Here’s a quick look at the best upcoming events in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, February 7th through Sunday, February 10th!
Curt Castle, Deep State, Grand Vapids Album Release Party at The Earl
Thursday, February 7th at 8:30pm
Release Show extravaganza! Three bands, three releases!
Y’all, this is gonna be super fun. Don’t miss it.
The Lil Smokies w/ The Michigan Rattlers at The Earl
Friday, February 8th at 9:00pm
When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their most recent album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.
The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.
Bronze Radio Return w/ Sontalk at Vinyl – Atlanta
Friday, February 8th at 8:00pm
For nearly a decade, Hartford, Connecticut’s Bronze Radio Return has traveled the world, urging their listeners to dance and sing along. Their rousing, anthemic sound creates an undeniable upbeat atmosphere that’s one part dance party and another part roots-rock. If their name doesn’t ring a bell, odds are you know one of their acclaimed singles, leaving them affectionately dubbed “the band you’ve probably heard, but haven’t heard of.”
Necessary Vybz: Kaya’s Embrace / Sound Culture / Kilroy Kobra at The Masquerade
Saturday, February 9th at 7:00pm
Kaya’s Embrace plays original, upbeat and energetic music. Their goal is to spread the healing power of music and inspire the masses. Catch them at The Masquerade this Saturday as they celebrate their EP Release with their friends from Sound Culture and Kilroy Kobra.
Video Age, True Blossom, Jackson Macintosh & Karaoke at 529
Saturday, February 9th at 9:00pm
On Video Age’s latest album Pop Therapy, longtime friends and songwriting partners Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli conjure up a thrilling assortment of experimental pop songs. Using a palette of vintage synthesizers and the propulsion of a Sequential Circuits Drumtraks drum machine, the New Orleans-based group’s buoyant synth-pop echoes from some imagined vision of the past, leaning on an invented nostalgia to soundtrack an ideal future that never arrived. Video Age brings that future fully to life on Pop Therapy.
BONUS ATHENS SHOW!
Between The Buried And Me, Lazer/Wulf, Double Ferrari at The 40 Watt (Athens)
Friday, February 8th at 6:30pm
Not quite Atlanta, but had to include Between The Buried And Me in Athens this weekend! See one of the most influential modern Prog Metal bands at The 40 Watt, joined by Atlanta’s own Lazer/Wulf and Double Ferrari!