Friday, April 11th
Mac Demarco with Juan Wauters at The Goat Farm
When the then 21-year old Mac DeMarco released his debut Rock and Roll Night Club 12″ just a short while ago in the Spring of 2012, it was accompanied by a barrage of bizarrely funny promo videos, wildly unhinged live performances and a not-so-subtle disparate range of promo photos. The glam facade was purely that, an image that was manufactured for fun to confuse the stiff and compartmentalizing world of indie music journalists. But it wasn’t all a jest, as that EP covered a whole range of music styles that were latent in the ex-Makeout Videotape frontman’s already impressive slough of cassette-only releases. The sincere and warm Mac who sang “Only You” was the same lipstick-wearing sleazoid that crooned “Baby’s Wearing Blue Jeans” and that suited him and his listeners just fine.
Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m.
Lady Antebellum with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
It’s a country music jackpot tonight at Lakewood! Some of the biggest names in the industry have descended upon Atlanta for the Take Me #DownTownTour. It really couldn’t be a more perfect evening to enjoy a few cold ones and amazing music outside at one of the amphitheater’s season opening events!
Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets available here!
Charlie Mars at Eddie’s Attic
Charlie Mars is a journeyman artist who has worked with major label releases and opened high profile gigs for the likes of REM, KT Tunstall, Citizen Cope, and Steve Earle. Like any songwriter worth his salt, Mars employs his art as a channel towards personal discovery, candidly exploring all the human limitations “from pride and fear to cynicism and self-doubt” that stand in the way of his attaining true happiness. Influenced by the likes of Bob Marley, Bill Withers and Dire Straits, his latest album Blackberry Light sees Mars delving deep within to offer insight and a path to self awareness and ultimately transcendence via a gracefully beatific distillation of folk, rock, and smooth acoustic soul.
Show starts at 9:45 p.m. Tickets: GA $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Table seats are $18.75 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5 p.m.
The Dirty Guv’nahs at Terminal West
“The Dirty Guv’nahs are wise in the ways of rock n’ roll beyond their tender years”, according to M! Music and Musician’s Magazine. The swell of grassroots momentum for this 6-piece rock n’ roll collective from Knoxville, TN is undeniable. “The Guvs” have been steadily growing their fan base across the country, selling out shows in theaters and bars alike, and making standout festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and SXSW, to name a few. The band has also shared the stage with a diverse and notable list of major artists, including Wilco, Zac Brown Band, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Train, Dr. Dog, and Chris Robinson.
Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15
S. Carey at Eddie’s Attic
The debut album from S. Carey, All We Grow, is the result of a young lifetime spent immersed in music. As a band member of Bon Iver from the very beginning, Sean Carey witnessed a flip of his formal training to step firmly into a worldwide-touring rock band. His performance degree in classical percussion from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and his love for jazz drumming prepared him for a central role in the inspiring force of the Bon Iver live show.
Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets: GA $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5 p.m.
Turf War with Concord America at The EARL
Also appearing: Ranch Ghost and Majestico
Turf War first got it’s start in band member John Robinson’s bedroom back in 2008. After growing their following in their hometown of Augusta, GA the guys packed up and moved to Atlanta to share their gritty, Southern-tinged, indie punk rock with the world. Some of their major influences have come from The Replacements, Creedance Clearwater Revival, and Bruce Springsteen. Their debut album, Years of Living Dangerously, was released on Old Flame Record in 2011, and their single “Cheers To The Years” even jumped to rotation on Sirius XMU. You may even recognize the song from season three of Showtime’s hit series Shameless. Festivals and live touring have been keeping the band busy including sets at Fun Fun Fest, Governors Ball, Firefly, and Savannah Stopover.
Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets: $7 Online and phone sales close at 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 12th
Charlie Daniels Band at Mill Town Music Hall
Also appearing: Bonner Black
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 76, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Premium reserved $55 in advance, $60 at the door. Reserved $45 in advance, $50 at the door. GA $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m. day of show.
Electric Adventure at Six Flags
Electric Adventure is an all day festival where the rave meets the amusement park. A pass gets you exclusive access to the Six Flags Over Georgia Park during the day, then the headliner-packed EDM show to follow that evening including Adventure Club, Brillz, Caked Up, DJ Snake, Heroes and Villans, and Mantis.
Doors at 10:30 a.m. Tickets available here!
David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic
David Ryan Harris is an Atlanta bred artist, drawn to the blues after hearing songs by Son House, Robert Johnson and others and growing up at a time when Prince, Parliament/Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder and other musicians were stretching the boundaries of popular music. He’s been a part of numerous projects including Follow For Now and Brand New Immortals, and has worked with everyone from Dave Matthews to Cassandra Wilson, Derek Trucks, Santana, Marc Broussard, Guy Sebastian and even played in John Mayer’s band from 2004-2012.
Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets: GA $14 in advance, $18 at the door. Table seats are $17.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5 p.m. day of show.
Karmin with Bonnie McKee at Center Stage
In the three years since Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan signed to Epic Records, the duo has been on a wild ride. They have earned accolades from hip-hop heavy hitters DJ ?uestlove, Diplo, Jermaine Dupree, and The Game, performed more than 600 live shows, racked up nearly a billion collective views of their eye-popping videos (fueled by the devotion of millions of loyal fans around the world, who call themselves “Karminites”), scored the double-platinum hit “Brokenhearted” off their 2012 EP Hello, and appeared on Saturday Night Live. Oh, and later that year, Amy was also featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $17 in advance, $21 day of show
The Thrillhammers at Hard Rock Cafe’s Velvet Underground
The Thrillhammers have been blasting Rock and Roll for more than 25 years. The guys rip through a collection of originals, torqued-out covers and the occasional satirical mocker. With a nod to the late 60s, early 70’s bands, but firmly aware that punk DID happen. Part Rolling Stones…Part George Jones. The Thrillhammers are right at home on any loud, smoky stage.
Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m. day of show.
Sunday, April 13th
The Brothers Comatose at Eddie’s Attic
The Brothers Comatose are actual brothers, Alex on the banjo and Ben Morrison on the guitar, who grew up playing in their living room together, and eventually adding Philip Brezina on the fiddle and Ryan Avellone on the mandolin to the mix. The environment the band creates with their music and their live shows isn’t the exclusive band vs. crowd world of rock and pop, but rather the sing-along, stomp-along, inclusive world that gave birth to string band music. The band – while playing festivals like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Strawberry, High Sierra, Outside Lands, Kate Wolf, and SXSW, – has not lost sight of their roots, their fans and the relationships that have brought them where they are.
Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets: GA $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Table seats are $12 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5 p.m. day of show.
War Eagles 4 RAINN 1st Annual Concert for Courage at Hard Rock’s Velvet Underground
WarEagles4RAINN is an effort by South Forsyth High School students to raise awareness about the realities surrounding sexual violence and abuse.Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization that carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Headliners for this event will include Riley Biederer, Mansell, and Time Pilot.
Doors at 3 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $12 at the door. Online and phone sales close at 2 p.m. day of show.
Stephen “Ragga” Marley at Center Stage
Also Appearing: Jo Mersa and Wayne Marshall
Stephen Marley’s debut solo album Mind Control has been hailed as the best Marley album in a generation and even won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2008. Stephen’s shared his magic touch on other Marley family projects including little brother Damian’s two award winning albums. Every track on Mind Control reconfirms Stephen’s expansive capabilities as an affecting vocalist, a versatile lyricist and an accomplished instrumentalist while furthering his renown as an ingenious producer.
Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets: $24