What is Sky City?

SKY CITY is a 500 capacity live music venue in downtown Augusta, GA open since June 2008. Full Digital PA system and lights. 21+ only with valid ID. Bands that have played so far include:

DINOSAUR JR.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
BLACK LIPS
MINUS THE BEAR
LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD
FISHBONE
NAPPY ROOTS
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS
MOTHER'S FINEST
THOSE DARLINS
THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
LUCERO
CAGE THE ELEPHANT
THE AVETT BROTHERS @ The Bell Auditorium
CLUTCH
CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS
VAN HUNT
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
EDWIN MCCAIN
THE ZAC BROWN BAND
PERPETUAL GROOVE
JASON ISBELL + THE 400 UNIT
JUCIFER
THE WHIGS
DEAD CONFEDERATE

UNKNOWN HINSON
AFRO*MAN
RANDALL BRAMBLETT
DUB CONSCIOUS
THE HACKENSAW BOYS
DRIVIN N CRYIN
MODERN SKIRTS
SAVING ABEL
COL. BRUCE HAMPTON
ANGIE APARO
IVAN NEVILLE'S DUMPSTAPHUNK
THE SHAUN PIAZZA BAND
THE CUBISTS
48 VOLT
TURF WAR
BAYOU BLEU
EDISON PROJECT
THE FAVORS
CARY ANN HEARST
LANGUAGE ARTS
GRINGO STAR
THE SOULPHONICS
DON CHAMBERS + GOAT
HOG SLOBBER
JOE GRAVES & THE DIRTY LEFT HAND
G CITY ROCKERS
JEMANI
KISS ARMY
420 OUTBACK
CHAIRLEG
SHOTGUN OPERA
COSMIC CHARLIE
MONIKER
TRAITOR IN A SECOND
CAREY MURDOCK BAND
ROMANENKO!
BLOODKIN
CHARLES WOOD
THE MASON JARS
LOOT!
THE PSYCHO DEVILLES
THREE BAD JACKS
SICK SICK SICK
SAY VANDELAY
VEARA
FRIED GOAT
MERMER
OSBON
WILL McCRANIE
THE DEW HICKIES
BILLY S
HELLBLINKI SEXTET

BIO RITMO
DEBT OF NATURE
MERMER
THE OLD CEREMONY
JOHN KRUEGER
EL RA
FREEDOM BLACK
TURTLE FOLK
TWIN TIGERS
THE DROWNOUT
IN LIKE FLYNN
EASTERN STANDARD REGGAE BAND
THE CODETALKERS
10 YEARS
STEREO SIDE
NIGHT PEOPLE
SHOO FLY PIE
WYCLIFFE GORDON
GREG HESTER
MC DANNY RAY
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND
SOUL ON ICE
FUZZ JACKSON
REBEL LION
THESE WORDS REMAIN
MODERN DAY ESCAPE
SIGNAL 18
EAT LIGHTNING
APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
THE DEXATEENS
BLEEDING COUNTERFEIT
MADELINE
VENICE IS SINKING
CASPER & THE COOKIES
YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN
BLACK STONE CHERRY
ARANDA
THE VEER UNION
HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER
FAVORITE COUSIN
BAIN MATTOX 
SIMPLIFIED
PLAINFIELD PROJECT
THE VELLOTONES
GEORGE McCONNELL
THE DEEP VIBRATION
HOLY LIARS
SLIPPERY WHEN WET
THE DECREPITS
JACOB BELTZ
JENNIFER DANIELS
MY INSTANT LUNCH
NO STAR
UNCROWNED
SUB CAM
DASH RIP ROCK
JEREMY GRAHAM BAND
DEM IMONDE
OLD HOUSE
AMERICAN AQUARIUM
L.i.E.
ORGANIX
SUNS COLLIDE
APPLE MINER COLONY
EVERYONE ONLY
RYAN GAY
THIS MACHINE IS ME
YO MAMA'S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND
ALCHEMY DANCE COMPANY
UNMATA
ROBOTS & BUTTERFLIES
SINCE FOREVER
SUNSET SOUNDTRACK
BLUE FLASHING LIGHT
SECRET SWIM
SOAP BAR
MASS SOLO REVOLT
SALIVA
ADELITA'S WAY
VAYDEN
JAZZ CHRONIC
TENSION HEAD
ENTER THE ERA
TODAY THE MOON + 
 TOMORROW THE SUN
ROCKET 350
THE HOT RODS
IT'S ELEPHANTS
THE TRACHTENBUG FAMILY
 SLIDESHOW PLAYERS
LADY BLANCHE
THE PERFECT TOOL
#9
HALF BLACK LIT SHACK
GRADY NICKEL
DEATH ON TWO WHEELS
PULSAR
TOMMY OD & THE SURVIVORS
GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING
DEAR ENEMY
THREE WAY SWITCH
REGGAE INFINITY
LADY D
VAGABOND MISSIONARIES
WILLIAM F. GIBBS
BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION
DAVID DONDERO
THE INDEPENDENTS
HOT POLITICS
DIE AGNOSTIC
ARTEMIA
SKINDRED
FACE DOWN
TWICE REMOVED
HUNTER LEE SMITH
HALESTORM
SILVERSTONE
THE KOFFIN KATS
THE RITCHIE BROS.
KAYA
2009 FESTIVUS OF BANDS
YO SOYBEAN
SANDINISTAS!
THE DEFILERS
MARTHA HIGH & THE JB'S 
SUPERCLUSTER 
JANUS
SICK PUPPIES 
ALMOST KINGS
A FREUDIAN SLIP
LARRY KEEL & NATURAL BRIDGE 
TALL AS LIONS
GLOSSARY
SUMMER TIGERS
DAVID BARBE & THE QUICK HOOKS
FUTUREBIRDS
MOTLEY CRUDE
BLAKFIST 
KARNIVOOL
FAIR TO MIDLAND
THE VISITATIONS
DANGERMUFFIN 
KASEY ANDERSON
CHIP ROBINSON
ALL GET OUT
COCOA DYLAN
UNDEAD UNIVERSITY
DIRTY POLLYANNA
SARAH MAC BAND
MY AIM IS TRUE
MAZES & MONSTERS
ESKIMOJITOS
PRETTY PETTY
IT'S ALIVE
HORSEPOWER
TRANCES ARC
TADDY PORTER
THE RADAR CINEMA
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
SHINE FOR SCOTT BENEFIT 
NIMROD
GALEN KIPAR PROJECT
M-TANK
THE AGENDA
GRAPE SODA 
LEMASTER
THE INCREDIBLE SANDWICH
BRET MOSLEY
HAYWIRE
THE BEARDS OF COMEDY
SNAPDRAGON
SCIENCE FRICTION
JULLIARD JAZZ GROUP
DEAN & BRITTA @ Sacred Heart
VALLEY OF MEGIDDO
THE STAIN REMAINS
STILLVIEW
NINE DAY DESCENT
KINGS OF PRUSSIA
SINISTER MUSTACHE 
EX LOVERS CLUB
ROMANCE LANGUAGES
ACTION INC.
FIRST BORN
DIRTY BLUE DRESS
ROCK BOTTOM ALL STARS
KLASS BAND
SEQUENCE 8
TONY HOWARD
JUMBLING TOWERS
FIVE EIGHT
MERMAIDS
SIBLING STRING
2010 FESTIVUS OF BANDS
DEATHSTAR
STINKFOOT
MATTHEW BUZZELL
RIFF RAFF KINGS
HOLD YOUR OWN
SO IT GOES
ADLER'S APPETITE
MATT BUTCHER
CROSSFADE
WITHIN REASON
LERA LYNN
DJ JOYCETTE + K. FLOSSY
EASTER ISLAND
ABBY GOGO
BRIAN POSEHN
JAMES HALL & THE FUTURA BOLD
FUZZ & MAC
JIM PERKINS
FUNK YOU
DR. BREAD
DJ KING HAROLD + MATTO
SAMI.THE.GREAT
THE LOVE LANGUAGE
KOKO BEWARE
THE HOWLIES
MANN RAY
DOWNTOWN BROWN
ZEBO
COLOUR REVOLT
SLAM
NECESSARY EVIL
DEAD MARY
ZACH DEPUTY
FASTER PUSSYCAT
DIZZY REED (Guns N' Roses)
BLURRING THE LINE
NINE DAY DESCENT
THE CONSTELLATIONS
SKYSAW
EGYPT CENTRAL
ABUSED ROMANCE
CONSIDER THE SOURCE
MANRAY
THE STONE FOXES
EAST NORTH
SUMILAN
FIVE'S A CROWD
GREEN THRIFT GROCERY
LIVINGROOM LEGENDS
PANIC MANOR
DEATH IN PARIS
VELVET JONEZ
ORYX & CRAKE
SPACE GHOST
THE ATOM BLONDE
THE GILDED YOUTH
CESAR COMANCHE
PROJEKT LOTUS
THE WHISKEY GENTRY
ALLISON FOSTER
SHE N SHE
THE HEAP
69 BOYZ
12 GAUGE
LA SNO
PONDEROSA
THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS 
EMPHATIC
EYE EMPIRE
DJ FUGI
DJ ORGANIK + VARIANT
DJ FREEMAN
DJ ENVADER
KALAMITY KEV
DIEZEL
GRANNY'S GIN
OLD YOU
THE FELICE BROTHERS
POWERKOMPANY
HEYROCCO
THE FAR & FEW
HORSE OPERA
DJ 808
SOUL CRIME
CAROLINA CHUPACABRA
JAMES GATE
EYE OF ABRAM
MY LATEST FASHION
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD
BUFORD
YOUNG GEORGIANS
BLACK SWAN LANE
ROMEO SPIKE
SALLY ANN'S FASHION SHOW
SURF/HARP
THE ERNEST T. BASTARDS
JESUP DOLLY
MORE
ADAM SAMS
THE RAMBLIN' FEVERS
JULIA EASTERLIN
2011 FESTIVUS OF BANDS
DEAD END SONS
NUTBUSH 
FALSE FLAG
DEATH IS A DIALOGUE
THE KOOTIES
JEROD GAY
FINSTER
POCKET THE MOON
DREDNECK NATION
GRAVEYARD BOULEVARD
DEE HEMINGWAY
RADIO THE CAPTAIN
DUTCH ANGLE 
THE SUPERVILLAINS
SHE N SHE
STILLVIEW
FAMILY JEWELS
pacificUV
SHOVELS & ROPE
THE BLACK SWANS
R. RING
BLACK TUSK 
THE HOLLERERS
LITTLE TYBEE
RIVER WHYLESS
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
THE CLAP
ORANGE PAINTER
THE PRODUCERS
THE WOMBATS
VON HOLMES
SUEX EFFECT
BROTHERS
GASLIGHT STREET
JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER
GOLDYARD
COUSIN DAN
MOBILE DEATHCAMP
HEMLOCK
KILLER MIKE
TAPROOT
HURT
OTHERWISE
MYNAMEISJOHNMICHAEL
LOS BASTARDOS MAGNIFICOS
BROWNBIRD RUDY RELIC
THE NUM NUMS
CECIL B & THE FUN BOYS
(DE) EVOLUTIONARIES
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS
THE LILIES & SPARROWS
FAYTH HOPE & THE TRUTH 
BABY BABY
SANS ABRI
CICADA RHYTHM
SAAWARIYA
BACK N BLACK
FOLLY
TIKKA
FOXY SHAZAM
BUKUE ONE
21 SOUL
SYMPLE & COACH K
ANONYMOUS
JOHNNY SAINT TELLAH
RUBY KENDRICK
RACHEL GOODRICH
MODERN MAN
MECHANICAL RIVER
JAMES WALLACE & THE NAKED LIGHT
PUJOL
THE HENRY CLAY PEOPLE
THE BIZZ
IMPULSE RIDE
THE BLACK IRON GATHERING
THE SIMPLETONS
THE LAST BISON
SAME AS IT EVER WAS
BLACKBERRY SMOKE
TEDO STONE
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
NEW MADRID
STREET RHYTHM & RHYME
WHITE VIOLET
DIRTY REALISTS
LINGO
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD
OPPOSITE BOX
57 FLIP
DJ SCIENTIST
SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY
KALEN NASH
TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND
2012 FESTIVUS OF BANDS
CELIA GARY
BILLIE VACATION
DIARRHEA PLANET 

 

 

 

Monday
Feb062012

SKY CITY ART EXHIBIT / February 2012

Wednesday
Feb012012

Q&A; with BECCA WILSON from THE RAMBLIN' FEVERS

Coco:  How long have THE RAMBLIN' FEVERS been together?
Becca: February will be one year!

Coco:  What's up with the name?
Becca:  Ha ha -- the name was David's idea, actually.  It's based off of the song Ramblin' Fever by Merle Haggard.

Coco:  Who's in the band and what do they play?
Becca:  David Beverly (vocals & guitar), Stephen Dodd (vocals & banjo), and Me (vocals & violin)


Coco:  Is everybody local?  Where did you all go to school?
Becca:  Yes, we're all local... I'm from Augusta but Stephen and David are from North Augusta.  None of us went to high school together.  David and I were both home schooled and that's how we met.  He introduced me to Stephen.  I'm in school at Augusta State and Stephen goes to to Aiken Tech.  David works full time.

Coco:  Being homeschooled, did you take music classes at home?
Becca:  I took private violin lessons from the time i was 5 until i graduated from high school. My mom taught piano, so my entire life i grew up hearing Bach and Beethoven played in the next room. My mom really encouraged me to pursue music.

Coco:  Who are some of your favorite local bands? 
Becca:  Mazes & Monsters are some personal friends of ours and we love them.  Also Adam Sams and My Instant Lunch whenever they are able to play. 

Coco:  And just in general, who are some of your main muscial inspirations?
Becca:  Lately, I've had The Head And The Heart on repeat in my car.  The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash... the list goes on. 

Coco:  You recently recorded some of your tunes.  Where did you record?  And where can we get our hands on your music?
Becca:  We actually recorded with Nick Duke from Mazes and Monsters.  He is a great guy and we had so much fun working with him. We will actually have our CD for sell at the Feb. 4th show, but if you can't make it to that you can always listen to it for free on our website.   www.theramblinfevers.com

Coco:  I thought i saw something somewhere that you were putting it out on vinyl?
Becca:  Unfortunately, no.  We wanted to but since we're broke musicians, we compromised and got CD's that look like records. 

Coco:  After hearing your demo and seeing you play live during the Festivus of Bands at Sky City, I told somebody that you guys are my favorite new local band.  What are your plans for 2012?
Becca: Wow! That's so awesome.  I'm flattered!  This past year we were able to play with some great people in Greenville and Athens, and honestly, I think we all just want more shows.  We love making music and playing together.  We're willing to put in the work to make it happen.  I'm excited about the possibilities for 2012!

Check out THE RAMBLIN' FEVERS when they open up for LERA LYNN along with special guest SHAUN PIAZZA this Saturday February 4th at SKY CITY.... doors open at 8pm.... music starts at 9:30pm... $5 admission.


Monday
Oct242011

SOUL BAR SWEET 16

16 years ago this week, THE SOUL BAR opened it's doors to the public in downtown Augusta, Georgia....



Named in honor of James Brown, the godfather of soul, the idea was to have a place where good music & good drinks combined with good atmosphere would bring people together in the heart of our city.

I'd like to thank everyone who has passed through our doors, into the narrow space, under the high ceiling and the disco ball.  Musicians, artists, poets, dancers, drinkers, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers.... and a special shout out to those who are no longer with us.

We'll celebrate our 16th anniversary with a special Wednesday night show on October 26th featuring a rather large folk rock band called BALTHROP, ALABAMA.  Not sure if we can get 'em all on the small stage, but we'll try.  Matthew Buzzell will open the show with a set of uke rock and film.


And don't forget about DISCO*HELL*O*WEEN on friday october 28th....

One of the best nights of the year!!!

Cheers,
Coco

Thursday
Sep082011

SUPERCHUNK IN ATLANTA + MAC IN AUGUSTA = AWESOME

SUPERCHUNK was/is my favorite band of the 90's.  Seen 'em play many times over the years, usually in Athens, Atlanta, or Columbia.... but never in Augusta.

I'll do it again tonight in Atlanta, at the old Roxy Theatre (now called the Buckhead Theatre) with some old friends, just like we used to do.... before we all got married, had kids, and got older.

I watched Mac and Laura during the 2000's run Merge Records (the best indie-rock label in the world)... and they were always an inspiration to me.  They proved that good music and good business could go hand in hand and that it could be done DIY style... without the typical trappings of the major labels.


I've had the opportunity this year, through Semi-Precious Productions and the Westobou Festival, to work with Mac McCaughan to bring Transfigured Time: Music for the Films of Maya Deren to Augusta on Thursday September 29th at The Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

He'll be premiering 4 live soundtracks with a 7 piece ensemble that will include strings and horns along with keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums.  It should be the perfect backing music to the incredible silent films of Maya Deren.

Look for a garden party at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center from 6-8pm with food and cocktails.  The films will begin around 8:30pm (when it gets dark).  Advance tickets are $20 and available on the Westobou Festival website or at The Soul Bar, Sky City, and The Bee's Knees.

Hopefully, if Mac likes Augusta enough, he'll consider bringing SUPERCHUNK to town....

I'd love to host.

See ya downtown,
Coco

Tuesday
Aug302011

A BENEFIT FOR MILO

Once again local artists are asked to support one of their own -- and once again they'll open up their hearts and display their talents for a cause....

This one is for MILO MENGER.


Artists interested in participating can bring their artwork to Sky City at 8pm for inclusion in the Silent Auction.

Bar manager Lee Landers will be setting up an online virtual DJ room on Turntable.fm and everyone is invited to bring their laptops to log in and DJ -- giving anyone interested  a chance to spin tracks off their own personal playlist for everyone to hear. 

Thanks in advance to all the artists & the DJ's -- and an extra special thanks to you, the people, that always seem to come out and support good people like Rich and Julie and their special family.

See ya downtown,
Coco