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Sunday, December 11

3 events

Live Music

Monday, December 12

2 events

Live Music

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    CHRISTMAS HOOT Sing along with your favorite holiday carols as Tommy Jordan and Dick Daniels play and lead. Klezmer Local 42 also performs.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, December 13

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    VENUS AND THE MOON "American Galactic country duo."

    KENNETH BRIAN BAND Country-rock four-piece from Decatur, AL. 

    CHRISTOPHER STILLS No info available.

  • The Foundry

    Nuci's Space Benefit. 6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ATHENS 2 Featuring performances from artists featured in the Nuci's Space documentary that will also screen this evening.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $28 (adv.), $30 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Legendary alternative band that has influenced much of today's indie rock. See story on p. 10.

    MARK CROZER AND THE RELS British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of NYC.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    VINCE GUARALDI TRIO TRIBUTE Featuring Greg Hankins on piano, Luca Lombardi on bass and Seth Hendershot on drums, along with some guest "Peanuts"-gang singers.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Wednesday, December 14

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local noise-pop/emo group.

    NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers with a noisy, melodic edge.

    WF ADDAMS New local indie rock band featuring members of Juna and Malevich.

    HARLOT PARTY Dark, gentle, prog-influenced project.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SOME KIND OF NIGHTMARE Punk rock band from San Diego.

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

    ABOVE REPUTE Punk band from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE SECRET SISTERS Americana singer-songwriter duo performs as part of its Christmas tour.

    HANNAH MILLER Nashville-based folk-pop singer-songwriter influenced by artists like Neko Case and Norah Jones.

  • The Globe

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

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

  • Go Bar

    12 a.m. 706-546-5609

    BEN LAWLESS Atlanta musician performs a set of experimental pop music.

    BEIGE CURTAINS Memphis-based psychedelic rock group.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JASON FULLER Local pianist tickles the holiday ivories with some classic Christmas faves and some originals.

    KIP JONES Local singer-songwriter performs holiday classics, with special guests Tony and Damian.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ALEX CULBRETH Edgy alt-country singer-songwriter from Virginia.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, December 15

9 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SOJOURN Emotionally charged local hard rock band.

    THE WARSAW CLINIC Atlanta-based rock band.

    CAMPGROUND New, Athens-based jammy rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    MAD ACE Atlanta-based beat-oriented, hip hop-influenced cellist.

    JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-folk project with a compelling, summery sound.

    SUMMER PALACE Nashville, TN-based psychedelic pop project.

    SHANKS AKIMBO Psychedelic Knoxville, TN group.
  • Georgia Theatre

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

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

    STROKE The Strokes tribute band.

    SMASHING PUMPKINS JR. Smashing Pumpkins tribute featuring members of Kuroma, MGMT, The Whigs and T. Hardy and the Hardknocks.

    PHYSICAL JERKS Elvis Costello covers courtesy of members of Harvey Milk, The Lanes and more.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. 706-546-5609

    ROPE TRICK New project from musicians Paul Thomas and Chris Cogan.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

  • Your Pie

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

    MANNY CORTES Singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Atlanta.

Friday, December 16

10 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    MIGHTY Alternative rock group from Atlanta.

    THE GILLS Melodic alt-rock band from Nashville.

    BEHOLD THE BRAVE Popular retro-leaning rock group from Nashville.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing folk-based music that ranges from '60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

    COUCHLOCKED  New psychedelic/progressive folk duo.

  • The Foundry

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

    MEALS ON WHEELS BENEFIT The Athens Community Council on Aging's concert to raise money for the elderly during the holiday season will feature Connor Byers, Zenith Blue, Benjamin Simpson, Simone Zaccaria Jeffers, The Varsity Band and the Voltures.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    CROWE A beat-matched hour of industrial hits for your stomping pleasure.

    DJ WARDADDY Spinning darkwave, classic goth, death rock, witch house and everything in between.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JUST JAY One-man acoustic cover band from Philadelphia.

  • The World Famous

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

    THE PAUSES Orlando-based pop group led by singer-songwriter Tierney Tough.

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

Saturday, December 17

7 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    MALARKEY BROTHERS Celtic folk-rock group.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

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

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

    ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

    STONI TAYLOR & MILES OF STONES Atlanta-based funk-rock outfit.

    THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson's time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.

  • The Globe

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.jazzathensga.org

    GREG ROBBINS & COLIN MANKO Local jazz guitarist Manko is joined by Atlanta singer Robbins and bassist Jon Strength to play fresh arragements of old classics in a Sinatra style.

  • Go Bar

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

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

  • Live Wire

    1 p.m. FREE (with toy donation), $10 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    ATHENS' LARGEST CHRISTMAS PARTY A Toys for Tots and Nuci's Space benefit show featuring Universal Sigh, Harvey Funkwalker, Sunny South Blues Band, The Voltures, Sacred Hollow, Jaclyn Steele Band, Breathing Kansas and Jesse Mariah Williams. Plus, a raffle with prizes and gift certificates from local businesses.

Sunday, December 18

2 events

Live Music

Monday, December 19

2 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more. See story on p. 9.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, December 20

4 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    TRIO Athens-based singers Marty Winkler, Kate Morrissey and Lis Cesnik Ferguson perform with special guest percussionist Tony Oscar in an a cappella holiday celebration.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE 8-TRACK GORILLA The mysterious costumed local musician performs.

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

    MR. E New band from local musician Ethan Lapaquette.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    AVERY LEIGH DRAUT The leader of indie-pop act WANDA performs with a backing band comprised of Greg Hankins, Zack Milster and Seth Hendershot.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Wednesday, December 21

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    GRAND New Athens-based alternative-pop four-piece.

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.

    EASTVILLE BELLE New local country/Americana outfit.

  • The Globe

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

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno.

    DOOM RIBBONS Experimental guitar/percussion duo from Asheville, NC.

    HOUSEFIRE Electronic and harsh noise project from Durham, NC.

    SPONGEBATH No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis and Larry Gresham deliver explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats. 

    SHEDDRICK No info available.

    AFRICAN SOUL A unique and stirring combination of poetry and song.

    TRE80 Hip hop artist from Gainesville.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Thursday, December 22

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    NICK ROSEN Multi-instrumentalist and composer who has performed with artists including Jennifer Holliday, Dionne Farris, Roy Ayers and many more.

    CLEVELAND P. JONES Soul and jazz singer-songwriter.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    RICK WILLIAMS' BLUES OLYMPICS Blues supergroup led by the multitalented Rick Williams. Featuring Stephen Simmons, Carlton Owens, Scott Low, Clarence "Big C" Cameron, Jason Fuller, Tony Giordano, Michael Doke, Ted Lahey, Timi Conley, Robert Herndon and more. This show is a benefit for the Carl Lindberg Memorial Scholarship for Camp Amped.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Friday, December 23

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    CAROLINE AIKEN AND SHADOW C.A.B. One of Athens' most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

    REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll from Athens mainstay Tribble and his band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    A Very Christmas. 9 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BASKETBALL TEAM Newly minted supergroup playing modern and classic Christmas tunes for everyone to enjoy.

    ADAM HEBBARD AND THE ET ALS All-star group composed of former members of MARINO, Animals with Guns, Mikey Mel & the JDs, The Holy Liars and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Wednesday, December 28

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam ParkeFeaturing Rick Fowler, Adam Payne, Greg Hester, Jim Cook, Todd Cowart & more

  • The Globe

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

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

Thursday, December 29

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    STEVEN COUGHLIN BAND Southern singer-songwriter based in Nashville.

    ETHAN CRUMP Hartwell-based Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    ATHENS STANDS WITH STANDING ROCK A music and art fest to support water protectors with legal and medical expenses. Featuring music from the Pylon Reenactment SocietySunny South Blues Band, The Grawks, Garrett Hatch, the Broken String Band, Incatepec, Hobohemians, Constantino Garrido & Ryan "Manito" WendelJohn Fernandes and Robert Black Eagle Costa.

Friday, December 30

6 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    VICIOUS DREAMS Orlando-based power-pop-punk group.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.

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

    CEILING FAN Straightforward rock and roll from these longtime locals. 

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The World Famous

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

    100 WATT HORSE Kindhearted, Olympia, WA-based folk-rock act led by songwriter George Pettis.

    SEMICIRCLE Lush, captivating folk-rock project featuring members of Reptar.

    JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-folk project with a compelling, summery sound.

Saturday, December 31

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room.

    HEERDOOF Deerhoof tribute act featuring members of Bit Brigade and Manray.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.

    YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.

    DJ PRINCESS No info available.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $50. 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 to ring in the New Year.

Thursday, January 5

1 event

Live Music

Friday, January 6

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band.

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

    WE BY THE SEA New local "edgy indie rock" three-piece.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $7 (adv). $20 (day of). 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.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, January 7

2 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    HEIRS New hardcore punk band from Athens. 

    NIGHTMARE COAST Athens-based post-hardcore outfit.

    VOLT Athens-based heavy rock duo.

    NINEVEH'S GARDEN Local progressive metal band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.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.

    ERICA SUNSHINE LEE Country singer-songwriter from Elberton. Album release show!

Tuesday, January 10

2 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $21. www.40watt.com

    ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Legendary and influential alternative country statesman. 

    THE MINUS 5 Long-running pop-rock band led by songwriter Scott McCaughey and featuring R.E.M.'s Peter Buck.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DEERHUNTER Critically-acclaimed noise-pop group from Atlanta, led by talented and eccentric frontman Bradford Cox.

Wednesday, January 11

1 event

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BROTHERS OSBORNE Country-music duo consisiting of brothers T.J. and John Osborne. 

    LANCO Country band from Nashville.