COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, July 30

15 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    GENERATIONS New project consisting of Liam Parke, Evan Bradford and Jamaica Miller, playing originals and well-known folk covers (8 a.m.)

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

  • Buffalo's Café

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

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DEMITRI Groove-metal outfit from Atlanta.

    FALLOW Local three-piece "Southern metal" band.

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

    VOLT Athens-based heavy rock duo.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

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

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

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

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

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

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    SIDEKICK Japanese hardcore punk group.

    STRATEGIC WARHEADS Atlanta-based punk group.

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    MUDDY WATER REVIVAL Athans-based country/Americana outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.

Sunday, July 31

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Normaltown Hall

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

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

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

  • The World Famous

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 1

5 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    KATHERINE BALL A taste of Southern gothic blues.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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

    MOSURA Four-piece death metal band from Atlanta.

    BEAST MODE Intense local heavy metal group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, August 2

5 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 3

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    W. FREEMAN LEVERETT Local guitarist and songwriter performs a solo set.

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based soft-psych-pop project.

    ECHO CONSTANT Local sample-based electronic project.

  • 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.

  • Your Pie

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

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

Thursday, August 4

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

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

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

  • The Foundry

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

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    REVERENDS Atlanta garage-rock band fronted by singer Dandy Lee Strickland.

    VOTARIES Psychedelic rock group from Asheville, NC.

    MATT HOLLYWOOD Indie rock musician formerly of Brian Jonestown Massacre spins a DJ 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 New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

    DAMIEN KAPCALA Local keyboardist and songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, August 5

13 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

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

    ZENITH BLUE Five local teens playing rock covers and originals.

  • The Foundry

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

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

    EASTVILLE BELLE New local country/Americana outfit.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    VINYL THIEF Electro-rock band from Nashville, TN.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    REAP Local punk group. Formerly known as Christ Fucker.

    SMALL SCIENCE Experimental folk project featuring a member of Family and Friends.

    FOOKIN' A No info available.

    MAIZY N GARY Two local musicians team up.

    BROOKLYN VANITY Local drag performer.
  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SIMONE ZACCARIA-JEFFERS Local singer-songwriter playing original rock 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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    TREE TOPS Jammy progressive rock band from Knoxville, TN.

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    MUDDY WATER REVIVAL Athans-based country/Americana outfit.

Saturday, August 6

12 events

Live Music

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

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

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

  • Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville

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

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    STONERIDER Atlanta-based rock group.

  • The Foundry

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

    DOMINO New local Van Morrison tribute act fronted by singer Greg Hester.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    HAWAII DAWG-O A benefit for the GRACE Fund at UGA's Vet College, featuring music from the Sonic Groove Band.

  • Go Bar

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

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    DOUG KEES & MOONSHINE Performing music from Led Zeppelin I and II.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Live Wire

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

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

    TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SLOW CLAP Local power trio plays funky fusion-rock.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840.

    NEW DIXIE BLUES Classic melodies and instrumentation with influences from blues and rock to country.

Sunday, August 7

2 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    73 p.m. 706-613-3650

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Unity Athens

    1:45 p.m. FREE! www.unityathens.com

    EDDIE WATKINS JR. Renowned session bassist who has performed with Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, Santana, Cher and many others.

Monday, August 8

5 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE UGLY ARCHITECT Colorado-based indie folk project.

    SOUND OF CERES Rising dream-pop group from Fort Collins, CO.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HOLLIS BROWN Rock and roll band from Queens, NY.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, August 9

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHER FORE Local band influenced by Pink Floyd.

    THE STIR Rock band from Athens and Atlanta.

    FALCO BROWN Funky, soulful local indie rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE MANEUVERS Scrappy pop-punk group from Washington, D.C.

    GRAPE SODA This local duo plays spastic, psychedelic synthpop driven by organ and drums.

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

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    WALKER LUKENS Singer-songwriter from Austin, TX.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of classic hip hop and '80s boogie.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and former member of indie-pop group Helen Scott performs.

    ELIOT EIDELMAN Psychedelic folk singer-songwriter from Southern California.

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

    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.

    DOUG HOYER Local chamber-pop singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    COLIN MANKO TRIO Local force Colin Manko is joined by Phillip Mayer (Kishi Bashi) and Mike Beshara (Indie Killed the Pop Star) for a set of jazz.

Wednesday, August 10

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CIRCLE OF TOTEMS Dark, droning synthwave with intense vocals.

    TIN FOIL HAT Synthpop band from Asheville, NC.

    ISAAK PANCAKE Experimental pop-hop group with interesting beats.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FORT DEFIANCE Folk trio from Nashville, TN.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, August 11

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    2 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, August 12

13 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GEEZER Local band Come What May masquerades as Weezer.

    NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TANGO HAMBRE New local project from musician Abel Kleinbaum.

    THE HONKY-TONKA TRUCKS New local alt-country outfit.
  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE COLOUR NEGATIVE Pop-rock band from Atlanta.

    SON & THIEF Melodic and lush local indie rock band.

    REVEL IN ROMANCE Indie pop-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

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

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    2 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    APALACHEE CROSSING No info available.

  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

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

Saturday, August 13

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. 

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

    DESIGN COMPANY Country-influenced rock group from Perry.

    EPIFECTS Ambient alternative rock band from Atlanta.
  • Front Porch Book Store

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family 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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    ATHENS GUAPFEST Featuring Houdinne, Autobhan, Branstone, DJ Golden and more.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    2 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. www.athenspopfest.com

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

Sunday, August 14

1 event

Live Music

Monday, August 15

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FLORIST Post-pop band led by sonwgriter Emily Sprague.

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

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

    MY SON GORDEAUX Half Atlanta, half Athens, full on DIY sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    THE DEVYL NELLYS Funky, soulful rock group from New Jersey.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, August 16

3 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 17

2 events

Live Music

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    RADIO BIRDS Bluesy, Americana-leaning rock band from Atlanta.

    THE GEORGIA FLOOD Atlanta-based indie-blues band.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, August 18

5 events

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

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

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LUKE COMBS Country singer-songwriter from North Carolina.

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

    JOBE FORTNER Country music singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, August 19

10 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    IDES OF JUNE Alt-rock band from Atlanta.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

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

    VAPERROR Dreamy, intricate local vaporwave producer.

  • The Foundry

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

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

    JACOB DAVIS Country singer-songwriter from Nashville.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    VEGABONDS Alternative Americana band from Auburn, AL.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    ASHLEY RIVERA BAND Country singer-songwriter out of Atlanta.

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

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BYOG Funky jam band from Charleston, SC.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar, from rock to reggae, Americana to experimental.

Saturday, August 20

12 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

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

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MARC SCIBILIA Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter.

    ELLIOT ROOT Fresh and impactful alternative rock artist from Nashville.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BAMA GAMBLERS Dirty blues and Southern rock band from Auburn, AL.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    RANS THOMAS Local singer-songwriter influenced by traditional country icons like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.

  • Southern Brewing Company

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

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

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Sunday, August 21

1 event

Live Music

Monday, August 22

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Tuesday, August 23

2 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 24

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BLACK PUSSY Rock and roll band that sounds "like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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

    MARADEEN Five-piece rock group from Nashville, TN. 

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, August 25

2 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.  

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Friday, August 26

7 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.

  • 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.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    WINFIELD & BOYS Seasoned country-rock group from Savannah. 

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • 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

6 events

Live Music

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    HEAVY MOJO Alternative hip hop group from Atlanta.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

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

Monday, August 29

2 events

Live Music

Tuesday, August 30

1 event

Live Music