Atlanta Music Guide Weekend Preview 09/06/18 – 09/09/18

Here’s a quick look at some of the best events Atlanta has to offer this weekend Thursday, September 6th through Sunday, September 9th!

No Age w/ special guests at 529

Thursday, September 6th at 8:00pm

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With the world around us bruised and bloodied with teeth already dug into the concrete curb, we find ourselves with the shadow of a large boot looming overhead. What better time for No Age? Remember, they are the ones who first brought you the hospital-bed-feel-good-anthem, “Get Hurt” (2007). They know how to ecstatically rage and power on thru pain, because what else are you gonna do? The future belongs to the cockroaches, and this record is made for the disparate band of misfits who 2017 couldn’t kill. 


House Party & Semi-Charmed at The Vista Room

Friday, September 7th at 8:30pm

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House Party: High NRG 80’s & 90s Dance Pop, R&B, and early Hip Hop from artists like Prince, Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, MC Hammer, Bel Biv Devoe, Ton Loc, TLC, Janet Jackson, Soul to Soul and many more. 
Semi-Charmed: Atlanta’s Ultimate Tribute to 90’s Pop and Indie Rock. Third Eye Blind, Oasis, Dave Matthews Band, Spin Doctors, Weezer, Sublime, Eve 6, Fuel, Cracker, Vertical Horizon, Radiohead, Modest Mouse, Screaming Trees 


Gringo Star at The Earl

Saturday, September 8th at 9:00pm

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Gringo Star are an Indie Garage Pop band from Atlanta, Georgia, founded by brothers Pete and Nicholas Furgiuele, and joined in 2016 by Josh Longino (featured on the new album) and Mario Colangelo. Their 5th album “Back to the City” is out now via Nevado Music, an L.A. based label (Deap Valley, Eternal Summers, Yukon Blonde). Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems. 


Phillip Phillips at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

Saturday, September 8th at 6:30pm

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Phillip Phillips first picked up the guitar at age 14. With encouragement from his family and friends, he auditioned for American Idol and at the age of 22 emerged as the show’s season 11 winner. His debut single “Home” marked the most successful song of any Idol winner and has been certified 5x platinum. Phillips‘ first full-length The World from the Side of the Moon album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 and quickly went platinum. He released his 2nd full-length album Behind the Light in early 2014. With chart top hits such as “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Raging Fire;” winning top awards from the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards and Teen Choice Awards and the release of his new album, Collateral, in January 2018, Phillips has positioned himself as an emerging artist that is destined for a long career. 

Parachute took root in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the group honed its mix of pop/rock, funk, and contemporary blue-eyed soul. Their 2009 debut album Losing Sleep peaked at #40 on the Billboard charts.


Ought w/ Moaning at The Earl

Sunday, September 9th at 7:30pm

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Ought‘s latest album, Room Inside the World, explores themes that have always concerned the band—identity, connection, survival in a precarious world—but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette. Vibraphone, justly intonated synthesizers, drum machines, and a 70-piece choir suffuse the precise post-punk breakdowns that spangled Ought’s first two albums, giving rise to an emotional complexity that pushes their characteristically taut sound to greater depths. 


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