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Wednesday, January 28

4 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    PARQUET COURTS High-energy, guitar-driven indie rock band from New York. See story on p. 12.

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

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $22.50. www.georgiatheatre.com

    REBELUTION Rock and reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA.

    KATCHAFIRE  New Zealand roots reggae band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EBN HAWK A collaborative project between local MC Ricky Digits and Pretty Bird's David Chandler.

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

    TRIPLE SEC GAYNGSTA No info available.

    DJ DEEPTHROAT Manny Lage spins hip hop.

  • 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, January 29

12 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • 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." Celebrating over 100 weekly shows in a row!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    THE INDEPENDENTS South Carolina-based punk rock band that has been "putting the fun back in funeral since 1992."

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

    BLACK CAT ATTACK Canadian death-punk outfit. 

    THE ANTAGONIZERS "Veteran laced" in-your-face rock group based in Atlanta.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Etienne Brasserie

    8:30 p.m. 706-850-8008

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken worn, film, magic and a variety of other surprises. Matt “Pistol” Stoessel will be the special musical guest.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES A psychedelic mixture of soul, blues and R&B from Birmingham, AL.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). 706-543-8283

    ARVIN SCOTT Local award-winning world and jazz percussionist performs a solo set and a full-band set.

    MARK MAXWELL & FRIENDS Guitarist and owner of Maxwell Sound Recording Studio leads a group of musicians.

    CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set.

    ¡MOYUBA! Local Latin-flavored percussion ensemble.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

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

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

    KIP BRADLEY Alt-country singer-songwriter from Tennessee.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MAC LEAPHART Singer-songwriter from Nashville plays a rowdy set of "blue-collar" county-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, January 30

12 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $12. www.buffaloscafe.com

    THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

    TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group.

    WEISSHUND Groovy rock group from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS Formerly known as A Lot More Less, this local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock tunes.

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

    METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi acoustic pop outfit.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    BRIDGES Local folk-rock group featuring Alex Young. Celebrate the release of the new Bridges CD. 

    THE WELCOME HOME Local four-piece indie rock band. 

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BRETT HARRIS "Mid-fi" artist from North Carolina specializing in indie-pop. 

    FABULOUS BIRD Pete Alvanos, drummer for Elf Power, plays a "string-strangling" set. 

  • 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

    9 p.m. 706-543-8283

    THE DIRK QUINN BAND Philidelphia native funk-improv group influenced by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. 

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

    THE MELLOWHAMMERS No information available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE KILOMETERS New local funk-jam band led by songwriter Logan Wallis.

  • 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. FREE! 706-546-0840

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • VFW

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

    J.C. BRIDWELL AND THE PSYCHO HILLBILLIES Country-rock musician from Cumming, GA.

Saturday, January 31

12 events

Live Music

  • Amici

    11 p.m. $5. 706-353-0000

    THE DANK BROTHERHOOD Members of the Funk Brotherhood and Dank Sinatra come together to celebrate the life of a fallen friend.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville, TN-based sloppy, lo-fi rock band with pop sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

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

    ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.

  • The Cigar Shop

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-850-5555

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    MIND BRAINS New local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    JOHN FERNANDES AND ALEC LIVADITIS Two local experimental musicians team up for a duo set.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    JIM WHITE VS. THE PACKWAY HANDLE BAND The acclaimed local singer-songwriter and bluegrass ensemble team up. CD release party! See story on p. 11.

    HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    DYLAN LEBLANC Louisiana-based singer-songwriter steeped in the alt-country tradition. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

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

    METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi acoustic pop outfit.

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

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    THE CASTE OUTS Native Georgian indie rock group creates music laden with "psychedelic fuzz."

    REAGAN BARTON No info available.

    ABE PARKER Singer-songwriter from Ohio.

  • 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

    9 p.m. $20. 706-543-8283

    PAPER DIAMOND Electronic producer and DJ from Colorado.

    NADASTROM D.C.-born, L.A.-based electro duo of Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom.

    TORRO TORRO Moombahton group from Toronto.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MIKE WATSON BAND Atlanta-based blues/Southern rock.

Sunday, February 1

2 events

Live Music

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • The World Famous

    Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002

    JOHN FERNANDES AND FRIENDS The local experimental musician performs with a cast of collaborators.

Monday, February 2

3 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Industry Appreciation Night. 5:30 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk tunes. 

    THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by songwriter Hannah Jones.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    FLYLEAF Heavy-metal outfit that combines angelic vocals with thrashing instrumentals.

    LULLWATER Polished local alternative rock band that explores grunge and Southern rock.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, February 3

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.

    FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

    JOHN CALVIN ABNEY Alt-country singer-songwriter hailing from Oklahoma.

    M. LOCKWOOD PORTER Folky songwriter from Berkeley, CA.

  • The Foundry

    Tailgate Tuesdays. 6 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SNOW WITE Grungy, Los Angeles-based psychedelic power-pop group.

    PERIOD BOMB Experimental punk band from Austin, TX.

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

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Member of local indie-pop group Helen Scott plays a solo set.

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.

    DARD DOG Ear-splitting images concocted by Pops Baron.

  • Live Wire

    Myriad. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8283

    MYRIAD HOUSE BAND Members of Partial Cinema, Monsoon and Saturn Valley lead an open jam session.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Wednesday, February 4

2 events

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TOM VISIONS' INTERACTIVE RECORDING PARTY Every Wednesday in February, Tom Visions hosts a interactive writing and recording session featuring a rotating cast of collaborators and audience participation. This features members of Magd, Lip Geration, Smokedog, Future Ape Tapes and more.

  • 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, February 5

6 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SMALL REACTIONS "Nerve-pop" band from Atlanta.

    NOVUS Psychedelic garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    KOKO BEWARE  Local lo-fi, upbeat summery indie-surf rock.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $27.50 (adv.), $33 (door). meltingpointathens.com

    LEON RUSSELL Legendary country-rock singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE WERKS "Psychedelic-dance-jam-funk-rock" band from Ohio.

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.

  • Live Wire

    Grand Opening! 9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door) www.livewireathens.com

    PASSAFIRE Savannah native reggae-rock band with a progressive feel. 

    LULLWATER Polished local alternative rock band that explores grunge and Southern 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, February 6

8 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    8 p.m. $3. www.buffaloscafe.com

    SONS OF KATIE ELDER New local folk-rock group.
  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE WELCOME HOME Local four-piece indie rock band.

    SON & THIEF Local indie rock band.

    JACOB MARTIN Athens-based singer-songwriter.
  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SHADE Local three-piece skews stoner riffs by sleight-of-hand over oceans of confusion. Frontwoman Phelan LaVelle throttles through dark, unlearned outsider jazz. 

    CHARTREUSE Drew Smith mixes heavy guitar with sample-driven drone. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric local buzz band with folky vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks.

    TRIATHALON Surfy, R&B-inspired indie-pop group from Savannah.

    WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.

  • The Foundry

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

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

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SHOOTER JENNINGS The son of Waylon Jennings, this Southern singer-songwriter plays country-inspired rock and roll.

    WAYMORE'S OUTLAWS Nashville-based country outfit featuring former members of Waylon Jennings' recording and touring 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.

  • 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.

Saturday, February 7

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    DAMS "Prog-soul" group from Atlanta.

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    WE BY THE SEA New local "edgy indie rock" three-piece.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    LAUGHLIN Local country duo with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BOOMBOX Vintage-oriented psychedelic group from Muscle Shoals, AL.

    MIKEY THUNDER Electro hip-hop artist with a reputation for bass-driven party 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    10 BANDS 10 MINUTES Local bands pay tribute to Sleater-Kinney with 10-minute sets. Featuring El Hollín, New Wives, Eureka California, Elysia Empyre, Sad Dads, Meth Wax, Juna, Emileigh Ireland, Tongues and Feather Trade.
  • Live Wire

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

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. 

Sunday, February 8

1 event

Live Music

  • The World Famous

    Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002

    PAUL MCHUGH Pilgrim frontman plays a stripped-down solo set.

    TWIN COURAGE Acoustic indie-folk duo from South Carolina.

Monday, February 9

1 event

Live Music

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002

    MIND OVER MIRRORS Acclaimed experimental project led by composer Jaime Fennelly and featuring Circuit des Yeux's Haley Fohr. 

    DANIEL BACHMAN Talented primitive fingerstyle guitarist and composer from North Carolina.

    TERMINALS Compositions for modular synthesizer from local musician Sam Frigard.

Tuesday, February 10

3 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

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

    CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON Singer-songwriter rooted in old country and folk, whose songs still manage to feel fresh, relevant and vital.
  • The Foundry

    Tailgate Tuesdays. 6 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    CODY JOHNSON BAND Country singer-songwriter with a crowd-pleasing vibe. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Wednesday, February 11

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    SWEETHEART DUETS HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month will highlight duet couples, featuring Erin Notarthomas and Chris PadgettMary Sigalas and Matt Yelton, Vicki and Rob McMaken, Karen Bergmann and James Cook, Sarah and Darrin Cook and Jean Moon and Patrick Harrell

  • 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, February 12

6 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE TOOTHE "Apocalyptic Americana" group from Asheville, NC.

    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.

    T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing "post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock."

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars.

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist. He'll be performing his "Bitter Suite" in its entirety.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $40. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies. This is a special acoustic show.

    WICK-IT THE INSTIGATOR Hip hop-centric DJ and producer that incorporates interesting samples and electronic bass.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $11. www.georgiatheatre.com

    AMERICAN AQUARIUM Southern roots-rock band from North Carolina.

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

  • 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, February 13

7 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    ELVIS AND HIS TCB BAND Elvis impersonator Chris Shupe's performance features The Burning Love Brass

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.

    LYDIA LOVELESS Edgy folk-country singer-songwriter from Columbus, OH.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). meltingpointathens.com

    ROBYN HITCHCOCK Known for fronting British art-rock band The Soft Boys, Hitchcock plays intricate, surrealist folk music. 

    EMMA SWIFT Australian singer-songwriter known for her beautifully lonesome vocals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $40. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies. This is a special acoustic show.

    WICK-IT THE INSTIGATOR Hip hop-centric DJ and producer that incorporates interesting samples and electronic bass.

  • 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. FREE! 706-546-4742

    SKYFOOT Hailing from Boston, MA, Skyfoot is a high-energy rock band combining elements of roots, funk, blues and country music.

  • 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.

Saturday, February 14

5 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7:30 p.m. $8. www.buffaloscafe.com

    DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays a set. This is a special Valentine's Day show.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.

    6 STRING DRAG Recently reunited alternative country act from Raleigh, NC.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6:30 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    AGAPE & SOUL VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW Featuring music from African Soul, Tashia Love, M. Lewis, Repunza and Velvet. Spoken Word artist The Jaguar and K. Shanta will also perform. Hosted by Akeeme Martin.

  • 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.

  • The Melting Point

    6:30 p.m. $35–$175. www.meltingpointathens.com

    FRANCINE REED Performs jazz standards by artists such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

    JAVA MONKEY Rock, soul, blues, jazz, R&B and funk band from Atlanta.

Sunday, February 15

2 events

Live Music

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring music from John Dunn &The Jazzman Band.

  • The World Famous

    Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002

    ANDY GONZALES Longtime Elephant 6 songwriter and Marshmallow Coast frontman performs.

Tuesday, February 17

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys.

    PAPA LEGBA New project that plays neo-New Orleans blues, voodoo folk and zydeco, capturing the spirit of the bayou with inspired originals as well old favorites flavored with a Louisiana twist.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Wednesday, February 18

1 event

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.

Thursday, February 19

4 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. 

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Angry Digweed and Variant.

  • 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, February 20

5 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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    SLOWRITER Atlanta-based experimental rock group led by songwriter Bryan Taylor.

    MUST BE THE HOLY GHOST Loop-based electro-rock project fronted by musician Jared Draughon.

    JACOB'S DILDOS Experimental group from North Carolina by way of Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Saturday, February 21

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness. 

    HARTLE ROAD Straightforward rock and roll band from Water Valley, MS.

    WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    JIM LAUDERDALE Multiple Grammy-winning Americana/bluegrass artist. 

  • 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

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

    THE HEARD Chicago-based funk and groove band.

    THE NAUGHTY PROFESSOR Louisiana-based acid jazz outfit. 

Sunday, February 22

1 event

Live Music

  • The World Famous

    Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002

    JAMES HUSBAND Elephant 6-er James Huggins III (of Montreal, Elf Power) plays a set of tunes.

Tuesday, February 24

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    Tailgate Tuesdays. 6 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    CHRIS BANDI St. Louis native and country/rock artist. 

    CASEY EDGAR Motown-inspired country singer-songwriter. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Wednesday, February 25

1 event

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.

Thursday, February 26

3 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $12 (adv.) $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD Southern jam-rock group featuring Cyril Neville and Devon Allman. 

  • 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, February 27

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    THE POWDER ROOM Local heavyweight trio of Gene Woolfolk, Aaron Sims and Bubba McDonald playing noisy "ramp-rock." 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS Popular Americana band from Nashville.

    ANGALEENA PRESLEY Country singer known for her work with the Pistol Annies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Saturday, February 28

2 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country.

    STONERIDER Atlanta-based rock group.

    BROTHER HAWK Bluesy, riff-based rock and roll band from Atlanta.

  • 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.