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Live Music This Week: May 26 – June 8

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FRIDAY 5.26

The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom

www.thebirdstage.com

Swain and The Highway Souls

10 PM // $5

Rocking since the Summer of 2014, Swain and The Highway Souls have been one of the most popular bands around Middle Georgia. Frontman Stephen Swain has cut his teeth performing in some of the top venues in Atlanta and Nashville and has worked with Torri Barnette- Broxton (Miami Sound Machine) and the Grammy Award-winning artist Linda Davis. Guitarist Miles Benson is a graduate of Music Education and Music Therapy at the University of Georgia. Cliff Walton, the keyboardist, has over 25 years of performance experience, while bassist Joe Palmer has been a mainstay in the Macon music scene, and drummer Galen Jacobs has toured with the Josh Daniel Band.

Billy’s Clubhouse

www.billysclubhouse.com

The Matt Brantley Band

10 PM // No Cover

The 2016 Georgia Country Music Band of the year, The Matt Brantley Band has been rocking non-stop throughout the state. Made up of singer/ guitarist Matt Brantley, guitarist and “Hardest Working Man in Show Business” Rowdy Hood, bassist Jesse Perkins and drummer Brayden Long, this long-haired quartet plays Country Rock originals as well as some of the best Blues and Country covers you’ll hear this side of the Mississippi.

The Thirsty Turtle

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D and A

10 PM // $5

D and A will be playing electrifying versions of all your favorite Soul and R & B hits at The Thirsty Turtle. Come hang out and dance with some of your favorite bartenders in a clean, smoke-free environment at one of Middle Georgia’s new favorite bars!

Cox Capitol Theatre

www.coxcapitoltheatre.com

Rumours- A Fleetwood Mac Tribute

8 PM // $15- $17

Rumours is the premiere Fleetwood Mac Tribute band in all of the Southeast. Based out of Atlanta, the group has sold out Athens’ Georgia Theatre with their electric performance and visually engaging stage show. Come on out to Macon’s best music venue for a great time!

Wild Wing Café

Lewis & JP

9:30 PM // Never a cover

Great live music plus drink and food specials never hurt anybody! Come on out to Wild Wing Café at River Crossing and hear the musical stylings of Lewis & JP for a fun and delicious Friday night!

The Crazy Bull

An Evening with Larry Frick

$8 PM // $5

A singer, songwriter and entertainer from Louisburg, North Carolina, Larry Frick brings the rich traditions of country music to The Crazy Bull. A natural-born storyteller, Frick has played bars, clubs and festivals all over the country including BamaJam 2010 and the CMA Fest New Faces Show in Nashville.

Fresh Produce Records Music Hall

Old School: BadaBings, Analog Existence and BOGO

7 PM // $3

One of the hidden gems of the Downtown Macon music scene, Fresh Produce Records Music Hall is bringing in three bands for a $3 cover. Come check out Analog Existence, a Rock band from Warner Robins, as well as two from Macon, the Punk Rock band BadaBings and the Metal band BOGO.

20’s Pub

Keith Williams

8 PM // Never a cover

Macon’s own Country-Rocking B. Keith Williams will be rocking out 20’s Pub. The local artist has played with the likes of Willie Nelson, Molly Hatchet, Elvin Bishop and Gregg Allman.

 

SATURDAY 5.27

The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom

www.thebirdstage.com

Packway Handle Band

10 PM // $5

2015 was a breakthrough year for the Packway Handle Band, as it saw them releasing their most recent album Take It Like A Man in collaboration with their producer Jim White. The Athens based band was then invited for the second consecutive year to take part in Kid Rock’s Chillin’ The Most Cruise, as well as being on the bill for a nationwide 40 amphitheater performances on Kid Rock’s Cheap Date Tour. The Packway Handle Band has also made appearances at the Americana Music Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

 

Billy’s Clubhouse

www.billysclubhouse.com

Swain and The Highway Souls

10PM // No cover
Rocking since the Summer of 2014, Swain and The Highway Souls have been one of the most popular bands around Middle Georgia. Frontman Stephen Swain has cut his teeth performing in some of the top venues in Atlanta and Nashville and has worked with Torri Barnette- Broxton (Miami Sound Machine) and the Grammy Award-winning artist Linda Davis. Guitarist Miles Benson is a graduate of Music Education and Music Therapy at the University of Georgia. Cliff Walton, the keyboardist, has over 25 years of performance experience, while bassist Joe Palmer has been a mainstay in the Macon music scene, and drummer Galen Jacobs has toured with the Josh Daniel Band.

The Thirsty Turtle

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StereoMetric

10 PM // $5

StereoMetric will bring their unique brand of music to The Thirsty Turtle. Combining the sounds of Rock, Blues, Funk, Folk, Soul and even a little Hip Hop, the group is made up of Trippy Mike (Mike Andrews, of Athens, on drums and vocals), 3 String Willy (Will Woolever, of Chicago, on bass and vocals), Spaghetti Legs (Ronnie Flow, of Conyers, on lead guitar, auxiliary percussion and vocals), and Dr. Funk (Cody Martin, of Garrettsville, Ohio, on rhythm guitar and lead vocals).

 

Wild Wing Café

Wes & Ronnie

9:30 PM // Never a cover

Middle Georgia’s own Wes Robinson and Ronnie Pittman will be rocking Billy’s Clubhouse Saturday night, North Macon’s favorite spot for local music.

The Crazy Bull

An Evening with Justin Lee Partin

$8 PM // $5

Country artist Justin Lee Partin is based out of Gainesville, Florida as draws his distinctive sound from his influences which include Don Williams, Merle Haggard and Garth Brooks. With a style that rivals Luke Bryan and Justin Aldean, Partin has been winning over audiences since the time he first picked up a guitar.

 

AP’s Hidden Hideaway

Skeeterz

8 PM // Never a cover, on the patio

Made up of Dawn Palmer, Jim Souleyrette, Richard Woods, Grant Kersey and Paul Campbell, Skeeterz is a local band that won the Georgia State Fair Battle of the Bands in 2011. The band has toured all over the state and have opened for Wet Willie and Molly Hatchet.

 

SUNDAY 5.28

 

AP’s Hidden Hideaway

Big Mike

2-6 PM // Never a cover, on the patio

Local Blues Legend Big Mike will be strumming every Sunday afternoon at Macon’s best kept secret.

 

Grant’s Lounge

Sunday Night JAM

9 PM // No cover charge

Sweet Jam session, Happens every Sunday! Showcasing hidden gems of musical talent in Macon. You never know who’ll drop by!

 

WEDNESDAY 5.31

 

Grant’s Lounge

Wednesday Night JAM

8 PM // No cover charge

Sweet Jam session, happens every Wednesday! Showcasing hidden gems of musical talent in Macon. You never know who’ll drop by!

 

Fresh Produce Records

Ozone to your Home tour

9 PM // $5

This event features Kris Audio, an Orlando based Hip Hop artist bringing his sample-based productions to Downtown Macon for what is sure to be a fun-filled Wednesday night.

 

THURSDAY 6.1

 

Wild Wing Café

Matt Moncrief

9:30 PM // Never a cover

Macon’s own Matt Moncrief will be playing at one of North Macon’s favorite watering holes and eateries. Come join this brilliant musician for a night of drink and food specials at Wild Wing Café at River Crossing!

 

FRIDAY 6.2

 

The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom

www.thebirdstage.com

Some Kids

10 PM // $5

Some Kids are a hard hitting, beard sporting rock band from Warner Robins, Georgia. A group of friends who grew up with each other here, Some Kids learned how to play instruments and write music together. The line up consists of Jeremy Toellner on vocals, Taylor Robbins on guitar, Glenn Lewis on guitar, Brandon Dover on bass, and Shane Street tearing up the drums. Some Kids enjoys bringing back the 90’s era style which becomes very evident through their original music, blending blues into grunge riffs, with catchy pop melodies, and heavy rock vocals. You might even catch them rocking out a hip hop jam…

 

Billy’s Clubhouse

www.billysclubhouse.com

Southbound Mojo

10PM // No cover

Made up of Neil Arrington on vocals, Sam Green on guitar, Mike Smallwood on bass, and Greg Parker on drums, Macon’s own Southbound Mojo plays all the hits of years past and today with a fun, hardcore Rock edge.

 

The Thirsty Turtle

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Back City Woods

10 PM // $5

Made up of members from all around our home state of Georgia, Back City Woods features Daniel NeSmith (vocals, guitar, banjo), Macon’s own James Lengel (drums, washboard), Cal Mathis (guitar, banjo), Travis Bryant (guitar, back-up vocals), Danny Davis (bass, back-up vocals), and Sean Zaragoza (fiddle). Back City Woods enjoy playing the Indie, Roots and Rock sounds that have reverberated across the south for generations, so make sure you catch them at the Turtle!

 

Cox Capitol Theatre

www.coxcapitoltheatre.com

Perpetual Groove with Funk You

8 PM // $15- $23

Perpetual Groove, based out of Athens, brings their arena rock show to the Cox Capitol Theatre with the funky Augusta jam band Funk You, fresh off their performance at the Sweetwater 420 Festival. For fans of all kinds of music, this show is not one to be missed!

 

Wild Wing Café

Loose Skrews

9:30 PM // Never a cover

The Loose Skrews have been playing their own brand of pub rock punk since 2003. Releasing their first CD “More Than a Few” on their own and appearing on compilations like the Foreign Object comp on Italy’s Scarey Records, The Kamikaze Broadcast Volume 2 on England’s No Front Teeth Records and Everybody Loves ANTiSEEN on TKO Records, has helped garner The Loose Skrews a gigantic and loyal following in the worldwide punk scene.

 

Fresh Produce Records

First Friday: ISSA RAVE!

10 PM // $10

Atlanta rapper Lil Jon once said that June 2nd was certified RAGER DAY, so come on out to Fresh Produce Music Hall for a night of EDM (electronic dance music) with DJ’s 3.Nigma, B3, BOOTZ & KATZ, and Fountn.

 

20’s Pub

Big Daddy and Company

8 PM // Never a cover

Big Daddy is a hot new Dynamic Variety Band, that plays a variety of different jams. They have a little something for all music likes, and tastes. All the members comprise a wealth of years of music and experience and knowledge on the local music scene. If you want to be entertained, you better get down to one of North Macon’s best music venues!

 

SATURDAY 6.3

 

The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom

www.thebirdstage.com

The Hummingbird 12th Anniversary with Royal Johnson and The Pine Box Dwellers

10 PM // $5

Celebrate The Bird’s birthday with The Pine Box Dwellers and Macon regulars Royal Johnson! Chance Royal and Andy Johnson rock Downtown Macon regularly with their Blues/ Funk/ Rock melodies, and they will be joined by The Pine Box Dwellers from Waycross, Georgia.

 

Billy’s Clubhouse

www.billysclubhouse.com

The Bearcats

10 PM // No cover

The drunken fury known as “The Bearcats” are a 4 piece RN’R act from Macon, GA. Fronted by Dr. Cliff Cranford (PH.D. in seduction) and backed by “The Boys”, these rockers love to get loud and drunk, and what better place to join them then North Macon’s premiere bar and music venue.

 

The Thirsty Turtle

www.facebook.com/thethirstyturtlemacon

Rock Kandy

10 PM // $5

This 80’s Tribute band ain’t having “nothing but a good time” when they play in Los Angeles, Atlantic City, and New York City. An 80’s party is always right up our alley, so come join us for this fun time!

 

Wild Wing Café

A2Z Band

9:30 PM // Never a cover

A2Z Band is a group of well experienced local musicians with a large library of dance songs.

 

SUNDAY 6.4

 

AP’s Hidden Hideaway

Big Mike

2-6 PM // Never a cover, on the patio

Local Blues Legend Big Mike will be strumming every Sunday afternoon at Macon’s best kept secret.

 

Grant’s Lounge

Sunday Night JAM

9 PM // No cover charge

Sweet Jam session, Happens every Sunday! Showcasing hidden gems of musical talent in Macon. You never know who’ll drop by!

 

Fresh Produce Records

Crown Larks, Majid Araim, Maxwell Boecker

9 PM // $5

Come on out to Downtown Macon’s hidden gem of a local music venue for three awesome bands in the Crown Larks, Majid Araim and Maxwell Boecker. This night also marks the release of a now solo album by Boeker. Doors open at 9 PM and the music begins at 9:30 PM!

 

WEDNESDAY 6.7

 

Grant’s Lounge

Wednesday Night JAM

8 PM // No cover charge

Sweet Jam session, happens every Wednesday! Showcasing hidden gems of musical talent in Macon. You never know who’ll drop by!

 

Fresh Produce Records

J Carter, JNN, Dendara Bloodbath, and Scott6

7 PM // $5

A night of experimental awesomeness, come on down to Fresh Produce Music Hall to enjoy two bands from Tennessee (JNN and J Carter) and two from Atlanta (Dendara Bloodbath and Scott6) for only $5 on a Wednesday night.

 

THURSDAY 6.8

 

Wild Wing Café

Rusty Selph

9:30 PM // Never a cover

Great food, drink specials and Rusty Selph with his guitar is a good way to start your weekend off early. Come on out to Wild Wing Café at River Crossing for a cold drink and good tunes!

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