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

February is the shortest month of the year, but there certainly isn’t a shortage of live music to see.   Take a look at this month’s top 9 and click the link for more info.  See ya at the show!

#1:  Eric Lindell & the Sunliners at Vinyl 2/21

#2:  Josh Garrels & “The Sea In Between” at Center Stage (Concert + Film) 2/22

#3:  The Maccabees at The Masquerade 2/19

#4:  Good Old War and Bronze Radio Return at Vinyl 2/22

#5:  Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang at Cobb Energy Centre 2/19

#6:  Earphunk and Brownout at The Masquerade 2/14

#7:  Goodnight, Texas at Eddie’s Attic 2/13

#8:  Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Vinyl 2/14

#9:  Thomas Wynn & the Believers at Darwin’s 2/15

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February Shows in Atlanta, #1: Eric Lindell and the Sunliners at Vinyl

Atlanta, Thu. 2/21:  Go see Eric Lindell & the Sunliners at Vinyl!  Very few artists write, sing and play exactly how I want them to.  Eric Lindell is one of them.  Whether it’s the blues, soul or roots rock, Eric’s music has been touching my soul since I first heard Low On Cash, Rich In Love in 2008.  After recording his first album in 1996, this New Orleans blues musician has toured extensively and somehow been able to record a new album or EP every two years or so.  When I book my first music festival, Eric Lindell WILL be on the line-up 🙂

“That’s Why I’m Crying” from West County Drifter

Tickets & Such:

  • $15 adv at box office / $19.25 online / $20 day of show
  • Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
  • Opener: Anthony Crane
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Vinyl, 1374 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

“Baby, where you going so fast. Girl, let’s make a good thing last. Ease your worried, weary mind and put your troubles all behind you…” from Low On Cash, Rich In Love

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February Shows in Atlanta, #2: Josh Garrels at Center Stage (feat. The Sea In Between, a Film by Mason Jar Music)

Atlanta, Fri. 2/22:  Go see Josh Garrels at Center Stage!  I was heartbroken last June when I had to be out-of-town during Josh’s sold out concert in Dawsonville, GA.  I couldn’t be more excited to see him playing live in our city.  His music, inspired by his faith, has a message of love, hope and freedom that continues to inspire compassion in me every time I hear it.  With powerful lyrics and a unique voice on every album and EP, his blend of folk and hip hop finds a way to speak to my soul.  

The concert will open with the Mason Jar Music film, The Sea in Between.  This documentary explores Josh’s “hand-built career, the creative process, and the challenges and rewards of being an artist in the 21st century.”  Following the film, a 10-piece Mason Jar Music ensemble will join Josh on stage for the show.  Be there!

Tickets & Such:

  • $20 at box office / $29 online
  • Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

“Slip Away” from Love & War & The Sea In Between

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February Shows in Atlanta, #3: The Maccabees at The Masquerade

Atlanta, Tue. 2/19:  Go see The Maccabees at The Masquerade!  I just discovered this English rock band from Brighton when The Masquerade added the show to their calendar.  Apparently, they played in “Hell” back in September, but no one told me about it ;).  This time, they play in “Purgatory” and if it sounds as good live as it does on the three albums I’ve sampled, this will be a good show.

“Ayla” from their latest album, Given to the Wind 

Tickets & Such:

  • $14 adv / $16 at the door / $19.40+ online
  • Show: 8pm / In “Purgatory”
  • Openers: Reputante, Gambles
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Masquerade, 695 North Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308

More from The Maccabees:

February Shows in Atlanta, #4: Good Old War and Bronze Radio Return at Vinyl

Atlanta, Fri. 2/22:  Go see Good Old War and Bronze Radio Return at Vinyl!  For the 2nd time, Hartford’s Bronze Radio Return makes our monthly list of top 9 shows (4th in October).  This time they’re opening for Good Old War, an equally talented folk band from Philadelphia.

“My Own Sinking Ship” from Good Old War’s self-titled sophomore album…

Tickets & Such:

  • $12 at the door / $13 online
  • Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Vinyl, 1374 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Last year, Bronze Radio Return played an acoustic set at Sixthman offices in Atlanta.  “Further On” is their new single…

Fun Fact:  Bronze Radio Return frontman, Chris Henderson, grew up listening to “delta blues and jazz standards… American folk and country twang” on an old bronze radio in his father’s art studio.  He told The Huffington Post they “wanted to pay a certain homage to these styles with the music [they] would make together…the return of the bronze radio.”

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February Shows in Atlanta, #5: Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang at Cobb Energy Centre

Atlanta, Tue. 2/19:  Go see Buddy Guy at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre!  Buddy needs no introduction…  At 76-years-young, he’s still got it and Cobb Energy Centre is the perfect venue to see him live. He’ll be joined by the talented Jonny Lang.

“Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues”

Tickets & Such:

  • $49.75 & up online (This show is almost sold out!)
  • Show: 8pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, GA 30339

More from Buddy Guy:

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February Shows in Atlanta, #6: Earphunk and Brownout at The Masquerade

Atlanta, Thu. 2/14:  Go see EarPhunk and Brownout at The Masquerade!  New Orleans funk!  Austin funk!  Funk!  If you don’t like to get funky, we probably can’t be friends.  But since all of you like to get funky, this is the show to do it.  Watch and see why…

Tickets & Such:

  • $10 at box office / $15.35 online
  • Show: 8pm / In “Purgatory”
  • Opener: Bird City Revolutionaries
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Masquerade, 695 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

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