Here’s a quick look at the best shows happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, April 11th through Sunday, April 14th!
Animal Years /w Book Club at The Earl
Thursday, April 11th at 9:00pm
“We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album,” Animal Years singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike McFadden says of his band’s moniker. “Originally, we just liked the way the phrase sounded. But the more we thought about it, the more it meant to us, and we started saying things like ‘Live your life in animal years.’ If you knew that you’d only be around for a few years, you’d do things differently. That’s how we try to operate as a band; we try to go for it every day, like we’re gonna die tomorrow.” Having already established themselves in their adopted hometown and having won a legion of new friends and fans on the road, Animal Years plan to continue doing what they do best: making music and touching people.
83rd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park
Thursday, April 11th – Sunday, April 14th
This April, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival will celebrate its 83rd year of providing Atlantans and visitors with three days of fine art, live entertainment and outdoor enjoyment. Hosted by the festival’s nonprofit organization, it is the third oldest fine arts festival in the country and the longest-running festival in Atlanta. Attendees can peruse the Artist Market, catch music from up-and-coming bands, see international entertainment and partake in festival fare and midway rides. It’s no wonder this event is the city’s official kickoff to spring!
Rival Entertainment Presents: Hardcastle with Ville and Maggie Schneider at Vinyl Atlanta
Friday, April 12th at 8:00pm
Today, the Hardcastle is tighter than it’s ever been. Graham, Miles, Val and Noah are focused on music full time, while sharing the same house in Nashville. After a summer of hard work and self-discovery, they are beginning a new chapter with the releases of ‘I Never Knew’ and ‘Invisible.’ Part of this growth involved the band re-assessing exactly who they are and the evolution of their sound. Because of this new direction, they have decided to take down previous works from major store fronts and begin with a clean slate. A total re-set.
Hardcastle will build a name for themselves off of authentic and personal songs that have come from hours of hard work and introspection. It’s about loving the process…it’s about brotherhood…it’s about the shift in mentality from instant gratification and entitlement, to a love and appreciation for the songwriting, the music itself and the hard work it takes to get there. Be sure to keep up with Hardcastle’s next moves on all major social media platforms.
Blis. / Mighty / Tenth Row / Pike Co. at The Masquerade
Friday, April 12th at 7:30pm
If you’re a fan of Emo, Punk and everything in between this is the show you CANNOT miss. Blis. has continued to move the goalpost for what it means to be an Atlanta band performing in this genre. Mighty, Tenth Row, and Pike Co. all bring something unique and thrilling to the table in this honestly iconic local lineup.
Tribute – A celebration of the Allman Brothers Band at Vista Room ATL
Friday, April 12th at 8:30pm
A formidable eight-piece lineup using authentic vintage equipment, Tribute recreates the sound that the Allman Brothers produced over their inspired first five years, channeling the band’s dual-lead guitar fury with an instinctive appreciation for how this music was originally written, recorded and interpreted on stage. Behind vocalist Oliver Nichols, a powerhouse who began singing as a youth in the Gospel Church of Charleston (S.C.), Tribute interprets the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written over 40 years ago come alive again.
Air Supply at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Saturday, April 13th at 8:00pm
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.
However, it is the live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world. They were the first Western group to tour China, Taiwan, and countless other countries that before would not allow pop music across their borders. In 1983 they recorded “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” by Jim Steinman which solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music. This song was released on The Greatest Hits album which soared past 7 million copies.
In May 2010, the long-awaited album, “Mumbo Jumbo” –also the duo’s first studio recording in eight years- was released. Recorded at Graham Russell’s home studio near Park City, Utah and at Odds On’s state of the art facilities in Las Vegas with top session musicians and an orchestra, “Mumbo Jumbo” was produced by Russell and engineered by Odds On’s Sean O’Dwyer, whose credits include Pink Floyd, Randy Newman and Blink-182. Among the 14-tracks, released by Odds On’s label, was the first single “Dance With Me,” which earned Air Supply a prominent feature article in Billboard Magazine titled “Still Supplying The Hits After 35 Years.”
Bayonne at The EARL
Sunday, April 14th at 8:00pm
Each song on Bayonne’s Drastic Measures is orchestral in texture, unfolding in countless layers and kaleidoscopic tones. With great intensity of detail, the Austin- based artist otherwise known as Roger Sellers deepens that sonic complexity by weaving in elegantly warped samples of the field recordings he’s gathered for over a decade. But in its powerful melodies and pristine arrangements, Drastic Measures ultimately bears a pure pop lucidity even in its most grandiose moments.