Music This Week Sept 18th thru Sept 24th

Hey there,
I’m still trying to catch up from Lockn’. The drought has returned and I spent a week at the end of a water hose trying to revive my plants. I am starting on editing and posting the Lockn’ shows and have the first night’s SCI shows and Gov’t Mule posted. I also found and posted a great Driftwood show that was lost in the shuffle between Springfest and Wanee. I will tey to get last week’s Cosmic Charlie up ASAP.
As always Athens pulls together and lends a helping hand to help and comfort people in our community. Wed is a benefit for Matt Hudson and Sat is a memorial for my dear friends Melanie and Gary Causby’s daughter Nichole. Celebrate and remember the life of Nichole with friends and family at the Caledonia Lounge on September 21st. From 4-6pm there will be food,drink,and remembering followed by a performance from Karbomb at 615ish. Everyone who knew and loved Nichole is invited.
Also Timi Conley has a kickstarter-like project for a new album of music that he is releasing very soon. Check it out at:
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kitetothemoon/
There is a lot of great shows this week and a lot of new bands I haven’t heard playing this week. Please let me know about any shows you recommend. I’m trying to finish this email in time to catch Ben Sollee tonight based on a good friend’s recommendation.
I haven’t had time but still intend on sending out an email about the experience at Lockn’.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, September 18
Green Room 7 p.m. $10. www.greenroomathens.com
MATT HUDSON BENEFIT A benefit concert for longtime Little Italy employee Matt Hudson, who is battling a rare form of cancer. Featuring music from The K-Macks, High Strung String Band, Radiolucent, members of Seven Handle Circus and more.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
JACOB MORRIS Moths frontman plays a solo set of his plaintive acoustic tunes.
The World Famous 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG & FRIENDS The soulful local singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound performs with the help of some friends.
Thursday, September 19
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com
LOTUS Jammy, electronic-focused band known for its forays into rock, funk, hip hop and more, as well as its hypnotic light show.
HYDRABADD Electronic duo from Atlanta.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.
ALL THE LOCALS Funky rock band from Atlanta.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
LEFTY HATHAWAY High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.
Friday, September 20
Caledonia Lounge Tiki Night! 10 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com
THE NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com
LOTUS Jammy, electronic-focused band known for its forays into rock, funk, hip hop and more, as well as its hypnotic light show.
COUSIN DAN Atlanta-based electronic artist playing synth-based, “electro-hillbilly” R&B.
Green Room 11 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance. Playing two sets, one at 11 p.m. and one at 12:30 a.m.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
CHRIS MOORE Bluesy local singer-songwriter.
TODD WHITE Lead singer of 90 Acre Farm gets personal with a solo set.
BEAUTY AND THE BEARD Kelly Hoyle Fuller and Ty Manning play country-tinged folk-rock.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $12 (adv), $15 (door).
THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS This Louisiana supergroup features members of the Neville Brothers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Outformation and more.
NIC WILES JAZZ QUARTET Local drummer leads his band through jazz standards and originals.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
Saturday, September 21
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.)
ARTIE BALL SWING BAND Michael Wegner (Fuzzy Sprouts, Whisper Kiss) plays a set with the help of some friends. (10 a.m.)
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com
EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rock influenced shoegaze with sweet, pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars. 7-inch release show!
JOHN FRENCH & THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French’s sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.
BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
JAY GONZALEZ Solo jams from Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist.
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.
The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $7 (adv), $10 (door).
THE OTHER BROTHERS BAND Allman Brothers tribute band from Athens and Statesboro.
The World Famous 10 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
ELF POWER A longtime fixture on the Athens music scene, Elf Power plays fuzzy, melodic, psychedelic pop. This show is a release celebration for the band’s new album, Sunlight on the Moon.
k i d s This local band, led by songwriter Jared Collins, plays reverb-washed melodic pop.
Sunday, September 22
The World Famous ATHICA Presents. 8 p.m. $5.
REVIEN Members of the Georgia Guitar Quartet perform.
POCKET FULL OF CLAPTONITE Experimental jazz ensemble led by Killick Hinds.
Monday, September 23
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $22.50. www.georgiatheatre.com
MICKEY HART BAND The former Grateful Dead drummer and his band play a set of jam-focused rock tunes.
TEA LEAF TRIO Members of jam band Tea Leaf Green perform a stripped-down set of cover songs.
Nowhere Bar Moody Mama Mondays! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.
The World Famous 9 p.m. $7. www.theworldfamousathens.com
LITTLE TYBEE Atlanta-based folk band drawing from a variety of influences like jazz, Tropicalia and even Motown to color its indie-folk pop ballads.
MIRACLES OF MODERN SCIENCE Jersey-based pop group that uses mandolin, violin, cello, standup bass and drums.
Tuesday, September 24
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
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 Ian Dunlop, Trapper’s Cabin and Joe McGuinness.
As I mentioned earlier, I will try to catch ben Sollee tonight, I will catch Kenosha Kid. The rest of the week is still not clear. I will try for both Lotus shows and The New Orleans Suspects. I will also try for The Other Brothers Band Sat.Sun I will try for Revien and Pocket Full of Claptonite. Mon I will definitely be at Mickey Hart Band and Lazy Locomotive. I had my ticket the day they went on sale. Tues is Kenosha Kid as always.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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