Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Los Straitjackets, PINKTOBER!, Flying Saucer 7th Annual Fall Beerfeast & More!

It’s already the second weekend of October! It seems like my favorite month of the year is flying right by! While these next few weeks may be filled with sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes,and curling up with some Netflix, the weekends are dedicated to fun! Whether you’re cheering on your favorite football team, attending a festival, or checking out an awesome band, there’s never a shortage of cool events going on!

Friday, October 12- Los Straitjackets at the Earl

The Lucha Libre legends are back with their trademark high-energy rock and roll instrumental!

Friday, October 12- Sunday, October 12th- The Georgia Throwdown Festival in Albany, Georiga

With headliners like Lynard Skynard, Big & Rich, Uncle Kracker & Drive By Truckers, this festival is gonna be rockin’ the southern part of our state all weekend! Over 60 bands will be taking over 5 stages this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Grab some friends and head south of the city for a weekend of awesome country!

Friday Oct. 12th – SWANS w/ A Hawk and a Hacksaw at Black Cat

NYC post-punk band, SWANS are making a rare reappearance tonight in D.C.

Saturday, October 13- Atlanta Rhythm Section with Truett Lollis Band

They’ve been part of the Southern Rock scene for more than 30 years. Their biggest hits include So Into You, Champagne Jam, Imaginary Lover, and Spooky. But there’s so much more…
With 15 albums of outstanding songwriting and performances, The Atlanta Rhythm Section represents all the good things the phrase “classic rock” implies.

Saturday Oct. 13th – PINKTOBER at Hard Rock Cafe Nashville

Hard Rock Cafe Nashville celebrates TOUGH women this October in honor of the brand’s 13th annual PINKTOBER™ breast cancer awareness campaign on Saturday, October 13, 2012, with Kellie Pickler in concert. The event will benefit American Cancer Society, a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Saturday Oct. 13th – Flying Saucer 7th Annual Fall Beerfeast in Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Flying Saucer’s BeerFeast will be held as always on TX/OU weekend and will feature over 40 breweries and 60 craft beers, all carefully selected by Flying Saucer’s resident beer gurus, Keith Schlabs, and general manager, Marc Castaldo. In addition, very rare and limited-release beers will be tapped throughout the day.

Saturday Oct. 13th – Super ArtFight at The Red Palace

Super ArtFight returns to D.C. this Saturday at The Red Palace!

Sunday Oct. 14th – Jan Smith Student Showcase at Eddie’s Attic

To some of the most famous musicians in the world, she is simply known as “Mama Jan.” See the famous voice-coach and her new proteges at Eddie’s Attic.

Sunday Oct. 14th- Tilly & the Wall at Black Cat

Recently, dance has become all the rage. TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance make stars out of ballerinas and the internet if full of DIY dance videos. Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m totally into it all (dude, I watch SYTYD every week!) – but when it comes to music and dance, you’ve got to check out Tilly and the Wall. Why? Because they’ve got a tapdancer for a drummer!

Sunday Oct. 14th – mike watt & the missingmen at Black Cat

Legendary punk trio are back in one of their home away from hometowns. Things will definitely get interesting!

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