COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, June 2

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    ME AND MOLLY Nashville-based country-folk duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    THE MUMZEES High-energy garage-punk band from the Chattanooga area.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    ETIENNE DE ROCHER DUO Local singer-songwriter teams up with Jacob Morris (Moths) for a set.

    DJ DAFFY DUCK Psychedelic funk bombs from this local DJ.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers). botgarden.uga.edu

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

    THE TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS "Sophisticated Americana" group from Nashville, TN.

Wednesday, June 3

8 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    COLIBRI A mix of folk and rock influences.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    CONOR OBERST Singer-songwriter from Omaha, NE known for his work with indie-folk mainstay Bright Eyes. 

    LARKIN POE Two sisters from Atlanta who sing and shred a unique blend of "Swampadelic Americana." See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BATHROOMS New local punk band featuring members of Cancers, Shaved Christ, Little Gold and more.

    BOY New local hard rock duo featuring members of Nurture and Waitress.

    SHORT LEASH New Orleans-based hardcore duo.

    NURSE Atlanta-based hardcore band featuring former members of Cheap Art.

  • Live Wire

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

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    FORLORN STRANGERS Nashville, TN-based Americana collective.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

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

Thursday, June 4

15 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock.

    MAD ACE Atlanta-based beat-oriented hip hop artist.

    MAN UP, YANCEY Indie rock group from Decatur.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    ANDREW VICKERY Americana artist from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HISTORIC SUNSETS New local experimental rock band.

    LAWSON FELTMAN Atlanta based singer-songwriter. 

  • The Foundry

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

    DAVIN MCCOY Slick Southern singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PINECONES Atlanta/Athens-based rock band that touches on flailing, melodic grunge and urgent post-punk. Album release show! See story on p. 8.

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

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LANDON TRUST Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set of soulful Americana.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    OLD SKOOL TRIO The local jazz-funk group pays tribute to its late bassist Carl Lindberg with a special show featuring Ted Lahey (of Day By The River), Ansley Stewart (of The Replaceables), Stephen Spivey, Jeremy Rushing and more.

  • Live Wire

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

    SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music every Thursday in June.

  • Normaltown Hall

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

    CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON Singer-songwriter rooted in old country and folk, whose songs still manage to feel fresh, relevant and vital. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Your Pie

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

    LIAM PARKE Member of local band Repent at Leisure plays a solo set of Irish folk.

  • Your Pie

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

    IAN ROWLAND Local progressive funk musician plays a solo set.

  • Your Pie

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

    ANDREW PAYNE AND WILL JAMES Playing catchy, acoustic roots-rock with thoughtful lyrics and bluegrass instrumentation.

Friday, June 5

15 events

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. 706-850-9040

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • Buffalo's Café

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

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    AVI JACOB Americana artist from Charleston, SC.

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea. 

    ON THE WATER Intimate folk songs from Fletcher VanVliet, a Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter.

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk-rock.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    SUBSONICS The Atlanta garage-rock legends perform.

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

    THESE HEATHENS Formerly known as Uncle Skunkle, this Tennessee band plays raw, surf-influenced rock.

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

  • The Foundry

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

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.

    BEVERLY "GUITAR" WATKINS Renowned septuagenarian blues guitarist from Atlanta. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CHRIS STAPLETON Country and bluegrass songwriter from Kentucky. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    SAM LEWIS Bluesy, Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    ENSEMBLES A night of performances curated by Alec Livaditis. Featuring The Golden Crescent Wrench, Elysia Empire, Killick and DJ Mahogany.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MALCOLM HOLCOMBE Underground folk legend from western North Carolina.

  • Live Wire

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

    WILHELM BROTHERS Folk-rock duo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Transmetropolitan

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-621-6081 (Oglethorpe Ave. location)

    JOHN MCDONALD Playing blues, cowboy songs and more.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

Saturday, June 6

16 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs. (8 a.m.)

    DANIEL MACK & PICK'N COOP Country-tinged roots-folk project. (10 a.m.)

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    4 p.m. FREE! www.blindpigtavern.com (Baldwin St. location)

    15TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Featuring music by Carla Le Fever and The Rays, Cree Mo, AmericopiaMidnight Sun and Break Point.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    SOUTHERN BRED CO. Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

    THE WELCOME SINNERS Four-piece alt-country band led by songwriter Andrew Payne.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $15. www.buffaloscafe.com

    THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown! This is a "Hawaiian luau" show with heavy hors d'oeuvres.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PATTERN IS MOVEMENT Philadelphia-based duo of Andrew Thiboldeaux and Christopher Ward, playing soulful, genre-defying music. See story on p. 9.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental/electronic local band.

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.

    THREADBARE SKIVVIES Folky Americana duo from Atlanta. 

    NIFTY EARTH Local downtempo electronic outfit.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $13. www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    NORTH GEORGIA BLUEGRASS BAND See band name.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ZALE BAND Young, classically trained singer-songwriter leads her alt-rock band.

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

    NORTHERN QUARTERS Roots-rock group from Austin, TX.

    ELE IVORY Atlanta-based indie-pop singer-songwriter.

  • 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. 

    6 STRING DRAG Newly reunited alternative country act from Raleigh, NC.

  • 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

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

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

    NEW NATURE New local jam-rock band.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    THE BREAD BROTHERS Garage-y local "funkabilly" band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SWEET CRUDE Louisiana-based indie rock band that makes progressive music that embraces the region's French-speaking tradition.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/

    ONA West Virginia-based roots-rock group.

    TIM LANCASTER Nomadic troubadour based in Orlando, FL.

Sunday, June 7

3 events

Live Music

  • ACC Library

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

    THE NOW AND THEN BAND Playing a mix of bluegrass, country and Americana covers and originals.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CROON IN JUNE Hendershot's cooks Lewis Heald (upright bass) and William Freeman (guitar, vocals) serenade the brunch crowd with bossa nova jazz every Sunday in June.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter.

    GOLDWING Atlanta-based four-piece alt-rock group.

Monday, June 8

3 events

Live Music

Tuesday, June 9

7 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MAXIMUM BUSY MUSCLE Hard-hitting local math-rock trio.

    MEGAFAUNA Experimental punk rock band from Austin, TX.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    R.ARIEL Synth-based trip-hop artist from Phoenix, AZ.

  • The Foundry

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

    RICKY GUNN Popular country singer-songwriter originally from Columbus, GA.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HANK & CUPCAKES Brooklyn-based electro/disco-pop band.

     

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GARY EDDY Member of The Dandryls plays a solo set.

    FANTASY SPORTS Gabrielle Bischoff of Black Paradise performs a set of darkwave.

    BIG IFF No info available.

    MOTHS Jacob Morris plays folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

    SEA OF DOGS This local group, fronted by songwriter Emily Armond, plays tender, intuitive folk tunes.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6 p.m. $5 (adults), $3 (kids). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH Danielle Anderson plays whimsical, ukelele-based tunes.

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

    THE CRAZY EYED SISTER New local project led by young songwriter Willow Avalon.

    CRESCENT CREATURE New local band featuring Mary & Violet Merritt and Simone Zacharia-Jeffers.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Wednesday, June 10

6 events

Live Music

Thursday, June 11

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    TYLER SLOAN Young singer-songwriter from Murrayville, GA.

    COMPASS & ROSE Atlanta-based indie-pop group.

    MODERN FRONT Rock and roll four-piece from Atlanta.

    CODY MARLOWE & THE DEAD FLOWERS Roots-rocking outfit from Atlanta.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    DEVIN DENNIS Teenaged indie-country artist from Atlanta.

  • 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. 

    SEAN WATERMAN Indie rock artist from Atlanta. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TRISTEN Versatile, Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter.

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

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

  • Live Wire

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

    SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music every Thursday in June.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Friday, June 12

10 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    SHANGRILA BAND Playing favorites from the '60s as part of an evening dubbed "Woodstock is Back." A costume contest is involved.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    CUSSES Savannah-based heavy rock band.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SLOWRITER Atlanta-based experimental rock group led by songwriter Bryan Taylor.

    PROFESSOR TOON Hip-hop artist. 

    HOUDINNE Atlanta-based experimental hip hop outfit.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE OLD WORLD MONKEYS No info available.

    MOTHER FORE Local band influenced by Pink Floyd.

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.
  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SIMO Trio fusing jazz, rock and blues.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

    GRACE & TONY "Punkgrass" duo of Grace Schultz and Tony White.

    HANNAH ALDRIDGE Muscle Shoals, AL-based Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    DARYL HANCE Formerly the guitarist for JJ Grey & Mofro, Hance steps out on his own with an "unrelenting sonic blast of groovin' rock and roll music."

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    C2 & THE BROTHERS REED Southern rock outfit from Lexington, KY.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, June 13

8 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    KARA CLAUDY Indiana-based soft-pop singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    KEIKO, NANCY & LAVON Athens-based trio. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MIND BRAINS New local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    OVER THE EFFECT Atlanta-based rock trio.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    GREAT PEACOCK Nashville musicians Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd play Southern-tinged indie folk.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE JEFF VAUGHN BAND Country/Southern rock band from Royston, GA. EP release party!

    REX NORTON Athens native country singer-songwriter.

    ASHLEY STRICKLAND New country artist from Georgia.
  • 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

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

Sunday, June 14

2 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring music from Dee Lucas.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CROON IN JUNE Hendershot's cooks Lewis Heald (upright bass) and William Freeman (guitar, vocals) serenade the brunch crowd with bossa nova jazz every Sunday in June.

Monday, June 15

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ETERNAL SUMMERS Melodic, new wave-inspired indie-pop band from Roanoke, VA.

    GOLD-BEARS Atlanta-based indie-pop outfit playing jangly crash-pop. 

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    MORGAN OF THE PINES Southern Gothic folk-rock band from South Carolina.
  • Lumpkin Street Station

    9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    VON STRANTZ Soulful folk group led by singer and songwriter Jess Strantz.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, June 16

3 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BRONCHO Fuzzy guitar rock band from Oklahoma that has recently taken a new wave turn.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    GEMINI BASH Montu Williams and Mokah Johnson join forces to celebrate their birthdays and raise funds for a new youth hip hop music and leadership summer camp and after-school program. Performances by Cassie Chantel, Yung Cuz, Repunza, Versatyle tha Wildchyld and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Wednesday, June 17

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band.

    IVADELL Post-hardcore band from South Carolina.

    JUNA Sweeping local post-rock band featuring epic, end-of-the-world instrumentation. 
  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

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

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • Live Wire

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

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

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

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

Thursday, June 18

6 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    REVEL IN ROMANCE Indie pop-rock band from Atlanta.

    SUNGHOSTS Sun-drenched garage-rock band from Miami, FL.
  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE HIP ABDUCTION Afro-pop/alt-rock band from St Petersburg, FL that weaves together Western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and traditions.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. Tonight's show features special guest Rick Lollar on guitar.

  • Live Wire

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

    SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music every Thursday in June.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARADEEN Five-piece rock group from Nashville, TN. 

Friday, June 19

7 events

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. 706-850-9040

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • 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.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper and her band perform gorgeous, haunting folk-rock.

    WHITE LACES Dreamy, Virginia-based indie rock band.
  • 40 Watt Club

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

    NOVEIL Heavy metal band from Clemson, SC.

    WHITE FUNERAL Black-metal band from California.

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, June 20

7 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    DAVID COURT Local musician plays a set of mountain dulcimer and harmonica-laden tunes. (8 a.m.)

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies. This is a special Mother's Day performance. (10 a.m.)
  • 40 Watt Club

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

    HOPE COUNTRY Alias of singer-songwriter Brent Johnson, from St. Paul, MN.

    SON & THIEF Melodic and lush local indie rock band.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $30. www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    THE FABULOUS SPARKTONES No info available. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. This is a special all-request show!

  • 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

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

Sunday, June 21

1 event

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CROON IN JUNE Hendershot's cooks Lewis Heald (upright bass) and William Freeman (guitar, vocals) serenade the brunch crowd with bossa nova jazz every Sunday in June.

Monday, June 22

3 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    OTTMAR LIEBART & LUNA NEGRA Renowned German songwriter and producer known for his Spanish-style playing.

  • Georgia Theatre

    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.

    ALEX GUTHRIE Atlanta-based singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Tuesday, June 23

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BRENDA NICOLE MOORER Indie/soul singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, WI.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MAJOR & THE MONBACKS Hailing from Norfolk, VA, this band merges '60s rock, psychedelic twang, three-part harmonies and the high energy and horn-laden grit of Southern soul.

Wednesday, June 24

5 events

Live Music

Thursday, June 25

3 events

Live Music

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    ROBERT HERNDON & SUGARFOOT New local band. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    New West Presents. 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

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

    WATER LIARS Rootsy, simplistic, gritty folk-rock duo out of Mississippi.

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

    WASHED OUT Local synth-pop purveyor Ernest Greene performs a DJ set.

  • Live Wire

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

    SAM HOLT, TODD NANCE, DANIEL HUTCHENS AND JON MILLS This group of accomplished players joins up for a special evening of music every Thursday in June.

Friday, June 26

2 events

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Saturday, June 27

4 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    CORBETT WALSH Local singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band. Playing a special acoustic set. (10 a.m.)
  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    ANDREW VICKERY Americana artist from Atlanta.

  • 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

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

    KITE TO THE MOON Wild pop spurring from the edgy monsterbrain of Timi Conley, joined by the rhythm section of Jay Rodgers and Andrew Hanmer.

Sunday, June 28

1 event

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CROON IN JUNE Hendershot's cooks Lewis Heald (upright bass) and William Freeman (guitar, vocals) serenade the brunch crowd with bossa nova jazz every Sunday in June.

Tuesday, June 30

1 event

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LANEY STRICKLAND & FRIENDS Local Southern rock singer-songwriter leads a collaborative performance.

Wednesday, July 1

2 events

Live Music

  • Live Wire

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

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

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

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

Friday, July 3

1 event

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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