Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, June 16th!
Remo Drive / Slow Pulp / Slow Bullet at The Masquerade
Thursday, June 13th at 7:00pm
Dubbing your debut full-length Greatest Hits might be a bit of a misnomer—or, at worst, signs of a serious superiority complex—but there’s no bravado when it comes to REMO DRIVE. Instead, the Minnesota-based duo’s first album for Epitaph Records serves as the pinnacle of their four-plus years as a band up until now. Brothers Erik and Stephen Paulson formed Remo Drive in high school in 2013, inspired by “older kids who smoked weed and listened to Title Fight.” The pair of wide-eye musicians would find their legs in the emo world, but the songs on Greatest Hits—enveloped in themes of suburban malaise and self-reflection—shape-shift throughout all aspects of alternative rock, paying tribute not only to Midwestern emo heavyweights like American Football and The Promise Ring, but also to ’90s grunge and classic rock, among others.
SADISTIC RITUAL RECORD RELEASE W/ Gunpowder Gray and Detonate at The Earl
Friday, June 14th at 9:00pm
Friday June 14th at the Earl Sadistic Rituals long awaited debut LP will finally be released. Brought to you by Unspeakable Axe Records and Boris Records this gatefold LP will include ten tracks of total disorienting death! Be the first to witness the entire album performed live by the band for the first time ever! Support from lethal rocknrollas GUNPOWDER GRAY and the explosive ATL hardcore freaks DETONATE.
Departure – The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band w DJ Fernando F at The Vista Room ATL
Friday, June 14th at 9:00pm
After 7 years together, DEPARTURE has become the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound, and feel of the original 80’s rock supergroup. The five band members are the original line up and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. These veteran musicians pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. Featured lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and movements, exactly.
Kool & The Gang w/ The Bitteroots at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Saturday, June 15th at 8:00pm
Formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-’60s, Kool & The Gang became one of the most influential soul and funk bands during the ’70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the ’80s after their breakout hit “Celebration” in 1979. The band has received two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards and has been inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their discography includes 23 studio albums, almost 70 singles and has sold more than 7.5 million albums and 4.5 singles. Don’t miss this iconic performance, get your tickets now!
The Twotakes / OBB / Seven Year Witch / Nocturnal Animals at The Masquerade
Sunday, June 16th at 6:00pm
Founded in late 2016 in Atlanta, GA, The Twotakes wasted no time releasing their self-made debut album and immediately jumping on the road to support it and spread the word. In the short amount of time since, the band has managed to tour across a large portion of the country, secure an ever-growing following in their region, play with a wide range of national acts, and release two new singles that will appear on the follow up album they are currently wrapping up. With 2019 already shaping up to be a productive year, The Twotakes are showing no signs of letting up any time soon.
Little Simz w/ April + VISTA at Vinyl – Atlanta
Sunday, June 16th at 8:00pm
Little Simz is an English rapper, singer and actress. Following the release of four mixtapes and five EPs, she released her debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons on 18 September 2015 through her independent label, AGE: 101 Music. The album entered the UK R&B Albums Chart at number 20 and the UK Independent Albums Chart at number 43. She released her second studio album Stillness in Wonderland in 2016 and her third studio album Grey Area in 2019.