Music This Week Sept 25th thru Oct 1st

Hey there,
I’ll start with yet another example of Athenians helping others. Rob at the Melting Point has started a non profit organization that collects donations of unwanted material goods specializing in automotive and boats. They then scrap or refurbish and sell the vehicles to fund  local and national musical charities for struggling musicians and underprivileged aspiring musicians. Please check them out at: http://junk4jams.com/
My highlight for last week was definitely Mickey Hart and Lazy Locomotive. Ben Sollee, Revien, Pocketful of Claptonight and The Other Brothers Band were also fantastic shows.
I have the first two days of shows from Interlocken posted. Two more days of shows to come.
Thank you to Busch for telling me about the promo code for last night’s Mickey Hart show. This is a communal effort so if anyone hears about specials or promos please let me know ASAP so I can spread the word. At least 8 people stopped by last night and thanked me for the info, 2 came from Atlanta as they could afford the $10 tickets. About a dozen people were bummed because they bought their tickets before they found out about the promo and some missed out because they stop selling tickets online when the doors open. Something I didn’t know. I posted the info in my email and also on my Facebook page, please let me know which method is more effective.
There is a benefit Wed for Nuçi’s Space at Hendershot’s I highly recommend y’all attend. Check out the lineup and you will understand.
Also there is a two day long tribute called STILL Living The Dream, a tribute to Jon and Herb Guthrie at Caledonia Fri and Sat, great lineup and great cause. Proceeds go to the family of Nichole Mikko-Causby. Please stop by.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, September 25
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
COVER ME A book signing and reading from Bruce Springsteen biographer Peter Ames Carlin, featuring live music from Patterson Hood, T. Hardy Morris, Thayer Sarrano, Don Chambers, Casey Neill, Moths, Old Smokey, Loney John Hutchins, Chad Evans and more. All proceeds benefit Nuçi’s Space.
Locos 6:15 pm (Timothy Rd.)
Rick Fowler Band Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. www.meltingpointathens.com
SAVE GRAND CANYON Long-running local indie rock band.
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl.
THE ICE CREAM MEN Long-running local Van Halen tribute act.
THE MOBY DICKS Led Zeppelin tribute band.
KNEEL BEFORE DIAMOND Playing Neil Diamond tunes.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys.
The World Famous 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).
LEVI LOWREY Storyteller and country singer-songwriter from Dacula.
Thursday, September 26
Flicker Theatre & Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. Featuring the captivating vocal harmonies of the Campbell sisters. 10pm
SEA OF DOGS This local group, fronted by songwriter Emily Armond, plays sweet, intuitive folk tunes. 9pm
LONEY JOHN HUTCHINS Nashville-based singer-songwriter. 8pm
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com
GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC The undisputed masters of psychedelic funk, the legendary Clinton and P-Funk are known for their hard-hitting, politically charged stoner jams.
YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND Funky, hard-hitting collective from Asheville, NC
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
SQUAT Local jazz combo reunites after a hiatus. Original members Carl Lindberg (bass, vocals, percussion), Tommy Somerville (piano, sax, vocals) and Trey Wright (guitar) will be joined by drummers Dwayne Holloway and Carlton Owens.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.
Friday, September 27
Caledonia Lounge Jon and Herb Guthrie Tribute. 9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). All proceeds from this show benefit the family of Nichole Mikko-Causby.www.caledonialounge.com
THUNDERCHIEF Raw Southern rock band with punk and garage influences.
BURNS LIKE FIRE Local, melodic punk rock band with anthemic vocals comprised of ex-members of Guff, Karbomb, and Celerity.
KARBOMB High-speed local punk band.
SHEHEHE Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.
FREE MOUNTAIN Local hard-rock supergroup featuring members of Hayride and
The HEAP.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9:30 p.m. $3. 706-546-0039
RAMPY BOYS Sweet and gritty surf-inspired punk with members of SEX BBQ.
AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, and danceable rock n roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse.
FUTURE APE TAPES Local experimental crew. “Pyramid music to zone out and dance to.”
HOT FUDGE Members of Dark Meat, Part Bear and Vegan Coke play early-’70s inspired rock.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.
SCOTT BRANTLEY Dublin, GA-based country singer.
Green Room 9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers.
SKYMATIC Electronic hip hop project based in Atlanta.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
DODD FERRELLE Longtime local songwriter performs a set of his worn-in Americana tunes.
ASHER ARMSTRONG Local four-piece Americana rock band.
The Melting Point  8 p.m. $15. www.meltingpointathens.com
RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.
NIC WILES JAZZ QUARTET Local drummer leads his band through jazz standards and originals.
The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
Saturday, September 28
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
LEE ANN PEPPERS AND CORTEZ GARZA Two local singer-songwriters team up for a collaborative set. (8 a.m.)
FOLK SOCIETY BAND Local group playing folk tunes. (10 a.m.)
Caledonia Lounge Jon and Herb Guthrie Tribute. 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) All proceeds from this show benefit the family of Nichole Mikko-Causby.www.caledonialounge.com
THE ATHENS BAND Youthful rock band playing a mix of rock and roll originals and covers.
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band.
GOLDWING No info available.
STONEKIDS Rock band from Athens, GA.
CODY STALVEY Frontman for local rock band Tealvox plays a solo set.
Echo 10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-2266
VANA MAZI World music and Gypsy jazz-inspired collective from Austin, TX.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.
AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, and danceable rock n roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
CHICKASAW MUDD PUPPIES The legendary local “swamp-rock” band reunited in 2011 after a 20-year hiatus.
EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hard-hitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies.
Max 10 p.m. FREE! 706 254-3392
BABY BABY Charismatic Atlanta band that can be described simply as “fun-rock.”
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin’ funky soul.
KITE TO THE MOON Wild pop spurring from the edgy monsterbrain of Timi Conley, joined by the rhythm section of Jay Rodgers and Andrew Hanmer.
The World Famous 8 p.m. $10 (includes two albums).
SCOTT LOW Efren frontman plays a solo set of material from his new album, The Stories I Shouldn’t Tell.
NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana. CD release show!
Sunday, September 29
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
MAHARAJAH FLAMENCO TRIO High-energy Latin fusion trio fronted by guitar virtuoso Silviu Ciulei.
Monday, September 30
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by Jim Willingham (Ham1) and featuring a certain psychedelic swirl.
MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
LITTLE MAKER New Orleans-based folk-rock band.
Tuesday, October 1
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5
HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND Rising local bluegrass/Americana ensemble.
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 North Star, Marc Andress and Dukes of Glynn.
Tonight I’ll be at the last show of Kenosha Kid’s Tues. residency at Hendershot’s. Ike Stubblefield will start his Oct residency next Tues. Wed I’m back at Hendershot’s for Cover Me, you don’t want to miss this show and benefit for Nuçi’s Space. Thurs I’ll probably be at Squat and Hope for Agoldensummer although George Clinton and Yo Mama’s BFBB is tough to pass. I hope Sloan or Matt will be recording them. Fri and Sat I haven’t made up my mind, too many choices. Sun I’ll definitely be at Maharajah Flamenco Trio, I have waited two years for this show. I caught them when I first got my recorder. I loved the show but totally blew the recording (levels way too high, total distortion). This is my chance to redeem myself. When is the last time you heard a didgeridoo? Mon I’ll try for Moths and Tues High Strung String Band.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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