COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, April 21

8 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    Alpha Gamma Delta's Dia-BEAT-es Bash. 7 p.m. $8. www.40watt.com

    THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.

  • The Foundry

    Tailgate Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BRANDON LAY Country singer-songwriter from Jackson, TN.

    BEN BRADFORD Nashville-based country music artist.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT Manchester, England rock superstar Hook is known as the bassist for new wave pioneers Joy Division. He'll be leading his band through that group's classic first two records.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    FEMINENERGY In addition to performances by featured artists Milyssa Rose, Powerkompany, Zale, Repunza and Tashia Love, there will be an open mic portion of the show.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $5. www.livewireathens.com

    THE MALLETT BROTHERS Alternative country outfit from Portland, ME.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    BEN MILLER BAND Bluegrass-infused folk band from Joplin, MO. This is a solo performance and a music video shoot.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Wednesday, April 22

8 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    TYLER, THE CREATOR Popular rapper and Odd Future associate. He'll be joined by OFWGKTA DJ Taco. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CGI JOE The musical alias of Joe Kubler, formerly known as Rene LeConte.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes.

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local synth-heavy experimental pop band.

    COURT DATE Members of Atlanta bands Pamela_and her sons and Fit of Body team up.

    10TH LETTER Alias of Atlanta-based artist Jeremi Johnson.

    PYRAMID CLUB Atlanta-based collaborative sound project.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com (Timothy Rd. location)

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS New local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • UGArden

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ugardeners

    SXSM UGArden presents an Earth Day concert featuring New Nature, The Ecotones, Wieuca and Zale. Bring a blanket to claim your spot on the lawn.

Thursday, April 23

15 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

    CHILD BITE Post-punk/art-rock group from Detroit, MI.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Gnarly G (reeds), Dan Roth (keys), Steve Abercrombie (bass) and Nathan Hale (drums).

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12. www.40watt.com

    ANDREW RIPP Popular soul-pop singer-songwriter.

    SON & THIEF Local indie rock band.

    STEREO REFORM Trio that combines genres to create a "dance-a-funk-a-rock-a-tronic" sound.

    DANA KELSON Soulful singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SLOW MAGIC Anonymous electro DJ.

    FEVERKIN Chill indie band from Atlanta, GA. 

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot plays a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JEFF SIPE TRIO Renowned drummer Jeff Sipe has worked with Bela Fleck, Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring, Trey Anastasio and many more. His trio plays soulful, jazz-inspired funk.

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests D:RC and Chingon.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $8. www.livewireathens.com

    TURKUAZ Playing instrumental funk and a wide mix of genres from power-pop to R&B.

    PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER New local cover band playing soul and R&B classics.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    LAYNE California-based power-rock group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    REVEREND DEBRUHL This local rock quartet plays a bluesy Southern style with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 (Five Points location)

    BROOKS WIMBERLY Athens-bred singer-songwriter influenced by Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location)

    BRIAN DINIZIO Guitarist and singer-songwriter who plays simple, uplifting folk.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5675 (E. Broad St. location)

    LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Leaving Countries singer plays a solo set of folk and Americana.

Friday, April 24

20 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KELLY AND THE NECESSITIES New local band playing funk, soul and blues.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    INDIE HIP HOP SHOWCASE Featuring Blacknerdninja, LG, kidDead, Profound Breadth, Sonny Bamboo, Mic Audio and Chief Rocka. Hosted by AthFactor Entertainment's Montu Miller.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TONGUES Dreamy local pop-rock band. 

    THE FANTASTICS New local rock and rock group.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $8. www40watt.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to Metroid while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage. 

    BRONZE BRAIN New local sludge-psych band featuring members of The Viking Progress and Grand Vapids.

    STRAYS Local garage-pop band featuring members of Velocirapture and Muuy Biien.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $13. www.thefoundryathens.com

    SAMANTHA FISH Country singer-songwriter from Kansas City, MO. 

    MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $70. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MARILYN MANSON Revered shock-rocker with a propensity for creepy makeup and vulgarity. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    BOY New local heavy rock duo featuring members of Nurture and Waitress.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Alias of local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • The Hedges

    10 p.m. FREE! www.hedgesonbroad.com

    TYLER HAMMOND BAND Country/southern rock outfit from Milledgeville. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DONNA HOPKINS Soulful jams from this Alabama native.

    DANNY HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk.

    WILLIAM TONKS TRIO Trio led by Athens songwriter and guitarist William Tonks.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

  • Live Wire

    10 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance. Playing a Led Zeppelin covers set. 

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    CEREUS BRIGHT Modern folk duo from Knoxville, TN.

    AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    TIME TRAVELERS Playing classic country from the '60s to today.

  • Washington Street Stage

    Twilight Criterium. 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes. See story on p. 8.

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. 

Saturday, April 25

21 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    DAVID COURT Local musician plays a set of mountain dulcimer and harmonica-laden tunes. (8 a.m.)

    REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KIP JONES BAND Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    POWERLOAD Local AC/DC tribute band.

    DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.

    NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band.

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.40watt.com

    DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    SHANTIH SHANTIH All-female Atlanta-based band that draws from '60s psych and '80s dream-pop.

    METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10. www.thefoundryathens.com

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can't go wrong here.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    KELLER WILLIAMS Singer-songwriter out of Fredericksburg, VA who plays jammy, acoustic dance music.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    WOO CHILD Nationally recognized hip hop artist from St. Louis.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

  • The Hedges

    10 p.m. FREE! www.hedgesonbroad.com

    RAY FULCHER BAND Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Ray has spent the last several years playing country music all over the Southeast.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    RALPH RODDENBERRY Eclectic and renowned Southern blues-rock artist.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, lo-fi guitar driven local indie rock band.

    TONGUES Dreamy local pop-rock band. 

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

    CIVILS New project from Drew Kirby of Athens band New Wives.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    11 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    BEAT WARS EPISODE III A night of high-energy electro beats.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    4 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    THE HARDIN DRAW Southern folk band from Nashville.

    THE WEST VIRGINIA SLIMS Valdosta-based roots-rockabilly outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the '60s,'70s,'80s and '90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    TIME TRAVELERS Playing classic country from the '60s to today.

  • Washington Street Stage

    Twilight Criterium. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group. See story on p. 8.

    SON & THIEF Local indie rock band.

    EPIFECTS Ambient alternative rock band from Atlanta.

    WRENNPOP Up-and-coming local pop singer who experiments with jazz, Vaudeville and more.

    DANA KELSON Soulful singer-songwriter.

Sunday, April 26

2 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    1 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MAY DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL A day of music benefiting the UGA music business program, featuring performances by Thomas Johnson, Uncle Dad, Big Morgan, Mosaic, Nick Austin Trio, Careless Pilots, Nifty Earth, Wieuca, Bridges, Saturn Valley and the Sweet Heart Beets

  • Ted's Most Best

    7 p.m. FREE! www.tedsmostbest.com

    GYPSY WILDCATS Local group playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

Monday, April 27

3 events

Live Music

Tuesday, April 28

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    Tailgate Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CALE DODDS Nashvile-based singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    KISHI BASHI Talented local songwriter and violinist creates exuberant, loop-driven, experimental pop music. He'll be performing with a string section for a special show. See story on p. 21.

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

  • Go Bar

    Tom Tom Club Tuesdays. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.

    HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, highly psychedelic electronic sounds from Jonathan Miller. 

    MICHAEL POTTER Local experimental sound artist.

    JONES COLLEGE RADIO Formerly known as Wild Abandon, this local band plays a blend of baroque pop and acidwave.

  • Live Wire

    10 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    LUCIDEA Progressive electro-jam band from Atlanta.

    TELEKENETIC WALRUS Experimental, psychedelic hip hop from Miami, FL. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SWEET KNIEVEL This four-piece jam band plays a variety of musical styles ranging from melodic psychedelic rock to funk and beyond.

Wednesday, April 29

6 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    THE VINYL STRANGERS Melodic local folk-rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    LOW CUT CONNIE Rock and roll band with members from Philadelphia, New York and the UK.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL Featuring music from Nu Depth, 185668232, Sick Lion, Pamela_ and her sons, Wild of Night, Ginko, Cottonmouth, TV Head Guy and KUSA87, as well as visuals by Alessandra Hoshor and Pops Baron.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, April 30

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    SOUTHERN BRED COMPANY Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

    STARBENDERS Four-piece art-punk band from Atlanta.

    THE STIR Rock band from Athens and Atlanta.
  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    ANDREW VICKERY Americana artist from Atlanta.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www40watt.com

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse. Album release show!

    T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman and his band perform a set of folky, lived-in tunes.

    GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound. 

    PURSES No info available.
  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE HOWLING TONGUES Radio-ready, Atlanta-based rock and roll band.

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

    SON & THIEF Local indie rock band.
  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Tigrlily and Trogdor.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    FRANK FAIRFIELD Acclaimed old-timey folk musician from California.

    ART ROSENBAUM Local musician and historian plays a solo set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    ZACH STONE AND FRIENDS Nashville-based country-rocker does his thing with a selection of talented backers.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 1

8 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $8. www.buffaloscafe.com

    DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays a set of favorites.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7:30 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Donn PatrolCHUNX, Bathroom/s, Seagulls, Above Repute, Street Sweeper, Eliminate Earth, Five O'Clock Devil, Burns Like Fire and People Of Mars.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.40watt.com

    LAUGHLIN Local country duo with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $12. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE STEEL WHEELS Virginia four-piece playing a seamless blend of folk-rock and Americana.

    DOM FLEMONS Folk singer-songwriter, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia's favorite '70s light-rock tribute band returns to town to perform a high-octane set of cover songs.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BAMA GAMBLERS Dirty blues and Southern rock band from Auburn, AL.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

Saturday, May 2

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    4 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Shoot the BlitzHyperspace, Moreland Wrecks, Unsound Condition, In Tents, Taped Fist, Abacus, Squadron, Burnt Books, Interstellar Upstarts, Horrible Idea, Grinchfinger, Hermits of Suburbia, Treephort, The Riggs, Sleazoid Mafia 666 and Harsh Words.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    KEB' MO' Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller. 

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental/electronic local band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–'50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho. This show will feature special guest violinist Tereska Grynia.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

Sunday, May 3

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring music from Prime Time feat. Douglas Ellison.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    TAPESTRIES Providence, RI multi-instrumentalist Mike DeCosta's alternative psych-folk project.

    GARY EDDY Athens-based Atlanta transplant plays acoustic psychedelia.

    IN SONITUS LUX Free improv group from Atlanta fronted by E. Serson Brannen.
  • Ted's Most Best

    7 p.m. FREE! www.tedsmostbest.com

    KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey's songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

Monday, May 4

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $12. www.thefoundryathens.com

    CALEB JOHNSON The winner of "American Idol" season 13, Johnson combines a rock attitude with melodic sensibility. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    CANARY IN A COALMINE Haunting Americana band fronted by Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker. 

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur, GA.

Tuesday, May 5

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, May 6

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ELEPHANT REVIVAL Nederland, CO-based progressive Americana band with gypsy and Celtic influences.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $28. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DWEEZIL ZAPPA Frank Zappa's son plays a long, ambitious set of his father's favorites and obscure gems.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, May 7

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $6. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW Vaudevillian rock and roll act from New Orleans, showcasing their "Gypsy Brass Circus Rock."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE BOTTOM DOLLARS Brooklyn-bred classic rock that's just as loud as it is sweaty.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT & GEOFF ACHISON BAND Bramblett's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Tonight, he's teaming up with Australian blues guitarist Achison and his band for a collaborative set.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 8

6 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5. www.buffaloscafe.com

    UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7:30 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Blue TowerRat Babies, Night Terrors, Spray Tan, Dangerous Assumptions, Shehehe, WAFT, War Revenge, The Fact and The Joy Kills.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

    KENNY GEORGE BAND Alt-country group from Aiken, SC.

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    DIAMOND RUGS Rock and roll supergroup featuring members of Deer Tick, Black Lips and Dead Confederate.

    NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric local buzz band with folky vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks.

    JUSTIN COLLINS Nashville based solo artist playing lo-fi folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    STEEP CANYON RANGERS Progressive bluegrass music rooted in tradition and oozing with instrumental dexterity.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. 

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

Saturday, May 9

2 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    4 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Go-NowheresAwkward Sounds, Low Cotton, Forsaken Profits, Neon Knives, The Swank, Random Conflict, Wombat In Combat, La Suegra, Ganges Phalanges, Triangle Fire, Cooter Punch, Karbomb, La Madrugada, Rubrics, Rotten Stitches and El ChupaSkabra.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THOMAS WYNN AND THE BELIEVERS This six-piece group from Orlando plays Americana rock infused with Southern soul.

    WHISKEY MYERS Country-inspired Southern rock from Tyler, TX. 

Sunday, May 10

1 event

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    3 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies. This is a special Mother's Day performance.

Monday, May 11

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ADRON The strong, fluttering voice of Atlanta's Adrienne McCann meanders through her blend of mellow Tropicalia and low-key jazz.

    LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.

Wednesday, May 13

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ICKY BLOSSOMS Multi-dimensional three-piece band playing tunes ranging from "hazy pop to pulsating dance." 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JENNY LEWIS Popular singer-songwriter from L.A., known for fronting the indie-pop group Rilo Kiley.

    NIKKI LANE South Carolina native Americana singer-songwriter. 

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, May 14

1 event

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 15

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $36. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MY MORNING JACKET Highly acclaimed, shapeshifting rock and roll band from Louisville, KY. 

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

Saturday, May 16

1 event

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

Monday, May 18

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE TRAIN WRECKS Outlaw alt-country meets bluegrass and then circles back to genuine Americana. 

    THIS FRONTIER NEEDS HEROES Brooklyn-based alternative folk duo.

Wednesday, May 20

2 events

Live Music

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, May 21

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET Soulful and impactful Cajun music backed by spellbinding fiddle. 

  • Normaltown Hall

    8 p.m. $8. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.

    GUMSHOE Lean, darkly evocative rock songs with vivid imagery, courtesy of frontman Andy Dixon's weirdo-as-Everyman lyrics.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 22

2 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.