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.
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).
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!
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.”
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 😉
**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…