KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Tuesday Night Confessional. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.
LEVI LOWREY Lauded country songwriter from Dacula.
GRANVILLE AUTOMATIC Nashville-based female acoustic duo that plays “songs about history and war.”
TRAVIS MEADOWS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.
BRIAN COLLINS Country-leaning rocker from Douglasville.
JOE CAT Local singer-songwriter tells stories about his life. Come get to know him!
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
RALPH RODDENBERY & FRIENDS Georgia singer-songwriter playing a blend of Americana and roots rock with a twist of the blues.
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta’s most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays “songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular ‘country and western’ musical style.”
JACOB MORRIS Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of ’70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
HUNTER MORRIS Acoustic, psych-pop set from the Blue Blood frontman.
EMILY ARMOND Sea of Dogs solo set featuring earnest, banjo plucked singer-songwriter tunes.
PATRICK MORALES Viking Progress frontman playing a solo set.
MBUS BATTLE OF THE BANDS Final round of this contest, featuring bands from UGA’s Music Business Program.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums. CD release party!.
THE LANES Project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass playing powerpop in the vein of The Possibilities.
EOTO Electronic-inspired rock, house, jazz and jam mixture that aims for a dubstep/breakbeat sound.
CRIZZLY Texas-based DJ and producer Christopher Lee Marshall playing self-described “crunkstep.”
BLUEBILLY GRIT Local 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Band winners perform originals and some surprising covers.
JOHNNY ROQUEMORE & THE APOSTLES Atlanta-based bluegrass group pushing past the traditional with upbeat tempos and off-beat lyrics.
DREW MARLER Local Americana songwriter.
40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com
OF MONTREAL Local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.
YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro. Featuring of Montreal’s Davey Pierce.
LINEAR DOWNFALL Psychedelic pop band from Nashville.
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beatles tribute band that will be joined by members of Five Eight, The Critical Darlings, Casper and the Cookies, Caroline Aiken and more, performing Abbey Road in full. The band also promises a “monster jam” to end the evening.
VESPOLINA Local band fronted by Daniel Aaron that plays rich, evocative, country-tinged rock.
RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboy-country band.
DAVID BARBE Local legend plays a set accompanied by special guests.
JEREMY WHEATLEY Local musician (Crooked Fingers, Ruby the RabbitFoot) performs a solo set.
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
BAD TEMPERED RABBIT Local jam-rock/funk band.
CHRIS ENGHAUSER TRIO Local “hillbilly swing” outfit featuring Enghauser, Leah Calvert and Jason Kenney.
MANRAY One of Athens’ most exciting live acts waves a big middle finger to traditional song structure while playing what Flagpole’s Gordon Lamb has coined “complicated-core.”
EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rock influenced shoegaze with sweet, pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.
BLACK SEA ROYALTY Heavy-hitting, raw rock from Nashville, TN.
EFREN Local roots-rock band returns after a brief hiatus with new tunes and new members.
THE LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.
BEAR LEFT This local high-energy jam band combines rock and funk influences.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
THE SUEX EFFECT The local jam band says farewell with a final show.
THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country. Currently working on his debut album!
LANTERN Gritty, psychedelic garage rockers from Philadelphia.
FREAK IN THE FIRE New local band.
SHEER AGONY Philly-based band playing eccentric guitar pop in the style of The Soft Boys and The Homosexuals.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.
SWEAR AND SHAKE Brooklyn-based indie-folk band.
THE LAST BISON Chesapeake, VA-based act playing mountaintop chamber music that combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities.
Peace and Love,