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Tuesday, March 31

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    UNSOUND CONDITION Band from Atlanta who claims to combine elements of hardcore, metal, funk and fine dining. 

    DAYS OF STRUGGLE Hardcore group from Tijuana, Mexico.

    VERTICALLY CHALLENGED Metal band from Winder.

  • The Foundry

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

    MOCKINGBIRD SUN Nashville-based country band with a sound "accessible to listeners with more indie sensibilities."

    EMILY HACKETT Folk singer-songwriter raised in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COBALT CRANES L.A.-based four-piece group playing psych-grunge. 

    BOTHER New local post-punk three-piece.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JOHN KING BAND This local band blends the stylistic qualities of Southern rock and country.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

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

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

  • 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.

Wednesday, April 1

8 events

Live Music

  • 400 Watt Clurb

    10:14 p.m. FREE! www.400wattereddown.zlip

    TABER & THE UTOPIANS No info available. See story on p. 5.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CARELESS PILOTS Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    THE NICK AUSTIN TRIO Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    THE GOOD LOOKS Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Dancz Center for New Music

    5 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    T.S. WOODWARD The local musician presents a recital of his senior thesis, How to Breathe Underwater. The full-length studio album will be played back in stereo, followed by a live performance of B-sides and additional compositions, as arranged and performed by T.S. Woodward & The Phantasmagoric Chamber Orchestra.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell sisters play and sing hip hop originals backed by upright keytar, singing cat and junkyard burritos.

    DJ BEETBOT Duo spins upbeat death-metal and an exhaustive amount of Michael McDonald.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    EOTO Eeeeeeeeeoooooooootttttttooooooo.

    ILL.GATES Bill Gates?

    ANDY BRUH & ROBBIE DUDE Which is which? The world may never know.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & DR. PEPPER New local acoustic band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nichols.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT You'll Never Guess What Happened Next.

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

    LILY ROSE BAND Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

    DANA KELSON Soulful singer-songwriter.

    THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band.

  • The Foundry

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

    DELLA MAE Boston-based contemporary bluegrass/Americana band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $26. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE WAR ON DRUGS Critically acclaimed, Americana-influenced indie rock band from Philadelphia, PA. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    HOP ALONG Freak-folk four-piece from Philadelphia.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Funkadelic and more.

  • Normaltown Hall

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

    HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. Featuring the captivating vocal harmonies of the Campbell sisters.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARADEEN Five-peice rock group from Nashville, TN. 

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, April 3

12 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

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

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MELISSA COLBERT-TAYLOR The fierce and formidable frontwoman of local psych-rock band Never performs a solo set.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Member of local indie-pop group Helen Scott plays a solo set.

    JIM WILSON Local songwriter and musician (The TaxiCab Verses) performs.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    BEN SHIRLEY Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

    KAYLA BERRIE Local jazz-inspired singer-songwriter.

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs.

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JOSH RITTER Idaho-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Ritter plays tunes from his wide-ranging catalog.

    LERA LYNN Former Athenian turned Nashville resident playing country-influenced music with distinctive, sultry vocals.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    AlanFest. 8 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    MOON HOOCH Three-piece "cave music" band from Brooklyn that features two saxophonists and a drummer. See story on p. 10.

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

    SUN-DRIED VIBES South Carolina band plays a reggae-tinted brand of rock.

    DJ BANG RADIO & CHRÆVIS Spinning after the bands.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JOHNNY AWESOME Alt-rock band from Cumming, GA.

  • 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.

    AlanFest. 4:30 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul. See story on p. 10.

    SLOW CLAP New local jam-rock band.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    STEVE BRYSON Talented folk-country artist from Clarkesville, GA.

Saturday, April 4

19 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    AMY ANDREWS Melancholy folk singer-songwriter.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

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

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

    DAMIEN KAPCALA Local keyboardist and songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SECRET EUROPEANS Piano-based pop-rock project from Mandy Branch (Motherfucker). Album release show!

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

    NOSEEUM New local band featuring members of Chartreuse, Long Legged Woman and Kilroy.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Project Safe Benefit. 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboy-country band.

    THE KNOCKOUTS Athens-based Celtic music group.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www40watt.com

    DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.

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

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

    NEIGHBOR LADY Alias of local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    THE WINTERVILLIANS New local Americana group featuring Dodd Ferrelle, Adam Poulin and David Van Wyk.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. $8. www.georgiatheatre.com

    KRISTIN DIABLE Up-and-coming young singer-songwriter from south Louisiana.

    ANDERSON EAST Soulful, alternative Americana artist whose music displays shades of Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    RUN THE JEWELS Highly acclaimed, socially conscious hip hop duo featuring Atlanta MC Killer Mike and Brooklyn rapper El-P. See story on p. 11.

    THE DIFFERENCE MACHINE Atlanta based hip-hop act.

  • Georgia Theatre

    AlanFest. On the Rooftop. 1 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    JUSTIN JAY Singer-songwriter. See story on p. 10.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.

    DJ DAFFY DUCK Psychedelic funk bombs from this local DJ.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    COMMON GROUND LGBT CENTER BENEFIT A night of music and performance to benefit a new community space. Hosted by Ricky Simone and featuring African Soul, Bellah Sparxx, Carla Le Fever & the Rays, Chrismis, LG, Daniel Hearn, Lil Redd, Tashia Love, Mia Smith, Repunza, The Skipperdees, Stella Zine, Yasmine Alexander and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • 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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    MOONLIGHT GYPSY MARKET Featuring outsider artists, vendors and live music from Xulu Prophet, Dux, In Sonitus Lux, The Psychedelic Wolf Folk Harmony and Genetic Outcast.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Birthday Dance Party! 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Live Wire

    AlanFest. 4:30 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    CHARLES HEDGEPATH & FRIENDS Greenville, SC-based singer-songwriter.

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

  • Live Wire

    AlanFest. 8 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    DANGERMUFFIN South Carolina trio that shifts between Southern rock, beach grooves and Americana. See story on p. 10.

    THE FRITZ Jammy rock band from Asheville, NC.

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

    DJ BANG RADIO & CHRÆVIS Spinning after the bands.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    KILLMAMA Bluesy rock duo from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

    MR. CLIT AND THE PINK CIGARETTES Punk rock trio from Indianapolis, IN. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    COPIOUS JONES Original rock band from Atlanta. 

  • The Office Lounge

    6th Birthday Party! 7 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Sunday, April 5

1 event

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    AlanFest. 1 p.m. www.alanfest.org (Baldwin St. location)

    ALANFEST FAMILY SENDOFF JAM Featuring music from Percy Sledgehammer, Rollin’ Home and many more. See story on p. 10.

Monday, April 6

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $8. www.georgiatheatre.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.

  • Live Wire

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

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

  • 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 7

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DAIKAIJU Hardcore melodic rock group playing instrumentals.

    CRUNCHY New local "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

    VACATIONS Gritty local surf-rock duo.

  • The Foundry

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

    BOBBY COMPTON BAND Local country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Nuci's Space Benefit. 6 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ATHENS POTLUCK Enjoy an exhibit of Athens music photographs from Jason Thrasher, plus live music from Patterson Hood, Laura Carter and Andrew Rieger, Thayer Sarrano, Don Chambers, Will Cullen Hart, Kevin Sweeney, Jill Carnes, Jim Wilson, Art Rosenbaum, Creston Spiers and many others. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Go Bar

    Tom Tom Club Tuesdays. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

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

    HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, highly psychedelic electronic sounds from Jonathan Miller. 

    MICHAEL POTTER Local experimental sound artist.

    JONES COLLEGE RADIO No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE FUNKY KNUCKLES Nationally renowned jazz fusion group.

    AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, danceable rock and roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse.

    MACK MAVIS Local experimental jazz duo featuring Zack Milster and Mason Davis.

  • Live Wire

    Myriad. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8283

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

  • 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.

Wednesday, April 8

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HOOKER New local five-piece rock band.

    REVEL IN ROMANCE Indie pop-rock band from Atlanta, GA.

    BRIDGES Local folk-rock group featuring Alex Young.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $16. www.georgiatheatre.com

    STARS Acclaimed synth-pop band from Montreal, Canada. 

    WILD MOCCASINS Indie-pop band from Houston, TX.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JESS KLEIN Popular and prolific folk singer-songwriter.

    ROD PICOT Americana singer-songwriter fixture from Nashville.

  • 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 9

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

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

    BUFFALO HAWK Heavy, Crazy Horse-inspired band led by Matt Stoessel and featuring Paul McHugh, Brantley Senn and Jim Wilson.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PIANO Statesboro-based rock and roll trio with an energetic live presence.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MILLI FUNGUS Jam band from Greenville, SC.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Friday, April 10

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    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 Foundry

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

    CODY WEBB Nashville-based country artist. CD release party!

    DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LANGHORNE SLIM Folksy soul band based in Brooklyn, NY. 

    PALEFACE Joyful, foot-stompin' folk musician with a rich and star-studded past.

  • 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. FREE! 706-546-4742

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

Saturday, April 11

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

    BURNT BOOKS Punk band from Columbia, SC featuring members of Guyana Punch Line.

    HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe.

    CRAZY BAG LADY Four-piece metal group from Savannah, GA.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.40watt.com

    SAM BURCHFIELD The local singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes.

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

    GRANT COWAN Rising local songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $15 (adv.) $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

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

     

  • 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

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

    BRAD HELLER & THE FUSTICS Folk-rock band from North Carolina.

Sunday, April 12

1 event

Live Music

Monday, April 13

4 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 Christian LopezRed Oak Southern String Band and Shades of GreySteve Pettis opens and hosts.

  • Live Wire

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

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The World Famous

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

    MUUY BIIEN The local punk band pays tribute to Joy Division with a cover set.

Tuesday, April 14

3 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com

    DELTA SPIRIT San Diego-bred five-piece playing a rough but striking set of indie rock.

  • The Foundry

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

    LYDIA LOVELESS Edgy folk-country singer-songwriter from Columbus, OH.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $14. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JD MCPHERSON Rhythm and blues artist constantly pushing the genre envelope.

    JOHN PAUL KEITH Hearty rock and roll songwriter from Memphis, TN. 

Wednesday, April 15

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BEARCAT The solo project of Orlando, FL songwriter Renee Yohe is "a sweeping tribute to soul."

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

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SHADE Local three-piece skews stoner riffs by sleight-of-hand over oceans of confusion. Frontwoman Phelan LaVelle throttles through dark, unlearned outsider jazz. 

     

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22. www.georgiatheatre.com

    FUTURE ISLANDS Highly praised Baltimore-based indie-pop band. 

    BIRDS OF AVALON Five-piece rock group from Raleigh, NC. 

    WING DAM Fuzzed-out psych-pop group from Baltimore.

  • 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 16

6 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. 

    GILLIAN Co-ed alt-pop outfit from New York City.

  • The Foundry

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

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

    CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens' finest country music!

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $17 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    TEA LEAF GREEN Eclectic, five-piece rock band from San Francisco, CA.

    PEOPLE'S BLUES OF RICHMOND A crazy three-piece psychedelic rock/funk group from Richmond, VA.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE 200s Groove/funk four-piece from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, April 17

4 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door). www.40watt.com

    FOXYGEN Acclaimed psychedelic indie-rock duo originally from California.

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BOBBY COMPTON The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin' country.

    CRESTON MAXEY BAND Singer-songwriter from Winder, GA playing a mix of new country, traditional country and Southern rock covers.

  • 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.

Saturday, April 18

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PROTOMARTYR Noisy post-punk group from Detroit, MI.

    GOTOBEDS Punk rock outfit from Pittsburgh, PA.

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.

  • 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.

Sunday, April 19

1 event

Live Music

Monday, April 20

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BACKROAD ANTHEM Country-rock band from Fayetteville, AR.

    COLE TAYLOR Rising Nashville-based country singer.

     

  • Live Wire

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

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, April 21

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    BRANDON LAY Country singer-songwriter from Jackson, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT Manchester, England rock superstar Hook is known as the bassist for new wave pioneers Joy Division. He'll be leading his band through that group's classic first two records.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    BEN MILLER BAND Bluegrass-infused folk band from Joplin, MO. This is a solo performance and a music video shoot.

  • 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.

Wednesday, April 22

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TYLER THE CREATOR Popular rapper and Odd Future associate. He'll be joined by OFWGKTA DJ Taco.

  • 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 23

7 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

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

    CHILD BITE Post-punk/art-rock group from Detroit, MI.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    ANDREW RIPP Popular soul-pop singer-songwriter.

    SON & THIEF Local indie rock band.

    DANA KELSON Soulful singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SLOW MAGIC Anonymous electro DJ.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $8. www.livewireathens.com

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

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    REVEREND DEBRUHL This local rock quartet plays a bluesy Southern style with jazz and jam-inspired sounds.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, April 24

5 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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $75. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MARILYN MANSON Revered shock-rocker with a propensity for creepy makeup and vulgarity. 

  • 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.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    9 p.m. $5. 706-395-6790

    CEREUS BRIGHT Modern folk duo from Knoxville, TN.

  • 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.

Saturday, April 25

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    POWERLOAD Local six-piece rock group.

    DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KELLER WILLIAMS Singer-songwriter out of Fredericksburg, VA who plays jammy, acoustic dance music.

  • 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.

Sunday, April 26

1 event

Live Music

  • Ted's Most Best

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

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

Monday, April 27

2 events

Live Music

  • Live Wire

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

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Wednesday, April 29

1 event

Live Music

  • 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

3 events

Live Music

  • 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. FREE! 706-546-4742

    ZACH STONE AND FRIENDS Nashville-based country-rocker does his thing with a selection of talented backers.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Friday, May 1

4 events

Live Music

  • 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 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

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

  • 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.