Welcome to the weekend, Atlanta! It’s going to be a cold one but there are plenty of shows to keep you movin’!
Friday, Jan. 9
J-Live w/ Willie Evans Jr. & more, Hosted by Fort Knox @ 529
J-Live first appeared on the underground hip hop scene in 1995, when he was a freshman English major at the University at Albany, The State University of New York. His first single “Longevity” appeared on Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz CD, and follow-up singles “Braggin’ Writes” and “Hush the Crowd” garnered widespread attention, getting him printed in the “Unsigned Hype” section of The Source.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of show. Doors open at 9pm.
Caleb Warren & The Perfect Gentlemen w/ Blood On The Harp & Rye Baby @ The EARL
Caleb Warren is a Western swinging, jazz stringing, ragtime blues band from the foothills of North Georgia. Not your average blues your grannies and poppas listened to. One thing is for sure though, these tunes will have you cutting a rug before you know it!
Tickets are $8. Doors open at 9pm.
Smithsonian (Smiths Tribute) w/ Fauxgerty @ Terminal West
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 (PLS PLS, 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 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Saturday, Jan. 10
Ohm Park Festival @ The EARL & 529
The blog may be dead, but the festival lives on. Head to The EARL and 529 Saturday, Jan. 10 for the third annual Ohmpark Fest, showcasing some of Atlanta’s best independent musical artists. Artists include: Twin Tigers, Spirits and the Melchizekdek Children, Warehouse, This Piano Plays Itself, Slowriter, and more!
Tickets are $10. Festival starts at 1pm.
Halcyon @ Eddie’s Attic
Halcyon has built a iron clad fan base by touring the US and abroad. They’ve played many main stage Pride events, Olivia cruises and festivals including Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Alaska, York, England and tour heavily in the southeastern US. With nineteen years of experience, and seven CD’s between them in the bag, this duo is a finely tuned personable act. They are capable of touring as a duo, or as a band.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $16 at the door. Doors open at 6pm.
Sunday, Jan. 11
Ricer & Sharp Lads w/ Adam Anzio & New Junk City @ The EARL
While they can be quiet and introspective, this is the calm before the storm. Ricer are an explosive power trio lead by the shear force and energy that is their guitar player, Ginger Brown alias Brandi Turner [and perhaps some other past pseudonyms]. With the propulsive power of Satchel Mallon-drums, and Tony Kozera-bass behind her, the audience is assaulted by flying shards of molten guitar sound that sears the senses and leaves you wanting more. This is music that commands your attention, performed with passion-Ricer delivers!
Tickets are $7. Doors open at 8pm.
Seether and Papa Roach @ The Tabernacle
On their sixth full-length album Isolate and Medicate, multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether, Shaun Morgan (vocals, guitar), Dale Stewart (bass, backing vocals), and John Humphrey (drums), strip their trademark melodic thrash to its core and deliver the most poignant, passionate, and powerful record of their illustrious career. With rigorous minimalism and maturity, chief songwriter Shaun Morgan, long one of rock’s most unheralded melodists, has become a composer of deep emotion and clear-eyed vulnerability. The band too has developed into one of rock’s most fearsome units, playing with precision, grit and authority, yet still light on their feet. After 15+ years of hardscrabble success, it’s evident that Seether felt like survival was not enough. They had something to prove with this new album and somewhere farther to go.
Tickets are $35. Doors open at 5:30pm.