From modern-jazz to local psychedelic pop, The Red & Black has compiled a guide of where to find music in Athens on Feb. 28-March 1. Scroll to the bottom to find a curated playlist of artists performing this weekend.
Friday, Feb. 28
Where: Georgia Theatre | Tickets: $20-25
Blues: Southern rock vocalist Ashley McBryde will headline alongside Virginia-based country singer-songwriter Morgan Wade. McBryde will support both George Strait and Miranda Lambert later this year.
Where: Caledonia Lounge | Tickets: $5
Alternative: Local post-punk outfit (and Cloud Recordings signees) The New Sound of Numbers will perform with Atlanta's experimental pop duo CELINES, Athens’ Realistic Pillow and Robert Schneider.
Where: 40 Watt Club | Tickets: $7
Alternative: Athens’ Southern rock six-piece Kobanova will perform alongside Gibson, Georgia-based guitarist (and University of Georgia student) Jameson Tank and newly-minted local alternative band Claustrophilic.
Where: 184 Vine St. | Tickets: Free
Experimental: Psychedelic pop quintet Calico Vision, who released their debut studio album late last year, will perform a set alongside touring alternative artist Inner View, visual performance artist Arts+Crafts and local punk musician Saint Syzygy.
Where: 317 N. Chase St. | Tickets: Free
Lo-fi: New York-based improvisational folk musician Will Karmis will perform with Asheville, North Carolina-based artist Paulastretch and local openers Ariel Ackerly and Scott Stripling.
Where: The Foundry | Tickets: $7
Alternative: Pylon Reenactment Society, fronted by former Pylon vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, will headline alongside newly-minted Athens new wave band Vision Video. Pylon Reenactment Society most recently performed in Barcelona at Primavera Sound in 2019.
Saturday, Feb. 29
Where: Hendershot’s | Tickets: Free
Jazz: Prolific local modern-jazz outfit Kenosha Kid will perform with the North Carolina-based jazz trio Ghost Trees and progressive rock duo Shane Parish and Sean Dail.
Where: Nowhere Bar | Tickets: $5 cover
Folk: Virginia's Americana-Celtic group Chamomile and Whiskey will perform a 21-and-over set at Nowhere Bar.
Sunday, March 1
Where: Buvez | Tickets: $5
Alternative: Athens' scuzzy alternative quintet Deep State, who released their latest album "The Path to Fast Oblivion" in February 2019, will perform alongside local peers Telemarket. The show is all ages.
Where: Hendershot’s | Tickets: $7
Soul: A multi-faceted affair: this year's Sweet Soul Movement will feature musical performances by Shebloom., Davis & The Love and Courtland Walters, poetry by Sierra Westbrook and comedy from Phillip Broughton and Tyrone Dixson.