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

It’s that time of year again… the month of lists! With everyone making 2013 lists for top album, song, video, etc., I thought it would be a good time to bring back the top Nine Local shows to see this month in Atlanta. Several bands local to Atlanta and Athens are on the list, including repeat appearances on Nine Local by Quiet Hounds, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, Gringo Star, Turf War and Futurebirds. See the complete list below and go support live music!

#1:  Brazos at 529 with Ski Lodge and  Minor Miracles – 12/13 | 9PM | $8 – Get Tickets

With so many repeats making the list this month, I decided to go with some recent discoveries at the #1 spot. Listen to “How the Ranks was Won” from Brazos’ latest album, Saltwater, and “Just to be like You” from Ski Lodge’s debut album, Big Heart. Good sounds coming out of New York!

#2: Jason Isbell at Buckhead Theatre with St. Paul & the Broken Bones – 12/6 | 9PM – SOLD OUT

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit made our list in November of 2012. Jason returns with a solo set while fellow Birmingham natives, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, open the show. Listen to the soulful sounds of SPBB here:

#3: Washed Out at Terminal West with Mood Rings – 12/31 | 10PM | $15-35 – Get Tickets

Spend New Year’s Eve with Athens resident and UGA grad, Ernest Greene, a.k.a. Washed Out. Maybe you recognize the song below from his 2010 EP, Life of Leisure?

#4: Jamey Johnson at Wild Bill’s – 12/7 | 9:30PM | $20+ – More Info

#5: Quiet Hounds at Southern Tracks – 12/21 | 9PM | $40 – Get Tickets

#6: Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics at The Earl – 12/28 | 9PM | $10-12 – Get Tickets

#7: Gringo Star at The Earl with Turf War – 12/31 | 9PM | $7-10 – Get Tickets

#8: Earphunk, Reptar & more at Buckhead Ball, NYE 2014 – 12/31 | 8PM – RSVP

#9: Futurebirds at Buckhead Theatre with Roadkill Ghost Choir and New Madrid – 12/27 | 9PM | $21 – Get Tickets

Listen on Spotify:


November Shows in Atlanta, #4: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit + The Whigs at Buckhead Theatre

Atlanta, Fri. 11/23:  Go see Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit with support from three Georgia artists… The Whigs, Lera Lynn and The District Attorneys!  Jason Isbell, a former Drive-By Truckers guitarist, released his second solo album last year, Here We Rest.  Enjoy “Alabama Pines” below and buy your tickets before it’s too late!

Tickets & Such:

  • $21 / $26.45 -> online
  • All ages / Doors: 8:00pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Openers: The Whigs, Lera Lynn, The District Attorneys
  • Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

More from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit:


October Shows in Atlanta, #7: First Aid Kit at Buckhead Theatre

Atlanta, Thu. 10/4: Go see First Aid Kit at The Buckhead Theatre!  This folk duo of Swedish sisters cannot be missed.  Listen to “Emmylou” and I know you’ll fall in love…

Tickets & Such:

  • $21 adv / $26 day of show buy online
  • All ages, Doors: 8:00pm
  • Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

More from First Aid Kit: