One of the best things about a long weekend is a short week will follow. Which means the weekend will arrive all the sooner. There’s some great stuff for you to choose from in our picks for the weekend – sensitive singer/songwriters, rocking country, Georgia’s best musicians celebrated, legendary indie rockers and more. And there are a few cool gigs going on sale too.
Thursday, September 9 – Griffin House at Smith’s Olde Bar
We simply adore the sensitive-guy, poignant singer/songwriter approach Griffin House takes on life. There are a lot of dudes-with-a-guitar trying to do the same thing, and very few succeed as well as Griffin House does. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s a fine looking man too!
Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10 – Those Darlins at The EARL
We all need a good dose of rollicking country-tinged rock ‘n’ roll once in a while – and Those Darlins will deliver what you need twice this week on Thursday and Friday at The EARL. They’ll be joined by Austin’s The Strange Boys and their infectious garage rock.
Friday, September 10 – The Avett Brothers with Brandi Carlile at Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Speaking of rollicking, The Avett Brothers could have invented the term. Though they’re technically acoustic, they bring a heavy dose of punk style to a bluegrass sound, and thrill audiences who are fans of any genre. They’ll be joined by rising star Brandi Carlile, who thrills many audiences in the same manner.
Saturday, September 11 – Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Celebrate what’s great in Georgia music at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, with India.Arie, The Black Crowes and others being honored.
Monday, September 13 – The Pixies at Fox Theatre
If you haven’t seen the legends that are the Pixies perform, you need to grab your chance and catch Frank Black, Kim Deal and co. at the Fox on Monday.
Weezer at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, October 30 – on sale Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
Robyn at Buckhead Theatre, November 8 – on sale Friday, September 10 at 10 a.m.
An Evening with Styx at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, November 13 – on sale Friday, September 10 at 10 a.m.
Bear In Heaven at The EARL, November 14 – on sale Thursday, September 9 at 10 a.m.
NOFX at Masquerade, February 1 – on sale Monday, September 13 at 10 a.m.