TALive: Weekend Picks 9/19-9/21 including Hawthorne Heights, Chris Isaak, Lydia Loveless, and more!

Happy Weekend! Here are some of our top picks for this weekend!

Friday September 19, 2014

Hawthorne Heights w/ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Where:  The Loft, Atlanta GA

It’s  a good thing that Hawthorne Heights are still out there. As one of the founding names in the foundation of post-hardcore/contemporary punk, the quintet are reinvigorated and ready to go where their new vision will take them, from the stage of this year’s Warped Tour to the rest of the world. It might sound like a self-deprecating quip, but the truth has a much greater resonance: The sum total of Hawthorne Heights’ parts equals Zero. And it’s far more valuable than mindless slacker nostalgia.

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Antigone Rising with special guest, Trina Hamlin

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

Antigone Rising’s latest single, “That Was The Whiskey” was co-written with good friend and song writer Lori McKenna (Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes). “Whiskey” is getting praise from critics as a foot stompin’ mash up, perfectly blending the band’s ability to rock with their gift for writing undeniably catchy songs. The video for single is in rotation with CMT.com and various internet outlets, and the new CD is due out in early 2014.

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Private Eyes

Where: Onyx Theater, Kennesaw, GA

By Steven Dietz. | Directed by Ariel Fristoe.

Nothing is ever quite what it seems in this dark comedy of suspicion, theatrical illusion, and romantic truth.

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Ben Kronberg

Where: The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

Ben Kronberg’s  unique style blends clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs. Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, or rather ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout performance in Aspen, Ben has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly.

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Earth w/ King Dude

Where: The Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA

Earth’s career, like its music, has always been a slow, deliberate progression. Each record slightly removed from the last, a constant refinement of a singular vision. Dylan Carlson has remained focused throughout on coaxing moments of strange beauty and reflection from “the riff”. This elemental foundation of rock is refracted, in their earliest recordings, through the prism of sheer volume & feedbacking drone or, in the twin Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light set from 2011 & 2012, via a sparse unraveling take on folk.

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The Left Field Experiment / Supa Dave West (Beat Boxing album release party) w/ Tuamie

Where: 529, Atlanta, GA

These days, with a flood of bland music drowning your ears on the daily, it’s good to know there are still some artists like producer and drummer Supa Dave West who have stressed quality over quantity. Working with greats like De La and Dilla, the Queens, NY dude now living in Georgia is steadily building a sturdy resume that will soon include his debut instrumental album Beat Boxing on Redefinition Records.

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Lydia Loveless w/ special guests

Where: The EARL, Atlanta, GA

Blessed with a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-theroom voice, the 23-year-old Lydia Loveless was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio—a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. With a dad who owned a country music bar, Loveless often woke up with a house full of touring musicians scattered on couches and floors.

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Fifth Annual Oktoberfest

Where: The Tipping Point, Montgomery, AL

This event will feature beer tastings (tastings are 5:00pm-7:00pm) and live music from Zac Martin! Breweries scheduled to appear (subject to change) include: Blue Pants (Madison, AL), Brew Stooges (Huntsville, AL), Railyard Brewing Co. (Montgomery, AL), Rocket Republic (Huntsville, AL), Westbrook (Mt Pleasant, SC), New Belgium (Fort Collins, CO) A German-inspired pub fare menu will be available (items for purchase) including our famous beer braised brats!  

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Saturday September 20, 2014

Zwanze Day

Where: Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend, VT

Hill Farmstead Brewery has been chosen to host one of the locations for this year’s Cantillon Zwanze Day 2014! Complete event details available atwww.hillfarmstead.com/zwanze. Live music, local food vendors (food not included in ticket price).

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The English Beat

Where: The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

The English Beat is that fun and spirited band that never gets old.  From playing sold out shows, recording multi-platinum records, donating to reputable causes, and simply making fans happy, it’s not a surprise that they keep coming back for more.  Grab your best threads and lace up your two-tone shoes friends.  The beat is back.

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Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Ottawa Fury FC

Where: Atlanta Silverbacks Park, Doraville, GA

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Joyce Manor w/ Des Ark

Where: Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Joyce Manor was conceived in the back of a car in the Disneyland parking lot—the kind of beginning California dreams are really made of. It was the fall of 2008 over a bottle of cheap booze when co-founders Barry Johnson (guitar, vocals) and Chase Knobbe (guitar) decided to team up. They formed a power violence band where everyone would have Johnny Thunders-style glam-names … like “Joyce Manor” named after an apartment complex Barry walked past every day. But when longtime friend Andrew Jackson Jihad suddenly asked Barry if his old band wanted to open for their LA show, he scrambled to say yes.

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Weedeater

Where: 529, Atlanta, GA

With a sound and presence like no other band in the world, Weedeater stand apart from all others, both live and on their recordings. Their unfiltered and unrefined energy surges uncontrollably through the band and anyone who bears witness to their live show. Spite and deep resentment somehow fuse with comedy and maximum volume to produce an indignant, vomitous (both figuratively and sometimes literally) performance that is forced upon the willing yet hapless crowd. You are instantly swallowed whole by both Dixie and Shep’s nearly indistinguishable monster bass and guitar tones, and you are absolutely beaten to a bloody pulp and scared for your life by Keko’s crazed, yet amazingly potent bashing of his kit; with sticks that look like tree trunks turning into a splintered mess by the end of every song.

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An Evening with Ethan Johns

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

“There’s no sense to stopping now,” Ethan Johns sang on the closing song of his first solo album, 2013’s aptly titled If Not Now Then When? “I may take the long way round.” Those words could serve as the mantra of this renowned producer, multi-instrumentalist and late-blooming artist. “My interest in making music in general—whether it be recording or performing it or helping produce it—always seems to stem from the same place,” Johns notes. “As long as I’m learning something and I’m on the journey and I’m moving forwards, I’m gonna be happy.”

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Tennis

Where: Terminal West, Atlanta, GA

Tennis didn’t set out to intentionally shake things up for “Small Sound,” but that’s because they never have an agenda when they enter the studio. Guitarist Patrick Riley and singer/keyboardist Alaina Moore only have one guideline when they make music, and that is to bounce each idea they have back and forth between them until they know they’ve taken it as as far as it can go. And the husband and wife duo have taken it pretty far on “Small Sound,” their first release for the New York label Communion, who immediately flew the band out for a meeting after hearing their new songs.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

GA Ice Dogs vs. Florida      

Where: The Classic Center – Hockey Arena, Athens, GA

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One Drop of Love

Where: Egyptian Ballroom, Atlanta, GA

One Drop of Love is a multimedia solo performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni. Produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, this extraordinary one-woman show incorporates filmed images, photographs and animation to tell the story of how the notion of ‘race’ came to be in the United States and how it affects Cox DiGiovanni’s relationship with her father. A moving memoir, One Drop takes audiences from the 1600s to the present, to cities all over the U.S. and to West and East Africa, where both father and daughter spent time in search of their ‘racial’ roots.

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Chris Isaak

Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA

Concerts in the Garden, recognized by Atlanta magazine as “Best Outdoor Concert Series,” encores for an 12th annual stellar season. Enjoy live music on the Great Lawn at Atlanta’s most beautiful venue!

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Joe Purdy with special guest, Brian Wright

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

By cultivating a world-wide audience, gaining commercial recognition, and selling his music direct to fans, Joe has positioned himself at the forefront of a new movement of successful independent artists. His fans include music tastemakers and early adopters, as well as followers of mainstreams acts such as Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen.

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Eddie’s Attic & wordproductions present: Bahamas w/ special guests

Where: The EARL, Atlanta, GA

Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie–a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he’s been making music under the name Bahamas–writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs. His new album, Bahamas Is Afie, will be released August 19, 2014 on Brushfire Records/Universal.

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Murder at the Mardi Gras

Where: Mardi Gras Casino, Hallandale Beach, FL

It’s not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. However, that’s a good possibility for the guests of Murder at the Mardi Gras, who will find themselves in the middle of an investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, our troupe of professional improv actors will ignite the second floor area with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, our guests will work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask (or is it?). Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner with us.

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