Here’s a quick look at some of the best events Atlanta has to offer this weekend Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th!
THE WEEKS W/ BLANK RANGE AT THE EARL
Friday, April 13th at 8:00pm
High-energy, back-to-basics rock & roll.
That’s the sound of Easy, The Week’s long-awaited followup to their breakthrough album, Dear Bo Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis — a place filled with the ghosts (and gear) of the Replacements, ZZ Top, and Big Star, all of whom traveled to Ardent to create their own landmark albums — Easy finds The Weeks doubling down on a mix of groove, grit, and guitars. It’s swaggering and sharply-focused, shining new light on a band of brothers who, although still in their mid-20s, have already logged a decade’s worth of sweaty gigs together. Inspired by the real-life characters, places, and stories The Weeks encountered on tour, Easy is a record about where the band has been, as well as a sign of where they’re going.
MICHELLE MALONE FILMING & RECORDING PARTY AT THE VISTA ROOM
Friday, April 13th at 8:30pm
Be a part of of this LIVE FILMING & RECORDING to celebrate Michelle Malone‘s new record ” Slings and Arrows ” the way it was recorded – so put yer best togs on!
Her brand new album is upbeat, defiant, and jubilant, flush with the raw energy, emotion, and slide guitar that’s always been a part of her signature sound all while nudging her deeper into some personal new territory. These songs speak to desire and disappointment, optimism and awareness, all with a driving and fiery conviction. It was recorded live in the studio to capture Malone at her best. Michelle describes Slings And Arrows as a “Georgia record,” due to the fact that the musicians, studios, and even those responsible for the visual art are all Georgians.
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BLIS, SLOW FIRE PISTOL, SINAI VESSEL & HARMACY AT 529
Friday, April 14th at 9:00pm
Emo music has a knack for synonymy. Twinkly guitars, lyrics of heartbreak and friendships lost, the sing-shout choruses that invite audience participation. It takes a distinct band to craft an exciting record that builds off of insecurities and anxiety in a way that feels relatable, exciting and explosive. And that’s truly what Atlanta’s Blis. has shown us on their debut LP, No One Loves You. Mixing emo with elements of shoegaze, indie rock, pop punk, and post-hardcore, Blis. has created a soundscape of the exciting bits of rock music without sticking to one subgenre too dearly. They’ve broadened their scope since debuting onto the scene with the fantastic four-track EP Starting Fires In My Parents House, crafting a balanced debut album that stands as an impressive feat and influenced by acts as Pedro the Lion and Nine Inch Nails. This isn’t so much an awesome emo album for 2017 as much it is an amazing Blis. record.
Make sure to get your tickets ahead of time, Blis. shows have a tendency to sell out!
LEE GREENWOOD W/ BONNER BLACK AT MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL
Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm
Lee Greenwood is an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. In fact, MCA released an album in 2013 called ICON.
With seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles his hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger, Time on Her Hands”, ”She’s Lyin”, “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose”, “Dixie Road”, “Somebody’s Gonna Love You”, “Going Going Gone”, “You Got A Good Love Comin”, “Fool’s Gold”, and “Mornin’ Ride”. Several cross over hits include, “Touch & Go Crazy”, “IOU” and the duet with Barbara Mandrell, “To Me”. An additional duet with Suzie Boggus, “Hopelessly Yours”, was nominated for a Grammy. The CD “American Patriot”, recorded & released in 1992, went Platinum in 3 months.
Bonner Black is a singer/songwriter who is already attracting a lot of attention in Nashville. She is being paired with veteran songwriters who have written for Faith Hill, George Strait, Alabama, John Michael Montgomery, and many others.
LORDE W/ RUN THE JEWELS AND MITSKI AT INFINITE ENERGY CENTER
Saturday, April 14th at 7:00pm
In 2013, a 16-year-old LORDE quietly, yet confidently asserted herself as the voice of a generation with her full-length debut, Pure Heroine. The album would go triple-platinum, win two GRAMMY® Awards, and spawn the seven-times platinum record-breaking international juggernaut single, “Royals,” and quadruple-platinum follow up “Team.” The former cemented LORDE as “the youngest solo artist and the only New Zealander to achieve #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987.” Time exalted her amongst the “Most Influential Teenagers in the World,” she landed on Forbes’s “30 Under 30” List, graced the cover of Rolling Stone and performed alongside Nirvana during the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
See LORDE this Saturday on tour supporting her sophomore album MELODRAMA alongside Atlanta’s own Run The Jewels and opening act Mitski.