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Tuesday, April 28

7 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    CALE DODDS Nashvile-based singer-songwriter.

    SETH ENNIS Country singer-songwriter from Valdosta, GA.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TALL TALL TREES Psychedelic folk artist and Kishi Bashi band member Mike Savino plays tunes with his "Banjotron 5000."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KISHI BASHI Talented local songwriter and violinist creates exuberant, loop-driven, experimental pop music. He'll be performing with a string section for a special show.

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Funkadelic rapper and electronica artist from South Carolina via Athens.

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

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

    SPACE BROTHER No info available.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and former member of indie-pop group Helen Scott performs.

    COMPANY OF GHOSTS Florida-based band playing a combination of blackgrass, jug band and punk music.

  • Live Wire

    10 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    LUCIDEA Progressive electro-jam band from Atlanta.

    TELEKENETIC WALRUS Experimental, psychedelic hip hop from Miami, FL. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SWEET KNIEVEL This four-piece jam band plays a variety of musical styles ranging from melodic psychedelic rock to funk and beyond.

Wednesday, April 29

7 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    THE VINYL STRANGERS Melodic local folk-rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LOW CUT CONNIE Rock and roll band with members from Philadelphia, New York and the UK.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL Featuring music from Nu Depth, 185668232, Sick Lion, Pamela_ and her sons, Wild of Night, Ginko, Cottonmouth, TV Head Guy and KUSA87, as well as visuals by Alessandra Hoshor and Pops Baron.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    WINFIELD & BOYS Seasoned country-rock group from Savannah, GA. 

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, April 30

17 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KAYLA BERRIE AND ALL THAT JAZZ Local jazz ensemble.

    STARBENDERS Four-piece art-punk band from Atlanta.

    THE STIR Rock band from Athens and Atlanta.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    ANDREW VICKERY Americana artist from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken worn, film, magic and a variety of other surprises.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www40watt.com

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse. Album release show! See story on p. 18.

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

    GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound. 

    PURSES No info available.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE HOWLING TONGUES Radio-ready, Atlanta-based rock and roll band.

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

    SON & THIEF Local indie rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot plays a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot plays a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    ROAD TO COLLEGE Featuring music by Sye Elaine Spence, Sarah Elizabeth, Sam Burchfield and WrennAll proceeds go to an Athens-Clarke County high school senior's road to college.

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Tigrlily and Trogdor.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    FRANK FAIRFIELD Acclaimed old-timey folk musician from California.

    ART ROSENBAUM Local musician and historian plays a solo set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GNARLY STONEHENGE Nashville-based country-rocker Zach Stone does his thing with a selection of talented backers.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 (Five Points location)

    STEPHANIE SCHECTER Local singer-songwriter with a personal acoustic style.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location)

    LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Leaving Countries singer plays a solo set of folk and Americana.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (E. Broad St. location)

    BROOKS WIMBERLY Athens-bred singer-songwriter influenced by Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic.

Friday, May 1

13 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays a set of favorites.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7:30 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Donn PatrolCHUNX, Bathroom/s, Seagulls, Above Repute, Street Sweeper, Eliminate Earth, Five O'Clock Devil, Burns Like Fire and People Of Mars. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    TARNATION Local band with a chunky rock sound and catchy, emotive vocals.

    CULT FLUORESCENT Athens-based minimalist pop project.

    SLANG Atlanta-based four-piece rock band.

    WET SOCKS Garage-rock duo from Savannah.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    LAUGHLIN Local country duo with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $12. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE STEEL WHEELS Virginia four-piece playing a seamless blend of folk-rock and Americana.

    DOM FLEMONS Folk singer-songwriter, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DALMATION Folk-rock band from Macon.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia's favorite '70s light-rock tribute band returns to town to perform a high-octane set of cover songs.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    PLAINS Glammy, Birmingham, AL-based garage-rock band.

    JOCK GANG New local noise-pop group featuring former members of k i d s. 

    ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzz-pop guitar/drums project of local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and former member of indie-pop group Helen Scott performs.

    DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    OAES Benefit. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BAMA GAMBLERS Dirty blues and Southern rock band from Auburn, AL.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • VFW

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

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

Saturday, May 2

16 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    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. (8 a.m.)

    MARION MONTGOMERY Local blues guitarist and songwriter. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEE PILCHER BAND Guitarist and graduate of Atlanta Institute of Music plays of variety of funky music from the past to the present.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    4 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Shoot the BlitzHyperspace, Moreland Wrecks, Unsound Condition, In Tents, Taped Fist, Abacus, Squadron, Burnt Books, Interstellar Upstarts, Horrible Idea, Grinchfinger, Hermits of Suburbia, Treephort, The Riggs, Sleazoid Mafia 666 and Harsh Words. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • College Square

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org

    ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Featuring music from Girls With Guitars, Craig Rafuse, Benjamin Simpson, Tongues, MrJordanMrTonks, Let It Rip, Rev. Tribble and the Deacons, The Shadow Executives, JGBCB and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    MOTHS Jacob Morris and his all-star backing band play an acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

    75 DOLLAR BILL Eclectic, New York City-based instrumental duo.

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

    CHOOM GANG New local trio.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE SWEET HEART BEETS Local funkadelic rock group that incorporates sax and harmonica. 

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    KEB' MO' Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller. 

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

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

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental/electronic local band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    ROBBY CASSO Programs frontman performs a solo set.

    CGI JOE The musical alias of Joe Kubler, formerly known as Rene LeConte.

    DJS DAFFY DUCK & TAINT Two local DJs team up.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–'50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho. This show will feature special guest violinist Tereska Grynia.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.hiloathens.com

    SUBSONICS The Atlanta garage-rock legends perform. See story on p. 14.

    THE DE LUX INTERIORS Local Cramps cover band featuring members of Cars Can Be Blue and Los Meesfits.

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

    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.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1442

    JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

  • La Cabaña de Don Juan

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3535

    MARTY WINKLER TRIO The local singer performs a set of beautiful original material and classic favorites.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band.

Sunday, May 3

5 events

Live Music

  • ACC Library

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

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

  • College Square

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org

    ATHENS HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL Featuring music from Art Rosenbaum, Breathlanes, Dangfly, Squalls, Ralph Roddenberry, the Abbey Road All-Star Revue and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring music from Prime Time feat. Douglas Ellison.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    TAPESTRIES Providence, RI multi-instrumentalist Mike DeCosta's alternative psych-folk project.

    GARY EDDY Athens-based Atlanta transplant plays acoustic psychedelia.

    IN SONITUS LUX Free improv group from Atlanta fronted by E. Serson Brannen.

  • Ted's Most Best

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

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

Monday, May 4

5 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

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

    NATE AND KATE Local duo playing "nightmarish originals and fun trashy covers with guitar and drums only."

    SWEET SPIRIT Power-pop group from Austin, TX.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $12. www.thefoundryathens.com

    CALEB JOHNSON The winner of "American Idol" season 13, Johnson combines a rock attitude with melodic sensibility. 

    THE ATHENS BAND Youthful rock band playing a mix of rock and roll originals and covers.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CANARY IN A COALMINE Haunting Americana band fronted by Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker. 

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur, GA.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BIG WHATEVER Underground hip hop act from Gainesville, FL.

    666 GAYNGSTA Experimental hip hop project.

    CABBAGE LOOPER Old school funk, soul and jazz meet today's fun hip-hop.

    ECHO CONSTANT Local sample-based electronic project.

  • 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, May 5

5 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

  • The Foundry

    Cinco de Mayo Party. 7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GROGUS This long-running local ensemble plays jazz and salsa accentuated with reggae, hip hop and Afro-Cuban styles.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HOUDINNE Atlanta-based experimental hip hop outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

  • Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-9301

    5 MAYO FESTIVAL Featuring music from Pamela_ and her sons, Suffer Dragon, Elysia Empyre, Fit of Body, Yung Yang, Half Acid, Wet Garden, Cult of Riggonia, Crunchy, Strictly Rickli, Manny and the Deepthroats, Cottonmouth, Coco & Clair Clair, Fantasy Sports and L'or. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Wednesday, May 6

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CCR HEADCLEANER Noisy, chaotic rock band from San Francisco, featuring former Athenians Justin Flowers and Al Cargile. 

    WYMYNS PRYSYN Atlanta-based punk band fronted by Andrew Wiggins (Hawks, Blame Game).

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

    CHORE BOY New local project from songwriter Jeff Rahuba (Long Legged Woman).

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

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

  • The Foundry

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

    ELEPHANT REVIVAL Nederland, CO-based progressive Americana band with gypsy and Celtic influences.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $28. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DWEEZIL ZAPPA Frank Zappa's son plays a long, ambitious set of his father's favorites and obscure gems.

  • Go Bar

    Potter's Go Bar Res. 9:30 p.m. $3–5 (suggested donation). 706-546-5609

    MICHAEL POTTER Local experimental sound artist.

    GENETIC OUTCAST Sexual noise karaoke with voice memos, samples and soundbytes as sweet as the taste of candy.

    SUFFER DRAGON Atlanta-based experimental duo featuring members of Faun and a Pan Flute.

    MAGICICADA Alter ego of Atlanta-based noise/electronic artist Chris White.

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

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, May 7

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KUROMA Hook-heavy psychedelic pop group from Athens featuring MGMT's Hank Sullivant. 

    WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven local rock band.

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

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $6. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW Vaudevillian rock and roll act from New Orleans, showcasing their "Gypsy Brass Circus Rock."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE BOTTOM DOLLARS Brooklyn-bred classic rock that's just as loud as it is sweaty.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE BOTTOM DOLLARS Brooklyn-bred classic rock that's just as loud as it is sweaty.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot plays a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT & GEOFF ACHISON BAND Bramblett's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Tonight, he's teaming up with Australian blues guitarist Achison and his band for a collaborative set.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    LES RACQUET Prog/power-pop trio with three-part vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and interesting instrumentals, all backed up with jazz musicianship.

    THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 8

9 events

Live Music

  • 9 p.m. $10. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE Tribute band performing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band with special guests Randall Bramblett, Steve Hunter, Eric Carter and others.

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7:30 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Blue TowerRat Babies, Night Terrors, Spray Tan, Dangerous Assumptions, Shehehe, WAFT, War Revenge, The Fact and The Joy Kills.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

    KENNY GEORGE BAND Alt-country group from Aiken, SC.

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    DIAMOND RUGS Rock and roll supergroup featuring members of Deer Tick, Black Lips and Dead Confederate.

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

    JUSTIN COLLINS Nashville based solo artist playing lo-fi folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    STEEP CANYON RANGERS Progressive bluegrass music rooted in tradition and oozing with instrumental dexterity.

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

  • Live Wire

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

    LARRY MITCHELL BAND A "dynamic rock instrumental funk-flavored splash of intensity," led by Grammy winning producer and guiarist Larry Mitchell.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The Roadhouse

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2324

    NEW PARLIAMENT Athens-based jam band influenced by Neil Young, Widespread Panic, Led Zeppelin and more.

Saturday, May 9

6 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    THE CHUGS Local four-piece party band that plays the hits.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    4 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Go-NowheresAwkward Sounds, Low Cotton, Forsaken Profits, Neon Knives, The Swank, Random Conflict, Wombat In Combat, La Suegra, Ganges Phalanges, Triangle Fire, Cooter Punch, Karbomb, La Madrugada, Rubrics, Rotten Stitches and El ChupaSkabra.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    PLAYGROUND HERO Local "urban alternative rock band" that combines rock and hip hop.

    THE OLD WORLD MONKEYS No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THOMAS WYNN AND THE BELIEVERS This six-piece group from Orlando plays Americana rock infused with Southern soul.

    WHISKEY MYERS Country-inspired Southern rock from Tyler, TX. 

  • La Cabaña de Don Juan

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3535

    MARTY WINKLER TRIO The local singer performs a set of beautiful original material and classic favorites.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    SOUTHERN GUMBO A showcase of music in a variety of genres. 

Sunday, May 10

1 event

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies. This is a special Mother's Day performance.

Monday, May 11

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month's Hoot features Three ArrowsWhisper Kiss and Daniel Mack & Pick'n Coop. Susan Staley opens and hosts.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ADRON The strong, fluttering voice of Atlanta's Adrienne McCann meanders through her blend of mellow Tropicalia and low-key jazz.

    LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.

Tuesday, May 12

1 event

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

    DREAM CULTURE Atlanta-based psychedelic dream-pop group.

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

    THE SCRAPS Surfy, snotty punk band from Atlanta. 

Wednesday, May 13

6 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    ROAD TO ROO BATTLE OF THE BANDS One lucky Athens band will win a chance to perform at Bonnaroo 2015! This is an all-ages show.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ICKY BLOSSOMS Multi-dimensional three-piece band playing tunes ranging from "hazy pop to pulsating dance." 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JENNY LEWIS Popular singer-songwriter from L.A., known for fronting the indie-pop group Rilo Kiley.

    NIKKI LANE South Carolina native Americana singer-songwriter. 

  • Go Bar

    Potter's Go Bar Res. 9:30 p.m. $3–5 (suggested donation). 706-546-5609

    POTTER/PIERCE/VANCE Improv set featuring members of Cult of Riggonia, Wet Garden and Gurgle Twins.

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.

    JADE POPPYFIELD Experimental drone outfit from Macon.

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

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

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, May 14

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HELLO OCHO Energetic, Atlanta-based indie rock band.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    Nuci's Space Benefit. 8 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON Americana/rock band led by songwriter Scott Low and featuring Doyle Williams, Clint Swords and Mike Strickland.

    TIGHT BLACKS No info available.

    DEFAULTERNATE No info available.

    BEAUTY AND THE BEARD Kelly Hoyle Fuller and Ty Manning play country-tinged folk-rock.

    DANIEL HUTCHINS Solo rock and roll from one of Bloodkin's founding members. 

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot plays a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 15

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS A fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space that challenges local businesses to showcase the talents of their employees by forming bands to compete against other businesses on stage at the fabulous 40 Watt Club.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $36. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MY MORNING JACKET Highly acclaimed, shapeshifting rock and roll band from Louisville, KY. 

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, May 16

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HIP HOP MUSIC AND FILM CONFERENCE Topics may include marketing, publishing, distribution, record labels and a short film screening. Plus, several contests and an open mic event.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS A fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space that challenges local businesses to showcase the talents of their employees by forming bands to compete against other businesses on stage at the fabulous 40 Watt Club.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

Monday, May 18

2 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER Americana-inflected psychedelic rock group featuring songwriter Sean Lennon.

    CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Long-running local psychedelic rock ensemble featuring members of the Olivia Tremor Control.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE TRAIN WRECKS Outlaw alt-country meets bluegrass and then circles back to genuine Americana. 

    THIS FRONTIER NEEDS HEROES Brooklyn-based alternative folk duo.

Tuesday, May 19

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CONCORD AMERICA Slightly out-of-control Atlanta-based band that touches on punk and garage.

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

    BUFFALO RODEO Progressive indie rock band from Bowling Green, KY.

    WAYNE SZALINSKI Emo-tinged indie singer-songwriter from East Lansing, MI. 

Wednesday, May 20

3 events

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    Potter's Go Bar Res. 9:30 p.m. $3–5 (suggested donation). 706-546-5609

    MICHAEL POTTER Local experimental sound artist.

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

    JOHN FERNANDES AND ALEC LIVADITIS Two local experimental musicians team up for a duo set.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, May 21

6 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET Soulful and impactful Cajun music backed by spellbinding fiddle. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    WICKED KING The band says it is "a speeding train of rock that will not slow down! Hop on board or get out of the way!"

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot plays a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Normaltown Hall

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

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

    GUMSHOE Lean, darkly evocative rock songs with vivid imagery, courtesy of frontman Andy Dixon's weirdo-as-Everyman lyrics.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 22

4 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    ANDY GONZALES Longtime Elephant 6 songwriter and Marshmallow Coast frontman performs.

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

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, May 23

1 event

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock.

    MYTHICAL MOTORS Power-pop/garage four-piece from Chattanooga, TN. 

Monday, May 25

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

Wednesday, May 27

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WEISSHUND Groovy rock group from Atlanta.

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

    FRANNY New, eclectic local band influnced by indie rock, jazz, classical and bluegrass.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SHILPA RAY Self-proclaimed "artist's artist" playing dark, funk-infused blues-punk.

  • Go Bar

    Potter's Go Bar Res. 9:30 p.m. $3–5 (suggested donation). 706-546-5609

    MICHAEL POTTER Local experimental sound artist.

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local synth-heavy experimental pop band.

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

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, May 28

2 events

Live Music

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot plays a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 29

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    INTO THE SUN Athens four-piece marrying classic rock with a modern vibe. 

    VANCE FITE Alternative pop-rock artist from Atlanta.

    LOVESUCKER "Dark funk" band from Charlotte, NC.

  • The Foundry

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

    UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. 

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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