COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, February 11

15 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    SPACE A ROCK BAND Rock and roll collective.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.

    SLANG Atlanta-based four-piece rock band.

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

  • 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. See story on p. 15.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

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

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie. This is a special evening of "sweetheart jazz."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONE BAND Funky, hip hop-influenced blues-rock band from Florida.

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits.

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

  • The Grotto

    11 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local band playing smokin' folk-country/Southern rock and roll. 

  • 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    LUIS BARBIERA Guitar player and accomplished composer who is a member of the collective Habana Abierta. The show is part of Cuba and the US South: A Shared History, an international symposium exploring the ties between Cuba and the Southern United States stretching back to the antebellum era.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    STRUNG LIKE A HORSE "Gypsy-punk-garage-grass" group from Chattanooga.

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

    BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band.

  • Normaltown Hall

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

    STEZE Local MC and former Georgia Bulldogs player Justin Scott-Wesley performs. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    STERLING Athens-based hip hop artist.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SOUTHERN BRED CO. Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

  • The Office Lounge

    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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

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

  • The World Famous

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

    NICHOLAS MALLIS Mallis' music is "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond."

    YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.

    CASSO Former Programs member Robby Casso performs solo.

  • Your Pie

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

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."

Friday, February 12

14 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to a vintage video game while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage. 

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting, virtuosic local rock and roll band.

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Unity Collective USA. 8 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    THE BERGAMOT Brooklyn-based husband/wife indie-folk duo.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SIGNAL MOUNTAIN New project from Marie Uhler (Eureka California), featuring "fuzzy hug pop melodies."

    BEE TERROR THING New "intellectual dance skronk" project from Tunabunny's Brigette Heron.

    IZZY TRUE Indie rock four-piece from Ithaca, NY.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. See story on p. 15.

    WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman takes folk and gives it an electric edge.

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.

  • The Foundry

    Wounded Warrior Project/Fisher House Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    FLOW MOTION Local classic rock cover band.

    SOUTHERN CROSS A country-rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BIG SMO Larger-than-life country rapper playing a mix of rock and hip hop.

    DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FART JAR No info available.

    RICKY AND HIS DIGITS Local MC who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu Tang Clan, and Eminem as influences.

    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. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    GYPSY WILDCATS Comprised of Antoon Speters, Andrea DeMarcus, John Norris, John Prechtel and Keiko Ishibashi, the Gypsy Wildcats are a big, fun foray into gypsy and old-time music.

    SWEET AUBURN STRING BAND Quirky Americana outfit out of 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

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

    MINORCAN Lo-fi folk rock out of Asheville, NC.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MICHAEL JAMSMITH BAND Group led by a guitarist and songwriter from Marietta.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

Saturday, February 13

12 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SUPERBODY Lo-fi indie-pop outfit from Chattanooga, TN.

    MAD ACE Local beat-oriented, hip hop-influenced cellist. EP release show!

    TRIP LACY New solo pop project from local musician Kip Lacy (Big Morgan).

    BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    FEMIGNOME Atlanta-based lo-fi garage-pop band.

    KERCHIEF Alt-rock project led by Tennessee singer-songwriter Brittany Hill.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi rock.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. See story on p. 15.

    WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman takes folk and gives it and electric edge.

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    COOMBSBOT Athens-based robot-in-disguise regenerates live electronic covers of looped pop classics from the '80s,' 90s and today!

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell experiments with synths and talk boxes.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Galentine's Party. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    COOL KNIGHTZ Local five-piece band playing AM Gold 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.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    6 p.m. $10. 706-850-1442

    GENTLEMEN, DIVAS & DUETS Featuring performances from Repunza and Lovetry, as well as Stella Groove, Keng Bernard, Kayla Berrie, Rashon Love and Angie P. Hosted by Akeeme "DJ Blacquestarr" Martin.

  • Live Wire

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

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

    DEAD 27S South Carolina band whose sound resurrects the spirit and soul of the Motown era, with the true grit of '70s classics.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $15 (suggested donation). www.3railroad.org

    TOMMY TALTON Classic guitar work and distinctive vocals, tackling a wide range of genres including blues, Southern rock, Americana, R&B and soul.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    BLACKNERDNINJA & LG Eugene Willis and Larry Gresham deliver explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    JOE OLDS Country artist from Winder, GA influenced by George Strait, George Jones, and others.

    JOJO PALMER Southern rock artist.

Sunday, February 14

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    5 p.m. $35–$175. www.thefoundryathens.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.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

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

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.

Monday, February 15

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    AGENT ORANGE Long-running West Coast surf-punk band. See story on p. 16.

    IN THE WHALE Two-piece rock band from Denver, CO.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Rock band that pays tribute to the legendary rock group The Grateful Dead.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SUN SEEKER Folky, Nashville-based band with sunny melodies and spacious instrumentals.

    DOUG HOYER Local chamber-pop singer-songwriter.

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

    SIMONE ZJ Local folk-pop 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, February 16

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $23 (adv.), $25 (door). www.40watt.com

    MUTE MATH Grammy-nominated alternative rock band from New Orleans.

    NOTHING BUT THIEVES Alternative indie band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DAVID RAMIREZ Singer-songwriter influenced by Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams.

    LUCETTE Modernized country and folk singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TWO'S DAY VISIONS Featuring Dick Hunsinger, Christopher's Liver, Greef, Lisa/Liza, Emileigh Ireland, John Fernandes and Antlered Aunt Lord.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    NICK ROSEN Multi-instrumentalist and composer who has performed with artists including Jennifer Holliday, Dionne Farris, Roy Ayers and many more.

    CLEVELAND P. JONES GROUP Band led by the soul and jazz singer-songwriter.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $25–$45. pac.uga.edu

    PATTY GRIFFIN, SARA WATKINS & ANAIS MITCHELLtrio of award-winning artists join forces for a celebration of American songwriting and performance.

Wednesday, February 17

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LOS MEESFITS Misfits covers done Cuban salsa style!

    THE DOOKIE BROS New local teenage Green Day tribute band.

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

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    PAMELA_ AND HER SONS Improvisational electronic project from Atlanta.

    LEISURE SERVICE Local musician Michael Pierce plays a solo set of synth-based music.

    WEATHERLY No info available.

    LIP GERATION New solo noise project from Wyatt Pless.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

    ANTHONY APARO Atlanta-based singer-songwriter with a versatile spirit and eclectic folk sound.

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time! Hosted by a local band each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    STEVE Local singer-songwriter who that produces sounds much like a three piece band. He plays an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar and sometimes a banjo to sing country, oldies and classic/Southern rock.

  • 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, February 18

7 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    NIFTY EARTH Local electronic-based outfit that also incorporates live instrumentation.

    THE MAD VIOLINIST WITH DJ BRONZZE Grammy-nominated violinist featured in songs by Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne and others.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    STOKESWOOD Mellow, modern alt-rock band from Atlanta that experiments with atmospheric sounds.

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

    CULTURE CULTURE Synth-pop outfit from Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CHARCOAL Atlanta jazz musician Chris Burroughs leads his groove-centric group.

  • Morton Theatre

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

    THE SUN RA ARKESTRA The spirit of famed jazz musician Sun Ra lives under the direction of Marshall Allen, featuring a mix of classic Sun Ra compositions and arrangements alongside Allen’s originals.

    FLICKER ORCHESTRA Local collective which provides live music for classic silent films.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FRAZIERBAND Rocking bluegrass outfit from Nashville, TN.

  • The Office Lounge

    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.

  • The World Famous

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

    HOT CORNER HIP HOP VOL. 1 Featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by Blacknerdninja, the Space Dungeon Collective (feat. Abstraqt & Wesdaruler), Lingua Franca & Dirty Dugan, Ricky Digits and Y.O.D., with an open mic freestyle competition after the show.

Friday, February 19

8 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.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    Habitat for Humanity Benefit. 9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local buzz band with a psychedelic edge.

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of his new solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $27 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Acclaimed West Virginia-based Western-swing/boogie group.

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DRIVIN' N' CRYIN' Hard Southern music from these legendary Atlanta rockers.

    THOMAS WYNN AND THE BELIEVERS This six-piece group from Orlando plays Americana rock infused with Southern soul.

    GREAT PEACOCK Nashville musicians Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd play Southern-tinged indie folk.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    HEIDI HENSLEY Local folk-rock singer performs a set of original 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER New local cover band playing soul and R&B classics.

  • The World Famous

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

    LOST DOG STREET BAND Nomadic folk trio that pulls together musical influences from traditional country, old time and blues.

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

Saturday, February 20

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. 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.

    DRESSY BESSY Indie rock band from Denver, CO associated with the Elephant 6 collective.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    LUKE COMBS Country singer-songwriter from North Carolina.

    FRANK FOSTER Country singer-songwriter based in Louisiana.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

    ELIOT BRONSON Folk songwriter 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LIQUID DYNAMITE New local group featuring Dwayne Holloway.

Monday, February 22

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HEARTLESS BASTARDS Four-piece blues-rock band from Cincinnati, OH.

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Tuesday, February 23

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    THE WELCOME HOME Local four-piece indie rock band.

    MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Wednesday, February 24

7 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael Wegner (Abbey Road Live) and Shelley Lotus (DubConscious, Grogus). Album release show!

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    GRAMATIK Slovenian DJ and producer who has topped charts across multiple genres.

    BRASSTRACKS Brass, synths and drums with a unique vibe.

    JENAUX Progressive house music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning an all-vinyl set of laid-back tunes.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    4 p.m. FREE! art.uga.edu

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

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time! Hosted by a local band each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

  • 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, February 25

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    SAM BURCHFIELD The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes. 

    NATHAN ANGELO Atlanta-transplant singer-songwriter with a soulful voice that pairs elements of gospel and lyrical storytelling.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    HOT CLUB OF ATHENS Multinational four-piece jazz project featuring locals Kishi Bashi, Keiko Ishibashi, Antoon Speters and Elijah Smith. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

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

Friday, February 26

6 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter. EP release show!

    TREY BROUSSARD Atlanta-based singer-songwriter that specializes in alt-country.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DRAKE WHITE AND THE BIG FIRE Rustic Southern rock band with a gospel howl.

    CRESTON MAXEY BAND Group from Winder playing a mix of country and Southern rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DEPARTURE Journey tribute band that replicates the emotion of the rock supergroup.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform 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 DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves.

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

Saturday, February 27

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    POWERSLAVES No info available.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BOOKER T. JONES The acclaimed soul artist is backed by a cast of contemporary R&B musicians.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    SISTER HAZEL Florida-based alt-rock band known for its radio staple "All For You."

    CHRISTIAN LOPEZ BAND Appalachian-folk musician from West Virginia.

    BRAD RAY Crooning rock singer-songwriter from Rome, GA.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JUNKER Dark, evocative local folk-rock group fronted by songwriter Stephen Brooks. Album release show!

    DANNY HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk.

  • 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.

Sunday, February 28

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7:30 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

Monday, February 29

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, March 2

3 events

Live Music

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time! Hosted by a local band each week.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    STEVE Local singer-songwriter who that produces sounds much like a three piece band. He plays an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar and sometimes a banjo to sing country, oldies and classic/Southern rock.

  • 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, March 3

3 events

Live Music

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). 706-353-4721

    SEX BBQ East Atlanta "surf-rock space wizards" playing psychedelic yet melodic math-rock inspired tunes. 

    LONG LIVE THE GOAT Dark and heavy stoner-rock trio from Chicago.

    DAY OLD MAN Black/doom/sludge metal band from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    LILY HERNE Local alternative rock trio.

Friday, March 4

4 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    SUPERBODY Lo-fi indie-pop outfit from Chattanooga, TN.

    TRIP LACY New solo pop project from local musician Kip Lacy (Big Morgan).

    BROTHER MARY Producer Ivano Milo of Downer plays "vacuous Muzak."

    DANGER INCORPORATED Enter the graveyard with Danger Incorporated and let the vibes take you over.
  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    TITUS ANDRONICUS Punk-leaning, New Jersey-based indie rock band with intellectual, verbose lyricism and complex, lengthy song structure.

    CRAIG FINN American singer-songwriter and frontman of indie band The Hold Steady.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JAZZ TRIO DELUXE Local jazz trio featuring Dan Coy, Andrea DeMarcus and John Norris.

  • 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.

Saturday, March 5

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

    CREEPOID Philly-based lo-fi grunge band.

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

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

  • The Foundry

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

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    TONY FURTADO Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Oakland, CA.

  • 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.

Monday, March 7

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DEER TICK Alt-country band from Providence, RI that incorporates elements of folk, blues and indie rock. This is a special acoustic show.

    MUTUAL BENEFIT Collaborative lo-fi indie band led by songwriter Jordan Lee.

Wednesday, March 9

4 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning an all-vinyl set of laid-back tunes.

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time! Hosted by a local band each week.

  • Normaltown Hall

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

    LUTHER DICKINSON & THE COOPERATORS The North Mississippi Allstars member performs with his band, featuring Amy LaVere and Will Sexton.

  • 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, March 10

1 event

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

    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.

Friday, March 11

4 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    Food2Kids Benefit. 7 p.m. $5. 706-354-6655

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    RALPH RODDENBERRY Eclectic and renowned Southern blues-rock 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.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    LILY HERNE Local alternative rock trio.

Saturday, March 12

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (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.

  • 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.