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Thursday, January 18

8 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    STOOP KIDS New Orleans group incorporating influences like doo-wop and classic hip-hop. 

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

    TRASH PANDA Atlanta band blending psych-rock, funk and soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

    HELLO KITTY KAT Solo sounds from local singer-songwriter Jimmy Taylor.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    CRACKER DUO & PISTOL The David Lowery and Johnny Hickman join Pistol for an unplugged set.

    THE MONKS OF DOOM Long-running California alt-rock act led by Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GRAND Up-and-coming Athens-based alt-rock trio.

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local pop-rock family band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DAVID RAWLINGS Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his collaborative work with Gillian Welch leads his band through a set of bluegrass-infused folk music. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Friday, January 19

11 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $17 (21+), $19 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    MARY LAMBERT Singer-songwriter, spoken word artist and multi-instrumentalist known for her feature on Macklemore's "Same Love." See Story on p. 12.

    MAL BLUM Anti-folk singer-songwriter from New York.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JIM WILSON Local songwriter and musician (The TaxiCab Verses) performs with special guests.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.40watt.com

    CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Fronted by local fixture David Lowery, this influential indie rock band performs a set of its hits.

    ROBYN HITCHCOCK Known for fronting British art-rock band The Soft Boys, Hitchcock plays intricate, surrealist folk music. See Story on p. 11.

    ELF POWER Longtime fixture on the Athens scene playing crisp, melodic psych-pop.

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NEKO CASE Fierce, talented alt-country icon known for her work with the New Pornographers. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    MT. JOY Indie-folk outfit from Philadelphia.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    QUEST GIVER New local experimental indie trio.

    COMA TOAST No info available.

    OTIS NEMO Local pianist and songwriter.

    WOLFISH No info available.

    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

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local group playing folk music with socially relevant lyrics and a touch of country twang. Album release show!

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    SMOKEY JOE AND THE TWO DOLLAR PISTOLS Outlaw country band from Atlanta.

Saturday, January 20

12 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. 

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.40watt.com

    CRACKER Acclaimed rock group fronted by David Lowery that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. 

    THELMA AND THE SLEAZE Sludgy, Nashville-based power trio.

    CHICKASAW MUDD PUPPIES The legendary local "swamp-rock" band reunited earlier this decade after a 20-year hiatus.

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

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Country duo from Nashville via Mobile, AL.

    RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Fulcher plays country music all over the Southeast.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), 20 (door). healingartscentre.net

    MATT VENUTI Multi-instrumentalist whose music has been labeled "ambient fusion" and "acoustic alternative."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JOHNNY HICKMAN The Cracker guitarist and songwriter plays an unplugged set.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LEAH CALVERT The Atlanta fiddler is joined by local musicians Marlon Patton and Rick Lollar, who provide "a refined rock backdrop" for her traditional tunes.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    CLIP ART Local rap duo featuring Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman.

    LUXURY VEHICLE High-energy duo with DJ Reindeer Games and John Swint (Easter Island, Yip Deceiver) on drums.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    ILLEGAL DRUGS Four-piece anthemic hard rock band out of Atlanta.

    SPRAY TAN Atlanta-based party-punk outfit.

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

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840.

    NEW DIXIE BLUES Classic melodies and instrumentation with influences from blues and rock to country.

  • The Rialto Room

    The Hope Gala. 6 p.m. $65–75. www.ashtonhopekeeganfoundation.org

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songwriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Sunday, January 21

4 events

Live Music

Monday, January 22

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    HANNAH WICKLUND & THE STEPPIN STONES Classic-rock-influenced group from Nashville via Hilton Head Island.

    THE HIGH DIVERS Twangy four-piece that plays rebellious Southern music.

    UNTIL THREE Athens-based rock and roll duo.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JACK TOPHT Experimental folk/hip-hop artist.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Open ensemble featuring local musicians and artists, curated by Nick Bradfield.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Tuesday, January 23

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CAAMP Folky "power duo" out of Athens, OH.

    PIERCE EDENS Americana singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MANI Experimental acid-folk three-piece from Macon.

    ATRIA Macon-based folk project with a warm, ethereal sound.

    GODDESS COMPLEX Local experimental ambient project.

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music.

    SPACE BROTHER Local experimental electronic artist. 

Wednesday, January 24

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SHOEGAZERS Power-pop band from Kennesaw.

    EDDIE RASCAL Eclectic pop-punk four-piece from Atlanta.

    ODD STREET Funky, "jamtastic" local rock crew.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    NBLOCK Local hip-hop artist.

    B.Y.V. & Y.O.D Two local hip-hop collectives team up.

    SQUALLE Athens-based hip-hop artist with a thoughtful, throwback sound.

    DJ COUNTRY BOY Spinning hip-hop sounds.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GROOVE FETISH Proggressive jam-rock group from Wilmington, NC.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • Sofar Sounds

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

    SECRET CONCERT Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show.

Thursday, January 25

7 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CALICO VISION Athens-based psychedelic pop five-piece.

    FOX GRIN Arty rock band from Nashville and Atlanta.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

    JET BLACK ALLEY CAT Dance-centric groove-rock band from Nashville, TN.

    FAZE WAVE Alt-rock quartet from Florida.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    GEORGIA JAZZ EDUCATORS JAM Hosted by Georgia State University's Dr. Gordon Vernick.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands.

    C2 & THE BROTHERS REED Southern rock outfit from Lexington, KY.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ONE TON TOMATO Calypso and Latin jazz ensemble led by local musician Tony McCutcheon.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Friday, January 26

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MEAN QUEEN New local rock band featuring members of Chrissakes and We Versus the Shark.

    MOTHER THE CAR  Founded by a brother duo, this garage-rock act incorporates blues and other influences.

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

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JIM WILSON Local songwriter and musician (The TaxiCab Verses) performs with special guests.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving former Athens rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities. 

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock four-piece with power-pop influences.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $10 (adv)., $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com

    REBELUTION Rock and reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA.

    RAGING FYAH Roots-reggae group from Jamaica.
  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    GMEA JAZZ JAM Georgia Music Educators let their hair down and take their instruments up. 

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    THE HEARD Chicago-based funk and groove band.

Saturday, January 27

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE PROXIES Local Pixies cover band.

    REFUSED ARE FUCKING UNDEAD Local musicians pay tribute to post-punk band Refused.

    CAN BAND A tribute to German experimentalists Can.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    W8ING4UFOS Multi-instrumental, experimental four-piece group out of Atlanta.

    FLAP Eclectic, Atlanta-based acoustic guitar duo that has been performing for over 25 years.

  • The Foundry

    3 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. This is a special family matinee show with reduced admission for kids.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $28 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DEL MCCOURY BAND Americana group led by the septuagenarian bluegrass icon.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    PICKLED HOLLER Family band blending traditional and jam sounds, with a dedication to dynamics and lush harmonies.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    JOSH MERRITT BAND Kentucky outfit blending rock, country and hip hop.

Sunday, January 28

2 events

Live Music

Tuesday, January 30

1 event

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ELIZABETH COOK Nashville, TN-based singer who blends Americana, old-school country, bluegrass and folk.

    DARRIN BRADBURY Singer-songwriter, folk satirist and self-described "no-point storyteller."

Wednesday, January 31

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, February 1

3 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BIG MORGAN Local band that plays a rhythmic, high-energy brand of garage-rock.

    KYLE LACEY & THE HARLEM RIVER NOISE Group drawing on traditional rock and swing.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    ELECTRIC AVENUE Tribute band that bills itself as delivering "the '80s MTV experience."

Friday, February 2

5 events

Live Music

Saturday, February 3

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FASTER CIRCUITS Local psych-pop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.

    AIR-SEA DOLPHIN Indie-pop project led by Robert Schneider (The Apples in Stereo). 

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    I WANT WHISKEY A band that combines Southern country instrumentation with punk angst.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    LILY ROSE Nashville-based pop-folk singer-songwriter.

    STEPHEN DAY Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

    ALEX YOUNG Frontman of Athens indie band Bridges plays a solo set.

  • The Foundry

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

    YACHT ROCK SCHOONER Spinoff of the wildly popular smooth-rock cover outfit Yacht Rock Revue.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

Sunday, February 4

1 event

Live Music

Tuesday, February 6

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, February 7

1 event

Live Music

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, February 8

2 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    THE ARTISANALS Charleston, SC indie-rock band led by songwriters Johnny Delaware and Clay Houle.

Friday, February 9

2 events

Live Music

Saturday, February 10

2 events

Live Music

Sunday, February 11

2 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band plays old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    Kegs N Eggs. 1 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

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

Tuesday, February 13

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NOAH GUNDERSEN Washington-based indie-folk singer performs music from his new solo LP, "White Noise."

    AARON GILLESPIE Alternative-rock singer and former member of metalcore band Underoath. 

Wednesday, February 14

1 event

Live Music

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, February 15

3 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.

    T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, reflective folk-rock. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    UNO THE ACTIVIST Up-and-coming rapper from Atlanta's Zone 3.

    THOUXANBANFAUNI Rapper raised in Atlanta and based in Chattanooga, TN.

    WARHOL.SS Chicago-based rapper originally from Atlanta.

Friday, February 16

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.

    DAVID BARBE & INWARD DREAM EBB The Athens scene legend is backed by members of New Madrid.

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE DIRTY DOORS Tribute band performs a set of classic Doors hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $19 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    ANDERSON EAST Soulful, alternative Americana artist whose music displays shades of Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne.

    JS ONDARA Folk-rock singer based in Minneapolis.

Saturday, February 17

3 events

Live Music

Sunday, February 18

1 event

Live Music