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Hot tickets: Jan. 4

Athens' Widespread Panic celebrates 25 years in 2011 with two shows at the Classic Center in Athens and a Valentine's Day gig at the Fox Theatre. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8. Photo: Jason Thrasher

Athens' Widespread Panic celebrates 25 years in 2011 with two shows at the Classic Center in Athens and a Valentine's Day gig at the Fox Theatre. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8. Photo: Jason Thrasher

ON SALE NOW
The Church. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Variety Playhouse. $27.50-$30. TM.

ON SALE JAN. 4
Goldie. 9 p.m. Feb. 12. Masquerade. $15. TM.

ON SALE JAN. 6
Marc Broussard. 9 p.m. March 12. Center Stage. $25. TM.

ON SALE JAN. 7
Ballyhoo, Iration. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Masquerade. $12. TM.
Lords of Acid. 7 p.m. March 16. Masquerade. $20. TM.

ON SALE JAN. 8
Widespread Panic. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11. Classic Center. Tickets at the Classic Center box office and website.
Widespread Panic. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Fox Theatre. $50. TM.

UPCOMING SHOWS
The Last Straw. 8 p.m. Jan. 6. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Big Mike Geier’s “Elvis Royale” featuring Kingsized Orchestra and Dames Aflame. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7-8. Variety Playhouse. $25; $23 advance. TM.
Lindsey Rakers Band. 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Patty Larkin, Peter Mulvey. 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Red Light Cafe. $20. TM.
Drumline Live. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $13-$63. TM.
Danny Barnes. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
The Walkmen. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Variety Playhouse. $18; $16 in advance. TM.
Kylesa, Zoroaster, Fight Amp. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13. The EARL. $14; $12 in advance. TA.
Lauryn Hill. 9 p.m. Jan. 14. Center Stage. Sold out. TM.
Little Feat, the Roy Jay Band. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Variety Playhouse. $30. TM.
The Dirty Guv’nahs. 8 p.m. Jan. 15. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
Railroad Earth. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Variety Playhouse. $23.50; $20 in advance. TM.
Against Me!, Cheap Girls, Fences. 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Masquerade. $13 in advance. TM.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation. 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Cake. 8 p.m. Jan. 17-19. Center Stage. $35. TM.
Reel Big Fish. 6 p.m. Jan. 18. Masquerade. $20. TM.
The Shadowboxers. 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and 16 and March 2. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Tesla Rossa. 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $8 in advance. TA.
PleaseRock Presents “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Black Sea.” Members of Please PleaseRock Me and Yacht Rock Revue, along with a few more musicians, perform the Pink Floyd, Beatles and XTC classics. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Variety Playhouse. $12; $10 in advance. TM.
Rebirth Brass Band. 8 p.m. Jan. 21-22. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $20 in advance. TA.
No Age. 9 p.m. Jan. 21. The Drunken Unicorn. $12. TA.
Grant Hart, the Venables, Sharks and Minnows. 9 p.m. Jan. 21. The EARL. $10. TA.
Nappy Roots, Anamul House, Sonen, Jack of Hearts. 9 p.m. Jan. 22. The EARL. $10. TA.
Linkin Park. With Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah? 7 p.m. Jan. 23. Philips Arena. $38.50-$72.50. LN.
Hinder, My Darkest Days, Koppek. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Masquerade. $22 in advance. TM.
Rodney Crowell. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. The Loft. $20. TA.
Arson Anthem, Warbeast, HAARP, Primate. 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Masquerade. $18 in advance. TM.
NRBQ’s Terry Adams and His Rock n’ Roll Quartet. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
Gaelic Storm, Sonia Leigh. 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Variety Playhouse. $17.50. TM.
Thirty Seconds To Mars. 8 p.m. Jan. 28. The Tabernacle. $29.50. LN.
Holdcell. Limited seating; acoustic live recording. 6 p.m. Jan. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 in advance. TA.
Soulphonics & Ruby Velle, the Distribution. 9 p.m. Jan. 29. The EARL. $10. TA.
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Philips Arena. $59.50-$69.50. LN.
Liz Phair. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 in advance. TM.
Travis Tritt. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Buckhead Theatre. $50-$75. TM.
Smith Westerns, Yuck, Moodrings. 9 p.m. Feb. 1. The Drunken Unicorn. $8. TA.
Times of Grace, War of Ages, Straight Line Stitch. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Masquerade. $13 in advance. TM.
California Guitar Trio. 8 p.m. Feb. 3. The Five Spot. $20. TM.
Ted Leo, Gentleman Jesse, Carnivores. 9 p.m. Feb. 4. The Drunken Unicorn. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Christabel and the Jons, Davina and the Harlots. 9 p.m. Feb. 4. The EARL $8. TA.
Dark Star Orchestra. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Variety Playhouse. $27.50; $25 in advance. TM.
Guster. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. The Tabernacle. $ 23.50. LN.
Lissie. 9 p.m. Feb. 5. The Loft. $15. TA.
Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Fox Theatre. $40-$80. TM.
Robin Trower. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Variety Playhouse. $30; $27.50 in advance. TM.
Wild Nothing, Abe Vigoda. 9 p.m. Feb. 8. The Drunken Unicorn. $10. TA.
Free Energy, the Postelles, Turf War. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The EARL. $10. TA.
Twin Tigers, Cinemechanica. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The EARL. $8. TA.
Broken Social Scene. 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Buckhead Theatre. $26. TM.
Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Gwinnett Arena. $29.75-$59.75. LN.
Tapes ‘n Tapes, Oberhofer, the Preakness. 9 p.m. Feb. 11. The EARL. $14. TA.
Kathleen Madigan. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Variety Playhouse. $27.50; $25 in advance. TM.
Please PleaseRock Me. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. 8 p.m. Feb. 11. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Yann Tiersen. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Masquerade. $20 in advance. TM.
The Tannahill Weavers. 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Red Light Cafe. $25; $22.50 in advance. TM.
WhiteChapel, The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, I Declare War. 6 p.m. Feb. 11. Masquerade. $16 in advance. TM.
The Features, the Kingston Springs. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12. The EARL. $10. TA.
That 1 Guy. 9 p.m. Feb. 12. The Five Spot. $15. TM.
Yonder Mountain String Band. 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Tabernacle. $28; $25 in advance. LN.
Project/Object featuring Ike Willis. 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
Flogging Molly. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The Tabernacle. $30; $28 in advance. LN.
Miranda Cosgrove. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Center Stage. $31.50-$79. TM.
Clay Aiken. Feb. 16. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. TM.
Plain White T’s. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. The Loft. $20; $18 in advance. TM.
Glassjaw. 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Center Stage. $24; $21 in advance. TM.
Howlies, Brass Bed. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17. The EARL. $8. TA.
Lotus. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 in advance. TM.
The Whiskey Gentry, American Aquarium, Ocha La Rocha. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 18. The EARL. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Ben Rector. 6 p.m. Feb. 18 (all ages show). Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12 in advance. TA.
Steve Forbert. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Red Light Cafe. $22.50; $20 in advance. TM.
The B-52s. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Classic Center. $39.50-$59.50. www.classiccenter.com.
Pat Green. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Buckhead Theatre. $25 in advance. TM.
Keller Williams. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Variety Playhouse. $25; $22.50 in advance. TM.
The Blue Dogs. 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $18; $15 in advance. TA.
Keller Williams Kids Matinee. 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Variety Playhouse. $15 single ticket; $50 family 4-pack; $30 Superfreek ticket that gets you into both the matinee and evening shows. TM.
Haste The Day, Mychildren Mybride, The Chariot, Pleas for Purging. 6 p.m. Feb. 20. Masquerade. $12.50 in advance. TM.
The Budos Band. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. The EARL. $14; $12 in advance. TA.
Trombone Shorty, Los Amigos Invisibles. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 in advance. TM.
Jagermeister Music Tour with Buckcherry, Hellyeah and the Damned Things. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The Tabernacle. $35; $33.50. LN.
Celtic Woman. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Fox Theatre. $37-$72. TM.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum’s Funundrum. Feb. 24-27. Gwinnett Arena. $14-$130. TM.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 advance. TM.
John Mellencamp. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Fox Theatre. $46.50-$130. TM.
Tango Buenos Aires. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Fox Theatre. $40-$60. TM.
Matt White, Brendan James. 8:30 p.m. March 4. Vinyl. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall. 9 p.m. March 4. The EARL. $10. TA.
Kid Rock. 7 p.m. March 4. Gwinnett Arena. LN.
Bright Eyes. 8 p.m. March 4. The Tabernacle. $28.50; $25 in advance. TM.
Hamell on Trial. 8 p.m. March 4. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $10 in advance. TA.
David Dondero, Franz Nicolay. 7 p.m. March 5. The EARL. $10. TA.
Freq Nasty, Marty Party, Opiuo. 9 p.m. March 5. Masquerade. $15. TM.
Sic Alps, Balkans. 8 p.m. March 6. The EARL. $8. TA.
The Coronas. 7 p.m. March 6. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Rocky Votolato, Matt Pond PA. 8 p.m. March 7. The Drunken Unicorn. $12. TA.
Murder by Death, Buried Beds. 8:30 p.m. March 8. The EARL. $14; $12 in advance. TA.
Dum Dum Girls, Reading Rainbow, Dirty Beaches. 9 p.m. March 10. The EARL. $10. TA.
Danielle Howle, Angelo Gianni. 8 p.m. March 10. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Tennis, Say Hi, La Sera. 9 p.m. March 11. The EARL. $10. TA.
Colin Hay. 8:30 p.m. March 11. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 advance. TM.
Wild Flag, Shannon Wright, Yellow Fever. 9 p.m. March 12. $12; $10 in advance. The EARL. TA.
Jerry Seinfeld. 7 and 10 p.m. March 12. Fox Theatre. $47-$77. TM.
Leo Kottke. 8:30 p.m. March 12. Variety Playhouse. $25; $22.50 in advance. TM.
Wye Oak, Callers. 8 p.m. March 13. The EARL. $10. TA.
Sequoyah Prep School, the Riverwinds, Gone By Daylight. 7 p.m. March 13. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Telekinesis, the Love Language. 8:30 p.m. March 14. The EARL. $10. TA.
The Rural Alberta Advantage. 9:30 p.m. March 15. The EARL. $10. TA.
Graham Colton. 8 p.m. March 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
Al DiMeola. 8:30 p.m. March 19. Variety Playhouse. $30; $27.50 in advance. TM.
Rebelution, Junior Reid, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. 7 p.m. March 20. Masquerade. $17. TM.
Royksopp. 8 p.m. March 24. Masquerade. $20 in advance. TM.
Underoath, Thursday. 7 p.m. March 25. Masquerade. $20. TM.
Russian National Ballet Theatre. 8 p.m. March 28. Fox Theatre. $35-$55. TM.
Cold War Kids. 7 p.m. March 29. Masquerade. $18 in advance. TM.
Of Mice and Men, The Amity Affliction, Woe Is Me, Sleeping With Sirens, I Set My Friends On Fire. 6 p.m. March 29. Masquerade. $13 in advance. TM.
The Last Waltz Ensemble. 8 p.m. April 1. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
All Time Low, Yellowcard, Hey Monday and Somerset. April 2. The Tabernacle. $21.50. LN.
Men (featuring JD and Jo of Le Tigre). 8 p.m. April 3. The EARL. $10. TA.
Soul Rebels Brass Band. 8 p.m. April 8. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
William Fitzsimmons. 8 p.m. April 14. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, Pierce The Veil. 6 p.m. April 15. Masquerade. $25 in advance. TM.
Toad The Wet Sprocket. 8:30 p.m. April 15. Variety Playhouse. $32.50; $30 in advance. TM.
Acid Mothers Temple Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers, Vegan Coke. 8:30 p.m. April 18. The EARL. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Scissor Sisters. 9 p.m. April 18. The Tabernacle. $30. LN.
Lady Gaga. 8 p.m. April 18, 2011. Gwinnett Arena. $52.50-$178. LN.
Ke$ha. 8 p.m. April 20. The Tabernacle. $33.50. LN.
Yanni. 8 p.m. April 23. Fox Theatre. $39-$119. TM.
My Chemical Romance. 7:30 p.m. May 11. The Tabernacle. $33.50. LN.
Imagination Movers’ “In a Big Warehouse.” 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 21. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $27; $37. TM.
New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys. June 22. Philips Arena. LN.
Taylor Swift. 7 p.m. July 9-10. Philips Arena. $25-$69.50. TM.
The Elvis Show. 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 2, 2011. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $20 in advance. TA.

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