Every Monday, 8:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Open Mic every Monday, rain or shine! Sign up at 8pm sharp. Music starts at 8:30, ends at 12am. The sign-up sheet and event are located in the courtyard. 21 & up - Performers or guests under 21 accompanied by parents/guardians- great.
The Orange Constant
Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Formed in the college bars of Statesboro, Ga. in 2012 and transplanted to the southern music mecca of Athens, vintage rock outfit The Orange Constant blends the organic charm of southern psychedelia, heartfelt narrative and progressive composition all with a spontaneous yet pop-like sensibility.
TOC’s debut album, Time to Go (June 2015), was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic) and garnered national attention from Relix Magazine which praised a “confident and polished debut album.” Shortly after, the band won the 2016 Flagpole Athens Music Award for best “Jam/Funk” band and joined the Home Grown Music Network whose roster includes Lotus, The Motet, Dangermuffin and Big Something.
March 2017 saw the release of Point of Reference, which was recorded in Athens, Ga. and produced by Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Futurebirds). The sophomore effort displays striking maturity in songwriting and embraces more risk-taking in the studio— fueled by Vandenberg’s experimental leanings. Although TOC has been labeled a jam band in the past, this LP demonstrates an urge to break genre restrictions as it draws inspiration from 70’s AOR and contemporaries like My Morning Jacket. Nearly one year after its release, Point of Reference earned the band a second feature in Relix Magazine through its notably “lush soundscapes and clear, purposeful compositions.” The Orange Constant thrives on creating songs that differ from one another and possess their own inspired character. The band shares bills with nationally and internationally touring acts such as Perpetual Groove, TAUK, Atlas Road Crew, Ripe and CBDB. The group is: Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocals), Nickalous Benson (guitar/vocals), Tyler Walker (bass/vocals), Chris Freiberg (keyboards) and Sam Groveman (drums).
“Eclectic rock n’ roll, everything from blissful southern rock and indie jams to urban funk.” – Grant Purvis (Point of Reference review)
“The Orange Constant’s confident and polished debut album Time to Go is laden with connective riffs and melodious charm. Much of the album evokes a 70’s FM AOR vibe, without appearing self conscious” – Larson Sutton, Relix Magazine
“They have hit a home run on their first trip to the plate. From the first strains of “Emily” all the way through to the jammed-out coda to “Ask Me to Jump,” Time to Go is a pure delight. You will hear influences throughout the disk, but this is fresh and exciting.” – Scott Hopkins, Music Fest News
Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
We are Young Americans, a band hailing from the Golden Isles of Georgia, formed in early 2016. We've been keeping the dance floor hopping with songs from the '60s to today, from classic rock to modern pop, hip hop, and R&B.
Friday, September 27, 2019, 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM
BackBeat Boulevard's unique blend of "Groovin' Rock/Blues/Soul/R&B/Funk Classics" have made this popular band a Georgia/Florida coastal favorite who have been entertaining Golden Isles audiences for over 7 years! Comprised of seasoned touring musicians and local mainstays, this group has garnered a loyal following, becoming one of the hottest tickets in the area, while logging an exhaustive schedule of coastal dates at clubs, concerts, festivals, parties, weddings and corporate events.
The members of BackBeat Boulevard have all shared stages with national recording acts as diverse as The Marshall Tucker Band, The Tams, The Drifters, Jason Aldean, Confederate Railroad, Little Big Town, The Platters, Blue Oyster Cult and more.
From classics by artists as diverse as The Doobie Brothers Santana, Eric Clapton, B.B King, Bill Withers, Delbert McClinton, Steely Dan,Billy Preston, Otis Redding, Blues Brothers, ARS, Paul Simon, Tower of Power, CCR, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Sly & the Family Stone and more - to their own brand of groove laced originals - an evening with BackBeat Boulevard is an experience you don't want to miss!
Pine Box Dwellers
Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:00 PM to 10:30 AM
Friday, October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Saturday, November 30, 2019, 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Friday, December 20, 2019, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Atlanta's Roshambeaux are a two-piece semi-electronic outfit that rock the house like no two-piece semi-electronic outfit you've ever heard before. Working overtime whenever they mount a stage, singer-guitarist Kyle Iconic and drummer J. Chastain trade off on keyboards while using their respective axes to trigger various loops and effects, raising a fiercely funk ruckus that has as much in common with acid rock and R&B as it does with EDM.
Iconic relates that he and Chastain were both engaged in various other creative endeavors when they were introduced by mutual friends roundabout 2010. "We both had other projects, but none of those projects were quite what we wanted to be doing," Iconic says.
"I was always fascinated by electronic music, but everyone else I knew seemed to want to be in a four-piece rock band. So I put that on the back burner, until I met J.He had the same basic ideas about electronic music that I did, so we said, 'Why not start a project that represents all of the things we want to do/'"
It was a truly combustible pairing -- a guitar player with swing, swag, and a serious soul jones, a whiz-kid drummer and multi-instrumentalist who learned Deep Purple licks from his paternal grandmother, both of them yearning to cast off the shackles of the standard strings-and-drums rock band formula.
Through the years, they've been compared to the likes of Prince and Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz -- maybe because of guitarist Iconic's light-brown skin and mighty mountain of hair -- and to garage bands like the White Stripes and the Black Keys -- maybe because most rock writers can't count past two. But while those comparisons may be lazy, they're not entirely off-base; Roshambeaux bear some sonic resemblance to all of those esteemed outfits, plus a dozen or so more, all depending on the moment and the song.
Iconic and Chastain call what they do "Rocktronic," or some such thing, and that's about as close as anyone will come to pinning down their singular stew of swinging rock and heavy funk.
Says Iconic,"The reaction we get from people that we're most proud of is when someone comes up and says to one of us, 'I've never seen or heard anything like this. Where have you guys been?' We're trying to present familiar elements in ways that people haven't seen before.
"People when they hear us, they tend to compare us to something else they like. We don't really care, as long as they're having a good time."
Roshambeaux recently released their second full-length album, "After Math," the follow-up to their 2013 debut "Iilluminaughty." What happens next is anyone's guess.
"We might decide to release an ambient record, or another rock record," Iconic says. "We really don't have a plan. The one thing that has stayed constant is that we always do exactly what we want to do."