AMG Weekend Picks: Yacht Rock Revue, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Nas and More!

Thursday, June 10 – Creative Loafing Relaunch Party at The Sound Table
If you haven’t already RSVP’d at you might have to get creative about how get in (see what we did there?). Creative Loafing has a new look and wants everyone to see it! What better way to show off the new duds then to throw a big ol’ party? Music provided by Judi Chicago, Dookie Platters, Cosmo Baker, Joi, Kon and Amir. Art exhibition featuring Baxter Crane, Esperanza, R. Land, Papertwins, Lucha Rodriguez, Tedwood Strong and Allen Taylor. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 7p-9p.

Thursday, June 10Southern Culture on the Skids at the EARL
Southern Culture on the Skids have been singing about dancing, sex and fried chicken since the early 1980s. The Yep Roc Records band from Chapel Hill, N.C. combines rockabilly, surf rock and country along with a heavy dose of humorous antics – not only do they sing about fried chicken, they’re also known for tossing a leg and a wing or two into the crowd during their shows. If you’re looking for fun, come to this show.

Thursday, June 10Dirty Pollyanna, Black Spring Break, Church of My Love and a DJ set by the Mermaids at Star Bar
100 percent rock ‘n’ roll all night at the Star Bar tonight – and its 100 percent FREE! ATL psych-rockers Dirty Pollyanna headlines, new ATL band Black Spring Break and garage-rock band Church of My Love from Montgomery, Ala. band open. Oh – did we mention there will be a five-man (boy) DJ set? Yeah, those cooler-than-cool Mermaids are spinnin’ their favorite tunes inbetween sets + after the show!

Friday, June 11 – Yacht Rock Revue – Summer Jams of the 70’s at the Variety Playhouse
Night one of the back-to-back summer specials hosted by PleaseRock will feature an opening set by Please PleaseRock Me (Beatles covers) followed by the show that’s taking over the universe with AM Gold hits – The Yacht Rock Revue! Dress up, sing-along and get down at the biggest party of the summer. GET TICKETS HERE.

Saturday, June 12 – PleaseRock presents: Reagan Rock Prom at the Variety Playhouse
Night two of PleaseRock presents will turn the Variety Playhouse into your high school gymnasium for Reagan Rock Prom! Whether you were a “betty” or a “burnout” in school, Saturday night is your chance to enjoy a worry-free prom! Rock out to the raddest Reagan-era tunes and just have fun, man! GET TICKETS HERE.

Saturday, June 12 – Nas with Damien Marley and Nneka
Nneka has been packing out mid-size venues for over a year now, so it’s great to see her take that next step and open for legendary rapper Nas and reggae royalty Damien Marley. Saturday night will be a trio of killer tunes for sure. GET TICKETS HERE.

Saturday, June 12 – Jessica Lea Mayfield, Among the Oak and Ash, The District Attorneys at the Star Bar
Love at first sight. That’s what happens the second Jessica Lea Mayfield walks onto the stage. Then she starts singing and immediately you get a vision of how perfect life would be if could spend it listening to her sing. We don’t want to call it an obsession, but lordy – Jessica Lea Mayfield does something to us that we just can’t explain. It’s good though, oh it’s good. Among the Oak and Ash, featuring Josh Joplin and Garrison Starr singing Appalachian murder ballads take the middle slot and ATL locals the District Attorneys open.


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