This month saw the return of our #3 artist from December and few more of my favorite artists, including a band that has never played in Atlanta until now! Check out our April list and click the link for more info. See ya at the show!
Atlanta, Tue. 4/30: Go see Pickwick at The Earl! I’m gonna keep this post short. Basic info for the show is below, but check out our #Get2ATL post from January to find out why you should go to Pickwick’s very first show in Atlanta!
Atlanta, Sun. 4/21: Go see Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at The Masquerade! The “Screaming Eagle of Soul” returns to Atlanta less than three weeks after the release of his sophomore album, Victim of Love. Representing the “Soul of America,” as seen in the documentary film premiered at SXSW in 2012, this young 60-something is proving that dreams do come true. Don’t miss this opportunity to see soul music in its purest form.
Atlanta, Sat. 4/20: Go see Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears at the Sweetwater 420 Fest! This year’s festival at Candler Park is sure to be a good time, featuring blues, rock, soul and whole lotta funk. The lineup includes George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and #6 on our February list of shows, Earphunk! But the act you can’t miss is Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears. Get on it!
Atlanta, Fri. 4/5: Go see Lake Street Dive at The Star Community Bar! I first heard Lake Street Dive last year after the release of their latest EP, Fun Machine, and immediately got hooked. Based out of Brooklyn, this four-piece jazz band are all graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, including accomplished jazz vocalist, Rachael Price. Their version of The Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” (see video) is what did it for me and I’ve been enjoying the entire EP ever since. Don’t miss this show!
Atlanta, Fri. 4/5 : Go see My Morning Jacket at Centennial Park! Attention Interwebs: Yes, My Morning Jacket is one of my top 5 active bands in the world and yes, MMJ was featured on my very first blog post. But the fact that I’ve never seen them live, is what makes this show “One Big Holiday” for me! It’s not #1 because of the venue and the insanely large crowd of casual fans, but that doesn’t mean I won’t have “Evil Urges” to be there and get it “Outta My System.” This show is part of the free Final Four Big Dance Concert Series, so expect a large, chaotic crowd, but expect to see me doing my “Victory Dance” in the front row.
“Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2” Live on Letterman…
Tickets & Such:
Centennial Park, 65 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Atlanta, Wed. & Thu. 4/3-4/4: Go see Marcus Foster and The Lone Bellow at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur! When The Lone Bellow, who made our list in December at #3, returns to our list three months later at #6, you know it’s a good month for live music in Atlanta. The Lone Bellow’s self-titled debut album is still one of the top releases of 2013 so far and if you’ve never heard London’s Marcus Foster, you will enjoy his music just the same. Unfortunately for me, I’m going to be out of town for these shows, just like I was in December. Unfortunately for you, if you don’t have tickets, you’re too late! Both shows are sold out. However, you can see a free in-store performance by The Lone Bellow at Criminal Records on Thursday at 5:00pm. Go!
“Old Birch Tree” from Marcus Foster’s album, The Nameless Path…