COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, January 25

8 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FRQ NCY Atlanta-based bass music producer.

    SLZRD Athens-based electronic alter ego of musician Sami Rouchdi.

    SHΛKTI Electronic DJ project of Athens native Samantha Barnhart.

    M3WT EDM alter ego of producer Mitch Willis.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    DEEP STATE Local band playing driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    DARK THOUGHTS Poppy punk group from Philadelphia.

    KNEELER New, noisy local punk band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.40watt.com

    CRACKER Acclaimed alt-rock group that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. See story on p. 9.

    JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL The composer and "Hedwig" creator performs with Portland band Eyelids.

    JESSE MALIN Rock singer-songwriter known for fronting the band D Generation.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $22 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    RANDY ROGERS BAND Country group from Texas.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CHEAP HEAVEN New improvisational synth project from local musician JoJo Glidewell.

    LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, tender folk music.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $10. www.3railroad.org

    JANET & THE BLUE DOGS Smokin' classic rock and blues from this new Athens outfit, featuring members of the Original Screwtops and the Smillies.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    TOMATOBAND Charleston, SC band blending rock, funk and jazz sounds.

    SONO LUMINI Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    CAMDEN JORDAN Country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

Sunday, January 26

3 events

Live Music

Monday, January 27

3 events

Live Music

Tuesday, January 28

4 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $7. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TYLER KEY Local indie-folk singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style. 

    SAILORS & SHIPS Folk-pop project from local songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Wheatley. 

    RILEY MOORE Folk singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    ALEX WILKERSON Indie-folk artist from Prattville, AL.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    BEACH FOSSILS Indie rock band from Brooklyn led by songwriter Dustin Payseur. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    NEGATIVE GEMINI Electronic alter ego of Brooklyn producer Lindsey French.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    VINTAGE PISTOL Jam-centric blues-rock group from Arkansas.

  • The World Famous

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

    DAUGHTER SNOW Macon-based folk project with a warm, ethereal sound.

    OPENING CEREMONIES No info available.

    FERNFOX Local group blending indie, folk and electronic influences.

Wednesday, January 29

6 events

Live Music

  • ATHICA

    7 p.m. www.athica.org

    EXPERIMENTAL NIGHT Featuring performances by Sandy Ewen, Killick Hinds and Kathryn Koopman.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    404 NOT FOUND Live hardware techno project of Claire Staples and Alex Cargile.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TODD SNIDER Chameleonic Americana artist known for his work with supergroup Hard Working Americans.

    CHICAGO FARMER Performing alter ego of folk singer-songwriter Cody Diehkoff.

  • 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    THE SWEET LILLIES Four-piece "jamgrass" band from Colorado.

  • 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, January 30

7 events

Live Music

Friday, January 31

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OKEY DOKEY Nashville group mixing Motown influences with psychedelic storytelling.

    CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic pop group.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    DOPE KNIFE Rapper and producer from Savannah with a laid-back boom-bap style.

    ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.

    BERO BERO "Sultry synth-driven mood music" from Savannah composer Veronica Garcia-Melendez.

    WOLFLI Athens native Hamlin Jackson writes dark folk songs and instrumentals for guitar and piano.

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MOTHER'S FINEST A mix of rock, gospel, R&B, metal and jazz filtered through an "Afro-Euro mosaic" sound. 

    VINTAGE VIXENS All-female '60s inspired band from Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KENNY AND THE BASHERS Local band featuring Kenny Copes, Dan Nettles, Neal Fountain, JoJo Glidewell, Seth Hendershot, Claire Campbell and more.

Saturday, February 1

4 events

Live Music

  • ATHICA

    7 p.m. www.athica.org

    LONG GREEN Jazz-influenced local duo of George Davidson on saxophone and Joe Rowe on bass.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    TRIBUTE NIGHT Featuring the music of Rush (Permanent Waves), Yes (Great Wide Nothing) and The Who (Behind Who's Eyes).

  • The Foundry

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

    TINSLEY ELLIS Seasoned blues-rock singer and guitarist from Atlanta. Album release show!

    CAROLINE AIKEN This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Featuring Betsy Franck, Holman Autry, Fester Hagood and Todd Cowart playing originals, plus a tribute to Johnny Cash.

Sunday, February 2

2 events

Live Music

  • ACC Library

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

    KATE MORRISSEY BAND Literate, sincere local group whose live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

  • The Foundry

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

    HOTEL FICTION Groovy pop band formerly known as Tomorrow Today.

    CALL ME SPINSTER Americana trio of three sisters from Chattanooga, TN.

    CHICK WALLACE Atlanta-based alternative pop band.

    BITSY Cello-based orchestral pop project of Athens musician Elizabeth Klingbeil.

Monday, February 3

1 event

Live Music

Tuesday, February 4

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, February 5

5 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock group.

    A DEER A HORSE Sludgy noise-rock trio from Brooklyn, NY.

    MUTANT FLESH Doom-metal band from Philadelphia.

    NOISE MOUNTAIN New heavy rock group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE New England-based rock duo.

    FISHBUG Up-and-coming local punk rock band.

    GIFT ECONOMY Mindful, melodic folk-punk shared through intense, engaging performances.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

     

     

    LOST DOG STREET BAND Nomadic folk trio that pulls together musical influences from traditional country, old time and blues.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    CHRIS WILCOX Country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    TOM MACKELL Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN, via Charleston, SC.

  • 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, February 6

6 events

Live Music

Friday, February 7

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage.

    THOUSANDAIRE Post-hardcore project from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    MONIKER Guitar-centric indie-pop group from Richmond, VA.

    THE MOVERS New local new wave-inspired rock band.

    THE KICKBACKS No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies. 

    THE REVELRIES Four-piece alt-rock band from Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20. www.mortontheatre.com

    SWEET BABY JAMES: THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR Nashville musician Bill Griese plays the music of Taylor, from greatest hits to hidden gems.

Saturday, February 8

6 events

Live Music

  • Buvez

    7:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buvezathens

    CALEB DARNELL Guitarist and member of The Darnell Boys plays a set of solo Americana.

    LILY DABBS Local acoustic folk singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local pop-punk band with a jaggedly melodic sound.

    SPECKLED BIRD Indie-rock band from Florence, AL.

    TELEMARKET Driving, angular indie-rock band from Athens.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $11. www.40watt.com

    ASHLAND CRAFT Country singer-songwriter and past Top 10 finalist on "The Voice."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SPACE JESUS EDM group described as "the feeling you get when you travel through a wormhole in a fresh pair of Jordans."

    TSURUDA Trap and EDM artist from Salt Lake City.

    TIEDYE KY Experimental electronic performer from Philadelphia.

    ONHELL Dubstep producer from Los Angeles.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    JEREMY KEEN Folk singer-songwriter from Buford.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    JOE LEONE ENSEMBLE World fusion music played on guitar, sarod, oud, cello and percussion.

Sunday, February 9

2 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • The World Famous

    8:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    THE PINK STONES Rootsy local country-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    LITTLE GOLD Local group playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    WYLIE CHIP MCKENZIE Longtime local singer-songwriter performs country-inflected originals.

    BIPOLAROID New Orleans-based psych-garage outfit.

Monday, February 10

1 event

Live Music

Tuesday, February 11

1 event

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    EVERYDAY DOGS High-octane alt-rock band from Athens.

    COSMONOT Athens-based rock band.

    BIGG CHUNGUS Local band playing "funky-fused improvisational music."

Wednesday, February 12

4 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

    MATT MULLINS & THE BRINGDOWNS "Appalachian rock" band from West Virginia.

    THE GREAT DYING Punk- and country-influenced rock band from Water Valley, MS.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $18 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS Emotionally charged indie-rock band from Scotland.

    SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG Philadelphia-based folk-rock group featuring members of Modern Baseball.

  • 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.

  • 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, February 13

5 events

Live Music

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $35. www.classiccenter.com

    DREW & ELLIE HOLCOMB Rousing husband-wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Southern rock superstars return to Athens for their annual Homecoming series.

    THE DEXATEENS Long-running Tuscaloosa, AL-based rock and roll band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SHOVELS & ROPE Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent play what they call "sloppy-tonk" music.

    EARLY JAMES Bluesy, countrified roots-rock group from Birmingham, AL.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PLAY ON SIX Local jazz musicians play a grooving set of tunes.

  • The World Famous

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

    MORDECHAI Brooklyn, NY-based indie-folk project.

    AISLE KNOT Lo-fi folk outfit from Brooklyn, NY.

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based indie-pop artist with a crisp, warm sound.

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Local lo-fi experimental lounge singer that aims "to turn the support group into a party."

Friday, February 14

4 events

Live Music

Saturday, February 15

3 events

Live Music

  • Buvez

    7:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buvezathens

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Southern rock superstars return to Athens for their annual Homecoming series.

    JERRY JOSEPH & THE STIFF BOYS Prolific singer-songwriter with punk and power-pop influences.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    PEACHTREE PEPPERS Modern rock and Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band from Atlanta.

Sunday, February 16

1 event

Live Music

Monday, February 17

1 event

Live Music

Wednesday, February 19

2 events

Live Music

  • 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.

  • 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, February 20

1 event

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.40watt.com

    RUSTON KELLY Nashville-based "dirt-emo" singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Friday, February 21

1 event

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    SLOW PARADE Atlanta/Athens-based band featuring members of Cicada Rhythm and Grand Vapids.

    THE MINKS Bluesy, psychedelic group on tour from Nashville, TN.

    NORDISTA FREEZE Psych-rock project from Nashville, TN.

Saturday, February 22

1 event

Live Music

Sunday, February 23

1 event

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

Monday, February 24

1 event

Live Music