Happy Thursday Atlanta! The days consistently keep getting warmer, and I just can’t help but to think that this little hinting of what was supposed to be winter is about over. There are a lot of great shows happening this weekend, so be sure to clear your calendar. Here are your Thursday picks.
–Idle Warship is a perfect example of how a whole can become greater than the sum of its parts – and that is saying quite a lot given the musical components of this project. A collaboration between longtime friends and collaborators, hip-hop luminary Talib Kweli and critically acclaimed soulful singer and songwriter Res, Idle Warship will be entertaining at The Loft tonight.
–The Togas is Ty Segall, Philip Sambol of the Strange Boys, Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams and Lance Wille of the Reigning Sound. They were formed over the phone with the intention of providing the highest quality oceanic entertainment. The Togas will be debuting a covers set individually selected by Bruisers. Each Bruiser will be able to select one song, with the most requested and fun selections to be performed on the ship for all you harpoons and moby dicks. See them tonight at The Earl.
-Exposed Music Festival Presents: The Stand and Deliver Records Wintour 2012. Featuring Society’s Plague with Skinkage tonight at Vinyl.
–Caroline Aiken is a cornerstone of the Decatur folk music movement. Georgia Music Magazine once noted, “She has a soothing, fine wood-grain voice that purrs with a youthful innocence one minute and then growls like a wise bluesy singer the next.” See her perform tonight at Eddie’s Attic.
-Although getting plenty of rightful comparisons to the Kings of Leon, MONA is deservedly worth seeing for the salty performances. See them live tonight at the Masquerade.