COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, September 20

14 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    3 p.m. FREE! 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."

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop. See story on p. 11.

    ELDREN Colorado-based indie rock/electro-pop outfit.

    SPIRIT TRAMP JT Bringardner plays atmospheric electro/dream-pop.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    GEORGIA REDCLAY Southern rock band from Georgia playing a mix of originals and covers. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $19 (adv.), $21 (door). www.40watt.com

    REAL ESTATE In-demand indie outfit that crafts clean, rolling, laid-back pop tunes filled with melody and nostalgia. See story on p. 13.

    REGAL DEGAL Melodic, atmospheric indie rock group from Los Angeles.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    EARPHUNK New Orleans based act combining soul, funk and jam music. 

    KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH BAND Solo side project from a member of The String Cheese Incident. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FRANCO FUNICELLO Local guitar-driven indie rock band with a '90s alternative feel.

    SWAMP New local band.

    PAPER KNIVES No info available.

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE KINKY APHRODISIACS Southern progressive rock trio.

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music. CD release show!

  • Iron Factory

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

    THE PO'BOYS Local rock and roll band that incorporates funk, jazz fusion and an alternative twist.

  • The Melting Point

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

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

  • New Earth Athens

    Athens Intensified. 8:30 p.m. $10. www.athensintensified.com

    THE EGYPTIAN LOVER Legendary hip hop and dance producer from Los Angeles. (12 a.m.)

    WESDARULER Local minimalist hip hop producer. (10:45 p.m.)

    JAVON WOMACK Up-and-coming soul artist from Atlanta. (10 p.m.)

    DJ MAHOGANY & DJ OSMOSE Two local DJs team up. (8:45 p.m.)

  • New Earth Athens

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

    SAME AS IT EVER WAS Talking Heads tribute band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THOSE CATS High-energy seven-piece soul and funk powerhouse from Statesboro.

Sunday, September 21

4 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SCHOOL OF ROCK FINALE Bands formed at Full Moon Studio's rock camp perform.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-850-8561

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

    FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude.

  • The Melting Point

    7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    AMY RAY The former Indigo Girl performs a set of melodic country solo material.

    JASON KENNEY Guitarist for Kenney-Blackmon String Band performs a set.

  • Ted's Most Best

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

    GYPSY WILDCATS New group from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

Monday, September 22

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    LAURA CANTRELL Acclaimed country singer-songwriter from Nashville. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JUNIPER RISING "Rock 'n' roll with a western rhythm and country-inspired vocals."

    THE ACCOMPLICES BAND Americana string band from Savannah, GA. 

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

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    BLANK RANGE Rock and roll band from Nashville, TN.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    WORKINGMAN'S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead. Hosted by Bo Hembree.

Tuesday, September 23

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BLIND ASTRONOMER Local alternative rock band.

    LAST OF US Local post-metal band. 

    ESKIMO CHIEF Alternative rock and psychedelic blues band from Atlanta. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JOHNNYSWIM Blues/folk/R&B duo based out of Los Angeles and Nashville. 

    THE ROOSEVELTS Folk-rock band from Austin, TX.

  • Green Room

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

    BRONCHO Fuzzy guitar rock band from Oklahoma that has recently taken a new wave turn.

    SPOILERS New band featuring members of Turf War.

    LOW LITAS Shoegaze-inspired band from Oklahoma.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    11 p.m. 706-850-8561

    CANCERS New local band playing poppy, grungy space jams, featuring members of Dead Dog and Unfun.

    MURMURS Grungy, Seattle-based pop-punk band.

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

  • The Melting Point

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

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

    GOODNIGHT, TEXAS Soulful Americana collective.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. 

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

  • Normaltown Hall

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

    PURE BATHING CULTURE Airy, '80s-influenced indie rock band from Portland, OR.

    WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop.

    GRAND VAPIDS Formerly known as Androcles and the Lion, this local alt-folk band has a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week's showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring David KraaiMonkeygrass Jug Band and The Accomplices. Listen in live at hounddogradio.net.

Wednesday, September 24

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by songwriter Christian DeRoeck, playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

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

    VESPOLINA Local band fronted by Daniel Aaron that plays rich, evocative, folk-tinged rock.

    GIANT PEACH Melodic indie band from New York.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DAVID NAIL Contemporary country artist with an emotional musical style.

    NATIVE RUN Virginia-based country duo.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

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

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band featuring songwriter and musician Ash Rickli.

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.

    MOTHS Jacob Morris plays an acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

  • Green Room

    10:30 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    ATLAS ROAD CREW Columbia, SC-based, classic rock-inspired band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JOSHUA JAMES Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter from Nebraska.

    NEULORE Nashville, TN-based folk modern folk collective anchored by tribal drums and electric guitars.

    ARMON JAY Earnest neo-folk singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0911 (Barnett Shoals Road location)

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local singer-songwriter performs with his band.

  • The Melting Point

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

    PARTNER SOFTWARE PRESENTS Employees form musical groups. This year will feature The Moby Dicks (playing Zeppelin covers) and The Ice Cream Men (playing Van Halen covers). Other music ranges from bluegrass and country to pop, rock and Southern rock.

  • 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, September 25

10 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." The band is celebrating 80-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CORY BRANAN Acclaimed alt-country singer-songwriter that blends elements of country and punk rock.  

    BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    JOE CAT & THE BURNING ANGELS The local singer-songwriter and Americana band have teamed up for a new album.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Red Bull Sound Select. 8 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    REPTAR Highly praised local synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable beats in the vein of Vampire Weekend and Talking Heads.

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

    BABY BABY Charismatic Atlanta band that can be described simply as "fun-rock." 

    COUSIN DAN Atlanta-based electronic artist playing synth-based, "electro-hillbilly" R&B.

    JUNGOL Experimental electronic-rock group from Atlanta. 

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE BALLROOM THIEVES "High-energy rock trio under the guise of emotionally sincere folk." 

    PIERCE EDENS Americana singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music. Every Thursday in September!

  • 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. Tonight's show also features Sylvain Carton on saxophone.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    Kickin' It At Kelly's. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000

    OUT ON A LIMB Brand new local quartet playing reggae covers and originals.

    DJ LICKLE TWANG! SOUND Spinning Jamaican sounds both new and old, filling the atmosphere with iration and positive vibrations.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GRAVY Smooth New Orleans prog-funk band named after flavorful liquid.

Friday, September 26

12 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    ATHENS INDIE FEST AthFactor Entertainment presents a hip hop-centric showcase featuring Blacknerdninja, Louie Larceny, Versatyle the Wildchyld, Elite the Showstoppa, Saint Richard, Profound Breadth, Chrismis, LG, Half Deaf, T-Roy 300 and Billy D. Brell.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    9:30 p.m. $5. www.athenscine.com

    DREAM BOAT Psychedelic, ethereal folk-pop from Page Campbell and Dan Donahue. Album release show!

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

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    J.C. BRIDWELL Country-rock musician from Cumming, GA.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    STREET SWEEPER Ska-tinged thrash punk band.

    FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude.

    THE JOY KILLS Stooges-influenced rock band from Atlanta.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between (formerly known as Sehrmann and Cedar Waxwing).

    BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.

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

    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

    FUTUREBIRDS Athens prodigal country-rocking sons return.

    RICHIE Nashville-based garage-pop band.

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

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    SCARLET BEGONIAS Grateful Dead cover band that will perform the group's live masterpiece Europe '72 in its entirety.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound. Album release show!

  • Iron Factory

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    LANEY STRICKLAND AND THEM Local Southern rock outfit.

  • The Melting Point

    Athens Area Cancer Auxillary Benefit. 8:30 p.m. $55. www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE ATLANTA ALLSTARS Atlanta-based dance band playing everything from hip-hop to classic jazz and swing.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • Spring Valley Eco Farm

    Backwoods Bash. 5 p.m. $30–$60. www.springvalleyecofarms.org

    EASTON CORBIN Country singer with a traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and a mastery of understatement.

    CASEY JAMES Pop-country singer-songwriter and former "American Idol" finalist.

    OLD DOMINION Five-piece country-rock band.

    ROSS COPPLEY Rising country star from North Carolina.

    CODY WEBB, ERIN ALVEY O'SULLIVAN AND LUKE LANDER Three local country artists perform to get the party started.

Saturday, September 27

9 events

Live Music

Sunday, September 28

3 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 and the Jazzman Band and poetry by Hazel Roach.

  • Memorial Park

    Nuci's Space/Guitars Not Guns Benefit. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3580

    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.

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

    NATALIE GELMAN Alternative folk singer-songwriter based in Southern California.

  • Ted's Most Best

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

    KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey's songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

Monday, September 29

1 event

Live Music

Tuesday, September 30

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SOFT SWELLS Critically aclaimed and beach-inspired indie rock band. 

    WE BY THE SEA No information available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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

    FLY GOLDEN EAGLE Upstart, Nashville-based rockers.

  • The Melting Point

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com

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

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $15. www.botgarden.uga.edu

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

Wednesday, October 1

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VINCENT THE DOGLocal blues-rock trio.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

    DENDERA BLOODBATH Experimental darkwave band from Atlanta.

    THE STEAK PLACE New solo experimental hip hop/noise project from musician Timothy Vance.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    LEE ANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing an acoustic set with a mix of covers and originals.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $31. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BROKEN BELLS Indie rock supergroup consisting of The Shins' James Mercer and former Athenian Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse.

    HAMILTON LEITHAUSER The former Walkmen frontman performs a solo set.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    MEIKO California-based pop singer-songwriter.

    BUDDY Los Angeles-based indie-pop group.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

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

  • 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, October 2

8 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VIETKONG High energy local duo who draw from a wide range of genres.

    COSMIC KING No info available.

    BELFAST LANDING Athens folk-rock group with confessional lyrics.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com

    J. MASCIS The Dinosaur Jr. frontman performs a set of stripped-down acoustic material.

    LULUC Australian indie-folk duo.

  • Green Room

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

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

    THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Funkadelic and more.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10:30 p.m. 706-850-8561

    BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.

    RADIATOR HOSPITAL Poppy punk band from Philadelphia.

    PLACES TO HIDE Indie rock band from Atlanta.

    MOUTH New band featuring former members of Witches and Daffodil.
  • The Melting Point

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

    THE SOUL REBELS Jazz/funk band from New Orleans, LA. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THOUGHTOMATIC Five-piece band from Milledgeville,  GA featuring soaring solos, four-part harmonies and a tight rhythm section.

Friday, October 3

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GRAND VAPIDS Formerly known as Androcles and the Lion, this local alt-folk band has a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound.

    WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.

    FUTO Sex-obsessed electro-pop project fronted by songwriter Patrick Brick.

    GRAFTON TANNER Local songwriter performs a solo set.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE VAN ELLEN BELT Pittsburgh-based band that leans toward psychedelia, coasts on electronica and mentions an eclectic array of music, film and theater influences.

    KUSA 87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

    EL HOLLIN This Athens band plays haunting pop music with minimal instrumentation and ethereal female vocals.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.

    THE WHISKEY GENTRY Toe-tapping country and bluegrass band out of Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS North Carolina native Fields has played with legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers and O.V. Wright.

    CURTIS HARDING Atlanta-based soul singer and performer.

  • The Melting Point

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

    JGBCB Local musicians pay tribute to "one of the greatest cover bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band."

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

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

Saturday, October 4

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    ABANDON THE EARTH MISSION Psychedelic electronic rock band centering around ex-Macha bandleader Josh McKay's songs.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    ASHLIE RAE Pop-country singer-songwriter from Cartersville, GA.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums.

    DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.

    BUFFALO HAWK Heavy, Crazy Horse-inspired band led by Matt Stoessel and featuring Paul McHugh, Brantley Senn and Jim Wilson.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BOBBY'S SHORTS Grateful Dead covers by members of the local band Futurebirds.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE GLANDS The cult-favorite Athens pop-rock band returns for a rare show. 

  • The Melting Point

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band that covers classic funk tunes.

Sunday, October 5

1 event

Live Music

Monday, October 6

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $16 (adv.), $21 (door). www.40watt.com

    OLD 97'S Legendary Texas-based alt-country band.

    DAVID WAX MUSEUM Missouri-based duo David Wax and Suz Slezak fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

    ROB NANCE Inspired by Doc Watson and Neil Young, Nance writes songs that mix contemporary and traditional Southern folk. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, October 7

4 events

Live Music

Wednesday, October 8

6 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    VINYL THIEF Electro-rock band from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL gaining national attention.

    SEMICIRCLE Ongoing folk-rock project from Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland.

    HENRY TOLAND Florida-based singer-songwriter.
  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TATSUYA NAKATANI Internationally renowned Japanese solo percussionist.

    GRANT EVANS Evans uses tape loops and electronics to create expansive, rumbling soundscapes.

    THE 19TH BROOD New noise/drone project from local musicians Don Chambers and Lucas Kane.

    APROTAG Local ambient/drone outfit.

     

    KUSA87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

  • Green Room

    10:30 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE SOIL & THE SUN Michigan-based collective playing "experiential spiritual orchestral rock."

  • Normaltown Hall

    Living Room Show. 8 p.m. $20. www.undertowtickets.com

    WALTER MARTIN A former member of The Walkmen, Martin recently released an acclaimed album of kid-friendly folk-pop.

  • 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, October 9

5 events

Live Music

Friday, October 10

8 events

Live Music

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    TEN MILE CREEK Country band from Claxton, GA.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $11. www.40watt.com

    SUPERCHUNK Legendary North Carolina-based indie rock group.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SHOVELS & ROPE Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent play what they call "sloppy-tonk" music.

    JOHN FULLBRIGHT Grammy-nominated Americana, folk and blues musician from Oklahoma.

  • Green Room

    10:30 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    PIANO A group of all-star musicians pay tribute to The Black Keys and The White Stripes.

  • The Melting Point

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

    MOTHER'S FINEST A mix of rock, gospel, R&B, metal and jazz seen through the lenses of an "Afro-Euro mosaic" sound.

    HERO THE BAND A group of four brothers playing a blend of soul, rock, pop and R&B.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • Nuçi's Space

    14th Anniversary Party. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    DAPHNE LEE MARTIN Eclectic folk singer-songwriter from Connecticut.

    HANNAH FAIR Earthy, acoustic singer-songwriter.

Saturday, October 11

6 events

Live Music

  • 1009 Parkview Rd., Winterville

    5 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/thethunderjam

    THUNDER JAM Enjoy free camping and parking and rock out to the sounds of Timi Conley & Friends, Dodd Ferrelle and many more.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

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

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

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    CHRIS HAMRICK Georgia-based country singer-songwriter.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    RACHEL O'NEAL Local acoustic singer-songwriter that deftly navigates her varied influences, including indie rock, jazz and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MICHAL MENERT Colorado-based producer signed to Pretty Lights Music.

    ELIOT LIPP Electro-funk artist based out of Tacoma, WA.

    SUPERVISION Futuristic electronic hip hop beats. 

    PAUL BASIC A combination of gritty sound, dusty samples and thick drums. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

Sunday, October 12

1 event

Live Music

Monday, October 13

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana's roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger's heart.

    THESE WILD PLAINS Rocking Americana act from Boston, MA.
  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, October 14

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, October 15

6 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FEATHERFACE Houston, TX-based band known for its energetic live performances and over-the-top, divergent approach to pop music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $19. www.georgiatheatre.com

    TUNE-YARDS Eclectic, critically acclaimed, rhythm-centric indie act fronted by singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus.

    JAMES TILLMAN Soulful, New York City-based singer-songwriter.

  • The Melting Point

    7:45 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    HOME FREE High energy, humor-laced a cappella pop with country undertones.

    THE ECOTONES Co-ed a cappella group comprised of UGA students.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    YADDATU Four-piece band from the foothills of North Carolina.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JACOB CUMMINGS Singer-songwriter from Seattle, WA playing bluesy pop influenced by artists like John Mayer.

Thursday, October 16

5 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE PUSSYWILLOWS New rock and roll duo featuring local songwriters Hannah Zale and Carly Gibson.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE WAILERS Legendary reggae crew best known as Bob Marley's backing band. The group is touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the album Legend, which it will play in its entirety.

    MIGHTY MYSTIC Reggae collective from Boston, MA.

  • The Melting Point

    Songwriters in the Round. 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    BOBBY LONG Americana artist with influences like Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie. 

    GABRIEL KELLEY A former Athens resident, Kelley plays heartfelt, country-inspired folk songs.

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur, GA.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

Friday, October 17

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KACEY MUSGRAVES In-demand young country artist from Nashville who broke onto the scene with the critically acclaimed Same Trailer Different Park.

    JOHN & JACOB Birmingham, AL-based Americana duo.

  • The Melting Point

    6 p.m. $10(adv.), $13 (door). 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.

    DJ MARK BELL '80s dance party courtesty of Mark Bell will commence on the rooftop immediately following The Highballs. 

Saturday, October 18

3 events

Live Music

Sunday, October 19

1 event

Live Music

  • The Melting Point

    Pickin' For Peace. 7 p.m. $20 (adv.), $23 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.

    MICHAEL GUTHRIE Local singer-songwriter whose sound is a melding of folk, jazz, pop, blues, flamenco, country and rock. 

Monday, October 20

2 events

Live Music

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    HELIUM MOON CEREMONY New band from Greensboro, NC featuring Josh Johnson (The Spinns, The Greenhornes).

    DADDY ISSUES All-female garage-pop combo from Greeensboro, NC.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, October 21

1 event

Live Music

  • The Melting Point

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

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

    BRUSH FIRE Formed in 1977, this Georgia-based bluegrass band is known for its onstage energy and superb vocal harmony.