COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, September 2

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LOOK Members of Reptar experimenting with beats and modular synthesizers.

    BREATHERS Synth-pop group from Atlanta.

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

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    Amplify Athens Benefit. 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    GOLDRUSH: A NIGHT OF NEIL YOUNG SONGS Local bands come together to perform a series of classic Neil Young albums. Performers include Dead Confederate, New Madrid, Stray Taters, Blue Blood and Buffalo Hawk. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COLDAIR A mix of experimental folk and modern electronic straight out Poland. 

  • 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.

  • The Melting Point

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

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

    KATE & COREY Folk and Americana duo from Atlanta. 

  • 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, September 3

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JAKE DECKER Atlanta folk-rock group. Album release show!

    BEN SHIRLEY Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

    MATTHEW THOMAS Indie-folk outfit from Gainesville, GA.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    FAKE FLOWERS New local psychedelic-tinged jangle-rock band. 

    DARK ROOMS No info available.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CABBAGE LOOPER "Old school funk, soul and jazz meet today's fun hip-hop."

    BEWILDER New minimalist project from songwriter Rachel Brooke Pause.

    DEEPTHROATS KARAOKE Manny Lage leads an "avant-garde karaoke" session.

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

  • Half Moon Outfitters

    Fit For Adventure Tour. 3 p.m. FREE! www.halfmoonoutfitters.com

    SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! art.uga.edu

    CIRCUIT DES YEUX A combination of folk chanteuse and noise maven, Chicago artist Haley Fohr’s sound vacillates between lo-fi and songwriting sophistication. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    JUNG BOUQUET Solo project of L.A.-based artist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.

    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.

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

    BARRY STONE This multimedia artist from Austin, TX, is an associate professor of photography at Texas State University and a founding member of the photography collective Lakes Were Rivers.

    EYE GATE This local light show group will provide a psychedelic backdrop of liquid light and found film projections during the sets of Future Ape Tapes and Circuit Des Yeux.

  • The Melting Point

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

    MARTY WINKLER The local singer performs a set of beautiful original material and classic favorites.

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

  • 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, September 4

12 events

Live Music

  • ARTini's Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.artinisartlounge.com

    RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboy-country band.

  • 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 80 weeks of Thursday shows.

    THOMAS GALLOWAY The frontman of local rock band Mama's Love plays a solo set.

    DOYLE WILLIAMS Former Rehab member plays a solo set.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    SEAN VANMETER Local pianist and songwriter.

    FEEDBACK No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies.

    THE LONELY BISCUITS An eclectic mix of soul, funk and hip-hop based out of Nashville.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MILK DICK Psychedelic garage-rock trio from Brooklyn.

    LEOS "Lo-fi psychedelic lounge music" from two members of k i d s. 

  • Green Room

    Amplify Athens Benefit. 6 p.m. $8. www.greenroomathens.com

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies. This is a special acoustic show.

    THOMAS GALLOWAY The frontman of local rock band Mama's Love plays a solo set.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    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.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    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.

  • The Melting Point

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

    FRANK VIGNOLA AND VINNY RANIOLO Two virtuosic session guitarists team up for an unforgettable night of music.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

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

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

    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.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE GREAT BARRIER REEFS Steel pan-led funk/jazz group based in Nashville.

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    8 p.m. www.kanakuk.com

    DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS Popular Christian rock/Americana band from Nashville.

Friday, September 5

11 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KIP JONES & DAMIEN KAPCALA Two local songwriters playing all your favorite covers and some of their own tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 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.

    KARBOMB High-speed local punk band.

    SCARS AND STRIPES Florida-based punk rock group.

    GUTS FOR GLORY Pop-punk band from Fort Walton Beach, FL.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    AMERICANA TRAINWRECK Southern rock band from Golden Corner, SC.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.40watt.com

    BASS DRUM OF DEATH Raucous garage-rock duo from Oxford, MS. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    AXXA/ABRAXAS Lo-fi psych-pop project of former Athenian Ben Asbury.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JOSH ABBOTT BAND Passionate, tension-filled country music from these Texas natives.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    STEWART & WINFIELD Folk roots driven by "strong harmony vocals" and classic rock vibes.

  • 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

    Amplify Athens Benefit. 8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $22 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

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

    CONNOR PLEDGER Singer/songwriter from Atlanta inspired by blues, alternative rock and pop hits. 

  • New Earth Athens

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

    BRAZIL FEST Celebrate the music and culture of Brazil with performances by Flores Do SambaMacaxeira Reggae Samba, Alexander McIntyre-Crook and Wester Joseph.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    WALDEN Local band that plays indie-folk music.

    ALEX YOUNG Singer-songwriter from Alpharetta.

    RYAN STEFFES Atlanta-based singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE GET RIGHT BAND Asheville, NC-based funk/rock/boogie trio. 

Saturday, September 6

12 events

Live Music

  • Athens Moose Club

    7 p.m. $15. 706-546-0543

    THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

  • Bishop Park

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

    CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set. (8 a.m.)

    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. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    BRENT GAFFORD BAND Local country band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

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

    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. 

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

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

  • East Athens Community Park

    Athens Recovery Fest. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0185

    ELITE THA SHOWSTOPPA The head of local hip-hop/funk group Showtime performs. 

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band plays popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.

    THE ATHENS BAND Youthful rock band playing a mix of rock and roll originals and covers.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BOYCYCLE Local folk-pop band, featuring the beautiful clash of acoustics and synths and starring the confident vocals of Ashley Floyd.

    PREE Experimental pop group from Washington, D.C.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    82 SPUR Contemporary country cover band that also plays "rock to rap and in between."

    BRIT JONES Country singer from Commerce.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 3 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    BURNS LIKE FIRE VIDEO SHOOT The local punk band films a music video for the song "Busted" on the rooftop. The theme is "Spring Break '99." Dress for the beach and get wild! Also performing are The Darnell Boys, The Swank and Thunderchief.

  • Go Bar

    WUOG Back to School Dance. 10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    DAYROOM Athens' long-running groove-rockers return for a special 20th anniversary show. See story on p. 15.

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

    DJ MARK BELL Spinning a late-night '80s dance party.

Sunday, September 7

2 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE TOOTHE "Apocalyptic Americana" group from Asheville, NC.

    EMILY BACKUS One half of local sister-folk duo The Skipperdees performs.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT This legendary New Orleans-based duo plays raunchy, raucous garage-rock. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Garage-rock act fronted by Cars Can Be Blue's Nate Mitchell and featuring members of Free Associates and Mother the Car.

    THE 8-TRACK GORILLA The mysterious costumed local performer returns after a lengthy hiatus.

Monday, September 8

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    DOUBLE FERRARI This new local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental jock-rock.

    DAVIDIANS Punk rock band from Raleigh, NC featuring former members of Polvo and Double Negative.

    HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE NOVEL IDEAS Americana/folk quintet from Massachusetts.

    DAN TEDESCO Singer-songwriter described as "the quintessential modern-day troubadour."

  • Green Room

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

    MR. ELEVATOR & THE BRAIN HOTEL Wild psych band from Los Angeles, CA.

    FROTH A mix between garage, psych-pop and shoegaze hailing from Echo Park, CA.

    CORNERS "Garage rock in its purest form"

    WYATT BLAIR Lo-fi pop with a bit of glam thrown in. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, September 9

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge. 

    BAAK GWAI Three-piece rock band from Alabama, influenced by Weezer, Archers of Loaf and Hella.

    NEW HUMAN BEING New local band comprised of Jef Whatley, Ken Henslee, Eric McDowell and Velez-Machado.

    TEEN HUSTLE Melodic indie rock band from New Orleans.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

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

    AUSTIN DARNELL Songwriter and member of traditional folk outfit The Darnell Boys performs.

    PIERCE EDENS Americana singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    MEGAN JEAN & THE KFB Charleston, SC-based band playing a blend of Americana, punk, dance and the avant-garde.

  • 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, September 10

7 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MICHAEL PARALLAX "Celebratory electronic spiritual revival tent music" from Orlando, FL.

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

    JO RB JONES Local experimental acoustic pop songwriter performs with her new live band.

    REALISTIC PILLOW New local indie band.

    LIP GERATION New solo noise project from Wyatt Pless.

  • Green Room

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

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

    PAPERHAUS "Psychedelic alt-blues" band from Washington, D.C.

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

  • New Earth Athens

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

    GREENHOUSE LOUGE Electronic musical trio combining the samples and rumbling dub basslinbes of a DJ, rock guitar leads, heavy synthesized bass and live drums with breakbeat dynamics.

    THE MAIN SQUEEZE Jam-rock band from Bloomington, IN.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TONY HOLIDAY Blend of traditional blues, roots and Southern rock with a twist.

  • 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, September 11

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 80 weeks of Thursday shows.

    THOMAS GALLOWAY The frontman of local rock band Mama's Love plays a solo set.

    DOYLE WILLIAMS Former Rehab member plays a solo set.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psych-rock/electro duo from Athens.

    DONE GONE Local psych/folk/drone outfit.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

    NAAN VIOLENCE Sitar and tablas duo from Memphis. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE HONEYCUTTERS Americana act from Asheville, NC.

  • Green Room

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

    GASLIGHT STREET Charleston, SC-based roots-rock band.

    THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

Friday, September 12

6 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    Athens Intensified. 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com

    KILLER MIKE Brash, socially minded rapper whose recent work has showcased a fiery, political side.

    DOLA Up-and-coming MC from Jacksonville, FL.

    FROST THE WAVE GOD Hip hop producer and rapper from Orlando, FL.

    LOUIE LARCENY The former Mad Axes MC has gone solo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $13. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE FLOOZIES Funky, live electronic duo from Lawrence, KS.

    EXMAG A mix of funk and electronic out of Brooklyn, NY.

    MARVEL YEARS Electro-soul EDM producer/guitarist.

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."

  • Green Room

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

    MOTHER THE CAR Founded by a brother duo, this hard rock act combines various types of music resulting in what they call "hard blues."

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental/electronic local band.

    REVERENDS Atlanta band fronted by singer Dandy Lee Strickland. 

    DALMATION Folk-rock band from Macon.
  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SQUAT Local jazz combo reunites after a hiatus. Original members Carl Lindberg (bass, vocals, percussion), Tommy Somerville (piano, sax, vocals) and Trey Wright (guitar) will be joined by drummers Dwayne Holloway and Carlton Owens.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    STICK FIGURE Massachusetts-based roots reggae band.

    PACIFIC DUB Rock-reggae band from Southern California.

    HIRIE Popular female-fronted roots-reggae act.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

Saturday, September 13

8 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs. (10 a.m.)
  • The Coffee Shop of Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/thecoffeeshopofathens

    JIMMY ROBINSON New Orleans-based guitar virtuoso.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    COUNTRY RIVER Country band. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    Athens Intensified. 8:30 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com

    CIBO MATTO Acclaimed New York-based trip-hop/indie-pop duo who came to prominence in the mid-'90s. They'll be joined by guitar legend Nels Cline.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TY SEGALL Prolific psych/garage-rock multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from San Francisco.

    WAND L.A.-based garage-rock band.

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    NU, POGODI! Crusty grind/hardcore band on tour from the UK.

    RATSAK Hardcore group on tour from Appleton, WI.

    COLD SKIN Hardcore band from Tampa, FL.

    HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    THE FRITZ Jammy rock band from Asheville, NC.

    PRISMA Athens-based electro-jam band.

    WAVE MECHANIC Local electro-rock band influenced by Pretty Lights and Umphrey's McGee.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HERITAGE No info available. 

    NOMADIC Electronic-tinged jam-rock band from Boone, NC. 

Monday, September 15

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DELANEY DAVIDSON Mysterious minimal blues artist. 

    CALEB CAUDLE New Orleans-based songwriter playing soulful alt-country and roots-pop.

    PETE STEIN Alt-country singer songwriter based out of Colorado. 

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month's Hoot features Jarekus Singleton and WrennMarion Montgomery & Glyn Denham open and host.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz player Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday, September 16

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PROVERBIAL Hip hop, rock, reggae and funk all jammed into one five-piece band. 

  • The Melting Point

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

    SEAN MCCONNELL Singer-songwriter out of Nashville, TN who describes his sound as "lyric-driven roots-rock."

    EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON Americana singer-songwriter from Illinois.

Wednesday, September 17

5 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $18. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CHASE RICE Former UNC linebacker and NASCAR pitstop crew member has turned his focus towards radio-friendly country music.

    BACKROAD ANTHEM Country-rock band from Fayetteville, AR.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DOCTEUR FAUST "Avant-garde duo focusing on the proliferation of self-confidence."

    RAINY TAXI Locals Cary Whitley and Leslie Grove play free improvisations for saxophones, percussion, hacked electronics and the occasional guitar.

    VENUSIAN LEISURE BOT Michael Pierce (Wet Garden) performs a solo set.

    THEREPY New experimental band featuring members of k i d s.

    FASHION Heavy synth dance-pop band from Atlanta.

    KUSA 87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

    BEWILDER New minimalist project from songwriter Rachel Brooke Pause.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    WATER LIARS Rootsy, simplistic, gritty folk-rock duo out of Mississippi.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ROOTS OF A REBELLION Roots-reggae/funk band from Nashville, TN.

  • 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, September 18

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 80 weeks of Thursday shows.

    THOMAS GALLOWAY The frontman of local rock band Mama's Love plays a solo set.

    DOYLE WILLIAMS Former Rehab member plays a solo set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    4 on the Floor. 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos.

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

    GRAFTON TANNER Local songwriter performs a solo set.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    GRANGER SMITH Rising independent country star from Texas.

    EARL DIBBLES JR. No info available. Son of Earl Dibbles Sr. 

  • Green Room

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

    FRUITION Country string quintet from Portland, OR. 

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE BROTHERS COMATOSE San Francisco-based Americana band.

    ROCKINWOOD MOUNTAIN BOYS Local traditional yet eclectic bluegrass ensemble.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com

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

    THE FRESHTONES Athens-based "improg" act. 

    HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE 200'S No info available.

Friday, September 19

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $14 (adv.), $16 (door). www.40watt.com

    WHITE DENIM Texan trio that flows effortlessly from "soft-hearted to ferocious" with their funk-rock sound. 

    CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS Southern soul-rock band out of Nashville.
  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $50. www.georgiatheatre.com

    TWEEDY Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy performing a solo set of old and new material from his various projects. 

    HOSPITALITY Out-there indie-pop trio from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

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

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    FEELIN GROOVY Simon and Garfunkel tribute band featuring members of Abbey Road Live.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

Saturday, September 20

6 events

Live Music

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    GEORGIA REDCLAY Southern rock band from Georgia playing a mix of originals and covers. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $19 (adv.), $21 (door). www.40watt.com

    REAL ESTATE In-demand indie outfit that crafts clean, rolling, laid-back pop tunes filled with melody and nostalgia.

    REGAL DEGAL Melodic, atmospheric indie rock group from Los Angeles.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    EARPHUNK New Orleans based act combining soul, funk and jam music. 

    KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH BAND Solo side project from a member of The String Cheese Incident. 

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (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.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    SAME AS IT EVER WAS Talking Heads tribute band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Sunday, September 21

1 event

Live Music

  • The Melting Point

    7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    AMY RAY The former Indigo Girl performs a set of melodic country solo material.

    JASON KENNEY Guitarist for Kenney-Blackmon String Band performs a set.

Monday, September 22

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JUNIPER RISING "Rock 'n' roll with a western rhythm and country-inspired vocals."

    THE ACCOMPLICES BAND Americana string band from Savannah, GA. 

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    WORKINGMAN'S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead.

Tuesday, September 23

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JOHNNYSWIM Blues/folk/R&B duo based out of Los Angeles and Nashville. 

  • Green Room

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

    BRONCHO Fuzzy guitar rock band from Oklahoma that has recently taken a new wave turn. 

    SPOILERS New band featuring members of Turf War.

    LOW LITAS Shoegaze-inspired band from Oklahoma.

  • The Melting Point

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

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

    GOODNIGHT, TEXAS Soulful Americana collective.
  • Normaltown Hall

    8:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    PURE BATHING CULTURE Airy, '80s-influenced indie rock band from Portland, OR.

    WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop.

    GRAND VAPIDS Formerly known as Androcles and the Lion, this local alt-folk band has a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound.

Wednesday, September 24

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    MAIL THE HORSE Blues-inspired indie-rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

    STORMIES New local duo featuring former members of Carrie Nations.

    GIANT PEACH Melodic indie band from New York.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DAVID NAIL Contemporary country artist who specializes in making listeners really sad.

  • 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, September 25

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 80 weeks of Thursday shows.

    THOMAS GALLOWAY The frontman of local rock band Mama's Love plays a solo set.

    DOYLE WILLIAMS Former Rehab member plays a solo set.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    JOE CAT & THE BURNING ANGELS The local singer-songwriter and Americana band have teamed up for a new album.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Red Bull Sound Select. 8 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    REPTAR Highly praised local synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable beats in the vein of Vampire Weekend and Talking Heads.

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

    BABY BABY Charismatic Atlanta band that can be described simply as "fun-rock." 

    COUSIN DAN Atlanta-based electronic artist playing synth-based, "electro-hillbilly" R&B.

    JUNGOL Experimental electronic-rock group from Atlanta. 

  • Green Room

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

    THE BALLROOM THIEVES "High-energy rock trio under the guise of emotionally sincere folk." 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GRAVY Smooth New Orleans prog-funk band named after flavorful liquid.

Friday, September 26

5 events

Live Music

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    J.C. BRIDWELL Country-rock musician from Cumming, GA.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between (formerly known as Sehrmann and Cedar Waxwing).

    BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FUTUREBIRDS Athens prodigal country-rocking sons return.

  • The Melting Point

    Athens Area Cancer Auxillary Benefit. 8:30 p.m. $55. www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE ATLANTA ALLSTARS Atlanta-based dance band playing everything from hip-hop to classic jazz and swing.

  • 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.

Saturday, September 27

5 events

Live Music

Monday, September 29

1 event

Live Music

Tuesday, September 30

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS High-energy rock and roll band from Baltimore, MD influenced by soul and country music.

    T. HARDY MORRIS & THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

    FLY GOLDEN EAGLE Upstart, Nashville-based rockers.

  • The Melting Point

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

    STRUNG LIKE A HORSE "Gypsy-punk-garage-grass" group from Chattanooga.

Wednesday, October 1

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $31. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BROKEN BELLS Indie rock supergroup consisting of The Shins' James Mercer and former Athenian Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse.

    HAMILTON LEITHAUSER The former Walkmen frontman performs a solo set.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

  • 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, October 2

1 event

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com

    J. MASCIS The Dinosaur Jr. frontman performs a set of stripped-down acoustic material.

    KEVIN DREW Canadian singer-songwriter best known for co-founding the indie supergroup Broken Social Scene.

Friday, October 3

3 events

Live Music

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.40watt.com

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

    THE WHISKEY GENTRY Toe-tapping country and bluegrass band out of Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS North Carolina native Fields has played with legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers and O.V. Wright.

    CURTIS HARDING Atlanta-based soul singer and performer.