Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, January 2nd through Sunday, January 5th!
The Randall Bramblett Band at The Vista Room ATL
Friday, January 3rd at 8:00pm
Multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett may be known for playing on stage with rock’s legends like Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Steve Winwood (16 years), The Band, Roger Glover, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic among others. And respected for his songwriting – he’s just penned the title track for the Blind Boys of Alabama’s new album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Bettye Lavette and more. But it’s Bramblett’s own career as frontman where his artistry is in full display. He continues his storied career with continual reinvention and true conviction on his 11th album, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World. We’ll have Wayne Postell on Trumpet, joining the mighty Nick Johnson, Seth Hendershot and Michael Steele!
Shepherds, Zack Mexico, Curt Castle & Jo Death at Food Court
Saturday, January 4th at 9:00pm
The healing hand and surgeon’s scalpel are intertwined on Shepherds’ new album Insignificant Whip. The art-rock masterpiece encases the band’s vulnerable wisdom in flighty melodies that burn with intimacy and fragility as singer/lyricists Jonathan Merenivitch and Adrian Benedykt Świtoń address everything from toxic masculinity and Catholic guilt to Youtube comments and Tupac Shakur.
The Big Gig™ 2020 at The Masquerade w/ Michael Cera Palin, Blis., Stay Here, The Callous Daoboys, Challenger Deep and more!
Saturday, January 4th at 2:00 pm
Head to the Masquerade this Saturday for the ultimate lineup of underground bands from the SouthEast aka The Big Gig. From beginning to end you’ll be blown away by the talent brought by artists you didn’t know are about to become your new favorite groups.
w/ Michael Cera Palin, Blis., Stay Here, The Callous Daoboys,
Hindsight, The Twotakes, Mighty, Tenth Row,
Harm, The Fairview, GILT, Clavicle
Fairshake, Blurry, Challenger Deep, Roseville
The Almost – If I Believed You Tour w/ All Get Out, Ghost Atlas, Rowdy, and Fury In Few at Vinyl
Sunday, December 5th at 6:30pm
The Almost emerged in the late 2000s as the emo-driven alt-rock solo project of Aaron Gillespie, former drummer and occasional lead singer for Underoath, the Christian metalcore outfit he co-founded in 1998. While 2007’s Southern Weather was by and large a Gillespie solo affair, the Almost morphed into a legitimate band over subsequent releases, resulting in the more collaborative sound heard on Monster Monster and 2013’s Fear Inside Our Bones. Following a band hiatus, the Almost resumed worked in 2019 with their fourth outing, Fear Caller.