Up late watching Olympics, probably won’t make it to town much this week.
Interesting fact,UGA athletes have won 10 medals so far in this Olympics. If we were a separate nation we would be in 15th place in the world standings. GO DAWGS !!!
Wednesday, August 17
Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com
JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers’ keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar
Pixel & Ink One-Year Anniversary Party. 7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.
TABLOID Anthemic, jumpy pop rock from members of Little Gold, Hot Fudge, Blunt Bangs and Marshmallow Coast.
FOUR EYES Ukelele strummer Erin Lovett and her band play sweet, poppy folk.
JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son team up for an instrumental set.
Thursday, August 18
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA 8 p.m. $8 (suggested donation).
ELECTRONIQUE 808 Featuring music from Genetic Outcast, Smokedog, SoBrite, L’Or, Tann Jones, Group Chat, Yung Yang and Heat Sureens
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040
DOYLE WILLIAMS & BRYAN RUCKER Members of Rehab and The Norm team up for a collaborative set.
Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com
REAP Local punk group. Formerly known as Christ Fucker.
NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi punk rock.
YEESH Chicago-based post-punk group.
EINSCHLAGEN Local fellas playing punk music that’s also sometimes sad.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.
OLIVER JORDAN Miami-raised, Georgia-based, Berklee-trained guitarist and songwriter.
KARLIE D. Passionate, up-and-coming local singer-songwriter.
SYDNEY BAKER Young female singer-songwriter from Texas.
The Foundry Summer Soiree. 5:30 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com
THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ’80s dance hits.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com
EXPERIMENTAL EXPERIENCE PROJECT Local jazz ensemble led by musician Greg Hankins.
Live Wire 8 p.m. $10. www.livewireathens.com
IKE STUBBLEFIELD Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. He’ll be joined by special guest Derek Scott.
REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing “Irish rock,” including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.
Lumpkin Street Station 10 p.m.
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840
ALL-STAR JAM Local musician Joey Quiggins hosts a jam every Thursday.
Friday, August 19
40 Watt Club8 p.m. $12. www.40watt.com
REPTAR Highly praised synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable new-wave beats.
NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.
VAPERROR Dreamy, intricate local vaporwave producer.
Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com
PERPETUAL GROOVE P-Groove has been stirring crowds into a frenzy for years with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Athens Pride Benefit. 8 p.m. $7.
THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.
ROOT & BRANCH Local creative acoustic folk duo playing covers and originals.
STELLA ZINE Punk-inspired, Southern Riot Grrrl architect from Atlanta.
Saturday, August 20
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
NATHAN WASSERMAN Aspiring local folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (10 a.m.)
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040
NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a ’70s pop style.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
FREE ASSOCIATES Scuzzed out garage-rock with attitude.
THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com
MURK DADDY FLEX Laid-back, sample-driven, old-school hip-hop beats from Terence Chiyezhan.
WANDA Local indie band that’s equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.
GROUP CHAT Electronic/dub duo from Baltimore, MD.
Front Porch Book Store 6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Six-Year Anniversary Party. 8 p.m. $5.
HAUNTED SHED Local band featuring members of Kenosha Kid, Moths and The Glands.
Iron Factory 10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877
I.R.E. Seven-member reggae and funk-flavored rock band from Atlanta.
Live Wire YourFest Afterparty. 9 p.m. www.livewireathens.com
THE GRATEFUL BROTHERS Paying tribute to both The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band.
The Office Lounge 7 p.m. 706-546-0840
MOAS BLACK DOG BENEFIT Featuring music from Big Don, the Jaclyn Steele Band, The Red Swingline Stapler, Scarlet Stitch and The Georgia Healers.
Southern Brewing Company First Anniversary Party. 4 p.m. $35.
CRACKER Acclaimed rock group fronted by David Lowery that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career.
THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
SOMETHING ONCE SACRED Local heavy alternative rock trio.
Terrapin Beer Co. Smart Lunch, Smart Kids Benefit. 1 p.m.
YOUR FEST Featuring music from Wrenn, The Grateful Brothers, Redstone Ramblers and Nuclear Tourism.
Sunday, August 21
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE!
CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.
Monday, August 22
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
TARNATION Local band with a chunky rock sound and catchy, emotive vocals.
WHATEVER WHATEVER No info available.
MOTHER FORE Local band influenced by Pink Floyd.
MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.
The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840
UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly “acoustic fam-jam” hosted by Joey Quiggins.
Tuesday, August 23
State Botanical Garden of Georgia 7 p.m. $15. botgarden.uga.edu
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll.
BRIDGES Anthemic local alt-rock group led by songwriter Alex Young.
Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,