AMG Weekend Picks 6/6-6/8

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014 |

Rock*A*Teens

Friday June 6th

Beyond 5 @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

Beyond 5, the newest boy band sensation to explode onto the American pop music scene, was formed in 2013 by songwriter and producer, Tyler Castleton, along with co-writer and business partner, Russ Dixon. The group was created through a grueling American Idol-style audition process where over 500 teenagers were strategically whittled down to five ‘powerhouse’ performing artists selected for their singing skills, dancing ability, looks, and personalities. This Nashville-based group shares positive messages through their infectious songs and highly-acclaimed energetic performances, which have received an overwhelming response on a national and international level.

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Ryan Horne with special guests, Paul Warner and Cam @ Eddie’s Attic

Independent singer-songwriter Ryan Horne brings his insatiable creative thirst to the table with his latest release, The Whistler and the Majestic. 7 albums into his 10-year career, Horne has arrived at a clear musical vision, and it is grand. With the success of each solo album, strong television placements in shows such as FX’s Sons of Anarchy, The WB’s Hart of Dixie, various commercials and other syncs, and solid writing cuts on various artists records, Ryan has made it clear he will be around for a while as an accomplished and prolific artist/songwriter/performer.

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Resinated w/ AndLove / Yamadeo / Ariell Lawrence @ Smith’s Olde Bar

Resinated has made a name for themselves in the St Pete/Orlando/ Southern Florida areas. Consistently booked in different areas each night, this band pushes for a high energy performance and grabs attention across the room with the smooth musicianship and talent that they bring to the table. Sharing stages with many bands including Ballyhoo!, Iration, The movement, Passafire, Maxi Priests, and many other southern CA and East coast reggae/rock groups!

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited @ Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Tides Of Man w/ Capital Arms, Bear Girl and Incite The Ember @ The Drunken Unicorn

Tides Of Man is a instrumental indie rock band from Tampa, Fl. Their first album, “Empire Theory” came out on Rise Records in August of 2009. This was followed by their album “Dreamhouse”. Their new album is set to self release in 2013. It is entitled “Young and Courageous”.

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The Rock*A*Teens w/ special guests @ The EARL (SOLD OUT)

The Rock*A*Teens were nothing short of a force of nature. Roaring out of Cabbagetown, GA, they blended a unique mixture of dark, swampy rock influences into a thick primordial stew that defies categorization … Pop? Blues? Jazz? Rockabilly? Garage? Theirs was music of passion and lust, love and heartbreak, hope and despair, triumph and failure, heat and humidity.

Distortion pedals buzz with washes of reverb, organ whines and piano rolls, drums pound with tribal intensity, and the vocals wail and ache and rejoice, wrapping around themselves in a feverish embrace. A cool wash of emotion and grit. A cleansing of your tired and battered soul.


Ringo Deathstarr / DJ Dog Dick w/ Mexcellent, Blunt Fang @ 529

Warm guitars and pulsing drums combine to form an aggressively atmospheric bubble, encompassing the listener in an infectious cohesive which blends the sounds of an era when Sonic Youth and Jesus and Mary Chain walked the Earth with a forward thinking and creatively stubborn indie darling. Joined by Adam Franklin ofSwervedriver on the track “Nowhere” and Jeff Schroeder of theSmashing Pumpkins on “Chain Saw Morning,” Ringo Deathstarr has created a flawlessly crafted sound on God’s Dream, destined and deserving to exist on vinyl.

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Saturday June 7th

40th Bi-Annual Songwriter’s Open Mic Shootout @ Eddie’s Attic

The 40th Bi-Annual Songwriter’s Open Mic Shootout is a head-to-head competition of Open Mic Winners from the past 6 Months. Each act performs only one song, and single elimination determines if they move on to the next round. We’ll give away $1,000 to the ultimate winner, plus a number of other sweet prizes. Previous winners who have gone on to national acclaim include John Mayer and Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland). Our shootout sells out consistently, so don’t wait on getting your tickets! The lineup features Sydney Rhame, Hunter Callahan, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Cicada Rhythm, and more!

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Affordable Old School Concert Series: 112, Jagged Edge, Silk, Kilo Ali, & Raheem the Dream @ Wolf Creek Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)

Stroke 9 w/ The Well Reds / Half King @ Smith’s Olde Bar

Rocking ain’t easy. History has shown us countless examples of bands that couldn’t hold it together, ending in either a spectacular on-stage explosion, or by quietly fading into nothingness. And yet here we have San Francisco’s STROKE 9, happily celebrating over 20 years in the music business. In an industry notorious for churning and burning, Stroke 9’s continued success can be attributed to one thing: They’re too dumb to stop doing it.

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Night Fever @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

Relive the 70’s with The Bee Gees tribute band Night Fever!

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The Rock*A*Teens w/ special guests @ The EARL (SOLD OUT)

Peanut Butter Wolf @ MJQ Concourse

After three decades of vinyl DJing, PBW now prefers A/V sets, playing music videos pulled from his personal collection of rare VHS, DVD, laser disc, beta, etc.  Peanut Butter Wolf still enjoys a DJ career that has taken him around the world since 1992. Whether it’s a private dinner party for Bill Clinton, a string of dates with the Beastie Boys, Gwen Stefani’s birthday party, or his own high school reunion, Wolf is equally at home behind the turntables.

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Sunday June 8th

On the Road and In the Round feat. Jack Sundrud, Erin Thomas, and Craig Bickhardt @ Eddie’s Attic

Jack Sundrud is a respected Nashville songwriter and bassist/vocalist who recently marked over 29 years since he began touring and recording with venerable country rock band Poco. Sundrud moved to Nashville in 1981, where he quickly became bassist/vocalist for some of Music City’s top touring acts: Vince Gill, Dickie Betts, Bobby Whitlock, Gail Davies, The O’Kanes, Nicolette Larson, Kathy Mattea, Poco and more.

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Erika is a Public Relations and English student at Georgia State University, a wandering intern, and a budding startup enthusiast. She enjoys reading and creative writing, discovering new music, attending concerts and shows, and soaking up the local scene. She's also a fan of traveling, politics, blogging, and exploring all sorts of new technologies.

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