Happy Almost-Weekend People! This one is going to rock. From yummy treats at Taste of Atlanta to the marvels and wonders at the Little Five Points Halloween Parade, we’ve got you covered. And if you do pop along to the parade, be sure to find our tent (in front of Criminal Records) with Ticket Alternative. You can enter to win our raffle, raising money for Criminal Records – more info HERE. We’re also giving prizes away for most awesome costumes! Thursday, October 20 – Young Orchids at Star Bar
Atlanta’s Young Orchids continue to pummel the scene with hi-octane garage rock licks. And this show is extra-special, with Indianapolis Jones (featuring Nick Niespondziani of Y-O-U/Yacht Rock fame) and Thomas Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) also on the bill.
Friday, October 21 – Taste of Atlanta Friday Night Kick-Off Party at Tech Square
Food Network’s Aarón Sanchez and famed local chef Kevin Rathbun will be headlining this incredible foodie event the “Big Grill.” Yacht Rock Schooner will be rocking the stage too, and the drinks are included in your ticket, so this is a ticket you’ll be buying.
Friday, October 21 – Deer Tick at The Buckhead Theatre John McCauley brings his indie folk troupe to Atlanta on Friday night.
Friday, October 21 – Little Dragon at Masquerade
Sweden’s Little Dragon continue to get music nerds excited with their seamless blend of indie pop and cool electro.
Saturday, October 22 – Old School Saturday at International Convention Center
Dig out your fanciest threads and doll yourself up for the monthly Old School Saturday, where hundreds will be dancing to the beats of ’80s and ’90s hip-hop and R&B.
Saturday, October 22 – Shannon Wright at The EARL
Atlanta favorite Shannon Wright brings her distinct ever-changing sound to The EARL on Saturday night.
Saturday, October 22 – Sugarland at Philips Arena
Local kids-done-good Sugarland headline a homecoming gig at Philips Arena.
Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 – Taste of Atlanta at Tech Square
The epic Taste of Atlanta food festival celebrates 10 years of amazing food, wine, cocktails, celebrity chefs, cooking demos and all things lovely this week.
On Sales: Anthony Hamilton at Center Stage, December 1 – on sale Friday, October 21
Paul Simon: So Beautiful or So What 2011 Tour at The Arena At Gwinnett Center, December 2 – on sale Friday, October 21
Star 94’s Jingle Jam with Daughtry, Big Time Rush, Matt Nathanson, Parachute at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, December 13 – on sale Saturday, October 22
Futurebirds & Washed Out at Buckhead Theatre, December 30 – on sale Tuesday, October 25
MUTEMATH: The Odd Soul Tour at The Tabernacle, March 18 – on sale Friday, October 21