Bun B and Kirko Bangz at The Loft
The Trillest Tour stops in Atlanta tonight with southern rappers Bun B and Kirko Bangz headling their first tour together. Bun B formally of UnderGround Kingz has released four solo albums since the death of his UGK partner, Pimp C. Kirko Bangz has been rapping since he was 15, and his newest single “Hoe” featuring Yo Gotti has quickly been gaining popularity.
Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 day of show, $40 VIP Meet & Greet with early entry. Online and phone sales close at 6 p.m.
Wild Child at Vinyl
Also appearing: Them Wagoneers and Good Graces
Wild Child is an indie-pop, 6-piece, folk band from Austin, Texas. This soulful group is jumping on the festival circuit and into our hearts this summer with appearances at Wakarusa and Firefly Festival already on the books. Their self released debut, Pillow Talk, garnered five number one spots on Hype Machine and were named Best Indie and Best Folk band at the Austin Music Awards during SXSW in 2013.
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets: $12 Online and phone sales close at 6 p.m.
Sons of Fathers with Special Guest Marc Scibilia
Legendary producer Lloyd Maines put it best when he described Sons of Fathers as “The Everly Brothers meets Neil Young and Merle Haggard and The Clash.” Rolling Stone has already praised the album’s “wide open roots and folk rock,” while CMT described it as “rip-roaring Texas rock studded with gospel-influenced harmonies,” and Paste called it “soulful.” The catalog they’ve written reflects elements of all their most righteous influences. Be it a country shuffle reminiscent of Robert Earl Keen, an Americana folk song steeped in the lyrical weight of Bob Dylan, or a genre-bending tune recalling the Beatles, Sons of Fathers possess something unique.
Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets: GA $10 in advance, $14 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.
Coyote Kisses at The Basement at Graveyard Tavern
Comprised of two lifelong friends from Lakeland, Florida, Coyote Kisses had their first success with “Acid Wolfpack”. Coyote Kisses are now set to release their highly anticipated sophomore EP, which combines, punk rock, future bass and other influences into a unique electronic concoction. From Deadmau5 to Crystal Method, The Bag Raiders to Baauer, Diplo to Ronald Jenkees, Coyote Kisses has received praise and support for their ingenuity. It’s fair to say the duo has a very bright future ahead of them.
Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets: $15 Online and phone sales close at 4 p.m.
Lily & Madeleine with Special Guest Shannon Hayden at Eddie’s Attic
When the sisters began writing together just over a year ago, nobody expected their first song, “In the Middle,” to rack up a quarter of a million YouTube views. There’s something inherently incongruous about the music of Lily & Madeleine, a pair of slight teenagers with singing voices this assured and worldly. The Weight of the Globe sounds like something out of another age, not the work of a pair of sisters born less than two decades ago and raised in Indianapolis, the Midwest of the Midwest. No wonder that, on the strength of their viral video performances, the sisters managed to sell out the first two live shows of their career and quickly recruit the help of Asthmatic Kitty Records to release the EP.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: GA $8 in advance, $12 at the door. Table seats are $10 in advance and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5 p.m.
Passafire at The Masquerade Hell Stage
Also appearing: Lullwater, Andlove, and Five40
Passafire was formed in 2003, by students attending Savannah College of Art and Design. Throughout the years they have become a perpetually touring band, playing hundreds of shows a year with bands like 311, Pepper, Rebelution, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, The Wailers and many more. The guys keep up a grueling touring schedule, waking up in a new city every day, but if they didn’t tour constantly they claim they wouldn’t be doing as well as they are.
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets: $12
The Digits, Penny Western, and Meet N’ Three at Smith’s Olde Bar
Enjoy an evening of live music to support Relay for Life, the world’s largest walk to end cancer, and The American Cancer Society! Digits are Matt Coleman (vocals/guitar), Ron Day (guitar/vocals), Dave Williams (drums) and Bobby Worsham (bass/vocals). They play a mix of originals, alternative rock hits and selected 80’s flashbacks.
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets: $12 Online and phone sales close at 2 p.m.
Random Rab and Govinda at Terminal West
Also appearing: Skymatic
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in this sound. He has toured extensively across North America, including tours with Bassnectar, Shpongle, Beats Antique and headlined several festivals across the country.
Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets: $15