FRIDAY AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Soul music is going through somewhat of a revival. Not finding inspiration in their own cultural milieu, artists are mining the musical past in search of something "authentic," revisiting old records in an attempt to import non-digital feeling into the present. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it sounds like a photocopy of a photocopy. But in a scene filled with fakers and nostalgia peddlers, Lee Fields is the real deal. He can do it all -- from crisp, tight funk to dank, back-alley blues. He needs nothing other than a few bars of his voice, backed by the Truth and Soul house band, the Expressions, to prove it. The Moonhanger Group is presenting this show for free to celebrate the opening of their new restaurant adjacent to the Cox, El Camino, so spend all that ticket money on tacos. Doors: 7 p.m./Show: 8 p.m. Free.
FRIDAY AT THE CRAZY BULL
Stillwater might best be remembered around the world as the fictional band in Cameron Crowe's 2000 movie, "Almost Famous," but around Middle Georgia, fans know the real Stillwater, the guitar-heavy group from Warner Robins that released two late-'70s albums on Capricorn Records. With the demise of that label, the band narrowly missed widespread success, but they've been playing together again since the late-'90s, sounding like they haven't missed a beat. 8 p.m. $20.
Mighty with Dear Blanca and Mel Washington
FRIDAY AT THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE AND TAPROOM
Mighty is Angelo Fiaretti, a Pittsburgh native who decided to move to Georgia a few years ago, where he has connected with former members of All Get Out and Big Jesus to create a sound that is self-described as "off-kilter garage rock with (more than a modest) grunge influence." Mighty is joined by Columbia, S.C.'s Dear Blanca and singer/songwriter Mel Washington. 10:30 p.m. $5.
Rhythm & Rye: Deep House
SATURDAY AT THE BOURBON BAR
If you haven't been a part of the #CreateTheCool movement that DSEL productions and international DJ superstars Shawty Slim and Bruce Wonder have been stirring, then you, dear reader, need to get your mind right. The whole idea behind Rhythm and Rye is to establish a chill vibe in a hip place, essentially to provide an atmosphere that encourages the crowd to "gather together with old friends for the purpose of connecting with others in a polished, professional way." This team does just that and does it well. For the Cherry Blossom Festival edition of Rhythm and Rye, DJ Bruce Wonder will be at the helm, providing a soundtrack to what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable evening of great music and good times. 10 p.m.
Les Brers with Travis Denning
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Les Brers. That's French. It means "the brothers." In this context, it refers to brothers of the Allman sort. Although there are no Allmans in this band, fans will recognize Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, the two original drummers from the group, as well as Oteil Burbridge and Marc Quiñones, the group's most recent bass and percussion players. Joining them will be Jack Pearson, who put in two years on guitar with the Allmans, as well as Bruce Katz, Pat Bergeson and Lamar Williams Jr., son of Lamar Williams, who played bass for the group through the '70s. Expect to hear plenty of old favorites from this family affair over two nights at the Cox Capitol Theatre. Doors: 7 p.m./Show: 8 p.m. $26-$31.