You guys really are spoiled for choice this weekend. The city’s hip older sibling is hosting a little shindig with some college rock legends, while the still-cool but much-older uncle spoils ale lovers rotten with a sold-out craft beer extravaganza. And between all that, there’s a ton of kick-ass rock shows to boot. Choose wisely, and have fun!
Thursday, October 13 – Saturday, October 15: Athens PopFest at The 40 Watt
You might have missed part of the epic indie pop festival already, but you still have the chance to see Bob Mould, Olivia Tremor Control, Dead Milkmen and Man or Astroman? with our rock ‘n’ roll neighbors to the north.
Thursday, October 13: Cold War Kids at The Buckhead Theatre
The piano-driven rockers bring their sonic sounds to Atlanta tonight.
Thursday, October 13: The War On Drugs at The EARL
The War On Drugs take that beautiful American rock sound and push it a little further with gorgeous soundscapes and shimmering guitars. They play The EARL tonight with Purling Hiss and Carter Tanton.
Thursday, October 13: Grouplove at Masquerade
After a busy year of touring with folks like Florence and the Machine and releasing their debut album last month, Grouplove are reaping the rewards of hard work and infectious songs. Catch them in Atlanta tonight.
Friday, October 14: Duran Duran at Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Everyone’s favorite ’80s pretty boys rounds out the concerts at Chastain on Friday night, with the cooler temps meaning you can slap on an extra layer of purple eyeshadow and an extra spray of Aquanet without having to worry about the melting situation.
Friday, October 14: Noot D’Noot and Judi Chiacgo at Star Bar
We are so excited to welcome back Judi Chicago to their Atlanta home. And what better way to celebrate than with a night of mad dancing and hijinks?
Tickets at the Door
Saturday, October 15: The Great Decatur Craft Beer Festival at The Old Courthouse Square
The epic beer fest sold out in record time this year, so we hope you bought your tickets already to the place every Georgia beer lover dreams of for 12 months.
Saturday, October 15: Whose Live Anyway at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops and co. come down to Peachtree City to give everyone the giggles with their highly-skilled improv.
Saturday, October 15: MC Chris at The Drunken Unicorn
Adult Swim favorite MC Chris brings his quirky comedy style of rapping to Atlanta on Saturday, with a costume contest to round out the festivities.
Kid Rock at Center Stage, November 10 – on sale Saturday, October 15
Parachute at The Loft, November 18 – on sale Friday, October 14
Kaki King at The Loft, November 19 – on sale Friday, October 14
Staind at The Tabernacle, December 1 – on sale Friday, October 14
Demi Lovato at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, December 1 – on sale Friday, October 14
An Evening With Corey Taylor (of Splipknot And Store Sour) at Masquerade, December 12 – on sale Friday, October 14
B.B. King at at Fox Theatre, December 30 – on sale Friday, October 14