What’s Up Thursday 12/11

If you’re looking for some excitement this week, keep reading to check out all of the music happenings in Atlanta tonight!

Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at The Fox Theater

Let Atlanta Ballet transport you and your family into a magical world of dancing dolls, mischievous mice, and sparkling snowflakes with the time-honored classic, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker. This larger than life production has become a staple of the Atlanta holiday season, leaving audiences of all ages smiling from ear to ear. Add it to your family tradition this year!

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker

Tickets are $15-$89. Show stars at 7:30pm.


Patterson Hood at Eddie’s Attic

A Festival of Teeth – The making of Heat Lightning: He had GarageBand on his computer so he decided to record a rough sketch of the album in his office, off from his kitchen at his house. The new songs nearly sequenced themselves into a near narrative and he started passing out his GarageBand demos to various friends and relations and received near unanimous positive feedback from it. In the end, he thinks he made the most intimate and personal record of his career and he’s extremely proud of how it all turned out. He has put together a really good band, The Downtown Rumblers, to go out tour behind it and he’s really looking forward to taking this show on the road.

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.


Rapturous Grief & Tiger! Tiger! w/ Brawful at The EARL

BENEFIT FOR CASA FOR CHILDREN – CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.–All donations will go directly to CASA to ensure the children’s needs are met. To volunteer you can visit WWW.casaforchildren.org

Tickets are $7. Doors open at 9pm.


The Black Keys at Phillips Arena

It’s too facile to call the Black Keys counterparts of the White Stripes: they share several surface similarities — their names are color-coded, they hail from the Midwest, they’re guitar-and-drum blues-rock duos — but the Black Keys are their own distinct thing, a tougher, rougher rock band with a purist streak that never surfaces in the Stripes. But that’s not to say that the Black Keys are blues traditionalists: even on their 2002 debut, The Big Come Up, they covered the Beatles’ psychedelic classic “She Said She Said,” indicating a fascination with sound and texture that would later take hold on such latter-day albums as 2008’s Attack & Release, where guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney teamed up with sonic architect Danger Mouse. In between those two records, the duo established the Black Keys as a rock & roll band with a brutal, primal force, and songwriters of considerable depth.

Tickets are $43.70-$89.05. Show starts at 8pm.

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Floating Action / White Violet w/ Special Guests at 529

Seth Kauffman knows the galvanizing power of Black Mountain. There in his small studio, tucked away in the shadow of Mount Mitchell, he strives to conjure the aural magic that recording gurus have followed around the planet; spiritual moments of song that reach deep into the listener’s psyche. Such as the sound of untrained human voices locking together in unique harmony. Flashes that elicit a feeling akin to the fervor millions of adolescents experienced the first time they heard the woolly opening riff to “Satisfaction.”

Tickets are $7. Doors open at 9pm.



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