Happy Thursday, Atlanta! You’ve made it over the hump of the week and for that you deserve a reward. Treat yo’self with one of these awesome almost-the-weekend shows.
KONGOS w/ Is Pls Pls @ The Loft
The brothers KONGOS–multi-cultural, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalists—craft a unique and irresistible sound spawned from shared DNA, diverse influences and spot-on melodic and lyrical sensibilities. On Lunatic, their 12-song Epic Records debut, the band’s talent shines on “Come With Me Now”; the title an impossible-to-resist aural summons, the rock-alt crossover tune kicking off with the accordion, jumping into foot-stomping, staccato rhythms, slide guitar, and soaring epic soundscapes reminiscent of U2.
Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm.
Comrade Blue w/ Neil Cribbs @ Vinyl
This charity event for Rally Foundation is headlined by Atlanta band Comrade Blue
was formed when several neighbors and friends converged in a basement to jam. Already being friends or “comrades,” the band that formed was aptly named Comrade Blue. Through other friends and family, the band quickly took off and started playing Atlanta charity events as well as local venues like SweetWater Brewery, The Red Light Café, Red Brick Brewery, and Smith’s Olde Bar.
Tickets are $12. Doors open at 6:30pm. Online and phone sales end at 5:30pm.
AM 1690 Presents One Way Out: The Allman Bros and Atlanta @ Eddie’s Attic
AM 1690 presents One Way Out: A Tribute to The Allman Brothers and Atlanta. This one-night-only, all-star concert celebrates the legacy of the Atlanta rock scene, including music by the Allman Brothers Band and others. You’ll hear Allman Brothers tunes and original music performed by a killer roster including The Swimming Pool Qs, Barry Richman, Bill Sheffield, Mike Holbrook and friends, Lamar Williams, Jr., Migrant Worker and others.
Tickets are $35 at the door. Table seats are $31.25 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 6:30pm. Online and phone sales close at 5pm.
Flow Tribe @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Straight out of New Orleans and into your earholes, Flow Tribe comes at you with the delicacy of a sledgehammer. They create “backbone cracking music”, a soul shaking mixture of styles and sounds guaranteed to drive you wild. These are 6 seasoned performers who have shared the stage with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Juvenile, and BIll Summers just to name a few.
Tickets are $12. Doors open at 7pm. Online and phone sales close at 2pm.
Mystic Braves w/ Corners @ The EARL
This psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the ’60s. And not in an obvious, someone’s-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We’re talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band’s hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as “restless”.
Tickets are $8. Doors open at 8:30pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm.
Mike Dillon Band w/ Coltron @ 529
With his latest effort, Band of Outsiders—released via Brooklyn label The Royal Potato Family—Mike Dillon has perhaps conjured the perfect storm of all his past endeavors. His manic creative vision found its match in three young musicians he met in New Orleans. Carly Meyers—whom Dillon describes as “a High Priestess of Trombone who channels the energy of Iggy Pop through the chops of JJ Johnson in second-line parade”—provides harmonic counterpoint to his vibes and percussion (“All Walks of Life”) as she simultaneously ups the band’s art-rock ante (“Carly Hates The Dubstep”).
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 9pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm.