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Wednesday, July 23

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW Influential, Philadelphia-based shoegaze band returns with a new album and tour after a four-year hiatus. See story on p. 11.

    HAINTS New indie-pop project from Kris Barratt (Spring Tigers).

    SCOOTERBABE Local noise-pop group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

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

    MOUSER Exuberant garage-pop that experiments with noise jams.

    MILEZO Fuzzy, psychedelic pop group from Austin, TX. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

    MARMALAKES Texas-based folk-pop band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HORSE THIEF Oklahoma City-based band with a panoramic yet nuanced sound that flows from intimate to anthemic.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SARAH ALEXANDRIA SMITH Atlanta-based avant-garde artist.

    MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.

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

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

    SHADES MARTEL This local writer, former spy and Mercution revolutionary blasts guitar-distorted keyboard sonatas in an attempt at transcending musicianship and traditional songwriting.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7 (single), $10 (couple). www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CAROLINE AIKEN AND CATCH A C.A.B. One of Athens' most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, July 24

12 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop. 

    WOVEN IN "Dark surf shoegaze" project from Atlanta. 

    WILD ABANDON No info available.

    THE CUBBIES Shambling surf-pop group. Name based on storage space. 

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes. Every Thursday in July!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    NAAN VIOLENCE Sitar and tablas duo from Memphis. 

    THE CRYPTIDES Local surf-rock band featuring members of The HUMMS and Timmy and the Tumblers. 

    BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis delivers bookish, explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

    BEN SHIRLEY Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

    JAKE DECKER Atlanta folk-rock group. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    BOBBY BARE JR.'S YOUNG CRIMINALS STARVATION LEAGUE Nashville-based artist and the son of country musician Bobby Bare leads his soulful rock band. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

    CARTER KING & THOMAS JOHNSON Members of alt-country hotshots Futurebirds perform a duo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    SLOPFEST Night one of the three-night festival, featuring Monkeygrass Jug Band, Small Beige Girl, Boycycle, The Hugs, Louie Larceny and Shehehe. Plus, magic courtesy of Jeff Morris. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.

    JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920

    CRAIG GLEASON Georgia-based songwriter plays beachy, folky acoustic tunes every Thursday.

Friday, July 25

15 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. Donations. www.caledonialounge.com

    DOT.S Atlanta-based electronic trio. 

    SALSA CHEST Local experimental electronic group.

    HIGHLANDER Electro-rock group from Atlanta that describes their sound as "computer love drug deal."

    SHAMPOO Campy, poppy, '80s-inspired trio from Atlanta.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    9 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    THE HUMMINBIRD Chicago artist Muyassae Kurdi's psych project that blends reverb drenched vocals, autoharp, organ, tanpura, samples and electronics that open up unknown vistas.

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

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

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

    ANTLERED AUNT LORD Fuzz-pop guitar/drums project of local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves. 

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

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Intensely patriotic country band from Albany, GA.

    KAITLYN BAKER Up-and-coming country artist raised in West Virginia coal-mining culture. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    GARY EDDY Member of The Dandryls plays a solo set.

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

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

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

    HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band.

    VIGILS New band featuring Matt Nelson, Josh McCauley and Jeremy Wheatley.

    LENA GARDENIA Folksy pop group from Milledgeville.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CHRIS GUSTIN The Fallbrooke lead guitarist plays a solo set. 

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

  • 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

    7 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLOPFEST Night two of the three-night festival, featuring Forces, Early Disclaimers, Helen Scott, Good Grief, Seagulls, Eureka California, Deep State, The Fuzzlers, Little Gold, Faux Ferocious, The Rodney Kings and DJ Lozo/DJ Lord Bitter. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    THE HORNITZ Using human beatbox, horns, keyboards and modern live-looping equipment, this Boston-based band forms large walls of sound and high-energy dance parties.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SWEET KNIEVEL This four-piece jam band plays a variety of musical styles ranging from melodic psychedelic rock to funk and beyond.

    TIMI CONLEY EXTRA WIDE New duo led by the former Fuzzy Sprouts frontman.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-549-0840

    THE HANDS OF TIME Soul, funk, pop, R&B, Motown and classic old-school hits from the '60s and '70s that will get you out on the dance floor.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. 706-543-5940

    BORDERLINE No info available.

Saturday, July 26

13 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    ALINA CELESTE Folk-inspired children's music. (8 a.m.)

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars. (10 a.m.)

  • Bootleggers Country & Western Bar

    9 p.m. www.bootleggersathens.com

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THRILL OF THE CHASE Performing rock covers and originals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    $MALL-C One man band specializing in hip-hop drum beats. 

    THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.

    VERSATYLE THA WILDCHYLD The local MC and leader of the Wild Wolf Pack performs.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis. Album release show!

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

  • 40 Watt Club

    4 on the Floor. 10 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

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

    PROGRAMS Local high-school duo has expanded into a full-blown grown-up dance-pop project.

    SEMICIRCLE Ongoing folk-rock project from Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland.

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    DJ MARK BELL '80s dance party courtesty of Mark Bell will commence on the rooftop immediately following The Highballs. 

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    DON CHAMBERS This local favorite's whiskey-soaked bootstomps capture a certain dusty closing-time chic, though he has recently opted for a more minimal, pastoral sound.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    HEIDI HENSLEY AND FRIENDS Local folk-rock singer performs with a group of collaborators.

  • 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

    7 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLOPFEST Night three of the three-night festival, featuring Nate and the Nightmares, The Trespasser, Double Ferrari, Monsoon, Maximum Busy Muscle, Muuy Biien, Motherfucker, Vincas, The Powder Room, Bambara, Cinemechanica and DJ Z-Dog. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

    LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the '60s,'70s,'80s and '90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

Monday, July 28

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs.

    MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays "songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular 'country and western' musical style."

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GOPEN MIC NIGHT Show off your skills. Organizers welcome "singers, writers, films, jokers, weirdoes, players, magic, noodlers, doodlers, idea guys, fake TED talkers" and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PICKIN' WITH ADAM POULIN & HOLLY BELLE The local fiddler and singer-songwriter lead a jam session with the help of various guests.

Tuesday, July 29

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    QUINCY MUMFORD AND THE REASON WHY New Jersey-based '70s-style funk-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Wednesday, July 30

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LILY WILLIAMSON Acoustic singer-songwriter, also known as Lily Rose. 

    SOUTHERN BRED COMPANY Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

    ANDREW EVANS Former member of The Spacelings performs.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. 

    HUDSON K Electro/synth-rock duo from Tennessee.

    GILLIAN Co-ed alt-pop outfit from New York City.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    PONCILLI PUPPETS Surreal puppet troupe from Puerto Rico.

    GORGEOUS Dark pop group from Chattanooga, TN.

    COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.

    GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.

    DEL VENICCI An amalgamation of art, sex, pop, glam, haze and the mutual Italian heritage shared by members Grace Bellury (Lille) and Ross Politi (Carnivores).

    MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ADAM CLIFTON BAND No info available.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, July 31

4 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes. Every Thursday in July!

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 1

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. This set will be a celebration of Jerry Garcia's birthday. 

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    BLACK PUSSY "A sex-charged, '70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they're-coming-to-town rock 'n' roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert."

    SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

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

Saturday, August 2

5 events

Live Music

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Hawaii Dawg-O Benefit Auction. 7 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.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."

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    BANDITOS Eclectic, psych-tinged rock and roll band from Nashville.

    ANDY VAUGHAN AND THE DRIVELINE Richmond, VA-based honky tonk country band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JONATHAN BYRD Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice.

  • 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, August 3

1 event

Live Music

Monday, August 4

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SIX STRING DRAG Newly reunited alternative country act from Raleigh, NC.

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

Wednesday, August 6

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $18.50. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Heavy, radio-friendly indie rock band out of Atlanta. 

    THE MOWGLIS Blend of indie-folk and revivalist rock from Los Angeles. 

    BRICK + MORTAR New Jersey indie-pop duo.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, August 7

3 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 8

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.

Saturday, August 9

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.

Wednesday, August 13

2 events

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    QUIET EVENINGS Winterville's Grant and Rachel Evans blend modern classical, neo-kosmische, electroacoustic, field recordings and sound art that is at times somber and elegiac, while at others soaring and celebratory.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

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

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, August 14

3 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea.

    HEAVY LIGHTS Four-piece Americana band from Maryland. 

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 15

2 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    PLACES TO HIDE Indie rock band from Atlanta.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. 

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk 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.

Saturday, August 16

2 events

Live Music

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll.

  • 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.

Wednesday, August 20

2 events

Live Music

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Thursday, August 21

2 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, August 22

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.

Saturday, August 23

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.