Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, August 29th through Sunday, September 1st!
Robert Randolph & The Family Band at Vinyl – Atlanta
Thursday, August 29th at 8:00pm
Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of their debut album, Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The band followed with three studio recordings over the next eight years which, together with tireless touring and unforgettable performances won them a very passionate fan base.
Irrelevant Music Presents: The Pleasure Point ‘Beaches’ Tape Release & Dance Party at Food Court
Friday, August 30th at 9:00pm
The Pleasure Point takes u where u wanna go. The Pleasure Point has x-ray vision. The Pleasure Point knows ur innermost desires and places them in ur feed. Special guests Warm Red & Space Waitress + DJs Daniel Eberlien and Trevor Vick! All Ages Welcome.
A Night with Ron Trent at Crazy Atlanta
Friday, August 30th at 11:00pm
A perennial presence in music since the early 90’s, Ron Trent pulls no punches! Considered to be one of the architects of the Chicago music scene, Ron studied and collected various types of music as a young boy, taking cues from his father who ran a record pool in the late 70’s. Later, becoming a respected DJ in his early teens in the mid 80’s. Ron began to work on his own productions, which lead to his first release, the highly recognized classic “Altered States” in 1990, giving him international acclaim. Through his 13 year old Prescription Records, Ron has notched up an extensive back catalogue of his own productions and introduced several key players. Prescription Records is widely regarded as one of the most influential Deep House imprints of the period.
King of Heck / Hikes / Challenger Deep / Champagne Colored Cars at The Drunken Unicorn
Saturday, August 31st at 8:00pm
Hikes is a band of friends from Austin, Tx. Inspired by nature, and driven to meld their love of heavy, technical styles with jazz, indie, and folk. Hikes channels what it is to be alive, all the joy, restlessness, and fury. Their songs amble forward, notes and beats bouncing against each other in orchestrated chaos before exploding into cathartic heights. Hikes has quickly become one of the city’s most talked about bands, packing venues when they play.
King Of Heck is the rebirth of Alaska, a band from Nevada that hailed within the D.I.Y. scene for years. After a brief hiatus, the quartet found their way back to telling stories via music with glory and power. On August 9th, the group released Shine in My Chest — via Community Records — the latest release of emotive, math rock driven tunes. Joel Kirschenbaum, one of the vocalists and one of the guitarists on the release, comments about the quartet coming back “We’ll always be together in some way. These people are my family, I care about their lives and well-being in a way that is beyond a friendship. A burden, but one we are happy to have. A good burden. It is a gift to have such a life with them. It will be a weird day when we are no longer making music together
A Benefit for Pueblo Sin Fronteras: New Junk City, Gabbie Rotts, Ozello,Dead Selves at The EARL
Saturday, August 31st at 9:00pm
New Junk City – https://newjunkcityatl.bandcamp.com/
Gabbie Rotts – https://gabbierotts.bandcamp.com/
Ozello – https://ozello.bandcamp.com/
Dead Selves – https://deadselves.bandcamp.com/
8/31/19. The EARL. 9PM. 21+. $10 with all profits going to support Pueblo Sin Fronteras.
A little about Pueblo Sin Fronteras:
Pueblo Sin Fronteras is a transborder organization made up of human rights defenders of diverse nationality and immigration statuses that promotes accompaniment, humanitarian assistance, leadership development, recognition of human rights, and coordination of know-your-rights training along migrant routes, as well as monitoring and raising awareness of human rights abuses against migrants and refugees in Mexico and the United States. Our accompaniment does not end at the border, it continues in the immigration detention centers of the United States and the communities in Mexico and the US.
If you can’t make the show, but would like to make a donation to the cause, please visit the Pueblo Sin Fronteras website: https://www.pueblosinfronteras.org/