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Friday, November 21

14 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7:30 p.m. $8. 706-354-6655

    DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays a set. This show features the music of the Rat Pack.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Scott E. Spillane, Shade, Mothers, The Cryptides, Freehand, The Shoal Creek Stranglers and Coombsbot. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $28.50–$49.50. www.classiccenter.com

    BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    SEAN ARINGTON SPEARMINT Local band drawing from many genres including Americana, rock, jazz and more.

    NICKEL PLEASE No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $11 (21+), $13 (18-20). www.40watt.com

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving formerly local rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities.

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

    WRENN Up-and-coming local pop singer who experiments with jazz, Vaudeville and more.

  • 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 Theatre

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

    RANDY ROGERS BAND Country group from Texas.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    11 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. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • 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. FREE! 706-546-0840

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

Saturday, November 22

15 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. (8 a.m.)

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Jade Poppyfield, Old Smokey, Naan Violence/Thee Death Panels, Madeline, El Hollin, The New Sound Of Numbers and In Sonitus Lux. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

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

    KATËR MASS Local gritty pop-punk band "influenced by Longmont Potion Castle."

    SHE RETURNS FROM WAR Folk trio from Charleston, SC.

    BULLY PULPIT South Carolina-based bluesy rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    82 SPUR Contemporary country cover band that also plays "rock to rap and in between."

    CHRIS HAMRICK BAND Georgia-based country singer-songwriter.

  • 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 Tavern

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

    BACK N BLACK AC/DC tribute band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics. Performing "Dark Side Of The Dead," a hybrid show featuring the music of both the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    THE EBON HAWK A collaborative project between local MC Ricky Digits and Pretty Bird's David Chandler.

    THE DEEPS New local lo-fi group.

    SHY VIOLET Lo-fi dream-pop band from Baltimore.

    DJ ELYSIA EMPIRE Wild of Night's Birdie Ann Renee spins a DJ set.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    CROOKED P All-star jam band featuring members of Dan Sinatra and Sumilan.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    HANNAH ALDRIDGE Muscle Shoals, AL-based Americana singer-songwriter.

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

  • Iron Factory

    11 p.m. 706-395-6877

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

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.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, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. $7. www.newearthmusichall.com

    THE DELTA SAINTS Dirty "bayou-rock" outfit from Nashville, TN.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the '60s,'70s,'80s and '90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

Sunday, November 23

1 event

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Experimental Night. 7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PRIZMATIC SPRAY Jace Bartet (Reptar, Double Ferrari) performs a set of high-energy electro-spazz.

    GENETIC OUTCAST Local experimental loop- and sample-based project.

    THE GOLDEN CRESCENT WRENCH Drums-and-sax duo in the style of late-period Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Sonny Rollins.

Monday, November 24

1 event

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, November 25

3 events

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TWO'S DAY VISIONS Tom Visions hosts an old-fashioned super jam each Tuesday in November featuring a rotating cast of Athens and Macon innovators performing solo sets before joining together for a SuperJam. This week features William Dantzler, Ben VanceDaniel EberleinLeslie GroveWhat's For Tea and Ben Millwood.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week's showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Sylvia Novak and Drew Albenesius. Plus, house band Levon Zevon.

  • The World Famous

    Athens Now! 10 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens.com

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

    KATE JAN AND FRIENDS No info available.

Wednesday, November 26

3 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SAWDUST Atlanta virtuosos Taylor Kennedy and Ben Williams team up with local forces Colin Manko and Zack Milster to deliver tentative yet forceful jazz music.

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as "pickup truck rock and roll" plays its annual Thanksgiving show.

  • 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, November 27

2 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.

Friday, November 28

6 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.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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, 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.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    HADEN CARPENTER Folk-rocker from Nashville, TN.

  • 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.

  • 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)."

  • 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

1 event

Live Music

  • 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

2 events

Live Music

  • 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

2 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.

  • 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

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

    9:30 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.

  • 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

10 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.

  • 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

9 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

2 events

Live 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

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, December 10

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 11

8 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 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.
  • 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

3 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.

  • 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.

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

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 18

3 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.

  • 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

5 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.

  • 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 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.