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Saturday, August 1

14 events

Live Music

  • 9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    TURBOJANGLES Southern rock and roll with a hell of a lot of soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $2 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    DIGNITY OF LABOUR New wave cover band.

    ASPHYXIATION Joy Division tribute act.

    XXXXS INXS tribute band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

    FRANNIE No info available.

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

    JONES COLLEGE RADIO Formerly known as Wild Abandon, this local band plays a blend of baroque pop and acidwave.

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • 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. 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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE LUBBERS Beatles tribute act featuring Kevin Lane, Jay Gonzalez, Chris Grehan and Matt Lane.

  • 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. 706-395-6877

    TIMI CONLEY & FRIENDS Wild pop spurs from the edgy monsterbrain of this local musician. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. $5 (door), FREE! (w/ wristband). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLOPFEST Night three of the four-night festival, featuring Forces, All-City Cannonballers, Hunger Anthem, Waitress, Crunchy, Seagulls, Donny Knottsville, Vincas, Faux Ferocious, The Powder Room, Motherfucker and DJ Reindeer Games. See story on p. 11.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

Sunday, August 2

5 events

Live Music

Monday, August 3

3 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Industry Night. 5:30 p.m. FREE (service industry workers), $12. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

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

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    SOVIA TALVIK Swedish neo-folk singer-songwriter.

  • 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, August 4

3 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 5

6 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    SUMMER JAZZ JUBILEE Hosts Mary Sigalas and Colin Manko celebrate a different jazz subgenre each week, with special guests and a post-show open jazz jam. This week is a tribute to New Orleans jazz. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THOMAS & OLIVIA Members of Thomas Wynn & the Believers play a stripped-down duo set.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $10 (under 21). www.livewireathens.com

    LITTLE TYBEE Atlanta-based folk band drawing from a variety of influences like jazz, Tropicalia and even Motown to color its indie-folk pop ballads.

    WALDEN Georgia native four piece playing smooth rock influenced by Mumford and Sons and Coldplay. 

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running local dance 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.

  • The World Famous

    11 p.m. 706-543-4002

    THOMAS & OLIVIA Members of Thomas Wynn & the Believers play a stripped-down duo set.

Thursday, August 6

8 events

Live Music

  • 8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • 10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GOLDWING Atlanta-based four-piece alt-rock group.

    MATEJA Dark folk act from Nashville, TN.

    CODY HUGGINS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    JONES COLLEGE RADIO Formerly known as Wild Abandon, this local band plays a blend of baroque pop and acidwave.

    COMA SERFS Psychedelic garage-rock group from Portland, OR.
  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MAC LEAPHART Nashville-based country-rock singer-songwriter.

Friday, August 7

7 events

Live Music

  • 6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays a set of favorites.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MANGER Speed thrash metal "with a dash of Satan." The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals.

    TREEPHORT Long-running, goofy punk/ska act from Marietta.

    BEAST MODE Local heavy metal group.
  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    FOLKLORDS Experimental improv-jazz outfit from New York City led by composer Jason Ajemian.

    KENOSHA KID Guitarist Dan Nettles and drummer Jason Nazary present an "Oceans Duo" duo set of free-flowing music inspired by waves, windstorms and sandcastles.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LIQUID DYNAMITE New group featuring Dwayne Holloway.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. 706-543-4002

    WHAT MOON THINGS Indie rock band from New Paltz, NY influenced by groups like Modest Mouse and The Cure.

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

    JACKSON SCOTT Psych-pop songwriter from Asheville, NC. 

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

Saturday, August 8

7 events

Live Music

Sunday, August 9

1 event

Live Music

Monday, August 10

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ELENI MANDELL Country-influenced singer-songwriter on Yep Rock Records.

    COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS Singer-songwriter from Arizona.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month's Hoot features The Ale RaisersHog-Eyed Roosters and The Dixieland 5. Maggie Hunter opens and hosts.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur, GA.

    KELLEY SWINDALL Bluesy folk music from Stone Mountain, GA. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, August 11

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PILGRIM Local rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JACK & THE BEAR Folk-rock outfit from Ann Arbor, MI.

  • The Office Lounge

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    FIONA CORINNE Singer-songwriter performing pop-rock influenced by musical theater.

Wednesday, August 12

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHER FORE Local band influenced by Pink Floyd.

    BOSCO Songwriter Brittany Bosco presents an alternative take on R&B.

    GREG MERIDETH No info available.

  • The Foundry

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

    SUMMER JAZZ JUBILEE Hosts Mary Sigalas and Colin Manko celebrate a different jazz subgenre each week, with special guests and a post-show open jazz jam. This week is a tribute to Latin jazz.

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    THE VIBRATONES No info available.

  • 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 13

6 events

Live Music

  • 8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OF THE VINE Instrumental post-rock outfit from Atlanta.

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk rock duo.
  • 40 Watt Club

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

    MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.

    GRAND New, Athens-based alternative-pop four piece.

    PRETTY MUCH New local rock four-piece featuring a former member of Monsoon.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Back to School Bash. 8 p.m. $8. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band does a tribute to Kool & The Gang.

    DANK Bluesy, Atlanta-based jam-rock band. Formerly known as Dank Sinatra.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

Friday, August 14

7 events

Live Music

  • 6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper and her band perform gorgeous, haunting folk-rock.

    ART CONTEST Math-rock band from South Carolina.

  • The Foundry

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

    BAND OF OZ Long-running North Carolina-based oldies collective playing beach and soul music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ZERO BEACH Atlanta-based rock band formerly known as Stalking Louisiana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ELI YOUNG BAND Country-rock group from Texas known for hit singles like "Crazy Girl."

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    COPIOUS JONES Original rock band from Atlanta. 

Saturday, August 15

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room.

    POWERLOAD AC/DC cover band that delivers a rock and roll kick in each song.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    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

    Hi-5 Fest. On the Rooftop. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters plays electro-based, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

    BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group.

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.

    PARTIAL CINEMA This local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving.

    BORDERHOP TRIO High lonesome pickin' and singing from Athens' own bluegrass outfit.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    QUIABO DE CHAPEAU Brazilian funk ensemble out of Atlanta, bringing dancing and Carnaval to the stage. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SATSUMA Members of the Freshtones and other local acts collaborate to produce a unique, fresh sound.

Monday, August 17

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE DUSTY 45s High-energy Seattle rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

  • Normaltown Hall

    8 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    DANNY KROHA Bluesy, Detroit-based singer-songwriter and founding member of garage-rockers The Gories.

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. 

    JAKE XERXES FUSSELL North Carolina-based psychedelic folk singer-songwriter.
  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, August 18

2 events

Live Music

Wednesday, August 19

2 events

Live Music

  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • 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 20

5 events

Live Music

  • 8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LA LUZ Surf-influenced garage-pop buzz band from Seattle.

    BOYTOY Brooklyn-based indie rock trio.

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

    WANDA Eclectic local electro-pop quartet.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    FLOCO TORRES Macon-based alternative hip hop artist.

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

    THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BYOG Funky jam band from Charleston, SC.

Friday, August 21

4 events

Live Music

  • 6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown! This is a "Hawaiian luau" show with heavy hors d'oeuvres.

  • The Foundry

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KITE TO THE MOON Wild pop spurring from the edgy monsterbrain of Timi Conley, joined by the rhythm section of Jay Rodgers and Andrew Hanmer. Album release show!

Saturday, August 22

2 events

Live Music

Monday, August 24

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HOUSTON IN THE BLIND New local three-piece fronted by songwriter Charlie Garrett.

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

Tuesday, August 25

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, August 26

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local noise-pop group.

    FAKE FLOWERS Athens- and Atlanta-based shoegaze-inspired pop band. 

    STAY AT HOME DAD Local solo electronic artist.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    FAR FROM CALIFORNIA Nu-grunge band from Winder, GA.

    OP8 No info available.
  • Live Wire

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

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • 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 27

4 events

Live Music

  • 8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SON & THIEF Melodic and lush local indie rock band.

    COMPASS & ROSE Atlanta-based indie-pop group. 

    BRICE CRITES Singer-songwriter from Flowery Branch.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $21. www.georgiatheatre.com

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

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

Friday, August 28

4 events

Live Music

  • 6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PLEASURE POINT Local hip hop/noise-pop group formerly known as Cottonmouth. 

    FAKE PALMS Noisy pop band from Toronto.

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop. 

    HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, highly psychedelic electronic sounds from Jonathan Miller. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS High-energy rock and roll band from Baltimore, MD influenced by soul and country music.

    SLEEPWALKERS Eccentric psych-pop group from Richmond, VA.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $21. www.georgiatheatre.com

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

Saturday, August 29

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    CALEB CAUDLE New Orleans-based songwriter playing soulful alt-country and roots-pop.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    HELEN DODGE Soulful acoustic music that occasionally dips into psychedelia.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN. This is the band's "farewell tour."

Monday, August 31

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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