Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, August 15th through Sunday, August 18th!
Fux, Groove Moose, Ice Station Zebra at Smith’s Olde Bar
Thursday, August 15th at 7:00pm
Fux combines their goofy and laid back personalities on and off stage to help spread cheerfulness and positivity to the world. Don’t let their silly attitudes fool you, these boys show up to play. With the machine like transcendental rhythmic varieties from Eric , smooth melodic phrases from Michael, thunderous bass love bombs from Dustin and sporadic ignition from Sultan, Fux will keep you dancing all night long.
Bit Brigade performs Contra + Metroid at The Earl
Friday, August 16th at 9:00pm
“When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn’t count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between “Oh! Agh!! Please don’t die!!” and “YES! He’s doing it!!” Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you’re seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock ‘n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, “Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!,” to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done – which it always is – on the first (and last) try. Once Noah’s NES buzzes on, there’s no turning back.” – Metalhead Mike of The Shizz, summer 2011
Emo Nite at The Masquerade presented by Emo Nite LA ft. Kellin Quinn and Nick Martin from Sleeping With Sirens
Friday, August 16th at 9:00pm
This is THE Emo Nite. The Real One. Come sing your hearts out to your favorite music. Sad with a smile.
Rock 100.5 Presents: Rockstock in Woodstock
Saturday, August 17th at 12:00pm
Rock 100.5 is bringing the music of THE Woodstock Festival to Woodstock, Georgia. We have compiled some of Atlanta’s best musicians, artists and bands to present the music of the (in) famous Woodstock Festival. This day of music will feature 8 local bands playing homage to and hit filled, power-packed tribute sets by Woodstock Festival artists from 1969, 1994 AND 1999 covering the likes of The Allman Brothers Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby-Stills-Nash and Young and many more. In addition to great live music this event will also feature activities for the kids, food trucks, sponsor booths and pop-up shops as well as beer, wine and spirit service throughout the day.
An Evening with Chris Botti at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Saturday, August 17th at 8:00pm
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed album When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 55th Grammy Awards. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.