AMG Weekend Picks! Stereomonster, Nathan Angelo, Quiet Hounds,Trey Songz, Madonna and more!

By: Shelby Lum

The weekend is almost here, and much needed! It’s the calm before the storm for many families, so take advantage of this leisurely weekend and pop into a show or two! Soon we’ll be drowning in turkey and up to our elbows in pumpkin pie! I’m exhausted already!

Friday, November 16th-Jen Foster and Antigone Rising at Eddie’s Attic

As an award winning pop singer/songwriter, Jen Foster has created quite a following and has also been featured on MTV’s The Hills.  She recently released “You Stayed” which is a tribute to her fans.  Antigone Rising, the female rock band, will be joining Foster at Eddie’s Attic this weekend.

Friday, November 16th-Stereomonster with the FountNHead at The EARL

Stereomonster is another fusion of sorts. Made up of four Georgia natives, they are part rap, part guitar, and part slappy bass. They pull inspiration from everywhere, and then mesh it into their own sound. Joining them at The EARL is The FountNHead, an alternative hip-hop group also from Atlanta.

Friday, November 16th-Nathan Angelo at Smith’s Olde Bar

A commercial spin on soul-infused pop, Nathan’s latest project Follow Your Heart (2011) emerges as his strongest work to date. Laced with both whimsy and candor, songs like “Love Is On the Line,” “Make Up Your Mind,” “Forgetting You” and “Hurt Me” treat the intricacies and frustrations of youth and relationships with due weight yet have a playfulness that lightens the situation.

Friday, November 16th-Debris feat. Sonny Ortiz of Widespread Panic at Peachtree Tavern

Playing selections of originals and choice cover tunes. Band members are seasoned musicians from the Athens area with sauce.

Friday, November 16th-Stevens Layne w/ Young America & Gasoline Bros at Vinyl

Stevens packed her bags and moved to Nashville in 2010 to pursue her dreams where she soon met Whitney Layne and the two began writing and singing at local venues in Nashville.

Saturday, November 17th-Trey Songz at The Fox Theatre

The famous R&B singer will be at the Fox Theatre this Saturday. Coming off a BET Award nomination, Trey Songz will be touring for his newest album, Chapter V. Don’t miss this unique show under the starry Fox Theatre sky.

Saturday, November 17th-Saving the Fox CD Release at Vinyl

Self-described as an energetic blend of Alternative Rock and Post Pop-Punk, SAVING THE FOX is releasing their freshmen debut on their independent label Ursula Major Music. “Our music definitely has that late 90’s alt rock influence. We wanted to capture excitement and intensity within our songs, so keeping things foundational and tight was important. .

Saturday, November 17th-Quiet Hounds at the Goat Farm

Quiet Hounds, the Canadian indie rockers, released their album An Ode to Lost Souls.  Their newest album is sweet sounding melodies match the small, semi-quirky band.  The eccentric band wears animal masks in their videos and has made that mask part of their performance and repertoire.  Everything just screams simplicity (other than the masks), and the unique band takes a new spin on indie rock and folk music.

Saturday, November 17th-Fly South Music Festival at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

This southern rock music festival boasts five bands including Mathis Brothers, the Josh Graff Band, Lingo, Flannel Church, and St. Francis.  The festival begins mid-afternoon, and goes well into the night for your money’s worth of music.

Saturday, November 17th-Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Smiths Olde Bar

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band out of New Orleans, is a veteran of the music industry after having celebrated their 35th anniversary.  They have kept up the classic New Orleans jazz while also modernizing it, and even including a Rihanna cover in one of their albums.  They have been loved by everyone including the jam band lovers at Bonnaroo and devoted jazz enthusiasts alike.

Saturday, November 17th- Cypress Hill at the Tabernacle

Know for Insane in the Brain and Lowrider, these guys are sure to get the fun started!

Saturday, November 17th- Graham Colton at Eddie’s Attic

His latest album, Pacific Coast Eyes, the follow up to 2008’s Here Right Now, hits right in the pocket of what Graham does best: write lyrics about universal themes of love and loss, and everything between in a way that uniquely ties himself to the listener; and most importantly, enables them to feel as though they are hearing the story of their own lives through Graham’s music.

Saturday, November 17th- Madonna at Philips Arena

Tickets are pricey, but this queen of pop is a must see! Enjoy all of her old hits and newer ones! She certainly still has it!

Sunday, November 18th-Stevie Monce’s Live CD Recording at Eddie’s Attic

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to go to and participate in a live CD recording with Stevie Monce this Sunday.  The Atlanta native has come back to his home to do the recording, and even more you can buy food and drinks while you listen.  The southern country rock artist has a unique voice to distinguish himself from the masses, and this recording is one you won’t want to miss out on.

Sunday, November 18th- Rosie Flores and Marti Brom at Smiths Olde Bar

For over two decades, Rosie Flores has been touring the country and making a name for herself.  She has been featured on Conon O’Brien as well as SNL.  The singer has also won the LA Weekly Music Award for Best Rockability Swing Artist.  With her amount of expertise, her performance at Smiths Olde Bar will be near perfection.

Sunday, November 18th- Yeasayer at Tabernacle

This fun Indie band had to cancel a few shows , but now they’re back and we’re ready to dance to their fun jams!


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