Here’s a quick look at the best shows happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, April 4th through Sunday, April 7th!
Eyehategod w/ The Obsessed & Antiseen at The EARL
Thursday, April 4th at 8:00pm
EYEHATEGOD (also known as EHG) is an American band from New Orleans, founded by Jimmy Bower and a different line up in 1988. Soon after the group formed, Mike IX Williams became the 2nd vocalist and Joe LaCaze became the 2nd drummer, followed by Brian Patton on guitar. The band solidified in sound and style except for a revolving bassist position. Gary Mader joined in that capacity for a Japanese tour in 2002 and has remained there ever since.
As one of the most influential bands to come from NOLA, they have noted Black Flag, The Melvins and Black Sabbath as a domineering and significant influence to their sound today.
That combined with the sound of Southern Rock, Blues riffs and Hardcore Punk has made EYEHATEGOD one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever, even defining a brand new genre now known as Sludge, though the band strays away from being labeled as such.
Interstellar Echoes: A Tribute to Pink Floyd at Vista Room ATL
Friday, April 5th at 8:30pm
Atlanta’s premiere Pink Floyd Tribute, Interstellar Echoes pride themselves on very accurately reproducing the legendary catalog of Pink Floyd. Obsessed with the sounds, sights and lore of this global music icon, Interstellar Echoes go to great lengths to provide a well researched, well rehearsed and professionally performed live experience consisting of classic rock radio staples as well as deep cuts that will please even the most die hard of fans. We serve the Atlanta Metro area as well as the Southeast. Please join us for an unforgettable night of Pink Floyd classics!
Stepp Stewart’s Motor City Motown Revue at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 5th at 8:00pm
The classic music of Motown performed in concert. The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and many more. Don’t miss this toetapping good time. Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran, Stepp Stewart.
Little Bird w/ Kilroy Kobra at Vinyl – Atlanta
Saturday, April 6th at 8:00pm
With the release of Familiar, and a consistent, impressive live performance, Little Bird has received acclaim in their new hometown, being voted the 2018 Charleston City Paper “RnB/Soul Band of the Year”. New members Ben Mossman (Bass), Oleg Terentiev (Drums), Noah Jones (Piano) have joined originators Jay Hurtt (Guitar/Vocals) and James Rubush (Guitar) to create the sound heard on Familiar, and continue to develop their sound with material set to be released in 2019.
Atlanta psych rock outfit, Kilroy Kobra, known for their eclectic, color rock music – emotionally rip through their high energy performances with deeply, personal lyricism masked under groovy rhythms and vibes.
Bit Brigade performs Mega Man III at the Earl w/ Paladin at The Earl
Saturday, April 6th at 9:00pm
“When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn’t count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between “Oh! Agh!! Please don’t die!!” and “YES! He’s doing it!!” Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you’re seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock ‘n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, “Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!,” to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done – which it always is – on the first (and last) try. Once Noah’s NES buzzes on, there’s no turning back.” – Metalhead Mike of The Shizz, summer 2011
Chris Cohen w/ Karaoke & True Blossom at The EARL
Sunday, April 7th at 8:00pm
Chris Cohen’s songs initially sound easy. They’re each tiny jewels that unfurl at a leisurely pace, but dig a little deeper and you’ll reach a melancholy core. His previous two albums — 2012’s Overgrown Path, and 2016’s As If Apart — were built from lush, blurry tracks that embedded themselves in your subconscious, like they’d always been there.
Chris Cohen, his third solo album, was written and recorded in his Lincoln Heights studio and at Tropico Beauties in Glendale, California over the course of the last two years. Cohen would sing melodies into his phone, fleshing them out on piano, then constructing songs around the melodies, and later, adding lyrics and other instrumentation with the help of Katy Davidson (Dear Nora), Luke Csehak (The Lentils), Zach Phillips, and saxophonist Kasey Knudsen, among others. It is his most straightforward album yet, but it is also the conclusion of an unofficial cycle that began with Overgrown Path.