Athens GA Live Music Recap: Ambient Night, Kettle to Wake, The Creature Preachers, Mojo Confessional and More

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The most recent installment of Flicker Theatre & Bar’s Ambient Night series, held Tuesday, May 3, featured projections and live performances by Mr. Blank, Bad Straple, Slug Cult and Gyps.

Switching gears, touring tribute act Red Not Chili Peppers performed over in the courtyard at Paloma Park.

On Thursday, May 5, El Barrio hosted a celebration for Cinco de Mayo featuring live music by Classic City Jukebox. The party also recognized its third anniversary since opening in Five Points.

Returning to Flicker, we caught sets by Sarah Mootz, Patzy and No Yonder.

Next Door, the 40 Watt Club and Ape Obelisk hosted Sink into Cinco, where we caught Bsoy perform.

On Friday, May 6 at Southern Brewing Co., Aubrey Entertainment hosted a night of Georgia indie prog rock featuring The Movers, Mother Fore and Kaydelis.

This same night, Flicker hosted several surf bands including The Creature Preachers from Warner Robins.

On Saturday, May 7, Creature Comforts Brewery hosted an outdoor party with live music and an artist market in celebration of its eighth anniversary. Kishi Bashi joined Tall Tall Trees to headline the show.

Meanwhile, AD Blanco played over at the 40 Watt.

This same night, metal powerhouse Shadebeast hosted Kettle to Wake, Parathion and WhetheR (Shreveport, LA) at Flicker. Tonight was the debut live performance of Kettle to Wake, who just released its first EP.

On Sunday, May 8 at No. 3 Railroad, Fester Hagood launched his new Mojo Confessional Songwriters Showcase with sets by Ty Manning and the Redstone Ramblers. Held the second Sunday of each month, the series was created in tribute to the late local songwriter “Mojo” Mark Wilmot.