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Monday, June 26

2 events

Live Music

Tuesday, June 27

5 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos.

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

    TWEN Nashville-based psych-rock group.

  • The Foundry

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

    BENSON & LEINWEBER Two talented local folk guitarists team up.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CRACKA PACK Hip-hop trio from Macon.

    HUSKO DON WALL Trap-influenced hip-hop MC.

    MIKE D Singer and rapper with a poppy sound.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    KILLICK Freeform experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from instruments like his H'arpeggione and his "harp guitar," Big Red.

    SHANE PARISH Solo guitarist from Asheville, NC known as a member of avant-garde rock band Ahleuchatistas.

    LEA LEA Dreamy indie-folk artist from Atlanta.

    LEBO JENKINS Atlanta musician playing "alien Appalachian, old-time tunes and American Primitive compositions on banjo and scordatura guitar."

    MICHAEL PIERCE Local experimental artist known for his projects Leisure Service and Wet Garden. 

    BIG IFF Local experimental performer.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, '90s and 2000s music.

Wednesday, June 28

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MYFEVER Alt-rock group from Atlanta.

    GUMLOG Jangly, melodic local indie-rock group.

    DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke and featuring Devin Dennis, Daniel Toole, Hughes Taylor, Matt McKinney, Greg Hester and Jaclyn Steele.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    :LOVESONGS Athens-based experimental band with jazz, electronic and metal influences.

    BAGHOUSE Local experimental group that explores instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PADGETT & POULIN Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter Chris Padgett teams with violinist Adam Poulin.

  • 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, June 29

8 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    '90S NIGHT A night of '90s covers, featuring Inhouse Driveby (Rage Against the Machine), Murder the Mood (Blink-182), Dookie Brothers (Green Day) and Olde World Monkeys (Alice in Chains).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BAGHOUSE Local experimental group that explores instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell uses synths and other unconventional instruments to create a psychedelic stew.

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 7 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    NIGHT FEVER New duo featuring Ansley Stewart and Jason Fuller playing '70s hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

    OF GOOD NATURE North Carolina band that blends rock, reggae and funk.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KEVIN GREEN TRIO L.A.-based keyboardist Green plays jazz originals and standards with his trio.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

    DEADPAN NANCY Playing bluegrass songs and non-bluegrass songs that have been bluegrassed.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE VOODOO FIX Los Angeles-based band with a gritty and soulful take on blues-rock.

Friday, June 30

13 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    KINGS PEAK Heavy metal band out of Atlanta.

    VETERUM Atlanta-based four-piece metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    GEEZER Local Weezer tribute band.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    DAVID BARBE & INWARD DREAM EBB The Athens scene legend performs a set of new material from his upcoming solo album, backed by members of New Madrid. See Calendar Pick on p. 11.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays shoegaze-inspired garage-rock.

    TRYCOH New local band featuring Frank Mcdonald, Matt Nelson and Aaron Simms.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, Latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    GREG CARTWRIGHT The frontman for legendary garage-rockers the Oblivians performs.

    FUCKING CORNDOGS Local Minutemen tribute act.

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    IMMATERIAL POSSESSION New, Atlanta-based duo.

    VAMP CAMP No info available.

    THE SOUND STATION New local garage-rock group.

    DJS TWIN POWERS & SLIP & FALL Two DJs team up to lead a dance party.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PLAN Z No info available.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    SACRED HOLLOW Local band playing loud, catchy hard rock with a bite.

    SCARLET STITCH Local group with blues and Southern rock influences.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. www.3railroad.org

    WILD PONIES Alt-country duo from Nashville.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group.

Saturday, July 1

10 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    SOJOURN Emotionally charged local hard rock band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock.

    MEAN QUEEN New local rock band featuring members of Chrissakes and We Versus the Shark.

    SMALL BEIGE GIRL Local punk band described as "the music equivalent of a successfully completed two-point conversion."

  • Downtown Athens

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    INDEPENDENCE DAY ROOFTOP PARTY Featuring music from The Splitz BandGroove Crew Band, John Boy and Surround Sound Band and Bahdum Boys.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    COYOTE ANYWAY Athens/Atlanta-based roots quartet.

    DOUG HOYER Local chamber-pop singer-songwriter.

    THE OLD PAINTS Alabama-based group that touches on power-pop, psychedelia, glam and punk.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    6 STRING DRAG Influential alt-country band from Athens and North Carolina.

    MIC HARRISON & THE HIGH SCORE Rocking Americana outfit from Knoxville, TN.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    ZENITH BLUE Five local musicians playing rock covers and originals. This is a Led Zeppelin cover set.

    INHOUSE DRIVEBY New local Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. 

Sunday, July 2

4 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • The Foundry

    1 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL An all-day celebration of roots music, featuring Packway Handle Band, Pullin' Strings, Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, Caleb Caudle, Lera Lynn, Norma Rae, Athens Cowboy Choir, Drew Kohl, North Georgia Bluegrass Band, Cortez Garza, Between Naybors and O'Connell & Parke. See Calendar Pick on p. 11.

  • Iron Factory

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

    PARADISE PATIO A weekly LGBTQ-friendly series focusing on eclectic techno and deep-house electronica, hosted by DJ Zelium.

  • The World Famous

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

    DAVID BARBE Local luminary and studio engineer performs with special guests.

Monday, July 3

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PLASTIC PINKS Miami-based psychedelic garage-rock band.

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.

    NOSEEUM Local four-piece bummergaze band with a lush, psych-tinged sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DRU HILL Famed R&B group that rose to prominence in the 1990s.

    DJ MALIK No info available.

  • 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, July 4

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, July 5

3 events

Live Music

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    CHRIS HAMPTON TRIO A versatile band that plays covers, originals and gladly takes requests.

  • 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

    9:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    SATYR Proggy post-hardcore group from Atlanta.

    TRASH Hartwell-based punk band.

    A BOY NAMED JOHN Pop-punk band from New Jersey.

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

Thursday, July 6

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HIVEHEAD Garage-punk band from Johnson City, TN.

    FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens psych-rock four-piece.

    KINGFISHER HEIGHTS New local group playing lo-fi pop.

    TIM FOLEY Member of local band Bosco plays a solo set.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ANNIE MERKLEY Singer-songwriter and leader of former Athens band Annie & Her Guns performs.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE ARTISANALS Charleston, SC indie rock band led by songwriters Johnny Delaware and Clay Houle.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    KASONDRA ROSE Florida-based singer-songwriter with pop, jazz and indie influences.

Friday, July 7

9 events

Live 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.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    AYO RIVER Atlanta-based indie-pop band.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    NEWMONEY Alternative hip-hop project out of Atlanta.

    LUKE BASS Athens-based new wave and electronic producer.

    PANSY Athens punk band influenced by raw '80s hardcore.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock.

  • The Foundry

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

    CAMP TWITCH & SHOUT BENEFIT This concert, featuring Aaron Gibson (from "The Voice"), The Vinyl Strangers and Rick Fowler and Friends, will benefit Camp Twitch and Shout, as well as programs for those affected by Tourette's syndrome.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    TRISTEN Versatile, Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter.

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

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHIMMY & THE BURNS Country-influenced folk rock band from Knoxville, TN.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JIM COOK High-energy solo blues performer with strong vocals, slide guitar and "swamp stomp."

Saturday, July 8

3 events

Live Music

Sunday, July 9

2 events

Live Music

  • Iron Factory

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

    PARADISE PATIO A weekly LGBTQ-friendly series focusing on eclectic techno and deep-house electronica, hosted by DJ Zelium.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    SICK DIN Solo avant-garde pop project of NYC musician Bethany Dinsick.

    ROMANTIC THRILLER "Spooky, loquacious synthpop" by Brooklyn artist Rebecca Huston.

    ISAAK PANCAKE Solo drum and electronic project from Art Contest's Garrett Burke.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

Monday, July 10

1 event

Live Music

  • Your Pie

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-1510 (Watkinsville location)

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Tuesday, July 11

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    BEAU & LUCI Folk-rock sister-sister duo from South Georgia.

    MICHAEL LOGEN Nashville-based solo Americana artist.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MARADEEN High-energy five-piece rock group from Nashville. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singer-songwriters from Athens and across the country. This week features Uncle Dave Griffin and Ty Manning.

Wednesday, July 12

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHERS The popular indie-rock band's leader, Kristine Leschper, plays an intimate solo set.

    GROUP STRETCHING Local post-pop project led by Mothers' Matthew Anderegg.

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-baed DIY musician, songwriter and visual artist.

    BIG HART Downer-folk project from local musician William Marks.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school jams, groovy funk and sweet pop.

    JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son team up for an experimental instrumental set.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite folk, rock, R&B and country covers and some of his own tunes.

  • 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, July 13

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE SHOEGAZERS No info available.

    BY SMALL RUIN Local alternative rock band.

    EPIFECTS Ambient alternative rock band from Atlanta.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK High-energy solo blues performer with strong vocals, slide guitar and "swamp stomp."

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SONGWRITERS INVASION Featuring performances by Claire Campbell, LeeAnn Peppers, Bed Deth and Emily Backus.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    WRITERS IN THE ROUND Featuring intimate performances from John Swilley, Michael Lesousky, Cortez Garza, Richard Chamberlain and Sarah Zuniga.

Friday, July 14

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    BIG MORGAN Local band that plays a rhythmic, high-energy brand of garage-rock.

    FRUIT & FLOWERS Surfy psych-punk band from Brooklyn.

    BREATHERS Synth-pop group from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (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!

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HARDY AND THE HARDKNOCKS Local singer-songwriter T. Hardy Morris and his band play twangy, raucous folk-rock. 

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

    FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, July 15

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CLUB SILENCIO Atlanta musician Jeffrey Butzer presents music from the films of David Lynch, featuring Don Chambers and Thayer Sarrano.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $65 (adv.), $70 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DWIGHT YOAKAM The legendary honky-tonk artist performs a set of career-spanning songs.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BANDITOS Eclectic, psych-tinged rock and roll band from Nashville.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    YALLWEH New local psych-rock band featuring members of Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Coast, Dark Meat and Harvey Milk. Album release show!

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this mid-'90s Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Funkadelic rapper and sample-obsessed producer from Athens.

Sunday, July 16

1 event

Live Music

  • Iron Factory

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

    PARADISE PATIO A weekly LGBTQ-friendly series focusing on eclectic techno and deep-house electronica, hosted by DJ Zelium.

Monday, July 17

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    STRAND OF OAKS Melodic, driving rock and roll courtesy of songwriter Timothy Showalter and band. 

    JASON ANDERSON New Hampshire-based folk-rock singer-songwriter.

Tuesday, July 18

2 events

Live Music

Wednesday, July 19

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COUGAR SWEAT Two-man garage-rock band from Kennesaw.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COOL KNIGHTZ Local five-piece band playing AM Gold hits.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    PULLIN' STRINGS Bluegrass band playing a mix of originals and covers from the likes of The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.

  • 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, July 20

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SHASTA RAY Poppy surf-rock band from North Carolina featuring members of The Nude Party.

    MORAL COMBAT Emo and power-pop group from Boone, NC.

Friday, July 21

6 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE STEEL WHEELS Virginia four-piece playing a seamless blend of folk-rock and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band playing a special set in honor of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 50th anniversary.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 Local seven-piece klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m. www.sighinjuly.com

    SIGH IN JULY A two-day festival featuring performances from Universal Sigh, Voodoo Visionary, Kenosha Kid, Groove Fetish, Jahman Brahman, I.R.E., Mister Tie Dye, Partials, Cycles, Hedonistas, Kilroy Kobra, Harvey Funkwalker, Athens Tango Project, Tallulah George, The Night Shift, Sunny South Blues Band and Heart of Pine.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, July 22

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    UNDEAD VIKING MAFIA Atlanta-based sludge-metal outfit.

    GUILLOTINE Death-metal band from Atlanta.

    OVERWHELMED Black- and doom-metal group from Atlanta.
  • 40 Watt Club

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

    INHOUSE DRIVEBY New local Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." 

    CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school jams, groovy funk and sweet pop.

    BANDED No info available.

  • The Foundry

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

    YACHT ROCK SCHOONER Spinoff of the wildly popular smooth-rock cover outfit Yacht Rock Revue, playing an all-Steely Dan set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ROBERT EARL KEEN The Americana musician and Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee performs.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m. www.sighinjuly.com

    SIGH IN JULY A two-day festival featuring performances from Universal Sigh, Voodoo Visionary, Kenosha Kid, Groove Fetish, Jahman Brahman, I.R.E., Mister Tie Dye, Partials, Cycles, Hedonistas, Kilroy Kobra, Harvey Funkwalker, Athens Tango Project, Tallulah George, The Night Shift, Sunny South Blues Band and Heart of Pine.

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org

    CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Camp Amped concludes with young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp. 

Sunday, July 23

2 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic, Atlanta-based rock band.

    CRUNCHY Athens-based "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    PARADISE PATIO A weekly LGBTQ-friendly series focusing on eclectic techno and deep-house electronica, hosted by DJ Zelium.

Tuesday, July 25

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    :LOVESONGS Athens-based experimental band with jazz, electronic and metal influences.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell uses synths and other unconventional instruments to create a psychedelic stew.

Wednesday, July 26

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE ALARM Iconic UK folk-rock band led by singer Mike Peters.

    DODD FERRELLE Lyrical folk-rock from songwriter and Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BLACKFOOT GYPSIES Blues- and country-influenced garage-rock band from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $28 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    JIMMY HERRING & THE INVISIBLE WHIP The Aquarium Rescue Unit and Allman Brothers Band guitarist plays with his new group.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • 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, July 27

2 events

Live Music