Weekend Picks! Phillip Phillips, Crash Boom Bang, Kate Nash, and more!

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Happy Spring! Even if it doesn’t really feel like it quite yet.

As per usual we have the best music around you, which this week includes an idol, an American Idol. Phillip Phillips winner of season 11, is in town and is not a performance you will want to miss (trust me). Here is TALive’s weekend picks:

Friday, March 22-Crash Boom Bang at Rock & Roll Hotel

They might be pop-rock-electronic, but they play all their own instruments, not to mention they play well into the a.m. and enjoy a good party just as much as the next person. If you are looking for a good time, late into the night, Crash Boom Bang is where you need to be!

Friday, March 22-Sinkane at Black Cat

Loosely based in the skate punk genre, Sinkane is so much more. It has layers and layers of psychedelic reverb and progressive rock, the band has blended and fused different genres to produce a completely different style. Check them out for yourself!

Friday, March 22-Eliot Bronson and Yonder Orphans with Special Guest, Faye Webster at Eddie’s Attic

Eliot Bronson is no stranger to the Eddie’s Attic stage. In 2005, he won the Open Mic Shootout, and the folk singer is coming back to the infamous venue once more. Last year he released Milwaukee collaboration with Yonder Orphans who will be joining him at his Eddie’s Attic show. Don’t miss out on this folk singer!

Friday, March 22-Hey Marseilles at Vinyl

The Seattle natives just released a new album this month, and that means the indie pop band will have plenty of new materials for the show at Vinyl. The band takes an interesting take on indie music by incorporating live stringed instruments such a the cello, violin, and others.

Saturday, March 23-Kate Nash at Black Cat

Previously known for her easy going, girly pop, Kate Nash turned a little more punk with her most recent album Girl Talk. Her unique vocals as still there, but this time with a little more anger, and her performance is sure to have just as much new passion as her album did.

Saturday, March 23-San Cisco with Chaos Chaos at Rock & Roll Hotel 

The indie pop band, San Cisco doesn’t know just pop. They have dabbled in lo-fi grunge and in depth songwriting. They have been nominated for several awards as they have begun to rise in the music industry, so catch these guys before they get big!

Saturday, March 23-Brian Wiltsey CD release at Vinyl

This is another Atlanta native (meaning we should all support!). The singer songwriter already has five solo albums to his name, and will be releasing his newest album at Vinyl on Saturday. This will be a big night for him, and an even better show for you!

Saturday, March 23-Modern Skirts with Party Dolls at Smiths Olde Bar

Starting off as a piano heavy, piano pop band, Modern Skirts has been vigorously touring the south since they began, but since their beginning, they have grown and changed their style since their debut. Modern Skirts is a band on the up and coming, so catch them while they are on the rise to fame!

Sunday, March 24-Spaceghostpurrp at Rock & Roll Hotel 

Part of the underground rap community, he has been producing and creating music with some of the biggest names in the business such as Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and ASAP Rocky. The southern rap is known for its lo-fi quality and dark style.

Sunday, March 24-Phillip Phillips at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State

Phillip Phillips. Geez. In my opinion he is one of the best names to come out of American Idol. Not only is he a talented singer, but he has also collaborated and found some of the best folk, and stringed players I have seen in a while. It’s not everyday you get to see an American Idol, so don’t miss him!

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