COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, September 30

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SOFT SWELLS Critically acclaimed and beach-inspired indie rock band.

    WE BY THE SEA No information available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS High-energy rock and roll band from Baltimore, MD influenced by soul and country music.

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

    FLY GOLDEN EAGLE Upstart, Nashville-based rockers.

  • The Melting Point

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com

    STRUNG LIKE A HORSE "Gypsy-punk-garage-grass" group from Chattanooga.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $15. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

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

Wednesday, October 1

11 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VINCENT THE DOG Local blues-rock trio.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

    DENDERA BLOODBATH Experimental darkwave band from Atlanta.

    THE STEAK PLACE New solo experimental hip hop/noise project from musician Timothy Vance.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    LEE ANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing an acoustic set with a mix of covers and originals.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $31. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BROKEN BELLS Indie rock supergroup consisting of The Shins' James Mercer and former Athenian Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    HAMILTON LEITHAUSER The former Walkmen frontman performs a solo set.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RICKY DIGITS Local MC who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu Tang Clan, and Eminem as influences.

    TYLER JONES New local MC.

    CELINE NEON New electro-pop artist.

    DJ TAINT Xander Witt (Muuy Biien) spins new wave, goth and post-punk.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    SHE KEEPS BEES Bluesy, soulful rock duo from Brooklyn, NY.

    PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    FABULOUS BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Alvanos (Elf Power) soars with his '60s British, folk and psych-pop influenced sound. Every Wednesday in October!

  • The Melting Point

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

    MEIKO California-based pop singer-songwriter.

    BUDDY Los Angeles-based indie-pop group.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    LITTLE RAINE BAND Rock/Americana band from Birmingham, AL.

  • 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.

  • The Volstead

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Thursday, October 2

10 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VIETKONG High energy local duo who draw from a wide range of genres.

    COSMIC KING No info available.

    BELFAST LANDING Athens folk-rock group with confessional lyrics.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com

    J. MASCIS The Dinosaur Jr. frontman performs a set of stripped-down acoustic material.

    LULUC Australian indie-folk duo. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Green Room

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

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

    THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.

  • 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.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10:30 p.m. 706-850-8561

    RADIATOR HOSPITAL Poppy punk band from Philadelphia. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals. 

    PLACES TO HIDE Indie rock band from Atlanta.

    MOUTH New band featuring former members of Witches and Daffodil.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE SOUL REBELS Jazz/funk band from New Orleans, LA.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THOUGHTOMATIC Five-piece band from Milledgeville, GA featuring soaring solos, four-part harmonies and a tight rhythm section.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Space Jam. 7 p.m. $5. www.nuci.org

    AUSTIN GREEN Member of the band Space Time Travelers plays a solo set.

     

     

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.

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

Friday, October 3

12 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GRAND VAPIDS Formerly known as Androcles and the Lion, this local alt-folk band has a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound.

    PENNYBOY New local indie rock band.

    FUTO Sex-obsessed electro-pop project fronted by songwriter Patrick Brick.

    GRAFTON TANNER Local songwriter performs a solo set.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE VAN ELLEN BELT Pittsburgh-based band that leans toward psychedelia, coasts on electronica and mentions an eclectic array of music, film and theater influences.

    KUSA 87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

    EL HOLLIN This Athens band plays haunting pop music with minimal instrumentation and ethereal female vocals.

    T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing "post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock."

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.40watt.com

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS North Carolina native Fields has played with legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers and O.V. Wright.

    CURTIS HARDING Atlanta-based soul singer and performer. See story on p. 13. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    BOTHER New local post-punk band.

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

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

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

    HARPOONER Psych-pop band from Bloomington, IN.

    NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. Long-running California country-rock band.

    TOMMY WOMACK Nashville-based author and singer-songwriter who fronted the post-punk band Government Cheese.

  • Iron Factory

    9 p.m. 706-395-6877

    PAPA LEGBA New project that plays neo-New Orleans blues, voodoo folk and zydeco, capturing the spirit of the bayou with inspired originals as well old favorites flavored with a Louisiana twist.

  • The Melting Point

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

    JGBCB Local musicians pay tribute to "one of the greatest cover bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band."

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

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

  • 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, October 4

11 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    LAVON SMITH Local writer and musician. (8 a.m.)

    FOLK SOCIETY BAND Local group playing folk tunes. (10 a.m.)

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    ASHLIE RAE Pop-country singer-songwriter from Cartersville, GA.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar.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.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BOBBY'S SHORTS Grateful Dead covers by members of the local band Futurebirds.

  • Go Bar

    The Hunt For Rad October. 10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SCOOTERBABE Local noise-pop group.

    GORGEOUS Dark pop group from Chattanooga, TN.

    FAKE FLOWERS New local psychedelic-tinged jangle-rock band. 

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE GLANDS The cult-favorite Athens pop-rock band returns for a rare show. See story on p. 10.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    MINTON SPARKS Country songwriter who mixes music, poetry and storytelling.

  • Iron Factory

    9 p.m. 706-395-6877

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • Max

    10 p.m. $3. 706-254-3392

    THE GRAWKS Local rock and roll band inspired by '70s classic rock and punk.

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

    MASON JAR MENAGERIE Blues-rock three piece from Fountain Inn, SC.

  • The Melting Point

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

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can't go wrong here.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band that covers classic funk tunes.

Sunday, October 5

2 events

Live Music

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE CLASSIC CITY COLLECTIVE The Classic City Community Church band is "redefining congregational worship music in a church, ministering to one of the most innovative music cities in the country."

    MISSION ATHENS MUSIC A group of musicians from Athens who love to make music about Jesus together.

  • The World Famous

    North GA Folk Fest Benefit. 8 p.m. $10. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    ART ROSENBAUM AND FRIENDS Local musician and historian plays a set with the help of some colleagues.

Monday, October 6

5 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

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

    STRAYS Local garage-pop band featuring members of Velocirapture and Muuy Biien.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $16 (adv.), $21 (door). www.40watt.com

    OLD 97'S Legendary Texas-based alt-country band. See story on p. 12.

    DAVID WAX MUSEUM Missouri-based duo David Wax and Suz Slezak fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

    ROB NANCE Inspired by Doc Watson and Neil Young, Nance writes songs that mix contemporary and traditional Southern folk.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

  • The World Famous

    North GA Folk Fest Benefit. 8:30 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com

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

Tuesday, October 7

7 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    FREE THE HONEY Jenny Hill, Lizzy Plotkin, and Katherine Taylor use a wide variety of instruments to create a cosmic harmony.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    DESERT NOISES Melodic indie rock band from Provo, UT.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, lo-fi guitar driven local indie rock band.

    HALFSOUR Power-pop group from Boston, MA.

  • The Melting Point

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

    NEW COUNTRY REHAB Americana group led by Nashville-based songwriter Sam Lewis.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    MYRIAD HOUSE BAND Members of Partial Cinema, Monsoon and Saturn Valley lead an open jam session.

    SATSUMA Members of the Freshtones and other local acts collaborate to produce a unique, fresh sound.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

  • The World Famous

    North GA Folk Fest Benefit. 8:30 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens.com

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

Wednesday, October 8

9 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    FERRELLE, POULIN, VAN WYK Three local musicians team up for a set.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    VINYL THIEF Electro-rock band from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL gaining national attention.

    SEMICIRCLE Ongoing folk-rock project from Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland.

    HENRY TOLAND Florida-based singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TATSUYA NAKATANI Internationally renowned Japanese solo percussionist.

    GRANT EVANS Evans uses tape loops and electronics to create expansive, rumbling soundscapes.

    THE 19TH BROOD New noise/drone project from local musicians Don Chambers and Lucas Kane.

    APROTAG Local ambient/drone outfit.

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

  • Green Room

    10:30 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE SOIL & THE SUN Michigan-based collective playing "experiential spiritual orchestral rock."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    FABULOUS BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Alvanos (Elf Power) soars with his '60s British, folk and psych-pop influenced sound. Every Wednesday in October!

  • The Melting Point

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

    NAPPY ROOTS Southern rap duo that burst on the scene with the 2001 single "Awnaw."

    THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.

    ACE BOON KOONZ New duo featuring legendary area figures Duddy Ken and Backwood Slick.

    CHIEF ROCKA Spinning tunes throughout the night.

  • Normaltown Hall

    Living Room Show. 8 p.m. $20. www.undertowtickets.com

    WALTER MARTIN A former member of The Walkmen, Martin recently released an acclaimed album of kid-friendly folk-pop.

  • 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, October 9

8 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HIP HOP SHOWCASE Featuring MCs Grade A, YCG-S.U.G.O. Mafia, BIlly D. Brell, Mr. Lee, Squalle, Don Dota and Yung Cuz.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DUMPSTAPHUNK Funk group from New Orleans that has revolutionized progressive funk music.

    YO MAMA'S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND Funky, hard-hitting collective from Asheville, NC.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    COSBY SWEATER Electronica/electro-jazz band.

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

  • 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.

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE SECRET SISTERS Alabama-based country-folk duo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE FRESHTONES Athens-based "improg" act.

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. www.nuci.org

    THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between (formerly known as Sehrmann and Cedar Waxwing).

    DALMATION Folk-rock band from Macon.

Friday, October 10

11 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FEART The band formerly known as Beef Silence, John Parr Jones, Never Ending Pasta Bowl, Mario Speedwagon and Toots and Bladders.

    THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.

    SECRET EUROPEANS New piano- and electronic-based pop project from Mandy Branch (Motherfucker).

  • Cutters Pub

    10 p.m. 706-353-9800

    LULLWATER Polished local alternative rock band that explores grunge and Southern rock.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    TEN MILE CREEK Country band from Claxton, GA.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $11. www.40watt.com

    SUPERCHUNK Legendary North Carolina-based indie rock group.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SHOVELS & ROPE Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent play what they call "sloppy-tonk" music.

    JOHN FULLBRIGHT Grammy-nominated Americana, folk and blues musician from Oklahoma.

  • Green Room

    10:30 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    MOTHER'S FINEST A mix of rock, gospel, R&B, metal and jazz seen through the lenses of an "Afro-Euro mosaic" sound.

    HERO THE BAND A group of four brothers playing a blend of soul, rock, pop and R&B.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • Nuçi's Space

    14th Anniversary Party. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

  • 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

    DAPHNE LEE MARTIN Eclectic folk singer-songwriter from Connecticut.

    HANNAH FAIR Earthy, acoustic singer-songwriter.

Saturday, October 11

9 events

Live Music

  • 1009 Parkview Rd., Winterville

    5 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/thethunderjam

    THUNDER JAM Enjoy free camping and parking and rock out to the sounds of Timi Conley & Friends, Dodd Ferrelle and many more.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

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

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    CHRIS HAMRICK Georgia-based country singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums.

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

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    RACHEL O'NEAL Local acoustic singer-songwriter that deftly navigates her varied influences, including indie rock, jazz and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MICHAL MENERT Colorado-based producer signed to Pretty Lights Music.

    ELIOT LIPP Electro-funk artist based out of Tacoma, WA.

    SUPERVISION Futuristic electronic hip hop beats.

    PAUL BASIC A combination of gritty sound, dusty samples and thick drums.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m. $15 (adults), $8 (students), FREE! (under 12). www.athensfolk.org

    NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL The festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with music from legendary guitarist Norman Blake, as well as Pat Shields, Bonnie Loggins and Mary Lomax, The Skillet Lickers, Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham, Stone Mountain Wobblers, The Folk Society Band, Bluebilly Grit, Emerald Road and Hair of the Dog.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. $22. 706-543-5940

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Perhaps 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."

Sunday, October 12

1 event

Live Music

Monday, October 13

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana's roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger's heart.

    THESE WILD PLAINS Rocking Americana act from Boston, MA.

  • Green Room

    Handpicked Artists Presents. 9 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com

    CHRIS MOORE Bluesy local singer-songwriter.

    ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart, the kind that can either make you tear up or laugh out loud.

    JOSH PERKINS Long-running local folk-rocker.

    CHRIS STALCUP Frontman for Chris Stalcup & The Grange, an Americana rock band from Atlanta.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Tuesday, October 14

2 events

Live Music

  • Green Room

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

    NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis, of Sam Sniper and Yo Soybean, strikes out on his own with "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond." 

    CALLIOPE MUSICALS A cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin, TX.

    T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing "post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock."

  • The Melting Point

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

    DANK GRASS Acoustic performance by local jam band Dank Sinatra.

Wednesday, October 15

8 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $19. www.georgiatheatre.com

    TUNE-YARDS Eclectic, critically acclaimed, rhythm-centric indie act fronted by singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus.

    JAMES TILLMAN Soulful, New York City-based singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FEATHERFACE Houston, TX-based band known for its energetic live performances and over-the-top, divergent approach to pop music.

  • Green Room

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

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

    UPPER ROOM No info available. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    FABULOUS BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Alvanos (Elf Power) soars with his '60s British, folk and psych-pop influenced sound. Every Wednesday in October!

  • The Melting Point

    7:45 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    HOME FREE High energy, humor-laced a cappella pop with country undertones.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    YADDATU Four-piece band from the foothills of North Carolina.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JACOB CUMMINGS Singer-songwriter from Seattle, WA playing bluesy pop influenced by artists like John Mayer.

Thursday, October 16

7 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE PUSSYWILLOWS New rock and roll duo featuring local songwriters Hannah Zale and Carly Gibson.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE WAILERS Legendary reggae crew best known as Bob Marley's backing band. The group is touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the album Legend, which it will play in its entirety.

    MIGHTY MYSTIC Reggae collective from Boston, MA.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $4. www.greenroomathens.com

    NAUGHTY PROFESSOR  Instrumental funk band hailing from New Orleans.

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-8900 (Epps Bridge Pkwy. location)

    PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

  • The Melting Point

    Songwriters in the Round. 8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    BOBBY LONG Americana artist with influences like Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie.

    GABRIEL KELLEY A former Athens resident, Kelley plays heartfelt, country-inspired folk songs.

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur, GA.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

Friday, October 17

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE CRYPTIDES Local surf-rock band featuring members of The HUMMS and Timmy and the Tumblers. 

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

    MOTHER THE CAR Founded by a brother duo, this hard rock act combines various types of music resulting in what they call "hard blues."

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    KACEY MUSGRAVES In-demand young country artist from Nashville who broke onto the scene with the critically acclaimed Same Trailer Different Park.

    JOHN & JACOB Birmingham, AL-based Americana duo.

  • Green Room

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

    SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock. CD Release Party!

  • The Melting Point

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

    DJ MARK BELL '80s dance party courtesty of Mark Bell will commence on the rooftop immediately following The Highballs.

  • 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, October 18

4 events

Live Music

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    JASON EARL BLANKENSHIP Acoustic country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BEN RECTOR Popular pop singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    JOHN MCLAUGHLIN Mainstream singer-songwriter and actor with a pop-focused sound.

     

  • Green Room

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

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

    COLD RIVER CITY Six-piece high-energy funk band.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC.

Sunday, October 19

1 event

Live Music

  • The Melting Point

    Pickin' For Peace. 7 p.m. $20 (adv.), $23 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.

    MICHAEL GUTHRIE Local singer-songwriter whose sound is a melding of folk, jazz, pop, blues, flamenco, country and rock.

Monday, October 20

2 events

Live Music

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    HELIUM MOON CEREMONY New band from Greensboro, NC featuring Josh Johnson (The Spinns, The Greenhornes).

    DADDY ISSUES All-female garage-pop combo from Greensboro, NC.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz player Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Tuesday, October 21

2 events

Live Music

  • The Melting Point

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

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

    BRUSH FIRE Formed in 1977, this Georgia-based bluegrass band is known for its onstage energy and superb vocal harmony.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.

    MYRIAD HOUSE BAND Members of Partial Cinema, Monsoon and Saturn Valley lead an open jam session.

Wednesday, October 22

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE PEN TEST Semi-local industrial electronic project from Pat Walsh. Throbbing Gristle vibes by way of Adonis and Kraftwerk.

    WILD OF NIGHT Local band playing soaring, experimental new age-inspired chamber-pop.

    MANNY & THE DEEPTHROATS Alias of local experimental sound artist Manny Lage.

    BOY HARSHER No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    FABULOUS BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Alvanos (Elf Power) soars with his '60s British, folk and psych-pop influenced sound. Every Wednesday in October!

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    CAPTAIN GREEN Funk-fusion band from Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    THE SATURDAY GIANT One-man band from Columbus, OH featuring elements of rock, pop, electro and hip hop.

Thursday, October 23

6 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JOHN FRENCH & THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French's sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.

    THE HABIT Contemporary Americana band with a folk-grounded, punk-infused sound.

    GOLDWING No info available.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MAHAYLA New Orleans-based indie rock band that sounds "like a Southern Built to Spill."

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

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

    MINOR WILEY Atlanta-based indie rock trio.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE SOUTHERN BELLES A Zappa-esque amalgamation of country, jazz, rock and funk from Richmond, VA.

    DIM DIMENSIONS A side project of Mama's Love featuring a variety of local musicians. 

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE STEELDRIVERS Nationally acclaimed blues, country and bluegrass fusion band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MYLES BROWN BAND Atlanta-based funk-fusion group.

Friday, October 24

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to various vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.

    MINIBOSSES Independent progressive rock band known for their video game music covers.

  • Green Room

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

    BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit.

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND One of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters leads a band that features Ike Stubblefield, Michael C. Steele, Eddie Glikin, Matt Joiner, Paul Scales and Michelle Castleberry.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    DIRTY DOORS Doors tribute band.

  • 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, October 25

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.

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

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

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    COUNTRY RIVER Country band.

  • 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.

Sunday, October 26

1 event

Live Music

Monday, October 27

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, October 28

2 events

Live Music

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by songwriter Christian DeRoeck, playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    NATO COLES Punk rock band hailing from Minnesota's Twin Cities.

    ARMS ALOFT Gruff but melodic pop-punk group from Wisconsin.

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

  • The Melting Point

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

    90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band featuring vocal harmonies and slide guitar.

Wednesday, October 29

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ORENDA FINK Formerly of Azure Ray, Fink's solo music explores mysticism and the Southern gothic subconscious.

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

    FLIGHT MODE No info available.

  • Green Room

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

    AGES AND AGES "Bright and uplifting" indie rock collective from Portland, OR.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    FABULOUS BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Alvanos (Elf Power) soars with his '60s British, folk and psych-pop influenced sound. Every Wednesday in October!

  • 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, October 30

4 events

Live Music

Friday, October 31

4 events

Live Music

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    JONATHAN INGRAM Country rocker from Braselton, GA.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SPINELLO Local jazz fusion band.

  • 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 World Famous

    9 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com

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

    THE PAUL COLLINS BEAT Legendary power-pop figure Paul Collins (The Nerves, The Beat) heads this rotating cast.