AMG Weekend Picks: Wu Tang Clan, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Old School Saturday and More!

Brrrr! We hope you are all staying cozy with this lil’ cold kick we’re getting. At least it’s making us feel the proper holiday spirit – after all, how can you feel Christmassy when it’s too hot to drink your hot chocolate? In the spirit of the season, we have some lovely holiday shows up for you, as well as some other rockers.

Thursday, December 16 – Wu Tang Clan at Center Stage Theatre

They may be missing a certain Bastard (as in “Ol’ Dirty,” RIP), but you can bet that Method Man, GZA, RZA and the rest of this legendary hip-hop collective will bring the house down tonight.

Thursday, December 16 – 5th Annual Keith Richards Birthday Bash at The EARL

Locals Chickens and Pigs will be bringing 22 other Atlanta musicians to celebrate the birth and survival of Rolling Stones’ favorite grizzly guitarist, Keith Richards. The show will be raising money for ovarian cancer support group Ovarian Cycle.

Thursday, December 16 -Team Luis Presents Thursday Deluxe at Star Bar

Join Team Luis for a night of free music with local rockers Dropsonic, punks Biters and Transvestite.


Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18 – Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The EARL

Join the lovely Jeffrey Bützer (Midwives, Compartmentalizationists, West End Motel, himself) and T.T. Mahony (himself, T.T. Mahony and the Standard 8, Guyliner) for their third year performing Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Saturday, December 18 – Old School Saturday at The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Feeling retro? Get your fill of the hip-hop and R&B hits from the ’80s and ’90s at the monthly mega dance party Old School Saturday.

Saturday, December 18 – Mixtape Atlanta’s X-mix Vacation at Star Bar

Local bloggers have gathered some of the best rockers that Atlanta has to offer for their annual holiday show. Enjoy the sounds of Trances Arc, The Futura Bold, Young Orchids and Yacht Rock Revue in exchange for $10 or (we prefer) an unwrapped toy for the underprivileged kiddies.

$10 or unwrapped Christmas Toy

On sales:

Broken Social Scene at Buckhead Theatre, February 10 – on sale Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m.

Plain White T’s at The Loft, February 16 – on sale Friday, December 17 at noon

Amos Lee at Variety Playhouse, April 9 – on sale Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m.

Yanni at Fox Theatre, April 23 – on sale Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m.


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