Music This Week Tonight Sept 10th thru Sept 17th

Hey there,
Sorry I missed last week’s email. I had so many things happening at once and I wasn’t going to let anything keep me from Interlocken. I just ran out of time. There was a lot of great music here last week and I hope y’all went. I actually was going to ask anyone going to Dumpstaphunk’s show to say hey to Tony Hall for me.
I love first times and at my age I’ve done a lot of things so first times are rare for me. The first Interlocken (now called Lockn’) festival was incredible. Y’all should have taken a hint since I had been talking about this one for the last four months or more. I only saw about a dozen Athenians there making this one of the poorest attended festivals by us in years. This was definitely the wrong one to miss. Hands down this was one of the best lineups of musicians I have ever attended. I will try to send out more info on the show later. Just think about a show where Furthur was only in the top three best acts of the night. Don’t worry they made up for it in later shows (they played four shows at the festival).
There is a lot of great music here in town this week. My Don’t Miss is of course Cosmic Charlie. I’ll try to keep my Deadhead going with JGBCB tonight but not sure if I have enough energy, batteries and recording space to make it to the show. After 4 Furthur shows this week I’ll be able to determine who is the best Grateful Dead cover band. Cosmic Charlie has already surpassed Darkstar Orchestra on my list. I really don’t consider CC a cover band, it is more like they channel the Dead. Darkstar Orch. recreates a Dead show. CC plays the Dead like the Dead would play it if Jerry were alive today. Furthur is very, very good but they are not the Grateful Dead no matter how good a guest they have joining them. I’ll have the Furthur and Cosmic Charlie shows posted by next week, you decide. Better yet go to Hendershot’s Fri and hear Cosmic Charlie for yourself.
Also on Fri is the Project Safe Benefit at Little Kings. Great cause, good people and killer lineup of music. Then there is Freekfest at New Earth. A definite difference, at Lockn’ I got to see almost all the shows, in Athens there are at least 8 shows on Fri alone I want to catch. Kite to the Moon (with new lineup), Matt Joiner Band, Moniker, GA Healers, Yip Deceiver and Snarky Puppy with Sol Driven Train are all Don’t Misses.
There is also the High Hat Revisited benefit Wed at Hendershot’s.
Music recommendations:
Tuesday, September 10
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
JGBCB Members of Sweet Knievel and friends pay tribute to “one of the greatest bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.”
Green Room 9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
TEDO STONE Rootsy Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness. Playing every Tuesday in September!
BROTHER HAWK Bluesy, riff-based rock and roll band from Atlanta.
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, which is being billed as the “Waycross Revival,” featuring Dave Griffin, Laurie Rider and Sean Clark.
Wednesday, September 11
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. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.
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.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.
YO SOYBEAN Local “party-folk” trio featuring upbeat, sing-along numbers with guests on guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and more.
FAMILY & FRIENDS Homegrown folk-rock act.
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES Gritty, bluesy rock and roll mixed with smooth, twangy R&B. Featuring former members of The Dexateens.
PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Richard Mikulka on guitar, TJ Machado on bass and Brad Morgan on drums.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $8. www.hendershotscoffee.com
HIGH HAT REVISITED A benefit show for former Athenian Carolyn Sell, recently diagnosed with MS. Featuring erstwhile High Hat Club regulars Bloodkin, Jack Logan with Five Eight, Greg Reece and more.
Nowhere Bar 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FREDDY’S FINEST Duane Trucks fills in on drums for this up and coming soul/funk band.
Friday, September 13
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).
THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.
GRAPE SODA This local duo (sometimes trio) plays spastic, psychedelic synthpop driven by organ and drums.
FASTER CIRCUITS New local psych-pop group led by E6 mainstay Derek Almstead
Echo 8 p.m. FREE! 706-548-2266
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.
Echo 10 p.m. $2. 706-548-2266
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.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $8. www.40watt.com
NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric music, with folky vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks.
PUJOL Twangy, energetic garage rock signed to Jack White’s Third Man Records.
TIA MADRE Band fronted by Walker Howle of Dead Confederate fame, featuring Matt Stoessel, Ivey Hughes, Paul McHugh and Bryan Howard.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
SNARKY PUPPY Technically proficient, Brooklyn-based jazz/funk outfit.
SOL DRIVEN TRAIN Charleston-based groove-rock ensemble.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub
PROJECT SAFE BENEFIT Support a good cause and enjoy live music from Jay Gonzalez, Ranch, St. Eel, Witness the Apotheosis, In Sonitus Lux and Jon Lester.
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.
HALDEN VANG Bluesy power trio led by guitarist and singer-songwriter Jake Haldenwang.
New Earth Music Hall 8 p.m. $3. www.newearthmusichall.com
FREEKFEST Food, keg beer and camraderie highlight this downtown party, featuring music from Dana Swimmer, Monsoon, Junior Astronomers, Nurture, New Wives, Heyrocco and Juna. Plus, a pre-show party starting at 8 p.m., with Padre, Mothers and Sundollars
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
MONIKER Progressive psych-rock band hailing from Boston.
UMCOLISI Saxophonist from Half Dozen Brass Band plays a solo set.
The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE GEORGIA HEALERS Athens’ premier blues band for 25 years!
The World Famous 9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).
YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from right here in Athens
Saturday, September 14
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
AMY ANDREWS Melancholy folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound. (10 a.m.)
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com
GALACTIC High-energy, six-piece funk band from New Orleans, featuring the vocals of Maggie Koerner.
LINGO Jam band featuring heavy guitar melodies, African and Latin grooves, old-school funk and fusion jazz.
Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
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.
PIPES YOU SEE, PIPES YOU DON’T Pete Erchick (Olivia Tremor Control) plays gorgeous psych-pop.
DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
PHILIPPE BERTAUD Recently relocated to Athens form Texas, the French-born Bertaud is a master guitarist who plays everything from jazz to classical.
REVIEN Members of the Georgia Guitar Quartet perform.
Sunday, September 15
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND Long-running New Orleans ensemble that blends R&B, jazz, funk, Afro-Latin and Carribbean grooves.
The World Famous 8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.
CHICKASAW MUDD PUPPIES The legendary local “swamp-rock” band reunited in 2011 after a 20-year hiatus.
Monday, September 16
The Melting Point Dream Foundation Benefit. 6 p.m. $8.
THE HANDS OF TIME Soul, funk, pop, R&B, Motown and classic old-school hits from the ’60s and ’70s that will get you out on the dance floor.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist leads a jam session.
Tuesday, September 17
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 Lefty Williams and Dodd Ferrelle.
After a 1000 mile trip and 4 straight days of party, music and fun, I’m a little tired. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing this week except I know I’ll be at Cosmic Charlie Fri. I’ll try for JGBCB and Kenosha Kid tonight but don’t have high hopes, I still haven’t started unpacking my car.
I recommend y’all start making plans for next year’s Lockn’ Festival.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
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