Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, July 25th through Sunday, July 28th!
Zero Mile Presents: Ex Hex w/ Spider Bags and The Preakness at The EARL
Friday, July 26th at 8:00pm
When Ex Hex exploded onto the scene with their unfettered brand of rock and riffage, the power trio for our generation had finally arrived. Made up of Mary Timony (guitar, vocals), Betsy Wright (bass, vocals), and Laura Harris (drums), the group’s 2014 debut Rips was a gleaming collection of tightly wound gems that scored Best New Music honors from Pitchfork, the top spot on Magnet Magazine’s Best of 2014 list, and No. 11 in that year’s Pazz & Jop critics poll. Near-constant touring throughout 2015 and 2016 established the band as a force to be reckoned with: an audacious three-piece distilling rock music to its essence with formidable skills and a reputation for frenzied and unabashedly fun live shows.
Sigh In July 2019 at Livewire Athens
Friday & Saturday July 26th-27th
Sigh In July is a grassroots music and arts festival in Athens, GA. The annual event features national and regional acts, creative workshops, and open bazaar for local artisans and visual artists. Sigh in July intends to diversify Athens’ culture by connecting all creative modalities in a community celebration.
▴ Universal Sigh x2
▴ EarthCry x2
▴ Funk You
▴ JAZZ is PHSH
▴ The Orange Constant
▴ Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble
▴ Voodoo Visionary
▴ The Yeti Trio
▴ The Grateful Brothers
▴ Timi Conley Music
▾ Dan Nettles & Lonely Orchestra
▾ Three Star Revival
▾ The Talismen
▾ Kilroy Kobra
▾ Pickled Holler
▾ Heart of Pine
Shepherds, Nadia Marie, Paradise Montage & IMADO at Food Court
Saturday, July 26th at 9:00pm
The healing hand and surgeon’s scalpel are intertwined on Shepherds’ new album Insignificant Whip. The art-rock masterpiece encases the band’s vulnerable wisdom in flighty melodies that burn with intimacy and fragility as singer/lyricists Jonathan Merenivitch and Adrian Benedykt Świtoń address everything from toxic masculinity and Catholic guilt to Youtube comments and Tupac Shakur. Since their 2011 EP Holy Stain, the band have received accolades for their taut analyses of social ills and the resulting strain on body and mind, but even the skeletal no-wave that defined their early sound was bound with, in the broadest sense of the word, soul. The band’s ability to confront their deepest insecurities and doubts is more than simple catharsis, it serves to illuminate deeper questions of existence and identity, and frame them in context of systemic oppression, discrimination, and isolation.
Music and a Movie with The Bacon Brothers at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Saturday, July 27th at 6:30pm
Music and a movie with The Bacon Brothers! Starring Michael and Kevin Bacon, join us for this one-of-a-kind entertainment event! The Brothers will rock the house with an amazing musical set and then following the music, grab some popcorn because we’re going to screen one of Kevin’s movies!
Rose Hill Revival- An Allman Bros Tribute Presents: Vista Room Summer Jam
Saturday, July 27th at 8:00pm
In July of 1973, three of the world’s greatest bands put on the biggest show of all time, drawing an even bigger crowd than the legendary Woodstock music festival. Your favorite tributes to these bands will be recreating this incredible performance this summer at the Vista Room. Since you probably don’t have a time machine, you should go ahead and get your tickets to this show STAT!!!