TALive Weekend Picks: 9/26-9/28 Including TomorrowWorld, Beer and Bourbon Review, Luke James and more!

Happy Friday! If you are looking for something fun to fill your weekend, look no further. Here are TALive’s weekend picks!

Friday, September 26, 2014

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TomorrowWorld (Friday-Sunday)

Where: Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, GA

In just a few hours  thousands of happy souls will unite under the stars on the mystical grounds of Chattahoochee Hills. Prepare to Enter The World of Tomorrow yet again and be a part of the magic within The Arising of Life! Don’t miss out on your chance to join the global celebration and voyage to the sacred grounds of TomorrowWorld!

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Ballroom Thieves    

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

In a recent interview with Grateful Web, the Thieves said of their new EP, “we made a conscious choice of including songs that hit hard. We think our show is a lively mix of upbeat songs and slower, more introspective tunes, so these four songs are meant to give the listener a good idea of what to expect when he or she makes it to a Ballroom Thieves show.”

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UGA Ice Dogs vs. Auburn      

Where: The Classic Center, Athens, GA

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Violet Juno: (I am Still Here) Language has Left the Building

Where: Howard Logan Stillwell Theatre, Kennesaw, GA

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The Legwarmers Friday

Where: The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

Washington DC’s Premier 80’s Tribute Band. Judging from the huge response we get every time they’re here, a lot of you find the same guilty pleasure we do in reliving the 80s. The big hair. The lacy ankle socks. And the music! You thought it was a forgettable decade, but the Legwarmers (great accessory, great band name) will make you remember each and every hit. Come out and Safety Dance like it’s 1985.

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Delta Moon

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

Delta Moon’s music is a strong mix of personalities and sounds. A chance meeting in an Atlanta, GA music store brought the two founders, Tom Gray and Mark Johnson, together. Tom tried to sell Mark a Dobro out of the back of his van. Tom remembers the girl with Mark whispering, “Let’s get out of here.” Mark didn’t buy the guitar, but the two exchanged phone numbers and soon were playing together regularly in coffee shops and barbecue joints around Atlanta. Mark came up with the name Delta Moon after a pilgrimage to Muddy Waters’ cabin near Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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Area51Presents: SHIMSHAI in Concert with Oshan Maria

Where: QUAD, Atlanta, GA

Whether singing the ancient Sanskrit mantras of India, age-old Hebrew prayers, traditional folklore of South America, or performing his original works of divine inspiration, Shimshai’s music invokes a sentiment of ancestral devotion and a dedication to higher consciousness. A self-proclaimed seeker of truth, described by many as possessing the voice of an angel, Shimshai is gifted with the innate ability to deliver his message flawlessly in several languages; most profoundly the universal language of Love and Oneness.

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Sketchworks, Episode II: Attack of the Clowns

Where: Village Theatre, Atlanta, GA

It’s the dawn of a new era so, we bring you Sketchworks, Episode II: Attack of the Clowns. This is an exciting time for Sketchworks filled with new adventures as we travel to a galaxy far, far away (or at least across town). We have a blockbuster show in store for you filled with out-of-this-world, original sketch comedy representing the best of Sketchworks. We’re introducing brand new cast members AND bringing back some of your favorites. So, fire up those light sabers and get ready to laugh like a Wookie at Sketchworks, Episode II: Attack of the Clowns.

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Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds

Where: Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN

Waking from a nap in the swamps of outer space, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds ride a geisterbahn into the hypnagogic, a place between sleep and consciousness… ‘Haunted Head’ is the third LP Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds has oozed out for In The Red Records. Legendary guitar stylist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and long time cohorts, bassist Kiki Solis (Knife In The Water), drummer Ron Miller (Up The Academy), and guitarist Jesse Roberts (Sandrider, The Ruby Doe) take matters into their own mitts…a cocktail of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats, soulful strut bass lines, and sonic ambrosia from beyond.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

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Shonen Knife with Special Guests              

Where:  529, Atlanta, GA

Their newest release, “Overdrive”, is a tip of the hat to 70’s Hard Rock, and a continuation of Shonen Knife’s journey into the musings of food, fantasy and daily life in the Far Eastern metropolis of Osaka we’ve come to know and love.

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Rebecca Loebe

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

“Swallowed by the Sea” is the only song on the album that directly addresses her time on The Voice, but many of her songs deal with themes of love, travel and finding strength in scary situations. On her decision to name the record after the second track, “Circus Heart”, Rebecca says, “It seemed like the natural name for the body of work because a line of that song, more than any other passage on the record, deals directly with how I view myself relative to the rest of the world”.

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Styx  

Where: Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Peachtree City, GA

Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of pop rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater.

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Atlanta Silverbacks vs. San Antonio Scorpions

Where: Atlanta Silverbacks Park, Doraville, GA

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Jonah Smith and Jacob Deaton

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

The new album, “In The Kitchen” by Jonah Smith and Andy Stack started with a simple idea: to make an acoustic record with no outside help from engineers or producers. In October they started setting up microphones in the kitchen of Andy’s apartment in Queens, NY. A simple concept turned into two days of the musicians running wires, taping microphones to ceilings, tacking blankets over windows and generally trying to get things to sound like a record before the first note was played. Ever since Deaton independently released his critically acclaimed album, “Tribulation”, he’s been selling out shows all over Atlanta and surrounding areas. In the Summer and Fall of 2012, Deaton will bring his unique sound on the road to say hello to old friends and new fans.

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Beer and Bourbon Review

Where: Fadó Irish Pub, Atlanta, GA

A craft beer and bourbon festival, with unlimited sampling of local and regional beers and bourbons, Bar-BQ eats and live music.

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KEEP ON MOVIN! Atlanta

Where: The Basement Atlanta, GA

Get your dancin’ shoes, put your best threads on, grab all your friends, and hit the dance floor as Electric Western DJs Reno Bo and Jacob Jones serve up helpings of 50s and 60s rock n roll, Motown, funk, girl groups, swing, big band, jump blues, Stax, garage, and more. This party continues to grow and be more and more fun than the last!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Luke James

Where: Vinyl, Atlanta, GA

Luke James  singer/songwriter who truly embodies the honesty and fresh, organic soulfulness that’s been in relatively short supply of late in contemporary music. Now that sounds like a pretty tall order for a newcomer to fulfill. However, the New Orleans native is very much up to the task. In fact, you’ve no doubt heard his work: he co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Crawl” and has penned songs for Justin Bieber (“That Should Be Me”) and Britney Spears (“Kill The Lights”), among others. And his growing fan base includes none other than Beyoncé, who selected James to appear in her “Run the World” video.

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John Cowan, John McFee & Friends      

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

John Cowan, also known as the Voice of Newgrass, has been singing his heart out for thirty-five years now, and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. A true innovator, John applies his powerful pipes to genres from country, bluegrass, and gospel to soul, jazz, and rock-and-roll – often within the space of a single concert. His ability to move fluidly through multiple styles, and carry mesmerized audiences on the journey with him, has set him apart as one of the most loved and admired vocal artists of his generation, not just by fans and critics but among fellow musicians as well.

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King of Pops’ Endless Summer, STREETS ALIVE! After Party!

Where: The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

The best Streets Alive After Party ever! September 28th at The Masquerade from 6:30 – 10:30. We’re taking over both Purgatory and Hell to bring you an Endless Summer. It’s $10 and every dollar from EVERYTHING goes back to Atlanta Streets Alive.

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Improv Comedy Night 9/28

Where: My Sister’s Room, Atlanta, GA

Sleepy Eyes Improv is the brainchild of writer/director/founder of Sleepy Eyes Filmworks Chaka Idris. Once a month seasoned performers from all over the metro Atlanta area gather to create a night of laughs no one will forget! For a twist, audience members are encouraged to join the actors live on stage during the show!

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