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

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m moving to Nashville!  But that doesn’t mean @NineLocal will not continue recommending shows in Atlanta.  I’ll be doing it myself or have someone help me, but for the month of May, there will not be individual posts for the top 9 shows.  This list, however, is the top 9 shows to see in May.  So get out there and support live music!

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

#1:  Shaky Knees Festival at Masquerade Music Park – 5/4 & 5/5

(This lineup is stacked!  Don’t miss live sets from Gary Clark Jr., Vintage Trouble and Shovels & Rope)

#2:  The Black Keys at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakedwood – 5/2

#3:  Ryan Bingham and The Wild Feathers at Center Stage – 5/18

#4:  Meshell Ndegeocello at Piedmont Park (Atlanta Jazz Festival) – 5/25

#5:  Rodriguez at Variety Playhouse – 5/11

#6:  Alan Evans Trio at Smith’s Olde Bar – 5/1

#7:  The Weeks at The Masquerade – 5/9

#8:  James Blake at The Masquerade – 5/14

#9:  Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at Terminal West – 5/24

Listen on Spotify:


@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!

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

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!

#1:  Pickwick at The Earl 4/30

#2:  Charles Bradley at The Masquerade 4/21

#3:  Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Sweetwater 420 Fest 4/20

#4:  Lake Street Dive at Star Bar 4/5

#5:  My Morning Jacket at Centennial Park 4/5

#6:  Marcus Foster and The Lone Bellow at Eddie’s Attic 4/3-4/4

#7:  Foals at The Goat Farm 4/30

#8:  Hurray for the Riff Raff with Sam Doors, Riley Downing and The Tumbleweeds at 529 4/11

#9:  Lee Baines III & the Glory Fires at The Earl 4/25

Listen on Spotify:

April Shows in Atlanta, #1: Pickwick Visits ATL for the First Time, Playing The Earl

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!

Tickets & Such:
  • $10 at the door / $12.25 online
  • Doors: 8:30pm
  • Opener: Basia Bulat
  • The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316

More from Pickwick:

April Shows in Atlanta, #2: Charles Bradley at The Masquerade

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.

“Strictly Reserved for You” from the new album…

Tickets & Such:

  • $15 at box office / $21 at ticketmaster
  • Show: 7pm / In “Hell” / All Ages
  • Opener: Paul & the Tall Trees
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Masquerade, 695 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

More from Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires:

April Shows in Atlanta, #3: Black Joe Lewis at Sweetwater 420 Fest

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!  

Tickets & Such:

  • Admission is FREE!  $150 for VIP tickets
  • Stage Time: 8pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Historic Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

More from Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears:

April Shows in Atlanta, #4: Lake Street Dive at Star Bar

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!

Tickets & Such:

  • $10 at the door / $12 online
  • Doors: 8:30pm / Show: 9:30pm
  • Lake Street Dive goes on stage at 9:30, Blake Rainey & His Demons and The Skylarks to follow.
  • Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
“Clear A Space” from the new EP…

More from Lake Street Dive: