Athens GA Live Music Recap: JD Pinkus, The Enemy, Commüne, Smokefrawg and More


With Gregory Frederick behind the camera, Athens GA Live Music seeks to document local and touring bands gracing stages across the Classic City. Explore the whole archive and subscribe to the channel here. Get up to speed with recent performances below, and remember to check Flagpole‘s music calendar each week to find out about upcoming shows.

We kicked off this past week at The Red Line on Wednesday, June 15 with Commüne, El Escapado (Nashville), Slink and Rough Dreams.

The next night on Thursday, June 16, we hopped over to fellow DIY hot spot The Pity Party for Smokefrawg and Basques Fragmentados (New Orleans).

The weekend kicked off with a set by JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers, Melvins) at Flicker Theatre and Bar on Friday, June 17. His show was in conjunction with an art reception for Gary Autry and Jeff Rapier, whose works are on display at Flicker through the end of the month.

From there, we swung by the Georgia Theatre Rooftop to see The Enemy (Trvy).

Before heading downtown for the night, we swung by International Grill and Bar’s daytime show with Ground Crew (Atlanta) and Good Deeds Gone (AL) on Saturday, June 18.

From there, we headed back to Flicker for an excellent night with Basically Nancy (Savannah), Nihilist Cheerleader and CumGirl8 (NY).