AMG Weekend Picks: !!!, Van Halen, The Atlanta Mess-Around, Eleanor Friedberger, The Drive-By Truckers and More!

[ 0 ] April 19, 2012 |

Happy Almost-Weekend AMG Readers! It might be gearing up for a miserable-looking weekend, so let’s just enjoy the sun while we can and take solace that there are plenty of warm, friendly gigs to bask in. Check out our selections below, as well as the on sales happening this weekend too (including a certain British boy band that won’t be here until 2013!).

Thursday, April 19 – Chairlift at The EARL

The dreamy indie duo are back, and playing a hazy show in East Atlanta tonight.

Thursday, April 19 – !!! at 40 Watt Club

If you want to get down, then get up to Athens for !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk), where there will be ass-shakin’ a plenty with Shabazz Palaces tonight.

Thursday, April 19 – Van Halen at Philips Arena

It’s been a while, but Eddie and David seem to have patched things up long enough to release an album and go on a tour. They play Atlanta with Kool and the Gang, making for a night that will have its fair share of party animals.

Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 – The Atlanta Mess-Around at The EARL

The line-up for The Atlanta Mess-Around is stellar as always. Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Carbonas, GG King, Barreracudas, Wymyns Prysyn and a ton more will be taking over The EARL for two days.

Saturday, April 21 – Tyrone Wells at Eddie’s Attic

With songs popping up everywhere on TV, like “One Tree Hill,” “Everyone’s Hero,” “Rescue Me,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Numbers,” “Criminal Minds,” “Army Wives” and “What About Brian,” even if you think you don’t know Tyrone Wells’ music, then you probably do. He plays two packed shows at Eddie’s Attic on Saturday night.

Saturday, April 21 – Eleanor Friedberger at The Basement

She of Chicago’s adorable power-pop duo Fiery Furnaces is going it alone, with an album released on Merge to much acclaim last year. She’ll take over The Basement on Saturday night.

Saturday, April 21 – Old School Saturday at AmericasMart

Get on your best threads and dance the night away at the monthly party that is Old School Saturday.

Saturday, April 21 – The Drive-By Truckers at The Tabernacle

Georgia’s alt-country heroes play an epic show that is guaranteed to be showered in beer, whiskey and amazing story-telling on Saturday night.

On Sales:

Ben Folds Five at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, June 8 – on sale Friday, April 20

Jimmy Buffett at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, June 9 – on sale Saturday, April 21

Gavin Degraw & Colbie Caillat With Andy Grammer at Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO, June 13 – on sale Monday, April 23

Kathy Griffin at Fox Theatre Atlanta, June 16 – on sale Friday, April 20

Anita Baker at Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO, June 16 – on sale Monday, April 23

Jill Scott’s Summer Block Party at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, June 30 – on sale Saturday, April 21

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at Philips Arena, July 1 – on sale Friday, April 20

Diana Krall at Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO, July 11 – on sale Monday, April 23

The Influence Tour Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, July 25 – on sale Friday, April 20

Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis And The News at Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO, July 25 – on sale Monday, April 23

The Influence Tour Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, July 25 – on sale Friday, April 20

Brandi Carlile With Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band at Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO, July 27 – on sale Monday April 23

Seal: Soul 2 Tour at Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO, July 28 – on sale Monday, April 23

Jason Mraz: Tour is a Four Letter Word at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, August 18 – on sale Friday, April 20

Foreigner with Night Ranger at Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO, August 31 – on sale Monday, April 23

Train at Chastain Park Amphitheatre ASO, September 7 – on sale Monday, April 23

One Direction – 2013 Tour at Philips Arena, June 21, 2013 – on sale Saturday, April 21

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