COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, August 25

12 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between Southern rock and pop-country.

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

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group. See story on p. 13.

  • 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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CAMPGROUND New, Athens-based jammy rock band.

    SOJOURN No info available.

    SEE BRIGHT LIGHTS Acoustic act turned full-on indie-pop band.

    CAPITAL ARMS Six-piece indie rock band from Atlanta. 

  • The Foundry

    Ignite the Night. 6 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DEVON GILFILLIAN Nashville-based blues and soul singer-songwriter.

    MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.

    HILL ELLIOTT Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist influenced by artists like John Mayer and Eric Clapton.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $21 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    COREY SMITH Singer-songwriter who combines emotional country influences with rough, soulful vocals.

    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Country duo from Mobile, AL.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PHYSICAL JERKS Playing all Elvis Costello covers to celebrate the artist's birthday.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    BILL HART BAND Atlanta-based jazz group that plays with a funky groove and a touch of rock.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CAPTAIN GREEN Funk-fusion band from Baton Rouge, LA.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

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

  • Your Pie

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

    PAUL TURNER Acoustic soul singer-songwriter.

Friday, August 26

17 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    D-KAPS AND S-WORDS Damian Kapcala and Clint Swords team up for a night of music.

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

    MULTICULT Noisy post-punk band from Baltimore. 

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

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    2 p.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day one of the Americana festival, featuring Athens Cowboy Choir, The Lone Bellow and live-band karaoke with Heath Haynes and The Hi Dollars. See story on p. 12.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    GREY WATSON Psychedelic-tinged rock and roll group from South Korea via Alabama.

    WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy's experimental folk project.

    VEGAN CHURCH No info available.

  • The Foundry

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

    JIM LAUDERDALE Multiple Grammy-winning Americana/bluegrass artist. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    JIM WHITE Winterville-based singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style and a Southern gothic flair.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $21 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    COREY SMITH Singer-songwriter who combines emotional country influences with rough, soulful vocals.

    MELODIME Rootsy, Southern-flavored alt-rock band from Northern Virginia. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    R.ARIEL Synth-based trip-hop artist from Phoenix, AZ.

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

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

    CIRCLE OF TOTEMS Dark, droning synthwave with intense vocals.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    WINFIELD & BOYS Seasoned country-rock group from Savannah. 

    ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart that can either make you tear up or laugh out loud.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

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

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

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

    PAUL TURNER Acoustic soul singer-songwriter.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    NEW MANTRA Local hard rock group, formerly known as The Athens Band.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FALCO BROWN Funky, soulful local indie rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

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

Saturday, August 27

19 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

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

    M.S.R.P. The Michael Spence Rock Project plays a set of acoustic tunes. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

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

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

    JANA HORN The lead singer of Austin band Reservations performs a solo set.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    11 a.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day two of the Americana festival, featuring Gillian Welch, Big George Brock, Hackensaw Boys, the Legendary Shack Shakers, Indianola, JP Harris and Susto. See story on p. 12.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS Local band that dabbles in country, bluegrass, jazz, rock and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SYOP Local rock band with driving guitars.

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic local band.

  • The Foundry

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

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group. EP release show! See story on p. 13.

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from '60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    MUSIC BAND Psychedelic garage-rock band from Nashville.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ADRON The strong, fluttering voice of Atlanta's Adrienne McCann meanders through her blend of mellow Tropicalia and low-key jazz.

  • 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. $15. www.livewireathens.com

    JESSE JAMES Deep-soul and blues artist with ties to artists like Sly Stone and Gunsmoke. 

    SHIRLEY DIAMOND Singing R&B music with a twist of pop.

    ATLANTA ZONE BAND R&B and blues act from Atlanta.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    HEAVY MOJO Alternative hip hop group from Atlanta.

  • Mama Jewel's Kitchen

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-850-9797

    HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ELI CARLAN BAND Commerce-based group exploring blues, rock and pop.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

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

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    PAUL TURNER Acoustic soul singer-songwriter.

  • VFW

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

    THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 18 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6847

    THE FEEL GOOD THEORY Young, uplifting local rock band. Formerly known as Classic City Live.

Sunday, August 28

3 events

Live Music

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    10 a.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day three of the Americana festival, featuring Houndmouth, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Nellie Pearl, Thayer Sarrano, Ancient Cities, Brian Wright, Julie Rhodes and Sammy Brue. See story on p. 12.

  • The Foundry

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

    NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken interviews and introduces performers Brian Ashley Jones and The Pussywillows.

  • The World Famous

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

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter and member of Grassland String Band. See story on p. 13.

    MATT TEMPLETON Local folk singer.

    MATT HAECK Singer-songwriter from Nashville playing "cosmic American music."

Monday, August 29

3 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    LIVINGDOG Alternative folk singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

    JOHN FERNANDES The local experimental musician and constant collaborator performs a solo set.

    CLAIRE CRONIN Local singer-songwriter by way of Los Angeles who plays delicate, haunting folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE DRUNKEN HEARTS An electric powerhouse of alternative Americana.

    PONY BRADSHAW Roots-minded artist from Chatsworth.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, August 30

3 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 31

12 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JINX REMOVER Fronted by songwriter Kade Kahl, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.

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

    WILLI CARLISLE Americana singer-songwriter from Fayetteville, AR.

    JULIANNA MONEY New local singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    OLD SEA BRIGADE New, Atlanta-based indie-folk band.

    LINDSAY JARMAN New local indie musician.

  • 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

    TUG New local noise-punk group.

    FISHMONGER New local punk group.

    PISS SHY Noisy, Atlanta-based punk band.

    MALEVICH New metal-hardcore group from Athens and Atlanta.

  • 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.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    BREADFOOT Americana project from North Carolina.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs a solo set.

  • The Office Lounge

    Athens Pride Chill Out. 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Reverend Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele for a night of 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, September 1

10 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HOT CORNER HIP HOP Featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by The Difference Machine, Dope Knife and the Space Dungeon collective, with an open mic freestyle competition after the show.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.

    SUNGHOSTS Sun-drenched garage-rock band from Miami, FL.

    RIGHTEOUS LOVE Atlanta-based post-rock band.

    FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

  • The Foundry

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

    REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from '60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    CITY MOUSE Collaborative project between Atlanta songwriters Brian Revels and Michael Hudgins.

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes. This is a special duets set. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    QUIET COYOTE Athens trio playing heavy, blues-inflected garage-rock.

    FIVE SHOT JACK Southern gothic rock group from Alabama.

    MICHAEL MANN Singer of local rock band Radiolucent performs a solo set.

  • 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 Local rock band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DYNAMO Nashville-based instrumental fusion band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, September 2

8 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    DEVIN DENNIS Teenage indie-country artist from Atlanta.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    THIRD SEASON Three-piece punk group from Atlanta.

    SWINGSET Melodic Atlanta-based punk rock trio.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic folk-punk.

    LYDIA SERA Local artist and musician performs.
  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com

    OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

    CAPITAL ARMS Six-piece indie rock band from Atlanta. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv.

    JEFFERSON SHUTTLECRAFT A collection of Athens musicians playing the music of Paul Kantner.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Saturday, September 3

7 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    OLIVER JORDAN Miami-raised, Georgia-based, Berklee-trained guitarist and songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE TAJ MOTEL TRIO Georgia-based ska-punk group.

    FORSAKEN PROFITS Atlanta-based punk band.

    ASTRO PHANTOM Punk band from Cornelia.

    LINDA Athens-based pop-punk band featuring members of Deep State and Bathrooms.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    STRANGE DREAMS Goth- and post-punk-influenced band from Athens featuring former members of The Girl Pool.

    ECTOPROXY Goth and witch-house band from Atlanta.

    FLAMMPUNKT Atlanta-based industrial and electronic group.
  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $22 (adv.), $27 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BELPHEGOR Supreme death-art-metal band.

    ORIGIN Contemporary death metal band with churning grooves and sharp hooks.

    ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Black metal band with touches of classic and thrash metal.

    KHAOTIKA A blend of occult rock, black and death metal riffs and classic metal harmonization.

  • 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.

Monday, September 5

4 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com

    MELVINS An important forerunner in the genres of sludgy, heavy metal and experimental drone rock. 

    HELMS ALEE Sludge-metal and noise rock band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    STEPHANE WREMBEL Gypsy jazz guitarist from New York who penned much of the score for Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.

  • 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, September 6

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    NORTH BY NORTH Haunting vocals, crunchy keys, frantic guitar and catchy ghost-punk.

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

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PINK MEXICO New York surf-punk band with a taste for drowned-out fuzz.

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

    NOSEEUM Lush, shoegaze- and psych-inspired local indie rock band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.

Wednesday, September 7

7 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

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

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Dodd Ferrelle, David Howard Coons, Joe Cat, Levi Lowrey, Josh Perkins, Tyrus J. Manning III and Betsy Franck.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    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. 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

  • 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.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4 p.m. FREE! libs.uga.edu

    WHISPERIN' BILL ANDERSON Georgia legend and Country Music Hall of Famer reads from his new autobiography and performs.

Thursday, September 8

4 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    OLIVER JORDAN Miami-raised, Georgia-based, Berklee-trained guitarist and songwriter.

    JULIA LUCILLE Dreamy lo-fi folk artist from Austin, TX.

    JACLYN STEELE Local singer-songwriter by way of Iowa.

    JIM MOORE Folk singer-songwriter.
  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $45. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BRANDI CARLILE Genre-defying artist that straddles the line between country, soul, pop and gospel.

    GREG HOLDEN Independent musician focusing on honest lyrics and storytelling.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

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

    THE TRAIN WRECKS Outlaw alt-country meets bluegrass.

Friday, September 9

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    QUILT Four-piece psychedelic indie rock band from Boston, MA.

    MUTUAL BENEFIT Collaborative lo-fi indie band led by songwriter Jordan Lee.

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    JONATHAN BYRD Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $26. www.georgiatheatre.com

    WHITEY MORGAN Old-school honky tonk country artist from Flint, MI.

    CODY JINKS Associated with the Texas country movement, Jinks plays his own brand of honky tonk.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KELVIN ARMSTRONG Singer-songwriter blending soul, country rock and blues.

    NATHAN ANGELO Atlanta singer-songwriter with a soulful voice that pairs elements of gospel and lyrical storytelling.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.

Saturday, September 10

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

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

    THE STEPPIN STONES Three-piece rock band from Hilton Head Island, SC.

    PORCH 40 Progressive Southern funk-rock from Cullowhee, NC.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy garage-rock combo.

    OUTERSEA New local psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.

    FUTURE PRIMITIVES Psychedelic pop group from Birmingham, AL.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $28.50 (adv.), $32 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    TELEVISION Legendary and highly influential post-punk group.

    CHRIS STAMEY Acclaimed North Carolina alternative rock singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER Local funk-rock band inspired by the sounds of classic soul and R&B.

Monday, September 12

5 events

Live Music

Tuesday, September 13

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, September 14

3 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    DAVE HOWARD Singer-songwriter plays his own material as well as Americana covers.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    AARON CARTER Pop artist and former reality TV star also known as the brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter.

    GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-based singer-songwriter.

  • 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 15

4 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    Red Bull Sound Select. 8 p.m. $3-10. www.40watt.com

    D.R.A.M. Hip hop artist drawing from old-school structures with an electronic approach.

    ANTWON Hip hop artist featuring sweet bedroom vocals and rhymes.

    GIRLS IN THE YARD This group provides sassy experimental dance tunes.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $18 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    HAYES CARLL Texas based folk-country artist.

    BJ BARHAM Folk singer-songwriter and member of American Aquarium.
  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CHRIS BURROUGHS COLLECTIVE Jazz ensemble led by Atlanta drummer Chris Burroughs.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

Friday, September 16

9 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

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

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MAGIC MISSILE Science-obsessed folk-pop band from Athens led by songwriter Jake Mosely and featuring members of Harvey Milk and Lona.

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

    THE HAINTS Country-rock band from Macon.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    WHEELER WALKER JR. Said to have either the filthiest or the finest country music around, Walker pushes the boundaries of the genre.

    BIRDCLOUD Nashville-based country duo mixes humor, history and hair-raising lyrics in a raw performance.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE ATHENS KING Longtime local Elvis tribute artist Chris Shupe's performance features The TCB Band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ERIN RAE Singer-songwriter blurring the line between modern Americana and old folk.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE INDIGO GIRLS Legendary and timeless singer-songwriter duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

    MINTON SPARKS Nashville singer-songwriter and honky-tonk performer.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

    OH, JEREMIAH Newly local alt-country band inspired by songwriters like Josh Ritter and Ryan Adams. 

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

Saturday, September 17

2 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SHADOWFAX Local psychedelic funk group previously known as Funkasaurus Wrex.

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

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece. 

    OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.

Monday, September 19

3 events

Live Music

Tuesday, September 20

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    JOE PURDY Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter with a distinctive voice.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA The Cavalera brothers, formerly of Sepultura, play that band's album Roots in its entirety.

    COMBICHRIST American aggrotech band with a dark flair.

    ALLEGAEON Death metal band from Fort Collins, CO.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ANDREW DUHON Solo singer-songwriter-turned-trio group from New Orleans.

Wednesday, September 21

3 events

Live Music

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    BELLA'S BARTOK Rockabilly and circus-influenced band from Massachusetts.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE WORKSHY Six-piece funk band from Denver, CO.

  • 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 22

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by Tool, Sevendust, Soundgarden and more.

    THE ALBIONS Athens-based alternative rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    DJ LUKE HIGHWALKER Local hip hop and EDM DJ pumps out the jams.

    SON1 Frontman for the local hip hop rock group The Swank brings his own flair to the scene.

    SPACE DUNGEON This local group features a dollop of hip hop, a pinch of space and a sprinkle of jazz. 

    PARTIALS Local pop group describing itself as "psychedelic and danceable."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HIPPIE SABOTAGE Self-described as "two brothers who make music."

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    VINCENT THE DOG Local blues-rock trio.

Friday, September 23

4 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    JOHN DUNN & THE JAZZMAN BAND Playing jazz, soul, R&B and funk classics and originals.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE FLOOZIES Funky, live electronic duo from Lawrence, KS.

    CHET PORTER "Not the side project" of Chet Faker and Porter Robinson.

    DAILY BREAD Rhett Whatley "utilizes an expansive record collection to compose unique, genre-bending experimental hip hop, electro-soul and EDM."

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Saturday, September 24

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

    ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE LOVE LANGUAGE North Carolina-based indie rock band on Merge Records.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BUILT TO SPILL Influential indie rock band from Boise, ID.

    HOP ALONG Buzzworthy folk-punk band with strong female vocals and emo-influenced melodies.

    ALEX G Multi-instrumental lo-fi indie-pop artist who blurs the line between genres.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ROYAL VELVET Three-piece local rock band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    Hop Harvest. 4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway's "gather around the mic" approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes. 

Sunday, September 25

1 event

Live Music