AMG Weekend Picks: Collective Efforts, Silversun Pickups, The Features, Frankie Valli Tribute and More!

Friday, June 18 – Collective Efforts and Vonnegutt at Smith’s Olde Bar
Old school ATL hip hop group Collective Efforts traded in the turntables for a full band and added just the right amount of funk and soul to their live performances. It’s possible the CE crew have finally found themselves after nearly a decade of making music and touring the country. Vonnegutt were so good at combining hip-hop and pop music that Outkast’s Big Boi signed the band to his Purple Ribbon Records. So whether you’re a fan of golden-era hip-hop or you prefer your rhymes be playful and sprinkled with poppy beats – this is the show for you!

Friday, June 18 – Jacuzzi Boys, Thomas Function, Young Antiques and Sodajerk at Star Bar
Lo-fi surf rock. Garage pop. Southern punk. That’s what’s going on at the Star Bar on this fine Friday evening. With a full bill including the Jacuzzi Boys, Thomas Function, Young Antiques and Sodajerk, we know it’s going to get hot and sweaty and after one too many PBRs we fully expect to see the entire venue dancing away another Atlanta summer night. TICKETS AT DOOR.

Friday, June 18 – The Wood Brothers at Variety Playhouse
The Wood Brothers are a bluesy rootsy soul-filled pair that combine their childhood influences with their once geographically separated lives. Originally from Colorado, Oliver Wood moved to hot and humid Georgia while his brother Chris Wood started a career in New York City with the well known trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. Reunited at last, The Wood Brothers are on tour this summer and lucky Atlanta get’s them tonight at the Variety Playhouse! GET TICKETS HERE.

Saturday, June 19 – Modern Skirts, The Features, Skybox at The EARL
Athens band Modern Skirts and Nashville band The Features might be some of the coolest indie rock bands in the Southeast. Both bands follow a genius formula – write good songs, play your heart out. The way they pack out venues is proof that what they do works. Catch them live at the EARL this Saturday, with Chicago band Skybox (who appear to also follow the good song idea).

Saturday, June 19 – Silversun Pickups at the Tabernacle
Silversun Pickups are playing the Tabernacle this Saturday. Please read that as the Tabernacle will be jam-packed with crazed Silversun Pickups fans. Bringing cool to the mainstream one song at a time, the band’s 2009 release Swoon brought them to a whole new level of huge. Check them out if you’re into rocking out on a Saturday night. GET TICKETS HERE.

Saturday, June 19 – Oh What A Night! A Tribute to the Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Frederick James Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Make your way to Peachtree City this weekend for a Father’s Day special – Oh What A Night! A Tribute to the Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Classic hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man” will have your pops up out of his seat dancing in the isle. And the Fred has a special deal right now giving $20 off of a purchase of four tickets. A great night for the entire family to celebrate Father’s Day and honor the amazing music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Fred!


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