The Weeknd @ The Fox Theatre
With 30 songs on his platinum-certified landmark debut Trilogy, The Weeknd captivated both listeners and critics. Upon release, the collection landed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. Digitally, it reached #2 on the iTunes Overall Albums Chart, while holding strong on the R&B chart. Major gatekeepers continue to extol THE WEEKND. The New York Times called him “other worldly”, The Source named him “Songbird of his generation, while The Guardian dubbed him a “blatantly provocative and daring new artist”. Spin put it best in two simple words, “Totally amazing”. “The Fall” tour arrived heels of his recently released sophomore album, Kiss Land. He already scored a massive hit with Drake in the form of “Live For” and with the title track “Kiss Land” and he shows no signs of stopping. The show starts at 7:30pm.
The Legendary Pink Dots with Orbit Service @ The Earl
The Legendary Pink Dots are a Netherlands-based band formed in August 1980 in the UK who, although distinctly underground, have been musically influential over the years. The band name was derived from pink dots of nail varnish on the piano in their squat, where founding members Edward and April lived. The band has as its focal point vocalist Edward Ka-Spel, who is, along with Phil “The Silverman” Knight, one of the original remaining members of the band. In the mid eighties the band resettled in the Netherlands, where they still reside today. Apart from Edward and Phil, the line-up has gone through many changes. Members such as Ryan Moore, a Canadian bass player, who joined in 1991 after the recordings of the Last Man to Fly with the Tear Garden (he joined as a session musician), went on to form their own labels and musical projects. See Twilight Circus and M Records. Their music is nothing if not original and it is difficult to categorise, but comparisons may be drawn with bands like Pink Floyd and Can. Tickets are $20. Online and phone sales close at 6pm TONIGHT! Doors open at 8:00 pm.
Songwriter’s Open Mic @ Eddie’s Attic
For over 19 years, Eddie’s Attic has hosted Atlanta’s premiere SONGWRITER’S OPEN MIC for the performing songwriter. National and local acts perform 2 songs each, with 3 finalists returning for a third song at the end of the evening for a chance to win a cash prize and a spot in the bi-annual, nationally acclaimed Open Mic Shootout. This is a great opportunity for up and coming talent to hone their skills and for listeners to see and meet tomorrow’s stars. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Online and phone sales end at 5:00pm TONIGHT!
Atlanta Songwriter’s Club @ Smith’s Olde Bar
The songwriters’ club is a bit like an open mic with a few key differences. This group exists for songwriter’s who would like to interact with other songwriters. It is similar to an open mic, but with the added benefit of discussion. You can come and play a song or just watch and listen. Tickets are $3 and doors open at 8pm.
Local Natives with Wild Nothing @ The Tabernacle
Doors open at 7pm. The show starts at 8pm. This is an all ages event.
Freezerburn, The Caste Outs, Surrogates, and Swamp @ 529
Caste Outs is a four piece that started in Decatur Georgia with a goal to make music that reflects the strange and paradoxical; raw yet polished world that we live in. We are a collective of varying past experiences and interests that seemed to fall together without much kicking and screaming. Our music brings together delta blues, garage rock, grunge, singer-songwriter/grassroots, as well a sense of experimental psychedelia giving us access to an endless void of style and form. We are not your typical Psychedelic Rock N’ Roll band. We are a reaction to the reaction of the reaction of a world gone askew. Caste-Outs, above all else, hopes to share music that is genuine and original that will speak to anyone that is willing to listen. 9PM | FREE | 21+