The Best Bets for Live Music in Athens This Weekend

It’s the freakin’ weekend, so go out and soak up some tunes. Below, Flagpole‘s best bets for sonic entertainment:

Friday, June 5

40 Watt Club: Atlanta underground rock legends Subsonics headline a bill that also includes local garage maniacs Free Associates, Cramps tribute act The De Lux Interiors and Tennesee’s These Heathens (formerly Unkle Skunkle). This is a makeup show for Subsonics’ canceled May gig.

Georgia Theatre: After years of toiling behind the scenes, country songwriter Chris Stapleton’s performing career is on the come-up. Check out our preview.

Saturday, June 6

Caledonia Lounge: Philly abstract-pop outfit Pattern is Movement says goodbye after 14 years with a farewell tour. Read our feature story on the group.

The World Famous: West Virginia roots-rockers Ona preview songs from their anticipated upcoming full-length, recorded by WV engineer Bud Carroll with mixing assistance from Athens engineer Drew Vandenberg. 

Sunday, June 7

The Globe: Enjoy the sweet sounds of new Athens rock band Neighbor Lady, as well as eccentric Asheville pop group Aunt Sis, St. Paul punks Weakwick and Michigan noise outfit Misery Loves Co.


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