Here are some musical facts for today: On this day in 1971, Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon. In 1982, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson released, “Girl is Mine.” And in 2002, Christina Aguilera’s album, Stripped was released. And now for the awesome shows happening tonight that will also go down in history!
The Boxer Rebellion with Interstellar @ Vinyl
For a decade, alt-rock phenomenon The Boxer Rebellion have been turning heads globally as a band known and admired for not sticking to the rule book. “This band can alter your life,” said the UK’s NME Magazine, referring to the incredibly epic and ambitious, yet intimate and melodic nature of the band’s musical output. Following a tumultuous time being signed to Universal Records, the band set out on their own following the release of their debut album ‘Exits’ and made history in 2009, on the release of their sophomore album ‘Union’ by becoming the first unsigned band to ever break the Billboard Top 100 albums chart on a digital-only release. That same album was crowned iTunes’ Alternative Album of the Year, and was followed by a feature film appearance in the film ‘Going the Distance’ – widely regarded as the most prominent featured performance of a band in motion picture history. The band finally received their network TV debut courtesy of David Letterman, upon the release of 2011’s highly acclaimed ‘The Cold Still’ produced by award-winning record producer Ethan Johns. May 2013 saw the release of the band’s much-anticipated 4th studio album. Moving away from the more analog and darker soundscapes that enveloped the band’s previous, Promises is a significant step in a different direction for the London four-piece – a more hi-fi, and soaring work that truly delivers on the band’s widescreen, signature sound. You can check out an interview we did with The Boxer Rebellion last year here.
Doors open @ 7pm. Tickets are $15.
Cicada Rhythm with Jay Stolar and Daniel Kirslis @ Eddie’s Attic
If you’ve ever heard Cicada Rhythm, you’ve probably asked yourself where this soulful blend of folksy song-writing, finely-crafted musicianship, and chilling vocal harmonies came from. Andrea DeMarcus, freshly arrived back home from New York, where she studied upright bass at Julliard, first met David Kirslis as he was tumbling off an Athens-bound freight train. When she first heard the way his bluesy, Atlanta-influenced guitar picking resonated over her rolling deep bass lines, a musical romance took root in the Georgia soil. Today, Cicada Rhythm plays regularly in venues all over Athens and Atlanta and has toured throughout the Southeast. Their harmonious blend of unique styles continues to win them an ever-increasing audience. We interviewed supporting act Jay Stolar and you can read that interview here.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. Online, phone, and outlet sales end at 5pm today.
Fox Grin with Schooner and Lightnin’ Ray & the Mystics @ The Earl
Fox Grin is an Indie Art Rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. Formed from the collaboration that occurred on artist Thom Chapman’s solo album, “W-Magic”, via the Pack Life Collective, Fox Grin pushes the boundaries of a “new rock” sound that is characterized by innovative song formulas, classical yet contemporary arrangements, strong rock grooves, and strong melodies with occasional harmonies. Hoping to marry the contemporary with the classic, Fox Grin creates painting-like soundscapes while maintaining a Beatles pop song sensibility.
Doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets are $5. Online and phone sales close at 6pm today.
Beautiful Bodies with The Silver Comet and Eryn Woods @ The Drunken Unicorn
Known for their “charismatic” (HITS Daily Double), “hard rocker” (USA Today), “high energy” (Kansas City Star), even “orgiastic” (Pitch Magazine) live shows, Beautiful Bodies have played with an array of artists ranging from Jane’s Addiction to Paramore to TV on the Radio, making converts of concertgoers everywhere they play. Alicia Solombrino’s magnetic – and at times, mischievous – personality has conjured up comparisons to Blondie, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the Runaways. Their music – a combination of habit-forming hooks and blisteringly loud guitars – has been featured on television programs and at professional sports games and New York Fashion Week. The band recently got off tour with Reel Big Fish, and the band was crowned the winners of Ernie Ball’s Warped Tour Battle of the Bands, which included 32,000 bands.
Doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Online and phone sales close at 4pm today.
Sleigh Bells with Doldrums @ Center Stage
8pm | $21 | All Ages
Jack Daniel’s Honey Concert Series: American Mannequins with The Dirty Doors @ Smith’s Olde Bar
9pm | $5 | All Ages
Wicked Pretty with Little Big League, JUNA, Gold-Bears @ 529
9pm | $5 | 21+