Had a rough week? Well, we have great news! There’s only two days until Friday and the start to Labor Day weekend! Also, we have several great shows going on that you need to know about! Read on to find out more!
Street Corner Symphony @ Eddie’s Attic
Street Corner Symphony is a contemporary a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. They formed in May 2010 to compete in NBC’s all-vocal competition, The Sing-Off, and they became internationally known in 2010 when they earned runners-up on the show’s second season. Their latest album, Southern Autumn Nostalgia, was released July 16, 2013, and we recently caught up with one of the members, Jeremy Lister, in the midst of their latest tour to chat about the album and their favorite parts about touring.
If you want to know more about these talented vocalists, check out an interview here! The show starts at 9pm and advanced general admission tickets are only $14!
Jim Avett with special guest, Daniel Bachman @ Eddie’s Attic
Jim Avett is the son of a Methodist minister and a classical pianist who grew up in a home full of love and music, a home where he learned the importance of hard work and honest living. He and his wife instilled these same values in their children, tempered with a lot of fun, and of course, music. Jim’s guitar was an ever present instrument, and there was always singing. As much as he enjoyed writing and performing music, Jim put his family first and spent 35 years running his welding company, building bridges along much of the east coast in order to provide for them. After retiring from welding, he returned to music and recorded Jim Avett and Family, a collection of gospel music, with his children, Bonnie, Scott and Seth in 2008. Soon after, in 2010, he released Tribes, a collection of original tunes ranging from soulful love ballads like the title track to the more lighthearted, “Fight with a Bottle of Booze”. In Second Chance, Jim’s latest offering, the influences of classic country and early rock and roll are apparent. Once again, he draws on life experiences to write songs about love (“Pictures in the Attic”), boyhood memories, (“Willard”), and loss (“Holy Ground”). His shows are a combination of beloved country tunes, his original ballads, and the stories he tells to introduce them. One comes away from a Jim Avett performance with the feeling that this is an honest man sharing his life and his love of music. It’s like spending the evening on the front porch singing and talking with a good friend. Doors open at 6pm and tickets are only $10 in advance!
Bubba Sparxxx with EDUBB @ Smith’s Olde Bar
The term “country rap” has started to take its run in mainstream country formats. With the recent success of country artist Colt Ford and The Lacs , along with current “rap style” hits by country mega stars Jason Aldean (“Dirt Road Anthem”), Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup”), and Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah”), one would think that this is a new concept. But if you are a true music historian, you would recall that this movement actual began in 2001 with the release of Bubba Sparxxx’s debut album Dark Days, Bright Nights. Fast forward eleven years, and you find Bubba re-uniting with his original collaborator Shannon “Fat Shan” Houchins, whom, over the years, has built the successful record label Average Joes Entertainment on the foundation of blending musical genres. “Bubba and I grew up listening to hip-hop and riding in jacked up trucks,” Houchins says. “I was producing mainstream rap and R&B records when Bubs first came to me and said ‘why don’t we combine the music we like with lyrics about the lifestyle we live’.” This wake up call led to the creation of the movement. He will be performing at Smith’s Olde Bar with artists known as Almighty Dolla, Johnny BOI and Nem, who collectively make up the group EDUBB. With more than 1 million YouTube views for their Official “Whooty” video, and over 8 million “Whooty” related YouTube views, the guys even garnered mentions of their work on TMZ twice.
We interviewed EDUBB and you can check the interview out here! The show starts at 9pm and if you get your tickets before 2pm online or by phone, they are only $10!
Tedo Stone with Everybody’s Darling @ The Earl
Chris Martin, from the Atlanta Music Examiner, says, “Tedo Stone’s music lies somewhere between The Jayhawks and Gram Parsons, and then heavily dosed with psychedelic fuzziness. With a perfect blend of old and new Happy is a fresh listen and a treat to the ears. Stone’s music is worth checking out, and is another great example of a thriving music scene here in Atlanta.” Doors open at 8:30pm and you can purchase tickets online or by phone until 6pm tonight.
WRETCHED @ The Masquerade
WRETCHED is a melodic death metal band based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Formerly known as And Since Forgotten, WRETCHED was formed in September of 2005. Recreating what seems to have disappeared from the NC scene, is the blend of European, and American Metal. For the first time listener, WRETCHED brings sonic mayhem to their ears, leaving them with a craving for more. Keeping the NC thriving music scene going, WRETCHED are an immaculate take on this music scene. They are unstoppable, unyielding, and powerful live and on record. With a devastating live show, a show attendee leaves more than satisfied anticipating the urge for more WRETCHED. The show, in Hell, starts at 7pm and advanced tickets are $10.
The Antikythera Mechanism @ The Drunken Unicorn
The Antikythera Mechanism is quickly becoming the next front line leader of the underground Metal scene. With their new full length album “The Inevitable Collapse of Earthly Consummation” they are rapidly growing a dedicated and ever expanding fan base not only in their home town of Atlanta but all over the United States. Every member comes from a deep rooted musical back ground with years of experience throughout the music industry. They have shared the stage with many world renowned artists such as Slipknot, Slayer, Whitechapel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Soulfly, Incite, Rings of Saturn, and Wretched to name a few and as a band they are constantly searching for new ways to expand their audience and progress their music into the future. The Antikythera Mechanism will surely make their mark on the Heavy Metal scene and the world. 9PM | $7 | 21+
HUNGER: Outmode, Kai Alcè, REKchampa, Cc, Twins @ 529
Local purveyors of outsider electro, experimental pop, and otherwise mutant dance music, Twins and C Powers monthly/bi-monthly night dubbed HUNGER is all about corralling ATL’s finest underground electro performers, producers, and DJs. Live electronics, house, and bass music are at the forefront, but these nights are really all about supporting the electronic scene with style, diversity, and dance music as stimulating for the mind as it is for the body. 9PM | FREE | 21+
Dickey Betts & Great Southern with Outlaws with special guest Wet Willie @ Chastain
Dickey Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has one of the most distinctive voices in music today. Known as one of the most influential guitar players of all time, Betts has mastered a seamless style of lyrical melody and rhythm — marrying country, jazz, blues, and rock into one unparalleled sound. The New York Times has called Betts “one of the great rock guitarists…[who thinks like a jazz improviser, in thoughtfully structured, cleanly articulated, intelligently paced phrases…[when] Mr. Betts was tearing into one of his improvisations, the music was about as exciting as rock and roll gets.” Playing since he can remember, Betts joined several bands in the sixties and eventually formed a band with bassist Berry Oakley. One fateful night in 1969, Betts and Oakley’s band jammed with another local group featuring Duane and Gregg Allman, marking the birth of the Allman Brothers Band. In addition to matching band leader, Duane Allman, lick for lick, Betts also wrote such memorable songs as “Revival” and the instrumental tour de force “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” After Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were killed in accidents a year apart in 1971 and 1972, the ABB worked through their sorrow, with Betts writing and singing the group’s biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man”. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm.