Happy 1st of July, everyone! It’s already Tuesday, which means most of us just have two days ’til Independence Day Fever takes hold (if it hasn’t already). Take it easy this week by attending a few of these excellent shows.
Atlanta Rhythm Section @ Eddie’s Attic
Formed from the cream of Atlanta’s studio musicians, the Atlanta Rhythm Section (actually hailing from nearby Doraville, Georgia) came together in 1970 after working on a Roy Orbison recording session. Keyboardist Dean Daughtry and drummer Robert Nix had been members of Orbison’s backing group, the Candymen, and Daughtry and guitarist J.R. Cobb had been members of the Top 40 hitmakers Classics IV (“Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces”). Rounding out the original ARS lineup were vocalist Rodney Justo (replaced after the first album by Ronnie Hammond), guitarist Barry Bailey, and bassist Paul Goddard.
The magical Atlanta Rhythm Section will play 2 shows tonight at Eddie’s Attic. The first show begins at 7pm (doors at 6pm) and the second show begins at 9:30pm. For both shows, tickets are $35 in advance and $42 at the door. Tables seats are $43.75 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm for both shows.
Hundred Waters w/ special guests @ The EARL
The quartet’s members Nicole Miglis, Trayer Tryon, Paul Giese & Zach Tetreault played together in various formations as far back as middle school, but it took until adulthood and 2012 for them to become Hundred Waters. Living under one roof meant the band had a communal mentality, yet each maintained their own distinct projects, borrowing here and there from each other. It was in interpreting a friends’ music together that they discovered the power of their combination, and they quickly fell to work reorienting their lives around an album. The music they found was a beautiful blend of contradictions, mournful yet colorful, introverted yet aware, and brought the tradition of songwriting to a strange future.
Tickets are $14. Doors open at 8:30pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm.
Lindsey Stirling @ The Masquerade
There is no-one else like Lindsey Stirling. We are talking about a classically-trained violinist, from Gilbert, Arizona, entering a futuristic world of big beats and animation – imagine Vanessa Mae leaping through the pages of a Manga comic with Skrillex in hot pursuit. Stirling’s debut album features twelve original tracks including viral smashes ‘Crystallize’, ‘Shadows’ and ‘Electric Daisy Violin’. She has created a new musical world where the romance of Celtic folk music and modern classical meet the infectious energy of dance and electronica.
Tickets are $31. Show starts at 6pm. Find more here.