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Saturday, April 19

18 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)

    WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious, Grogus) (10 a.m.)

  • 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.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Formerly Ruby Kendrick, this local singer-songwriter has a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

    JEREMY WHEATLEY Local musician (Crooked Fingers, Ruby the RabbitFoot) performs a solo set.

    CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON Singer-songwriter rooted in old country and folk, whose songs still manage to feel fresh, relevant and vital.

  • Dirty Birds

    Alzheimer's Association Benefit. 7 p.m. $5 ($3 w/ student ID). 706-546-7050

    BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Tim for Athens. 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local foot-stomping dance-folk group.

    MELON & THE MAYHEM Blending 1940s cabaret singer style with big-band jazz, Melon & The Mayhem creates a modern electronic-influenced sound with vintage roots.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving formerly local rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities.

    UNCLE DAD Local four-piece band with a bluesy, soulful sound.

    PROGRAMS Former duo has now expanded into a full-blown dance-pop project.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $16. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CHERUB Self-described "sexy, avant-garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of '80s funk and pop music from the future."

    CAROUSEL Electropop outfit from Brooklyn, NY.

    PROBCAUSE Dubstep and hip hop artist.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    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.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    PALEFACE Joyful, foot-stompin' folk musician with a rich and star-studded past.

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JASON KENNEY Guitarist for Kenney-Blackmon String Band performs a set with friends Leah Calvert, Gerry Hansen, Chris Enghauser and Jamie Hood. Album release show!

    SETH LIVENGOOD Local singer-songwriter.

  • 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.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    12 p.m.–9 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000

    BEAUTY AND THE BEARD Kelly Hoyle Fuller and Ty Manning play country-tinged folk-rock.

    FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

    DJ BIG KAHUNA Spinning tunes from 12–4 p.m.

  • New Earth Athens

    8 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com

    DOPAPOD Jam-funk band from Brooklyn.

    BUBONIK FUNK Funky, soulful rock band from Charlotte, NC.

    CHERRY ROYALE Psychedelic funk and soul-inspired rock band from Atlanta.

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

    PARTIAL CINEMA Formally known as Talkingto, this local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving.

    MARVELOUS FUNKSHUN Jammy funk band from Winston-Salem, NC.

    JIGAWATTS Local ambient/downtempo project.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE FUNKY SPEAKERS High-energy funk group.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Athens Human Rights Festival Fundraiser. 7 p.m. www.nuci.org

    BATTLE OF THE BANDS Local bands compete for a spot at this year's Athens Human Rights Festival.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WEAVER D'S FUNK REVIVAL Local funk-rock that is dedicated to the local soul food restaurant, Weaver D's Fine Foods.

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    People over Profit. 5 p.m. $5. www.troubadourathens.com

    ANTPILE Melodic local post-hardcore band.

    THE BREAD BROTHERS Garage-y local "funkabilly" band.

    MICROWAVE No info available.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    PALEFACE Joyful, foot-stompin' folk musician with a rich and star-studded past.

Sunday, April 20

3 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Experimental Night. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SCAB QUEEN Dense, experimental, local noise/drone duo of Michael Lauden and Alec Livaditis.

    ROYAL FUTILITY New minimalist psychedelic project from Mux Blank (Rat Babies) and Natalie Stewart (A Horse is a Sphere).

    ENTROPICODONE Solo project by Lucas Kane of the 19th Brood.

    Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    KAITLIN JONES Formerly local singer-songwriter returns from her new home of Denver for a night of moody, country-inspired tunes.

    HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky acoustic ballads.

  • The World Famous

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

    KENOSHA KID To celebrate Easter and 4/20, improv gurus Kenosha Kid perform music alongside very special mystical texts recorded, read or curated by Jim White, Thayer Sarrano, Jay Gulley and more. Featuring a Girl Scout cookie buffet and an adult Easter egg hunt!

Monday, April 21

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.

    MARY SIGALAS Visiting standards and not-so-standards from the '20s through the '50s.

  • The Melting Point

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    MATT HIRES Humble, acoustic singer-songwriter from Florida.

    ALEX DEZEN Lead singer of The Damnwells embarks on a solo venture. 

    JOSHUA FLETCHER Singer-songwriter and self proclaimed "destroyer of worlds."

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist leads a jam session.

  • The World Famous

    Experimental Mondays. 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    QUIET EVENINGS The local duo of Grant and Rachel Evans plays drone-centric ambient music with synths, loops and electronics.

    WILD OF NIGHT Local band playing soaring, experimental new age-inspired chamber-pop.

    DOOM RIBBONS Experimental guitar/percussion duo from Asheville, NC.

Tuesday, April 22

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WILEY EYES Local rock band.

    TARNATION Local band with a chunky rock sound and catchy, emotive vocals.

    BEAR GIRL Trio from Atlanta with a progressive indie rock sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing grunge-influenced, energetic and heartfelt tunes.

    SAINT FRANCIS Local roots-rock band led by Scott Baston (Moonshine Still). 

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $6. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SEVEN HANDLE CIRCUS A rowdy, fun and modern interpretation of traditional bluegrass and folk.

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

  • The Melting Point

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com

    STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • New Earth Athens

    Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com

    CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set. Every Tuesday!

    GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.

  • New Earth Athens

    New Earth Day Festival. 9:30 p.m. $15. www.newearthmusichall.com

    RISING APPALACHIA New Orleans, LA-based sister duo that plays world, folk and soul music.

    CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set of solo tunes.

    KALIMBAMAN SPEARS Atlanta world jazz and funk-rock artist who is considered by many to be one of the best kalimba players alive today.

    GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.

    CRYSTAL BRIGHT & THE SILVER HANDS From the whimsical sounds of the accordion, saw and adungu to the enchanting voice of Spanish amor, Crystal Bright delights the senses with a kaleidophrenic cabaret of music for all ages.

    KATIE PRUITT Young, talented local singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week's showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Deacon Brandon Reeves and Lady and the Lake.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door) 706-546-0840

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

Wednesday, April 23

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.

    OAMI Alt-country collective from Tallahassee, FL.

    TEACH ME EQUALS Experimental pop group consisting of Erin Murphy (guitar, violin, vocals) and Greg Bortnichak (cello, vocals).

    MISERY LOVES CHACHI Atlanta band "combining chillwave, Motown and African rhythms with postmodern classical chord changes and jazz vocal harmonies comparable to Steely Dan."

    BY SMALL RUIN Local alternative rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    EASY STAR ALL-STARS Reggae act from New York.

    CAS HALEY Reggae-inspired artist from Texas.

    BIG HOPE No information available.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RITVALS Loud, rumbling junk-rock band with a bad attitude and a retooled lineup.

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

    SCOOTERBABE New local noise-pop group.

    SWAMP No info available.

    TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $4. www.greenroomathens.com

    FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude. Cassette release party!

    THE SHINE BROTHERS Asheville, NC-based garage-rock band that offers "a liberal dose of melodic mayhem."

    HARTLE ROAD Straight-forward rock and roll from Water Valley, MS.

    TIMMY TUMBLE Tim Schreiber (Dark Meat, The Lickity-Splits) howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock anthems and retro-inspired pop songs.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    STEVE MOAKLER Songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA.

  • The Melting Point

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. This is her CD release show.

    UP IN THE AIR Local southern rock band.

    JASON GRIDLEY Local singer-songwriter in the style of Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • 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, April 24

12 events

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    SAILING TO DENVER Harmony-heavy folk group from Atlanta. (6 p.m.)

  • 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 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VIETKONG High energy local duo who draw from a wide range of genres.

    COSMIC KING No info available. 

    BELFAST LANDING
    Athens folk-rock group with confessional lyrics.

  • Chops and Hops

    6 p.m. 706-310-1101

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    NIGHT SCHOOL New local band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

    ERIN LOVETT Ukelele strummer Lovett plays sweet, poppy folk.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    WALDEN Local band that plays indie-folk music.

    GRANT COWAN Up-and-coming local songwriter.

    THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band.

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com

    BIG DON Southern-fried local rock songwriter performs an "unplugged" acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SISTER HAZEL Florida-based alt-rock band known for its radio staple "All For You."

    GREGORY HYDE BAND Melodic rock and roll band from Chicago.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE DASHBOARD SAVIORS Long-running, on-again-off-again local rock band fronted by songwriter Todd McBride. (12 a.m.)

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. Their energetic live show has warmed the stage for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more. (11 p.m.)

    WORKHORSES OF THE ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATIONAL INDUSTRY Impossibly-named longtime local folk act featuring Ben Reynolds, William Tonks and Rob Keller. (10 p.m.)

  • New Earth Athens

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

    ANDY BRUH & ROBBIE DUDE Two local EDM hotshots spin sets.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hard-hitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies.

  • Treppenhaus

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals. (10 p.m.)

    SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band. (9 p.m.)

    THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/Americana outfit. (8 p.m.)

Friday, April 25

18 events

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    RANDY LEAKE Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash as well as more eclectic influences for a high-energy and highly entertaining live show.

    SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band. 

    Downtown Athens

    Athens Americana Music Festival (Twilight Outdoor Stage). www.athensamericana.com

    BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group. (9 p.m.)

    BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit. (8 p.m.)

    LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA. (7 p.m.)

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and Mike Strickland. (12 a.m.)

    THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms. (11 p.m.)

    CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens' finest country music! (10 p.m.)

  • 40 Watt Club

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway's "gather around the mic" approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty originals and unique covers of classic tunes. (11 p.m.)

    HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND Rising local bluegrass/Americana ensemble. (10 p.m.)

    ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana (9 p.m.)

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Kevin Fleming.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Southern rock and blues band composed of brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson, along with Chris Chew. (10:30 p.m.)

    LIGHTNIN' MALCOLM Singer-songwriter who "has come to exemplify the modern day deep blues guitar groove." (9 p.m.)

  • Green Room

    8 p.m. $8. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE WOGGLES Legendary garage-flavored rock and roll band from Atlanta.

     

    NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Local garage-punk band fronted by Cars Can Be Blue's Nate Mitchell and featuring local band Free Associates.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

    DJ KURT WOOD Spinning tunes before, after and in between bands.

     

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. (9:30 p.m.)

    CITY HOTEL BAND Original bluegrass music from Savannah. (8:30 p.m.)

    CAROLINE SPENCE Singer and songwriter born and raised in Charlottesville, VA and currently residing in Nashville, TN. (7:30 p.m.)

  • 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

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE HIGHER CHOIR Homegrown Southern roots-rock inspired by the likes of The Black Crowes and Drive-By Truckers. (1 a.m.)

    THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs. (12 a.m.)

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang. (11 p.m.)

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. (10 p.m.)

  • The Melting Point

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

     

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

     

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 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

    6 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.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    COUNTRY RIVER Local classic country group that has been together for 25 years

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    I Still Have a Dream Benefit. 7 p.m. $5. 706-906-7760

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

    WUOG 90.5 FM

    9 p.m. FREE! www.wuog.org

    FEMINENERGY 8 WUOG's "Halftime Hip Hop Show" presents an evening of female performers, including Jessica Jarrett, Elodie, Kristyn Nucci, Milyssa Rose, Catherine Amos, Shirin EshraghiKarenna Wery, Tashia Love and Ellen Meadows.

  • The World Famous

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk. (10 p.m.)

Saturday, April 26

13 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    DAVID COURT No info available. (8 a.m.)

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. This is their album release show.

    DON CHAMBERS Local singer-songwriter who has taken an experimental turn of late.

    LAVENDER HOLYFIELD Fun-loving odd-pop curiosities from local space cadets Charlie Key, Greg O'Connell, Jake Merrick and John Fernandes.

    SECRET EUROPEANS New downer-pop project from Mandy Branch (Motherfucker).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana. (1 a.m.)

    MICHAEL BOWMAN Local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA. (12 a.m.)

    GUMSHOE Local alt-country band led by Andy Dixon. (11 p.m.)

    ELISE DAVIS Country singer-songwriter from Nashville. (10 p.m.)

  • 40 Watt Club

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY The former Drive-By Truckers bassist plays inspired folk-rock tunes with her new band. (11:30 p.m.)

    MARCH The new group led by songwriter Dodd Ferrelle and featuring Marcus Thompson, Tim Adams, Taylor Sproull and Adam Poulin. (10:30 p.m.)

    THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham. (9:30 p.m.)

  • Georgia Theatre

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN. (11:15 p.m.)

    CEREUS BRIGHT Modern folk duo from Knoxvile, TN. (10 p.m.)

  • Green Room

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

    AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, danceable rock and roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse. EP release show!

    GROWN UP AVENGER STUFF Alternative pop/rock band from Charlotte, NC.

    MAMA-FIKI Local jam-influenced fusion band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock.

  • 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

    Tim for Athens! 4 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays ukelele-based pop songs with beachy themes.

    THE CLINTON YEARS Mayoral candidate Tim Denson performs with his band.
  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter.

    MOLLY PARDEN Singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group with a set of Sprouts material and more, featuring Michael Crane on drums, Kevin Sims on bass and Adriana Thomas on vocals.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • The World Famous

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    JUNKER Dark, evocative local folk-rock group fronted by songwriter Stephen Brooks. (11 p.m.)

    ROLLING NOWHERE "Psychedelic junkyard folk" band from Hickory Flat, GA. (10 p.m.)

Sunday, April 27

3 events

Live Music

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

    4 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com

    THE AMAZING RANDY No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    AARON LEE TASJAN Nashville artist whose lyrics include insight, brutal honesty and humor. (8:30 p.m.)

    DAVID OLNEY Lauded Nashville-based songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt and Del McCoury. (7:30 p.m.)

    BORDERHOP FIVE Local bluegrass band. (6:30 p.m.)

  • The Melting Point

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

    MUSIC BUSINESS EXPO AND MAY DAY FESTIVAL An event held by UGA's Music Business Program featuring live music from Mikey Hepinstall (1 p.m.), Johnathan Brooks (1:30 p.m.), Belfast Landing (2 p.m.), The Live Cultures (2:30 p.m.), Slow Tsunami (3 p.m.), Mama Fiki (3:30 p.m.), Wren and the Bearcrawlers (4 p.m.), Walden (4:30 p.m.), Julie Holmes & Friends (5 p.m.), Tyler Jones (5:30 p.m.), MBUS staff (6 p.m.), Manmade Mountains (6:30 p.m.), Semiholo (7 p.m.), Gialanella, Wiles &Hart (7:30 p.m.) and Of the Vine (8 p.m.).

Monday, April 28

6 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8:30 p.m. $7. www.40watt.com.

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

    THE SHADOWBOXERS Atlanta-based band playing soul-infused alternative rock with three-part harmonies, deep grooves and sophisticated songcraft.

    TRAVELLER No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TALL TALL TREES Psychedelic folk artist Mike Savino plays tunes with his "Banjotron 5000."

    HEIDEMANN Music by New Orleans artist Monika Heidemann.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $4. www.greenroomathens.com

    INFINITY SHRED Electronic post-rock act from New York.

  • The Melting Point

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

    JAZZ JAM Nic Wiles' jazz jam session providing an open, relaxed environment for musicians to cut their teeth on traditional jazz standards and hard bop, with the main focus on musician fellowship and learning.

  • Nowhere Bar

    Moody Mama Mondays! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.

  • The World Famous

    Experimental Mondays. 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    THUNDER O(H)M Newly formed experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris.

    TERMINALS Compositions for modular synthesizer from a member of I Come to Shanghai.

    MICHAEL LAUDEN Michael Lauden of Scab Queen plays a solo set of exploratory noise art.

Tuesday, April 29

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JGBCB Local musicians pay tribute to "one of the greatest cover bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band."

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band.

  • Green Room

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

    JD WILKES AND THE DIRT DAUBERS Rock and roll, blues and R&B band from Paducah, KY.

    THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.

  • The Melting Point

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com

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

    ADAM FAUCETT Arkansas singer-songwriter and self described "folk swamp soul brother" who falls somewhere in between Townes Van Zandt and Otis Redding.

    LOGAN BRILL Singer-songwriter from Knoxville, TN.

Wednesday, April 30

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster.

    ZOMBIE ZOMBIE French electro-pop/techno duo that John Carpenter apparently sometimes listens to.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis, of Sam Sniper and Yo Soybean, strikes out on his own with "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond."

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

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • 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, May 1

4 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SAD DADS This sort-of supergroup of unaccomplished townies shares sad and goofy DIY songs influenced by Pavement, Captain Beefheart and more.

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

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LOOP Psychedelic British band known for its shoegazey drone-rock.

    MASERATI Athens band that blends explosive dynamics with post-rock and psychedelic influences.

    THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE Psychedelic rock band from Michigan.

  • Green Room

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

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

    CHARLIE AND THE FOXTROTS Folk-pop band from Nashville, TN.

    RADIO BIRDS Rock band from Atlanta.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.

Friday, May 2

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE POWDER ROOM Local heavyweight trio of Gene Woolfolk, Aaron Sims and Bubba McDonald playing noisy "ramp-rock." This is their album release show.

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.

    PALE PROPHET Local black metal-influenced hardcore band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    Tim for Athens! 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    MADELINE Bell-voiced songwriter Madeline Adams plays endearing songs of smalltown loves, hopes and other assorted torments and joys. 

    MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays "songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular 'country and western' musical style."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE HEAVY PETS R&B rock band known for its energized live performances.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Critically acclaimed progressive bluegrass band from Colorado.

    JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS Singer-songwriter known for working and touring with the Zac Brown Band.

  • Green Room

    11 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    LINGO Jam band featuring heavy guitar melodies, African and Latin grooves, old-school funk and fusion jazz.

  • 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.

  • The Melting Point

    8:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $24 (door). www.meltingpointathens.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." 

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 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.

Saturday, May 3

5 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    REVEREND DEBRUHL Steeped in the heritage of strong guitar leads, powerful vocals and a pocket rhythm section, this local rock quartet plays a bluesy Southern style with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Critically acclaimed progressive bluegrass band from Colorado.

    JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS Singer-songwriter known for working and touring with the Zac Brown Band.

  • 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.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

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

    KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THOSE CATS High-energy seven-piece soul and funk powerhouse from Statesboro.

Sunday, May 4

1 event

Live Music

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    BEAR HANDS High-powered and confident indie rock band from Brooklyn.

    DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage of sweet, soulful undertones.

Monday, May 5

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana's roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger's heart.

    MONKEYGRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew.

Tuesday, May 6

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DUBCONSCIOUS The local dub, reggae and bass collective returns.

    CHERRY ROYALE Psychedelic funk and soul-inspired rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Melting Point

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com

     

    MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.

    CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local foot-stomping dance-folk group.

     

Wednesday, May 7

3 events

Live Music

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

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

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

    DJ RAUNCH No information available.

  • Green Room

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

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

    SPACE TRUCKS Afro-kraut-beat ensemble led by Bryan Poole (The Late B.P. Helium, Elf Power).

  • The Melting Point

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

    PARTIAL CINEMA Formally known as Talkingto, this local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving.

    HANNAH ZALE Vocalist for Boomfox performs a solo set.

Friday, May 9

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip-hop.

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

    8 p.m. $32.50. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama-based country singer-songwriter.

    CHRIS HENNESSEE Based in Nashville, TN, this songwriter has written and performed with some of country music's finest.

  • 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.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. www.meltingpointathens.com

    MOTHER'S FINEST A mix of rock, gospel, R&B, metal and jazz seen through the lenses of an "Afro-Euro mosaic" sound.

    GURUFISH Funk, pop and soul band from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 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.

Saturday, May 10

3 events

Live Music

  • Green Room

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

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

    BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival 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.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. www.meltingpointathens.com

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

Monday, May 12

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. 

Tuesday, May 13

1 event

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FAIRLANE Emotionally charged Atlanta post-punk.

    SERAPH/THE LIGHT Post-rock/noise out of Mississippi.

    PALLOW Local shoegaze group.

    LAND CREATURES Sludgecore jams.

Thursday, May 15

1 event

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com

    M. WARD Big-time folk singer-songwriter that is the "Him" in She & Him (and, to a lesser extent, the "Folk" in Monsters of Folk).

    MOUNT MORIAH Contemporary North Carolina-based alt-folk trio pushing against tradition.

Friday, May 16

3 events

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    JIM PERKINS Soulful local singer-songwriter.

  • 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.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 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.

Saturday, May 17

1 event

Live Music

  • 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.