AMG Weekend Picks: Athens PopFest, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, Rosanne Cash, Kathy Griffin, Dragonette

We’ve got some great heavy hitters coming to Georgia this weekend. From country royalty to indie legends, local heroes to sassy comediennes, not to mention a band fresh from playing to a 2000-person Lollapalooza crowd; it’s going to be a full weekend for our fair state. Don’t forget to check out our on-sales below too!

Thursday, August 12 – Saturday, August 14 – Athens PopFest with The Wedding Present, Apples In Stereo and Mission of Burma at 40 Watt Club

If there was ever a great reason to drive up to Athens for the night – or even the whole weekend – it would be Athens PopFest. The festival has done its part in bringing in stellar indie acts from all over the country, as well as showcasing the city’s own fab music with bands like Casper and and the Cookies, Cars Can Be Blue, Misfortune 500, Madeline and the legends that make up Supercluster.

The headliners of course are enough to bowl you over – The Wedding Present play Thursday, Apples in Stereo on Friday and Mission of Burma on Saturday, all at the 40 Watt Club. Other shows will be taking place at venues across the city, so have at it!

Friday, August 13 – Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun at Star Bar

Local electro-rockers Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun have been kicking ass lately with their Kickstarter campaign, which has gone above and beyond their goal of $3500, which means some extras like tour van AC might get seen to. You can still donate for a few more days if you want to be a part of the band’s new record – the campaign ends August 20. And while you’re at it, check out what they’ve been up to at their show on Friday night.

Tickets will be on sale at the door.

Saturday, August 14 – Rosanne Cash Composed Book Signing at Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College

Not only is she the daughter of one of the most legendary men in country music (the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, of course), but Rosanne Cash is also an incredible country star in her own right. She’ll be signing her book and giving a performance at this event hosted by presented by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival (AJC DBF) and Yuengling Beer and is hosted by Agnes Scott and A Cappella Books.

Saturday, August 14 – Kathy Griffin at The Fox Theatre

Oh, how we love Kathy Griffin. I know people despise her – there’s even some argument on the subject in our own offices – but in the end, if you love a bit of harmless snark and bringing the great down a notch in a truly hilarious way, then Griffin is your girl. Hopefully Atlanta is ready for a dose of Kathy on Saturday night.

Monday, August 16 – Dragonette at Drunken Unicorn

Brilliant music blogger Arjan Writes is bringing his Superfraiche Pop Night to Atlanta and its debut will feature the incredible Dragonette from Canada. Sharp style, sharp tunes, a fabulous mix of electro and guitars with a good dose of sass – we love it! And it looks like others are loving it too – Dragonette just played Lollapalooza and had a crowd of 2000 bopping along. Go on, spread the weekend love into Monday.

On sales:

Metric at The Tabernacle, October 28  – on sale Friday, August 13

Interpol at The Tabernacle, November 1 – on sale Friday, August 13

Garrison Keillor at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – on sale Friday, August 13 at 10 a.m.


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