Whether you’re spending your Friday afternoon groovin’ at Shaky Knees Fest and looking for something to do after or maybe you’re just too cool for the festival scene, this Friday’s Atlanta concert itinerary has a little something for everybody.
Man Man w/ Black Cadillacs @ The EARL
Man Man is a fearlessly unique band from Philadelphia. The group’s fifth full length album On Oni Ponf features an arresting reconstruction of the group’s visionary sound – stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much Man Man. This marked shift is a direct result of an intensive collaboration between the band’s frontman, Honus Honus, and drummer, Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the songwriting process, bringing an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix. “With this album we got to do something that very few bands or creative people get to go which is a reboot, and one that feels natural,” comments Honus Honus. Man Man is sure to be a show that can’t be missed!
Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 day of show. Ticket price includes $1 charitable contribution to Songs for Kids Foundation. The show is 21+. Doors open at 10:30 pm.
Roadkill Ghost Choir // New Madrid @ Vinyl
Roadkill Ghost Choir is an indie folk-rock band from DeLand, Florida. Brothers Andrew (vocals, guitar), Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard make up half the band while Kiffy Meyers (pedal steel, banjo, guitar), Joey Davoli (keys, trumpet) and Stephen Garza (lead guitar) complete the band’s sound. It wasn’t until Andrew was offered his first solo gig in 2010 that he decided to form a band to fill out the songs he recently started writing for a live setting. After the band went through several name changes in the early stages of its creation, Roadkill Ghost Choir was formed. New Madrid is a perfect compliment to Roadkill Ghost Choir. This show will be a great way to end your night after an afternoon of enjoying tunes at Shaky Knees Fest.
Tickets are $11 in advance and $12 day of show. Doors open at 10:30 pm. Show begins at 11:30 pm. All ages admitted.
Amanda Shires @ Eddie’s Attic
Amanda Shires is a singing, songwriting, fiddle-playing damn Texan. If you’d like to check out some of her music before the show, “Down Fell The Doves” is available on iTunes and from http://amandashiresmusic.com/.
General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4.
A CAPPELLA HEAVEN STARRING VOICES OF LEE @ The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, GA
As seen on the NBC show, the Sing-Off, the Voices of Lee amaze audiences with their unique variety and exceptional harmony and spirit. The Voices of Lee is a 16 member a cappella ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. Since their debut in September of ’94, their intense musical focus has captivated audiences worldwide. Directed by Danny Murray, this seventeen-member group is characterized by their unique variety of lush vocal harmonies, high-energy patriotic numbers, fun-filled audience participation, as well as heart-felt gospel favorites.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Show at 8 pm. Tickets are $25, $35, and $55.
The Grahams @ Eddie’s Attic
The Grahams, the creative union of lifelong romantic partners Alyssa and Doug Graham, combine soulful bluegrass with hints of earthy Americana, adding colors from traditional folk and country blues, into an infectious blend of storytelling that results in songs of love, loss, yearning, and the view from rural American roads less traveled.
General Admission tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Table seats are available for $12.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 6 pm.
Sam Holt @ Smith’s Olde Bar
The debut album from Sam Holt Band, Southern Angels, contains Holt’s most honest and accomplished songs to date. The album features guest appearances from Widespread Panic’s John Bell and Danny Hutchens of Bloodkin. The emotional honesty in the lyrics came from experiencing the bittersweet nature of life. “Many events and emotions in the song ‘Southern Angels’ are from my time with Widespread Panic. Having John Bell on this tune is an honor, but also makes perfect sense,” Holt states.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show.