Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 6th!
B Boys w/ Mutual Jerk & Warm Red at The EARL
Thursday, October 3rd at 8:30pm
New York’s B Boys (Andrew Kerr, Brendon Avalos, Britton Walker) find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting.
Across two acclaimed releases on Captured Tracks—2016’s No Worry No Mind EP and 2017’s debut full-length Dada—B Boys explore solitude and self-reflection through sharp, high-energy shouts and melodic mediations. Now, the sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary continues on the band’s highly anticipated sophomore LP, Dudu. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) at Outlier Inn and mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara) to be released on July 12, 2019.
B Boys have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, supporting acts such as Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Shame, Sunflower Bean, and Thee Oh Sees.
Generationals with Neighbor Lady at The Masquerade
Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00pm
From their inception, Generationals have existed at the convergence of classic style and contemporary technique. Students of an analog school actualized in a digital medium, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner have always felt most comfortable reveling in this juxtaposition. Grounded in a catalog of infectious pop hooks that feel both familiar and radically new all at once, Generationals mastered their distinct voice as a means to widen the path before them. Reader As Detective is the result of purposeful time spent honing Generationals’ craft as progressive songwriters. With the help of producer and longtime collaborator Dan Black, they dug into new methods of creation with a fearlessness for experimentation that is equally vital to the experience of both artist and listener. With Reader As Detective, Generationals have reached a high-water mark in an already noteworthy career – isolation and celebration set to a major key.
Sister Sandoz, Vices of Vanity, Stone Lighter at The Highlander
Friday, October 4th at 9:00pm
Sister Sandoz, Vices of Vanity and Stone Lighter are set to corrupt and blow the doors off The Highlander in Atlanta. Free Show / No Cover. 21+
Cougar Sweat w/ Fury in Few & Caterina at Vinyl
Saturday, October 5th at 8:00pm
Cougar Sweat is a definitely live band created by two happy-to-be-here guys Caleb Chauncey and Nathan Cook. Their eat-your-cymbals rock-n-roll makes it hard to sit and very easy to tango and yell something like “I love my life” or “this is a very cool experience!” Whether you have a couple beers in your belly or a virgin strawberry daiquiri, Cougar Sweat delivers an invitingly thrashing night that will even make introverted dweebs throw two thumbs up. Their music has a people-to-people style to it, stuffing a venue with solid sounds and brotherly love.
George Thorogood and The Destroyers at The Frederick Brown Jr. Aphitheater
Saturday, October 5th at 8:00pm
Since 1975, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. On stage, George Thorogood and the Destroyers flip the switch delivering a gut-bustin’, guitar wailin, fiery-tempoed, take-no-prisioners goold old-fashioned rock and roll show that includes signature hits “Move It On Over,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and “Bad to the Bone.”