Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, October 17th through Sunday, October 20th!
Mike Watt & the missingmen w/ Ricer at The EARL
Thursday, October 17th at 8:00pm
Bassist Mike Watt was the living embodiment of the punk rock spirit. As a founding member of the highly influential Minutemen, he created one of the most important bodies of work in the American underground canon, delivering adventurous, fiercely polemical music informed by such disparate traditions as funk, folk, and free jazz. Although his subsequent material — most notably his records with the trio fIREHOSE, as well as his latter-day solo efforts — lacked the sheer impact of his earliest outings, Watt remained true to the D.I.Y. ethos that originally inspired him, emerging as one of the most highly respected figures in contemporary music.
Adjy / Tenth Row / Feverest at The Drunken Unicorn
Friday, October 18th at 9:00pm
“With an emphasis on storytelling, Adjy cants deeply sincere hymns commemorating doubt, philosophy, the toil and trauma of attempting connection with others -literary theory like a love lost, or a medical textbook -all through the autobiographical perspective, and personal myth-arc of Noyes.” -NPR’s Ira Glasse
Yacht Rock Revue Concert Presented by Taste of Atlanta
Saturday, October 19th at 7:00pm
Not a foodie but still love music? Enjoy an intimate performance by Yacht Rock Revue presented by Taste of Atlanta on Saturday, October 19th beginning at 7pm. The famed seven-man band will be crooning classic hits and Halloween tunes the crowd loves to sing along to for an evening to remember at Historic Fourth Ward Park.
Guests may bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy tunes on the lawn. Local food trucks will be selling bites for purchase and beer, wine and cocktails will be available at several on-site bars.
Zero Mile Presents: Ra Ra Riot w/ Bayonne at Vinyl
Saturday, October 19th at 8:00pm
Syracuse’s Ra Ra Riot first gained attention in the mid-2000s combining indie rock with chamber pop flourishes courtesy of a small string section. Their first two albums, 2008’s Rhumb Line and 2010’s The Orchard, showcased this chamber rock sound and gained them critical acclaim. They have continued to evolve, embracing Giorgio Moroder-esque synth-pop on 2013’s Beta Love, and further balancing their ’80s new wave and classical influences on 2019’s Superbloom.