We’re getting ready to head on into the lovely long Memorial Day weekend, which means summer is here! Yes, we know you thought that was when the heat hit the 90s. Or when your muscly neighbor started jogging without a shirt in the evenings. Now, if you want to get super-technical, the first day of summer doesn’t hit us for a few more weeks, but don’t tell the people celebrating with beer and brats that. Celebrate yourself with some great gigs and some brilliant on-sales below.
Thursday, May 26 – Face to Face at Masquerade
California pop punk band Face to Face has reformed and will be stopping buy Atlanta’s Masquerade for a much-welcomed gig.
Thursday, May 26 – Elizabeth & the Catapult at Vinyl
The charming, eclectic, folky indie pop group Elizabeth & the Catapult will win you over if you give them the chance, so give them a go tonight.
Friday, May 27 – Atlanta All-Soul Revue at The EARL
Some of Atlanta’s best soul, funk and R&B talent gather for one night. Catch Soulphonics & Ruby Velle, Atlanta Funk Society, Michelle Marshall and George Hughley all at The EARL on Friday.
Friday, May 27 – Panic at the Disco at The Tabernacle
A bit of glam, a wee bit of emo, some theatrics, a ton of baroque pop, and you have Panic at the Disco. The band’s new record, Vices and Virtues, was co-produced by Atlanta’s own Butch Walker, so you know the kind of rough-and-shiny sheen that you’ll be getting.
Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 – Bubbapalooza 20th Anniversary at Star Bar
Celebrate the life of Gregory Dean Smalley with this annual festival, featuring performances from Ocha La Rocha, Anna Kramer & the Lost Cause and others, as well as The Redneck Cruise-In Car Show, BBQ provided by Slope’s BBQ, a raffle and more.
Tickets available at the door
Saturday, May 28 – Packway Handle Band at Smith’s Olde Bar
One of Georgia’s favorite bluegrass bands, Packway Handle Band, plays Smith’s Olde Bar with Maynard Terrace and Back City Woods.
Saturday, May 28 – Bone Thugs N Harmony at The Loft Flesh-N-Bone, Layzie Bone, and Bizzy Bone bring back ’90s hip-hop group with a full band in tow for an epic rap show.
Saturday, May 28 – Shovels and Rope at The EARL
Team Luis brings you a packed night with Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent’s new project Shovels and Rope, along with The Bareknuckle Betties and Lera Lynn.
Angie Stone: Black is Beautiful Tour at Atlanta Civic Center, September 23 – on sale Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
Explosions in the Sky at The Tabernacle, September 29 – on sale Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
Cyndi Lauper at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, October 12 – on sale Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m.