Happy Halloween, Atlanta! We hope you all are as excited as we are for a fun-filled weekend, so, to get you even more excited, we have the low-down on what is happening this weekend.
Friday, October 31st
Curtis Harding at 529
Soul isn’t a feeling, a sound or a movement. It’s a connection, a current in the air–the spark of recognition, emotions leaping across live wires.Curtis Harding says that soul music, and his music, speak for themselves. It’s self-evident on the Atlanta artist’s debut, Soul Power. The driving sound of his electrified Stratocaster, the foot-stomping backbeat and the lyrics swimming in reverb–with something this flourishing, it’s almost reductive to just dig around the roots.
Tickets are $10. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 9pm.
Robyn Hitchcock at Eddie’s Attic
Born in London in 1953, Robyn Hitchcock has written & recorded over 500 songs, including: ‘Where Are The Prawns’ ‘I Wanna Destroy You’ ‘The Cheese Alarm’ ‘Sometimes A Blonde’ ‘No, I Don’t Remember Guildford’ ‘To Be Human’ ‘Where Do You Go When You Die’ ‘Uncorrected Personality Trains’ ‘Full Moon in My Soul’ ‘Chinese Bones’ ‘Madonna Of The Wasps’ and recently a lament for the Arctic polar thaw ‘There Goes The Ice’, recorded with KT Tunstall, with whom he was on a Cape Farewell environmental expedition to Greenland in 2008. Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album LOVE FROM LONDON celebrates life in a culture imperiled by economic and environmental collapse.
General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Table seats are $25 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
ATL Collective Presents: Michael Jackson’s Thriller at Vinyl
The ATL Collective creates musical events that seek to replicate the intimate experience of listening to an album for the first time, going track by track, reading through the liner notes and turning over the record, truly enjoying the music for what it is, without distractions. Thursday, October 30th and Friday, October 31st: It’s becoming a tradition, and it’s just about the best thing doing in Atlanta come Halloween: ATL Collective’s annual retelling of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. This year, they’ll be bringing you the haunted album on Mischief Night and Halloween.
Tickets are $13 in advance, $16 day of show. Doors open at 8pm.
The Polish Ambassador w/ Liminus at Terminal West
For the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount. However, this never overshadows the depth and harmonic complexity that have made the Ambassador a favorite amongst festival curators and beat aficionados worldwide. Over the course of 6 years, his sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, with each album exploring uncharted sonic territory. Warm, analogue dreamwave; mind-altering glitch; world-infused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified downtempo; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the Ambassador’s soul into earbuds and ghetto-blasters across the galaxy.
Tickets are $17-$20. Doors open at 8pm.
** This event is now SOLD OUT. **
Saturday, November 1st
Mansions on the Moon at The Loft
Specializing in electronic down-tempo and ambient rock, Mansions On The Moon has been winning over music fans and fellow artists with their mesmerizing arrangements, creative remixes and wide range of musical capabilities. Formed only a little over a year ago, this exciting Los Angeles trio of songwriters and producers have already collaborated with N*E*R*D, toured with Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa, had a Mixtape produced and presented by DIPLO and BENZI entitled “Paradise Falls”, and produced the track “PA Nights” on Mac Miller’s new album “Blue Slide Park.”
Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Doors open at 7pm.
My Body Sings Electric w/ Consider Me Dead at Vinyl
My Body Sings Electric’s music resonates with a sense of playfulness and lust for life. When you meet them in person, it’s easy to see why. Call their music indie. Call it pop. Call it what you will. But when you connect with the music from this band of lovable misfits, you’ll feel as if you just met your five new best friends.
Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Pallbearer w/ Tombs at The EARL
Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built upon the underground success of their initial demo offering in 2010 and their debut full length “Sorrow and Extinction” was released in February, 2012 to virtually universal critical acclaim. Now the band slowly marches onward to deliver its progressively-tinged beautiful gloom on a global scale.
Tickets are $12. Online and phone sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 8pm.
Katey Red at The Drunken Unicorn
You do not need to spend much time in New Orleans to realize that it occupies a unique position within the pantheon of American cities. Thus began my indoctrination into the church of what folks refer to locally, but not derogatorily, as Sissy Bounce. “It’s not Sissy Bounce,” originator of the form, and reigning queen of the scene, Katey Red schooled me, when I talked to her the other day. “It’s Bounce music. It’s just sissies doing it.” Katey, who is 6’2” and performs—and looks damn good—in short skirts and heels, was the first of the openly gay M.C.’s to get on the mic and get recognized, back in ’98 at a hall near the infamous Melpomene housing projects, where she grew up. Katey was signed to a local Bounce label, Take Fo’, and soon other queer performers began to show up on the scene, folks like Sissy Nobby, Vockah Redu, and Big Freedia. – Brett Berk of Vanity Fair
Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Doors open at 9pm.
Screaming Females, Pujol w/ Concord America at 529
Screaming Females’ nine years as a band, four full-length albums and 700 globe-spanning live shows has made them difficult to miss. Through it all, the New Brunswick, New Jersey trio have continued to exude a frenetic energy which is built upon the zeitgeist of America’s punk and indie underground yet has always remained forward-looking. Fittingly, for Screaming Females’ 5th album ‘Ugly’, the band enlisted legendary recording engineer Steve Albini, famed for his unique ability to capture the ferociousness of a live performance while delivering gorgeous sonic clarity.
Tickets are $10. Online, outlet and phone sales close at 6pm day of show. Doors open at 9pm.
Sunday, November 2nd
Antje Duvekot at Eddie’s Attic
“‘New Siberia’ is a special album to me because the songs are wiser,” says songwriter Antje Duvekot. “They have an age to them that should resonate with anyone who’s struggled through a difficult period and come out better.There’s something really sweet in being able to look back on a journey like that, from a darker, younger self to a better, older place.” For years, her songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism, and street-smart romanticism. Fans will certainly find all of that in ‘New Siberia.’
General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 4pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 5pm.
PARTYNEXTDOOR at The Loft
PARTYNEXTDOOR is a 21-year old producer, songwriter and singer from Mississauga, Ontario signed to OVO Sound, a label founded by Drake, Noah “40” Shebib and Oliver El-Khatib. The enigmatic vocalist released his self-titled, critically-acclaimed mixtape in July of 2013 led by the singles “Over Here” and “Break From Toronto” on iTunes. PARTYNEXTDOOR contributed to “Own It” and “Come Through” on Drake’s Nothing Was the Same album and would join him, Future and Miguel on the “Would You Like A Tour?” concert that fall.
Tickets cost $16 in advance, $20 day of show. Doors open at 7:30pm.
** This event is now SOLD OUT. **
Avi Buffalo at Eddie’s Attic
Embarking upon a sophomore effort can be a daunting task for any young upstart, and there’s no denying Avi Buffalo’s own bar was set quite high with 2010’s celebrated eponymous debut. Fear not, dear fans/family/friends/friends of friends/newcomers, there’s nothing in this tale about The Second Album—a.k.a. At Best Cuckold, due September 8th in Europe and September 9th in North America on Sub Pop—that even remotely resembles a slump; in fact, it would be entirely appropriate to say that this Long Beach, California, enterprise is getting better with age.
General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm on the day of the show.