Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, May 9th through Sunday, May 12th!
Illumine at the Historic Oakland Cemetery
Thursday, May 9th – Sunday May 12th
Conceptualized by local artists and designers, Illumine’s ethereal tableaux and botanic displays from cemetery gates to greenhouse will educate, enlighten, and inspire you with the breathtaking lights of the Atlanta skyline as a backdrop. In addition to the mile-long light display, this rare after-hours experience at a treasured Atlanta landmark will offer live music from The Shoal Creek Stranglers, signature craft cocktails from the Old 4th Distillery, an Oakland pop-up shop, and more.
Radiator Hospital (solo), Big Nothing & Ryan Jones at Casa Nova
Thursday, May 9th at 9:00pm
Radiator Hospital is an outlet for the highly romantic and often noisy punk-bred pop songs of Michigan songwriter Sam Cook-Parrott. Inspired as much by the home-recording aesthetic and acoustic guitar twee punk of the K Records scene built around its more voluminous sects of full-band power pop, the first Radiator Hospital cassette materialized in 2010; Cook-Parrott recorded all the instruments himself. By the time he moved to Philadelphia, signed with Salinas Records, and issued Radiator Hospital’s official full-length debut, Something Wild, in 2013, he had recording assistance from friends in the Philly lo-fi scene and had put together a band. Continuing to mix stripped-down guitar songs with more vitalized, full-band arrangements, he recorded his fourth long-player, Sings Music for Daydreaming, entirely by himself for the first time since leaving Michigan.
Shaky Beats Festival 2019 at Central Park Atlanta
Friday, May 10th – Saturday, May 11th
Featuring over 40 top-notch electronic, indie and hip-hop acts across four stages Shaky Beats will have you hooping and dancing the night away. Performances by Rufus Du Sol, Martin Garrix, Big Gigantic, Galantis, Fisher, San Holo, Gryffin and more!
Skeletonwitch w/ Soft Kill, Wiegedood, & Portrayal of Guilt
Friday, May 10th at 7:30pm
A punishing extreme metal outfit based out of Athens, Ohio, Skeletonwitch employs an uncompromising blend of no-frills thrash and melodic death metal. In 2016 the band added Wolvhammer vocalist Adam Clemans to the roster and released a new EP, The Apothic Gloom, which leaned heavier on the Nordic and black metal end of the spectrum, due in large part to Clemans’ more militant vocal style. 2018’s full-length Devouring Radiant Light continued this approach by navigating a clear path between nuance and savagery.
SuperSonic – Oasis Tribute w/ Murmur – REM Tribute at Vinyl
Friday, May 10th at 9:00pm
Formed in ‘09, SUPERSONIC delivers a quintessential rock n’ roll tribute to OASIS, right down to the exacting sound, look and feel, complete with a live stage show that rewinds you back to Manchester circa 1994. SUPERSONIC powers through with clinical musicianship, note-for-note precision, raw energy, and a ‘Cool Brittania’ persona. Special guests: Murmer (REM Tribute).
Chi Town Transit Authority – A Chicago Tribute at the Vista Room ATL
Friday, May 10th at 8:30pm
Absolutely the BEST “Chicago” Tribute Band ! Chi Town Transit Authority dynamically celebrate the timeless, unique music of Chicago’s Rock & Roll Horns who sold 100 million albums with 20 top 10 hits . Thrilling, authentic recreation of the original band with 7 players replicating each member and 3 singers in the original keys. The Complete show with Power ballads, big hits, and forgotten gems in an all night rocking celebration you wont forget.
The Score: Pressure Tour w/ Lostboycrow & Overstreet at The Loft
Saturday, May 11th at 8:00pm
True artists know exactly who they are, what they want, and where they’re headed. That said, The Score — Eddie Anthony [vocals, guitar, song-writer] and Edan Dover [keyboard, producer] unapologetically cling to a defined identity. “We’re a kick ass band, and the energy at our shows reflects that,” Eddie declares. “If you come to a show, you’ll get a room full of people jumping up and down and screaming. It’s in your face.”