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Thursday, November 27

1 event

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

Friday, November 28

7 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

    FISTFUL OF STEEL Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TYLER JONES New local MC.

    HOUDINNE Atlanta-based experimental hip hop outfit.

    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. $8. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    MINA WEGNER Young singer-songwriter from Eugene, OR.

  • The Melting Point

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

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS New local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Saturday, November 29

10 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    DOCTOR SQUID Rock/indie-pop quartet from Athens.

    THE WARM FUZZIES Local indie quartet that plays hooky, melodic power-pop akin to early Weezer.

    ROBOT PARTY Nerdy, Atlanta-based alternative synth-rock band.

  • Georgia Tavern

    9 p.m. $8. 770-307-6506

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

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KENNY AND THE BASHERS Local band featuring Kenny Copes, JoJo Glidewell, Seth Hendershot, Dan Nettles and Allen Owens.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from '60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

  • Max

    10 p.m. 706-254-3392

    BAHN DRONI Three-piece rock band playing the hits of the '80s.

    DJ PUNKSTER BREWKSI Spinning punk and garage-rock. 

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE COMMON PEOPLE BAND Athens wedding/party band that specializes in covers of Motown-era classics.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    YING YANG TWINS Internationally acclaimed rap duo from Atlanta known for hits like "Get Low" and "Wait (The Whisper Song)." See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

    NEXTAKIN Atlanta-based EDM/hip hop act.

    DJ DARK KNIGHT Atlanta DJ spins beats before and between acts. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    AMERICOPIA Local blues-influenced rock group led by songwriter John David Rainey.

    REDD Local rock band influenced by R&B and pop.

Monday, December 1

3 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop featuring theremin and more.

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

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    STREET SECTS Rhythmic, industrial power-electronics group from Austin, TX.

    HEX CULT Dallas, TX-based experimental band.

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

    */_ Local three-piece improvisatory group featuring members of Scab Queen, Family and Friends and murk daddy flex.

  • 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, December 2

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    GIVING TUESDAY Nuci's Space celebrates its participation in Indiegogo's Giving Tuesday event. In keeping with the theme of the Reconstruction of the Steeple campaign, artists will play three of their favorite songs by other local bands. Among the participants are T. Hardy Morris, Don ChambersFive Eight, Danny Hutchens, Betsy Franck, Peter Alvanos, Jef Whatley and Norma Rae.

  • The Melting Point

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

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

    THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week's showcase of singer-songwriter talent.

Wednesday, December 3

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    ERIK DYLAN Young country singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales' rhythmic, lo-fi avant-garde pop project.

    FRIEND ROULETTE Avant-garde and psychedelic chamber-pop from New York.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes.

    PERIOD BOMB Experimental punk band from Austin, TX.

    COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.

  • 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, December 4

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 90-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

    SPACE MAMA Local jam-rock group with blues undertones.

    NEW NATURE No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DANK SINATRA Local jam band, self-described as a "high energy-low stress groove jungle."

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

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

  • Green Room

    8 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

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

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND The local roots group plays Neil Young's landmark 1972 album Harvest in its entirety.

  • 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.

  • Normaltown Hall

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

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, December 5

11 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

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

    THE BRONZED CHORUS North Carolina trio that make a melodic and lyrical bang despite their small numbers.

    TRIOSCAPES An experimental jazz/fusion band featuring Dan Briggs of Between the Buried and Me.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

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

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.
  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

    DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • Georgia Bar

    10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CENTRO-MATIC The influential Texas-based alt-rock group swings through Athens on a farewell tour.

    DEAD CONFEDERATE With its moody, dark weaving of Southern rock and grunge, reverb-heavy local group Dead Confederate has ascended in popularity across the nation.

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

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. 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.

  • The Melting Point

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

    MIKE COOLEY A solo set from one of the Drive-By Truckers' two principal songwriters.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    DOPAPOD Jam-funk band from Brooklyn.

    TAUK Jammy, instrumental rock-fusion band from NYC.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, December 6

11 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    THE VINYL STRANGERS Melodic local folk-rock band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SEMICIRCLE Lush, captivating folk-rock project of Reptar's Andrew McFarland and Ryan Engelberger. Album release show!

    FOUR EYES Ukelele strummer Erin Lovett and her band play sweet, poppy folk.

    JO RB JONES Local experimental acoustic pop songwriter performs with her new live band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE SHINE BROTHERS New '60s-inspired band with a junkyard twist, led by Oakley Munson, former Athenian and member of Puddin' Tang.

    OLD TESTAMENT Folky rock sounds from Asheville, NC featuring Nate Ryan, co-founder/former member of The Black Angels.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12. www.40watt.com

    JUDAH AND THE LION Nashville-based Americana/folk band featuring fresh musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies.

    MOSAIC No info available.

    HOPE COUNTRY Alias of singer-songwriter Brent Johnson, from St. Paul, MN.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    SAINT FRANCIS Local roots-rock band led by Scott Baston (Moonshine Still). 

  • Healing Arts Centre

    8 p.m. $5. 706-613-1142

    A GYPSY AT HEART Local collective that incorporates Middle Eastern and Indian ragas with classical, jazz and folk.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

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

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    TAB BENOIT Guitarist native to Louisiana combining a variety of blues styles including Delta, swamp and Chicago blues.

    SOL DRIVEN TRAIN Charleston-based groove-rock ensemble.

  • New Earth Athens

    6:30 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall.com

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

    WITH SOMEONE ELSE'S MONEY Local co-ed a cappella group.

    TONE DEF A capella group.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    LIBERATOR New local three-piece rock band. Album release show!

    JUMPING THROUGH FIERY HOOPS Heavy local rock and roll trio. Album release show!

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

    WAITRESS New noise rock project featuring members of Antpile and Family & Friends.

Sunday, December 7

3 events

Live Music

  • ACC Library

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

    REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays synth-heavy pop songs with romantic themes. Album release show!

    HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music. Album release show!
  • The Melting Point

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

    HOWIE DAY Boston-based singer-songwriter playing dark, emotionally raw songs, accompanied live by samplers and effect pedals.

    SHANE PIASECKI A rootsy blend of R&B, pop, rock, folk and blues.

Monday, December 8

2 events

Live Music

Tuesday, December 9

2 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Economic Justice Coalition Benefit. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    EACH ONE REACH ONE A concert and collection for the EJC, featuring music from African Soul, Amy Neese, Bellah Sparxx, Chrismis, LG, Life the Griot, Lil Redd, Tashia Love, Versatyle Tha Wildchyld and hosted by Ricky Simone: The Hip Hop Activist.

  • The Melting Point

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

    TRIO Three Athens-based singers—Marty Winkler, Kate Morrissey and Lisa Cesnik Ferguson—have formed a cappella ensemble to perform Christmas, Hanukkah and solstice music.

Wednesday, December 10

5 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

    WET BRAIN Surf-punk group from Baltimore, MD.

  • Green Room

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

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

    KOFFIN KATS Punk/psychobilly group from Detroit, MI.

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

    FLIGHT MODE USA Kenny Aguar and Leslie Grove lead a trip down new-wave memory lane, with faithful homages to the dark, minimal pioneers of punk and synth-pop.
  • 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. 

  • 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

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

Thursday, December 11

9 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 90-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GENERATIONALS New Orleans-based indie rock band featuring songwriters Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer.

    LOWELL Up-and-coming Canadian pop-rocker.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, highly psychedelic electronic sounds from Jonathan Miller. Album release show!

    WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.

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

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

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    ADAM KLEIN AND THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

    CAROLINE SPENCE Singer and songwriter born and raised in Charlottesville, VA and currently residing in Nashville, TN.
  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented jazz musicians have been getting together to make America's music at this monthly happening. Bring your axe and join us, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

  • The Melting Point

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

    DAN BERN Americana singer-songwriter best known for his soundtrack work for various movies.

  • Normaltown Hall

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

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

    ANDREW BRYANT Member of Mississippi indie rock group Water Liars goes solo.

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, December 12

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FLOATING ACTION North Carolina-based band blends multiple styles, including indie rock, folk, dub and blues.

    DEGA New project led by Ponderosa's Kalen Nash.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    Conquer SADS Benefit. 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BLOODKIN AND FRIENDS The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock. This is the annual holiday benefit show featuring many special guests, including Col. Bruce Hampton and Johnny Knapp.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7 (single), $10 (couple). www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

  • Living Room Show

    7:30 p.m. $20. www.undertowtickets.com

    EEF BARZELAY The former Clem Snide frontman plays a rich and resonant brand of alternative pop. 

  • The Melting Point

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

    VAN MORRISON TRIBUTE An all-star cast of local musicians pay tribute to the music of legendary songwriter Van Morrison.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    THE FRESHTONES Athens-based "improg" act.

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, December 13

4 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.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. 

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

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

    CHARLIE GARRETT BAND Local country-tinged Southern rock group, emphasizing a strong, danceable back-beat.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JONATHAN BYRD Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice.

    CORIN RAYMOND Canadian singer-songwriter.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    SAME AS IT EVER WAS Talking Heads tribute band.

Sunday, December 14

1 event

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 Dee Lucas and poetry by Hazel Roach and Cedric Barnett.

Wednesday, December 17

2 events

Live Music

  • Green Room

    9:30 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    WASHED OUT Local synth-pop purveyor Ernest Greene performs a DJ set.

  • 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, December 18

4 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 90-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, December 19

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    THUNDERCHIEF Local act with a West Coast punk sound influenced by classic rock.

    FISTFUL OF STEEL Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    COLE TAYLOR Rising Nashville-based country singer.

    PATRICK BRITT Local singer-songwriter/country artist. 

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • The Melting Point

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

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie. This is a "Jingle Bell Jazz" show with a festive twist.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    ASHLEY RAINES AND THE NEW WEST REVUE Kansas City-based Americana outfit.

Saturday, December 20

2 events

Live Music

Sunday, December 21

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, December 24

1 event

Live Music

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, December 25

2 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, December 26

2 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DARYL HANCE Formerly the guitarist for JJ Grey & Mofro, Hance steps out on his own with an "unrelenting sonic blast of groovin' rock and roll music."

Saturday, December 27

1 event

Live Music