A very wide variety out there for homecoming weekend...
FRI: I know I'm late on this, so I'll be brief... Cars Can Be Blue will be playing the Caledonia along with the debut of the much-lauded-by-F'pole (and other folks) new band the Lolligags.
For more experimental tastes, there's Craig Lieske and Pablo D. Wilder (of the Austin, TX band Hotel) at Flicker.
Hip-Hop Homecoming continues at the Library tonight. I'm not familiar with any of the specific acts from this night's lineup, but F'pole is, so go there for more info. But also, outta-towner Mr. Lif will be at the Georgia Theatre, so hip-hop fans in Athens have a rare two-choice night.
And in an oddity for the should-rubbing crew, Juliette Lewis performs with her band The Licks at the 40 Watt. There's some kind of "acting-to-singing" joke here, but I'll let y'all come up with it.
SAT (GO DAWGS!): Bo Bedingfield and the Wydelles perform at the Melting Point, fresh off Bo's stint as Chevy Chase.
Grunge stalwarts Mudhoney come around on tour for the first time in a while (and make this their only SE stop) to play the 40 Watt. If you're like me, and somehow you maintain the idea that grunge was a really good time in music despite the fact that it really only turned out 2-3 decent bands, then this is a great event. Anyway, maybe they'll play "Touch Me, I"m Sick". The Dumps open the show.
Hip-Hop Homecoming reaches it's zenith on day six with a show featuring Ishues, Deaf Judges, DJ Killacut and more at the Caledonia.
And for those who want to see a many perform a show on an instrument he invented, check out Killick (the artist formerly known as Eric Hines) at Little Kings. It's a pretty cool thing to see, actually.
SUN: Circulatory System (Phase III - whatever that means) is playing at the Secret Squirrel in a rare outing these days. Sweet Teeth and a buncha others are on the bill as well.