AMG Weekend Picks 10/24-10/26

The cool weather seems to be sticking around, so keep warm this weekend with an indoor concert or rock your cozy jacket at an outdoor venue! Check out what’s happening in Atlanta each day by reading through the show listings below.

Friday, October 24th

David Bazan at Eddie’s Attic

David Bazan was, for many years, the songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed band Pedro the Lion, building a dedicated following and selling a couple hundred-thousand albums. After a decade helming the project, he found himself embroiled in a major personal philosophical and spiritual cataclysm, wrapped in a growing drinking problem. Bazan got to work exorcizing both his demons and angels, ditching the Pedro moniker in favor of his given name. He’s released the Fewer Moving Parts EP (2006) and two full-length albums, Curse Your Branches (2009), Strange Negotiations (2011) under his own name.

General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $22 day of show. Table seats are $25 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5pm day of show. Doors open at 6:30pm.


The Phantom of the Opera at The Fox Theater

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.

Phantom of the Opera

Tickets range from $45-$150 and group rates are available. Show starts at 8pm.


Nathan Angelo at Vinyl

In the ever-changing landscape of modern pop, Nathan Angelo shines as a refreshing alternative, embracing the classic elements of popular music and celebrating the backbeat of American tradition. As the revival of music in the 60’s and 70’s brought together the heritage of the Great American songbook, the flair of jazz and heartache of the Delta blues, Angelo integrates these forms into his own music with great ease and delight. As a seasoned performer, Angelo has captivated audiences across the country with his tight band and high-spirited live show.

Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 7:30pm.


Smithsonian at 529

Smithsonian is a band composed of five veterans of the Atlanta music scene who have united in their affection for the short but sweet career of The Smiths. Bret Busch (Pardner, The Hots) on vocals, David Chase (Dropsonic) on bass, Brian Fletcher (Luigi, Magnapop, Marcy) on drums, and Jim Prible (Opal Foxx Quartet, Poodles, Seersucker) and Lindell Todd (Pineal Ventana, Victory Girls, Silver Lakes) on guitars are making their way through the entire Smiths catalogue.

Tickets are $10. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 9pm.


Capital Cities at The Tabernacle

Los Angeles duo of composers Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian initially met on craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the indie electro band Capital Cities in 2010. They released an EP independently in 2011 that included the song “Safe and Sound,” an upbeat mesh of synths and melody that spread like wildfire across the Internet. The band has toured four continents and played in front of tens of thousands fans at festivals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Poland, Japan and Korea.

Tickets cost $41.50. Doors open at 7pm.

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Saturday, October 25th

Convoy at Taste of Atlanta

If you wanna relive, revive, love life and survive you better get yourself a CONVOY! Convoy is a Classic Country, Outlaw Country and Southern Rock Tribute band playing at Taste of Atlanta this Saturday.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the event. Taste of Atlanta begins at 12pm.


The Coward’s Choir at Vinyl

After ten years on the road, hundreds of shows and shelves of song-filled notebooks, Andy Zipf is taking a new name: The Cowards Choir. “In 2009 I released The Cowards Choir EP. It was the first time I remember feeling like I’d found my voice.,” said Zipf. “Something changed.” – Nathan Martin. Two years later Zipf’s voice strengthened and expanded. The “Jealous Hands” LP showcased this seasoned range and clearer vision. “As far as I’m concerned, Jealous Hands is my first record. My friend and producer Jeremy Griffith figured out how to capture the sound I’d been hearing my head all this time.”

Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Online and phone sales close at 6pm day of show. Doors open at 7:30pm.


Tedo Stone w/ Grand Vapids and Keith Mead at The EARL

Tedo Stone began writing music at age 12 and has written and recorded 100+ songs with bassist Billy Lyons in the past six years. After moving to Atlanta from Oxford, MS in fall 2011, Tedo (and Billy) put together a band to harness their most poignant songs for live performances and recordings. As Tedo Stone, they released their first 6-song demo Happy in August 2012 (via This Is American Music) with Athens, GAs John Keane (who has recorded the likes of R.E.M., Uncle Tupelo, and Widespread Panic and who also played pedal steel for them). With an under-streaming of pedal steel guitar, Happy explores the territory where psychedelic southern rock-and-roll and soul meet.

Tickets cost $7. Online, phone, and outlet sales will close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 9pm.


of Montreal w/ Pillar Point and Monsoon at Terminal West

Defining of Montreal is impossible. There are too many perspectives to consider, angles to explore, layers to uncover. Just when you think you have a concept of what kind of creature they are, they transform into something unexpected and new. As a result, each album holds the opportunity for re-discovery, re-immersion, re-appreciation.

Tickets cost $20. Doors open at 8pm.

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Sunday, October 26th

Honky-Tonk Extravaganza at Taste of Atlanta

Honky-Tonk Extravaganza is the hottest honky-tonk band in the ATL. Band members include Rich DeSantis on vocals/acoustic guitar, Johnny McGowan on vocals/electric guitar, Dave Roth on vocals/bass, David James on keys/vocals, Steve Stone on pedal steel and Mike Hammer on drums. Honky-Tonk Extravaganza will be playing at Taste of Atlanta this Sunday.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the event. Taste of Atlanta begins at 12pm.


Darrell Scott at Eddie’s Attic

The old country music of cheating, drinking, working, longing- pre-garth, pre-video, pre-urban-cowboy country music – the voice of working people- people of the land – it is their poetry…country music and king james – the country music cuts the deepest.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance, $32 at the door. Table seats are $31.25 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 5pm.


Secret Chiefs 3 w/ Special Guests at The EARL

Secret Chiefs 3 have switched in to high gear. Having just completed a national tour in October with legendary Italian Giallo Horror soundtrack masters, Goblin, they released their long-awaited “Book of Souls: Folio A” album in late November. Next they are touring the west coast in February in support of that new album, and, surprise of surprises, are doing so armed with TWO new 7” records in hand. These will be available in stores stocking through Revolver USA, but those attending shows on the band’s February tour can get them right away.

Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 on the day of the show. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 8pm.


Susan Boyle at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent on April 11, 2009, singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables. Boyle’s first album, I Dreamed a Dream (2009), was the most pre-ordered album worldwide of all time at Amazon before its global release, and debuted as the #1 best-selling album on charts around the globe.

Ticket prices range from $49.50 – $125.50. Show starts at 8pm.

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