It’s a great weekend for hanging out at your favorite venue and catching a great show. Here are our top picks this weekend:
Friday June 13th
Blackbird Blackbird @ The Drunken Unicorn
Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco-based wünderkind Mikey Maramag. His unique style of dreamy folktronica recalls influences from all ends of the musical spectrum; deeply textured, hypnotic songs pay homage to psychedelic pop the likes of Caribou and Washed Out, while the warmth of analogue instrumentation spliced with digital artifacts hints at contemporaries James Blake, Four Tet and Mount Kimbie.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Doors open at 9pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show.
Scott Miller @ Eddie’s Attic
What does the term “big big world” mean for artist Scott Miller? For starters, you could assume that the epicenter of that “big big world” is the two-hundred acrecattle farm Miller grew up on and now works in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. And the gifted songwriter/performer’s “big big world” recently stretched to include the aforementioned writing space in Knoxville, as well as the city block between the Nashville apartment of friend Patty Griffin to producer Doug Lancio’s Studio G! in East Nashville, where most of the work for Miller’s new project was done.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Table seats are $18.75 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 8pm. Online and phone sales close at 5:00 pm.
The Temptations + The Four Tops @ Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater
Two legendary and monumentally influential singing groups together on the same night!! The Temptations and The Four Tops in the summer 2014 will be performing some of music’s most beloved and memorable songs including “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone”, “My Girl”, “I Can’t Help Myself” and countless others.
Saturday June 14th
Corey Smith @ Cavalier Arena at Darton State College
Born and raised in Jefferson, Ga., Corey Smith has established a devoted fan base by writing and singing about growing up far away from the big-city life and not the typical country imagery of trucks and bonfires. Smith has released seven studio albums, of which all have been written and produced by him. The Corey Smith concert is the first in a series of summer concerts sponsored by the Darton State College Foundation and DOCO Credit Union. All proceeds from the concert will go towards student scholarships.
General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Reserved seat tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Online and phone sales close at 4:00 pm day of show.
Grits and Glamour with Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis @ Mill Town Music Hall
Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan are currently delighting old and new fans across North America on their highly successful Grits and Glamour Tour. From the road to the red carpet, on center stage in the theater or under the spotlight in a honkytonk, these two women are comfortable in their high heels. Veteran recording artists and performers, they grace the country format with style, flair, and undeniable talent that is captivating and timeless.
Premium reserved seats are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Reserved seats are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Doors open at 7pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales end at 4pm on the day of the show.
Seth Walker’s “Sky Still Blue” Album Release @ Eddie’s Attic
Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has grown to be recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric within a song, a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice and a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar.
Tickets are $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 5:00 pm day of show.
Good Company American Roots & Soul @ Eddie’s Attic
Good Company features a revolving cast of Nashville’s finest songwriters, vocalists, and musicians. Crisscrossing through networks across the United States, they have forged this project from mutual admiration and a shared passion for the history and future of American music.
General admission tickets are $8 in advance or $15 at the door. Table seats are $10 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Online and phone sales close at 5:00 pm day of show.
Oddisee @ The Basement at Graveyard Tavern
The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 9:00 pm. Online and phone sales close at 4:00 pm day of show.
Little Tybee + New Madrid @ 529
Little Tybee is something of a mini orchestra with its ever-evolving five to ten members all engaged in intricate musicianship. Their name comes from a tiny island off the coast of their native Georgia, where, legend has it an undetonated atomic bomb from the 1950s lies missing. They jokingly attribute the quirkiness of their debut album Building a Bomb to the long-term effects of eating radiation-drenched seafood, but it’s more likely they were just born that way. Their compositions transcend genres and pack a much bigger sound than their title implies. They create not only music; but inspiration, motivation, and a celebration of the world around them. Now wrapping up their second album!
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 on the day of the show. Doors open at 9pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show.
Sunday June 15th
Merchandise @ The EARL
Merchandise is a band fighting against the easy categorization reserved for abbreviated biographies. The project is equal parts punk misanthropy, maudlin balladeering, fine art, low humor, classical study, psychedelic spacecasing, mad science and pop genius.
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 8:00pm. Online, phone and outlet sales end at 6pm on the day of the show. This show is 21+.