COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, March 27

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.

    UNDEAD VIKING MAFIA Atlanta-based sludge-metal outfit.

    GUILLOTINE Death metal band from Atlanta.

    SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by blues and metal.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    HIGH WAISTED Dream-pop/surf-rock band from New York City. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ROAD TO ROO Come watch finalists Walden and The Vinyl Suns battle to find out who will be playing at Bonnaroo this summer.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    EXPERIMENTAL MONDAYS Featuring boundary-pushing performances from Killick Hinds, Monique Osorio and Sahada Buckley and Demeter Lunchlord.

Tuesday, March 28

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Wednesday, March 29

11 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BIGGER MOUNTAIN New local heavy rock band.

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

    TOMMY STEWART'S DYERWULF Doom-metal duo consisting of bass, drums and vocals. 

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Jeff Soileau & Kelly Hoyle, Hannah Zale, Emily Hansford, Julianna Money, Eric Hangartner and Layne Denton.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band from Asheville, NC led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

    THE NUDE PARTY Boone, NC-based garage-rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    ALLAH-LAS Los Angeles band evoking an old-school psych-folk sound. See story on p. 17.

    THE BABE RAINBOW Australian group playing pop-rock "brimming with '60s nostalgia."

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FREESTYLE CYPHER NIGHT Enjoy rhymes from MCs The Pleasure Point, Cunabear, Gawdlee, Arramayne and Son Zoo.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CARRIE ELKIN Singer-songwriter known for her dynamic vocals and "warm, earthy poetry."

    DANNY SCHMIDT Austin, TX-based folk singer-songwriter.

  • Iron Factory

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

    JAZZ JAM Bring your voice and instruments and jam with Peter Madruga.

  • 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, March 30

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MIDNIGHT MADNESS Midnight Music Productions presents a showcase hosted by DJ MIDE and featuring music from The Muddy Gang, KP of the Academy and unknown.

  • Cycle World

    6 p.m. 706-548-3300

    MC BLUEZ Blues trio fronted by Jim Cook and Bill Mitchell with Bill Whitley on percussion. Strong vocals and smoking slide guitar.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE NEW RESPECTS Pop and soul infused rock and roll band from Nashville, TN. 

    MOSAIC Local indie-folk group with a rich sound.

    THE COLOUR NEGATIVE Pop-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

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

    WHOA-MAN! An in-the-round concert featuring music from Wrenn, Prisca, Zale and Chelsea Shag.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JOHNNYSWIM Folky, bluesy pop duo from Los Angeles via Nashville. 

    BRUCE SUDANO Singer-songwriter who has written for many artists, including his late wife, Donna Summer.

  • Iron Factory

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

    WHALE YOUTH Local group featuring an inspired take on traditional Eastern 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. See story on p. 20.

Friday, March 31

16 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE NORM Local group that combines funk, reggae, pop, rock and hip hop. See story on p. 15.

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

    WE'RE WEIRD A collaboration between local hip-hop performers Blacknerdninja, LG, Profound and Squalle.

    PHRESH ALI Hip-hop artist from East Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Brain Aid Fest Benefit. 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    HEAT SUREENS Alias of Sean McDonald, who makes experimental ambient music.

    THE SPOOKIE MOON Atlanta-based psychedelic folk-rock group.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $22.50. www.thefoundryathens.com

    MARCIA BALL A fusion of jazz, pop and Lousianna blues by this singer, pianist and storyteller. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    FUTURE ELEVATORS Indie rock band from Birmingham, AL.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MINNESOTA Popular dubstep DJ from Santa Cruz, CA.

    BUKU EDM artist Robert Balotsky creates bass-heavy dubstep.

    CHAMPAGNE DRIP LA-based EDM producer, formerly of the project SPL, moving from tropical to darker.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    JET SQUAD Athens-based hip-hip collective performs and presents a new music video.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    VFPP Fundraiser. 8 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DEEP STATE Local band led by songwriter Taylor Chmura, playing driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    TWIN STUDIES Atlanta-based shoegaze/dream-pop band.

    EINSCHLAGEN Local band influenced by dream-pop and post-punk.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TIMI & THE WONDERLAND RANGERS Local pop rabblerouser Timi Conley performs with his band for a special Fuzzy Sprouts set.

  • 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

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    CONNER BROOKE DRYDEN Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    RYAN HUTCHENS Folk and bluegrass singer-songwriter from South Carolina.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6847

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band to celebrate White Tiger's 10th birthday.

Saturday, April 1

14 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    AXXA/ABRAXAS Lo-fi psych-pop project of North Carolina singer-songwriter Ben Asbury.

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry.

    FANTASY GUYS "Tropical dream-pop" three-piece from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    BAST Atlanta-based, female-fronted grunge-rock trio.

    SWINGIN HAMMERS Touring folk-rock group out of Tennessee. 

    I AM THAT I'M NOT Acoustic singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    10 p.m. On the rooftop. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    APPARITION New local band playing hardcore thrash.

    REAP Speedy, aggressive local punk rock group.

    U.S. DRAG Hardcore band from Atlanta featuring members of Carbonas and Nag. 

    MALEVICH Grind and metal group from Athens and Atlanta, featuring members of Juna.

  • The Hedges on Broad

    11:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/hedgesonbroad

    TEP SHIPWRECK AFTERPARTY Hosted by rapper Soulja Boy and featuring DJ Infamous.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CAROLINE AIKEN AND CATCH A C.A.B. Guitarist and singer Aiken's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

    CAPTAIN ACE FRAHM Eclectic local singer-songwriter.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m. www.3railroad.org

    LIAM PARKE Join the host of "Best of Unknown Athens" for an intimate look at his music accompanied by surprise guest performers.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

  • Nuçi's Space

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

    CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Camp Amped concludes with young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp. 

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    STEVE SHIVER TRIO Local singer-songwriter drawing from jazz, rock and pop.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JIM COOK High-energy solo blues performer with strong vocals, slide guitar and "swamp stomp."

Sunday, April 2

4 events

Live Music

  • ACC Library

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

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • Iron Factory

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

    CHRISMIS Talented local MC rapping about themes of commitment, empowerment, justice, love and spirituality.

    DJ LODI DODI UGA student and Atlanta native spinning hip-hop sounds.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    TONEY ROCKS Americana singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist from Virginia.

Monday, April 3

3 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LINGUA FRANCA Athens-based hip-hop project inspired by the '90s underground and the study of linguistics.

    THE RYAN TAYLOR BAND Roots-rock band out of Atlanta.

    JOSHUA POWELL & THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY Indie psych-folk outfit from Indianapolis.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

    CRACKA PACK Hip-hop trio.

  • 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, April 4

7 events

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. www.athica.org

    MURK DADDY FLEX Psychedelic, sample-driven, jazz-inflected hip-hop beats from Terence Chiyezhan. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

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

    ISAAK PANCAKE Solo drum and electronic project from Art Contest's Garrett Burke.

    SMALL WHITE DOG Textural electronic group from Alabama.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local group playing folk music with socially relevant lyrics and a touch of country twang.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    NO ICE Eclectic, driving indie-rock ensemble from New York.

    THE REGRETS Pop-punk band from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    JD MCPHERSON Retro-R&B-influenced singer-songwriter with a multi-genre approach.

    LINDSAY JARMAN Athens-based indie-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    PIANO HAPPY HOUR Jason Fuller, Bart King, Grant Cowan, Caroline Aiken and guests play piano songs in the round.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The World Famous

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

    FIRST TUESDAYS Monthly event featuring local hip hop acts. This is a Southern-fried edition featuring SG ROE, Kxng Blanco, Minnea Lea and Jyshohn Lyryc, plus beats by Chief Rocka and guest host Major Biggs. Also, live poetry and the first round of Beat Wars, a battle between Athens beat-makers.

Wednesday, April 5

5 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    PANSY Athens punk band influenced by raw '80s hardcore.

    THE GLAZZIES Sag Harbor, NY band reminiscent of '90s alt-rock and grunge.

    MONOPOLY MONEY No info available.

    DAN CLIFFORD Local artist playing lo-fi power-pop.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group.

  • Live Wire

    UGA HEROs Benefit. 8 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    HONEYWHEEL Athens-based progressive rock band. 

    SCHMOOZE Athens-based alternative rock four-piece.

    50 FIFTIES No info available.

  • 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, April 6

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    DAIKAIJU Mysterious, kaiju-themed surf rock band from Huntsville, AL.

    LAZER/WULF Avant-metal instrumental trio that mixes in elements of prog, thrash and more.

    NIGHT IDEA Richmond, VA-based band with "a unique, playful approach to progressively weirder indie rock."

  • The Foundry

    Jacob Ohl's Big Feat. 7 p.m. $13 (adv.), $17 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOYS Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking.

    NATTI LOVE JOYS Out of Tennessee, this husband-and-wife duo plays roots reggae and world music.

    DYRTY JAY'S GANGSTAGRASS GOSPEL HOUR Group that's "crunchy and dirty and raw and as real as the morning sun."
  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $22 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES South Carolina band plays "rock and roll music with the roots showing."

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

Friday, April 7

6 events

Live Music

  • 440 Foundry Pavilion

    7 p.m. $29. www.classiccenter.com

    OLD DOMINION Five-piece country-rock band known for hits like "Break Up With Him."

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BIG JESUS Atlanta-based rock group featring grinding rhythms and jagged melodies. 

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

  • The Foundry

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

    DARRELL SCOTT Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

    LEVI LOWREY Storyteller and country singer-songwriter from Dacula.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE ARTISANALS Charleston, SC indie rock band led by songwriters Johnny Delaware and Clay Houle.

  • Georgia Theatre

    eTown Taping. 6 p.m. $28. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JJ GREY Acclaimed, bluesy Southern rocker from Jacksonville, FL. 

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Saturday, April 8

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta. Album release show!

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. 

    SCHMOOZE Athens-based alternative rock four-piece.

    JET PHASE Local grunge- and indie-influenced band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

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

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

    FOLK SOUL REVIVAL Alt-country/Americana band out of Bristol, VA.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE ORIGINAL SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE LACS "Country hick-hop" group from South Georgia.

    ALMOST KINGS Rap-rock crew from Marietta.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Sunday, April 9

1 event

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

Monday, April 10

2 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    MYBROTHER MYSISTER Grunge-pop brother/sister duo from Columbia, SC.
  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ROD MELANCON Singer-songwiter playing "songs from the Louisiana bayou."

    CARLY BURRUSS Country singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

Tuesday, April 11

3 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

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

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

    LIBBY DECAMP Rootsy singer-songwriter on tour from Detroit.
  • The Foundry

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

    DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES Five-piece rock band from Fort Worth, TX.

Wednesday, April 12

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS South Carolina-based garage rock band.

    THE VEGABONDS Alternative Americana band from Auburn, AL.

    REVEREND Local trio showcasing originals and covering singer-songwriters such as Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt and Howe Gelb. 

  • 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, April 13

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-21). www.caledonialounge.com

    T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARDKNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman and his band perform a set of folky, lived-in tunes.

    SAINT PÈ Five-piece garage-rock band led by former Black Lips member Ian St. Pé.

    LOOSE KNIVES New project from local musician Christian DeRoeck.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK High-energy solo blues performer with strong vocals, slide guitar and "swamp stomp."

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    ALL THEM WITCHES Heavy, bluesy, spaced-out psych-rock group from Nashville.

    RANCH GHOST Nashville-based garage-rockers.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BAND OF HEATHENS Americana quintet from Austin, TX. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    :LOVESONGS Athens-based experimental band with jazz, electronic and metal influences.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $45. www.georgiatheatre.com

    EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY Evocative post-rock band from Texas that will either leave you weeping on the floor or feeling like you can (and will) conquer the world.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    SEEPEOPLES Songwriter Will Bradford’s longtime independent cult alt-rock project.

    LILY HERNE Local group playing indie rock infused with psychedelic and folk influences.

    POLYMATH Electronic indie rock band from Anderson, SC.

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

Friday, April 14

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

    GEOMETERS Three-piece "post-something" band from Brooklyn. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SONGS OF VIC CHESNUTT Two-day event featuring over 50 local artists playing the songs of Vic Chesnutt. 

  • The Foundry

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

    PARKER GISPERT Frontman for former Athens rock trio The Whigs performs a solo set.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $45. www.georgiatheatre.com

    EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY Evocative post-rock band from Texas that will either leave you weeping on the floor or feeling like you can (and will) conquer the world.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    JIM COOK High-energy solo blues performer with strong vocals, slide guitar and "swamp stomp."

Saturday, April 15

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.

    STARBENDERS Four-piece art-punk band from Atlanta.

    WOLF-FACE St. Petersburg, FL band playing "punk that's howlingly fun."

    RESIDENT ONE Punk rock band from Atlanta.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SONGS OF VIC CHESNUTT Two-day event featuring over 50 local artists playing the songs of Vic Chesnutt. 

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

Sunday, April 16

1 event

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

Monday, April 17

1 event

Live Music

Tuesday, April 18

2 events

Live Music

Wednesday, April 19

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MO LOWDA & THE HUMBLE Alt-rock band from Philadelphia. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TURKUAZ Playing instrumental funk and a wide mix of genres from power-pop to R&B.

    ORGAN FREEMAN Funky jazz band that encourages its listeners to "get busy groovin' or get busy dying." 

    THE BUCKET SHOT REVIVAL Local group that blends indie rock and Americana sounds.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

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

    SMOKEDOG This local band plays noisy, burned-out experimental rock and roll.

    LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce plays a set of blown out, bass-heavy techno.

    MICHAEL POTTER Experimental guitar work from a member of The Electric Nature.

  • 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, April 20

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SON & THIEF Local band playing dreamy, melodic indie rock. 

     

     

    WANDERWILD Local indie-rock project led by songwriter Matt Martin.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BILLY JOE SHAVER Outlaw country legend who continues to tour and record into his 70s.

    TYLER CHILDERS Americana singer-songwriter from Kentucky.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12.50. www.georgiatheatre.com

    AMORPHIS Progressive metal band from Helsinki, Finland. 

    SWALLOW THE SUN Epic death/doom metal band from Finland.

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

    KHAOTIKA A blend of occult rock, black and death metal riffs and classic metal harmonization.

Friday, April 21

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    AIR SEA DOLPHIN New project from Robert Schneider (Apples in Stereo), plus "Homestar Runner" creators Mike and Matt Chapman.

    ATTEMPT New band featuring members of Apples in Stereo. 

    HONEY RADAR Philadelphia-based band playing upbeat but profound pop-rock. 

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JACOB SUNDERLIN Local musician who incorporates elements of noise, folk, ambient and drone.

    JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son team up for an experimental instrumental set.

    NIFTY EMTTER Local artist playing "sweet artful sounds that will blow and stimulate your mind."

    AURAL OCEAN New project featuring "drums, bass, keys and ladyvox."

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BAND OF OZ Long-running North Carolina-based oldies collective playing beach and soul music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CRANFORD HOLLOW Americana outfit based out of Hilton Head Island, SC.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $21 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS Authentic, engaging country act from Oklahoma.

    CORDOVA Indie rock band from Astoria, Oregon playing "music that makes you feel the atmosphere."

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $17 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    JOHN "PAPA" GROS Singer-songwriter who combines New Orleans funk, rock, jazz, blues and more "into a genre-bending gumbo."

    HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.

    MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group.

Saturday, April 22

4 events

Live Music

Sunday, April 23

2 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • The World Famous

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

    LILY HERNE Local group playing indie rock infused with psychedelic and folk influences.

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

    REVEREND HYLTON & THE DEVIL'S HANDS "Americana outlaw" band from Atlanta.

Monday, April 24

1 event

Live Music

Tuesday, April 25

3 events

Live Music

Wednesday, April 26

4 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    SURFER BLOOD Florida indie rock group known for its hook-heavy guitar-pop. 

    BOYTOY Brooklyn-based indie-rock trio.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre Rooftop

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ADIOS GHOST Psychedelic, world and electronic group out of Brooklyn, NY.

    SHY LAYERS Dreamy electronic pop music from this Atlanta producer.

  • 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, April 27

2 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BOMBADIL Durham, NC folk-pop band with charming and picturesque lyrics and intrumentation. 

    GREATER PYRENEES Folk-pop endeavor headed by Sean Kirkpatrick.

  • Live Wire

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

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