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:


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

Parties celebrating The End of the World and New Year’s Eve topped December’s list of top 9 live music shows to see in Atlanta.  Click on a link to get more information and enjoy tunes on our Spotify playlist below.  See ya at the show!

#1: Ponderosa at Vinyl 12/31

#2 (TIE): Stokeswood at The Masquerade / Futurebirds at Terminal West 12/21-12/22

#3:  The Lone Bellow at Eddie’s Attic 12/11

#4:  Marc Broussard and David Ryan Harris at Atlantic Station 12/8

#5:  Umphrey’s McGee and Moon Taxi at The Tabernacle 12/30

#6:  Lee Fields & the Expressions at The Masquerade 12/4

#7:  Justin Townes Earle and John McCauley at Atlantic Station 12/1

#8:  Wanda Jackson and Jonny Fritz at Terminal West 12/6

#9:  Fly Golden Eagle at The Masquerade 12/13

Listen on Spotify:

December Shows in Atlanta, #2 (TIE): End of the World Parties with Stokeswood and Futurebirds

Atlanta, 12/21-12/22:  If you were wondering where to celebrate the “end of the world” this year, the best times will be had at The Masquerade and Terminal West!  And you can do both!  Futurebirds, of Athens, will be playing two nights at Terminal West.  I recommend Saturday (assuming the world survives) for two reasons.  Natural Child & local band, Turf War, are also on the lineup that night… duh!  And choosing the second night allows you party with Atlanta’s Stokeswood on Friday at The Masquerade!  So buy your tickets to both before they sell out and get ready to party like it’s 1999… 0r 2012… or whatever.

Tickets & Such (Stokeswood at The Masquerade):

  • $10 at box office / $15.35 online
  • All ages / Doors: 8pm / In “Purgatory”
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Openers: Machines Are People Too, The Electric Sons (see playlist below)
  • The Masquerade, 695 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Tickets & Such (Futurebirds at Terminal West):

  • $13 ($20 for 2-night pass) at box office / $15.92 ($23.90 for 2-night pass) online
  • 2nd of 2 Nights / 18+ / Show: 9pm
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Openers: Natural Child, Turf War (see playlist below)
  • Terminal West, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

More from Stokeswood:

More from Futurebirds:

Playlist: End of the World in the ATL…