Stu Larsen w/ special guest Adam Burrows @ Eddie’s Attic [Saturday, May 10]
STU LARSEN has no home. Three years ago he made a decision to leave behind normality, security and comfort, choosing to live as simply as possible and to follow the opportunities that would lay themselves down in front of him. A bold but necessary move as he found himself getting caught in the day to day life of a working man while dreaming of a life on the road. Names such as vagabond, gypsy and troubadour have often been thrown around in reference to Larsen, but he seems to embrace all that come his way. Since leaving his quiet little town in Queensland, Australia, Larsen has spent the years being on the move, touring, recording, driving friends tour vans and pretty much anything else that allows him to stay on the road. With tours through Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK and Europe taking up the majority of his time so far, there are always talks of venturing to America and Canada in the windows of spare time that seem to be so few and far between.
General Admission tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
For their fifth album, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio the Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together—during which they’ve released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT—the three members all agreed that they wanted to flex their muscles a bit: write some good songs, get them down as tight as possible, hit <RECORD>, and tear shit up.
Tickets are $13 in advance, $16 day of show. Ticket price includes $1 charitable contribution to Songs for Kids Foundation. Doors open at 10:30 pm.
Zach Williams, the Lone Bellow’s lead singer and principal songwriter, can pinpoint just about exactly when the Brooklyn-based group serendipitously willed itself into being. It was around 9 a.m. one morning in 2010, at Dizzy’s Diner in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where the Lone Bellows guitarist and Williams’ old friend Brian Elmquist was working a shift. Williams, up to then performing as a solo artist, needed a place to try out some new songs; for a scuffling artist, the diner was as good as any rehearsal space. He asked fellow singer Kanene Pipkin, just returned to New York City from living in Beijing, to meet them at the diner and the trio did more than merely jam. With the beginnings of a repertoire and an already strong communal spirit, that fateful morning they became the Lone Bellow. As Williams recalls, “Three songs in I realized I should quit what I’m doing and just make music with these people.”
An inspiring high school graduation performance and $80 were all it took to get singer/songwriter Kurt Thomas hooked on the music business. And now, the small town country boy from Dahlonega, GA has recorded four CD’s and opened for some of the biggest names in country music including Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Alan, Darius Rucker, and Zac Brown Band.
General admission tickets are $12 in advance, $16 at the door. Table seats are $15 and must be purchased in multiples of 4.
Kelly Porter Productions Presents: Lisa Kelly- The Voice of Ireland @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater [Saturday, May 10]
HATtitude @ The Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center [Saturday, May 10]
Featuring a special performance by Howard Hewitt, Chandra Currelly and award-winning Sim Stevenson & Friends.
Tickets will be $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Online and phone sales close at 9 a.m. day of show. Event is from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The Pergantis Trio is a Jazz/Rock group out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 on the day of the show.
J-Live w/ Willie Evans Jr, Boog Brown, J Nolan, Waking Astronomer @ The Basement at Graveyard Tavern [Saturday, May 10]
Atlanta album relase party for “Around The Sun” (Mortier Music)
Preorder here: http://mortiermusic.bandcamp.com/album/around-the-sun
Special Guests include Willie Evans Jr., Boog Brown, J Nolan, Waking Astronomer and DJ Bug Boogie.
Ages 18+. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show. Doors open at 9:00 pm.
An Evening with Holly Williams @ Eddie’s Attic [Sunday, May 11]
Part of the key to Holly Williams’ success as a singer-songwriter is that it’s never been her mission to try and live up to the legacy cast by her famous and prolific father and grandfather – Hank Jr. and Sr., respectively – nor has she spent a lot of time trying to live it down. The respect that Holly has garnered as an artist over the course of many years spent building an international fan base, and the release of two acclaimed albums, 2004’s The Ones We Never Knew (Universal South) and 2009’s Here With Me (Mercury Records), has come on her own terms, based on her own sound. Indeed, to paraphrase Freud, sometimes a last name is just a last name.
Grant Farm w/ Manmade Mountains @ Smith’s Olde Bar [Sunday, May 11]
Grant Farm is a band on a mission. Lead by National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant (Emmitt/Nershi Band), the talented four-piece is built on the foundation of love, family and the joy of music. The Grant Farm train stops at all the stations on North American roots music line, and is not afraid to let the whistle scream with some blistering jams. After a several solid seasons of touring Coast-to-Coast behind their eponymous debut CD, Grant Farm (Grant Central Records, 2012) audiences everywhere are a-buzz with the Roots, Rock and Cris-Co statement that Grant Farm brings to every performance.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show.