AMG Weekend Picks: Los Straitjackets, The Shadowboxers, Dispatch, & Atlanta Rhythm Section

It’s already the second weekend of October! It seems like my favorite month of the year is flying right by! While these next few weeks may be filled with sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes,and curling up with some Netflix, the weekends are dedicated to fun! Whether you’re cheering on your favorite football team, attending a festival, or checking out an awesome band, there’s never a shortage of cool events going on in our city! Share your weekend picks and pictures with us on Twitter at @Atlantamusic !

Friday, October 12- Los Straitjackets at the Earl

The Lucha Libre legends are back with their trademark high-energy rock and roll instrumental!

Friday, October 12- The Shadowboxers at Eddie’s Attic

The Atlanta-based Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals.This young band’s unified sound has an R&B-soaked, smart perspective replete with an abundance of vocal talent and songwriting skill. In the short time the quintet has been playing together, The Shadowboxers have found a collective voice that is intelligent, soulful, and catchy.

Friday, October 12- Mamadee & Friends at the Loft

Mamadee is currently working with Born Free on her first full length album. Highly respected in Germany and considered, as one of Germanys daughters of music with her own sweet sound and passion and we are sure your ears will take pleasure in listening.

Friday, October 12- Leagues W/ Foreign Fields & The Levee at Vinyl

As frontman of the new Nashville-based band Leagues, Thad Cockrell wants to be clear: their sound is not music for cynical ears or the pretentious.Launching with a three-song EP and seven more tunes on the way, Leagues is comprised of musicians accomplished in their own right: With a mutual appreciation for their own personal styles, the four set out to create something different than what each had done individually.!

Friday, October 12- I.O.Z. at Smith’s Olde Bar

I.O.Z is a community of musicians and visionaries, including Daniel Groover, Steven Senn, Jeffery Hunt, Jonathan Lee, and Greg Perry. Ongoing support from Zac Recording has enabled the band to create and record their ideas.

Friday, October 12- Cody Canada & the Departed at the Peachtree Tavern

Cody Canada & The Departed is already making waves on the road. With the recording of the album behind them and a brand new year in front, the band has hit the road like only professionals know how to do. As excited as they are about their gigs, they are taking it all very seriously. .

Friday, October 12- Sunday, October 12th- The Georgia Throwdown Festival in Albany, Georiga

With headliners like Lynard Skynard, Big & Rich, Uncle Kracker & Drive By Truckers, this festival is gonna be rockin’ the southern part of our state all weekend! Over 60 bands will be taking over 5 stages this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Grab some friends and head south of the city for a weekend of awesome country!

Friday, October 12- Dispatch at the Tabernacle

Dispatch is an American indie/roots band. The band consists of Brad Corrigan, Pete Francis Heimbold, and Chad Urmston. The bandwas originally active from 1996 until 2002. The members then announced a hiatus, which ended in the beginning of 2011, when the band announced a national tour. In May of the same year, Dispatch released an EP containing six new songs, their first all-new release since 2000.

Saturday, October 13- Atlanta Rhythm Section with Truett Lollis Band

They’ve been part of the Southern Rock scene for more than 30 years. Their biggest hits include So Into You, Champagne Jam, Imaginary Lover, and Spooky. But there’s so much more…
With 15 albums of outstanding songwriting and performances, The Atlanta Rhythm Section represents all the good things the phrase “classic rock” implies.

Saturday, October 13- Carbon Leaf at Smith’s Olde Bar

Carbon Leaf is an indie rock band with influences of Alt-Country, Folk, Bluegrass and Celtic.

Saturday, October 13- Langhorne Slim with The Last Bison at The Earl

You could call what Langhorne Slim does folk music, but then there’s his sly, charming and open-hearted feel for pop music—those summertime melodies that nudge you into a grin even when the song is about something bad.

Saturday, October 13- Bowe Inc: Ruby Velle Trio w/ Madelineat Eddie’s Attic

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics are a modern R&B group based out of Atlanta, GA, and have been a slick addition to the local Atlanta scene since early 2008 (although formed in 2006). Lead female vocalist Ruby Velle, is backed by a solid lineup, including a three piece horn section (trumpet, baritone sax, tenor sax) and rhythm section (B3 organ/keys, electric guitar, bass and drums)

Saturday, October 13- Skeletonwitch w/ Early Graves at 529

Hailing from Athens, OH, Skeletonwitch are the working mans metal band. The perfect storm of sorts, combining elements from various sub genres in metal, creating their own unique brand of music.

Saturday, October 13- Tony Levitas, Rick Harris, Jon Hirt at Steve’s Live Music

Tony Levitas is a song-writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. “Together Somehow” is Tony’s debut solo CD recently released.

Saturday, October 13- Young Guru vs 9th Wonder DJ Set at The Basement at Graveyard

Revered as “The Sound of New York,” Gimel Keaton, better known as Young Guru, possesses over a decade of experience in sound engineering, production, and A&R for the acclaimed Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Records. Most recognized for shaping some of the biggest talent in Hip Hop, Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s 11 albums, and has earned himself a number of shout-outs on Jay-Z’s tracks payin
g homage to his exceptional skills behind the boards. .

Saturday, October 13- Dub FX at Center Stage

Featuring Dub FX, Flower Fairy, Snareophobe, Starfighterz, Sorted.

Sunday, October 14- An Evening with Julia Haltigan & Tim Noyes at Eddie’s Attic

Julia Haltigan has shared the stage with artists such as Justin Townes Earle, Norah Jones, Nicole Atkins, Rhett Miller, Cory Chisel and Steel Train at various venues such as Joe’s Pub, BAM Café, City Winery, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall and many others.


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