Athens GA Live Music Recap: Willie Watson Band, Josephine Network, Loony, Hawk Proof Rooster and More


With Gregory Frederick behind the camera, Athens GA Live Music seeks to document local and touring bands gracing stages across the Classic City. Explore the whole archive and subscribe to the channel here. Get up to speed with recent performances below, and remember to check Flagpole‘s music calendar each week to find out about upcoming shows.

Let’s get this week’s recap fired up with the Willie Watson Band, whose primary songwriter is a former member of Old Crow Medicine Show, and the Hibbs Family Band at Southern Brewing Co. on Thursday, Apr. 28.

From there, we ventured over to The World Famous for a show with BRNDA (Washington, D.C.), Coma Therapy and Null.

On Friday, Apr. 29 at Flicker Theatre & Bar, guest acts Josephine Network (NY), Gummy (Asheville) and Walkhome (Asheville) joined locals Christina Schneider (aka Locate S,1) and Honeypuppy.

Next door at the 40 Watt, Broasis and Coldplayas played tributes to Oasis and Coldplay respectively. Broasis features members of The District Attorneys, while Coldplayas includes members of lighthearted.

Over at Ciné’s electronic night, we caught Mull, an Atlanta multi-media artist and co-founder of VLSC Records.

Saturday, Apr. 30, was a big day in Athens due to the Twilight Criterium. Before hitting downtown, we stopped by a party out in Statham and saw Loony (Atlanta), Maxuma and Beneath Trees (Colorado) play on top of the skate ramp.

On to Twilight! Enjoy some sing-a-longing on the kids stage, followed by some high-speed cycling.

Over at Nowhere Bar, Classic City Jukebox perform “With a Little Help From My Friends” as guitarist Kevin Sweeney gets a piggy back ride from Jared Hasmuk of the Dictatortots (and Thor: Ragnarok!)

Gimme Hendrix can be heard far and wide as they play across the street on the Georgia Theatre Rooftop. Why ride the elevator up when you can listen from the sidewalk?

On Sunday, May 1 at the Athens-Clarke County Library, Bo Wilkey and Evan Collins performed, as well as Hawk Proof Rooster, who were joined by Art and Margo Rosenbaum.