@NineLocal is Moving, Giving Away Free Black Keys Ticket (Atlanta 5/2)

Update: As of 10/1/2013, I’m officially back in Atlanta. Nashville is amazing, but my “day job” brought me back home.

Original post:

I love Atlanta, the city of my birth, but I’ll be living in “Music City” now.  That’s right, @NineLocal is moving to Nashville. I’m excited about discovering my new favorite venues and local musicians. But don’t worry Atlanta, I will still be recommending shows for you to go see and/or I’ll be inviting friends and guest bloggers to help me keep it going. But let’s talk about that later… I have a free ticket to give away!

Who: The Black Keys with The Flaming Lips
When: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Where: Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Seat: section 101, row G (amazing seat!)
*Ticket will be emailed via Live Nation Ticket Transfer

How do you win?

1) Follow @NineLocal on Twitter

2) Share a link to this blog post on Twitter and include the following: “Wanna see @theblackkeys and @theflaminglips in Atlanta 5/2? @NineLocal has a #freeBKticket!”

I’ll be checking the feed of #freeBKticket tweets and a winner will be chosen at random before 10 AM Automatic, Thursday, May 2.  The winner must live in the Atlanta area because I want this ticket to be used!  Good luck!

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

Every month becomes more and more difficult to choose the top 9 shows in Atlanta.  But with that, comes more and more fun!  Check out our March list and click the link for more info.  See ya at the show!

#1:  Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers at Smith’s Olde Bar 3/21

#2:  alt-J at The Masquerade 3/6

#3:  Kopecky Family Band and Leagues at The Basement 3/4

#4:  The Stone Foxes at Smith’s Olde Bar 3/25

#5:  Little Tybee at The Goat Farm 3/7

#6:  Henry Wagons at The Masquerade 3/8

#7:  Mount Moriah at The Drunken Unicorn 3/9

#8:  Lotus and Moon Hooch at Terminal West 3/1-3/2

#9:  The Wild Feathers at Smith’s Olde Bar 3/6

Listen on Spotify:

March Shows in Atlanta, #1: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers at Smith’s Olde Bar

Atlanta, Thu. 3/21:  Go see Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers at Smith’s Olde Bar!  Nicki and her husband, Tim, are quite busy, touring and recording with the Gramblers as well as their other San Francisco rock band, Brokedown in Bakersfield.  They also recorded Duets as “Tim & Nicki Bluhm” in 2011.  Described as “rocking country soul with a tinge of vintage,” Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers are as good as it gets.  I can’t wait to see them live!  

Recorded live at Rickshaw Shop on 6/5/12, “Burnt” from her debut album, Toby’s Song

Tickets & Such:

  • $15 adv / $17.25 online
  • Doors: 8pm / Upstairs
  • Opener: You Me & Apollo
  • Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Get there early for You Me & Apollo…

More from Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers:

March Shows in Atlanta, #2: alt-J at The Masquerade

Atlanta, Wed. 3/6:  Go see alt-J at The Masquerade!  alt-J sounds a lot like… uh… alt-J.  I can’t say I’ve ever heard anything like it.  Already popular in the U.K. for a few years, this indie rock band from Leeds, England released An Awesome Wave in the U.S. last September and have been on fire ever since.  Their current tour of the U.S. includes stops at SXSW, Coachella and Bonnaroo.  The good news for those of us that missed out on March 6th tickets is that they’ve already booked a headlining show at The Tabernacle in Atlanta (9/23)!  Oh… and if you go buy the LP or CD at Criminal Records in Little Five Points, you’ll receive a free ticket to alt-J’s in-store performance.  They play inside the store at 6pm, just before the Masquerade show (info).  Go!  

Tickets & Such:

  • This show is SOLD OUT!
  • Doors: 8pm / Show: 9:30pm / in “Heaven”
  • Opener: Hundred Waters
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Masquerade, 695 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

More from alt-J:

March Shows in Atlanta, #3: Kopecky Family Band and Leagues at The Basement

Atlanta, Mon. 3/4:  Go see Kopecky Family Band and Leagues at The Basement!  Located under Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta Village, this venue will be packed for 2 great Nashville bands.  Kopecky Family Band released Kids Raising Kids last year and Leagues’ debut album, You Belong Here, is and will be one of the top albums of this year!  Kudos to Bowe, Inc. of Atlanta for continuing to book great shows.

“Heartbeat” from KFB’s latest album…

Tickets & Such:

  • $10-$12 / online
  • Doors: 8pm / Show: 8:30pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

“Spotlight” from Leagues’ new album…

More from Kopecky Family Band:

More from Leagues:

March Shows in Atlanta, #4: The Stone Foxes at Smith’s Olde Bar

Atlanta, Mon. 3/25:  Go see The Stone Foxes at Smith’s Olde Bar!  I first heard this San Francisco band when they released a single of “I’m a King Bee” in 2011.  Their version of this classic Slim Harpo song (see video) is enough to make me buy a ticket, but their third studio album, Small Fires, is just as good.  And Smith’s Olde Bar is the perfect venue for blues rock!

Tickets & Such:

  • Win a pair of tickets from Atlanta Music Guide!
  • $8 adv / $9.90 online / $10 at the door
  • Doors: 8pm / Upstairs
  • Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE  Atlanta, GA 30324

More from The Stone Foxes:

March Shows in Atlanta, #5: Little Tybee at The Goat Farm

Atlanta, Thu. 3/7:  Go see Little Tybee at The Goat Farm Arts Center!  One of my favorite Atlanta-based indie rock bands will be celebrating the release of their upcoming album.  For Distant Viewing, due April 9th, will be their third studio album and I can’t wait to hear it.  Get to the show early to hear Nashville’s Colorfeels and enjoy some delicious treats from the Good Food Truck.

“Hearing Blue” is a track from their debut album, but this updated version will be on the new album…

Tickets & Such:

  • $9.27 online / $10 at the door
  • Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:30pm / Goodson Yard
  • Opener: Colorfeels
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St, Atlanta, GA 30318

More from Little Tybee: