Here’s a quick look at the best shows happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 5th!
Shaky Knees 2019
Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th
With more than 60 bands each year Shaky Knees is a rock-lover’s dream. Since its inception in 2013, Shaky Knees has featured a diverse lineup ranging from world-renowned acts to up-and-coming artists.
Shaky Knees Late Night
Thursday, May 2nd – Saturday, May 4th
From Terminal West to The Masquerade, we’ll be continuing the party all night long throughout Atlanta. Check out our 2019 Kickoff and Late Night Shows, and get your tickets now.
Chamblee Summer Concert Series 2019: AJ Ghent and BJ Wilbanks
Friday, May 3rd at 6:30pm
AJ Ghent [J-ent] and His Singing Guitar are all about energy: musically, physically and spiritually. He takes his family’s heirloom “the sacred steel sound” and brings to a broader audience, by standing up: which allows him more freedom in performing and connecting with others. Over the years, Ghent has shared music with Zac Brown, Dave Grohl, and legendary freeform artist, Colonel Bruce Hampton. Ghent’s new creation, THE NEO BLUES PROJECT (March 2018) debuted at #7 on the Blues Billboard Charts, and is filled with everything that it should be: grooves, riffs and above all, message.
Black Belt Eagle Scout, Peeko, Kibi James & Dagmar Vork at 529
Saturday, May 4th at 9:00pm
“Having this identity—radical indigenous queer feminist—keeps me going. My music and my identity come from the same foundation of being a Native woman.” Katherine Paul is Black Belt Eagle Scout, and after releasing an EP in 2014 Paul has wrapped up the band’s first full-length. Recorded in the middle of winter near her hometown in Northwest Washington, the landscape’s eerie beauty and Paul’s connection to it are palpable on Mother of My Children. Stemming from this place, the album traces the full spectrum of confronting buried feelings and the loss of what life was supposed to look like.
Pepper w/ Katastro & Kaya’s Embrace at The Loft – Atlanta
Sunday, May 5th
Although Pepper‘s members are originally from Kona, Hawaii, the trio doesn’t play traditional Hawaiian music. Rather, Pepper’s music is a melodic and accessible blend of alternative pop/rock, punk, and reggae. Formed in 1996, Pepper is hardly the only alt-rock combo inspired by Jamaican sounds. But while other punk-minded alt-pop/rockers who emerged in the ’90s were greatly influenced by either classic ’60s ska or hardcore dancehall artists like Stitchie, Ninjaman, and Bounty Killer, Pepper usually gets more inspiration from ’70s and early-’80s reggae; Pepper’s sound could be described as the Policemeets Steel Pulse meets punk-pop. It isn’t hard to see the parallels between a Pepper song like “The Good Thing” and Police hits such as “Roxanne” and “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” but while Sting and his colleagues sounded polished, Pepper tends to favor a rawer, more rugged approach.