Gig Guide

January 3, 2014 

Friday Jan 3

Louise Warren at Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery

It’s really good to see Taste and See Coffee offering up some live music. This beautiful coffee shop is the perfect place to catch a really talented singer-songwriter. Well, Louise Warren is just about as close to a perfect match as you can get. Her songs are fun to listen to and she is full of personality. This will make a perfect stop on your first First Friday stroll of the new year. All ages. 7 p.m. Free.

Madre Padre with Death On Two Wheels at Grant’s Lounge

The name Madre Padre may be new on the scene here in Macon but if you have been following the local music scene closely, you may recognize a few of the names in the band. Johnny Davis and Alec Stanley have been a part of some of the most creative bands Macon has seen in recent years. Round out the band with Ryan Bohannon and Cameron Latham and you have something fresh and exciting and worth the listen. Their high-energy rock will be joined by Death On Two Wheels and Brother Hawk. 21 and up. 8 p.m. $5.

Saint Francis at the Crazy Bull

This is the first Saint Francis show in Macon in 2014. Saint Francis’ sound has evolved during the years into a bluegrass/roots/folk style that has kept the band moving around Georgia and the Southeast. Led by former Moonshine Still member Scott Baston, Saint Francis continues to be a stalwart of the Georgia music scene. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.

Ashutto Mirra at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom

Ashutto Mirra is one of those Macon bands where every now and then I wonder, “What ever happened to them?” Imagine my surprise when I found out they were playing a show this Frist Friday. Doyle Williams’ guitar skills are just incredible. He’s joined by veterans of the Macon music scene Scott Rainwater, Pat Yoe and Josh Birmingham. Their jazz-rock fusion is always a crowd pleaser and this is a welcome return to the stage. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.

Saturday Jan 4

The Athens Band at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom

We see a lot of bands from Athens come through Macon. Athens has long been known as the Georgia city with the best music. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the members of The Athens Band range in age from 13 to 16! Naming their band after their hometown, they are lovers of head-banging rock ’n’ roll, and their talent is more than their young ages would lead you to expect. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.

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