Friday, January 31 – Maria Taylor @ The EARL
Maria Taylor has released four solo albums and been lauded for her collaborations with artists such as Bright Eyes, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., Moby and Crooked Fingers. Her music is balmy with a sweetly swaying groove, angelic vocals, gospel organs and shooting-star guitar melodies. It’s expansive and chiming pop with a lose-yourself-on-the-dance-floor beat.
Friday, January 31 – The Randall Bramblett Band @ Eddie’s Attic
Elements of pop, soul, blues, and the sounds of the church combine with Randall’s often wistful, beautifully conceived lyrics in his ruminative, roots-based tunes. His lyrical strength is mixing unusual thematic concepts with dry humor. His show is sure to be a feast of real emotions with plenty doses of humor to make it fun.
Doors at 6:30pm. Tickets are $18 in advance.
Friday, January 31 – Soul Rebels @ Loft
Also Appearing: Jubee & The Morning After
The Soul Rebels formed when Lumar LeBlanc and Derrick Moss, originally members of Dejean’s Young Olympia Brass Band, decided they wanted to play the new, exciting music they were hearing on the radio while respecting the tradition they loved. Both New Orleans natives, the pair was steeped in the fundamentals of New Orleans jazz, but inevitably, contemporary music seeped into their psyches. The combination is killer.
Doors at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 the day of the show.
Saturday, February 1 - Willie Sugarcapps @ Eddie’s Attic
Way down in lower Alabama, almost every weekend for two years, folks came together for a music gathering called The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm. The house concert hosted some of the country’s finest songwriters, pickers and troubadours ranging from Mary Gauthier to Alvin Youngblood Hart to Randall Bramblett to George Porter Jr. The frequent encounters led to the birth of a band, the aptly named Willie Sugarcapps. Their shows are sweet as can be.
Doors at 6pm. Tickets start at $20.
Saturday, February 1 – Blue Dogs @ Eddie’s Attic
In 2014 the Blue Dogs, after 25 years of playing shows and releasing nine CDs and two DVDs, continue to perform up to 100 shows a year from clubs, festivals, and colleges to corporate events, private parties, and fundraisers – primarily in the southeast but still traveling wherever they are called. They continue to maintain a national (and international) fanbase. Go show them why Atlanta fans is the best.
Doors at 9:30pm. Tickets start at $15.
Saturday, February 1 - Cigar Store Indians @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Also Appearing: The Longshot Saints & Buck-O-Five
Cigar Store Indians is an American Rockabilly/Roots-rock band that plays all original, dirt under the finger nails, dance-all-night music. Yee haw!
Doors at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and $18 on the day of the show.
Saturday, February 1 – The Wild Feathers @ Loft
Also Appearing: Saints of Valory & Jamestown Revival
Before it got broken into a million sub-genres, rock was just rock. Six strings, booming harmonies… It’s a singularly American tradition that Nashville’s Wild Feathers are fully dedicated to preserving and offering their own take on. Their sound melds the five unique voices of Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns and Preston Wimberly, and Ben Dumas, taking inspiration from across the musical spectrum and spinning it into a roaring web of cosmic melodies.
Doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show.
Sunday, February 2 - Paul Thorn @ Eddie’s Attic
Record the Super Bowl and come listen to this man instead. He’s real entertaining. And you can watch the commercials faster that way.
Doors at 6pm. Tickets are $25 in advance.