COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, July 30

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LILY WILLIAMSON Acoustic singer-songwriter, also known as Lily Rose. 

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

    ANDREW EVANS Former member of The Spacelings performs.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    COLIBRI A mix of folk and rock influences.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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. 

    HUDSON K Electro/synth-rock duo from Tennessee.

    GILLIAN Co-ed alt-pop outfit from New York City.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    PONCILLI PUPPETS Surreal puppet troupe from Puerto Rico. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    GORGEOUS Dark pop group from Chattanooga, TN.

    COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.

    GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.

    DEL VENICCI An amalgamation of art, sex, pop, glam, haze and the mutual Italian heritage shared by members Grace Bellury (Lille) and Ross Politi (Carnivores).

    MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com

    LIFE AT SEA Three-piece indie rock/post-punk band.

    NEW TERMINUS Atlanta-based rock band with high-powered guitar-driven melodies and stylistic pop sensibilities.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0911 (Barnett Shoals Road location)

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local singer-songwriter performs with his band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ADAM CLIFFORD BAND Laid-back music with a troipcal vibe.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • The Volstead

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Thursday, July 31

6 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 70-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes. Every Thursday in July!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PORKCHOP WALLIS BAND Local groove band lead by keyboardist Logan Wallis.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 1

13 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $3 (21+), $5 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Rapper Duddy Ken hosts a hip hop open mic, presented by AthFactor Entertainment. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by songwriter Christian DeRoeck, playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    GRAPE SODA This local duo plays spastic, psychedelic synthpop driven by organ and drums.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    CHRIS LANE Up-and-coming country star from North Carolina. 

    TYLER HAMMOND BAND Country/southern rock outfit from Milledgeville. 

    GANNON ADAMS High energy country artist out of Mansfield, GA.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. This set will be a celebration of Jerry Garcia's birthday. See story on p. 12.

  • Go Bar

    Friendship Fest. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop.

    WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.

    STRAYS French garage-pop-inspired band featuring members of Velocirapture.

    JIMS BROWN "Beautiful acoustic meltdown."

    SUSU No info available.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    BLACK PUSSY "A sex-charged, '70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they're-coming-to-town rock 'n' roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert."

    SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    ANTOON, JP AND JOHNNY New trio from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

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

  • 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local jazz bassist leads his new trio.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PAPA LEGBA New project that plays neo-New Orleans blues, voodoo folk and zydeco, capturing the spirit of the bayou with inspired originals as well old favorites flavored with a Louisiana twist.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

  • The World Famous

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

    BLACKRUNE Heavy "dream-drone" band from Savannah.

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

Saturday, August 2

14 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    NICK BRADFIELD AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter performs with help from some collaborators. (8 a.m.)

    THUNDER O(H)M Experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    nMo Wine Mixer. 7:30 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    TULPAE Three-piece technical metal band that consists of two guitars and drums.

    10 FINGERS STRONG Hardcore metal that also delves into rapcore in the style of Rage Against the Machine.

    CONTROL THE DEVASTATOR Atlanta group that falls in between progressive and death metal.

    CROOKED GEAR Prog-metal band from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

    VUNDABAR Eclectic and melodic indie rock band from Boston, MA.

    CHIEF SCOUT A man and his band out of Suwanee. 

    OLD MAN THE BOAT No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    1 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    GIRLS ROCK ATHENS FINALE See what the young ladies at this year's rock camp have been up to.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Hawaii Dawg-O Benefit Auction. 6:30 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Perhaps best known for their 1966 hit "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)," today the Medallions are made up of children or other relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as "the party band of the South."

  • Go Bar

    Friendship Fest. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    VELOCIRAPTURE Brash local experimental rock group that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences. 

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.

    BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.

    DJ DAFFY DUCK Psychedelic funk bombs from this local DJ.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    BANDITOS Eclectic, psych-tinged rock and roll band from Nashville.

    ANDY VAUGHAN AND THE DRIVELINE Richmond, VA-based honky tonk country band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JONATHAN BYRD Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice.

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.

  • 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.

  • Max

    10 p.m. 706-254-3392

    JINX REMOVER Formerly known as Close Talker, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.

    T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing "post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock."

    NEW GOD Baltimore, MD-based art-pop band.

  • The Melting Point

    Guitar Relief 2014 Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock trio.

    TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set.

    BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Leon Campbell playing blues jams.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GENERAL PATTON & THE HEADS OF STATEhigh-energy improvisational rock outfit based out of Savannah, GA.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    TRINIQUE No info available.

Sunday, August 3

2 events

Live Music

Monday, August 4

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PINECONES Atlanta/Athens-based rock band that touches on flailing, melodic grunge and urgent post-punk.

    GNARWHAL Hard-hitting math-rock band from Nashville, TN.

    WAITRESS New noise rock project featuring members of Antpile and Family & Friends. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    6 STRING DRAG Newly reunited alternative country act from Raleigh, NC. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    NIGHTMOM Experimental boogie-rock band from Providence, RI.

    THE PRETTY BIRD Local a capella/hip-hop/anti-pop group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, August 5

3 events

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JERKAGRAM Brooklyn-based duo featuring Don Caballero-esque punk-jazz noodling combined with space-rock improv trips and a nice dose of metal.

    MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.

    SLEEPY COMPANY New experimental project from musician Chase Merritt.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    GRAWKS New local rock and roll band.

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band.

    MODERN MAMMOTH Melodic rock band from Toccoa.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Wednesday, August 6

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.

    MARRY ME Bluesy rock band from Vancouver, BC.

    MAMA-FIKI Local jam-influenced fusion band.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    TODD LISTER AND FRIENDS Folky local singer-songwriter teams up with some friends for a set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $18.50. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Heavy, radio-friendly indie rock band out of Atlanta. 

    THE MOWGLIS Blend of indie-folk and revivalist rock from Los Angeles. 

    BRICK + MORTAR New Jersey indie-pop duo.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.

    DEEZE No info available.

    JADE POPPYFIELD Experimental drone outfit from Macon.

    TARE No info available.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MAKAYAN Progressive/jam-rock band from Asheville, NC.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, August 7

8 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 70-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    POSH HAMMER Teenaged rock and roll band from Asheville, NC.

    FEEDBACK No info available.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk tunes.

    T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing "post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock."

    PATCH Austin, TX-based "dark-folk" group.
  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr.

    BIG MORGAN Local band consisting of former members of Atlanta band Lotus Slide.

    LOW CREEK KILLERS Jammy "newgrass" band from Augusta.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music. Every Thursday in August!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SECONDHAND SWAGGER Atlanta-based band with a passion for vintage sounds and style, disciples of soul music from the 1960s and '70s.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 8

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    SEX BBQ East Atlanta "surf-rock space wizards" playing psychedelic yet melodic math-rock inspired tunes.

    SEAGULLS Punk band from Atlanta.

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
  • Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville

    BRWA Benefit. 6 p.m. $10 (wristband), $15 (with camping). www.brwa.org

    CAMP KIWANIS TAKEOVER Night one of the two-day music festival and riverside hangout, featuring The Hernies, Piper, The Darnell Boys, Elf Power and Hot Fudge.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    WE THE PEOPLE A "rocking, funky, get-down dance band."

    HERO THE BAND A group of four brothers playing a blend of soul, rock, pop and R&B.

  • 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 ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented jam-rock band from Statesboro, GA.

     

Saturday, August 9

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    THE DRY HUMPS Local heavy noise trio.

    UPPERROOM No info available.
  • Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville

    BRWA Benefit. 4:30 p.m. $10 (wristband), $15 (with camping). www.brwa.org

    CAMP KIWANIS TAKEOVER Day two of the two-day music festival and riverside hangout, featuring Half Acid, Cult of Riggonia, Moths, Madeline and Shade.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band.

    CAIRO FIRE Electronic-tinged pop band from Charlotte, NC.

    SUPER HOOLIGAN Local band plays "energetic garage-rock anthems packed with big hooks and infectious choruses."

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.

  • 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

    DISPLACE Tampa, FL-based "space-funk Instaprov band."

Monday, August 11

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE HIGHER CHOIR Homegrown Southern roots-rock inspired by the likes of The Black Crowes and Drive-By Truckers.

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month's Hoot features Kelvin Armstrong and Sam BurchfieldAnsley Stewart opens and hosts.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, August 12

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, August 13

3 events

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    QUIET EVENINGS Winterville's Grant and Rachel Evans blend modern classical, neo-kosmische, electroacoustic, field recordings and sound art that is at times somber and elegiac, while at others soaring and celebratory.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE BOHANNONS Rock and roll straight from Chattanooga, TN. 

    NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, August 14

7 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 70-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea.

    HEAVY LIGHTS Four-piece Americana band from Maryland. 

    JINX REMOVER Formerly known as Close Talker, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HISTORIC SUNSETS New local experimental rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    CRAVID Local jam band.

    PLAYGROUND No info available.

    MOYER No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LINES IN THE SKY Young, radio-friendly modern rock band from Nasvhille, TN.

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.

  • 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 Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 15

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by '80s hardcore and new wave.

    PLACES TO HIDE Indie rock band from Atlanta.

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

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk tunes.

  • 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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DARYL HANCE Formerly the guitarist for JJ Grey & Mofro, Hance steps out on his own with an "unrelenting sonic blast of groovin' rock and roll music."

Saturday, August 16

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    COHOSH RECORDS PRESENTS A showcase of the new local label's talent, featuring The Powder Room, Nurture, Waitress, Of the Vine, Hymnal Moths, Scooterbabe and more.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE CASKET GIRLS Haunting, ethereal, psychedelic indie pop out of Savannah, featuring Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow. 

  • 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

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

Monday, August 18

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

    CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens' finest country music!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz players Mason Davis and Zack Milster host a jam session.

Tuesday, August 19

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SAM BURCHFIELD The local singer-songwriter (and recent "American Idol" contestant) plays a set of his folk-pop tunes.

Wednesday, August 20

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS Oklahoma City-based freak-rock band featuring Dennis Coyne, nephew of Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.

    CHAPPO Psych-tinged dance-pop band from Brooklyn.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ROYAL NOISE Founded and led by guitarist Johan Harvey in 2010, Savannah’s premier jazz-funk collective has quickly established itself as a high energy, grooving crew.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Thursday, August 21

5 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 70-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    AJ GHENT Funky slide-guitar player. Set starts after Gov't Mule ends.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $27.50. www.georgiatheatre.com

    GOV'T MULE Legendary Southern rock/jam band featuring Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY Twelve-man band based in Nashville, TN and featuring a five-man horn line, keys, bass, guitars and percussion.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 22

4 events

Live Music

Saturday, August 23

5 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    6:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). 706-354-6655

    SCOTT BRANTLEY Dublin, GA-based country singer.

    TODD COWART Singer for local Southern-fried rock act The Hushpuppies Band plays a set.

    LAUGHLIN Local male-female country duo.

    CHRIS FLEMING AND MICHAEL STEELE Two singer-songwriters team up.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE QUAILDOGS Southern rock band from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.

    MATRIMONY North Carolina duo with folk acoustic elements and male-female harmonies.

    CEREUS BRIGHT Modern folk duo from Knoxville, TN.

  • 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.

Monday, August 25

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    EMILY & THE COMPLEXES Indie-folk band with punk influences from Columbus, GA.

    A.O. DONOVAN Fuzzed-out blues-rock artist.

Tuesday, August 26

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SOL CAT Smooth beach-rock six-piece. 

    TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness. 

Wednesday, August 27

1 event

Live Music

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, August 28

4 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 70-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BOOTSY COLLINS Funk and R&B icon known for his work with George Clinton and James Brown as well as his equally successful solo career. 

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band that covers classic funk tunes. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 29

4 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    FOUR EYES Ukelele strummer Erin Lovett and her band play sweet, poppy folk.

    SARAH DONNER Web-famous singer-songwriter whose music is a blend of high-energy alternative pop and quirk.
  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Intensely patriotic country band from Albany, GA.

    BOBBY COMPTON The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin' country.

  • 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

    INCOGNITO MOSQUITO Charlotte, NC-based funk-fusion band.

Saturday, August 30

3 events

Live Music

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    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.

  • 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

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.