Well now that we have survived that deluge of rain, it’s gotten colder again just in time for the new month. And now it’s February. The weather is colder and the stores are filling with red and pink heart shaped gifts, and spring is on everyone’s minds. No worries though! AMG has got weekend picks to get you through this last cold month until spring hits. Here are this weekend’s best concerts in Atlanta:
Friday, February 1st-Col. Bruce Hampton at Smiths Olde Bar
Known as an Atlanta avant-garde, Col. Bruce Hampton has always been ahead of the rest of us really. Since the 70s he has been making fusion type music different than any one else on the music scene. For a night of music unlike anything you have heard before (and a possible sighting of his iconic chazoid dwarf guitar) head to Smiths Olde Bar.
Friday, February 1st-Hyperspace at The Masquerade in Hell
A geek rock band? I’m in. Just tell me when to put on my glasses. Even more, Hyperspace is doing an album release at their Friday show. Don’t miss them in Hell.
Friday, February 1st-Austin Renfroe at Eddie’s Attic
Atlanta native, Austin Renfroe will be at Eddie’s this weekend. He released his debut album in 2008. This is one soulful singer songwriter you won’t want to miss!
Friday, February 1st-Holopaw with Night Driving in Small Towns at The EARL
Holopaw released its newest album this month! So fresh songs will be on the bill for sure. Furthermore their frontman used to play with Modest Mouse. Anyone who plays with Modest Mouse is golden in my eyes for sure. Check out these rockers at The EARL!
Friday, February 1st-The 17th Floor at Peachtree Tavern
For a night that doubles as a party and a concert, Peachtree Tavern is where you need to be. The 17th floor covers all the best hip-hop and R&B, for a night that will be a throwback and and a good time all in one. There tour has covered all over the South and Midwest, and now they are stopping in Atlanta.
Friday, February 1st-The Black Cadillacs with The Dirty Souls at Vinyl
They’ve got a little bit of riffy blues and a little bit of psychedelic jam under their belts. They pull influences from classic rock bands, and are touring the country supporting their album Run.
Friday, February 1st-Big Gigantic with Will Weber at The Tabernacle
For one of the biggest electronic names in the business, don’t miss Big Gigantic at The Tabernacle. They combine electronic beats with live saxophone and drums. Known for their high energy performances, the band also brings in influences from jam bands…meaning get ready for long songs and a night of slight improvisation. Oh, don’t forget all the amazing lights you are going to experience at his concert too!
Saturday, February 2nd-Delbert McClinton at Variety Playhouse
For a more low key night, check out Delbert McClinton at Variety Playhouse. He’s a jazzy blues player that brings in guitars and harmonicas alike. Having played since the 60s, McClinton is by no means short on experience, and there is a reason he has been in the industry for as long as he has: talent.
Saturday, February 2nd-Ben Deignan with J. Kap at Vinyl
Ben Deignan is pop-rock but with a lot more soul. Not to mention he’s an Atlanta native to support!
Saturday, February 2nd-Gustafer Yellowgold at Eddie’s Attic
Gustafer Yellowgold isn’t a real person. He’s completely fictional. Created by singer and illustrated, Morgan Taylor, Gustafer is the star of a series of music videos. The little yellow alien is going to be at Eddie’s Attic, and this is something you really won’t want to miss! Even the New York Times raved about this little yellow guy…that says something.
Saturday, February 2nd-Justin Kennedy at Smiths Olde Bar
Up and coming country stay, Justin Kennedy sings about things everyone can relate to: life. He began playing at 13 and has already been featured on 94.9 The Bull here in Atlanta.
Saturday, February 2nd-Kurt Thomas & Jordan Rager at Peachtree Tavern
Kurt Thomas is a north Georgia native who happened to buy his very first guitar from none other than Zac Brown. Since then he has opened for names like Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson at Turner Field, and more.
Saturday, February 2nd-The Brian Collins Band with Granville Automatic and Jessica Cayne at Eddie’s Attic
A folky mix of Americana and country, The Brian Collins Band is taking music back to the American roots. Even more, you can look forward to seeing several instruments make their way onto the stage including the mandolin, harmonica, and of course the banjo.
Saturday, February 2nd-Young Widows with The Livehearts at The EARL
Indie rockers, Young Widows will be at The EARL this weekend. They’ve taken a change though and are pushing more towards noise rock and gothic rock than before.
Sunday, February 3rd-Terror with H20 at The Drunken Unicorn
Looking to end your weekend on a louder, little more hardcore note? Head to The Drunken Unicorn to see hardcore punk rockers Terror. Co headlining will be H2O.