Mahayla frontman Dave Fera has ridden the music industry roller coaster since the mid-'90s, when his Richmond, VA-based band The Seymores got in on the alt-rock bubble just before it burst. Now based in New Orleans, Fera has fronted Mahayla since 1999, though the band has endured lineup shifts and a period of inactivity in the early aughts. The group is back with a solid LP called Electricspaceagesweetheart—a collection of high-energy, pop-focused rock tunes with a few true gems, like the ridiculously catchy "Good Old Days"—and, seemingly, a new lease on life in the biz. Fera and company swing through Athens Thursday, where they'll appear on a bill stacked with promising local talent.
9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com