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:

January Shows in Atlanta, #6: Gringo Star at The Earl

Atlanta, Fri. 1/11:  Go see Gringo Star at The Earl!  With a new album coming this spring, one of Atlanta’s favorite indie rock bands begin their “Going Way Out” tour with a 7″ release show in East Atlanta.  I’ve never seen them live, but I heard the four members share lead vocals and change instruments between songs.  That’s enough to peak my interest.

From their sophomore album, Count Yer Lucky Stars

Tickets & Such:

  • $7 at the door / $9.10 online
  • Doors: 9pm / Show: 9:30pm
  • Openers:  Mood Rings, Baby Baby
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

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