Friday May 30th
Toby Lightman @ Eddie’s Attic
In a world of auto-tune, Toby Lightman’s pure and soulful voice cuts through the noise. People Magazine has stated that “No small talent… Toby Lightman continues to shine a light on her knack for making rich, soulful pop”. From her major label debut in 2004 to her current independent spirit, Toby has mastered her own sophisticated urban pop. With each song, recording or collaboration, Toby continues to hone, craft and perfect her unique sound.
Tickets are $16 at the door. Table seats are $15 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 6pm. Online and phone sales close at 5pm.
Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band w/ Saint Francis @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Athens, Georgia’s own Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band!
Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7pm. Online and phone sales close at 2pm.
Explorer’s Club @ The EARL
Ask The Explorers Club founder Jason Brewer about his hopes for the band’s sophomore album, Grand Hotel, and he’ll tell you straight up: “We really want this record to make a lot of people smile, to inject some positivity into the world. Let’s stop making things so serious and introspective, and get away on a musical vacation so we can bring a little bit of joy to people.”
Tickets are $8. Doors open at 9pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm.
Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers @ Eddie’s Attic
Geoff is a highly regarded independent Blues/Roots musician who has taken his music around the world. His energetic live performances showcase his creative guitar style and soulful vocals. Geoff delivers a wide range of funky original tunes and inspired arrangements of blues/rock standards.
Tickets are $19 at the door. Table seats are $18.75 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5pm. Doors open at 6pm.
Saturday May 31st
Michelle Malone with special guest, Saleka Shyamalan @ Eddie’s Attic
Atlanta native Michelle Malone is “equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress” (Guitar World). Her mastery of guitar, along with her trademark voice and songwriting skills, have earned her tons of awards, honors, and accolades.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $26 at the door. Table seats are $25 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 7pm. Online and phone sales close at 5pm day of show.
AJ Ghent Band w/ Alexandrea Lushington / Glen Pridgen Band @ Smith’s Olde Bar
AJ makes it clear that the only genre he can truly claim and aim for are the heart and soul. He recognizes that in the world of music like every other industry, things get very political very fast. AJ is unpredictable and always delivers. How a sound, song, or thought comes to his head, is how he likes to capture it.AJ’s music speaks on love, life, relationships, changes, hardship and trouble and through it all, he aspires to inspire.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the show. Doors open at 7pm. Online and phone sales close at 2pm day of show.
Smithsonian w/ DJ Brian Parris @ The EARL
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 $8. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm day of show.
Yonatan Gat w/ Brief Lives @ 529
It should come as no surprise that after years of touring with his band Monotonix, once hailed by SPIN as “the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll”, that Yonatan Gat would carry that same intensity in his own act. A masterful guitarist, Gat describes his sound as “homeless between the Middle East and New York.” Gat’s first single, “Escorpiao” off of his anticipated full-length album is one that easily transports the listener to an exotic land. It effortlessly encompasses the very core of Gat; the free-spirited lightness of his worldly influences, while carrying the raw intensity he sported in Monotonix. His second single ‘Kotonou’ is a continuation of these themes and can be heard at Brroklyn Vegan.
Tickets are $8. Doors open at 9pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm day of show.
Noot d/Noot GRAND FINALE! w/ Judi Chicago, DJ Cozy Shawn and DJ Gnosis @ MJQ Concourse
Everyone break out the tissues and feel-good ice cream tubs, Atlanta funk-glam-afrobeat troubadours Noot D’ Noot have just announced a farewell show at MJQ. The eclectic genre-benders have been a mainstay in Atlanta for nearly eight years and the group’s live shows have been famed for their Funkadelic-style of high-energy fun mixed with theatrical dance-chaos. As bittersweet as it is, we wish ’em the best and hope this end is the beginning of something even more awesome!
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 10pm. Online and phone sales close at 4pm day of show.
Drivin n Cryin @ Brewhouse Music & Grill
This band has become legendary and still rocks like no other.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Chris Knight @ Brewhouse Music & Grill in Rome, Georgia
Songwriter Chris Knight FINALLY returns for a great night of music.
Tickets are $15.
Sunday June 1st
Edwin McCain @ Eddie’s Attic
In a way, Edwin McCain began sowing the seeds of Mercy Bound, his tenth album and debut for 429 Records, seven years ago. The songs comprising Mercy Bound are the fruits of an on-again, off-again collaboration with fellow singer/songwriter Maia Sharp that began in 2004 with their lovely duet “Say Anything.” Since co-writing and tracking that song, McCain and Sharp have kept up their friendship and creative partnership. They decided to make Mercy Bound their first full-album collaboration.
There are TWO showings for Edwin McCain at Eddie’s Attic. Tickets for BOTH shows are $28 in advance, $34 at the door. Table seats are $35 and must be purchased in multiples of 4.
For the 5pm show, doors open at 4pm and online and phone sales close at 3pm.
For the 8pm Edwin McCain show, online and phone sales close at 5pm.
Greenhouse Lounge w/ Phil.harmoniq / Frisky Monkey @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Greenhouse Lounge is an electronic musical trio that combines the computer based production of a DJ, accompanied by rock guitar leads, heavy synthesized bass and live drums. They are adept at merging these rumbling dub basslines with pumping electronica beats, breakbeat dynamics and staggering sample manipulation. Their music can be described as euphoric; a hypnotic based sound; tightly woven sonic soundscapes that are rich in melody and texture.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 on the day of the show. Doors open at 6pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 2pm on the day of the show.
The Icarus Account w/ Hydra Melody // Everybody Run // Inmundane @ Vinyl
The Icarus Account’s latest album, Carry Me Home, is the re-telling of the personal saga that brothers Ty and Trey Turner have been on since the band began back in 2006. It brings the listener on a deeply personal journey through painful breakups and falling in love to coping with the divorce of their parents after over 25 years of marriage. It continues on with believing in love again, celebrating marriage, and ultimately wrestling with the faith that carried them through it all.
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm day of show.
Floor w/ special guests @ The EARL
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of the widely-respected underground rock band FLOOR. Steve Brooks (guitar, vocals), Anthony Vialon (guitar) and Henry Wilson (drums) recently reunited on the heels of their career retrospective ‘Below & Beyond’ box-set, and are preparing to enter the studio for an imminent release. FLOOR was originally formed by Brooks and Vialon in 1992, and issued singles on respected underground punks labels like No Idea, Bovine, Rhetoric and more. The band released their wildly influential self-titled full-length album in 2002, before splitting.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm day of show. This show is 21+.