The sun has returned, and brought with it a handful of great events going on this evening.
Austin Mahone @ the Tabernacle
At just 17 years old, singer/songwriter Austin Mahone is making his mark. He kicked off the year with an MTV VMA win for “Artist to Watch” and MTV EMA awards for, “Best Push Artist,” and “Artist on the Rise”. Mahone’s first ever headlining tour, “MTV’s Artist to Watch Tour” will stop at the Tabernacle tonight, after being rescheduled from October. Teenage girls of Atlanta will finally rest easy tonight.
Doors @ 6 p.m. Tickets: $42
Courier/Melodime @ Vinyl
Also featuring Gin House
Courier, an alternative-rock band from Austin, Texas, creates rich, inspiring soundscapes with their ascending harmonies and radiant guitars. Melodime is a rock band that grew up performing music in the hayloft of their horse farm in Northern Virginia. Their sound is heavily influenced by an appreciation for the past, while keeping it rootsy, catchy, and original.
Doors @ 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 Online and phone sales close @ 4 p.m.
Nuala Kennedy @ Eddie’s Attic
Currently touring “Noble Stranger”, her third solo release on Nashville’s Compass Records Label, Nuala Kennedy is an Irish singer and flute player with hauntingly beautiful vocals, adventurous instrumentation, and an imaginative mix of influences. Kennedy’s singing and flute playing springs from the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, and from the fathomless realms of her own imagination. A consummate performer with a buoyant personality, her music has been described as unique, evocative, and soul-satisfying.
Doors @ 6:30 p.m. Tickets: GA $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Table seats are $18.75 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close @ 5 p.m.
Jim Avett @ Eddie’s Attic
After 35 years of running his welding company and being a family man, Jim retired from welding, and returned to music, recording Jim Avett and Family, a collection of gospel music, with his children, Bonnie, Scott and Seth in 2008. One comes away from a Jim Avett performance with the feeling that this is an honest man sharing his life and his love of music. It’s like spending the evening on the front porch singing and talking with a good friend.
Show starts @ 9:30 p.m. Tickets: GA $10 in advance or $14 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close @ 5 p.m.
Race @ Southwest Arts Center
Two high-profile lawyers—one black, one white—are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of an African American woman, when a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. They quickly find themselves embroiled in a complex case where blatant prejudice is as disturbing as the evidence at hand. Race by David Mamet, is directed by John Dillon, and will be running a the Southwest Arts Center until March 23rd.
Doors @ 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 Online and phone sales close @ 4 p.m.
Scotty @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Inspired by the perseverance of his single mother, the hard-working, the humble, and the accomplished, Scotty has the right mix of the makings for greatness. His musical inspirations include names such as Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky, Cyhi, Rittz, and a gentlemen he hopes to soon hop on a collaboration with Big KRIT. Scotty’s music is directed to each and any person who can relate, this is why it is evident he is destined to be come a household name, legendary and a movement all his own.
Doors@ 9 p.m. Tickets: $12 Online and phone sales close @ 2 p.m.
Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy w/Bloodkin @ The EARL
Shonna Tucker grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, listening to the same salty-sweet mix of soul and country that made up the Arthur Alexander and James Carr singles recorded there decades before. She played bass in the Shoals scene from her high-school years until starting an eight-year stint as bassist and singer for the Drive-By Truckers. Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy’s debut album, “A Tell All”, features ten songs about love and jealously, nights spent on the road and nights spent in the kitchen, the things men do to women and women do for men.
Doors @ 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Online and phone sales close @ 6 p.m.
Spirits and the Melchizedek Children @ 529
Also appearing: Nest Egg
Forged in late summer nights surrounding a dying bonfire at Camp 1538, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children began as Jason Elliott’s acoustic rambling. SATMC has since grown to include keyboardist Chris Case (Samadha, Adron, Little Tybee), drummer Bryan Fielden (San Agustin, Oryx and Crake), guitarist Andrew Burnes (San Agustin), bassist Joe McNeill and the newest addition of guitarist Ryan Odom (Iron Jayne, Damon Moon). The band will be releasing a new album entitled So Happy, It’s Sad March 4, 2014. Unapologetically unexpected and comfortingly familiar, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children’s tangibly ambient appeal continues to provide the soundtrack to lost summers, new loves, and the hopeful yearning of beginning again.
Doors @ 9 p.m. Tickets: $7 p.m. Online and phone sales close @ 6 p.m.