AMG Weekend Picks: John Wesley Harding, Iggy Azalea, Mathis Hunter, Kimya Dawson and More!

[ 0 ] March 29, 2012 |

Happy Thursday everyone! We’re barreling full-speed ahead into the weekend, and it looks like it’s going to be a beauty. There are cool gigs a plenty, more on the hip, cozy side, so you can get up close and personal on some great local rock ‘n’ roll.

Thursday, March 29 – An Evening with John Wesley Harding – Rick Moody – Joe Pernice at Eddie’s Attic

Three much-loved, highly-talented singer-songwriters, headlined with the literary John Wesley Harding, play a special show at Eddie’s Attic tonight.

Thursday, March 29 – Iggy Azalea at The Basement

Born in Australia before she ran away to Miami at 16, Iggy Azalea has spent time in Atlanta and Houston, making her name as a fierce freestyle rapper. She’ll be heating things up in East Atlanta tonight.

Thursday, March 29 – Perfume Genius at The EARL

If you would like to hear the dark chamber pop that Michael Stipe calls, “beautiful and amazing” and “stunning,” then you should really check out Perfume Genius at The EARL tonight.

Thursday, March 29 – Mathis Hunter and The Rinse at Star Bar

The lovely psychedelic, worldly, indie pop sounds of Mathis Hunter will be warming up Little Five Points tonight. And with opening sets by Social Studies, Meek Family, Philip Frobos and Frankie Broyles, things will be downright cozy.

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Friday, March 30 – Oryx and Crake at The EARL

Beautifully poetic and captivatingly gorgeous indie folk collective Oryx and Crake will be wowing the locals with The Viking Progress and Adron on Friday night.

Saturday, March 31 – Michelle Malone Banned at Eddie’s Attic

An Eddie’s Attic favorite, folk, blues and Americana killer queen Michelle Malone rocks two shows in Decatur on Saturday night.

Saturday, March 31 – Nneka at Vinyl

Nigerian singer-songwriter Nneka will be bringing her stellar mix of hip hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop back to Atlanta on Saturday night.

Sunday, April 1 -  Kimya Dawson at The Five Spot

Paleface and Your Heart Breaks join anti-folk heroine Kimya Dawson, as she continues her solo career away from The Moldy Peaches.

 

On Sales:

Drake: The Club Paradise Tour at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, May 20 – on sale, Friday, March 30

Aziz Ansari at The Tabernacle, June 20 – on sale Saturday, March 31

Tenacious D at The Tabernacle, June 25 – on sale Friday, March 30

Furthur at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, July 10 – on sale Saturday, March 31

Miranda Lambert: On Fire Tour at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, July 13 – on sale Friday, March 30

311 at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, July 21 – on sale Saturday, March 31

The Global Warming Tour Featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick at Philips Arena, July 26 – on sale Saturday, March 31

Last Summer On Earth Tour at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, July 26 – on sale Friday, March 30

Dead Can Dance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, September 5 – on sale Saturday, March 31

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