Music This Week Oct 8th thru Oct 14th

Hey there,
Alert! Wed morning is a lunar eclipse starting around 6:30 am until around 7:30 am.
Free music:
California Guitar Trio is giving away a free album when you sign up for their email list. The free album is selection of live tracks recorded at the Cactus Cafe in Austin Texas and a special bonus track from a 1996 concert. Please forward this link to anyone who would like to receive a free CGT album:
Also: The Red Hand EP by Capital Will, Jon Daniels’ band is available on my site
There is a lot of great events in town this week. The North GA Folk Festival is Sat @ Sandy Creek Park. There are several benefits for it as well this week. Also on Sat is the Thunder Jam in Winterville and the Prince Avenue Art Crawl.
Fri is Nuçi’s Space 14th Anniversary Party.

Wednesday, October 8
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
FERRELLE, POULIN, VAN WYK Three local musicians team up for a set.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7.
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL gaining national attention.
SEMICIRCLE Ongoing folk-rock project from Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland.
HENRY TOLAND Florida-based singer-songwriter.

Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609
TATSUYA NAKATANI Internationally renowned Japanese solo percussionist.
GRANT EVANS Evans uses tape loops and electronics to create expansive, rumbling soundscapes.
THE 19TH BROOD New noise/drone project from local musicians Don Chambers and Lucas Kane.
APROTAG Local ambient/drone outfit.
KUSA87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

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!

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
NAPPY ROOTS Southern rap duo that burst on the scene with the 2001 single “Awnaw.”
THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.
ACE BOON KOONZ New duo featuring legendary area figures Duddy Ken and Backwood Slick.
CHIEF ROCKA Spinning tunes throughout the night.

The World Famous North GA Folk Fest Benefit. 8:30 p.m FREE
ADAM KLEIN is a singer/songwriter, troubadour, and world traveler playing Americana and rustic country folk music. Duo show, intimate room.

Thursday, October 9
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12.
DUMPSTAPHUNK Funk group from New Orleans that has revolutionized progressive funk music.
YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND Funky, hard-hitting collective from Asheville, NC.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make America’s music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

Nuçi’s Space 7 p.m.
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between (formerly known as Sehrmann and Cedar Waxwing).
DALMATION Folk-rock band from Macon.

Two Story Coffeehouse 7:30 p.m. FREE!
JOE WILLEY AND FRIENDS Folk music from the local songwriter and some companions.

Friday, October 10
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $11.
SUPERCHUNK Legendary North Carolina-based indie rock group.
CROOKED FINGERS Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf) returns to the stage with his folky, evocative project

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. SOLD OUT!
SHOVELS & ROPE Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent play what they call “sloppy-tonk” music.
JOHN FULLBRIGHT Grammy-nominated Americana, folk and blues musician from Oklahoma.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.
GUMSHOE Local alt-country band led by Andy Dixon.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).
MOTHER’S FINEST A mix of rock, gospel, R&B, metal and jazz seen through the lenses of an “Afro-Euro mosaic” sound.
HERO THE BAND A group of four brothers playing a blend of soul, rock, pop and R&B.

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

Nuçi’s Space 14th Anniversary Party. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

Saturday, October 11
1009 Parkview Rd., Winterville 5 p.m. FREE!
THUNDER JAM Enjoy free camping and parking and rock out to the sounds of Timi Conley & Friends, Dodd Ferrelle and many more.

Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
EXTENSION CHORDS No info available. (8 a.m.)
MUSIC OF THE HEART No info available. (10 a.m.)

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.
RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5.
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.
DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.
BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
RACHEL O’NEAL Local acoustic singer-songwriter that deftly navigates her varied influences, including indie rock, jazz and Americana.

Go Bar Prince Avenue Art Crawl. 5 p.m. 706-546-5609
GINKO Edgar Lopez’s fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.
JACOB MORRIS Morris plays an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
LITTLE BROTHERS Solo folk sounds from Ryan Gray Moore (Brothers).
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.
OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between (formerly known as Sehrmann and Cedar Waxwing).
ACAPOCO Powerful rhythms and emotions power this psychedelic trio.
K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop featuring theremin and more.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8:30 p.m.
HEIDI HENSLEY Local folk-rock singer performs a set of original music.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Prince Avenue Art Crawl. 5 p.m.
ANDY GONZALES Longtime Elephant 6 songwriter and Marshmallow Coast frontman performs.
THIMBLE CIRCUS Musical project from E6 mainstay Jill Carnes.
KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from unconventional instruments like his H’arpeggione and his “harp guitar,” Big Red.
RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboy-country band.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

Sandy Creek Park 10:30 a.m. $15 (adults), $8 (students), FREE! (under 12).
NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL The festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with music from legendary guitarist Norman Blake, as well as Pat Shields, Bonnie Loggins and Mary Lomax, The Skillet Lickers, Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham, Stone Mountain Wobblers, The Folk Society Band, Bluebilly Grit, Emerald Road and Hair of the Dog.

Monday, October 13
Ciné Barcafé A Place We Have Been To Screening. 7 p.m.
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Long-running local psychedelic rock ensemble featuring members of the Olivia Tremor Control.
ROBERT SCHNEIDER The Elephant 6 mainstay and Apples in Stereo frontman performs a solo set.

Georgia Theatre Americana Mondays. On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
KEN WILL MORTON BAND With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart.
THESE WILD PLAINS Rocking Americana act from Boston, MA.

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

Tuesday, October 14
Green Room 9 p.m. $5.
NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis, of Sam Sniper and Yo Soybean, strikes out on his own with “a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond.”
CALLIOPE MUSICALS A cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin, TX.
T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing “post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock.”

The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
DANK GRASS Acoustic performance by local jam band Dank Sinatra.

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 bad news is that my recorder was broken last Sat so I wasn’t able to record Big C’s Blues Jam and don’t know when I’ll be back in town to record. I will be at the Folk Festival. I volunteered to help with that months ago. I plan on catching YMBFBB and Dumpstaphunk on Thurs.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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