TA Live Weekend and New Year’s Eve Picks!

By: Shelby Lum
It’s starting to get cold (finally)! We’ve got one last weekend before 2013, and that means you’ve only got a few days left to make the most of your year. No matter where you are though, there will be concerts and events for you all weekend.

Friday, December 28th-Billy Woodward at Rock & Roll Hotel
Billy Woodward of Billy Woodward and the Senders isn’t just a musician. He is also an actor and an artist. Meaning his performance is not only audio but visual as well. Don’t miss your chance to see what is sure to be a unique performance.

Friday, December 28th-Dead Confederate plays ‘Wrecking Ball’ with special Guests at The EARL
The EARL is bringing the alternative country, psychedelic rock, and grunge band into Atlanta for two days, so if you can’t catch them on Friday, you will get another chance on Saturday. Morris and Howle have been playing together since high school, and added the rest of the band while in college.

Friday, December 28th-GiGi Holliday Ladies Night Out presents: Last Call! at The Red Palace

The Red Palace may not be open for much longer, but that doesn’t mean that they are slacking on their performers.  For GiGi Holliday Ladies Night Out is bringing in the best performers in DC for the night!

Saturday, December 29th-Warchild at Rock & Roll Hotel

Trash metal band, Warchild won’t be leaving behind any energy this weekend! Catch them at Rock & Roll Hotel.

Saturday, December 29th-von Grey at Eddie’s Attic
The four piece, all girl and all sister band, von Grey has a unique factor most bands don’t have: all the members are under 18. Not one of these young musicians is legal yet, but that doesn’t show in their folky, acoustic sound. Petra (lap guitar, vocals, and piano) hits just 12 years old. The AJC has said von Grey is “nothing short of stunning”. Catch their performance at Eddie’s, where each of the girls are sure to be playing several instruments.

Monday, December 31st-Black Cat New Years Eve Ball at Black Cat

If you are looking for something a little more active, head to the Black Cat where Peaches O’Dell and her Orchestra, who will be playing for the night. Known for their upbeat swing music, Black Cat New Years Eve Ball is the place to dance for the the new year.

Monday, December 31st-Ponderosa at Vinyl

With the help of producer Dave Fridmann who have helped bands like The Flaming Lips and MGMT, Atlanta band, Ponderosa will be at Vinyl. With their neo-psychedelic sound they are a far cry from your typical southern rock band, and are a show to see as they begin their rise in popularity.

Monday, December 31st-Hard Rockin’ New Years Eve at Hard Rock Cafe Foxwoods

With music from Red Light and DJ Anthony Puzzo, the Hard Rock Cafe won’t let down for your celebration. If the live music isn’t enough to convince you, their late night menu will be available all night!

Monday, December 31st-New Year’s Eve Party on Church Street at Chillers

This will be Orlando’s largest street party for the New Year, and with warm weather forecasted for Orlando, it couldn’t be a better time to take the party outdoors. Fireworks, DJ’s cranking out music all night long, and a broadcast of the ball dropping in New York City are all part of the New Year’s Eve Party on Church Street.

Monday, December 31st-The Grenadines at The Nick

With two EPs under their belt, The Grenadines are on the rise as they force their way into the music industry in the south. Join the indie rock band at The Nick for your new year’s celebrations.

Monday, December 31st-Ball Drop III: Burlesque & Variety New Year’s Eve Blowout Bash! at The Red Palace

Burlesque girls. Need we really say more? For an evening of costumed fun hit The Red Palace for their New Year’s Ever Blowout Bash.

Monday, December 31st-New Orleans Suspects at Smiths Olde Bar

The New Orleans Suspects will be bringing all their New Orleans energy to Atlanta. Jeff Watkins, who had been the band leader for James Brown’s band, is part of the New Orleans Suspects as well.

Monday, December 31st-5th Annual Guitar Drop at Hard Rock Cafe Memphis

Boasting indoor and outdoor performances starting at 5 p.m. and continuing late into the night, the Hard Rock Cafe Memphis is the place to be for your celebration. Barbara Blue, Deadfall Road, and Low Society are just some of the many performances helping you ring in the new year.

Monday, December 31st-New Years Eve at Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel

Eight DJ’s will be coming to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel for the 31st. Don’t miss your chance to party with the best of what DC has to offer at this iconic venue!

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