Music This Week Sept 24th thru Sept 30th

Hey there,
Great news! Thanks to help from my friend Jay Braver at we fixed the problem with WordPress. I have been posting like crazy. Don’t just look in the Latest Posts, it only lists the last ten. Scroll down the Home page and look in Sept posts. I have all of Lockn’ Festival posted and a lot more. I’m working on Purple Hatter’s Ball now. I’m stoked because I’m making headway on posting but it exacerbates my drive to post it all as I’m constantly finding fantastic shows. Purple Hatter’s Ball is a great example. This festival has about the widest range and number of different genres as any I’ve seen. It is a work in progress but some really fantastic music already posted.
BTW I was the only taper there so extra pressure to post all of that fest.
More great news, Lockn’ 2015 early bird tickets go on sale today Tues Sept 24th for $199. They were $300 or more at the gate this year.
The Workingman’s Monday show last night was grate. I’ll post it soon. Looking forward to next month’s show.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, September 24
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, highly psychedelic electronic sounds from Jonathan Miller.
FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.
THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.
STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band featuring songwriter and musician Ash Rickli.
GINKO Edgar Lopez’s fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.
MOTHS Jacob Morris plays an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. FREE!
PARTNER SOFTWARE PRESENTS Employees form musical groups. This year will feature The Moby Dicks (playing Zeppelin covers) and The Ice Cream Men (playing Van Halen covers). Other music ranges from bluegrass and country to pop, rock and Southern rock.

New Earth Athens 7-9pm
Open Mike every Weds 7-9pm,  hosted by Caroline Aiken.

Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE!
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Thursday, September 25
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
CORY BRANAN Acclaimed alt-country singer-songwriter that blends elements of country and punk rock.
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $5.
JOE CAT & THE BURNING ANGELS The local singer-songwriter and Americana band have teamed up for a new album.
SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

Georgia Theatre Red Bull Sound Select. 8 p.m.
REPTAR Highly praised local synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable beats in the vein of Vampire Weekend and Talking Heads.
NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric local buzz band with folky vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks.
BABY BABY Charismatic Atlanta band that can be described simply as “fun-rock.”
COUSIN DAN Atlanta-based electronic artist playing synth-based, “electro-hillbilly” R&B.
JUNGOL Experimental electronic-rock group from Atlanta.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 5:30 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music. Every Thursday in September!

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. Tonight’s show also features Sylvain Carton on saxophone.

Friday, September 26
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m.
ATHENS INDIE FEST AthFactor Entertainment presents a hip hop-centric showcase featuring Blacknerdninja, Louie Larceny, Versatyle the Wildchyld, Elite the Showstoppa, Saint Richard, Profound Breadth, Chrismis, LG, Half Deaf, T-Roy 300 and Billy D. Brell.

Ciné Barcafé 9:30 p.m. $5.
DREAM BOAT Psychedelic, ethereal folk-pop from Page Campbell and Dan Donahue. Album release show!
THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson’s time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5.
OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between (formerly known as Sehrmann and Cedar Waxwing).
BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.
THE POWDER ROOM Local heavyweight trio of Gene Woolfolk, Aaron Sims and Bubba McDonald playing noisy “ramp-rock.”

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
FUTUREBIRDS Athens prodigal country-rocking sons return.
RICHIE Nashville-based garage-pop band.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.

Green Room 10 p.m.
SCARLET BEGONIAS Grateful Dead cover band that will perform the group’s live masterpiece — in its entirety.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $7.
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound. Album release show!

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.

Saturday, September 27
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
EVAN & AVERY Folksy local duo. (8 a.m.)
HALF STITCHED Local acoustic/Southern rock band. (10 a.m.)

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.
SWING STREET DANCE BAND Playing a mix of swing and salsa tunes.

Sunday, September 28
Memorial Park Nuci’s Space/Guitars Not Guns Benefit. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3580
IKE STUBBLEFIELD 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.
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
NATALIE GELMAN Alternative folk singer-songwriter based in Southern California.

Ted’s Most Best 7 p.m. FREE!
KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

Monday, September 29
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!
THE HUNTS Seven-piece family folk band from Chesapeake, VA.
CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.

Tuesday, September 30
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS High-energy rock and roll band from Baltimore, MD influenced by soul and country music.
T. HARDY MORRIS & THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE Upstart, Nashville-based rockers.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $15.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

I’m only sure of two shows. Kenosha Kid on Thurs, I need to tune my head, I haven’t seen them in a long time. Sun is Guitars Not Guns with Caroline and Ike. Both of these shows are a Don’t Miss for me. I may try for a trifecta on Fri. Dream Boat, Kyshona and Scarlett Begonias. It will be tough, I have one less recorder, it was broken in the exodus out of the concert area due to storm.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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