Friday, April 4th
Red Baraat with Dialect Trio at Smith’s Olde Bar
Formed in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve. And is being returned to them in cities all over the world, as word spreads of the band’s incredibly powerful live performances.
Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $17.50 day of show. Online and phone sales close at 2 p.m. day of show.
Antigone Rising with Hannah Thomas at Eddie’s Attic
Antigone Rising stormed back into the stoplight in 2013 with a foot stompin’ new single and a founding band member on the cover of Time Magazine. When the New York based, alt-country female rockers do something, they do it big. Catapulted into the national spotlight in 2005 with a groundbreaking major label debut that landed them in the top 20 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart for an entire year, the ladies love outdoing their past accomplishments. Founding sisters Cathy and Kristen Henderson have always had the same philosophy. Play better than the boys and make sure the fans feel like part of the family. That philosophy plus writing undeniably catchy songs has allowed this self sustained group to maintain her independence and leave an indelible mark on an industry best known for leaving girl (bands) behind.
Doors at 5 p.m. Tickets: GA $12 in advance, $16 at the door. Table seats are $15 in advance and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5 p.m. day of show.
Tritonal with Paris Blohm at Opera Nightclub
Watch a live performance by TRITONAL and you’ll understand the hype. The American production and DJ duo of Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed have firmly situated themselves as one of the most electrifying acts in the international EDM scene. Their zest for life and music is apparent to anyone who’s witnessed them in person or through their speakers and is just one reason why they resonate intensely with their loyal followers, “Tritonians.”
Show from 10 p.m.-3 p.m. Tickets: $15 for +21, $20 for +18, $40 for +21 VIP
Bipolaroid with Tiger! Tiger! at 529
Spearheaded by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Glover, Bipolaroid play delta psychedelic music influenced by Syd Barrett and the 13th Floor Elevators, delivering odes to dissociation, time machines, looking glasses, the fifth dimension, and the like on both space rockers and more fey orchestrated pop-psychedelia. Their latest LP was released Nov 2013 on Get Hip Recordings.
Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets: $7 Online and phone sales close at 6 p.m. day of show.
Railroad Earth at Variety Playhouse
They use unique acoustic instrumentation, but they’re definitely not a bluegrass or country band, which sometimes leaves music writers confused as to how to categorize them. Railroad Earth is essentially playing rock on acoustic instruments, and they’re amassed a huge and loyal fan base doing so! Their music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. You’ll have to see them live to understand their sound, but when you do you won’t regret it! They will be play two nights at the Variety Playhouse, Friday, 4/4 and Saturday, 4/5.
Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $27.50 day of show, $45 2 day pass
Pierre Bensusan at Eddie’s Attic
If “world music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and diverse world musicians of our time.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: GA $20 in advance, or $26 at the door. Table seats are $25 in advance and must be purchased in multiples of 4.
Saturday, April 5th
Beer Carnival at Atlantic Station
The Beer Carnival is back on its new date, April 5th, 2014 to serve up over 100 delicious brews and fun at Atlantic Station. Tickets are going fast for this event especially with the new spring date and even more beers, carnival games, and activities to offer Atlanta. The event will feature both indoor and outdoor areas. Atlantic Station will be transformed into a carnival themed celebration featuring midway games, rides, great food, DJ’s & entertainment. Samples will include traditional favorites, premium craft beers and an assortment of the best winter brews! Try them all and find your new favorite pint! A GA ticket includes all the beer you can safely consume, a commemorative Beer Carnival sampling glass, and unlimited carnival games and activities! If you really want to “hoptimize” your experience it’s worth springing for the VIP experience which includes entry at noon plus an exclusive VIPs only are with private restrooms, and a premium selection of beers and food.
Event starts at 1 p.m. Tickets: $40 GA, $63 VIP
Michael Martin Murphey at Eddie’s Attic
In the early 1970s, Rolling Stone Magazine called Michael Martin Murphey “one of the best songwriters in America.” Since that time, Murphey has left an indelible mark on the American Music Landscape crafting and recording such iconic hits as Wildfire, Carolina In The Pines, Geronimo’s Cadillac, Cowboy Logic, Cherokee Fiddle, Boy From The Country and more. In the process, he has topped the Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Western Music charts, earned six gold albums and multiple Grammy nominations.
Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets: GA $36 in advance, $42 at the door. Table seats are $45 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5 p.m. day of show.
Gringo Star with Tedo Stone at The EARL
On Gringo Star’s latest album, Floating Out To See, liquid melodies cascade through air like a waterfall in zero gravity, brothers Nicholas and Peter Furgiuele and cohort Chris Kaufmann out-of-body—floating apparitions of a band glancing down as their corporeal manifestations radiate celestial blues and psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti-Western weirdness.
Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Online and phone sales close at 6 p.m. day of show.
Sunday, April 6th
Jars of Clay at Vinyl
Also featuring Nate Currin
When you join a band at 20 years old, you don’t think about what it might mean to remain together for another 20 years,” says Matt Odmark, Jars of Clay’s rhythm guitarist, banjo player and harmony vocalist. In 2012, the Jars celebrated their 18th year together. They’d written over 100 songs, made 10 studio records, toured internationally and created Blood:Water Mission, an organization dedicated to providing clean blood and water for African nations suffering from the HIV/AIDS crises. Although the band has had its share of successes, including three Grammys for Much Afraid (1997), If I Left the Zoo (1999) and The Eleventh Hour (2002), they began to ask themselves what comes next. For the answer, they decided to look inward and head inland.
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 day of show Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m. day of show.
The Found Footage Festival at The EARL
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 Online and phone sales close at 6 p.m. day of show.