Here are some standout options for Thursday night partiers.
*The local rockers from Pipers Down perform at Scruffy Murphy's, 1037 Broadway. Music starts at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-322-3460.
*SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, hosts Atlanta-based metal act Inviolate. Music starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5, free for military. 706-568-3316.
*The Montgomery, Ala.-based rockers from Surgestone take the stage at the Shanty Shack, 4475 Warm Springs Road. Show starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 706-507-3418.
*Atlanta party band Java Monkey entertains at Belloo's, 900 Front Ave. Show starts at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-494-1584.
*The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway, has karaoke beginning at 8 p.m. No cover.
*There's an open mike at After 5, 3709 Gentian Blvd. Music starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 706-507-0024.
*Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway, has an open mike beginning at 8 p.m. No cover. 706-494-6659.
Fountain City's open mike is for all ages. All other events are 21 and older.
Learn more about the local nightlife scene at the Walk of Shame blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com.