Tonight at Masquerade: Pick a Room, Any Room… You Can’t Go Wrong

ATLANTA: Tonight at The Masquerade in the Old Fourth Ward are three shows you don’t want to miss. Unfortunately, you probably can’t be in three places at once. But whichever you choose, you will not be disappointed…

Upstairs in Heaven: After landing on our top 9 list last November and a spot on the Shaky Knees lineup in May, Dr. Dog returns to The Masquerade with Tedo Stone and You Me & Apollo.

Downstairs in Hell: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with Levi Lowrey and Lex Romweber Duo

In Purgatory: Leopold and His Fiction with Tyler Talks to Doors!

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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

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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, #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:

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

Listen on Spotify:

March Shows in Atlanta, #2: alt-J at The Masquerade

Atlanta, Wed. 3/6:  Go see alt-J at The Masquerade!  alt-J sounds a lot like… uh… alt-J.  I can’t say I’ve ever heard anything like it.  Already popular in the U.K. for a few years, this indie rock band from Leeds, England released An Awesome Wave in the U.S. last September and have been on fire ever since.  Their current tour of the U.S. includes stops at SXSW, Coachella and Bonnaroo.  The good news for those of us that missed out on March 6th tickets is that they’ve already booked a headlining show at The Tabernacle in Atlanta (9/23)!  Oh… and if you go buy the LP or CD at Criminal Records in Little Five Points, you’ll receive a free ticket to alt-J’s in-store performance.  They play inside the store at 6pm, just before the Masquerade show (info).  Go!  

Tickets & Such:

  • This show is SOLD OUT!
  • Doors: 8pm / Show: 9:30pm / in “Heaven”
  • Opener: Hundred Waters
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Masquerade, 695 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

More from alt-J:

March Shows in Atlanta, #6: Henry Wagons at The Masquerade

Atlanta, Fri. 3/8:  Go see Henry Wagons at The Masquerade!  I had never heard of Henry Wagons or his band Wagons until the release of “Expecting Company?” in January.  But Henry, one of Melbourne, Australia’s “Top 100 Influential People,” is an incredible songwriter and plays outlaw country rock as if he were the original outlaw.  I agree with Rolling Stone when they said he sounds “like the lovechild of Nick Cave and Johnny Cash.”  Don’t miss this show!

“Unwelcome Company” featuring Alison Mosshart (The Kills / The Dead Weather)…

Tickets & Such:

  • $8 at box office / $10 at the door / $13.30 at Ticketmaster
  • Show: 8pm / in “Purgatory”
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • The Masquerade, 695 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

More from Henry Wagons: