TALive Weekend Picks10/17-10/19: including Sundy Best, Decatur Craft Beer Festival, Dr. Ralph Stanley and more!


Another weekend has finally arrived! We’re so excited to have so many great events going on this weekend for you to check out!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland  

Where: Historic Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

Historic Oakland Cemetery receives many visitors each day, but only at Halloween do the gates stay open after dark. Witness the magnificent final resting place of Atlanta’s sons and daughters during the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland 2014 Halloween Tours. Tours begin October 17th and run on the weekends until October 25th.


Sundy Best

Where: Eddie’s Attic. Decatur, GA

Sundy Best crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think the Eagles and the smart, whiskey-voiced lyrics of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. With Nick on guitar and Kris on cajon, Sundy Best takes that sound, modernizes it in their own unique way by borrowing hints of country and bluegrass, to make it personal. Offstage, the pair are lifelong friends, college athletes and dog-lovers; onstage the musical duo delivers something wholly fresh and original, blending their best influences with personal music histories.findtickets1

Colony House and Knox Hamilton with special guests      

Where: The EARL, Atlanta, GA

It’s not surprising that Colony House has struck a resonant chord with listeners. The threesome maintains a balance of craft and immediacy that reflects its affinity for the sound of such alt-rock outfits as Interpol and The Killers, while echoing the influence of such alternative icons as U2 and New Order. They’ve assimilated their multiple influences in a manner that’s wholly distinctive, adding tight harmonies, strong instrumental chops and a keen melodic sensibility that’s all their own.


X Ambassadors with Jamie N Commons and Arkells

Where: Vinyl, Atlanta, GA

Brooklyn-based alt-rock ensemble X Ambassadors make passionate, dark, and literate music that mixes acoustic, electric, and electronic sounds. Originally, the band formed while singer/songwriter Sam Harris, his keyboardist brother Casey Harris, and childhood friend guitarist Noah Feldsuh were in college. However, X Ambassadors officially solidified around 2010 after the three moved to New York City, where they met drummer Adam Levin. They released their debut EP, Love Songs Drug Songs, in 2012.


Heavenly Beat with Axxa and Abraxas

Where: 529, Atlanta, GA

“PROMINENCE” is the 2nd full length in as many years from Texas transplant John Pena. It was recorded/mixed in the same apartment(after a failed attempt to mix in a “real” studio) as last years TALENT over the first few months of 2013 after shelving a full length’s worth of songs for not being sonically or emotionally interesting enough.Using Primitive Radio God’s “Standing Outside A Broken Telephone Booth With Money In My Hand” as a sonic touch point John built a new album from the ground up utilizing chopped/sampled drum breaks and, for the first time, some non laptop based keyed instruments(piano, mellotron) along with H.B. main stays classical guitar and steel drums. Live member Christian Barsi and Daniel Schlett of Strange Weather Studio both contributed keys to a few songs but the outcome is still a very solo sounding project.Arrangements is where PROMINENCE shines.


Lindsay Jarman     

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

Relatively new to the southeast music scene, 21 year old Lindsay Jarman was a finalist in the Eddie’s Attic2013 Singer/Songwriter contest – an event with about 500 contestants that was previously won by John Mayer and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles before their careers skyrocketed.



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Decatur Craft Beer Festival

Where: The Old Courthouse Square, Decatur, GA

Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the square in downtown Decatur with more than 100 of the finest American craft beers, special tappings, food available for sale, and live music on the bandstand.


Minnesota United FC vs. New York Cosmos     

Where: National Sports Center, Blaine, MN


Kristy Lee with special guest, Kristin Diable  

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

That mighty rumble you hear coming out of Alabama is none other than Kristy Lee. Her voice like thunder, rolling in before a sweet southern rain, instantly washes the world away. Kristy Lee’s unique rhythms are absolutely nourishing, clean, pure, and unapologetic. This woman means it when she takes her voice out to play!


John Prine  

Where: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

An acclaimed singer/songwriter whose literate work flirted with everything from acoustic folk to rockabilly to straight-ahead country. Prine’s compositions caught the ear of Kris Kristofferson, who was instrumental in helping him win a recording contract. In 1971, he went to Memphis to record his eponymously titled debut album; though not a commercial success, songs like “Sam Stone,” the harsh tale of a drug-addled Vietnam veteran, won critical approval.


Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies   

Where: Atlanta Silverbacks Park, Doraville, GA


Felipe Esparaza

Where: The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA       

Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. Recognized for his wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, “what’s up, fool?”, people are surprised to find out that Felipe is also the same person referred to and imitated in infamous stories by fellow comedian, Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe won NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2010, and soon after, starred in and produced his first 1 hour Showtime special, and is now touring comedy clubs and theaters across the world and working on a new 1 hour special. He also launched a popular new podcast April 1, 2014, entitled, “What’s Up Fool?”, on the All Things Comedy podcast network.


Whores with special guests

Where: The EARL, Atlanta, GA

Formed in Spring 2010, Atlanta, GA noise merchants WHORES (Christian Lembach – Vocals/Guitar, Jake Shultz – Bass, Travis Owen – drums) have quickly become infamous thanks to their crushing live shows and no-holds-barred punk rock attitude.  The band signed with Brutal Panda Records in 2011 to unleash their ferocious debut, Ruiner, which went on to receive numerous accolades throughout the heavy and indie music scenes.


Andrews Moonshine Festival

Where: Andrews Entertainment District, Atlanta, GA

Andrews Entertainment District hosts Buckhead’s inagural Moonshine Festival to be held on Saturday, October 18th.  Choose from a General Admission or VIP ticket and taste over 50 varieties of Moonshine regional & national, from Apple Pie ‘shine to Peppermint ‘shine.  Enjoy Live Music featuring the sounds of the Gary Ray Trio, meet & greet with over 19 Distillers, and some very Special Guests including NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott, Wayne “Hill Billy” Nix from the Discovery hit show Moonshiners, Ricky Estes, Moonshiner from Short Mountain Distillery, and Charlie Ball from Troy & Sons Distillery who will also have their classic car the Ford F135 moonshine truck on exhibition.  Additionally the guests will be able to see Bill Elliott’s Dawsonville Moonshine Stock Car at the Festival.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dr. Ralph Stanley  

Where: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

In 2002 Ralph Stanley received his first ever Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance of the haunting rendition of “Oh Death” that was featured in the movie and soundtrack of “O Brother Where Art Thou”. In 2006 He received the Living Legend award from the Library of Congress and National medal of arts given by President George W. Bush.


Boxerstock Music Festival

Where: Boxerstock, Marietta, GA

The seventh annual Boxerstock Music Festival, presented by Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic and Unleashed by Petco to benefit Atlanta Boxer Rescue, takes place on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from noon to 6 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This year’s event promises to be the best ever, featuring live music from both national and local acts in a variety of musical genres, including American Idol 2014 finalist, Jess Meuse. It’s a dog-friendly event.


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