Here’s a quick look at the best shows and events happening in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, November 21st through Sunday, November 24th!
Hembree & The Satan Sisters w/ Five O’Clock Devil, Beast Mode & Sun//Seed at Star Bar
Thursday, November 21st at 9:00pm
It’s going to be a night of metal mayhem as Hembree & the Satan Sisters, Five O’Clock Devil, Beast Mode (Athens), and Sun//Seed invade the Star Bar. The show is FREE and bands start at 9pm. Come get your metal on!!!
James Hall & The Steady Wicked Album Release Party w/ Darling Machine and Young Antiques at The Earl
Friday, November 22nd at 9:00pm
The Steady Wicked was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in the spring of 2013 by former Geffen Recording artist James Hall and guitarist Bruce Butkovich after the split of their previous group, The Futura Bold. Joining them was former The Futura Bold alum, drummer Kent Aberle, and bassist Alias Patrick Kelly, who was a constant collaborator. The foursome clicked immediately in both creativity and as well as in friendship. Co-vocalist, Jaz Jillette joined the group in the fall of 2013 during the making of their debut album. The group immediately began writing and recording 19 songs, 10 of which became 2016’s ELECTRIC HEX, while 7 other tracks would comprise their 2018 EP TETHER. The band is currently readying the release of their next full length “ALL HORNS AND HALOS!”. Three singles were released ahead of the album announcement. The punk-ish and playful first single, “Purr” was released in August 2019 followed by the melodic “All We Got is Each Other” in September. “The Jesus Gonna See You Naked” was released in October as the final lead up to the album’s release. The album itself was released on November 20, 2019.
Ryan Caraveo: The Butterfly Boy Tour w/ Khary at Vinyl
Friday, November 22nd at 8:00pm
Ryan Caraveo made his first appearance in 2014 looking clean-cut, while his music was anything but that. His debut album “Swings” gave listeners a taste of triumph, loss, heartbreak, and his battles with inner demons. The album’s most popular song, “Paradise,” is an uneasy ode to the escape drugs provide and has since been streamed over 20 million times since release. In 2016, the Seattle-born artist sold out several of the largest local venues, performed at Sasquatch Festival, and finished the summer by gracing the main stage of the iconic Bumbershoot Festival. At the end of the year, he proceeded to release another full-length album, “Maybe They Were Wrong,” which further displayed his preference for happy melodies paired with gloomy thoughts. Spending mu of 2017 watching his cult-following expand, Ryan is preparing to hit the road in 2018 while giving his rapidly-growing fan base what they’ve been eagerly anticipating, his next release entitled “At Least I Tried.”
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band at The Vista Room ATL
Friday, November 22nd at 8:30pm
Chubby Carrier is “The World’s Premier Zydeco Showman.” the only GRAMMY winner in the Zydeco category. Born 1967 in Churchpoint, Louisiana, he is a modern man yet Chubby is the 3rd generation of zydeco stars due to Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins Bebe & Calvin Carrier who are also considered Zydeco legends. Chubby began his musical career at the age of 12 by playing drums with his father’s band. He began playing the accordion at the age of 15. By age 17, Chubby had begun to play with Terrance Siemien and toured the world for 2 1/2 years, before forming his own band in 1989. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby’s professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada. North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travels 150-175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Ann Wilson of the group Heart encourages Chubby to “continue the great sound that you have. This sound will take you places.”
Rittz / Dizzy Wright / Ekoh / Whitney Peyton / Oren Major at The Masquerade
Saturday, November 23rd at 6:30pm
Raised in Gwinnett County, Rittz embodies the same level of irony and self-conflict as his hometown. Born into a musical family, he, his twin sister and their brother had always been exposed to the inner workings of music. The fact that their parents were heavily into rock and roll ensured that the kids were always around instruments or in studios. The family moved from small-town Pennsylvania (Waynesburg) to the Atlanta outskirts when he was eight years old, and once Rittz got to junior high, his musical tastes evolved. Atlanta’s booming bass and rap movement had traveled north on I-85 to get the entire metro area jumping. Nowadays, the rap career of Gwinnett-raised Rittz is rapidly on the rise. From his affiliation with one of the hottest new rappers coming out of the South to his first mixtape, Rittz White Jesus (hilariously inspired by a friend’s term of endearment), everything is coming together now, two years after he nearly lost everything. These days he’s booking late-night studio sessions, and still clocking in to work early the next day. “I see both sides: the regular, working-class type shit and then I’ve also seen a lot of the street shit that goes on here, some people that are blind to that here, may never have seen it.” Rittz says he’s “just a normal guy who raps”- a contradiction if there ever was one- but he makes you believe, with the humility of the everyman and the talent of a superstar.
Coming off as a Devin the Dude for the Tech N9ne generation, stoned ranger and weed rapper Dizzy Wright released his debut effort in 2010 on the stoner holiday of 4/20. Born La’Reonte Wright in Flint, Michigan but raised in Las Vegas by a mother in the music business, Dizzy saw the life of a major-label artist firsthand while growing up, an experience that led him later in life to remain entirely indie. After a series of mixtapes filled with his smooth, Bone Thugs-influenced flow, Dizzy made it to the indies in 2012, specifically Hopsin’s Funk Volume imprint, which released his debut album, SmokeOut Conversations, on April 20 (4/20). The First Agreement EP followed on the label that same year, then 2013 saw the release of The Golden Age, a street-level mixtape that made the Billboard charts when it was officially released later in the year. In 2015 he dropped the single “I Can Tell You Need It” as a preview to that year’s LP The Growing Process. The album featured guest appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The Wisdom and Good Vibes EP followed in 2016. Later that year, he issued the 702 EP and a collaboration with Demrick titled Blaze with Us. Wright’s third full-length, The Golden Age 2, arrived in the summer of 2017.