TA Live Weekend Picks: Arctic Monkeys, ICCA Quarterfinals and More!

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If you were one of the many stuck in the big “snowpocalypse” of the southeast, then you deserve a weekend of relaxation with some good ol’ fashioned music. Or maybe you’re from NYC and a little snow never scared you. Well, who says you can’t relax, too? No matter where you live, we’ve got some fun stuff lined up in your city this weekend. Just see for yourself!

All Weekend Long – The Best of Enemies @ The Balzer Theater at Herren’s
Inspired by Osha Gray Davidson’s book of the same name and based on a true story, Mark St. Germain’s new drama The Best of Enemies reveals a universal truth: all people, no matter their differences, are capable of change. This is the story of an unlikely alliance between a civil rights activist and an Exalted Cyclops of the KKK.

Friday’s show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.
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Saturday’s show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50.
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Sunday’s show begins at 2:30pm. Tickets start at $30.
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Friday, January 31 – Maria Taylor @ The Earl
Maria Taylor has released four solo albums and been lauded for her collaborations with artists such as Bright Eyes, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., Moby and Crooked Fingers. Her music is balmy with a sweetly swaying groove, angelic vocals, gospel organs and shooting-star guitar melodies. It’s expansive and chiming pop with a lose-yourself-on-the-dance-floor beat.

Doors at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance.
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Friday, January 31 – The Randall Bramblett Band @ Eddie’s Attic
Elements of pop, soul, blues, and the sounds of the church combine with Randall’s often wistful, beautifully conceived lyrics in his ruminative, roots-based tunes. His lyrical strength is mixing unusual thematic concepts with dry humor. His show is sure to be a feast of real emotions with plenty doses of humor to make it fun.

Doors at 6:30pm. Tickets are $18 in advance.
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Friday, January 31 – The Soul Rebels @ The Loft
Also Appearing: Jubee & The Morning After
The Soul Rebels formed when Lumar LeBlanc and Derrick Moss, originally members of Dejean’s Young Olympia Brass Band, decided they wanted to play the new, exciting music they were hearing on the radio while respecting the tradition they loved. Both New Orleans natives, the pair was steeped in the fundamentals of New Orleans jazz, but inevitably, contemporary music seeped into their psyches. The combination is killer.

Doors at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 the day of the show.
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Saturday, February 1 – Arctic Monkeys @ Jannus Live
Last year saw the release of Arctic Monkey’s fifth studio album – AM – one the band describes as their most original. This year marks the band’s twelfth year together and by the looks of it, they won’t be stopping anytime soon. Listen to old favorites as well as new ones at Jannus Live this weekend.

Doors at 8pm. This show is SOLD OUT.

Saturday, February 1 – Big Bowl “48” Day Party: Jets Edition @ The Lavish 3
Join us for NYC’s biggest Superbowl weekend party. Hosted by Chris Ivory, Jeremy Kerley, Austin Howard, David Nelson and Bilal Powell. Special guests Geno Smith, DeMario Davis and Santonio Holmes.

Doors open at 4pm. Tickets are $30. This event is 25+ (ID strictly enforced) and dress code is “red carpet ready.”
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Saturday, February 1 – Blue Dogs @ Eddie’s Attic
In 2014 the Blue Dogs, after 25 years of playing shows and releasing nine CDs and two DVDs, continue to perform up to 100 shows a year from clubs, festivals, and colleges to corporate events, private parties, and fundraisers – primarily in the southeast but still traveling wherever they are called. They continue to maintain a national (and international) fanbase. Go show them why Atlanta fans is the best.

Doors at 9:30pm. Tickets start at $15.
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Saturday, February 1 – Cigar Store Indians @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Also Appearing: The Longshot Saints & Buck-O-Five
Cigar Store Indians is an American Rockabilly/Roots-rock band that plays all original, dirt under the finger nails, dance-all-night music. Yee haw!

Doors at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and $18 on the day of the show.
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Saturday, February 1 – DJ Kid Capri All-Star Celebrity B-Day Celebration @ LQ
Jaja, Keshia Walker and Team Joe Jaxson present DJ Kid Capri’s Superbowl All-Star B-Day Celebration. Music provided by the world famous DJ Kid Capri and Primetime DJ Mello.

Doors open at 3pm. Tickets are $30 in advance.
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Saturday, February 1 – ICCA Quarterfinals
More than just sounding like Beyonce in the shower, these a capella groups prove they’ve got some serious vocal chord magic. Fall under their spell at this national competition. It’s like the movie Pitch Perfect, but real.

Great Lakes Quarterfinal @ Carnegie Mellon University
This event begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $20.
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Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal @ Drexel University
This event begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $15.
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Midwest Quarterfinal @ Washington University in St. Louis
This event begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $15.
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Saturday, February 1 – The Wild Feathers @ The Loft
Also Appearing: Saints of Valory & Jamestown Revival
Before it got broken into a million sub-genres, rock was just rock. Six strings, booming harmonies… It’s a singularly American tradition that Nashville’s Wild Feathers are fully dedicated to preserving and offering their own take on. Their sound melds the five unique voices of Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns and Preston Wimberly, and Ben Dumas, taking inspiration from across the musical spectrum and spinning it into a roaring web of cosmic melodies.

Doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show.
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Sunday, February 2 – Doug E. Fresh Supergame Viewing Day Party @ LQ
Eat, drink and mingle while you watch the big game with Doug E. Fresh. Music is powered by Atlanta’s own DJ Trauma.

This event begins at 4pm. Tickets are $30 in advance. You must be 25+ (ID strictly enforced) to attend and dress code is “photoshoot fresh and trendy.”
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Sunday, February 2 – Paul Thorn @ Eddie’s Attic
Record the Super Bowl and come listen to this man instead. He’s real entertaining. And you can watch the commercials faster that way.

Doors at 6pm. Tickets are $25 in advance.
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