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:

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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

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March Shows in Atlanta, #8: Lotus and Moon Hooch at Terminal West (2 Nights)

Atlanta, Fri. & Sat. 3/1-3/2:  Go see Lotus and Moon Hooch at Terminal West!  I hope you got your tickets because both shows are SOLD OUT!  Moon Hooch won me over when I saw their video of “Low 4” about a year ago.  I had never heard of Lotus until this show was booked.  Are they an instrumental post-rock band?  Electronic dance music?  Jam band?  They are all of the above.  Watch this video of “Kodiak” live from Red Rocks Amphitheatre and if you have a ticket, I’ll see ya on the dance floor!  

Tickets & Such:

  • Both nights are SOLD OUT!
  • Doors: 9pm / Show: 10pm
  • Opener: Moon Hooch
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Terminal West, 887 West Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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More from Moon Hooch:

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

2013 is off to a fast start with great live music coming to Atlanta.  Here’s our list for the top 9 shows to see in January.  For more information on each event, click the link below.  See ya at the show!

#1:  Thomas Wynn & the Believers at Eddie’s Attic 1/9

#2:  Toubab Krewe at Terminal West 1/17

#3:  The Devil Makes Three at Terminal West 1/26

#4:  Archnemesis at Terminal West 1/25

#5:  G. Love & Special Sauce with Swear and Shake at Variety Playhouse 1/25

#6:  Gringo Star at The Earl 1/11

#7:  Rod Hamdallah and Marshall Ruffin at The Five Spot 1/12

#8:  Bloc Party at The Tabernacle 1/16

#9:  Moontower at Smith’s Olde Bar 1/26

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January Shows in Atlanta, #2: Toubab Krewe at Terminal West

Atlanta, Thu. 1/17:  Go see Toubab Krewe at Terminal West!  How many of you have ever seen the soku, the kamelengoni or the kora played live and in person?  Now’s your chance.  This Asheville, NC instrumental band (don’t ask me to pronounce it) offers a unique sound heavily influenced by trips to Mali, Guinea, and Ivory Coast.  And after watching this video (all of it!) from their performance at Bonnaroo, I’m ready to make my own trip to West Africa.  Who’s coming with me?! 

Tickets & Such:

  • $13 at box office / $15.92 online
  • Doors: 9pm / Show: 10pm
  • Opener:  Dangermuffin
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Terminal West, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

More from Toubab Krewe:

January Shows in Atlanta, #3: The Devil Makes Three at Terminal West

Atlanta, Sat. 1/26:  Go see The Devil Makes Three at Terminal West!  There are no bluegrass musicians in my family, but I swear it’s in my blood to get up and dance every time I hear it.  Maybe it has something to do with my ancestors being from the hills of East Tennessee.  Regardless, I’m glad three musicians from Vermont, Texas and California found their calling in the music of Appalachia.  The Devil Makes Three stay true to the roots of bluegrass, folk and blues but their live shows are nothing less than an energetic and “punky” rock show.

Tickets & Such:

  • $15 at box office / $18.74 online
  • Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm / 18+
  • Opener: Sturgill Simpson
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Terminal West, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

More from The Devil Makes Three:

January Shows in Atlanta, #4: Archnemesis at Terminal West

Atlanta, Fri. 1/25: Go see Archnemesis, SunSquabi and This is Art at Terminal West! According to Wikipedia, there are 22 genres and 200+ sub-genres of electronic music. While I can appreciate all of them individually, I haven’t seen many live “electronic” shows of any kind. But what I love about these three artists is the fusion of hip-hop, funk and soul. Archnemesis, who played at both the CounterPoint and Impulse festivals in Georgia last year, incorporates 20’s jazz and blues with modern hip-hop and soul. Listen to “Hey Now” below and get hooked on it like I did. See ya at the show! 

Curt Heiny and Justin Aubuchon, a.k.a. Archnemesis, are from Charleston, SC and describe their music as “electro soul.” (Twitter + Facebook)

Tickets & Such:

  • $10.00 at box office / $12 day of / $12.33 online
  • Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm / 18+
  • Openers: SunSquabi, This is Art
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Terminal West, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

SunSquabi is a 4-piece “electronic hydro funk experience” from Boulder, CO (Twitter + Facebook)

Art Webb, a.k.a. This is Art, is from Nashville, TN and says he pays “direct homage to the true underground forms of BASS music.” (Twitter + Facebook)