Here’s a quick look at the best shows happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th!
Kings Kaleidoscope + Citizens – ZEAL TOUR at The Loft *LOW TICKET WARNING*
Friday, April 26th at 7:00pm
Kings Kaleidoscope has a history of breaking convention. The band first met at church, reimagining hymns and ecclesial melodies. But what started under lofted ceilings soon broke through, reaching the ready ears of crowds and critics. Five EPs and two critically-acclaimed LPs later (both landing in the top 10 on Billboard’s gospel chart), King’s continues to reinvent their medium. Genre-bending rhythms, bold arrangements, and soaring melodies underscore the diverse influences within the band. Chad Gardner leads the collective of friends; up to ten members strong, and all hands stretch the canvas until it sings. Their latest project, “The Beauty Between,” is another transformation, but what remains true—and what resonates with fans—is the creative core: an honest expression of the ache, love, and color of a life redeemed.
Caroline Rose w/ Kississippi at The EARL *LOW TICKET WARNING*
Friday, April 26th at 8:00pm
An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death… This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito. Because, as Rose puts it, “Sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail.”
Okilly Dokilly / Bear Ghost / Get Those Nerds at The Masquerade
Friday, April 26th at 7:00pm
Okilly Dokilly is the world’s only Nedal band. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band’s lyrics are direct Ned quotes. The band’s members include Head Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, Stead Ned and Bled Ned.
Established in 2015, the band found success before ever playing their first show, becoming a viral phenomenon after releasing just a few press photos and a 4-song demo. Within 2 weeks, the band had nearly 30,000 Facebook fans and was featured by numerous publications including Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Vice and many more.
Okilly Dokilly’s live shows are high energy affairs that weave together comedy and brutality. Guttural screams and pounding drums provide a soundtrack for the pummeling of an inflatable donut as green sweaters and round glasses blur across the stage.
Smyrna’s 17th Annual Crawfish Boil at Atkins Park
Saturday, April 27th – Sunday, April 28th
Join us for the 17th Annual Atkins Park Crawfish Boil! Crawfish and Cajuns shipped direct from New Orleans. Atkins Park Partner & Zac Brown Band’s Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin home to boil your crawfish! Come and join us for two days of FOOD, FUN and LIVE MUSIC! We will be pouring thousands of pints of Abita beer THE New Orleans Beer!
Live Music Lineup:
Saturday, April 27th
11:30 – 2:30 Slaw Dog
3:00 – 6:00 Tyler Neal Band
6:30 – 9:30 Soulhound
Sunday, April 28th
12:30- 4:00 Funkcake
4:30- 7:30 Crawfish EttouFUNK
Duran Duran’s Greatest + other 80s Hits at The Vista Room ATL
Saturday, April 27th at 8:00pm
After 14 Sold Out shows in 10 cities – Electric Avenue returns home to perform Duran Duran’s Greatest Hits + your other 80s New Wave Faves!
This event will Sell Out. Let’s Dance!
The Happy Fits at Vinyl – Atlanta
Sunday, April 28th at 7:30pm
National fencing champion Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd Calvin Langman didn’t exactly get along in high school. However, a chance conversation in 2014 about the success of Youtube cover bands brought the two together to pave a road to quick fortune. Their mix of rocking guitars and electric cello created a unique dynamic, blending their love of rock artists like The Black Keys and folk bands like The Violent Femmes. The resulting music produced a youthful and chaotic frenzy of catchy melodies and raw instrumentals. When the band recruited professional gamer Luke Davis to join the band on drums, The Happy Fits were born. The band’s first single “While You Fade Away” from their debut EP “Awfully Apeelin'” reached #5 on Spotify’s Top 50 Viral USA Chart the first week of its release.