Check out some of these killer shows in town this week.
Tuesday, February 4th
One of the most unique locations in Atlanta to observe music, GOH has hosted some mighty fine musicians in its few years of existence. Tuesday night Aaron Lee Tasjan treks into town from Nashville to offer up some of the best songs and stories you will ever hear. From rock to country he can play it all but may be at his best when it is just him and a guitar. Joining Aaron will be Shelby Earl another talented song writer out of the Pacific Northwest. Hot on the heels of a NPR performance she will be the perfect complement to Mr. Tasjan.
Some like to call Robbie Fulks’ music country but I think that is an unfair assessment because it is just a small fraction of what he does. Never one to embrace the mainstream, Fulks has put together a solid career offering up his personal takes on life. HE is out touring on his latest record - Gone Away Backward – one of the best records of 2013. It should be a good night of music at Eddie’s Attic.
Bring your ear plugs to the Tabernacle as Black Francis and crew set up shop in Atlanta for a night of tunes that will cover storied musical career. The Pixies never had a huge hit yet developed a massive legion of followers consisting of music lovers of all ages. Listen out for the new songs from the pair of EPs recently released; while they may not possess the raw power of classic Pixie tunes they are still pretty damn good. Get there early and pick out a good spot, I would suggest staying away from the speakers.
Wednesday, February 5th
Once again Eddie’s Attic is the home to a damn fine singer-songwriter in Mr. Joe Pug. With a soft-spoken delivery and sparse accompaniment, Pug’s music packs a mighty punch. He tells vibrant stories about life creating mental images in the listener’s head. You can actually see what he sings. If you have never experienced Pug’s music I highly suggest you do.
Thursday, February 6th
Terminal West will be packed this Thursday night as three dudes from Atlanta bring packs of devout followers to the venue for a night of music. Ed Roland will be singing tunes from his latest musical incarnation the Sweet Tea Project as well as a few songs from his other band, Collective Soul. Angie Aparo’s unique voice and songs about love, desperation and heartbreak will keep the crowd singing along. The soulful delivery of his emotional music will not only have the crowd singing along but I have seen it bring people to tears. David Ryan Harris’ songwriting and guitar playing have found its way all over the musical stratosphere.
Friday, February 7th
When you mention indie rock Sebadoh has to be included in the conversation as one of the originators. They have followed no pattern doing everything their own damn way. Delivering lo-fi guitar driven rock and roll, Lou Barlow and accomplices set up shop at the EARL as they swing around the US of A jamming music from their latest release Defend Yourself. Don’t worry I am sure there will be plenty of tasty classics sandwiched throughout the brilliant new material.
Saturday, February 8th
An early matinee show at 5pm, local purveyors of rap Stone Jonzon will be at Star Bar joined by Digigost. Come listen to collection of tunes loaded with your daily supply of smooth soul, funk filled rhythms and thumping beats. Come support local music, grab a cold beverage and crank up Saturday a little bit early.
The EARL is once again in the spotlight as three groups of musicians take the stage for some mighty fine tunes. Fuzzy guitars infused with a bit of twang lead the way as Tedo Stone creates a musical atmosphere that has a 60’s psychedelic feel but is new and edgy. Great Peacock is one of the hottest up and coming bands in the Southeast. Their self-titled EP is one of the best releases of 2013 and when you hear their songs live you will be mesmerized. The Quaildogs consistently put on one of the best live shows you will ever see. The local band mixes bluegrass, roots, rock and folk to create a damn find sound. This should be one of the best shows of the week.
Sunday, February 9th
Close out the week with nasty guitar licks as Patrick Sweany wails the blues at Terminal West. Supporting Vanessa Carlton, Sweany’s music is from the heart as he belts out tunes about life as a musician, loving someone and bad luck. On stage he reaches deep inside his soul and delivers one of the most powerful live performances you will ever witness. Get there early so you don’t miss him, he goes on first.
There you are, a nice list of live music in Atlanta, no get your ass out there and support some great acts and venues.