We would like to welcome you to the great month of November! Home to All Saints’ Day (Today!), Thanksgiving and ABSOLUTELY NO SHAVING (for the fellas)! It’s also home to some pretty great concerts and festivals. Check out what’s happening this weekend!
Friday, November 1 – Cults @ The Loft
Cults has always been a band to look to both past and present. When the young duo arrived on the New York scene in 2010 with the perfectly formed debut single “Go Outside,” it was described as Phil Spector with hip-hop sensibilities, glee soaked in reverb. Static is a breakup album. Just not in the way we think of a breakup album. That cold knot in your stomach when you lose someone? That is not longing for a person. That is dread, uncertainty of what comes next.
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 the day of show.
Friday, November 1 – King Khan and The Shrines with Hell Shovel @ Black Cat
King Khan, the spiritual guru and front man, cobbled together a fierce line-up of musicians while in Berlin in between reading Tarot cards and raising a family. What he ended up with in 1999 is one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike & Tina. They kicked off 2012 on a high note as they headlined the Bruise Cruise Festival and have just released “Bite My Tongue,” a sweat-drenched, ass shaking, groovy psyched out number, complete with rip roaring horn lines, southern fried guitar riffs and lysergic melodies.
Tickets are $15. Online and phone sale end at 6pm day of show.
Friday, November 1 – Jon McLaughlin @ Eddie’s Attic
Jon McLaughlin has sold more than 170k albums and more than 1 million digital tracks. McLaughlin released his 2007 debut album Indiana, followed by OK Now in 2008. The albums yielded placements on the TV Series “Scrubs” and movies including “Georgia Rule” and “Bridge to Terabithia.” Following this, McLaughlin’s song “So Close” was featured in Disney’s “Enchanted” starring Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams and McLaughlin was later asked to perform “So Close” at the 2008 Academy Awards. McLaughlin’s fourth album Promising Promises was released last year and included the single “Summer Is Over” featuring Sara Bareilles. McLaughlin’s newest album Holding My Breath was released in September.
Show starts at 10:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Online and phone sales end at 5pm day of show.
Friday, November 1 – Harabel @ The Balzer Theater at Herren’s
This riveting one-woman narrative thrills and inspires. Jonida Beqo–known on the slam poetry scene as Gypsee Yo–boasts international awards and critical praise. Featured on NPR’s “Snap Judgment” and at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Series, Beqo, the 2008 Southern Queen of Slam, intertwines theatre, dance and poetry to tell her dynamic personal journey from Albanian refugee to American resident, illuminating the universal truths that link us one to the other and to the joy of embracing life at all costs.
Shows starts at 7:30pm.
Friday, November 1 – Creepers Haunted House
We’re back! After a 4 year hiatus, Atlanta’s creepiest haunted house is back with a vengeance! Infamous for elaborate, hand-crafted sets and respected throughout the haunt industry, Creepers promises thrills and chills unlike anything you will find anywhere else!
General admission tickets are $25. Advance sales end at 7pm. Tickets can be used anytime from 7pm to midnight.
Friday, November 1 – Melodime @ The State Theatre
Most upcoming bands have dreams of fame and fortune, scoring No. 1 hits and platinum records, and becoming a household name. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. But, Melodime, a Virginia rock band that blends haunting bittersweet melodies with emotionally rich vocals atop a bed of Southern-flavored alt rock, is not like most bands. Melodime is what’s missing in music today – a band that tells stories from their deepest recesses of their hearts and souls; a band that seamlessly blends the musical past with the sounds of the future, and a band that isn’t just making an album for the greater good of their band.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15. Online and phone sales end at 6:30pm on the day of the show.
Saturday, November 2 – Ballyhoo! and Passafire @ The State Theatre
Described as rock band with a punk energy and pop reggae grooves, Baltimore’s Ballyhoo! are a fun, fan-loving powerhouse. Between the road and the studio, Ballyhoo! have crafted a sound which is distinctly their own; fresh, fun and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Ballyhoo’s unique yet melodic blend of genres, along with their hardcore devotion to the road and their fans have pitched them into a snowballing success.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15.
Saturday, November 2 – The Nelons and The Diplomats @ Mill Town Music Hall
With numerable awards and accolades including 3 Grammy nominations, 6 Gospel Music Association DOVE Awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts, The Nelons continue to produce innovative music that embraces their traditional roots, while simultaneously reaching beyond various musical boundaries with an emphasis on introducing songs for the church. All the while bridging the generational gap of music lovers with incomparable harmonies and great songs.
Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Online, phone, and outlet sales end at 4pm on the day of the show.