COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, July 25

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NIFTY EARTH Local electronic-based outfit that also incorporates live instrumentation.

    PURE COLORS Future-funk group with a dreamy, airy sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DODD FERRELLE & THE WINTERVILLAINS Folk-rock group led by songwriter and Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle.

    THE RONDO RIGS Electric fiddle trio with roots in traditional American styles.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, July 26

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    VELOCIRAPTURE "Adventure-prog" group from Gainesville, FL, not to be confused with the Athens band of the same name.

    CARPADIUM Heavy math-rock group from Florida.

    BROKEN WINDOWS Local trio with a mathy, noise-rock vibe.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    TWO OF US Playing classic love songs. Featuring Kip Jones.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JORDY SEARCY Singer-songwriter who stole hearts with his musical debut on "The Voice."

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    L'OR Opera-like dream sequences fused with ballet performance art.  

    SEADUST MERCURY EXHIBIT New local experimental punk band.

    GARY EDDY Local psychedelic singer-songwriter plays a solo set.

    SPOOKY MOON Chicago-based psychedelic pop group.

    GREEN UVULA Alter ego of local outsider musician Garrett Johnson.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Wednesday, July 27

10 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    JESSE MARIAH Blues and rock singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring John A. Swilley, Jeremy Duggins, Sean VanMeter, Eric Zock, Tre Powell and Mamie Davis.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    REAP Local punk group. Formerly known as Christ Fucker.

    BAD BOYFRIENDS Punk rock band from Little Rock, AR.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    W. FREEMAN LEVERETT Local guitarist and songwriter performing a selection of Bossa Nova hits every Wednesday night in July.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    JASON GUY SMILEY Former member of Florida punk band Midget Fan Club performs solo.

    CHRIS FOX Folk-punk singer-songwriter from Reno, NV.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3902

    TONKS & THE AURORS A Harry Potter-themed "wizard-rock" band.

    HAWTHORN & HOLLY Pop-punk group from North Carolina that plays songs about Harry Potter.

    TIANNA & THE CLIFFHANGERS Pittsburgh-based artist playing music based on Harry Potter, Les Miserables and more.

  • 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, July 28

10 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NANNERCUP New local blues-rock three-piece.

    KILROY KOBRA Jammy, Atlanta-based art-rock group.

    MADNESS MAE AND DR. TRANCE Ecstatic loop-based improvisation featuring Athens musicians.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    TIM ROBINSON Member of garage-rock band Free Associates plays a solo set.

    SCOTT LANIAK No info available.

    GARRETT HATCH Local songwriter and member of blues-rock band Mother the Car plays a solo set.

    THE FLICKER REVUE No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE WEEKS Authentic rock and roll with a Southern heart from Nashville, TN.

    CHIEF SCOUT Bracing local rock band led by songwriter Trey Rosenkampff.

    SLOW PARADE Atlanta/Athens-based band featuring members of Cicada Rhythm and Grand Vapids.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FLY GOLDEN EAGLE Upstart, Nashville-based rockers. Stay tuned after the show for a vinyl dance party curated by none other than Fly Golden Eagle!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    LOMBARDI, ROMANOS AND MILLSTER Local jazz legends present a night of music.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE SOUTHERN BELLES A Zappa-esque amalgamation of country, jazz, rock and funk from Richmond, VA.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ALL-STAR JAM Local musician Joey Quiggins hosts a jam every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location)

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

Friday, July 29

15 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a '70s pop style.

    JASON AARON Local singer-songwriter performing with Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a '70s pop style.

    JASON AARON Local singer-songwriter performing with Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    POP WEIRDOS Eccentric, Atlanta-based indie-pop duo.

    SWIM TEAM No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Playing pop, funk and rock originals and covers.

    MAMIE DAVIS AND THE BOYS Young local singer-songwriter influenced by grunge and folk.

  • The Foundry

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

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND Aiken's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

    MICHELLE MALONE Americana singer-songwriter who puts an honest and emotional spin on her music.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FART JAR Local musician and performance artist.

    HANNAH AND THE SLOBS No info available.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

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

    JACLYN STEELE Local singer-songwriter by way of Iowa.

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6116

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

  • Live Wire

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

    BOOM-BAP AND BACKPACKS A new local hip hop showcase featuring Son-1, Scott Sutton and DJ Luke Highwalker; Blacknerdninja; Lingua Franca; Last Trip; and Emissary89. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE CHARLIE FOG BAND Celebrating 50 years of the Grateful Dead!

  • 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.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

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

  • The World Famous

    11 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    NAAN VIOLENCE Psychedelic sitar sounds from members of Smokedog and Thee Death Panels.

    MAGNA CUM LORD Post-punk/psych-rock band featuring Thom Strickland, Larry Choskey and Nate Mitchell.

    DEATH PANELS Heavy, throbbing psych-rock from Atlanta with a pulsing heart of darkness.

Saturday, July 30

15 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    GENERATIONS Local folk ensemble. (8 a.m.)

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion and more to perform roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. (10 a.m.)

  • Buffalo's Café

    Extra Special People Benefit. 7 p.m. $10. 706-354-6655

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DEMITRI Groove-metal outfit from Atlanta.

    FALLOW Local three-piece "Southern metal" band.

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

    VOLT Athens-based heavy rock duo.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive fusion band with spaced-out grooves and synth-laden jams.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    JOE WILLEY AND THE MOVING MEN Folk music from the local songwriter and his band.

    LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals. This is a release party for Pylon Live, a new two-LP set chronicling a 1983 performance. See story on p. 12.

    F#CK TRUCK A tribute to Athens band Love Tractor, featuring that band's Armistead Wellford.

    THE SWIMMING POOL Q'S Legendary Atlanta/Athens new wave group that came up concurrently with the B-52s and Pylon.

  • The Foundry

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

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies as well as classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Steve Earle.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe. Final show! See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    SIDEKICK Japanese hardcore punk group.

    STRATEGIC WARHEADS Atlanta-based punk group.

    WALLOW IN SQUALOR Asheville-based punk band featuring former members of Athens groups Gripe and Pale Prophet.

    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. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KIP DOCKERY QUARTET An eclectic mix of jazz, funk, blues and country-rock-bluegrass.

  • 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.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    MUDDY WATER REVIVAL Athans-based country/Americana outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHARGE THE ATLANTIC Reggae- and funk-influenced rock band from Rhode Island.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.

Sunday, July 31

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken interviews and introduces performers Ethan Crump and Eastville Belle.

  • Normaltown Hall

    6 p.m. $15. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    TOMMY STINSON The former Replacements and Guns N' Roses bassist performs. See story on p. 13.

    HANK SULLIVANT & KELLEY SWINDALL The Kuroma frontman and area folk musician team up.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    FRANK SECICH The singer and guitarist of critically acclaimed '70s power-pop group Blue Ash performs. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    ZACH KEIM Pittsburgh-based guitarist and songwriter known for fronting rock band The Nox Boys.

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

Monday, August 1

5 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    KATHERINE BALL A taste of Southern gothic blues.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SPITE Five-piece band that pushes the boundaries of heavy metal.

    DEAD RECKONING Metal band described as "Lamb of God meets Slayer meets Black Label Society."

    MOSURA Four-piece death metal band from Atlanta.

    BEAST MODE Intense local heavy metal group.

  • 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, August 2

5 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 3

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. 

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

  • 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, August 4

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer backed by a rockin' homegrown Georgia band.

    THE BANTAM BREAKS Atlanta-bred alternative country act with style and flair.

    THE HOLY HELLS Rock trio with "hints of Radiohead and bacon grease."

  • The Foundry

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

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $7. www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    MATT HOLLYWOOD AND THE BAD FEELINGS Indie rock musician formerly of Brian Jonestown Massacre leads his band.

    REVERENDS Atlanta band fronted by singer Dandy Lee Strickland.

    VOTARIES No info available.

  • Live Wire

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a '70s pop style.

    DAMIEN KAPCALA Local keyboardist and songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ALL-STAR JAM Local musician Joey Quiggins hosts a jam every Thursday.

Friday, August 5

8 events

Live Music

  • 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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BOSCO New local indie rock band featuring featuring Tim Foley, Joshua Sherrill and Jack Colclough.

    COUCHLOCKED New psychedelic/progressive folk duo.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can't go wrong here.

    EASTVILLE BELLE New local country/Americana outfit.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    VINYL THIEF Electro-rock band from Nashville, TN.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    DEADLY LO-FI Garage-rock project from Wilmington, NC that alternates between a duo and a one-man-band.

    SETH RICHARD Member of Layden and the Lion plays a solo set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LITTLE RAINE BAND Rock/Americana band from Birmingham, AL.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, August 6

7 events

Live Music

  • 10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JOE CAT Gritty, blue-collar, Americana roots artist.

    LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

  • Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville

    11 a.m. $25. www.brwa.org

    RIVER FEST Featuring music from Quiet Coyote, Caroline Aiken, MrJordanMrTonks, Joe Willey and the Movin' Men, Scott Low and the Southern Bouillon, Timi Conley and Wonderland Rangers, Wanda, Mark Cunningham, Nana Grizol, Borderhop Trio, Athens Cowboy Choir, Kiran and John Fernandes, Harry Carey, Off-Road Shortbus, Cult of Riggonia and Future Ape Tapes.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    STONERIDER Atlanta-based rock group.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    EMILY JACKSON Self-taught folk singer-songwriter on the rise.

  • 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

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

    TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SLOW CLAP Local power trio plays funky fusion-rock.

Monday, August 8

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HOLLIS BROWN Rock and roll band from Queens, NY.

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, August 9

4 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 10

3 events

Live Music

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    2:30 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Mythical Motors (2:30 p.m.), minorcan (3:15 p.m), Hunger Anthem (4 p.m.), Spaceflyte (4:45 p.m.), Crappy Dracula (5:30 p.m.), Marshmallow Coast (7:15 p.m.), Nightblonde (8 p.m.), Casper & the Cookies (8:45 p.m.), Antlered Aunt Lord (9:30 p.m.), The Space Lady (10:15 p.m.), Nana Grizol (11 p.m.), Dressy Bessy (12 a.m.) and Elf Power (1 a.m.).

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FORT DEFIANCE Folk trio from Nashville, TN.

  • 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, August 11

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    PATTERSON HOOD A shining star among the Drive-By Truckers, songwriter and guitarist Hood has a way with a story, blending country and Southern rock styles with a direct approach.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Dead Neighbors (8 p.m.), BUNNYGRUNT (8:45 p.m.), Gauche (9:30 p.m.), Shopping (10:30 p.m.), Tunabunny (11:30 p.m.) and Deerhoof (12:30 p.m.).

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    2 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Gláss (2:00 p.m.), Soccer Tees (2:45 p.m.), SHEHEHE (3:30 p.m.) and Big Fresh (4:15 p.m.).

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ALL-STAR JAM Local musician Joey Quiggins hosts a jam every Thursday.

Friday, August 12

8 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE COLOUR NEGATIVE Pop-rock band from Atlanta.

    SON & THIEF Melodic and lush local indie rock band.

    REVEL IN ROMANCE Indie pop-rock band from Atlanta.

  • 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

    7:45 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Grand Vapids (7:45 p.m.), Lylas (8:30 p.m.), Feather Trade (9:15 p.m.), Guerilla Toss (10 p.m.), The Bastards of Fate (11 p.m.), His Name is Alive (11:45 p.m.) and Ought (12:45 a.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

    2 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Wieuca (2 p.m.), Romantic States (2:45 p.m.), Schwervon (3:30 p.m.) and Lunchbox (4:15 p.m.).

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TIMI CONLEY AND THE WONDERLAND RANGERS Local pop rabblerouser performs with his new backing band featuring Andrew Hanmer, Kevin Sims, Shelley Lotus, Tony Oscar and Chris Byron.

    THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson's time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring International Friendly (6 p.m.) and Blue Blood (6:45 p.m.).

Saturday, August 13

6 events

Live Music

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:45 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Outer Spaces (7:45 p.m.), Haybaby (8:30 p.m.), Elekibass (9:15 p.m.), Ruby the Rabbitfoot (10 p.m.), Eureka California (10:45 p.m.), Love Tractor (11:30 p.m.) and Daniel Johnston (12:30 a.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

    2 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Big Quiet (2 p.m.), Bent Shapes (2:45 p.m.), halfsour (3:30 p.m.) and Expert Alterations (4:15 p.m.).

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ELYSIAN FEEL New Orleans band that blends funk, jazz, R&B and blues.

  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Johnathan Coody (6 p.m.) and Outersea (6:45 p.m.).

Monday, August 15

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    FLORIST Post-pop band led by sonwgriter Emily Sprague.

    EMILY YACINA Lo-fi bedroom-candy-pop with soft sounds.

    JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-folk project with a compelling, summery sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    OTEP Female-fronted experimental heavy rock band and art project.

    DOLL SKIN Glitter-fueled, teenage rock superheroes performing punk-inspired tracks.

    FIRE FROM THE GODS Five-piece metal act from Pittsburgh, PA.

    DEAD HAND A well-oiled metal machine of a band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, August 16

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, August 17

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, August 18

5 events

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. $8 (suggested donation). www.athica.org

    ELECTRONIQUE 808 Featuring music from Genetic Outcast, Smokedog, SoBrite, L'Or, Tann Jones, Group Chat, Yung Yang and Heat Sureens.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $26. www.40watt.com

    BUTCH WALKER Georgia-based songwriter, formerly of '90s alt-rockers Marvelous 3, who has penned hits for himself and myriad other pop artists.

    THE WIND AND THE WAVE Southern-fried indie folk from duo Patricia Lynn and Dwight Baker.

    SUZANNE SANTO Member of Americana group HoneyHoney performs a solo set.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LUKE COMBS Country singer-songwriter from North Carolina.

    RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Ray has spent the last several years playing country music all over the Southeast.

    JOBE FORTNER Country music singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BAND PIANO Rock and roll trio that performs loud and devilishly heartbreaking blues.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ALL-STAR JAM Local musician Joey Quiggins hosts a jam every Thursday.

Friday, August 19

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HOOKER Athens-based "white-trash glam-rock" band.

    IDES OF JUNE Alt-rock band from Atlanta.

    FERRIS AND THE WHEELS Riffy, Nashville-baed rock band fronted by songwriter Geoff Ferris.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12. www.40watt.com

    REPTAR Highly praised synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable new-wave beats. 

    NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

    VAPERROR Dreamy, intricate local vaporwave producer.

  • The Foundry

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

    CALE DODDS Up-and-coming Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

    JACOB DAVIS Country singer-songwriter from Nashville.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PERPETUAL GROOVE P-Groove has been stirring crowds into a frenzy for years with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    VEGABONDS Alternative Americana band from Auburn, AL.

  • 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

    BYOG Funky jam band from Charleston, SC.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, August 20

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PURSES Local pop-rock band featuring members of Tedo Stone, Grand Vapids and The District Attorneys. Final Show!

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley.

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    MURK DADDY FLEX Laid-back, sample-driven, old-school hip-hop beats from Terence Chiyezhan.

    WANDA Local indie band that's equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar.

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

    GROUP CHAT Electronic/dub duo from Baltimore, MD.
  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $23 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MARC SCIBILIA Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter.

    ELLIOT ROOT Fresh and impactful alternative rock artist from Nashville.

  • 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.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    First Anniversary Party. 4 p.m. $35. www.sobrewco.com

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

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Sunday, August 21

1 event

Live Music

Monday, August 22

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    MACDOUGAL BLUES Rootsy rock outfit fronted by Drivin' N' Cryin's Kevn Kinney.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NICK DITTMEIER Four-piece Americana band from Louisville, KY.

    CRANFORD HOLLOW Americana outfit based out of Hilton Head Island, SC.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, August 23

2 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 24

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BIRDCLOUD Modern-day country musicians with hyper-realistic lyrics.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    THE NORM Local group that combines funk, reggae, pop, rock and hip hop.

    MARADEEN Five-piece rock group from Nashville, TN. 

  • 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, August 25

1 event

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ALL-STAR JAM Local musician Joey Quiggins hosts a jam every Thursday.