COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, April 29

15 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    GRINGO STAR Atlanta-based indie rock quartet.

    FUTURE LIVES New Athens-based Cali-country project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Taj Hanick.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    GARY TAYLOR, JUSTIN SHEFFIELD, JACK REED & CHRIS MCKAY Four local musicians team up for sets of new and old originals and covers.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $21. www.40watt.com

    SEBASTIAN BACH The lead singer of Skid Row, Sebastian Bach has released many albums and starred in multiple television series and Broadway productions. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $27.50 (adv.), $32 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    IRIS DEMENT Legendary folk, country and gospel singer with a sweet and unmistakable voice. See story on p. 15.

    PIETA BROWN Americana singer-songwriter and "self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    SAM BURCHFIELD The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced psych-rock six-piece from Athens via Deland, FL.

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

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

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3 (21+), $5 (18–20). 706-546-5609

    KOKO BEWARE Local lo-fi, upbeat, summery indie surf-rock band.

    VACATIONS Local surf-rock group.

    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.

    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. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BEVERLY SMITH AND JOHN GRIMM Folky duo playing vintage tunes and Carter Family classics.

    HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian 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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    LORENZ ATTRACTOR Local "space-funk" four-piece band.

    THE KIND MINDS Local group associated with the Kind Minds Art Collective.

  • 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

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    DERAILED No info available.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! www.saucehousebbq.com

    LANDON TRUST Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set of soulful Americana.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    BACKWOODS COUNTRY Southern rock/country band.

Saturday, April 30

20 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background. (8 a.m.)

    KEIKO, NANCY & LAVON Athens-based trio. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band.

    WOLVES & WOLVES & WOLVES & WOLVES Indie-punk band from Winston-Salem, NC.

    BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.

    MAXINE OF ARC Local post-punk band influenced by groups like Coheed and Cambria.

  • College Square

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org

    ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Day one of the 38th annual AHRF features music from Universal Sigh, Kite to the Moon, The HEAP, Savagist, Motherfore, Croma Zone, Paul Lombard, Repent at Leisure and more. For the full schedule, see athenshumanrightsfest.org. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    GARY TAYLOR, JUSTIN SHEFFIELD, JACK REED & CHRIS MCKAY Four local musicians team up for sets of new and old originals and covers.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

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

  • Full Moon Studio

    7 p.m. $5. 706-769-4100

    YOUNG SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE This event features Josh Perkins, with young songwriters Jacob Conley, Tim Foley, Melanie Bowden and Simone ZJ. Hosted by Mamie Davis, this night will be full of original music, laughs and good conversation.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE MCLOVINS Four-piece jam band from Hartford, CT.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Athens Latin 9th Anniversary Party. 7 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ORQUESTA MACUBA Atlanta-based Cuban salsa duo backed by a 13-piece orchestra.

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.

    DJ HAROLD G Spinning the best in Latin music!

  • Go Bar

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

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Hedges on Broad

    9 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

    JORDAN RAGER Country singer-songwriter from Loganville.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Nuci's Space Benefit. 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

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

    TALL TALL TREES Psychedelic folk artist and Kishi Bashi band member Mike Savino performs.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

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

    HISTORIC SUNSETS New local experimental rock 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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    DR. STRANGELOVE Atlanta-based band with "psychedelic ultra grooves" and "tasty licks."

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    BikeAthens Benefit. 9 p.m. $5, $8 (couple). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    ROCK 'N' ROLL PROM Ben's Bikes transforms Little Kings into a real "Space Oddity!" Music by cover bands The De Lux Interiors (The Cramps), Girls Own Love (Andrew WK), Hasidic Gold (Silver Jews) and Dopethrone (Electric Wizard). Hosted by DJ Mahogany and DJ Background Props.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! www.saucehousebbq.com

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    OPENING DAY Featuring music from Dave Court and the Clarke Middle School and Clarke Central High School orchestras.

Sunday, May 1

5 events

Live Music

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    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.

  • College Square

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org

    ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Day two of the 38th annual AHRF features music from Caroline Aiken with Shadow Cab, Rev. Conner Tribble & the Deacons, MrJordanMrTonks, Whisper Kiss, Versatyle tha Wildchyld, Teresa Haynes and more. For the full schedule, see athenshumanrightsfest.org. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • The Foundry

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

    MAY DAY FESTIVAL The UGA Music Business Program presents an all-day lineup of music, featuring Alex Young, Dead Neighbors, Dream Sequence Artist Collective, Gerkey, Harvey Funkwalker, Janie Waddell, Kayla Berrie, Lexi Kelson, Mackalie Davidson, Mosaic, Russell Vandiver, Schmooze, Summer Sonics, The MBUS Staff Band and The Space Time Travelers.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MON DOM RAM BAND The Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School band performs.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    RICCI New local indie rock band.

    AREA MEN Local punk band featuring former members of Witches and Daffodil.

Monday, May 2

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local buzz band with a psychedelic edge. Album release show!

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

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

  • Five Bar

    6 p.m. FREE! www.five-bar.com

    DAN NETTLES & LONELY ORCHESTRA Kenosha Kid's leader presents solo guitar interpretations that range from classic standards to David Bowie to Willie Nelson, with a handful of unique originals along the way.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic music.

    BRANDON NELSON MCCOY Local folk singer-songwriter.

    KRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ Athens singer-songwriter with a warm, expressive voice.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    SCOTT STAPP Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and frontman for alt-rock titans Creed. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    ROCKETT QUEEN East Texas-based rock and roll group. 

    SELDOM Heavy rock band from Houston, TX.

  • Hedges on Broad

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

    OF GOOD NATURE North Carolina band that blends rock, reggae and funk.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Tuesday, May 3

3 events

Live Music

Wednesday, May 4

7 events

Live Music

Thursday, May 5

9 events

Live Music

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    AthFest Compilation Release Party. 8:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Playing melodic jam-rock with a hint of folk.

    WALDEN Local four-piece playing anthemic rock akin to U2, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS Energetic five-person Delta blues and twang-funk band with the goal of getting the audience to dance and sing.

  • Georgia Theatre

    6:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $28 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    PUNCH BROTHERS An infusion of modern classical and progressive bluegrass.

    GABRIEL KAHANE American singer/songwriter from NYC.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

    THE NIGHT SHIFT A group of high-spirited musicians based out of Atlanta.

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.mmcc-arts.org

    JOHN MCCUTCHEON Legendary, deep-rooted folk singer-songwriter, storyteller and Georgia resident.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    REVEREND Local trio showcasing originals and covering singer-songwriters such as Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt and Howe Gelb. 

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, May 6

12 events

Live Music

  • Athens Cotton Press

    Athens Tech Foundation Lu-Owl. 7 p.m. $60. 706-425-3046

    DIRK HOWELL BAND Party band featuring '60s-style R&B, disco and beach music.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece. 

    THE STIR Rock band from Athens and Atlanta.

    THE GOOD LOOKS Young band from Madison playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

    JOSH MORRIS No info available.

    JON LATHAM Singer-songwriter from Marietta.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $28 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GREG BROWN Long-running, award-winning folk singer-songwriter from Iowa.

    BO RAMSEY Rootsy singer-songwriter from Iowa.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HAND STUFF Sample- and beat-centric project of local musician Phillip Brantley.

    DJ QUINCY Former Modern Skirts drummer John Swint mashes and remixes everything from Sergio Mendes to Doctor Octagon. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COOL KNIGHTZ Local five-piece band playing AM Gold hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CHARLES KELLEY Singer-songwriter known for his work with country band Lady Antebellum.

    JOSH KELLEY Georgia native and country singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.

    CASEY NEILL & THE NORWAY RATS Former member of The Minus 5 and his band play Celtic-inspired folk-punk.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    JOHN BROWN'S BODY Contemporary reggae outfit that incorporates modern and traditional styles.

    JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA Steel-pan jazz fusion group from Asheville, NC

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each performance. CD release show!

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, May 7

10 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. (8 a.m.)

    THE NOW AND THEN BAND Playing a mix of bluegrass, country and Americana covers and originals. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DANIEL HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk. Album release show!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi punk rock.

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

    5:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    FILTER Long-running industrial rock band led by songwriter Richard Patrick.

    ORGY Industrial rock band that came to prominence in the 1998 with its cover of New Order's "Blue Monday."

    VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE Metalcore band from Los Angeles.

    DEATH VALLEY HIGH Metal-pop band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie 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.

  • Live Wire

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

    BREATHING KANSAS Classic-rock-inspired power trio from Toccoa.

  • Live Wire

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

    GREYHOUNDS Guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell play music that sounds like "Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top."

    HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio "steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock."

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    SUFFER DRAGON Atlanta-based experimental duo featuring members of Faun and a Pan Flute.

    PREGNANT Experimental project from Sacramento, CA.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell experiments with synths and talk boxes.

Monday, May 9

3 events

Live Music

  • Five Bar

    6 p.m. FREE! www.five-bar.com

    DAN NETTLES & LONELY ORCHESTRA Kenosha Kid's leader presents solo guitar interpretations that range from classic standards to David Bowie to Willie Nelson, with a handful of unique originals along the way.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Tuesday, May 10

1 event

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH D-KAPS Enjoy an evening of fresh live tunes.

Wednesday, May 11

4 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songrwriter who blends of a variety of genres, including gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BRIDGES Anthemic local alt-rock group led by songwriter Alex Young.

  • The Globe

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

    MARY & THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local jazz singer Mary Sigalas and her band perform hot jazz and swing selections.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    DARYL HANCE Florida singer and guitarist playing "Southern-flavored psychedelic swampy groove music."

Thursday, May 12

3 events

Live Music

  • Normaltown Hall

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

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

    ANDREW BRYANT Member of Mississippi indie rock group Water Liars goes solo.
  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    VINCENT THE DOG Local blues-rock trio.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, May 13

8 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

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

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

  • Buffalo's Café

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

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

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

    COLOSSUS "Adventure-metal" band from Raleigh, NC. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

     

     

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

    THE ATHENS COWBOY CHOIR Local group featuring members of James Husband, Of Montreal, The Glands and Elf Power singing songs from the frontier.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, tonight's performance also features mainstays bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

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

    GOLDWING Atlanta-based four-piece alt-rock group.

    WHY HOTEL Georgia-based anthemic alt-rock band.

    THE WARM FUZZIES Local indie quartet that plays hooky, melodic power-pop akin to early Weezer.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANIMAL PLANET "Alt-tronica" band from Chattanooga, TN.

Saturday, May 14

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic local band.

    LIBERATOR New local three-piece rock band.

    SYOP No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS A fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space that challenges local businesses to showcase the talents of their employees by forming bands to compete against other businesses on stage at the fabulous 40 Watt Club.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics. Tonight is a special "Dark Side of the Dead" show, featuring the music of Pink Floyd.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Sunday, May 15

1 event

Live Music

Monday, May 16

5 events

Live Music

  • Five Bar

    6 p.m. FREE! www.five-bar.com

    DAN NETTLES & LONELY ORCHESTRA Kenosha Kid's leader presents solo guitar interpretations that range from classic standards to David Bowie to Willie Nelson, with a handful of unique originals along the way.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

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

    PLEASURE LEFTISTS Cleveland, OH-based punk band featuring former members of Nine Shocks Terror.
  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KELLEY SWINDALL Bluesy folk music from Stone Mountain. 

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter and member of Grassland String Band.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

  • Sister Louisa's Church

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

    THE HEAVENLY CHILLBILLIES Buffalo, NY-based band that mixes rock, blues, country and more.

Tuesday, May 17

2 events

Live Music

Wednesday, May 18

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    MONKIER Jazzy hip hop/groove-oriented band from Atlanta. Album release show!

    SAMADHA Atlanta-based instrumental psychedelic collective.

  • The Globe

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

    MARY & THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local jazz singer Mary Sigalas and her band perform hot jazz and swing selections.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning an all-vinyl set, with a different theme each outing.

  • The World Famous

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

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

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

    FUTURE PUNX Brooklyn-based "post-wave" punk band.

Thursday, May 19

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

    WICKED KING The band says it is "a speeding train of rock that will not slow down! Hop on board or get out of the way!"

    ASTRO PHANTOM Punk band from Cornelia, GA.

    STIILPOINT Riff-heavy rock band from Atlanta.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

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

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ZALE Young, classically trained singer-songwriter leads her alt-rock band.

    KAYLA BERRIE Local jazz-inspired singer-songwriter.

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    SMOKEY DEROECK Little Gold/Deep State member plays a solo set.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TOMMY EMMANUEL Australian guitarist known for complex fingerstyle technique and energetic performances.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    KING KODA No info available.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, May 20

6 events

Live Music

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $30–$43. www.classiccenter.com

    TRAVIS TRITT Country music legend and Georgia native touring with an intimate, acoustic set.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.thefoundryathens.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." 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CHROME PONY Garage-rock four-piece from Nashville.

    LAKE OF FIRE Four-piece rock-and-roll group from Austin, TX.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CONNOR BYERS Young, YouTube-famous singer and rapper from Athens. Album release show!

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Saturday, May 21

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.

Sunday, May 22

1 event

Live Music

Monday, May 23

1 event

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

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

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Tuesday, May 24

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $4. www.georgiatheatre.com

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

     

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH D-KAPS Enjoy an evening of fresh live tunes.

Wednesday, May 25

1 event

Live Music

Thursday, May 26

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OUTER SPACES Folk-pop band fronted by formerly-local songwriter Cara Beth Satalino. 

    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.

    OUTER SEA New local surf-rock five-piece.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE NAUGHTY PROFESSOR Louisiana-based acid jazz outfit.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SNARKY PUPPY Technically proficient, Brooklyn-based jazz/funk outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FRAZIERBAND Rocking bluegrass outfit from Nashville, TN.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, May 27

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GIANT GIANTS Percussive, lo-fi electronic act from Asheville, NC.

    LASER BACKGROUND Psychedelic, doo-woppy dream-pop project from Philadelphia's Andy Molholt.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

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

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Saturday, May 28

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece. 

    MOTHER FORE Local band influenced by Pink Floyd.

    MEADOW No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS Popular folk-pop revival band notable for heartfelt lyrics and energetic stage presence.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    WITCHING WAVES UK-based synth-rock trio with strong female vocals.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

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

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

    LILY HERNE Local alternative rock trio.

    BORDERHOP TRIO High lonesome pickin' and singing from Athens' own bluegrass outfit.

Monday, May 30

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece local acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

    MEGHANN WRIGHT & THE SURE THING Indie-folk singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.