Atlanta Music Guide Weekend Preview 12/13/2018 – 12/16/2018

Here’s a quick look at the best upcoming events in Atlanta this weekend Thursday, December 13th through Sunday, December 16th!

Thompson Springs (Chicago), Mango Cat, Taylor Chaffin at Smith’s Olde Bar

Thursday, December 13th at 7:00pm

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Thompson Springs (Chicago) touring their latest EP, Fond Regards, a hazy folk rock effort with contributions from Rob Laakso of Kurt Vile and the Violators and Pat Sansone of Wilco and The Autumn Defense.

Mango Cat is Bailey (guitar), Sean (vox + guitar + keys) and their friends Jason (bass), Will (drums) and Scott (saxaphone). They play music. Debut album “Lefty” coming soon!


Dead Now, Lazer/Wulf, Double Ferrari and Trauma City at The EARL

Thursday, December 13th at 8:00pm

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To say Lazer/Wulf is on point is an understatement with each song, the intensity grew and even the most jaded and pretentious of audience members could not help but drop their jaws. The brief silence following the set was an appropriate response to the performance. When the universe aligns and a band pulls off that kind of flawless and crisp congruity, there are really no words.” – Flagpole Magazine


Three Star Revival w/ Kilroy Kobra at Aisle 5

Saturday, December 15th at 9:00pm

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Three Star Revival was founded by frontman Ben Gaines and lead guitarist Cameron Moore in 2015. Gaines’ gifts as a vocalist and songwriter had already earned him a local following in Knoxville, but things really took off when he met his collaborative partner in Moore. Moore is a veritable guitar prodigy, and a Memphis native who was raised on classic Stax records, and the blues and jazz scene still vibrant in his hometown. After jamming for a few sessions on some more folky and country tunes, Gaines and Moore began to rapidly expand their musical horizons, going electric and incorporating sounds from across the Americana landscape and beyond with forays into funk, soul, r&b, and jazz. Initially playing with a rotating cast of Knoxville musicians, Gaines and Moore solidified their touring lineup with keys player Gregory Walton, bassist Tyler Reddick, and drummer Bo Kitzman. 

Atlanta psych rock outfit, Kilroy Kobra, known for their eclectic, color rock music – emotionally rip through their high energy performances with deeply, personal lyricism masked under groovy rhythms and vibes. The band started as a solo project by lead singer and songwriter Tomás “Tommy” Uribe, but shortly after releasing “Man of the World” the full band was formed. Current lineup includes Tommy, Carly Jones, Jason Murray (of Challenger Deep and exwhy), Josh Seckman and Mark Plemmons. 


The 13th Day of Christmas Coat Drive ft Holy+Gold and more at 529

Saturday, December 15th at 8:00pm

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A. Rippin’ Productions proud to present the 2nd Annual 13TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS COAT DRIVE, featuring performances from Holy+GoldGreyhavenNameless Nameless – Nirvana ReincarnatedThe Threats, & Ayo River


Pip The Pansy w/ 2 Slices & Night Colors at Vinyl

Saturday, December 15th at 8:00pm

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Pip the Pansy (formerly known as Wrenn) is the freshest new wellspring of color, fashion, and sound to come out of Athens, Georgia. Her song-craft has the polish and drama of a writer twenty years her senior and she’s armed with a voice that can be sultry, lilting, playful, or bold. A visual arts graduate of Georgia University, her immaculate sense for aesthetic is apparent in everything she does from her self-produced artwork and videos to the bubblegum-chic outfits she wears on stage. In the tradition of the Athens music scene, her music can be B-52 quirky, Beatle melodic, yet fresh to the ear. Her performances, nothing less than a star-burst on stage, have attracted a larger and larger following of “Fireflies” (her term of endearment for her devoted and loyal fans).


A Charlie Brown Christmas At The Earl (Night 3)


Sunday, December 16th at 7:00pm

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T.T. Mahony & Jeffrey Butzer perform a Charlie Brown Christmas plus selections from Phil Spector’s a Christmas Gift For You. 

Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights performing the Venture’s Christmas album

Jeffrey Bützer (17 min solo set to a short, silent film)


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