THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.
SPIRIT WEEK Quirky indie act from Bowling Green, KY.
HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie-rock band.
STAY GOLD CAN RELEASE Featuring local hip-hop artists, hosted by Lingua Franca and featuring DJ Reindeer Games. After the performances, there will be an open freestyle session.
FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis.
ANTARCTICATS Atlanta-based surf-punk outfit.
DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock. Album release show! See story on p. 16.
MEAN QUEEN New local rock band featuring members of Chrissakes and We Versus the Shark.
NIGHT IDEA Richmond, VA band with "a unique, playful approach to progressively weirder indie rock."
APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.
UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. See story on p. 17.
TY MANNING & THE SLAWDOG BISCUITS New local band led by former Bearfoot Hooker Manning described as "Ronnie Milsap meets Tom Petty."
THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverence.
BRETT YOUNG Country-pop singer out of Orange County, CA.
CARLY PEARCE Acclaimed country songstress from Kentucky.
GOON PLANET No-wave and post-punk group from Rhode Island.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.
PERIOD BOMB Experimental punk band from Miami.
PRISON WARDER Miami-based noise-punk act.
MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
AKPE MOTION Eclectic French group with jazz, rock and world influences.
LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.
The Halloween Art Show features work by cap man, See Dan Paint, Maggie Seee, Marilyn Estes, Patrick Dean, Will Eskridge and more.
Spooky, scary creations by Charley Ferlito, See Dan Paint, Maggie Seee, Marilyn Estes, Matty Goldstein, Patrick Dean, Will Eskridge, Jeremiah Purinton and more. See story on p. 13.
Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, live music, performances and more. See Story on p. 12.
This year's frightful haunted house theme is Oz, but not the Oz you remember.
Participants will make spooky masks, create creepy treats and play games.
The two-day camp offers science experiments and physical fitness activities.
Decorate a tiny pumpkin with paint and glue. Ages 4 and up.
Wear a costume and stretch!
Get ready to do the Time Warp again. Costumes encouraged. Props provided.
Jeff Rapier presents a screening of the made-for-television classic Dark Night of the Scarecrow.
Get ready for Saturday's big Halloween parade during a costume bash featuring music by the Unknown Hinson. See Story on p. 12.
The family-friendly costume party will include performances, dancing, food and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness. See Story on p. 13.
This family-friendly festial includes trick-or-treating, photo booths, games, activities, food and craft vendors, inflatables and more.
Shuttle from the Graduate Athens to a Pub Crawl through Hendershots, The Globe, South Kitchen, then back to The Foundry and the Graduate Hotel. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes.
Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss books. Thursdays through June, 1 p.m. 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison
DJ ZELIUM A bumpin' deep house outdoor dance party featuring video projections.
DJ SO BREW Spinning funk, soul and rock vinyl. Bring your own records!
(Five Points) Author Tracy Adkins will speak on her book, Ghosts of Athens. See Story on p. 13.
Irami Osei-Frimpong "The Funky Academic" presents a history and conversation on understanding gender and racial hieracrchy in America.