Music This Week Sept 28th thru Oct 4th

Hey there,
We made it to august but it still feels like summer.
Lots of great shows this week and on Fri at 40 Watt is the American Cancer Society Benefit. We also have the Georgia Conflict Center’s 2016 Pickin’ for Peace with Randall Bramblett at the Foundry on Sunday.
The 32nd annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held next week on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Sandy Creek Park
A number of great out of towners with Morning Fatty, Judah and the Lion and Strung Like a Horse I highly recommend.
I’m still looking for a band to play at the 39th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival fundraiser Oct 21st at Terrapin Beer Co. If you are interested please contact me asap.
I will be in town more than I have been lately as I’m catching up on chores I didn’t do when I was on the road. I’m not sure where I’ll be except i will be at Ralph Roddenbery on Fri at Hendershot’s and will try to catch Mister Tye Dye  there on Wed.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, September 28
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!
WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop.
WANDERWILD Local indie rock project led by local songwriter Matt Martin.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $7.
THE NORM Local group that combines funk, reggae, pop, rock and hip hop.
TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONE BAND Funky, hip hop-influenced blues-rock band from Florida.
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MORNING FATTY Punk, ska, reggae and funk group from Gainesville, FL.

Thursday, September 29
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA
8 p.m. $10 (suggested donation).
VECTREXCENTRICITY New trio composed of guitarist Killick Hinds, drummer Jamie DeRevere and bassist Michael Manring.
MICHAEL MANRING Accomplished electric bassist who incorporates unorthodox tunings, techniques and methodologies.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
FRENCH EXIT Local rock band featuring members of Circulatory System and Faster Circuits.
JOHN FERNANDES The local experimental musician and constant collaborator performs a solo set.
RYAN GRAY MOORE Solo folk sounds from the leader of local band Brothers.

40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5.
DODD FERRELLE Folk-rock from songwriter and Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle.
MSRP Local band led by guitarist Scott Baxendale.
ROB VEAL BAND Indie singer-songwriter fronts his group.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!
LIQUID DYNAMITE Local drummer phenom Dwayne Holloway leads this four-piece through improvised jazz, blues, and funk.

Lamar Dodd School of Art 7 p.m. FREE!
BEN VIDA New York artist performs a new piece for electronics that utilizes immersive sonic materials and explores intense auditory phenomena.

Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS Local rock band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.
LORIN WALKER MADSEN Outlaw country artist from Salt Lake City.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

White Tiger Gourmet 8 p.m. $5.
SIMON JOYNER Singer-songwriter and early purveyor of the earnest folk-rock “Omaha scene” that also spawned Bright Eyes.
DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.

Friday, September 30
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m.
THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.
T. HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARDKNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman and his band perform a set of pedal steel-tinged grunge-folk.
GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.
FREE ASSOCIATES Scuzzed out garage-rock with attitude.
BLACKFOOT GYPSIES Blues- and country-influenced garage-rock band from Nashville, TN.

40 Watt Club American Cancer Society Benefit. 7 p.m. $20.
PLAYERS OF THE LYRE Featuring Caroline Aiken, Cody Stalvey, Elite tha Showstoppa, Reverend Conner Tribble, Scott Low & the Southern Bouillon, Cortez Garza and many more.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv). $15 (door).
KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.
ERIC DODD Reflective country singer-songwriter.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $16.
JUDAH AND THE LION Nashville-based Americana/folk band featuring fresh musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies.
THE LONELY BISCUITS An eclectic mix of soul, funk and hip-hop based out of Nashville.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
RALPH RODDENBERRY BAND Eclectic and renowned Southern blues-rock artist.

Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
LIQUID DYNAMITE Local jam-rock group featuring Dwayne Holloway.

Lumpkin Street Station 9 p.m.
STRUNG LIKE A HORSE “Gypsy-punk-garage-grass” group from Chattanooga.
DIRTY BIRD AND THE FLU Bluesy, funky, soulful rock group from Valdosta.
THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

Normaltown Hall 7 p.m. $8.
HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. Featuring the captivating vocal harmonies of the Campbell sisters.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

Southern Brewing Company 4:30 p.m. $12.
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

Saturday, October 1
The Foundry 9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits.

Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735
THE VINEYARD BAND Rock and roll band with a country spirit. The band plays as part of a Halloween Bash, with an adult costume contest after the show, plus free baked goods, hot cider and treats for the kids.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5.
TRIO DELUXE Smoky songbook standards and hot virtuosity from Andrea DeMarcus (Cicada Rhythm), Dan Coy (Bonaventure Quartet) and John Norris (lots of Athens bands).

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
DANK Bluesy, Atlanta-based jam-rock band.
SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Sunday, October 2
The Foundry Pickin’ for Peace. 7 p.m. $25.
RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s music pulls from a variety of influences.

Monday, October 3
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, October 4
The Foundry 6 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

The World Famous 9 p.m.
FIRST TUESDAY A monthly hip hop showcase hosted by Montu Miller, featuring Shedrick Barnett, Ziggy RoxXx, Solo 10k and Chief Rocka.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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