Dey and Kevin Spears.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 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 World Famous 9 p.m. $5.
THE GOONS Supergroup featuring members of The Glands, Casper and the Cookies and The Olivia Tremor Control, playing warm pop-rock in the style of Yo La Tengo and Elf Power.
FASTER CIRCUITS New local psych-pop group led by Elephant 6 mainstay Derek Almstead.

Sunday, November 3
ACC Library Live at the Library. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650
JAZZCHRONIC Local funk/rock band plays a set.

Monday, November 4
Green Room 9 p.m.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, Southern-inspired shoegaze tunes that create desolate musical environments.
JAY ARNER Lo-fi synth explorer from Vancouver, BC.
SONDRA SUN-ODEON Brooklyn-based songwriter whose raw, atmospheric compositions call to mind artists like Grouper.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 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 5
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
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 Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

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 Blake Guthrie and Candid Coal People.

Slight chance I’ll catch Ike Stubblefield tonight. Better chance I’ll catch Squisch and Ultraviolet Hippopotamus Wed (with a name like that they should be good).
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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