Athens GA Live Music Recap: Upchuck, Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars, The Bad Ends, The Deslondes 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.

This week’s roundup features lots of full sets, kicking off with a look back at Rick Fowler Band‘s performance at Hendershot’s on Friday, Jan. 13.

On Monday, Jan. 23, Semicircle, Lefty Parker (Austin, TX), John Fernandes and Telemarket played at Flicker Theatre & Bar.

Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars presented a special tribute to Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns at The World Famous on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Upchuck (Atlanta), Psychic Death (Atlanta) and Snuki played at the 40 Watt Club that same night.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Flicker hosted Ancient Infant, Robin Shakedown Band (Atlanta) and Swear Jar.

The Bad Ends, a new supergroup with R.E.M.’s Bill Berry and Five Eight’s Mike Mantione, celebrated the release of its debut album at the 40 Watt on Saturday, Jan. 28. Lo Talker, Pylon Reenactment Society and A.D. Blanco also performed to a sold out room.

New West Records closed out the weekend at The World Famous on Sunday, Jan. 29 with The Deslondes (New Orleans), Emily Nenni (Nashville) and T. Hardy Morris.