Here’s a quick look at the best upcoming events in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 3rd!

Anna Kramer & the Lost Cause / Bad Spell / Black Cat Rising at The Earl

Thursday, February 28th at 8:30pm

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Voted Best Local Singer/Songwriter 2005/2006 (Creative Loafing Atlanta), Anna Kramer‘s songs are “performed with her pure southern voice and crisp guitar, with the ambiance of vintage country-folk recordings”. A fixture in the Atlanta community for over 15 years, Anna Kramer currently tours internationally as a solo artist, with her band, Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause, and as lead guitarist in Shantih Shantih (“A four woman sonic force in surf rock, bringing in reverb-washed guitar riffs to create a sweepingly hypnotic international sound…”). As well as touring, playing bass and singing in Creative Loafing’s Best Country Act of 2018, Nikki and The Phantom Callers. Her many noted performances include a recent duet with the band Weezer, as well as sharing the bill with a range of acts from icons, Ronnie Spector, Wanda Jackson and Country Legend Charlie Louvin, to Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Mudhoney and Tommy Ramone of The Ramones. As she showcases her diverse style around the world, she continues work on her third release.


Desmond Jones, Fux, Tastebud at Smith’s Olde Bar

Thursday, February 28th at 7:00pm

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Desmond Jones is a five-piece American rock band from Grand Rapids, MI. With original music written to complement the group’s sound as a whole, the music is centered on melodic guitar riffs, groovy basslines, funky drumbeats, and smooth saxophone. The group takes influence from Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Miles Davis, The Band, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. Desmond Jones puts on exciting and high-energy shows with a high level of musicianship and skillful improvisation. Each show, set list, and song is different from night to night. The group has played over 500 shows and has shared the stage with bands like Papadosio, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, EOTO, Here Come the Mummies, Aqueous, Dopapod, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, and many more.


Quiet Hollers w/ Bridges at Vinyl

Friday, March 1st at 8:00pm

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Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around the songwriting of singer/guitarist Shadwick Wilde, who originally formed the group with the idea of playing only one show—the CD release of his solo effort, Unforgivable Things, in 2010. The group’s debut, I Am the Morning, followed in 2013. The alt-country styled album was a limited success, spawning a cult following in the US and some international critical praise, allowing the band to continue touring on the DIY circuit, where changes in personnel and taste saw the band exploring territory beyond the genre.


16th Annual Oyster Crawfish Festival at Piedmont Park

Saturday, March 2nd at 2:00pm

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2:30 pm DJ Raetone
3:30 pm Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
5:30 pm Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
7:30 pm Saved By The Band
9 pm DJ Raetone

Crawfish is the main attraction. One platter (3 tickets) includes 1.5 lbs of piping hot and perfectly spiced boiled crawfish served with new potatoes, corn, and sausage.

Other food offerings include a dozen Bluepoint & Gulf oysters on the half-shell (3 tickets) and buckets of 18 steamed oysters with drawn butter (3 tickets).

Our fried station includes fried oysters, fried shrimp, gator bites, and chicken baskets served with fries for 2 tickets.

Booze & Bites tickets may be purchased for $7 a ticket.

This is a 21+ event. Children may accompany the event with their parents.


The Sound of Animals Fighting / The Saddest Landscape / LoreleiK at The Masquerade

Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00pm

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The Sound of Animals fighting are coming to Atlanta for a very rare performance! Don’t miss this one, tickets are almost sold out!

The Sound of Animals Fighting is an American rock supergroup founded by Rich Balling of Rx Bandits. In the band’s initial run, they released a trilogy of records between 2004 and 2008, and performed only four live shows, following their second release in 2006. The band’s live lineup consists of 7-12 different musicians. The band often employs the use of animal masks to conceal their identity.



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