Music This Weel Feb 26th thru Mar 5th

Hey there,
Lots of things happening. I have been busy trying to solve the problem of being at two places at once. I bought another Zoom H2 (which I used to record AURA Fest) and now have my old one back from the repair shop. This means I have another recorder available if someone would like to help record the shows I miss. Please contact me and let me know if you are interested.
Next, I’m going to Springfest in Suwannee, FL Mar 21-24th as the guest of Jonathan Scales of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra! You can check them out on my site or listen to a studio track at http://www.jonscales.com/download.cfm. The bad news is that it is in the middle of Kenosha Kid’s week long residency with Horns of Hell. I am definitely going to need someone to record that for me.
I also bought a JVC camcorder and will be trying to figure that out (120 page manual) so hopefully I will be adding a new dimension to the website.  I would greatly appreciate anyone who would like to tutor me. I am trainable, ladies I can even put the toilet seat back down!
Finally I’ve attached some pictures. The first is one that makes me smile from AURA. Then there are two pictures of my flowers that the lovely Kerry arranged for me, they should brighten this dreary day. Here are two pictures of me at AURA:
Music recommendations:
Tonight Tuesday,February 26
Green Room 6 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, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Nowhere Bar
Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.
LEVI LOWREY Lauded country songwriter from Dacula.
GRANVILLE AUTOMATIC Nashville-based female acoustic duo that plays “songs about history and war.”
TRAVIS MEADOWS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.
BRIAN COLLINS Country-leaning rocker from Douglasville.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com
JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him!
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.
Wednesday, February 27
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
RALPH RODDENBERY & FRIENDS Georgia singer-songwriter playing a blend of Americana and roots rock with a twist of the blues.
Green Room 6 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta’s most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
The Melting Point 7 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com
MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays “songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular ‘country and western’ musical style.”
JACOB MORRIS Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
HUNTER MORRIS Acoustic, psych-pop set from the Blue Blood frontman.
EMILY ARMOND Sea of Dogs solo set featuring earnest, banjo plucked singer-songwriter tunes.
PATRICK MORALES Viking Progress frontman playing a solo set.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $3. www.40watt.com
MBUS BATTLE OF THE BANDS Final round of this contest, featuring bands from UGA’s Music Business Program.
Thursday, February 28
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums. CD release party!.
THE LANES Project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass playing powerpop in the vein of The Possibilities.
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
EOTO Electronic-inspired rock, house, jazz and jam mixture that aims for a dubstep/breakbeat sound.
CRIZZLY Texas-based DJ and producer Christopher Lee Marshall playing self-described “crunkstep.”
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.) $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com
BLUEBILLY GRIT Local 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Band winners perform originals and some surprising covers.
JOHNNY ROQUEMORE & THE APOSTLES Atlanta-based bluegrass group pushing past the traditional with upbeat tempos and off-beat lyrics.
Terrapin Beer Co.  5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com
DREW MARLER Local Americana songwriter.
Friday, March 1
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com
OF MONTREAL Local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.
YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro. Featuring of Montreal’s Davey Pierce.
LINEAR DOWNFALL Psychedelic pop band from Nashville.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beatles tribute band that will be joined by members of Five Eight, The Critical Darlings, Casper and the Cookies, Caroline Aiken and more, performing Abbey Road in full. The band also promises a “monster jam” to end the evening.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 10:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub
VESPOLINA Local band fronted by Daniel Aaron that plays rich, evocative, country-tinged rock.
RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboy-country band.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
DAVID BARBE Local legend plays a set accompanied by special guests.
JEREMY WHEATLEY Local musician (Crooked Fingers, Ruby the RabbitFoot) performs a solo set.
GA BAR not sure of time probably around 10pm
EFREN Local roots-rock band returns after a brief hiatus with new tunes and new members.
Saturday, March 2
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
BAD TEMPERED RABBIT Local jam-rock/funk band.
Hilltop Grille 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7667
CHRIS ENGHAUSER TRIO Local “hillbilly swing” outfit featuring Enghauser, Leah Calvert and Jason Kenney.
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
MANRAY One of Athens’ most exciting live acts waves a big middle finger to traditional song structure while playing what Flagpole’s Gordon Lamb has coined “complicated-core.”
EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rock influenced shoegaze with sweet, pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.
BLACK SEA ROYALTY Heavy-hitting, raw rock from Nashville, TN.
Green Room 10 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com
EFREN Local roots-rock band returns after a brief hiatus with new tunes and new members.
THE LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5 (adv.) $7 (door). www.40watt.com
BEAR LEFT This local high-energy jam band combines rock and funk influences.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
THE SUEX EFFECT The local jam band says farewell with a final show.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham.
Monday, March 4
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.
Tuesday, March 5
Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Rd. location)
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country. Currently working on his debut album!
Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com
LANTERN Gritty, psychedelic garage rockers from Philadelphia.
FREAK IN THE FIRE New local band.
SHEER AGONY Philly-based band playing eccentric guitar pop in the style of The Soft Boys and The Homosexuals.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.
Green Room 10 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com
SWEAR AND SHAKE Brooklyn-based indie-folk band.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5.
THE LAST BISON Chesapeake, VA-based act playing mountaintop chamber music that combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities.
Tonight I’ll be at Kenosha Kid and will try to catch some of Tues Confessional. Tomorrow I’ll catch Caroline Aiken’s first set  (Caroline is filling in for Ike Stubblefield) before Ralph Roddenberry  Thurs I’ll be at Pilgrim’s CD release party, I’ve heard it and it is awesome. Fri is Abbey Road, Sat is a sad night, one of my favorite bands The Suex Effect is playing their last show, I can’t miss that. It also means I’ll miss Lazy Locomotive, Manray and Efren, double bummer. Again anyone wanting to use my spare recorder please let me know. Mon is Big C’s Blues Night. Next Tues is a hard choice, I don’t know any of the bands so I will try to bounce between them.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt

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