AMG Weekend Picks: Carnivores, Old 97’s, Larkin Poe and More!

[ 2 ] January 19, 2012 |

Brrrrrr! Wrap up warm folks, this chilly weather isn’t messing around. It’ll get a bit milder over the weekend, but regardless, the wintery temperatures shouldn’t deter you from getting to some great gigs. Local music is especially being represented well this weekend, with record releases and more abound! And if you fancy the field-trip, get up to Athens for Old 97’s. Don’t forget to check the bottom of the post – we have a slew of on sales coming up on Friday and Saturday for the impending onslaught of spring shows.

Thursday, January 19 – Cass McCombs at The EARL

“Unobtrusively brilliant” (so sayeth John Peel) folk punk nomad Cass McCombs plays with Frank Fairfield on Thursday night.

Thursday, January 19 – Adron at Smith’s Olde Bar

Atlanta’s mesmerizing Adron coos her way into your heart at Smith’s Olde Bar with Wesley Cook.

Friday, January 20 – Langhorne Slim at 40 Watt Club

Alt-country star Langhorne Slim takes on the road again, playing Athens on Friday night.

Friday, January 20 – Carnivores at The EARL

Celebrating the release of their live 7-inch recorded at The EARL, Carnivores plays with fellow local garage rock faves The Coathangers. Admission gets you a free copy of the record, so we can’t think of a better way of supporting local music.

Saturday, January 21 – Old 97’s at 40 Watt Club

The Kings of Alt-Country return to Georgia for an intimate, well-worth-the-trip show in Athens, with lead singer Rhett Miller playing a special solo opening slot.

Saturday, January 21  and Sunday, January 22 – Larkin Poe at Eddie’s Attic

Rebecca & Megan Lovell (formerly of the Lovell Sisters) bring their mix of newgrass, country and folk, along with their lovely harmonies, to Eddie’s Attic for two shows this weekend.

On Sales:

Mona at Masquerade, February 16 – on sale Friday, January 20

Ralphie May at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, March 17 – on sale Friday, January 20

Rosie Thomas at Red Light Cafe, March 18 – on sale Friday, January 20

Modern Art Tour Ft. Miniature Tigers, The Chain Gang Of 1974 & More at Masquerade, March 20 – on sale Monday, January 23

School of Seven Bells w/ Exitmusic at The EARL, April 7 – on sale Friday, January 20

The Boxer Rebellion at Vinyl, April 16 – on sale Friday, January 20

Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. at The Tabernacle, April 28 – on sale Friday, January 20

Nickelback with special guests Bush, Seether, & My Darkest Days at Philips Arena, May 2 – on sale Saturday, January 21

M.Ward with Lee Ranaldo at Buckhead Theatre, May 7 – on sale Saturday, January 21

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