Happy Thursday fellow Atlantans! It’s nearly the weekend! What’s even MORE exciting?! This killer Thursday night lineup! We’ve got shows happening all over the place, from The Earl, to Smith’s Olde Bar, to Peachtree Tavern and The Drunken Unicorn, it seems like every awesome venue has a show
going on tonight! Here’s the lineup!
The A Bones @ The Earl
The A-Bones is a garage rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The New York Times described the band solely in terms of its label, calling the group “dedicated rock revivalists,” and noting “The A-Bones include Miriam Linna and Billy Miller, proprietors of Norton Records, which worships rockabilly, 1960s garage and anything having to do with that most cartoonish rock archetype: the juvenile delinquent in a leather jacket.”
Gary Ray @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Gary’s career path was etched early-on when he deliberately shunned his High School graduation ceremonies to go on tour with Edwin McCain. Gary continues to tour, logging 150 plus shows a year with a fanbase in mainly Southeast, Gary’s popularity seemingly grows instantaneously with each and every live performance. He’s toured with and/or opened for: Brantley Gilbert, Corey Smith, Lady Antebellum, Chris Cagle, and Miranda Lambert.
Hurray for the Riff Raff @ 529
Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda lee Segarra, a 25 year old Puerto Rican from the Bronx. After leaving home at an early age to travel the country, she eventually settled in New Orleans where she began to perform and record with a revolving cast of musicians. She released two records (2008’s It Don’t Mean I Don’t Love You and 2010’s Young Blood Blues) mostly consisting of delicate folk and country songs. A couple years later, Alynda and her longtime gunslinger on fiddle, Yosi Perlstein, met up with a young honky-tonk band called the Tumbleweeds, just as Alynda began to expand her musical palette to include rock n roll, pop, and soul. Look Out Mama is the result of almost two years of Alynda and the Tumbleweeds criss-crossing the USA, playing over 100 shows in small bars and clubs. The album is an exploration of classic American music as interpreted by Alynda lee Segarra.
Lori McKenna @ Eddie’s Attic
Lori McKenna is an American folk singer/songwriter. Lori’s unusual combination of professional and personal life, at least in the context of the modern music industry, is well-documented. She grew up in Massachusetts in a musical household. She eventually became a staple of the Boston folk music scene, where she became friendly with Mary Gauthier. When Gauthier picked up and left for Nashville, she brought Lori’s music to the attention of her publisher. They got her music into the hands of Faith Hill, who fell hard for Lori’s songs. Hill recorded three of them for her album Fireflies. Lori’s way of articulating the love, pain and pathos of domestic life had a huge impact on Hill, and Hill’s very public championing of Lori’s music led other artists to Lori’s songs. Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Alison Krauss, Keith Urban and LeAnn Rimes are among the many that have recorded her songs in recent years.
Octopus Nebula @ Peachtree Tavern
Colorado’s Octopus Nebula has recently opened up on the scene, impressing audiences far and wide with their new style of music that blends elements of electronic, ambient, downtemps, breakbeat, rock, acid jazz, and ethereal grooves. These musicians have come together not only to inspire the dance floor (which they do on a regular basis), but also to spread positive vibrations through music.
Thomas Rhett @ Brewhouse Music & Grill
Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr. is an American country music singer known by his stage name Thomas Rhett. Rhett co-wrote the song “I Ain’t Ready to Quit” on Jason Aldean’s 2010 album My Kinda Party and signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records’ Valory Music Group division in 2011. In early 2012, he released his debut single, “Something to Do with My Hands”, followed late in the year by “Beer with Jesus”. Rhett also co-wrote Jason Aldean’s 2013 single “1994” and Blake Shelton’s 2013 single “Boys ‘Round Here”.
araabMUZIK @ The Basement at Graveyard Tavern
With his fast rhythmic touches on the machine – while donning a New Era fitted, some might call it poetry in motion, others might say it’s suicide on an MPC, but for araabMUZIK it’s just another day on the job. Having found much success working with Dipset members Cam’Ron, Duke Da God, Hell Rell and others, he’s also shopped beats to Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Cassidy, Gucci Man, Young Dro and Fabolous. With his rapid beat making techniques, it’s easy to understand why it’s getting him on shows from state to state because it’s amazing to see. Check out our interview with araabMUZIK!
Horrible Idea @ The Drunken Unicorn
Horrible Idea is a Punk’ish band from Atlanta… or is that Post-Punk? Maybe they should be described as Post-Post-Punk in that their music is generally played in fast and irregular tempos, but with an epic metal sound, and ska riffs thrown in for good measure. Their shows are always played with intensity, charisma, and maximum silliness, no matter if there’s one person at the venue, or 300.