Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, September 12th through Sunday, September 15th!
Daddy Long Legs + Rod Hamdallah at The EARL
Thursday, September 12th at 8:00pm
New York City’s most beloved blues bashers have been huffing and puffing and blowing houses down on a nightly basis, on their infinite world tour and always bring an elevated level of rough and ready intensity to contemporary lo-fi blues, with their explosive fire ceremony.
A Daddy Long Legs show is equal parts roots rock, blues and guttural soul; stripping down old standards and making them shiny and new again. Some of the originals are like an all-out spiritual revival, while others are hauntingly beautiful.
Out Of Control – A U2 Tribute Live at The Vista Room
Friday, September 13th at 9:00pm
North America’s premier U2 tribute: Out Of Control, brings their spot-on U2 experience to Atlanta.
“Only U2 does U2 better” is the mantra of four fans who got together with the goal of saving one St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Out of Control’s quest for accuracy, excitement, and attention to detail in live renditions of tunes from Boy to Songs of Experience, and from The Joshua Tree, ZooTV and Vertigo tours, is unparalleled. Twenty plus years of experience (in the U.S., South America, and Europe) in tribute bands, as well as other professional musical settings, is used to portray the musical and visual output of four lads from Dublin.
As Cities Burn / All Get Out / Many Rooms / CultureCough at The Masquerade
Saturday, September 14th at 6:30pm
Since their inception in 2002, As Cities Burn have garnered tremendous respect for their progressive take on the post-hardcore genre. Upon the release of their 2005 full-length debut, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, fans and critics alike fell in love with the balanced dynamic of TJ Bonnette’s visceral screams and the clean vocals of his brother, Cody, who also serves as the primary songwriter in the band. In 2006, TJ’s new marriage saw him leave As Cities Burn for a new life in Mississippi. The remaining members forged ahead, undergoing several lineup and stylistic changes over the next three years and releasing two more acclaimed full lengths – Come Now Sleep (2007) and Hell or High Water (2009) – before disbanding in 2009.
This, however, is not where their story ends.
In the time since, As Cities Burn would occasionally play one-off shows, but no plans for a proper reunion were discussed until a few years ago when TJ moved to Nashville where his brother and the rest of the band were living. Casual jam sessions commenced and, before long, a concrete plan fo a new record began to take shape. Two years later, As Cities Burn are ready to unveil Scream Through The Walls – their first album in ten years and the first with the Bonnette brothers collaborating since the band’s seminal debut.
Benny the Butcher & Special Guests – The Plugs I Met Tour at The Loft
Saturday, September 14th at 9:00pm
Benny the Butcher is part of Buffalo’s Griselda crew and behind Black Soprano Family, the two primary outlets for his tense narratives about street life. Like frequent collaborators Westside Gunn and Conway, he’s inspired most by hardcore mid-’90s hip-hop from his home state, including Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep. A late bloomer by his genre’s standard, he hit his stride in his thirties with releases such as Tana Talk 3 (2018) and The Plugs I Met (2019).
Music Midtown 2019 ft. Travis Scott, Panic! At The Disco and more at Piedmont Park
Saturday, September 14th – Sunday, September 15th
Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend and Panic! at the Disco headline the 2019 Music Midtown festival, invading Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on September 14th and 15th.
Lizzo, Charlie Puth, Lord Huron, Tash Sultana, Kali Uchis, Walk The Moon, Quinn XCII, Banks, Local Natives, MØ, Jaden Smith and Sigrid are also scheduled to perform at the fest, which has been held in Atlanta since 1994.
Atlanta-based artists like Lil Yachty, 6lack, Faye Webster and the Coathangers are will also appear at Music Midtown, with Dominic Fike, Taylor Bennett, Madison Beer, Bad Suns, Noah Cyrus, Reignwolf, Band of Skulls, YOLA, Kevin Garrett and 99 Neighbors rounding out the two-day lineup.