Calendar

May
26
Sat
Grindhouse and Live Wire Athens Present: The Upstairs Mix Music Series @ Grindhouse Killer Burgers
May 26 @ 5:00 pm

 Grindhouse & Live Wire Athens Present: 

 

Free live music every Saturday at 5pm on the upper level of Grindhouse Killer Burgers,

located at 1553 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605.

4/28 Carly King

5/05 Casey Long https://www.facebook.com/events/160060838163270/

5/12 Masn Jar Duo https://www.facebook.com/events/1190808147727389/

5/19 Michael Mann https://www.facebook.com/events/418021171958764/

5/26 Joe Wilson https://www.facebook.com/events/198489047619281/

6/02 Sylvia Rose Novak https://www.facebook.com/events/167356640548591/

6/09 Daniel Hardin https://www.facebook.com/events/2072901069405822/

6/16 Carly King https://www.facebook.com/events/1877725408912754/

May
29
Tue
Brightside & All The Rest w/ Cloudland & Sweetbay @ Live Wire Athens
May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Live Wire Athens Presents Brightside & All The Rest

w/ Cloudland and Sweetbay

Brightside

Brightside is a pop/rock band born for radio. They have a live set full of hooks and sing-along choruses with just enough guitar crunch to remind you this ain’t One Direction. Brightside is based out of Tallahassee, FL and wins fans over through relentless DIY club tours and opening for national acts.

In 2017 they set out to destroy their van, opening for We The Kings and Cute Is What We Aim For on the WTK10 tour (5 Florida dates) and quickly following up with two headlining club runs. They have also done several one-off shows throughout Florida with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Senses Fail, and more, as well as playing The Vans Warped Tour (Jacksonville) and The Florida Music Festival. Their nice-guy reputation was earned by playing and organizing multiple charity events aimed at helping the needy as well as growing the local music scene by giving new bands the opening slots.

They hit the ground running in late 2014 with their first EP produced by Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, Go Radio). The band got back in the studio in 2017 with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Mayday Parade, Cartel, All Time Low) and James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Further Seems Forever) to cut their sophomore EP “Heart Science” (paid for by fans through a crowdfunding campaign). Lead single “AEIOU” got plenty of spins on Tallahassee’s Hot 104.9 FM and the band lit the phones up during their frequent station interviews. Brightside is gaining ground on Spotify making a quick jump from 2k streams to 250k.

All The Rest

Senoia, Georgia is a creepy old place. One hour south of Atlanta in the Deep South, Senoia is the town where AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is filmed. It is also the home town of ALL THE REST who are as much misfits in their town as their Zombie counterparts.

Baylee Waller (19) is the son of a contemporary Christian artist and his dad bought him an electric guitar aged 10. Baylee immersed himself in music and when he was at a Tennessee music festival his dad was performing at, he met Jud Harris (19) who had been playing drums since the age of 8. They started to hang out together and dream of being rock stars. When Baylee’s cousin Caleb Smith (18) heard Jud and Baylee jamming together he decided he wanted to play guitar too. He was only 12 but when he started to practice with the other two the band suddenly landed its lead singer.

In the summer of 2013 the band knew they needed to add a bass player to their line up and so posted a Facebook status. Local bass player Tre Housman (20) had been playing since the age of 7, he luckily heard about the vacant position and impressed the guys with his skills.

With the line up now complete the guys have played constantly in the Georgia music scene and developed their skills as songwriters and musicians.

All home schooled, All The Rest are anything but regular and with their individual fashion style and weird personalities were often sneered at by locals. They ignored and persevered and when their music reached the ears of LA Music Publishers Kundun Music they were immediately snapped up for synchronisation in Film, TV and commercials.

Now recording in the studio with legendary alt Producer Matt Squire, whose credits include Panic! at the Disco, Youngblood Hawke, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and All Time Low.

Often thought to be pretentious, All The Rest mysteriously thrives on the outer critics, making honest music for a disoriented and systematic generation. Inspired by the Post-Punk era, this alternative rock band carries a rebellious voice, unexpected from their sleepy Deep South. It’s undeniable that this band represents “All The Rest” of society.

Their first official release is Black Plague – released March 7th 2017. It is a raw and honest song about a true life toxic former relationship for one of the band that lead to nothing but pain and heartache.

Cloudland

Hey, compadres. We’re CLOUDLAND. First things first, we are four best friends that love making music together. We grew up in the town of Fayetteville, GA. If anyone knows anything about Fayetteville, it’s that after about eight o’clock everything in town closes down. So, on a Friday night the only thing for us to do was to make rock and roll in someone’s basement. After about a year of messing around with songwriting and original material, we sat down to talk about getting serious. We all came to the conclusion that if we were gonna take a shot at pursuing music seriously, we were gonna do it together. In January of 2017, we cut our first four song EP. The unique thing about this group is that with every member comes a different musical influence. Hogan (Guitar) loves Dean DeLeo, Drake (Bass) is influenced by Green Day & Kings Of Leon, Karmen (Drums) frequently plays Miles Davis & Paramore, and Zach (Guitar/Vocals) learns from Johnny Cash. We hope these vast and different musical influences contribute to a completely new sound for our fans. We assure you we aren’t just another pop band looking for fame. We’re just four guys pursuing a passion to create and perform the best music we can offer. We want our music to be for people, for all people. Whether you’ve got it all figured out or you’re falling apart, we hope these songs speak to you. At the end of the day, we are just four hometown guys with a drive to make something special. After all, we’re not being anyone if we’re not being us.

With love,

Karmen Smith, Hogan Heim, Zach King, & Drake Bunton

Sweetbay

About 30 minutes south of Atlanta, Georgia comes a group of musicians by the name of SWEETBAY. From humble beginnings cutting their teeth as a trio in the local scene, to developing their own unique wall of sound, SWEETBAY has developed into something worth watching out for.

In the early months of 2015, SWEETBAY was founded in Newnan, Georgia by Lance Mapp, Zach Deloach, and James Tiernan. Their dynamic sound and performances have begun to make waves in the music scene. SWEETBAY’s music is often described as soulful, guitar driven indie rock with a colorful, ambient electronic twist. Taking inspiration from acts such as Coldplay, One Republic, and M83, SWEETBAY likes to take raw, emotional rock and build a wall of synths and ambient pads around it. A combination of Lance Mapp’s ever so slightly bluesy vocals and roaring guitar, James Tiernan’s thunderous bass lines, and Zach Deloach’s creatively off the wall drumming, along with the lush sounds that surround them will leave you wanting more after every performance.

Jun
2
Sat
Private Wedding
Jun 2 all-day
Grindhouse and Live Wire Athens Present: The Upstairs Mix Music Series @ Grindhouse Killer Burgers
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

 Grindhouse & Live Wire Athens Present: 

 

Free live music every Saturday at 5pm on the upper level of Grindhouse Killer Burgers,

located at 1553 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605.

4/28 Carly King

5/05 Casey Long https://www.facebook.com/events/160060838163270/

5/12 Masn Jar Duo https://www.facebook.com/events/1190808147727389/

5/19 Michael Mann https://www.facebook.com/events/418021171958764/

5/26 Joe Wilson https://www.facebook.com/events/198489047619281/

6/02 Sylvia Rose Novak https://www.facebook.com/events/167356640548591/

6/09 Daniel Hardin https://www.facebook.com/events/2072901069405822/

6/16 Carly King https://www.facebook.com/events/1877725408912754/

Jun
9
Sat
Grindhouse and Live Wire Athens Present: The Upstairs Mix Music Series @ Grindhouse Killer Burgers
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

 Grindhouse & Live Wire Athens Present: 

 

Free live music every Saturday at 5pm on the upper level of Grindhouse Killer Burgers,

located at 1553 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605.

4/28 Carly King

5/05 Casey Long https://www.facebook.com/events/160060838163270/

5/12 Masn Jar Duo https://www.facebook.com/events/1190808147727389/

5/19 Michael Mann https://www.facebook.com/events/418021171958764/

5/26 Joe Wilson https://www.facebook.com/events/198489047619281/

6/02 Sylvia Rose Novak https://www.facebook.com/events/167356640548591/

6/09 Daniel Hardin https://www.facebook.com/events/2072901069405822/

6/16 Carly King https://www.facebook.com/events/1877725408912754/

Jun
15
Fri
Live Wire Athens Presents Froggy Fresh and Money Maker Mike w/ DIP @ Live Wire Athens
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm

FROGGY FRESH * LIVE WIRE ATHENS * JUNE 15TH


The internet tells a legend of a kid named Froggy Fresh who fought a great white shark and mastered Youtube. These are but a few of his vast accomplishments, which include being endorsed by John Cena and featured on Tosh.0 but also being a good best friend and recovering neighborhood kids stolen bikes. Formerly known as Krispy Kreme, a cease and desist rendered a fan-voted name change and the name ‘Froggy Fresh’ was chosen over ‘Jelly Bean Jack’. Enduring a naming, branding, and content change, Money Maker (Re-Loaded), still debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Comedy Album chart. After 5 years of being shrouded in mystery, Froggy Fresh has decided to become a comedic actor and move to LA, but not without doing a live tour throughout the US featuring Money Maker Mike, video projections, and a live DJ. Catch the “Baddest of them All” live while you still can.

froggyfresh.com

youtube.com/FroggyFreshRap

facebook.com/FroggyFreshRap

twitter.com/Froggyfreshrap

instagram.com/iamfroggyfresh

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froggy_Fresh

Jun
16
Sat
Grindhouse and Live Wire Athens Present: The Upstairs Mix Music Series @ Grindhouse Killer Burgers
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm

 Grindhouse & Live Wire Athens Present: 

 

Free live music every Saturday at 5pm on the upper level of Grindhouse Killer Burgers,

located at 1553 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605.

4/28 Carly King

5/05 Casey Long https://www.facebook.com/events/160060838163270/

5/12 Masn Jar Duo https://www.facebook.com/events/1190808147727389/

5/19 Michael Mann https://www.facebook.com/events/418021171958764/

5/26 Joe Wilson https://www.facebook.com/events/198489047619281/

6/02 Sylvia Rose Novak https://www.facebook.com/events/167356640548591/

6/09 Daniel Hardin https://www.facebook.com/events/2072901069405822/

6/16 Carly King https://www.facebook.com/events/1877725408912754/

Jul
20
Fri
Sigh in July Music and Arts Festival @ Live Wire Athens
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 2:00 am

SIGH IN JULY 2018

GET READY TO GET DOWN!  FULL LINEUP IS SET!  THIS EXPERIENCE WILL BE UNFORGETTABLE!

Sigh In July is a grassroots music and arts festival in Athens, GA. The annual event features national and regional acts, creative workshops, and open bazaar for local artisans and visual artists. Sigh in July intends to diversify Athens’ culture by connecting all creative modalities in a community celebration.

Sigh In July is hosted by Athens’ homegrown, Universal Sigh. The unique jazz-rock fusion group developed an expansive local following through relentless touring, collaborative performances, and unique song writing. Universal Sigh promotes acceptance, community, and sustainability for the future. Sigh In July brings to life Universal Sigh’s vision of connecting widespread artistic communities through the magic of music. The festival highlights important social issues through the wide-array of musical perspectives such as, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Fusion, Rock, World, Contemporary, Electronic and Jam.

 Mission:

“Sigh In July intends to cultivate a harmonious atmosphere to explore the arts and help creative talents flourish in our local and regional communities.”

Oct
19
Fri
Athens Wizard’s Ball @ Live Wire Athens
Oct 19 @ 10:00 pm

After a tremendously successful inaugural WIZARD WEEKEND in 2017 we are excited to announce the return of the Athens WIZARD’S BALL on Oct. 19th, followed by the Wizard Pub Crawl 2018 (Athens, GA) the following day, on Oct. 20th, 2018!

— VENUE: Live Wire Athens (10pm-2am, 18+)

— ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC:
• TBA

— WIZARD DRINK SPECIALS ($5):• TBA

— WIZARD COSTUME CONTEST:
• Best Overall Wizard (Male & Female)
• Best Group
• Best Craftsmanship
• Crowd Favorite
• Best Potter Inspired Costume (sign up by 11:30pm at the info booth – arrive early to sign up as we WILL be putting a cap on entries!)

— CHOCOLATE FROGS:
• We will have a limited amount of Chocolate Frogs (custom-made) on hand for $10 each with 100% of proceeds to benefit TEAM FOX (Parkinson’s Disease research)

— TICKETS: (Early Wizard tickets COMING 4/23/18) which will include a “Combo” option to the next day’s Wizard Pub Crawl 2018 (Athens, GA)in downtown). ‘Early Wizard’ Combo Tickets also include a FREE house colored scarf, for pick-up during registration for the WIZARD PUB CRAWL on Oct. 20th.

— WHAT TO WEAR: Costumes are not required but encouraged. If anything wear your house colors. Get dolled up in your house color dresses, ties, or even your house robes or if you want to tap into your inner Potter character and wear a costume, please do! HOWEVER, street wear (i.e. jeans, sneakers, t-shirts) are frowned upon by the headmaster!

 

NOTE: This event is separate from the Atlanta WIZARD’S BALL in November. This event is in no way affiliated with the Harry Potter franchise, J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. or any of their affiliates

Oct
20
Sat
Private Wedding
Oct 20 all-day
Nov
3
Sat
Private Wedding
Nov 3 all-day
227 West Dougherty St, Athens GA 30601 | tel: (706) 543-8283 | info@livewireathens.com | Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Live Wire Athens is an event driven space. In-office hours and hours of operation vary based on the events calendar.