What’s Going On – March

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for the sun to shine all the time to enjoy some amazing local music.

Who: Horseburner, Akula, Gudger
When: March 1, 10 p.m.
Where: The Union, 18 W Union St

West Virginia metal group Horseburner will join Columbus’s Akula and Lancaster’s Gudger for a night of heavy metal and power at The Union. More information here.

Who: Magnolia Child, Caitlin Kraus
When: March 1, 10 p.m.
Where: Casa Nueva, 6 W State St

Athens folk duo Magnolia Child and musician-songwriter Caitlin Kraus will perform to benefit The American Music Therapy Association (AMTAS). More information here.

Who: IID, Burger Big, Dissolver
When: March 1, 10 p.m.
Where: Smiling Skull, 108 W Union St

Who: Groundhog Gravy
When: March 2, 10 p.m.
Where: Smiling Skull, 108 W Union St

For two nights back to back of amazing music, come to the Smiling Skull. IID recently dropped a new single, and if your mouth waters for math rock, check out Burger Big and indie shoegaze dreamboat Dissolver. For a night of rock and roll revival, come to Groundhog Gravy’s set the next day. Find more information here and here.

Who: Talent Showcase
When: March 2
Where: Whiskers

If the Smiling Skull isn’t your style, head over to Whiskers on March 2 for a talent showcase. Bring $1 bills to donate to the tip jar of the act you enjoy most, because all proceeds fund the 45th Spirit of Kairos Retreat. More information can be found here.

Who: Penny Wishes, The D-Rays, Umman Manda
When: March 2, 9 p.m.
Where: The Union, 18 W Union St

Be sure to catch the rock show at The Union to kick off your month with indie metal group Umman Manda, Athens surf-rockers The D-Rays and indie rock band Penny Wishes. Find more information here.

Who: Jim Volk & Friends, Caution Step, Barefuzz, Tattat
When: March 2, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Where: Casa Nueva, 6 W State St

The early show will feature Jim Volk & Friends performing Richard Thompson. The late show features Athens local jazz fusion prog rock band Caution Step, Columbus psychedelic rock band Barefuzz, and Columbus funk band Tattat. More information can be found here.

Who: Kay Carter Band
When: March 4, 6 p.m.
Where: Casa Nueva, 6 W State St

The free early show will feature Nelsonville jazz outlet Kay Carter Band. More information can be found here.

Who: DJ Barticus Y2K Millennium Dance Party
When: March 7, 9 p.m.
Where: The Union, 18 W Union St

Join Athens’ favorite jumpsuit-wearing DJ, DJ Barticus, for a night of rap, pop and dancing at The Union. It’s sure to be a party, so find more information here.

Who: Worthless Excuse, Nerak Roth Patterson Band
When: March 8, 9 p.m.
Where: Smiling Skull, 108 W Union St

Smiling Skull features Columbus blues/rock/alternative band Worthless Excuse and Yellow Springs rock band Nerak Roth Patterson Band. More information here.

Who: Ernie Johnson from Detroit, Larry Elefante
When: March 8, 10 p.m.
Where: Casa Nueva, 6 W State St

For some back-porch hillbilly rock and roll, join Larry Elefante at Casa Nueva as they play with Ernie Johnson from Detroit, a Cinci Afropunk/Funk/Jazz band. Find more information here.

Who: The Coal Cave Hollow Boys
When: March 9, 9 p.m.
Where: The Union, 18 W Union St

Nelsonville bluegrass band The Coal Cave Hollow Boys will return to The Union, bringing its high-energy guitar, mandolin and bass music. Find more information here.

Who: Come On Come Ons, Death to the State, From Another Planet, Echoes Edge
When: March 9, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Where: Casa Nueva, 6 W State St

The free early show will feature Athens everything band, Come On Come Ons. The late show will showcase Athens metal punk band Death to the State, Columbus melodic metal band From Another Planet and Echoes Edge. More information can be found here.

Who: Tobin Sprout, Joseph Airport, Unmonumental
When: March 15, 9 p.m.
Where: The Union
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Tobin Sprout, former member of indie icons Guided By Voices, will play music from his sixth solo album, The Universe and Me. The openers are Dayton/Detroit/Rockville rock and roll band Joseph Airport and Unmonumental of Athens. Find more information here.

Who: BeaverCreek
When: March 15, 10 p.m.
Where: Smiling Skull, 108 W Union St
Admission: $3

Smiling Skull will feature Gallipolis quartet BeaverCreek for a night of rock and roll. More information here.

Who: LITZ, Freak Mythology, Conscious Pilot
When: March 22, 9 p.m.
Where: The Union, 18 W Union St

LITZ will bring a wide array of musical influences to a night full of eclectic music at The Union. Special guests Freak Mythology of Cincinnati and Conscious Pilot of Columbus will open. Find more information here.

Who: 3rd Annual Artists Show
When: March 23, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Station 116

Station 116 will host a night for artists of all kinds to showcase their work, including paintings, sculpture, poetry reading, music and more. Interested in participating or having your art on display? More information can be found here.

Who: The Band Keesey, Charles Walker Band
When: March 23, 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Where: Casa Nueva, 6 W State St

The early free show will feature Athens country/alt-country band The Band Keesey. Milwaukee funk band the Charles Walker Band will perform at the late show. Find more information here.

Who: Hellnaw, Goodbye Goats, Death To The State
When: March 23, 9 p.m.
Where: The Union, 18 W Union St

Lima two-piece rhythm group Hellnaw will bring a night of gritty funk to The Union, accompanied by Athens metal band Death To The State and Goodbye Goats. Find more information here.

Who: The Co Founder, trying, Water Witches, Sweat Workers
When: March 24, 8 p.m.
Where: The New Happiness
Admission: Suggested donation $5

The Co Founder will make a highly anticipated stop at this venue to play songs off their newest album, Gymnasium. Water Witches’ mystical psych rock sound is sure to excite, and wholesome indie pop band Trying will also be in town. Sweat Workers, Athens favorites and winners of ACRN’s 2019 Battle of the Bands, will open. Find more information here.

Who: Boy Jorts, Mission Man
When: March 30, 9 p.m.
Where: Donkey Coffee

Mission Man’s CD release party for The Music Arcade should be a funky time, especially with special guest Boy Jorts. Find more information here.

Who: Cover 2 Cover for Athens Rock Camp for Girls
When: March 30, 9 p.m.
Where: The New Happiness

Support your local girls with Cover 2 Cover, a night of bands covering their favorite artists and having a grand old time. Donations go to Athens Rock Camp for Girls. Find more information here.

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