By: Shelby Lum
Well it’s Valentine’s Day guys, and that means every store, restaurant, and home will be decorated pink and red for the occasion, but if you aren’t into the day of love, then there are music events happening right near you! Make an escape if you’re single, or create an out of the norm weekend if you’re taken. Here are TA Live’s Weekend Picks:
Friday, February 15th-Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Jannus Live
Grace Potter has been taking over the nation as one of the freshest faces of rock. Potter, her piano, and her drummer (the Nocturnal part of the name) have been feverishly touring the nation and gaining acclaiming for her catchy rock songs.
Friday, February 15th-Locals Only Burlesque and Variety Show at Black Cat
Friday, February 15th-Low Tree Grow Tall at Vinyl
Indie folk singers straight out of Atlanta, Low Tree Grow Tall will be playing at Vinyl. The folky duet won’t be playing your typical instruments. You of course will get to hear the smooth vocals and acoustic guitar, but the duet may also be bringing in their ukulele, auto harp, and banjo.
Friday, February 15th-Stereosleep with Linsay Deming of Sweetbread Jim’s at Rock & Roll Hotel
The DC locals will be taking over Rock & Roll Hotel. The indie rockers have created a whole new look for rock that is honest and soulful all at once. Their relatable songs will have the audience connecting with them from the minute Stereosleep takes the stage. This is a performance you won’t want to miss.
Friday, February 15th-Texas is the Reason at Black Cat
Hailing from Brooklyn, these New York band just released its newest album “Do You Know Who You Are?: The Complete Collection” on Feb. 12. This means new songs for all you going to the event! This performance is sure to be packed with the years of experience Texas is the Reason boasts as well as new tunes for the fans who already know them.
Saturday, February 16th-PBD with Lady Cop at Rock & Roll Hotel
Saturday, February 16th-Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Foxygen at 529
The psych band has been finally made its way to the states after their tour of Europe and hometowns in New Zealand. Their newest album “II” was just released this year, and earned itself a 7.3 rating on Pitchfork, which not many bands can claim.
Saturday, February 16th-Cotton Jones at The EARL
Cotton Jones’ newest album “Tall Hours in the Glow Stream” is a blend between northern and southern cultures and musical styles. Some of the album was tracked up in the snowy north, while most of the album was recorded here in Georgia. The album itself is lo-fi at its finest, and brings to mind an antique tone. The sound and style becomes almost visual. Don’t miss Cotton Jones at The EARL.
Saturday, February 16th-Southside of the Tracks at Peachtree Tavern
The southern rock band out of Marietta has been gaining a lot of attention in the local area. They have made their way around the venues and bars in Atlanta, and performing at many of the town’s local places, and wowing hometown crowds. Don’t miss out on this local favorite.
Saturday, February 16th-Southern Showdown at KSU Stadium
This is an annual event brought to you by Breakaway Lacrosse. Playing this year is University of North Carolina vs. University of Massachusetts. Don’t forget you can tailgate at this event, so get there early for pre-game fun!
Sunday, February 17th-The Maccabees at Black Cat
All the way from Brighton, England, these indie rockers are heading to DC. Their latest album “Given to the Wild” was released in January of 2012, and the band is still touring hard to promote it. Sounding like a little bit of the Kooks with a twist, The Maccabees is a perfect find for anyone looking for fantastic new indie rock!