The weekend is here and there are tons of awesome events and shows happening around the city to keep you going all the way ’til the next one. Here are a few of our top picks this weekend. Let us know what you get up to and what you discover!
Friday, August 22nd
Thumpers @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sub Pop is very pleased to welcome UK band THUMPERS to the label, who will release their debut album in North America in 2014. Comprised of long time friends Marcus Pepperell (vocals, guitar, keys) and John Hamson Jr. (drums, vocals, bass), THUMPERS make colourful, exuberant alt-pop that celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories. The London-based band combine layered androgynous vocals with muscular drums, astral synths and shimmering guitars in a celebration of the breathless sensations of youth and coming of age. Live, they are augmented by an interchanging cast of friends and musicians in faithfully bringing their immersive dynamics and grand scale sonic vision to the stage.
Show starts at 8pm.
Doors open at 6pm. General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4.
Saturday, August 23rd
Wolf Creek Jazz Series @ Wolf Creek Amphitheater
This weekend’s concert will feature Reuben Studdard, Mike Phillips, Ken Ford & Noel Gourdin.
VIP table tickets are $180 per seat. Reserved tickets are $105. General admission lawn seats are $60. All tickets include free parking.
Deer Bear Wolf Music Fest @ 529
Deer Bear Wolf presents the inaugural Deer Bear Wolf Music Fest. This festival, taking place all day and night Saturday, August 23rd at 529 in the East Atlanta Village, will showcase some of Atlanta’s best electronic and experimental musical acts.
Doors open at 1:30pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 12pm on the day of the show.
Kollaboration Atlanta Showcase @ The Loft
Presenting the 7th Annual Kollaboration Atlanta Showcase! Come out and see which Finalist will win this year’s showcase title and a chance to win $10,000 at Kollaboration Star. This year we’ll be featuring a speaking guest judge panel, in addition to exciting guest performances by local phenoms, Kato, Xavier Blk and 2TONES.
Doors 7 / Show 8 / All Ages/$10/adv., $20/day of show. Online and phone sales close at 6:00 pm day of show.
Sunday, August 24th
Neighbor in Need Benefit: The DejaBlue Grass Band @ Eddie’s Attic
From Athens to Atlanta, Toccoa to Telluride, The DejaBlue Grass Band’s coiled-steel harmonies tap and twist around a 5-piece bluegrass instrument ensemble guaranteed to have you and your guests dancing from sole to crown. Cloaked in a classic single mic setup, DJBGB serves up a fresh song selection of truegrass, piled high with pop and newgrass, lightly salted with some soul-shaking gospel. The DejaBlue Grass Band proves performance after performance that a good time on stage translates to a good time for all.
General admission tickets are $30 in advance, $36 at the door. Table seats are $37.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5:00 pm day of show. Doors open at 6:00 pm.