It’s another glorious Thursday here in Atlanta and tonight is chock-full of great shows to see. So take a load off, start the weekend a little early, and enjoy an awesome concert.
Takenobu @ Eddie’s Attic
Nick Takénobu Ogawa, an Atlanta-based and nationally renowned cellist and composer, is a classically trained artist that has created his own style of music for the cello. He incorporates bluegrass, blues, and other non-traditional sounds that exemplify ways of using the rich sound and dynamic range of the cello to make new, interesting, and beautiful music. While living in Kyoto, Japan, Nick taught himself to sing and play at the same time, and began seriously writing music. He has lived and performed in New York, Philadelphia, Vancouver BC, and is now a regular in the Atlanta music scene.
Tickets are $14. Table seats are $12.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 6:30pm. Online and phone sales close at 5pm.
Megan Jean & The KFB @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Megan Jean and the KFB, or Klay Family Band, arrange a demented blend of americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that they’ve taken to describing as, “a metal band, if it was 1927.” Inventive percussion, electrified banjo, and a voice like the Devil Herself have earned Megan Jean and the KFB a dedicated following all over the East Coast. Calling the road home on a “never-ending tour,” this transient married duo has taken their nomadic musical lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, and musical styles. This is a band that lives to perform, and is fueled by sheer guts and know how.
Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 2pm.
Marissa Nadler w/ Special Guests @ The EARL
Marissa Nadler wastes no time in cutting close to the bone on July, her latest album and first for her new North American label, Sacred Bones. Recorded at Seattle’s Avast Studio, the album pairs Nadler for the first time with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O), Wolves in the Throne Room). Dunn matches Nadler’s darkness by creating a multi-colored sonic palette that infuses new dimensions into her songs. Eyvind Kang’s strings, Steve Moore’s synths, and Phil Wandscher’s guitar lines escalate the whole affair to a panoramic level of beautiful, eerie wonder.
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 8:30pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm.
Jack Preston w/ Go Dreamer // Small Eyez // Far Out Family // DJ Acro Jam @ Vinyl
Jack Preston is an Atlanta based emcee, producer, multi-instrumentalist. As a mic controller, he brings thought provoking lyricism and introspective topics to the forefront. As a producer, Preston combines an array of spacey synths, obscure samples and live instrumentation to create jazzy funk rhythms, and enigmatic psychedelic soul melodies. However, it would be a mistake to rush into classifying his sound; as he is showing no signs of stopping his creative exploration.
Tickets are $8. Doors open at 8pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm.
Rudy Currence @ Eddie’s Attic
Rudy Currence is a Grammy and Dove Award winning producer, singer-songwriter and all around entertainer! Rudy has appeared on ABC’s “The View” performing Quincy Jone’s Hit Single “Soul Bossa Nostra” with Ludacris and Naturally 7. He has also performed live on BET’s “106 & Park”. Most recently, Rudy wrote the brand new single “Sunday AM” for the Gospel Legend and Multiple Stellar and Grammy award winner, Karen Clark Sheard.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm.