Music This Week Tonight Mar 26th thru April 1st

Hey there,
A super quickie. I had a great time at Springfest. I will tell more about it in the next email.
We have two Project Safe benefits, Breastfest, a Goth Prom and Alan Fest this week, please support them if you can.
I am really swamped with numerous projects hitting at once so I am not sure when I’ll make it to town for music. I’ll try for Squisch and Universal Sigh tonight and Kenosha Kid tomorrow..

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, March 26
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
OUTER SPACES Baltimore-based folk-pop band fronted by former Athenian Cara Beth Satalino.
PINECONES Soulful, Atlanta-based punk rock band.
SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.
HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason (Dark Meat, Dream Boat).

Green Room 10 p.m. $3.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band.
SQUISCH Local jam band that continually shuffles thrugh a plethora of genres.
THE FRESHTONES Athens-based “improg” act.

Thursday, March 27
Green Room 9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
SPACE CAPONE Nashville-based funk/R&B revival act.
JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers.

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. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

Friday, March 28
Ashford Manor Project Safe Benefit. 7 p.m. $15. 706-769-2633
RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.
HAIR OF THE DOG A capella group from Atlanta.
RJ HELTON A finalist on the first season of “American Idol,” Cumming native Helton plays radio-friendly pop and R&B.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing grunge-influenced, energetic and heartfelt tunes. Album release show!
GRAND VAPIDS Formerly known as Androcles and the Lion, this local alt-folk band has a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound.
THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/Americana outfit.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20.
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS Legendary and long-running British pop group.

Green Room HHBTM Weekender. $6.
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by ’80s hardcore and new wave. (12:30 a.m.)
EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices. (11:45 p.m.)
THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster. (10:45 p.m.)
CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock. (9:45 p.m.)
THE VISITATIONS Long-running electro-folk band from Athens led by songwriter Davey Wrathgabar. (8:45 p.m.)
MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens band associated with the Elephant 6 collective. (8 p.m.)

The Grotto 10 p.m. 706-549-9933
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.

Nowhere Bar AlanFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
EFREN This local band, led by vocalist Scott Low, plays rootsy, rocking Americana.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few. Featuring special guest Randall Bramblett.

The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
JP BLUES Jammy blues-rock band from Buford, GA.

Terrapin Beer Co. AlanFest. 5:30 p.m.
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.
ROLLIN’ HOME Local Southern rock band.

Saturday, March 29
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $13.
OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.
ORTOLAN All-female indie-pop band from New Jersey.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15.
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND World-touring jazz group that derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Little Kings Shuffle Club 2 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).
BREASTFEST The Athens installment of this event, which aims to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, features music from Sara O’Brien and Betsy Franck; Jack Logan and Scott Baxendale; Marie Davon; Shonna Tucker and John Neff; Del Rio; Bryan Howard with Matt Williams; Danny Hutchens and Eric Carter; DJ Keis; and Jim White with Willow Martin. Ticket includes Terrapin Beer, wine and cocktails, plus food from eight local restaurants.

New Earth Athens AlanFest. 5:30 p.m.
FRAKERS FARM “A blues alternative experience” from Georgia.
THE MUTHA FUNKERS Throwback funk act from Columbus, GA.

New Earth Athens AlanFest. 8 p.m. $12.
BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock.
STRAWBERRY FLATS Local cover group playing psychedelic tunes from 1967-1972 by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Cream, Steppenwolf, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Beatles.
MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.
BANGRADIO BangRadio, visiting from L.A., will be playing “body-jumping, booty-shaking, fist-pumping, trap-twerking party songs.”

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
ALLMAN BROTHERS TRIBUTE Various local artists pay tribute to the Allman Brothers.

Sunday, March 30
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.

The Melting Point WUOG Goth Prom. 8:30 p.m. $3 (adv.), $5 (door).
DEAD NEIGHBORS Formerly known as A Lot More Less, this local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock tunes.
MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.
DJ MARCELINE Spinning all your favorite tracks for staring at your ceiling.

Monday, March 31
Tuesday, April 1
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
STEVE COUGHLIN & FRIENDS Originals on keys, drums, bass and Stratocaster. Featuring members of Driftwood. Album release show!
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

New Earth Athens Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m.
CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set. Every Tuesday!
GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.

Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Chris Weinholz and Lauren St. Jane.

I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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