AMG Weekend Picks: Miguel, Bright Eyes, David Dondero, Ice Cube and More!

Hello Sunshine! And that’s aimed at the weather as well as our lovely readers. There’s so much great stuff this weekend, from local indie rock to rising soul stars to rap legends. And don’t forget to check out the on-sales at the bottom for future gig-planning.

Thursday, March 3 – Team Luis Presents Dropsonic at Star Bar

Star Bar provides your free party madness every Thursday night. Tonight we have Dropsonic, The Terror celebrating their EP release and Ghost Party. And that’s just upstairs. Downstairs, Tom Cheshire and Justin Sias bring more music for the masses.


Friday, March 4 – Miguel at The Loft

Miguel is shaping up to be a bit of a soul superstar. Not only does he have a voice to die for, but he also has written for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Asher Roth and more. Catch him on his way up at The Loft this weekend.

Friday, March 4 – Bright Eyes at The Tabernacle

We hear that Bright Eyes’ Connor Oberst is leaving the ways of the whinny heart-broken boy behind, and is finally growing up. Go and appreciate his Saddle Creek sounds at The Tabernacle.

Saturday, March 5 – David Dondero at The EARL

Great American songwriter David Dondero (ex-Sunbrain/This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb) will be joined by one-time Hold Steady member Franz Nicholay for a night of pure brilliance.

Saturday, March 5 – Modern Skirts at Smith’s Olde Bar

Athens’ pop kings continue to push the boundaries of their sound with their latest release Gramahawk. And their live show matches up to their brilliant sonic sound.

Saturday, March 5 – Ice Cube at Center Stage

Hip-hop legend, actor, producer and ex-N.W.A. member Ice Cube graces Center Stage on Saturday night.

On sales:

Duran Duran at Center Stage, April 4 – on sale Friday, March 4 at noon

Diddy-Dirty Money at The Tabernacle, April 26 – on sale Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

Joan As Policewoman at The EARL, May 2 – on sale Friday, March 4 at noon

The Flaming Lips at The Tabernacle, May 20 – on sale Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour at Coolray Field, June 12 – on sale Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

2011 BMW Concert Series at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, featuring Kenny G, Creedance Clearwater Revisited and more, April 30 – August 20 – on sale, Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m.


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