AMG Weekend Picks: The Quaildogs, Nappy Roots, Yeasayer, Caroline Herring , Train, and More!

I don’t know about you guys, but this “Short Week” sure didn’t feel short! It just meant more catch up, right? So let’s get down to it. As usual, there’s a lot of decent shows happening around Atlanta this weekend! Head to your favorite local venue, grab a cold one, and enjoy the weekend! Tweet us your weekend highlights and pics @Atlantamusic !

Friday, September 7- The Quaildogs with Sol Junky at The Loft

A folk band in appearance, a rock band in sound, and a total gentleman in the sack, Atlanta Rock and Roll Sensations® The Quaildogs have turned heads and moved feet at sell-out shows throughout Atlanta since 2011.

Friday, September 7- The Nappy Roots w/ Heavy Mojo at Peachtree Tavern

Nappy Roots are an American hip hop sextet that originated in Kentucky in 1995, best known for their hit 2002 single “Awnaw”. Their music can be categorized as alternative Southern rap.

Friday, September 7- Caroline Herring Record Release Celebration at Eddie’s Attic

Caroline Herring, a Georgia resident by way of Austin, TX, is a Mississippi native known for her lyrical and inventive songwriting, her soothing vibrato, and her elegant melodies.

Friday, September 7- NOBUNNY w/ The Coathangers at 529

NOBUNNY stayed deep underground for his first 6 years doing DIY solo tours, burning limited CDRs, and building a dedicated group of fans across the USA. NOBUNNY shows were purported to include a dizzying act that often featured nudity, dancing, chaos, and costumes (most notably NOBUNNY’s filthy rabbit mask).

Friday, September 7- Please PleaseRock Me at Smith’s Olde Bar

Beatle-ology from the guys who brought you the Yacht Rock Revue and Y O U!

Friday, September 7- The Goddamn Gallows / J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Dabuers at The Earl

The Goddamn Gallows new album, 7 Devils, features recording veteran and lap steel extraordinaire Andy Gibson (of Hank III), as well as promising up and comer Joe Perreze of the Perreze Farm sitting in on clawhammer banjo.

Friday, September 7- Sons of Samson w/ Bridge to Grace at Vinyl

Sons of Samson can be described as rich and powerful! The group is made up powerful vocals, blues-driven guitar, tasteful-organic bass, and hard hitting drums.

Friday, September 7- Train with Mat Kearney and Andy Grammer at Chastain Park Amphitheater

An evening of pop favorites!

Saturday, September 8- Yeasayer at The Tabernacle

Indie rock-pop band Yeasayer is touring on behalf of their second album, Fragrant World.

Saturday, September 8- Chris Knight at Smith’s Olde Bar

Touring on behalf of new album, Heart of Stone. “I still don’t know what to call myself,” says Chris. “When people ask me what kind of music I play, I tell ‘em my music is country and rock and folk and roots rock and even pop. I think this album sounds that way, too.”

Saturday, September 8- Gentleman Jesse / Cheater Slicks at The Earl

Stylistically, Jesse never strays from his bread and butter, which is short, hook driven, and delicately patterned rock n roll songs.

Saturday, September 8- Night 2 of the Caroline Herring Record Release Celebration at Eddie’s Attic

Caroline Herring, a Georgia resident by way of Austin, TX, is a Mississippi native known for her lyrical and inventive songwriting, her soothing vibrato, and her elegant melodies.

Saturday, September 8 -Natalie Stovall at Smith’s Olde Bar

Show-stopping singer Natalie Stovall’s high-energy, take-no-prisoners live performances and relentless, barnstorming global tours have earned her the attention she deserves from those who matter the most to her — the fans.

Saturday, September 8- Blackberry Smoke at the Masquerade

With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to gospel and yes, southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts..

Saturday, September 8- An Evening with Teitur at Eddie’s Attic

He has a voice of a peculiar angel, soft as a kiss, that has the ability to warm the coldest of hearts.

Sunday, September 9- Danielia Cotton at Smith’s Olde Bar

Now releasing Rare Child on Adrenaline Records/ADA, Danielia has put her remarkable voice, heart, and soul into a record that truly rocks. A rare child indeed.


The Fox Theatre

R. Kelly (Thursday, October 18)


The Frontier Ruckus (Thursday, November 1)

The Loft

Ryan Leslie (Tuesday, October 16)


Ash (Tuesday, November 13)


The Fox Theatre

Jack White (Tuesday, October 9)

Heart (Wednesday, November 7)

Smith’s Olde Bar

Soul Rebels Brass Band (Friday, September 28)

Soul Rebels Brass Band (Saturday, September 29)

I.O.Z. (Friday, October 12)


The Soft Pack (Saturday, September 28)

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (Saturday, October 20)

Lost In The Trees (Saturday, November 3)

Japandroids (Saturday, December 1)

The Loft

The Dirty Guv’nahs (Friday, November 2)

Rufus Wainwright & Ingrid Michaelson at the Tabernacle on Saturday, October 20.

Music Midtown 2012 at Piedmont Park, September 21 and 22 –

COUNTER.POINT Festival in Atlanta, GA, September 27-29

METRIC, Tabernacle, October 1, 2012


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