It’s Wednesday, but fear not fellow Atlantans! We’ve got more than a few awesome shows tonight to help get over the hump. Think of it as your glass half full.
Yellow Ostrich w/ Pattern is Movement @ the EARL
The follow-up to Yellow Ostrich’s 2012 EP Ghost, Cosmos captures that uneasy tension by merging raw guitar riffs, lush atmospherics, brain-bending electro effects, sweetly ethereal harmonies, and earnest but unsettling lyrics. Engineered by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Sparklehorse) and mixed by Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.), the album saw its inception when Schaaf sketched out skeletal versions of his songs, then brought them to Tapper to begin fleshing out beats and arrangements.
Doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets are $10. Online and phone sales close at 6pm.
NRBQ w/ The Rainmen @ Smith’s Olde Bar
NRBQ’s 2011 studio album, Keep This Love Goin’, and the 2012 live CD, We Travel the Spaceways, radiate the one-and-only NRBQ spirit and magic—great musicianship, emotion, fearlessness, and fun. “Ability to groove like no other band on the planet,” says popmatters.com. “Fans will find spontaneity, humor, breadth, and musical know-how…” says No Depression. “Music no one can make anymore.” says the Detroit Metro-Times. And live? “Their willingness to step way out on a limb has always been one of NRBQ’s most endearing qualities, and in the contemporary world of pre-packaged, cookie-cutter pop stars, it’s sure great to have them back,” said the Albany Times-Union.
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $15 day of show. Online and phone sales end at 2pm.
Jonathan Richman ft. Tommy Larkins on drums @ The Goat Farm
Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions. He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring. His deceptively straightforward songs embody timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor, untainted by cynicism or transient notions of hipness.
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $15. Online and phone sales close at 4pm.
Bart Crow and Ruston Kelly @ Eddie’s Attic
With Dandelion under his belt, Bart Crow is ready to take the music on the road, to old and new fans alike. At this point, he hits the road a deeper, more seasoned artist, one who can capture the truth of life’s complexities and deliver it compellingly. Also, check out our exclusive interview with Bart here.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $12 at the door. Table seats are $10 in advance and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Online and phone sales close at 5pm.
DARK SiSTER, Speakerfoxxx, Hosted by the ATL Twins w/ Gezan (Tokyo Japan) and Blunt Fang @ 529
Memphis goth rappers DARK SiSTER bring their witch-house influenced beats to 529 with special guests Speakerfoxxx who will DJ after the show plus performances by Gezan from Tokyo Japan, Blunt Fang and hosted by the infamous ATL Twins.
Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $10. Online and phone sales end at 6pm.
Planetrawk w/ Shinobi Ninja @ Smith’s Olde Bar
PlanetRAWK is an American alternative electronic rock band based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The band was started by alternative indie artist, Charlie Ahanotu (ex-front man of StereoTALK). In 2010 Charlie began working on solo material, which is described as “Alternative Dirty South Rock Fusion”. He incorporated the use of futuristic synth and modern rock to create an aggressive blend of alternative hip hop.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $8. Online and phone sales close at 2pm.