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.
THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.
RACHEL O'NEAL Local acoustic act.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ A set of jazz tunes for your dinnertime pleasure, usually led by pianist Rand Lines and featuring various guests. Every Friday!
HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can't go wrong here.
PRISMA Athens-based jam band.
KARBOMB High-speed local punk band.
CAMPAIGN Pop-tinged punk band out of Atlanta.
GRIM PICKINS & THE BASTARD CONGREGATION Thrash/punk meets angry, dark Southern blues.
MANGER Speed thrash metal "with a dash of Satan." The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals.
THE SWANK Local "urban rock" band that combines the intensity and grit of punk with the delivery and attitude of hip-hop.
FAR FROM CALIFORNIA Nu-grunge band from Winder, GA.
YOU LIKE IT, I LOVE IT Straightforward rock and roll with bluesy and soulful undertones.
DAYBREAKER No info available.
GREAT PEACOCK Nashville musicians Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd play Southern-tinged indie folk.
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
ANDERS AND KENDALL A collaboration between lauded songwriters Anders Parker and Kendall Meade. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
JAMES HUSBAND Elephant 6-er James Huggins III plays a set of tunes. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
PETER ALVANOS Fabulous Bird songwriter performs a solo set.
STEVEN TRIMMER Guitarist for Grass Giraffes and Glasscrafts, Trimmer's songwriting is indebted to Athens' psych-pop history.
MIKEY DWYER & THE STARTER KITS Old school-inspired rock out of Athens.
SPIRIT HAIR Combining elements of psychedelic rock, power-pop, blues, jam and Americana.
GOLDEN BROWN Side project of Spirit Hair's Neil Golden.
MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
OUTER SPACES Folk-pop band fronted by songwriter Cara Beth Satalino. This is the band's last local show before Satalino heads out on tour and then moves to Baltimore.
FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.
SEA OF DOGS This local group, fronted by songwriter Emily Armond, plays sweet, intuitive folk tunes.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
FORT KNOX Local songwriters Josh Daniels and Louis Phillip P Lo play a collaborative set.
CARS CAN BE BLUE Sweetly sarcastic lo-fi pop trio of Becky Brooks, Nate Mitchell and bassist Jeremy Dyson. "Our songs are catchier than genital warts," says the band.
LOS MEESFITS Misfits covers done Cuban salsa style!
INCENDIARIES Ladies of pedigree enforcing angular sensibilities. Featuring Mandy Branch, Mary Joyce, Erika Rickson and Erica Strout.
Weekly "Try Clay" classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter's wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. "Family Try Clay" classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net
Country-western-style line dance lessons. Every Friday. Come ride Pandemonium, the mechanical bull!
Comedy by Mat Lewis and Luke Fields, slap stick burlesque by Effie's Club Follies and live music by Cars Can be Blue, Incendiaries and Los Meesfits. Proceeds help local musician and Los Meesfits member Hernandez with medical expenses.
A support and social group for mothers to find out about upcoming events, community resources and more. Children welcome. Meets every Tuesday & Friday, 9:30–11:30 a.m. www.athensga.motherscenter.org
Kick off the teen summer reading program with prizes, DIY carnival snacks, games and a preview of the summer reading program.
Casa de Amistad offers pottery workshops for Latino women.
DJ KEIS & DJ SEOUL0 Local DJ duo mixes up the hottest party music for a high-energy set.
(Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589
Local small businesses interested in presenting exhibition booths at the Small Business Summit should register online. The summit is a resource fair featuring breakout sessions, panel discussions and information booths. Register by May 24. Summit: May 31, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $350–660 (booth), $55 (to attend). www.smallbizathens.com
Digital photography contest focused on health, people, nature and parks. Prizes will be awarded to the top three contributors. For ages 50 & up. Email photos by May 24. 706-613-3603, firstname.lastname@example.org