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Thursday, September 3

14 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums. Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WANDA Local indie band that's equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar, with a sparkle of clarinet and synth.

    DALMATION Folk-rock band from Macon.

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

    JONES COLLEGE RADIO This local band plays a blend of baroque pop and acidwave.

  • 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

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

    BRIDGES Local folk-rock group featuring Alex Young.

    THE TUTEN BROTHERS No info available.

    JACOB DAVIS MARTIN Christian singer-songwriter. 

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    ABDUR BHUIYAN Funky, folky rock and roll.

  • Hedges on Broad

    8 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

    JANA KRAMER Singer-songwriter and actress known for her role on "One Tree Hill."

    COLBY DEE A Georgia native, this country singer and songwriter has begun building a steady buzz.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… OLD SKOOL Former members of Old Skool Trio Jason Fuller (keys and vox) and Seth Hendershot (drums and vox) are getting together with friends Stephen Spivey on bass and Dave Yoke on guitar to bring you some of their favorite old school sounds.

  • Live Wire

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    BO & ADAM & SCOTTY Three local musicians play a happy-hour set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE URI BAND A blend of hip hop, reggae, jazz and funk. You know what they do. 

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    KYLIE ODETTA Indie-pop singer-songwriter and pianist.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 (Five Points location)

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."

  • Your Pie

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

    LIAM PARKE Member of local band Repent at Leisure plays a solo set of Irish folk.

Friday, September 4

14 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. 

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

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

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

    SUNSHINE STATE Florida-based punk group.

    MIRACLES Punky synth-pop band from Raleigh, NC.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band.

    CRUNCHY New local "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

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

    FAKE FLOWERS Athens- and Atlanta-based shoegaze-inspired pop band. 

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE Tribute band performing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JJ GREY & MOFRO Acclaimed blues/Southern rock act from Jacksonville, FL.

    PIANO Statesboro-based rock and roll trio with an energetic live presence.

  • Hedges on Broad

    9 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

    JARED ASHLEY Georgia-raised, Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. 706-395-6877

    PARTIAL CINEMA This local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving. 

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

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

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

    ALE RAISERS FIDDLE BAND Local old-time fiddle and banjo group.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BIG C & THE MOONSHYNES Local blues ensemble led by songwriter Clarence Sun.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

Saturday, September 5

15 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.)

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band. Playing a special acoustic set. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    COVER BOY Atlanta-based band featuring a former member of the Georgia Satellites.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BEAST MODE Local heavy metal group.

    BLESS THE DEAD Metal band from Covington.

    VERTICALLY CHALLENGED Metal band from Winder.

    VOLT New local heavy duo.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    BOBBY BARE JR. Nashville-based artist and the son of country musician Bobby Bare. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

    GASOLINE BROS. The band says they are the "loud kings of Hipster-billy rawk."

    BOO RAY Rootsy singer-songwriter influenced by outlaw country.

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE NORM Miami-based group that combines funk, reggae, pop, rock and hip hop.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (CGI Joe) spins a set of tunes.

  • Hedges on Broad

    9 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

    BEN WELLS Southern-steeped songwriter from Valdosta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    HOT CLUB OF ATHENS Multinational four-piece jazz project featuring locals Kishi Bashi, Keiko Ishibashi, Antoon Speters and Elijah Smith. 

    JUMPIN' JESUS CHRISTERS Local old-time music outfit.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    THE PO BOYS An all star jamtasm comprising of musicians from Lazy Locomotive, Fuzzbucket and Dr. Willis.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    SAINT FRANCIS Local roots-rock band led by Scott Baston (formerly of Moonshine Still) and featuring special guest John Neff.

  • 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.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform.

Sunday, September 6

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

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

    ATHENS JAZZ FESTIVAL WUGA-FM presents a day of live jazz, featuring Classic City Swing, Mary Sigalas, Trey Wright Trio and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7:30 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight. CD release party! See story on p. 21.

  • Ted's Most Best

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

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

Monday, September 7

1 event

Live Music

  • 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.

Tuesday, September 8

6 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE PLATE SCRAPERS Four-piece string band performing traditional bluegrass and old-time tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com

    X Influential, Los Angeles-based punk group. See story on p. 19.

    DEAD ROCK WEST Los Angeles-based roots-rock band.

  • Go Bar

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

    BAG OF LAZERS Juicy drum and bass grooves played over musical loops and occasional spoken word weirdness from Adam Hebert and John Norris.

    FLIGHT MODE USA Kenny Aguar, Leslie Grove and Xander Witt lead a trip down new wave memory lane, with homages to the dark, minimal pioneers of punk and synth-pop.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    UNDERHILL FAMILY ORCHESTRA Rootsy, swinging rock band from Mobile, AL.

    COYOTE UNION Rootsy alt-rock group from Arkansas.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Wednesday, September 9

10 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VINYL WILLIAMS Experimental pop outfit led by songwriter Lionel Williams.

    GAZOOTA California-based "psychedelic dark-wave dream-pop" band.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    TWIN COURAGE Acoustic indie-folk duo from South Carolina.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THRIFTWORKS Experimental electronic music from California. Featuring Dragon House.

    RUSS LIQUID A "future-vintage groove-blasting maestro who has stirred the souls and minds of the electronic music world."

    BLAPDELI Electronic musician from Santa Rosa, CA.

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MICHAEL RAY Up-and-coming Florida-born country singer.

    JOHN KING BAND This local band blends the stylistic qualities of Southern rock and country.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    REPEAT REPEAT Melodic surf-rock band from Nashville.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    NIGHT AUDITOR Experimental pop band that "sounds like Prince meets The Pixies."

    WHITMAN Indie rock group from Austin, TX.

    ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzz-pop project of local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard.

    WEATHERLY No info available.

    THE SECRETS IN THE STARS No info available.

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

  • 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, September 10

10 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums. Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    MILD HIGH CLUB The alias of psych-pop singer-songwriter Alexander Brettin.

    VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters plays electro-based, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

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

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.
  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    KIP BRADLEY Alt-country singer-songwriter from Tennessee.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    JIB KIDDER Psychedelic pop experimentation from songwriter, musician and artist Sean Schuster-Craig. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales' rhythmic, lo-fi avant-garde pop project.

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

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band.

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local synth-heavy experimental pop band.

    BLACK PARADISE Eclectic local lo-fi pop group.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    CARLY PEARCE Talented country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL Infectious singalong choruses are the signature of this poppy Americana act.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

  • Live Wire

    10 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    PLAYGROUND HERO Local "urban alternative rock band" that combines rock and hip hop.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JOHANN GRECO Athens-based singer-songwriter.

    FIVE SHOT JACK Rock trio from Birmingham, AL.

Friday, September 11

13 events

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. 706-850-9040

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

  • Buffalo's Café

    6 p.m. $5. www.buffaloscafe.com

    UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    SEX BBQ East Atlanta "surf-rock space wizards" playing psychedelic yet melodic math-rock inspired tunes. Album release show!

    TONGUES Dreamy local pop-rock band.

    FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ORYX & CRAKE Orchestral, Atlanta-based indie rock collective.

    SYE ELAINE SPENCE Singer-songwriter originally from New York City, currently residing in Atlanta.

    DOT.S Atlanta-based electronic trio.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

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

    DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos.

    YURIKO SUPERSTAR Poppy jazz by Ethan T. LaPaquette and Yuriko Anzai, plus friends.

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning rare and classic soul/R&B/garage/British Invasion and other tasty '60s sounds.

  • The Foundry

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

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

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    TWO FRESH Two-person electronic production team based in Los Angeles.

    FORTE BOWE Atlanta-based hip hop artist.

  • Hedges on Broad

    9 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

    BRIAN DAVIS Rising, Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL A 40th-reunion celebration for the Athens High School Class of 1970. Featuring live music by Dr. Morpheus, an all-star band led by Owen Scott, Conner Mack Tribble and more. Cover includes catering from Taqueria del Sol.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock.

    THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.

    RICCI New local band playing songs written by Ben Williams.

  • Live Wire

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

    APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION Guns 'N' Roses tribute act.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DOWNRIGHT Psych-funk collective from Birmingham, AL.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. $8. www.vfwathens.com

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

Saturday, September 12

9 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    DAVE HOWARD Singer-songwriter plays his own material as well as Americana covers. (8 a.m.)

    THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music. (10 a.m.)
  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    ETHAN MULLENAX Local folk singer-songwriter. Album release party!

    LEE ANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing an acoustic set with a mix of covers and originals.

    ANDREW PAYNE & FRIENDS Playing catchy, acoustic roots-rock with thoughtful lyrics and bluegrass instrumentation.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    BEST COAST Dreamy, California-based indie-pop duo led by songwriter Bethany Cosentino. See story on p. 11.

    LOVELY BAD THINGS Four-piece band based out of Los Angeles.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    TWO FRESH Two-person electronic production team based in Los Angeles.

    THE ELECTRIC SONS Indie/electronic duo from Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BILLY JOEL COVER BAND What's in a name?

  • 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.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    Wheels and Wings Bike Night. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1442

    POWERLOAD AC/DC cover band that delivers a rock and roll kick in each song.

  • Live Wire

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

    SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music.

Sunday, September 13

3 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • Ted's Most Best

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

    CRAZY HOARSE Local free-form duo featuring Killick Hinds and John Norris.

Monday, September 14

2 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    JAY BURGESS Member of Alabama rock group The Pollies performs solo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PURITY RING Canadian electronic duo who traffic in dense, glitchy soundscapes. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    HANA Los Angeles-based electro-pop singer-songwriter.

Tuesday, September 15

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band.

    LEVERAGE MODELS Summoning the spirit of Spandau Ballet and Talk Talk, Shannon Fields tries his hand at early '80s synth-pop.

    ART CONTEST Math-rock band from South Carolina.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    WATKINS FAMILY HOUR All-star Americana group led by Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek and featuring Fiona Apple, Don Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg and other guests. See story on p. 12.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COUNTRY HAMMER Rootsy country band led by songwriter Cahalen Morrison.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Wednesday, September 16

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group. EP release show!

    KING GURU Soulful indie rock group from Atlanta.

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local Southern psychedelic funk group.

    BEL VAS Local alt-rock group influenced by jazz, surf and bossa nova.
  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SWERVEDRIVER Legendary UK shoegaze/alt-rock unit, touring behind their first album in over 15 years.

    DEARLY BELOVED Psych-influenced garage-rock band from Toronto.

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

  • The Foundry

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

    SHEMEKIA COPELAND Powerful singer-songwriter who incorporates blues, R&B, roots and soul music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CELESTIAL SHORE Experimental, spacey rock out of Brooklyn, NY.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DIARRHEA PLANET Anthemic rock band from Nashville with a sense of humor.

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

    CONCORD AMERICA Slightly out-of-control Atlanta-based band that touches on punk and garage.

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

  • 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, September 17

7 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums. Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana. Album release show!

    PORTER Austin, TX-based band led by songwriter Chris Porter.

    JOHANN GRECO Athens-based singer-songwriter.

  • 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

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    BLACK LIPS Celebrated Atlanta-based garage-rock quartet famous for its raucous live shows.

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    STOKESWOOD Mellow, modern alt-rock band from Atlanta that experiments with atmospheric sounds.

    WALDEN Georgia native four piece playing smooth rock influenced by Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.

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

  • Hedges on Broad

    8 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

    DYLAN SCOTT Country music singer-songwriter.

  • Live Wire

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

    BIG SOMETHING Burlington, NC-based jam band.

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

Friday, September 18

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18–20). www.40watt.com

    SCOTT BRANTLEY Dublin, GA-based country singer.

    ERIC DODD Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE Six-piece band out of San Diego, CA that plays "delicious funky soul." 

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

    THE MAIN SQUEEZE Jam-rock band from Bloomington, IN.
  • Hedges on Broad

    9 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

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

    PAT COOPER Southern singer-songwriter and Thomson native.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    TONY TIDWELL Clemson, SC-based singer-songwriter with numerous Athens ties.

  • Live Wire

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

    SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music.

Saturday, September 19

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. This is a "re-release celebration" of the band's 1994 album, Weirdo.

    JACK LOGAN Long-running local singer-songwriter.

    HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason.

    DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.
  • 40 Watt Club

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

    GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound. 

    DIET CIG Self-proclaimed "slop-pop" group from New Paltz, NY.

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

  • The Foundry

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

    RUNAWAY GIN Phish tribute band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. The band will perform the album Workingman's Dead in its entirety.

  • Hedges on Broad

    9 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

    FAREN RACHELS Sparta, GA native and Nashville-based country singer.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE LANES Project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass playing power-pop in the vein of The Possibilities.

    SLEEPING RED GIANTS New project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick.

  • 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, September 20

1 event

Live Music

  • Ted's Most Best

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

    COY, DEMARCUS AND NORRIS Virtuoso jazz performance from guitarist Dan Coy (Bonaventure Quartet), bassist Andrea DeMarcus (Cicada Rhythm) and drummer John Norris (Thunder O(h)m, Crazy Hoarse).

Monday, September 21

1 event

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    www.athica.org

    TATSUYA NAKATANI Internationally renowned Japanese percussionist. He'll perform solo and in ensemble with Killick Hinds and Alec Livaditis.

Tuesday, September 22

4 events

Live Music

Wednesday, September 23

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    OTT Critically acclaimed electronic musician from England.

    PLANTRAE Organic, violin-based beat music from Portland, OR.

    ALIGNING MINDS Ethereal, dub-inspired electro duo.

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

  • 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, September 24

4 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums. Every Thursday!

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $18–21. www.40watt.com

    HELMET The alt-rock legends play their 1994 album Betty in its entirety.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BEATS ANTIQUE "Dancetronica" trio performing its "Creature Carnival" spectacle.

    LYRICS BORN Alias of rapper and producer Tsutomu "Tom" Shimura.

  • Live Wire

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

    SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music.

Friday, September 25

6 events

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. 706-850-9040

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    WANDERWILD Local indie rock roject led by local songwriter Matt Martin.

    MATT HECTORNE Gospel-influenced indie-folk singer-songwriter.

    SON & THIEF Melodic and lush local indie rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens. CD release show!

    THE WELCOME HOME Local four-piece indie rock band.

    THE SWEET HEART BEETS Local funkadelic rock group that incorporates sax and harmonica. 
  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FUTUREBIRDS Athens prodigal country-rocking sons return. Album release show!

    T. HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARDKNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman and his band perform a set of pedal steel-tinged grunge-folk.

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

  • Hedges on Broad

    9 p.m. www.hedgesonbroad.com

    OLD SOUTHERN MOONSHINE REVIVAL Up-and-coming country-rock quartet.

    RADIO ROMANCE Country-inspired rock and roll trio from Nashville.

  • Normaltown Hall

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

    DANIEL ROMANO Traditionalist Ontario-based country singer on Normaltown Records influenced by the likes of Hank Williams and Gram Parsons. 

    CAITLIN ROSE Country and folk musician from Dallas, TX.

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

Saturday, September 26

4 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    GOLDEN EELS New local project from eccentric pop songwriter Neil Golden.

    MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens band associated with the Elephant 6 collective, led by songwriter Andy Gonzales.

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

  • The Foundry

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

    THE DIRTY DOORS Doors tribute band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    NIKKI LANE South Carolina native, Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter. 

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Monday, September 28

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Acclaimed five-piece alt-bluegrass band formed in Duluth, MN.

    ANDREW COMBS Nashville-based singer-songwriter who blends country and pop.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BATHROOMS New local punk band featuring members of Cancers, Shaved Christ, Little Gold and more.

    ALLERGY Hardcore punk band from Gainesville, FL.

    STRATEGIC WARHEADS Atlanta-based punk group.

Tuesday, September 29

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $14. www.georgiatheatre.com

    HOUNDMOUTH Alternative-country group from Indiana.

    BASIA BULAT Toronto-based singer-songwriter who flirts with electronic instrumentation.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Wednesday, September 30

6 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FATHER JOHN MISTY Josh Tillman plays skewed, lyrically clever, psych-addled post-folk with grandiose instrumentation. 

    MIKAL CRONIN Acclaimed garage-rock singer-songwriter from California.

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local singer-songwriter performs with his trio.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    PAGEANT Nashville-based brother/sister indie-pop duo.

Thursday, October 1

2 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums. Every Thursday!

  • Live Wire

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

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

Saturday, October 3

2 events

Live Music

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    DODD FERELLE Longtime local songwriter performs a set of his worn-in Americana tunes.

  • 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, October 4

1 event

Live Music