Tonight in Atlanta, there will be good music. That music will be played live at Eddie’s, Smith’s and 529. At the EARL, however, they’ll be switching things up and offering patrons a music fix via a documentary film screening.
Can’t decide what to do? Understandable. We suggest flipping a coin.
Jackson County Line @ Eddie’s Attic
Jackson County Line has ebbed and flowed through the Atlanta music scene for the past 6 years. After a recent hiatus they’re back in a 5-piece format featuring the lush pedal steel and cello fans have come to love and simple gorgeous songwriting mixed with a healthy dose of Americana. Read our interview with JCL for more!
Natalie Stovall & The Drive @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Whether it’s Natalie Stovall’s breathtaking vocals and larger-than-life stage presence, her band’s turbo-charged, take-no prisoners live shows, or the collective unit’s barnstorming worldwide tours, Natalie Stovall & The Drive have proven they are arena ready. A humble, charismatic entertainer with a trademark lion’s mane of big blonde hair, Natalie and her powerful vocals and sparkling fiddle leave audiences spellbound.
The Left Field Experiment: Ras G @ 529
This month’s dosage of mind-altering beats, Ras G explores space and time through his ancient and futuristic music. Dusty, ethereal and bugged out, G’s beats bring the past to the future. In the past few years, this DJ has become a pillar of LA’s avant garde community. If you’re into instrumental hip-hop, the 529’s Left Field Experiment is where it’s at!
FILMAGE: The Story of the Descendents @ The EARL
Long before Green Day and Blink 182 inflicted punk-rock’s puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a garage concocting the perfect mix of pop, angst, love and coffee. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL follows band leader/drummer/square-peg Bill Stevenson as he pushes his rotating door of bandmates to “achieve ALL,” his philosophy of going for greatness at all costs. Stevenson is a force to be reckoned with, proving that not even a grapefruit-sized brain tumor can keep him down. Interviews with the band, along with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) and many more reveal the story of a band (if not THE band) responsible for pop-punk as you know it.