AUGUST 20 MONDAY
As associates of the Elephant Six collective, Brooklyn combo LADYBUG TRANSISTOR has personal and professional ties to Athens, Ga. Its sugary and melodic sound certainly resonates here; the group's new album, Can't Wait Another Day, gets frequent spins on local college radio stations. Two more indie-pop bands, San Francisco's the Papercuts and Atlanta's the Magic Apron, supplement Ladybug Transistor's Mon., AUG. 20, gig at the Earl tonight. $8. 9 p.m. 488 Flat Shoals Road. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.