We’re all looking forward to a weekend inside, with cool drinks and the AC turned up way, way high. So for this week’s Weekend Picks, we’re staying away from the outdoor events and have even included a movie at The Fox, because when it gets this hot, sometimes you just want to sit in a dark room and laugh for a couple of hours. We’ve also started including events that are going on sale this weekend too, not least because it reminds us that fall is just a month and a bit away. Enjoy!
Thursday, July 29 – Young Orchids at The EARL
Atlanta’s Young Orchids have really been packing clubs across the city lately. They have a great infectious ’60s-throwback garage rock sound that we just adore, and they look damn sharp too.
Friday, July 30 – Caddyshack at The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Remember when Chevy Chase was funny? OK, we take that back, since the obvious answer is “On last week’s ‘Community.'” Boy, we love that show. Alright then, remember when he was a dashing, charming young man? Either way, you’re going to want to recall those times at the screening of Best Golf Movie Ever Caddyshack at The Fox on Friday. There’s even an optional wine tasting ticket, for those who like their comedy with a bit of tipple.
Friday, July 30 – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at The EARL
Pitchfork fave Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti will be making the hipsters swoon at The EARL on Friday with slightly-mad lo-fi sounds and the like.
Saturday, July 31 – Deer Tick and Dead Confederate at The Buckhead Theatre
Rockers will get their first chance to catch a proper show at the newly refurbished Buckhead Theatre with a brilliant double headliner from alt-country Deer Tick and local psychedelic-grunge Dead Confederate, with Athens’ up-and-comers Futurebirds supporting.
Sunday, August 1 – Crowded House at The Tabernacle
This week we’ve rediscovered our love for Crowded House, and are really appreciating the love for Neil Finn’s incredible songwriting that’s been popping up everywhere when we mention this gig.
Big On Sales:
Widespread Panic at Center Stage on September 23 – on sale Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m.
Jimmy Eat World at Center Stage, September 21 – on sale Friday, July 30 at noon
So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, September 27 – on sale Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Symphony Hall Atlanta, December 19 – on sale Friday, July30 at 10 a.m.