Home»Go Hear»Live Music This Week: Dec. 16-25

Live Music This Week: Dec. 16-25

Aaron Lee Tasjan, Buddy Greene Christmas, The Reverend Horton Heat and so much more!

0
Shares
Pinterest Google+

Friday 12/16

B Keith Williams
20’S PUB

JP & Lewis
BEARFOOT TAVERN

Classic Rock Party w/Yesterdaze Rock
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

Buddy Green’s Hometown Christmas
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
The Cox Capitol Theatre is proud to welcome Buddy Greene, Macon native and composer of the modern-day Christmas classic, Mary, Did You Know, back to Macon for a hometown Christmas concert! His early musical influences included Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Motown rhythm & blues artists of the late 60’s, and the Allman Brothers Band, which later led him to explore many of the pioneers of bluegrass, blues, folk, and country music. At age 20 he began playing harmonica, and is currently regarded as one of Nashville’s finest. Buddy co-wrote “Mary, Did You Know?” with friend Mark Lowry, which has become a Christmas season standard recorded by well-known performers such as country greats Kathy Mattea, Kenny Rogers & Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, and Glen Campbell, and pop stars Clay Aiken, Mary J Blige, CeeLo Green.

Thomas Tillman
THE CRAZY BULL

Aaron Lee Tasjan
THE HUMMINGBIRD
Whether playing guitar in the late incarnation of riotous glam-rock innovators the New York Dolls, the gender-bending, envelope-pushing sleaze n’ tease arena rock band Semi Precious Weapons, the Neil Young-signed alt-country act Everest, British roots rock band Alberta Cross, Southern rock stalwarts Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ or even as frontman of the devilishly cleverly-named Heartbreakers meets Replacements rockers Madison Square Gardeners, East Nashville-based musician Aaron Lee Tasjan has always considered himself a songwriter first and foremost, writing his own off-kilter folk-inflected songs since he picked up his first acoustic as a teen guitar prodigy. While Tasjan’s masterful, eclectic songwriting is on full display throughout his new album, his spirited guitar playing never takes a backseat. Instead, the acclaimed guitarist, who was named Distinguished Guitarist at the prestigious Ellington Competition at Carnegie Hall as a teenager and who was awarded a jazz-guitar scholarship to the esteemed Berklee College of Music but who fled to Brooklyn after he decided he wanted to do things on his own, tastefully delivers exactly what each song calls for, from hard-strumming acoustics to psychedelic flourishes to feedback-filled freakouts and twangy licks.

Big Daddy & Co.
WILD WING CAFE

Saturday 12/17

The Skeeterz
AP’S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY

Southbound Mojo
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

Reverend Horton Heat
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Loaded .38s, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal, littered landscape of Jim Heath’s imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing and reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He’s a time-travelling space-cowboy on an endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer and “psychobillier” for getting to tag along. REVEREND HORTON HEAT have been the outlet of this creative mind for 29 years, leading to 10 full-length albums, 3 “best-of” collections, 2 DVD releases and thousands of memorable live performances. He’s toured with legendary acts such as Johnny Cash, Marilyn Manson, The Ramones, and many more.

JB Crocket
THE CRAZY BULL

Mighty, The Gills, Behold The Brave, African Americana
THE HUMMINGBIRD
Mighty is a proclamation from a small, unlikely voice that demands to be heard. He’ll still be skateboarding in his driveway, either way. African Americana doesn’t simply want to reclaim the white colonial ‘Americana’ in the same oxymoronic terms as the nebulous “Native American” tradition from which it draws. As an aesthetic that appropriates the continent’s indigenous tradition, add the ‘African’ to the ‘Americana’ and you not only have another antithetical term but a subversion of said appropriation while applying, hip hop, anime, cyberpunk and tech noir themes to create a electronic rock soundtrack for a post apocalyptic Great Gatsby. The Gills will be bringing their energetic and trashy live show out on the The Bird stage. Interesting fact for this band, their bass player the road this fall includin(Andy Prince) also plays in Manchester Orchestra! Behold the Brave are a rock band from Nashville, TN on tour. So come and check out the first timers as they will be kicking things off at The Bird! Show starts at 10pm.

8 Second Ride
WILD WING CAFE
Also playing the Crazy Bull on Friday. See description below.

Thursday 12/22

Local Showcase: Denny Hanson
THE HUMMINGBIRD

Friday 12/23

Kool Change
20’S PUB

The Skeeterz
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

8 Second Ride
THE CRAZY BULL
Based out of Middle Georgia, 8 Second Ride is a high energy, Modern Country band playing today’s hits. If you are hearing it on SiriusXM Radio, chances are 8 Second Ride is playing it in their shows! With 3 part harmonies, and a rich, full, 5-piece band putting out layers of country music goodness, an 8 Second Ride show is sure to bring the good times on!

Some Kids
THE HUMMINGBIRD

Natural Jam
WILD WING CAFE

Saturday 12/24
Christmas Eve

Big Mike & the Booty Papas
AP’S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY

Funkadelic Thrillology
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE
Formed in 2011 when these two dudes on guilts came across this cat on a set in some live action jammage situations. The chemistry was criminal, at best, it was infectious and original, and at worst, groovy and fun. They indulge in popular music, inside and outside of this band. The result in the Thrillogy is a drive to move the audience that comes both before and after the drive to move ourselves.

African Americana
THE HUMMINGBIRD

Sunday 12/25
Merry Christmas

Big Mike 2-6 p.m.
AP’S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY

Previous post

Respect Our Police

Next post

The Reverend Horton Heat