December Shows in Atlanta, #7: Justin Townes Earle and John McCauley at Atlantic Station

Atlanta, Sat. 12/1:  As part of this year’s Winter Wonder Jam, go see Justin Townes Earle and John McCauley at Atlantic Station!  Earle, who was just named to Paste Magazine’s “Best Live Acts of 2012” list, returns to Atlanta to play songs from his latest album, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now.  Make sure you get there early for John McCauley (Deer Tick, Middle Brother, Diamong Rugs) and a 3-piece set from Seven Handle Circus.

Tickets & Such:

  • $12 online / $15 at the door
  • Doors: 5:30pm / Show: 6:30pm
  • Openers: John McCauley, Seven Handle Circus
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Atlantic Station Central Park, 18th St NW & E. District Ave, Atlanta, GA 30363

I can’t think of a better way to welcome the spirit of the season than hearing “Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant” by John McCauley.  “Feliz Navidad and all that…”

Remember that #8 show you should go see?  Earle also produced Wanda Jackson’s latest album and sang along with her on “Am I Even a Memory?”  Enjoy…

More from Justin Townes Earle:


December Shows in Atlanta, #8: Wanda Jackson and Jonny Fritz at Terminal West

Atlanta, Thu. 12/6:  Go see Wanda Jackson and Jonny Fritz at Terminal West.  After seeing the “Queen of Rock N Roll” at The Loft in 2011, I gotta say… she’s still got it! Her 31st studio album, Unfinished Business, was released in October but my favorite jam is still her cover of Bob Dylan’s “Thunder on the Mountain” as heard on 2011’s The Party Ain’t Over (Third Man Records).

Tickets & Such:

  • $17 at box office / $20.80 online
  • Doors: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm
  • Opener: Jonny Fritz
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Terminal West, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

I was lucky to see Jonny Fritz (formerly known as Jonny Corndawg) while traveling through Iowa in 2011.  He is the real deal.  He is DAD COUNTRY.  Enjoy “Shaved Like a Razor” from SXSW…

More from Wanda Jackson:

More from Jonny Fritz:

December Shows in Atlanta, #9: Fly Golden Eagle at The Masquerade

Atlanta, Thu. 12/13:  Go see Fly Golden Eagle at The Masquearade!  This Nashville “psych-funk” rock band opened for Alabama Shakes at Masquerade Music Park in September and they’re back for a headlining show at the same venue.  Just like their Facebook page says, “their songs are meant to be titillating, multilateral, and other fun, vintage buzz words.”  Pick a track (any track) from their latest album, Swagger, and try to tell me this won’t be a titillating show!

Tickets & Such:

  • $8 at box office / $10.70 online
  • All Ages / Doors: 7:30pm / In “Purgatory”
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Openers: James Wallace & the Naked Light, Flannel Church
  • The Masquerade, 695 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

More from Fly Golden Eagle:

November Shows in Atlanta, #1-9 (with a Spotify Playlist)

November is here and the countdown of the top 9 live music shows to see in Atlanta is over.  For more information on each event, click the link below.  See ya at the show!

#1: The Quiet Hounds at The Goat Farm 11/17

#2:  Of Monsters and Men at The Tabernacle 11/29

#3:  Ray Lamontagne at Cobb Energy Centre 11/28

#4:  Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit + The Whigs at Buckhead Theatre 11/23

#5:  J.D. McPherson at The Earl 11/8

#6:  Pokey LaFarge and South City Three at The Five Spot 11/18

#7:  The Features and He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister at Terminal West 11/1

#8:  Dr. Dog at The Masquerade 11/16

#9:  Nathan Angelo at Smith’s Olde Bar 11/16

Listen on Spotify:

November Shows in Atlanta, #1: Quiet Hounds at The Goat Farm Arts Center

Atlanta, Sat. 11/17:  At #1, Go see Quiet Hounds at The Goat Farm Arts Center!  I just want to boldly say that the most underrated band that I’ve discovered this year is a new local favorite… Quiet Hounds.  This show at the beautiful Goat Farm (west of Midtown) will feature the band’s “Ode to Lost Souls.”  As stated in the description of the “Beacon Sun” video below, “…our curious gentlemen traveled to Andersonville to pay respect to those who suffered, and played songs to the lost souls who left this world wronged… in an attempt to set things right, to send these souls home… So our heroes know their journey was not all for loss.”

Tickets & Such:

  • $15 / online
  • Show: 8:00pm / GoodsonYard Performance Hall
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Goat Farm, 1200 Foster St, Atlanta, GA 30318

Here’s the video for “I Get Up” from their debut album, Megaphona, filmed at Ponce City Market in Atlanta…

See you at the show!

More from Quiet Hounds:

November Shows in Atlanta, #2: Of Monsters And Men at The Tabernacle

Atlanta, Thu. 11/29:  Go see Of Monsters And Men at The Tabernacle!  As much as I try to keep up with the music scene in Atlanta, somehow I found out about this show AFTER it was already SOLD OUT!  This is another example of why I started this blog.  Regardless, this is a show that should not be missed.  This seven-piece band from Iceland will probably not visit Atlanta every year, so if you have an extra ticket (or two), let me know 😉

Tickets & Such:

  • Show: 8:00pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Openers: Soley, Elle King
  • The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

More from Of Monsters And Men:

“Little Talks” reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart…

Another good one, “Mountain Sound” live…

November Shows in Atlanta, #3: Ray Lamontagne at Cobb Energy Centre

**UPDATE** 11/28: Due to physical illness, Ray has postponed this show until Thursday, December 6th.

Atlanta, Wed. 11/28 Thu. 12/6:  Go see “An Acoustic Evening with Ray Lamontagne” at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre!  “Meg White,” “let it be me…” because “you are the best thing” and I could “hold you in my arms.” But I ain’t your “repo man.”  Need I say more?  I’ll let Ray say it…

Tickets & Such:

  • $30.50 – $75 -> online
  • Show: 8:00pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

More from Ray Lamontagne: