180721_JEB_SighInJulySaturday_0002.jpg

Misnomer performs at Sigh in July in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Photo/Jason Born)

Summer is finally on the horizon with finals week approaching meaning many students and locals will need an escape. What better way to do that than through a concert? With Athens music scene always keeping its residents on their toes, we compiled a few notable concerts and music festivals you won’t want to miss.

1. Girlpool and Hatchie

When: May 1, 8 p.m.

Where: 40 Watt Club

Price: $14-$16

With the recent release of Girlpool’sthird studio album,“What Chaos is Imaginary,” this Los Angeles-based duo will play the 40 Watt Clu

2. Blue October

When: May 2,8:30 p.m.

Where: Georgia Theatre

Price: $27-$30

Transforming from a darker tone, Blue October’s latest album,“I Hope You’re Happy,” brings forth a more positive tone from the group

3. White Rabbit Collective

When: May 24, 9 p.m.

Where: 40 Watt Club

Price: $5

This Athens-based group of artists strives for a more modern ’60s psychedelic-rock sound.

4. Eureka California  

When: June 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Georgia Theatre Rooftop

Price: Free

Also based in Athens, Eureka California will be joined by Moon Racer for this show.

 5. AthFest

When: June 21-23

Where: 40 Watt Club

Price: $10

This three-day festival is an annual celebration of Athens and regional music and will also raise awareness for the AthFest Educates nonprofit.

 6. Futurist

When: June 28, 7 p.m.

Where: Caledonia Lounge

Price: TBA

Futurist is an alt-rock, psychedelic-pop five-piece band from Brooklyn, New York, to play the Caledonia Lounge.

 7. Night Glitter

When: July 12, 8 p.m.

Where: Georgia Theatre Rooftop

Price: Free

Night Glitter, a psychedelic, synth-pop group from Austin, Texas, will play an ages 18 and up show.

 8. Ex Hex

When: July 24, 9 p.m.

Where: Georgia Theatre

Price: $13-$15

Ex Hex, a rock power trio from Washington, D.C., will headline with Spider Bags from North Carolina.

9. Sigh In July

When: July 26-27

Where: Live Wire Athens

Price: TBA

The fifth annual Sigh In July, a music and arts festival, will be held at Live Wire Athens.

 

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.