COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, January 19

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HECKLEHAMMER New local stoner/doom-metal outfit.

    VICES OF VANITY Hard-edged rock and roll band.

    ELIMINATE EARTH Heavy punk group from the Atlanta 'burbs.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    DAVID LOWERY AND JOHNNY HICKMAN The Cracker guitarists and songwriters play an unplugged set. See story on p. 12.

    EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON Americana singer-songwriter from Illinois.

    PETER CASE Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer known for his work with the Nerves and the Plimsouls.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES Eclectic, Grammy-winning country artist and showman Stuart leads his band. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • The World Famous

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

    THE GUMPS Savannah-based "fraggle-punk" band.

    VALORE Sassy, Savannah-based alternative hip-hop project.

    BURSTERS New local lo-fi punk band.

Friday, January 20

14 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Long-running local four-piece math-rock band with metal and punk edges.

    MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental rock.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Magnolia Fund Benefit. 8 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com

    THE BUDDY SYSTEM A reunion performance from the local "animation-pop" group. This show precedes a screening of the John Carpenter film They Live. See Double Feature on p. 22.

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $20-$70. www.classiccenter.com

    ELVIS LIVES Featuring winners from Elvis Presley Enterprises' Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, this multimedia live music experience portrays the life and music of the King.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk band from Athens.

    TIGHT BLACKS Local punk band inspired by Jawbreaker and Dinosaur Jr.

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

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THAYER SARRANO The local songwriter performs a special set with an acoustic string quartet and male choir. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.40watt.com

    CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Fronted by local fixture David Lowery, this influential indie rock band performs a set of its hits. See story on p. 12.

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

    DAISY On-again, off-again Athens rock band.

    IKE REILLY Chicago-based alt-rock singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Best known for their 1966 hit "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)," today the Medallions are made up of children or other relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as "the party band of the South." 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY The band presents Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety with extensive light and video production.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TIMI & THE WONDERLAND RANGERS Local pop rabblerouser Timi Conley performs with his backing band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FUNKY BLUESTER Atlanta-based blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JUST JAY One-man acoustic cover band.

Saturday, January 21

15 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THEOCRACY Long-running local Christian prog-metal band. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    CONTROL THE DEVASTATOR Atlanta group that falls in between progressive and death metal.

    KINGS PEAK Heavy metal band out of Atlanta.

    BEAST MODE Local groove/thrash-metal band that offers "the heaviest metal in the city."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JONATHAN SEGEL The Camper Van Beethoven multi-instrumentalist performs solo.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.40watt.com

    CRACKER Acclaimed rock group fronted by David Lowery that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. See story on p. 12.

    ERIC BACHMANN Bachmann (Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers) performs his folky, evocative music. 

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

    THE DRAPES Local '50s cover band from Nuci's Space's Camp Amped program.

  • The Foundry

    3:30 & 9 p.m. $10 (adv)., $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

  • The Foundry

    3:30 & 9 p.m. $10 (adv)., $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

  • The Globe

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.jazzathensga.org

    TREY WRIGHT QUARTET Guitarist and former member of jazz-jam group Squat performs with his talented quartet.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    REAP Speedy, aggressive local punk rock group.

    FART JAR Local musician and performance artist.

    HANNIE AND THE SLOBS New local garage project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien.

    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. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    HOT HOUSE WEST Gypsy jazz band out of Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Meet and Greet. 3 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JOHNNY HICKMAN The Cracker guitarist and songwriter plays an unplugged set.

    VICTOR KRUMMENACHER TRIO The Camper Van Beethoven founding member performs a set with his band.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. www.3railroad.org

    REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE GET RIGHT BAND Asheville, NC-based funk/rock/boogie trio. 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    NEW DIXIE BLUES Classic melodies and instrumentation with influences from blues and rock to country.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    DAVE PARSON Local singer-songwriter.

  • The World Famous

    11 a.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    KITH & KIN Newly formed Athens-based folk-rock band.

Sunday, January 22

2 events

Live Music

Monday, January 23

2 events

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic local band.

    BIG MIKE MYSTERY Atlanta-based, hip-hop-influenced beat project.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Tuesday, January 24

3 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

    MINOR MOON Songwriting project of Chicago-based musician Sam Cantor.

    FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psych-rock/electro duo from Athens.

    SPACE BROTHER Local experimental electronic artist. 

    SULTANS OF CRACHOSTAN No info available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Wednesday, January 25

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    REPLICKA Garage-rock project led by songwriter Forde Weaver.

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band.

    SCMOOZE Athens-based alternative rock four-piece.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DEAD HORSES Milwuakee-based Americana trio.

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    ULTRAFAUX This trio of two acoustic guitarists and an upright bassist plays music with influences from Romani and Balkan folk to funk, swing and jazz.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set.

  • 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, January 26

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES Gritty, bluesy, socially charged rock and roll band from Alabama.

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

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

  • The Foundry

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

    GEORGIA JAZZ EDUCATORS JAM Hosted by Georgia State University's Dr. Gordon Vernick.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SAMMY ADAMS Boston-based rapper with pop sensibilities.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    ONE TON TOMATO Calypso and Latin jazz ensemble led by local musician Tony McCutcheon.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GROOVE FETISH Proggressive jam-rock group from Wilmington, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Friday, January 27

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

    SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic folk-punk. Album release show!

    AS DUSK FADES Local acoustic group that sounds like "Renaissance doing Duran Duran covers."

    LOOPER NOVA Jammy, guitar-oriented local project led by musicians C-Loop and Razzi King.

  • The Foundry

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

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    JON LANGSTON Georgia-based country songwriter influenced by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson Tim Mcgraw, Guns N' Roses, Staind and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    WOODY & SUNSHINE Americana guitar-and-banjo duo from Arkansas.

  • The World Famous

    12 a.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    MATERIAL GIRLS Atlanta band featuring current and former members of Concord America, Chief Scout and others.

Saturday, January 28

7 events

Live Music

Sunday, January 29

2 events

Live Music

Monday, January 30

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, February 1

1 event

Live Music

  • 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 2

1 event

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Friday, February 3

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced psych-rock six-piece from Athens. EP release show!

    CHIEF SCOUT Bracing local rock band led by songwriter Trey Rosenkampff.

    OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DOUG HOYER Local chamber-pop singer-songwriter. Album-release show!

    HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock project led by songwriter KyKy Renee Knight.

  • The Foundry

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

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TINSLEY ELLIS In-demand blues guitarist who has performed with Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic and more.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Saturday, February 4

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JET PHASE Local grunge- and indie-influenced band.

    THE GOOD LOOKS Young band playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative.

    THE STIR Rock band from Athens and Atlanta.

    FUTURE BABES Alt-rock band out of Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    PARQUET COURTS High-energy, guitar-driven indie rock band from New York. 

    MARY LATTIMORE Philadelphia-based harpist with an improvisational, experimental approach.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.jazzathensga.org

    DARREN ENGLISH The acclaimed South African jazz trumpeter will be joined by Athens group Trio Deluxe for a special performance.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Sunday, February 5

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, February 8

1 event

Live Music

  • 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 9

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands.

    MAGIC CITY HIPPIES Miami-based indie funk band.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Friday, February 10

4 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com

    HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER North Carolina's M.C. Taylor plays laid-back folk-rock with hints of Wilco and the Grateful Dead.

    THE DEAD TONGUES Jammy, indie bluegrass group led by frontman Ryan Gustafson.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    GYPSY WILDCATS Local group laying classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Saturday, February 11

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com

    COIN Nashville-based, synth-heavy indie pop group.

    KEEPS Unhurried psychadelic indie rock.

  • The Foundry

    Habitat for Humanity Benefit. 7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.

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

    PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway's "gather around the mic" approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Sunday, February 12

2 events

Live Music

Monday, February 13

2 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.40watt.com

    JOYCE MANOR Buzzworthy pop-punk band out of Torrance, CA. 

    AJJ The Arizona band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad plays energetic folk-punk.

    MANNEQUIN PUSSY Garage-punk band.

  • The Foundry

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

    SWEETHEARTS DUET HOOT The Athens Folk Music & Dance Society presents the 10th Annual Sweethearts Duet Hoot, wherein an assortment of musical couples will take the stage to play a short selection of songs.

Tuesday, February 14

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ANDERS OSBORNE Singer-songwriter playing rock with hints of R&B. 

    THE GHOST OF PAUL REVERE Popular neo-folk quartet.

Wednesday, February 15

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama-based country singer-songwriter.

  • 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 16

3 events

Live Music

  • 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. 

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama-based country singer-songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Friday, February 17

4 events

Live Music

  • 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. 

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

    TRAE CROWDER Comedian and performer known as "The Liberal Redneck."

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE DIRTY DOORS Tribute band performs for the 50th anniversary of The Doors' debut album.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $25. www.hendershots.com

    ALASH Throat singers meshing traditional Tuvan music with newer ideas.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Saturday, February 18

6 events

Live Music

Sunday, February 19

1 event

Live Music