Here’s a quick look at the best shows happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, April 18th through Sunday, April 21st!
Plini / Mestis / Dave Mackay at The Masquerade
Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm
PLINI is from this generation of devoted musicians pushing forward the boundaries of the genres they explore, incorporating various influnences to their art, self-made artists who benefited from the internet era to spread their creations. From guitar oriented songs reminding of Steve Vai, to jazz/fusion oriented tunes in the likes of early Cynic, djent, acoustic/percussive accents, more experimental, dissonant and agressive riffing or even elctronic touches, the record is a true mosaic of modern progressive music.
The Wild Reeds w/ Valley Queen at The Earl
Thursday, April 18th at 8:30pm
The Wild Reeds are a band led by women, and that matters. Not a sister band, not a girl group, but a band fronted by three women, all talented singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists in their own right: Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva, with drummer Nick Jones and bass player Nick Phakpiseth providing the Los Angeles-based band’s rhythmic foundation. Like a harmony at its euphoric best, the leads’ powerful — and powerfully distinct — voices merge to form a sound that can only be The Wild Reeds. On their third LP, Cheers, the band comes together to create an ode to the joys and pains of camaraderie.
The Mantras: 420 Festival After Party at The Hard Rock Atlanta
Friday, April 19th at 10:00pm
The Mantras, a five piece jam machine born of Greensboro, NC have been conquering crowds and melting minds all over the country progressively for over a decade. The band’s music can be described with all types of varying rock and roll terminology, but is absolutely best defined by each listener’s ear and, equally important, their experience.
Runaway Gin – a Tribute to Phish: Makes Phish Evil Again at The Loft
Saturday, April 20th at 10:00pm
With over 295 shows performed since their inception in 2014, Runaway Gin is the World’s Most Active Phish Tribute Band. On July 4th, 2015, after the second show of the Grateful Dead GD50 run, Runaway Gin sold out the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago and catapulting them from a Southeastern regional act onto the National scene.
Challenger Deep House Show Double Feature
Saturday, April 20th
Challenger Deep is playing 2 House Shows on 4/20! Message them directly for the juicy details if you’re trying to get away from the traditional 420 vibe that’s taking over Atlanta this weekend.
SweetWater 420 Fest 2019 at Centennial Olympic Park
Friday, April 19th – Sunday, April 21st
SweetWater 420 Festival returns to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, April 19-21, 2019 celebrating its 15th anniversary offering four stages hosting over 60 sets of music featuring a varied lineup of jam, rock, Americana, alternative, reggae, EDM, local artists and comedians.
The Titos and Kilroy Kobra at Eddie’s Attic
Saturday, April 20th at 9:00pm
You think you’ve heard them before, but you haven’t. Dubbing their sound “suburban soul,” The Titos positively crackle. They blend the musical traditions of the south — blues, gospel, a little country — with hip-hop cadences and rock-and-roll attitude. Alternatively plaintive and swaggering, their lyrics wrestle with hollowness and heartbreak, violence and unexpected joy. Guitarist and Atlanta native Alex Lotito writes and sings the songs. His vocals are as warm and prickly as bottom-shelf whiskey — and they’ll draw you in just the same.
EARL 20th Anniversary w/ The Scientists (2 Nights)
Saturday, April 20th – Sunday, April 21st
The Scientists are making a rare stop in Atlanta to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Earl in East Atlanta Village! Night 1 w/ Vincas + GG King, Night 2 w/ Gentleman Jesse & His Men + Subsonics. You could put on a Scientists record from this period and not know it was 23 years old!