Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th!
The Iceman Special / Kilroy Kobra / Fux at The Masquerade
Thursday, June 6th at 7:00pm
The Iceman Special: These Big Easy Bombardiers pack an ample amount of audio artillery in their set and you better believe that the Funka-Delic swamp will rain down heavy when they plug in. The Iceman Special is 4 piece outfit transplanted from the swamps of Louisiana to the big city of New Orleans. They combine a sound of dirty funk and delicate groove with elements of disco and rock and roll to create danceable jams with plenty of edge and substance. Screeching yet smooth guitars, wandering yet punchy bass lines, electronic synth samples, driving drum beats and powerful vocals form one a kind soundscapes.
Summer Stunner 2 ft. RMBLR, Paint Fumes, Metalleg, Mama, Dinos Boys and more!
Friday, June 7th – Sunday, June 9th
THE SIZZLING SENSATION SHINES ON. ETERNAL PLAYBOY PRODUCTIONS AND PABST BLUE RIBBON ONCE AGAIN BRING YOU A THIRST QUENCHING 3 DAYS AND NIGHTS IN EARLY JUNE TO SATISFY THAT SALIVA FALLING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH IN UTTER ANTICIPATION FOR THE FESTIVAL.
AS ALWAYS, ALL KILLERS, NO FILLERS. SOME OF THE MOST RABID OF ROCK AND ROLLERS ON THE CIRCUIT TODAY PACKED INTO A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND. NO SHORT STROKIN AND NO HALF STEPPIN.
FLIGHTS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE NATION ARE A LIL OVER $100 TO THIS VITAL VACATION DESTINATION AND YOU CAN STRAIGHT UP CAMP ON THE STREET FOR FREE IF YA FANCY THAT STYLE OF SLEEP. WEEKEND PASSES UNDER $35. NO JIVE.
POP THOSE PEEPERS ON THE POSSE BELOW AND PUNCH THOSE KEYS INTO A FLIGHT WEBSITE TO SEND YOUR ASS STRAIGHT DOWN SOUTH FOR THE SUMMER STUNNER.
FRIDAY 6/7 529 CLUB
SATURDAY 6/8 THE EARL
SUNDAY 6/9 THE EARL
Tunes from the Tombs 2019 at Oakland Cemetary
Saturday, June 8th at 12:00pm
Now in its ninth year, Tunes from the Tombs is a day of incredible music and performances at one of the city’s most unique music venues: historic Oakland Cemetery. Learn more at our FAQ post: http://bit.ly/2vnUy0a
In addition to three stages of great talent, you can also enjoy Atlanta craft beer and local food trucks, visit some of Oakland’s famous residents on free mini-tours, and find one-of-a-kind souvenirs at the artist market.
When? Tunes from the Tombs happens Saturday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gates open at noon and performances begin at 12:30 p.m.
Who’s playing this year? Tunes from the Tombs features an all-local lineup, with over a dozen bands performing on three stages and busking throughout the cemetery.
Headlining act: Futurebirds
Platform Main Stage
2:15 – 3:00: She Returns From War
3:30 – 4:30: The Artisanals
5:00 – 6:00: Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
6:30 – 8:00: Futurebirds
Larkin Underground Stage
12:30 – 1:30: Distilled Butter Band
2:00 – 3:00: Mike Killeen
3:30 – 4:30: Kylie Odetta
5:00 – 6:00: The Haraway Brothers
New Realm Beer Garden & Acoustic Stage
1:00 – 2:00: Kylie Odetta
2:15 – 3:15: Caryn Lee Carter
3:30 – 4:30: She Returns From War
4:45 – 5:45: Mike Killeen
Bell Tower Buskers’ Stage
1:00 – 2:00: Octave
2:00 – 3:00: The Hills and The Holler
3:00 – 4:00: Serson Brannen
4:00 – 5:00: Nate Helfrich
THREE CHEERS FOR SWEET REVENGE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SHOW at The Masquerade
Saturday, June 8th at 7:00pm
My Chemical Romance‘s iconic album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge was released in 2004 and several of Atlanta’s best local artists are celebrating by performing it in it’s entirety exactly 15 years later. Enjoy performances by Sarah and the Safe Word w/ The Keepsake, Daisy Bellis and Friends, and Travis Blake (Survival Kit).
Lion Babe: The Cosmic Wind Tour at The Loft – Atlanta
Tuesday, June 11th at 8:00pm
Made up of vocalist Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman, New York-based duo Lion Babe craft a unique version of spacy, evocative R&B. Coining the term “futuristic nostalgia” to describe their sound, they incorporated chopped-up samples, organic instruments, and atmospheric electronics on early singles as well as their 2016 debut full-length Begin.Lion Babe began when Hervey and Goodman met at a party on the campus of Boston’s Northeastern University. Hervey, the daughter of Vanessa Williams, overheard tracks that Goodman, aka Astro Raw, had created and struck up a conversation with him. Soon the two were collaborating on music together, slowly trading ideas and fleshing out beats. Their first song, “Treat Me Like Fire,” was uploaded to SoundCloud in November 2012, and they were subsequently snapped up by Polydor in the U.K. Lion Babe resurfaced in December 2014 with a self-titled four-track EP that featured “Treat Me Like Fire,” as well as “Jump Hi,” a strutting number on which Childish Gambino made an appearance. After a highlight contribution to Disclosure’s second album Caracal (“Hour Glass”), as well as a stint opening for that duo on tour, Lion Babe completed Begin, their debut album. It was issued in February 2016 and featured multiple highlights, including the Pharrell Williams-produced “Wonder Woman.” For the next few years, the band kept fans sated with a steady stream of new singles and festival appearances. 2017 saw them issuing new songs “Rocket” and “Hit the Ceiling” as well as remix collections for both tracks. The next year they released several new songs including “Honey Dew” and “The Wave” (featuring Leikeli47), and the next year they preceded the release of their second album with single “Western World.” The album featured guest spots by Raekwon, Bilal, and the previously released single with Leikeli47, and was released in March of 2019.