Weekend Picks 12/5-12/7

The first weekend in December is fully loaded with concerts! Check out which show or shows you can attend below and have a great weekend!

Friday, December 5th

Rock By The Sea Presents: Tim Brantely and JD Eicher w/ The Georgia Flood, Jordan Grassi with Joe Stevenson and Charlie Oxford at Vinyl
Many artists struggle to establish their musical identity, laboriously trying on different musical styles like a piece of clothing, looking to find what fits. But there are others that emerge fully formed, in full command of their craft, their identity and their music. Tim Brantley fits firmly in the latter category. A Georgia boy who grew up in Loganville, near Decatur, Brantley played piano as a child, but didn’t take music seriously until he was in his early 20’s. Almost immediately, he formed a three-piece band and began playing local coffee shops and bars, going through what he calls, “the typical post-high school lifestyle.”
Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 on the day of the show. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 7pm.


Hoodie Allen at The Tabernacle

Putting a bit more pop into the pop-rap of folks like Asher Roth and Sam Adams, rapper Hoodie Allen went from Internet favorite to charting artist with the release of his 2012 EP All American. Born Steven Markowitz and raised on Long Island, Hoodie was frat-rap from the beginning, having met producer RJF during an Alpha Epsilon Pi-hosted party at the University of Pennsylvania. The two would release the street albums Bagels & Beats and Making Waves and win MTV’s Best Music on Campus Award in 2009, but his big hit came with the 2010 track “You Are Not a Robot,” which sampled Marina and the Diamonds’ hit “I Am Not a Robot” and landed on his popular mixtape Pep Rally.

Tickets are $34.50. Doors open at 7pm.

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Howie Day at Eddie’s Attic

Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic,
heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into
fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the
road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.

General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $26 at the door. Table seats are $25 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 6:30pm.


Nashville Pussy w/ Valient Thorr & Against the Grain at The EARL

There are few bands that embody the phrase “sex, drugs & rock ‘n’ roll” as well as the Grammy Nominated American hard rock act Nashville Pussy. Blaine Cartwright is the Bon Scott of his generation with his ‘nursery rhymes for prisoners’ style of lyrics. Wife Ruyter Suys is the Angus Young of women. Together they create 100 proof No holds barred, no apology rock n roll.

Tickets are $15. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm. Doors open at 9pm.


Old Testament w/ The Shine Brothers at 529

Los Angeles based outfit Old Testament is helmed by Jason Simon (guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for Dead Meadow) and is intended to be an on-going project to add to his work with Dead Meadow.On the group’s debut album, Old Testament have tapped into a strain of psychedelic imbued Americana. Droning backwoods ballads and haunting blues are possessed of warbling guitars, harmonium, singing drums, blown out harmonica, and Simon’s distinctive vocal styling. It’s a musical stretch of dusty highway that resides somewhere between Fred Neil’s Raga inspired improvisations and Robert Johnson’s haunted Mississippi Delta. 

Tickets are $8. Online and phone sales close at 6pm. Doors open at 8pm.


Saturday, December 6th

Lucas Mire CD Release at Eddie’s Attic

Contemporary troubadour Lucas Miré returns to the Attic with his fourth album ‘Heyday.’ Produced in 16 days by Nate Borofsky (Girlyman, Django Jones), ‘Heyday’ finds Miré eschewing the folkie leanings of his first records for an electro-pop sound. This will be an all-acoustic show, showcasing the songs as they were originally written, stripped down on acoustic guitar — with perhaps a few surprises.

General admission tickets are $12 in advance, $16 at the door. Table seats are $15 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 6pm.


Weezer at The Tabernacle

As one of the most popular groups to emerge in the post-grunge alternative rock aftermath, Weezer received equal amounts of criticism and praise for their hook-heavy guitar pop. Drawing from the heavy power pop of arena rockers like Cheap Trick and the angular guitar leads of the Pixies, Weezer leavened their melodies with doses of ’70s metal learned from bands like Kiss. What truly set the band apart, though, was their geekiness. None of the members of Weezer, especially leader Rivers Cuomo, were conventional rockers: they were kids who holed up in their garage, playing along with their favorite records when they weren’t studying or watching TV.

Tickets are $69.50. Doors open at 8pm.

**This show is SOLD OUT!**

Anthony Hamilton at The Fox Theater

The Grammy Award winner’s arresting voice—a favorite staple on the scene since 2003—recently provided the perfect accompaniment to Jill Scott’s earthy vocals on the captivating duet “So in Love.” Their dynamic pairing also set a record: 18 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart, tying with Maxwell for the most consecutive weeks atop the tally. The single, in turn, helped propel Scott’s album, The Light of the Sun, to a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Now on the heels of that smash hit, Hamilton is igniting even more buzz.

Tickets are $50-$125. Show starts at 8pm.


Mr Gnome at The Drunken Unicorn

Forging beauty out of chaos with their explosive fusing of widescreen concepts and surreal psychedelia since their inception, singer/guitarist Nicole Barille, and drummer/pianist Sam Meister return with the duo hitting an undeniably new energetic peak. Layered vocals, searing guitars, and driving rhythms transport the listener into another world — or, quite literally into The Heart of a Dark Star or the “belly of the beast” as they say — which comes in and out of focus but never loses its cinematic eye. In other words, mr. Gnome is still very much operating in their conceptual wheelhouse, but this time their approach is leaner and the gut punches are swift.

Tickets are $10. Doors open at 9pm.


Sunday, December 6th

Greyhounds at The EARL

As Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top. Anthony brings that LA thing and I bring the East Texas thing.” Ardent Music, the independent record label based out of legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, expects to build on the fanbase the band has developed both on the road and as a staple of the Austin music scene. Label director Reed Turchi says, “We committed to three albums not only because we believe in these guys, not only because they’re great musicians and songwriters, but because they’ve been incredibly prolific.

Tickets are $8. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 8pm.


Ben Watt at Eddie’s Attic

After twenty years with Tracey Thorn in the best-selling alternative duo Everything But The Girl, and ten as as international DJ and label boss of acclaimed electronic label Buzzin’ Fly, this year saw Ben Watt return to his earliest folk-jazz roots with his first solo album for thirty-one years. Entitled ‘Hendra’, it follows his 1983 cult classic ‘North Marine Drive’, and claimed the award for ‘Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album’ at the recent AIM (Association of Independent Music) Awards 2014 in London fending off albums by Anna Calvi and Blood Orange. Decorated with an array of four and five-star reviews on release, it features collaborations with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and producer Ewan Pearson.

General admission tickets are $22 in advance, $27 at the door. Table seats are $27.50 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm on the day of the show. Show starts at 8:30pm.


Misfits at The Masquerade

From hell they came… 30 years ago in a small town in New Jersey called Lodi. It was there, at the dawn of the punk movement in April 1977, when the Misfits were born. Taking for their name the title of Marilyn Monroe’s final movie, they set out to make an impression. They wound up making history and creating a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. Today, boasting a massive catalog of music old and new, a new lineup and an influence felt around the world, the Misfits are generating more interest than ever before.

Tickets are $20. Doors open at 7pm.

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Circa Survive at Center Stage

Circa Survive, the progressive 5-piece rock band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania self-produced their fourth album Violent Waves at Studio 4 in suburban Philadelphia. For the release, the band developed a new method of self-releasing their records, having previously recorded for Equal Vision and Atlantic Records and sold a half-million albums in the process. Circa Survive has always prided themselves on the extraordinary relationship they have with their fans – this new release model allows them to push the self-release paradigm one step further.

Tickets are $19 in advance, $24 day of show. Doors open at 7:30pm.

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