Music This Week Oct 7th thru Oct 13th

Hey there,
I actually thought I was going to have last years Magfest posted before I go to this year’s Magfest. Then I saw this week’s shows. Athens Intensified, AiA Mini Jazz Festival, the North GA Folk Festival, Abby Road Live and Randall Bramblett in town with a ton of other shows means that plan is scrapped. I’m already double booked several nights. I guess it will serve to help me prepare for Magfest. There will be four stages and I’m down to three recorders so I’ll spend most of my time bouncing between stages.
This week I’m certain I’ll be at Sandy Creek Park on Sat for the North GA Folk Festival. The rest I’ll figure out on the fly.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, October 7
Caledonia Lounge Athens Intensified. 8 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18–20).
HHBTM RECORDS SHOWCASE Featuring music from New Wives, Hunger Anthem, Try the Pie, Fake Flowers, Marshmallow Coast and Bee Terror Thing.

Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.

The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

Live Wire 8 p.m. FREE!
OPEN MIC Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time!

Normaltown Hall 8 p.m.
GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.
WILDER MAKER Folky, experimental indie rock band from Brooklyn.
SLOW PARADE Atlanta/Athens-based band featuring members of Cicada Rhythm and Grand Vapids.

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

Thursday, October 8
Caledonia Lounge Athens Intensified. 8 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18–20).
VOCKAH REDU High-energy, New Orleans-based bounce artist.
ROSE QUARTZ Synth-based pop project from Denver, CO.
THE ELECTRIC SONS Indie/electronic duo from Atlanta.
LOUIE LARCENY Local MC with a fiery delivery and dark, moody beats.
YUNG YANG Local DJ does creative live mixing of vogue house, dancehall, juke, bounce and other propulsive club oddities new and old.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
LAKE STREET DIVE Pop-focused, genre-bending band from Brooklyn that has enjoyed national recognition of late.
MISS TESS Brooklyn-based singer makes “modern vintage” music that nods to the traditions of saloon jazz, country swing, early rockabilly and New Orleans second line.

Go Bar Athens Intensified. 9 p.m. 706-546-5609
DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.

The Grotto 10 p.m. 706-549-9933
PARTIAL SIGH Supergroup featuring members of local bands Partial Cinema and Universal Sigh.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar AiA Mini Jazz Festival. 8 p.m. $7 (show), $15 (wristband).
UNSTARCHED Local jazz duo featuring Mary Sigalas and Andrea DeMarcus (Cicada Rhythm).

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform.

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Friday, October 9
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 Café 6 p.m. $5.
UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

Caledonia Lounge Athens Intensified. 8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).
BAMBARA Former Athens act, playing overblown and aggressive avalanches of distortion that falls somewhere between noisy punk and drone.
POP. 1280 Brooklyn-based “cyberpunk” band.
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.
HSY Four-piece noise-rock band from Toronto.
BATAILLE Atlanta-based noise-punk outfit.

The Foundry 9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $18.
EMANCIPATOR ENSEMBLE Trip-hop artist joined in the live setting by a violinist.
WAX TAILOR Post-hip hop/downtempo artist.
YPPAH Ninja Tune artist influenced by shoegaze, trip hop and rap.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar AiA Mini Jazz Festival. 8 p.m. $7 (show), $15 (wristband).
HIBBARD/WRIGHT QUARTET Collaboration between Grammy-winning saxophonist Mace Hibbard and guitarist Trey Wright, also featuring bassist Marc Miller and drummer Marlon Patton.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

Morton Theatre 8 p.m. $10–$40.
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. This show will highlight the songs of John Lennon, both from the Beatles years and from his post-Beatles solo career.

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

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.

The World Famous Athens Intensified. 11:30 p.m.
SLEEPING RED GIANTS New project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick.

Saturday, October 10
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE!
APPALACHIAN RHYTHM A blend of instrumental and vocal tunes in the Appalachian folk and bluegrass traditions.

Flicker Theatre & Bar Athens Intensified. 9 p.m.
SWEET SPIRIT Power-pop group from Austin, TX.
ETHAN MULLENAX Local folk singer-songwriter with an evocative sound.
BELLE ADAIR Atmospheric Americana group from Alabama.

40 Watt Club Athens Intensified. 8 p.m. $15.
POLARIS Connecticut indie rock band best known for providing the music to the series “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.”
EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.
THE LOVE LANGUAGE North Carolina-based indie rock band on Merge Records.
GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Album release show!

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

The Globe 10 p.m. 706-353-4721
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that’ve been collecting dust in a garage for years.
NO Philadelphia-based punk band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar AiA Mini Jazz Festival. 8 p.m. $7 (show), $15 (wristband).
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton.

Live Wire 9 p.m. $5.
DRIFT Local alternative rock band with blues sensibilities.
KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk rock duo.
STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.
BUD LIGHT YEAR New local band.

Sandy Creek Park 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $15.
NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL The 31st edition of the festival features music from The Squalls, The Ale Raisers, Bonnie Loggins and Mary Lomax, Cicada Rhythm, The Folk Society Band, Marion Montgomery and Glen Denham, Playing on the Planet, Caroline Aiken, The Chuck Nation Band and The Hobohemians. Plus, a “fire circle showcase” featuring Cortez Garza, Adam Klein, Claire Campbell and Eliot Bronson

Sunday, October 11
Ted’s Most Best 5 p.m. FREE!
KEVIN DUNN & JOHN NORRIS Legendary guitarist Dunn was a fixture on the Southern new wave scene of the 1970s and ’80s. He’s joined by Athens drummer John Norris.

Monday, October 12
The Foundry 8 p.m. FREE!
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month’s Hoot features Gypsy Wildcats, Joe Willey and The Movin’ Men and Bernard Cook. Maggie Hunter opens and hosts.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, October 13
The Foundry Tailgate Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).
JACOB DAVIS Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

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

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