Who is NOT playing in Atlanta tonight? The city is packed with amazing shows, don’t be the only guy who didn’t catch one!
Ellie Goulding at The Fox Theatre
The new record Halcyon describes a journey out of heartache and towards hope. It is almost as if you can hear Ellie’s psyche shrinking and then renewing, rebooting itself after two-and-a-half tumultuous years in her life: a Brit award, the release of Lights, love, loss, writer’s block, a new relationship, singing at the White House and at a certain spring wedding, a number one pop record that has done over 3m in America, confronting her doubts and fears, digging deep and locating her artistry again, returning to the countryside she grew up in and, in a converted barn, making a record that confirms her as one of this country’s most singular and compelling songwriters.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!
Dum Dum Girls with Blouse at The EARL
“Here it was spelled out for me: Desire as muse; Life as experiment; a miracle for every failure and vice-versa. I put pen to paper and I wrote, and then I sang. I sang into my own private microphone, in my tiny bedroom studio, with no one save my make-believe coconspirators to hear me, and no one to weight me with the looming pressure of inability. I was a woman possessed and my possession enabled me. I have served the songs and the songs have served me. It is never pretentious to feel and create. So much of my life has been defined, aided, and even saved by music. Here is my best attempt at joining the rock’n’roll ranks, of chasing pop into the dark, and I am as ever, humbled that you listen.” – XXDD
Doors at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 Online and phone sales close at 6 p.m.
The Glitch Mob at The Tabernacle
Also appearing: Ana Sia
These West Coast masters of electro are fresh off the release of their second album Love Death Immortality, a massive tracklist of dirty beats that will transfer flawlessly to their live show. If you’re a true EDM fan in Atlanta tonight then you’ll be sure to make your way to the Tabby to catch edIT, Boreta, and Ooah throw down. A chance to see them in action is quite the treat so get your tickets before they sell out!
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets: $22.50
An Acoustic Evening with Al Stewart and with Dave Nachmanoff at Eddie’s Attic
With the release of Uncorked, Al and musical partner Dave Nachmanoff take a trip through Stewart’s musical back pages, both in terms of the musical catalogue (they did have nearly 20 albums’ worth of songs to pick from), and in terms of performance style. After all, Al made his bones in the massively fertile folk scene that was London in the late ’60s, and he numbers among his contemporaries the likes of guitar wizards Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, singer-songwriters Roy (“Hats Off To”) Harper and Richard Thompson, and a former flatmate named Paul Simon, who went on to some celebrity upon returning to America.
Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tables with 4 reserved seats are $125. Online and phone sales close at 5 p.m.
The Hackensaw Boys with Special Guests Spiritual Rez and American Hologram at Smith’s Olde Bar
With feet firmly planted in the old-time song tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock n’ roll and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, the Hackensaw Boys are among the most exciting groups charting new territory in today’s diverse Americana music scene.
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets: $18 Online and phone sales close at 2 p.m.
Greensky Bluegrass at Terminal West
Also appearing: Larry Keel
If you’re familiar with bluegrass music, then you’re tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They’re also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20
PigPen Theatre Co. at Vinyl
Also appearing: Spring Standards
PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre as freshman at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008. Their debut indie-folk album, “Bremen”, was featured by American Songwriter and was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview. Their follow up EP, “The Way I’m Running”, was released on October 8th and was premiered by American Songwriter.
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets:$12 Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m.
MK Ultra with Eddie Gold, George Antonios & Resident DJ Street Lurkin at The Drunken Unicorn
M.K Ultra is a DJ/ Producer based out of Atlanta playing many genres such as dubstep, house, dirty electro, moombaton, and hardstyle. MK Ultra is most known for her very high energy and her very heavy and melodic music. Featured in Urban Luxe Magazine’s Music Edition as a rising dubstep Producer and DJ. Also Featured in Revolver Magazine as one of ten “Hottest Females in Dubstep 2012” as chosen by dubstep producer Sluggo. She played Ultra Music Festival radio with Porter Robinson August of 2013 and has quickly risen as a new DJ to watch.
Doors at 11 p.m. Tickets: $5 for 21, $7 for +18