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Monday, September 16

3 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CLOUDLAND Young alt-rock band from Athens.

    FEVER BEAM Twangy cowpunk band from St. Petersburg, FL.

    REVERENDS Atlanta garage-rock band fronted by singer Dandy Lee Strickland.

    BETTER LIVING New local dance-centric dark electro group.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

Tuesday, September 17

5 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local musician playing ambient looped clarinet inspired by birdsong and Brian Eno.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HIMALAYAN POOL PARTY Four-piece rock band from Auburn, AL.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    RYAN MOORE Athens-based guitarist and indie-folk singer-songwriter.

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

    TUFTS Local folk project led by songwriter Lydia Sera.

    NINA GARBUS Atlanta-based experimental pop artist.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THESE WILD PLAINS Rocking Americana act from Boston, MA.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $15. botgarden.uga.edu

    ELF POWER Longtime fixture on the Athens scene playing crisp, melodic psych-pop.

    STILL, SMALL VOICE AND THE JOYFUL NOISE Long-running local rock band led by songwriter Chip McKenzie.

Wednesday, September 18

9 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Contact for Location

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

    JOHN VANDERSLICE Influential indie singer-songwriter and producer from Northern California. This is a Living Room Show, and location will be revealed after ticket purchase. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    MATTHEW SWEET Prolific and influential alternative rock and power-pop musician from Nebraska. See story on p. 10.

    DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter known for fronting the bands Purses and The District Attorneys. 

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    PATTY GRIFFIN Grammy-winning, Texas-based singer-songwriter known for her gospel-inflected folk music.

    SCOTT MILLER Virginia-based alt-country singer-songwriter known for fronting the band The V-Roys.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $3. www.georgiatheatre.com

    HIGH WAISTED Dream-pop/surf-rock band from New York City. 

    REALITY SOMETHING Grungy, punk-informed rock band from Nashville.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    VOLUMES HIP HOP NIGHT Featuring performances by Trvy x Aray, MackMallyMannn, Uniqe, Space Brother, Vision Da Poet and Nando Smoove.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. 

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

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

    CASTANETS Long-running indie-folk project led by songwriter Raymond Byron.

    BRICE RANDALL BICKFORD Folk singer-songwriter known for fronting The Strugglers. 

    SMOKEY DEROECK Local singer-songwriter playing country songs about dogs, drugs and divorce.

Thursday, September 19

11 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FUN ISN'T FAIR Garage-rock group from Atlanta.

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic local rock band.

    BLUE BODIES Athens-based "bummer-pop" punk band.

    THE PIERRES Alt-rock group from Athens.
  • Cozy Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/CozyBarAthens

    JOSEY Prolific local artist who plays keyboard-based pop.

    SAUSAGE FEST Punk group featuring local musician Josey.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    DEATH HAGS Gloomy pop sounds from Los Angeles-based musician Lola G.

    LAMBDA CELSIUS Local experimental electronic alter ego of artist AC Carter.

    SARAH SWILLUM Local artist playing hallucinatory beat-pop featuring existential chants and dance.

  • 40 Watt Club

    6 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    SOULFLY Arizona metal band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera.

    INCITE Thrash-metal band from Arizona.

    PRISON Nü-metal group from Florida. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MAGIC CITY HIPPIES Miami-based indie-funk band.

    SEGO New project from Andrew McFarland (Reptar, Semicircle).

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    LITTLE BIRD Four-piece from Annapolis, MD blending surf-rock, jazz and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FIONA SILVER NYC artist who uses her buttery voice to blend genres from rock and roll to electric soul to "ukulele blues."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. $7. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    BLOODKIN Long-running Athens quartet playing a bluesy style of roots-rock with big guitars and sharply written lyrics. 

  • The World Famous

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

    COSMO JR. Local group playing pirate-themed swamp-jazz-rock with a dash of Broadway punk.

Friday, September 20

15 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    BRENT GAFFORD Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

  • Butcher & Vine

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/butcherandvine

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ROSIE AND THE RATDOGS Local band playing a Stone Temple Pilots tribute set.

    GETAWAY COMPANY Local group covers the Foo Fighters.

    DOOKIE BROTHERS Local Green Day tribute band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    TABLOID Local band that sounds like "if Big Star, The Ronettes and Television had a bar brawl and everyone won."

    HARRY CAREY Raucous Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    BALDING Virginia-based lo-fi indie-rock project.

    DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Southern-fried local art-rapper.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Local folk-rock sweethearts featuring dynamic percussion and anthemic vocals.

    OKEY DOKEY Nashville group mixing Motown influences with psychedelic storytelling.

    WELL KEPT Emo-influencd alt-rock group led by songwriter Tommy Trautwein.

  • The Foundry

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

    DRIVIN' N CRYIN' Legendary Atlanta band playing hard-charging, Southern-inspired rock.

    THE BAD SPELL Atlanta-based garage-rock three-piece.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    FUTUREBIRDS Local hard-touring heroes with a twangy, rocking sound.

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

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OH JEREMIAH Local alt-country band blending rootsy folk with hooky indie pop.

    JACOB MALLOW Local singer-songwriter with an acoustic pop sound.

  • Iron Factory

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

    OSTI GOODMAN Guitarist and singer-songwriter playing acoustic rock and soul originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

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

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    HIBBS FAMILY BAND Local folk group featuring members of Georgia Dish Boys.

    RODNEY SANDERS Local songwriter with a unique voice and influences from Blaze Foley to JJ Cale.

    PHILLIP BISHOP No info available.

  • Southern Brewing Company

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

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    PUBLIC MIND Alternative rock trio from Augusta.

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m. www.thatbarathens.com

    GEORGIA REDCLAY Southern rock and country band playing a mix of originals and covers. 

  • VFW

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

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

Saturday, September 21

9 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    WHISKEY COUNTY Country band from Atlanta.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    FISHBUG Up-and-coming local punk rock band.

    MILE FROM MEADOW Indie band from Georgia.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    MATT HECKLER Member of North Carolina folk outfit Deep Chatham plays a solo set.

    SHANNON JAE RIDOUT Local traditional folk singer-songwriter.

    CASPER ALLEN Outlaw country devotee from New Orleans.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    WONDERLAND RANGERS Local rabble-rouser Timi Conley performs dance-tastic psych-pop with his all-star backing band.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey plays folky pop songs with romantic themes, backed by an all-star band.

    THE FABULOUS SPARKTONES No info available. 

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

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

    DJ KISHI BASHI The local indie-pop superstar spins a set of dance tunes.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    MINGLEWOOD Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    ATHENA ROCK BAND Progressive rock group from Atlanta.

Sunday, September 22

4 events

Live Music

Monday, September 23

4 events

Live Music

Tuesday, September 24

2 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BETO CACAO Athens-based activist and musician plays corridos about the plight of the undocumented immigrant.

    L'OR Laura St. Martin uses electronics and interpretive dance to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious.

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local musician playing ambient looped clarinet inspired by birdsong and Brian Eno.

  • The Foundry

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

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

Wednesday, September 25

9 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Contact for Location

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

    SECRET CONCERT Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show.  

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    HYPER OLYMPIC New, Athens-based math-rock group.

    SUBUTECH Math-rock duo from Augusta.

    NEEDLE TEETH New local "sparkle-punk" band.

    TORCHIANA Newly local emo-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    CHROME CASTLE Atlanta band playing sunny psychedelic surf with cloudy post-punk melodies.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands returns to Athens.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ADDED COLOR Brazilian-American rock group from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    KOLARS "Glammabilly" duo from Los Angeles.

    THE SH-BOOMS Orlando, FL-based soul band.

  • 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, September 26

11 events

Live Music

Friday, September 27

9 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a '70s pop style.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WRECKNO Future-bass artist from northern Michigan.

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

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    5 p.m. (Fri). 10 a.m. (Sat–Sun). www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL The three-day Americana festival features performances by Lucinda Williams, Son Volt, Shovels & Rope, Rebirth Brass Band, Lily Hiatt, Cedric Burnside, Langhorne Slim, T. Hardy Morris, Super Doppler, Mandolin Orange and lots more. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    NATURE BOYS Garage-punk group on tour from Kansas City.

    LES PROFS DE SKIDS Surf-punk band from France.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ELECTRIC KIF Touring instrumental quartet blending cosmic funk, rock, soul and jazz.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MANIC FOCUS Popular Minnesota-based electronica outfit.

    PSYMBIOTIC Nationwide touring electronic bass music producer.

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

  • Southern Brewing Company

    7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Southern Brewing Company

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

    COASTAL RHYTHMS Local party band led by veteran steel drummer Paul Thornton.

  • VFW

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

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

Saturday, September 28

6 events

Live Music

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    5 p.m. (Fri). 10 a.m. (Sat–Sun). www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL The three-day Americana festival features performances by Lucinda Williams, Son Volt, Shovels & Rope, Rebirth Brass Band, Lily Hiatt, Cedric Burnside, Langhorne Slim, T. Hardy Morris, Super Doppler, Mandolin Orange and lots more. 

  • Downtown Athens

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

    LATINXFEST A celebration of Latinx culture, featuring music from El Chupaskabra, Incatepec, Tonali, Lydia Brambilia, Aklla Sumak and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. $25. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    KEN STRINGFELLOW Former Posies frontman and R.E.M. collaborator whose solo work lies firmly in the power-pop tradition.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    WHITE DENIM Texas trio that flows effortlessly from "soft-hearted to ferocious" with their funk-rock sound. 

    SON OF STAN Solo vehicle of Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Richardson.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    BICHOS VIVOS Local band playing forró, accordion and triangle-driven country music from Brazil.

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. $32. www.terrapinbeer.com

    RECFEST Featuring live music from Greensky Bluegrass, AFTM and Grassland String Band.

Sunday, September 29

2 events

Live Music

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    5 p.m. (Fri). 10 a.m. (Sat–Sun). www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL The three-day Americana festival features performances by Lucinda Williams, Son Volt, Shovels & Rope, Rebirth Brass Band, Lily Hiatt, Cedric Burnside, Langhorne Slim, T. Hardy Morris, Super Doppler, Mandolin Orange and lots more. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    NANA GRIZOL Literate, heartfelt folk-punk band led by former Athenian Theo Hilton.

Monday, September 30

2 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    OZELLO Atlanta-based queercore punk band with folk influences. 

    CALM. Atlanta-based indie-rock band.

    CANNONANDTHEBOXES Up-and-coming local folk-rock group.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

Tuesday, October 1

2 events

Live Music

Wednesday, October 2

4 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MASON RAMSEY Twelve-year-old meme legend and country star famous for yodeling at Walmart and performing at the Grand Ole Opry.

    JENNA PAULETTE Nashville, TN-based contemporary country singer-songwriter.

    ERNEST No info available.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    CHRIS HAMPTON TRIO Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

  • 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, October 3

5 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    6:30 p.m. $6. www.40watt.com

    MIRTHLESS Lawrenceville-based progressive extreme metal band.

    ACTUS REUS Metalcore band from Atlanta.

    ANGER WITHIN Thrash-metal band with a dark and brutal sound.

    MAHEETA Athens band blending metal and reggae.

    NINEVEH'S GARDEN Local progressive metal band.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    AMYTHYST KIAH Tennessee songwriter influenced by old-time music, rock, folk, country and blues.

    ALEXA ROSE Singer-songwriter exploring American roots music, from mountain ballads to rock and roll.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    LAGOONS Jammy rock group from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    RAINBOW KITTEN SUPRISE Popular genre-defying indie-rock band hailing from the mountains of Boone, NC.

    ILLITERATE LIGHT Experimental indie-rock duo from Virginia.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

Friday, October 4

5 events

Live Music

Saturday, October 5

2 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    HEMBREE & THE SATAN SISTERS Heavy rock group led by former Music Hates You member Zach Hembree. Album release show!

    THE CASKET CREATURES Horror-rock band from Atlanta.

    DONKEY PUNCH Raucous, long-running local hard-rock band.

    DIE 985 Horror-punk band from Gainesville.

    TAPED FIST Georgia-based street-punk four-piece.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

    DANGFLY Local all-star rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne.

Sunday, October 6

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

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

    DINNER TIME Modern indie-rock band from Atlanta.

    DON BABYLON "Drunk, sad rock and roll" singer-songwriter from Philadelphia.

    TELEMARKET Driving, angular indie-rock band from Athens.

Monday, October 7

3 events

Live Music

Tuesday, October 8

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    O KEY Experimental pop project led by Art Contest's Cole Monroe.

    STOLEN JARS Acclaimed indie-rock band from New York.

    TRUE BLOSSOM Low-rent sophisti-pop quintet from Atlanta.

    BABY TONY & THE TEENIES Local band plays doo-wop-inspired pop songs about wasting time and having crushes.

  • The Foundry

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

    GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-playing singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $3. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.

Wednesday, October 9

3 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    ANCIENT ETHEL New duo featuring Missy Lawrence on vocals and drums and Garett Hatch on vocals and guitar.

    TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • 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, October 10

1 event

Live Music

Saturday, October 12

2 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    HIMALAYAN POOL PARTY Four-piece rock band from Auburn, AL.

    FRUTE Atlanta-based rock-flavored Americana group.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    KELLY HOYLE Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs solo.

    THE LEXINGTON JAMS Playing originals as well as covers from a variety of genres.

Monday, October 14

2 events

Live Music

  • Contact for Location

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

    SECRET CONCERT Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show.  

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

Wednesday, October 16

2 events

Live Music

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • 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, October 17

1 event

Live Music