Weekend Picks! Patterson Hood, The Mantras, Whiskey Gentry, Winter Beer Carnival, Flogging Molly & more!
Concerts and Festival are packing in this weekend and that’s exciting! With so much going on you can’t sit at home, so take a look at our little guide – and pick out your favorite events! There’s something for everyone.
Friday, February 8th-An Evening with Patterson Hood at Eddie’s Attic
After moving to Athens in ’94, Patterson Hood found himself in an arena full of musicians–none of which he even knew. Today though, almost ten years later, Hood has found his place among the music community. His band, The Drive By Truckers play rock, but at Eddie’s this weekend he will be playing solo.
Friday, February 8th-Rosco Bandana at Smiths Olde Bar
Friday, February 8th-Stevens Layne at Vinyl
Friday, February 8th-The Mantras with BIG Something at Peachtree Tavern
The Mantras can jam–that’s just the truth. They bring to the stage a unique collection of music while also having the ability to improvise, meaning no show is ever the same with these guys. The Mantras can play jazz, they can rock, and they can also do live electronica.
Friday, February 8th-The Whiskey Gentry with JP Harris & the Tough Choices at The EARL
The husband and wife duo have bluegrass jazz down to an art. Even more, the music veterans bring to the stage not only the guitar and banjo (the staples of bluegrass), but also the accordion, the mandolin, the fiddle, the harmonica, and more. This means it is going to be a well rounded show you won’t forget.
Friday, February 8th-Torche with PRIMATE at 529
Looking for something more hardcore? Head to 529 to see Torche. They are known for loud, heavy rock music that will leave your ears buzzing and your skin tingling for hours.
Friday, February 8th-Trixie Whitley with Dumpster Hunter at Eddie’s Attic
Trixie Whitley has the vocal range of a pro that is drenched in bluesy tones. With that voice comes her tales of heartbreak, loneliness, and every emotion in between. She uses her voice and her music as true expression, and her performance at Eddie’s will be an emotional experience you shouldn’t pass up.
Saturday, February 9th-Winter Beer Carnival at Atlantic Station
100s of your favorite beers, tons of fun carnival games, and DJ to get ya movin’! Join the fun!
Saturday, February 9th-2nd Annual Oyster Mardi Gras Fest at Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar
A five day indoor event for Mardi Gras is one you won’t want to miss! There is going to be tons of live music, of course New Orleans style food, prizes, a photo booth, and oysters severed every way you can imagine. Bands will be playing both inside and outside for everyday, and these tickets won’t last long, so jump on them now while you have a chance!
Saturday, February 9th-Clap for Daylight at Vinyl
The Atlanta indie rockers will take over Vinyl on Saturday. They are influenced by the classic indie names like Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, and others.
Saturday, February 9th-Flogging Molly at The Tabernacle
If you haven’t heard of Flogging Molly…well you should go ahead and start listening. They fuse punk, folk, and rock for a unique sound unlike other rockers today. Their politically aware music has been featured all over the place, including in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Don’t miss their show at The Tabernacle!
Saturday, February 9th-Live! On Stage! Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums at The Goat Farm
The acoustic singer songwriter started out backing up other bands, but will be at The Goat Farm for himself this weekend. Don’t miss his classic doe-eyed look over the crowd, as he wows the audience with his experience and his styles from around the world.
Friday, February 8th-California Guitar Trio at Variety Playhouse
Uniquely all instrumental, the California Guitar Trio has been playing for more than a decade, and 14 albums under their belt doesn’t hurt their experience either. Catch them at Variety Playhouse.
Saturday, February 9th-The Jompson Brothers with Radiolucent at Smiths Olde Bar
The band was born in Nashville, but that doesn’t mean they are country. These guys are all rock and roll. I mean, the fact that The Jompson Brothers have been compared to Led Zeppelin is enough for me. I’m sold.
Saturday, February 9th-Tyler Reeve with Cole Taylor at Peachtree Tavern
Emerging from traditional, southern Americana, Tyler Reeve is a country artists ready to take over Atlanta. He just finished a national tour with huge names like Eric Church and Little Big Town. Get your jeans and your boots out of the closet and check Tyler Reeve out at Peachtree Tavern.
Sunday, February 10th-Ben Sollee and Ed McClanahan with The Skipperdees at Eddie’s Attic
Saturday, February 9th-Testament at The Masquerade
Saturday at The Masquerade will not be for the light hearted! Testament, the thrash metal band out of California will be taking over Heaven. Formed in the early 80s, they were one of the first of their kind to emerge in the metal music scene.
Sunday, February 10th-Cinch at Vinyl