Gosh, it sure is beginning to look more and more like fall ! What else can make this amazing time of year better than music?? October is easily one of the most popular months for concerts and festivals, so we understand your dilemma when it comes to picking and choosing how to spend your free time. Unfortunately, this weekend is no exception and there’s a lot to go out and see! Here are our weekend picks and places.
Friday, October 19- The Temper Trap at Center Stage
Australian indie-rockers are taking over Center Stage. They’ll be playing a private acoustic performance to a few fans and then rocking out later in the evening! Tickets are still available and purchasing through Ticket Alternative gets you into both for the price of one!
Friday, October 19th -The Jezabels w/ Yukon Blonde
Did you see how they caught the light? Hurt Me broke the US charts, made iTunes’ single of the week. Easy To Love and Mace Spray were indie radio staples; Dark Storm an iTunes #1.AIR and APRA nominations were lavished for records and songwriting.
Friday, October 19- The Lighthouse & the Whaler at the Drunken Unicorn
The amazingly upbeat indie-folk group returns to support their newest release “This is an Adventure!” Check em’ out on the last bit of their nation wide tour with Ewert and the Two Dragons!
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, October 20- Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs at the Earl
With a decent sound that doesn’t quite fall into any specific genre Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs have released five albums and one EP between 2007 and 2012. Their first album, You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying, is a reference to comedian Lord Carrett’s joke “I learned a lot from my second marriage… I learned they won’t sell you a hand gun if you’re crying…” Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs were winners of the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards for the best Americana album, Dirt Don’t Hurt. In 2003, she sang with The White Stripes on the track “It’s True That We Love One Another” on their fourth album, Elephant. Time Out New York described her as an “English garage rock doyenne”.
Saturday Oct. 19th – Father John Misty at Black Cat
He might be known for being the drummer for Fleet Foxes, but J Tillman, aka, Father John Misty has done a fine job of making a name for himself by his eclectic blend of music.
Saturday Oct. 19th – Decatur Beer Festival in Old Courthouse Square
Come and enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the Decatur Square. More than 100 of the finest American craft beers are showcased at this annual event sponsored by area distributors and Decatur’s restaurants and pubs. Enjoy live music and food from local restaurants available for sale.
Saturday Oct. 19th – Pat Green at Revolution Music Room
The Rev Room in Little Rock, Arkansas welcomes Pat Green on Saturday October 20.
Sunday, October 21- Kelly McFarling at Eddie’s Attic
Homegrown and haunting, Kelly McFarling’s voice spirals powerfully, and progressively over a bed of oldtimey instrumentation. She is from Atlanta, GA, where she learned to sing in church choirs and baseball stadiums, and learned to write through the stories of Flannery O’ Connor and Toni Morrison. She has since wandered out West, where she can be found in the back rooms of San Francisco bars plucking her Banjo and singing siren songs. Dubbed ‘original rhythm and Bluegrass,’ her songs are inspired by hard truths and transitions, with bold honest lyrics and authentic melodies that stay with you long after the song is over.
Sunday Oct. 21st- Lagwagon at Black Cat
Goleta, California’s Lagwagon first burst on the scene way back in 1988 playing a unique brand of speedy, highly technical pop-punk that made them one of the most influential punk bands of the 90’s. The first band ever signed to Fat Wreck Chords and the definitive act on the label, Lagwagon were pioneers in creating the now-famous ‘Fat Wreck sound’ with their speedy drums, guitar virtuosity and undeniable melodies.
Sunday Oct. 21st – Langhorne Slime & The Law at Rock and Roll Hotel
For Langhorne Slim—Pennsylvania-born self-taught guitarist who moves to Brooklyn at 18, begins feeling out his place in a burgeoning punk-folk scene, wends his way to the West Coast, and finds himself celebrated from Newport to Portland as one of today’s most original singers and songwriters—The Way We Move represents the sound of a band devoted to living in the moment.