Whew! I don’t know about you, but tomorrow I will be giving a huge sigh of relief for the weekend. Hopefully this seemingly endless rain will give up soon. Even if not, the concerts will still go on! AMG has all the best concerts listed, for a weekend you can relax during. Check it out!
Friday, January 18th-RUG at Vinyl
RUG has taken indie rock and made it for the masses. So now you can’t feel left out by all those skinny jean wearing hipsters. They have taken their brand of indie rock and made it for the radio. Head to the Vinyl for their newest spin on the genre. Just to be safe though…you may want to bring your skinny jeans for the night too!
Friday, January 18th-PlanetRAWK at Smiths Olde Bar
For an evening of something a little bit different, Smiths Olde Bar is where you need to be. PlanetRAWK is “the definition of fusion music”. They have been combining old school hip hop with electric synthesizers, with an indie streak. Don’t miss these alternative hip-hop masters.
Friday, January 18th-Stages and Stereos at The Masquerade
The band was churning out music last fall, and now they are eager to be sharing it with everyone else. Don’t miss them in Hell!
Friday, January 18th-The Growlers with The Coathangers at 529
These California natives have infused their music with their home state with a psychedelic feel that is unmistakably from the west coast. Heavy on the reverb, The Growlers will be shaking 529 this weekend. Even more, they have slated to release their newest album at the end of this month, so their show could include some surprises for fans. Joining them is The Coathangers this Friday!
Friday, January 18th-The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with Special Guests at The EARL
This alternative rock trio have over two decades of experience under their belt. They have seven studio albums and have used that time to diversify the kinds of music they play. Their laundry list of influences range from punk, blues, garage, noise rock, and hip hop. Don’t miss them at The EARL this weekend for what will surely be a well experienced show.
Friday, January 18th-Fred Eaglesmith at Eddie’s Attic
An alternative country singer from Canada? That’s a new one, but that is just what Fred Eaglesmith is. His songs are like short stories flowing around common themes like farming, drinking, and trains. The staples of alternative country really. Not only that he has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, and put out 19 albums!
Saturday, January 19th-Comrade Blue at Smiths Olde Bar
The alternative rockers from Atlanta have sold out shows before, so get your tickets while you can!
Saturday, January 19th- Assemblage: A Culture Shock Event at High Museum
High Museum and a concert thrown into one? That sounds like an event worth checking out personally. The High Museum has two collections: Fast Forward: Modern Moments, and Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial. With these events will also be musicians performing. This seems like two events for the price of one, so don’t miss out!
Saturday, January 19th-Stroke 9 at Peachtree Tavern
We’ve got a lot of alternative rock bands coming to the city this weekend. Stroke 9 out of San Francisco will be at Peachtree Tavern. They may have just begun as a project as students, but two decades later and they are still going strong. So they must be doing something right!
Saturday, January 19th-Dog Bite with Red Sea & Magic Apron at The Basement at Graveyard Tavern
Come support fellow Atlanta native, Dog Bite. He’s known for his soothing melodies and always toting around his acoustic guitar. Recently he has added on a keyboard player, but still retained all the original integrity of his music.
Saturday, January 19th-Diarrhea Planet with Pujol at 529
Made up of all friends and of all loud music, Diarrhea Planet will be a powerful way to spend your Saturday night. These rockers are proof that Nashville does more than just create country superstars. This will be a show to remember because unlike many groups today, they actually enjoy each other. They actually love to be on stage with all of their best friends.
Saturday, Januart 19th-Dawn Richards and guests at Vinyl
Formerly part of “Making The Band 3″ creation Danity Kane, Dawn Richards is now solo. Her newest album, Golden Heart, was released this month, so this show should be packed full of new material. This was her first album since 2005, and has given her time to grow and expand her experience.
Saturday January 19th-Yacht Rock Revue at Variety Playhouse
Need your 70s music fix? Look no further. Yacht Rock Revue has one of the top performances for 70s tribute out there. They do Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, and more. This is a unique act and not one to miss out on for sure!
Saturday, January 19th-Rain Parade with Tim Lee 3 at The EARL
The Paisley Underground band has recently reformed and they are ready to tour again! They are still as phschedelic as before and are not an act to miss. You never know when your next chance will be!
Saturday, January 19th-Jesse Tyler at Eddie’s Attic
Jesse Tyler began as a professional dancer, and when Creative Loafing discovered his talents as a musician as well, both his passions were found out. He is no stranger to the stage, and he transfers all the grace he has as a dancer to his music as well.
Sunday, January 20th-Scotty at Smiths Olde Bar
The Atlanta native began rapping at a young 14. Since he was introduced to the world of hip-hop, he hasn’t stopped immersing himself in the music. Focused on creating relatable rhymes, he is someone every hip-hop fan should know.
Sunday, January 20th-Willie Nelson w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at The Tabernacle
He’s essentially a country music legend. Nelson has been touring for years, and he has also gained acclaim for being a poet and activist as well. Of course he will be rocking his iconic long locks, and maybe if you’re luck his bandana too!