Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! The Joy Formidable, Green River Ordinance, Pinback & More!

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! The Joy Formidable, Green River Ordinance, Pinback & More!

It’s beginning to look a whole lot like winter. The weather is getting colder and the wind is biting. Leaves are covering the streets, cars, and pretty much everything else. The trees are turning red and so are our chilled little noses! But, believe it or not, this is honestly my favorite part of the year. Nothing makes me happier then walking out of the not so forgiving weather and into an energetic and crowded concert! This weekend is literally filled with a wonderful variety of shows and concerts. Check out our Weekend Picks and spend your time off watching some great music with friends!

Friday, November 9th- The Asteroids Galaxy Tour at Black Cat

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is a Danish pop band consisting of vocalist Mette Lindberg and songwriter/producer Lars Iversen, formed in 2007.

Friday, November 9th- Jackopierce at Eddie’s Attic

Breaking up is hard to do. But staying together is nearly impossible. The average marriage lasts about six years, and 95% of new businesses fail within five years. Twenty two years of anything, especially Jackopierce, an acoustic duo that got its start playing frat-parties in the late 80′s, is hard to believe. Add-in the fact that Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce did not speak for nearly five years before reuniting in 2002 makes twenty years a downright miracle. They are now touring in support of their new release, “Everywhere All The Time.”

Friday, November 9th- Earth at Rock and Roll Hotel

Dylan Carlson founded the band in 1989 along with Slim Moon and Greg Babior, taking the title “Earth” from Black Sabbath’s original name. Carlson has remained the core of the band’s line-up throughout its changes. Outside of the underground music world, Carlson is perhaps best known for having been a close friend of grunge icon Kurt Cobain, as well as the person who purchased the gun that Cobain later used to commit suicide. Cobain sang lead vocals in the song “Divine and Bright”, from a demo included on the re-release of the live album Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars.

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5GB With Lost In The Trees; Playing Black Cat, Nov. 5th

5GB With Lost In The Trees; Playing Black Cat, Nov. 5th

Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Lost In The Trees is a maverick musical collective led by classically trained composer Ari Picker. The band merges dramatic symphonic elements with the soaring melodies of American folk and modern pop, creating a sound that is simultaneously intimate and sonically ambitious. Think Phil Spector meets Igor Stravinsky. And […]

5GB With Maserati; Playing Black Cat, Nov. 4th

5GB With Maserati; Playing Black Cat, Nov. 4th

When Jerry Fuchs joined Maserati in 2004, he initiated a complete overhaul of the group: old songs were dropped, tempos were drastically sped up, and the budding psych-rock impulses of guitarists Coley Dennis and Matt Cherry were given room to grow. Beginning with the electrifying Inventions For The New Season, Maserati were a better, faster, […]

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Propagandhi, Decatur Wine Festival, Shiny Toy Guns, & More!

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Propagandhi, Decatur Wine Festival, Shiny Toy Guns, & More!

Happy November, ladies and gents! I’m finding it harder and harder to get out of bed each morning, which means the cold is approaching faster and faster. Some say that this is the month of staying bundled indoors and and some say it’s “No Shave November”, whatever it is, don’t sit at home! There are plenty of great concerts and festivals happening all around town. BONUS! We get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, so all the more reason to get your groove on at your favorite venue.

Friday, November 2nd- Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band at Black Cat

Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet.

Friday, November 2- The Dirty Guv’nahs’ W/ The Delta Saints at The Loft

After two independent releases and relentless touring, The Dirty Guv’nahs’ new album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies (Dualtone Music) raises the bar significantly for this explosive ensemble. Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ross Copperman and Grammy winning engineer Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars).

Friday, November 2nd- Propagandhi at Rock and Roll Hotel

Propagandhi is a Canadian punk band formed in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1986 by guitarist Chris Hannah and drummer Jord Samolesky.

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5GB With Wintersleep; Playing DC9, Nov 1

5GB With Wintersleep; Playing DC9, Nov 1

By Carrie Wingfield Under the radar Canadian rockers Wintersleep play DC9 tomorrow, Nov. 1, after braving the Hurricane Sandy aftermath and a postponed show at The Knitting Factory. The band hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, although not widely known, received a Juno Award in 2008, and have an excellent album out entitled Hello Hum that was co-produced by Dave […]

5GB With Quiet Company; Playing Black Cat, Nov 1

5GB With Quiet Company; Playing Black Cat, Nov 1

 By Carrie Wingfield The Austin, TX based band Quiet Company bring their charming indie rock to The Black Cat this Thursday. This past year, the band enjoyed many accolades, including awards for the Austin Chronicle’s 30th Annual Austin Music Awards: 2011-2012 Band of the Year, Album of the Year for We Are All Where We […]

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! AC Newman, Inman Park Beer Chase, Freelance Whales & More!

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! AC Newman, Inman Park Beer Chase, Freelance Whales & More!

With the recent premiere of The Walking Dead, all we’ve been hearing lately is zombie-this and zombie-that. But what better of a time for the apocalypse than Halloween week! The last week of October is sure to be one for the ages with so many great musicians coming to your town ready to play into the wee-witching hours. So grab your candy and costumes (and of course your dancing shoes) while we break down our favorites for this Halloweekend.

Friday, October 26- Prom of the Living Dead at Center Stage & Vinyl
The legendary Halloween party will feature DJ Swivel and South City Allstars as they will keep the dance alive and kicking all night long in Center Stage while several live bands wake the dead in Vinyl.

Friday, October 26th -AC Newman at Black Cat

This Canadian singer-songwriter is bringing his sweet goodness to DC.

Friday, October 26th- El Ten Eleven at Rock and Roll Hotel

LA post-rockers El Ten Eleven were named Spin Magazine’s Band of the Day, and are coming to DC.

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5GB With He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister; Playing DC9 On Oct. 27th

5GB With He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister; Playing DC9 On Oct. 27th

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister seem to invite a broad range of colorful words to describe their music and performances: “flamboyant folk,” “psych-acoustic,” “estranged and glamorous” and “vaudeville-y.” No doubt this is due to their mélange of musical styles, both modern and antique; their eccentric attire and sense of expression, both sincere and theatrical; […]

5GB With Mono; Playing Rock & Roll Hotel, Oct. 25

5GB With Mono; Playing Rock & Roll Hotel, Oct. 25

Japanese rock band, Mono’s style of music is influenced by the genres of experimental rock and shoegazing, as well as by both the classical and contemporary classical periods of classical music, and also by noise and minimalism. Mono’s sound is characterised by the lead and rhythm guitars of Goto and Yoda respectively, both of whom […]

Q & A With Those Darlins; Playing DC9, Oct. 25th

Q & A With Those Darlins; Playing DC9, Oct. 25th

By Eileen Tilson First off, congratulations on your success, there is such an incredible buzz about Those Darlins right now! How do you feel about all your recent success, such as being one of the “powerful female bands” in the Oprah magazine? That’s huge! Thank you… We feel very grateful to have been so fortunate so far, and […]

5GB With Milo Greene; Playing Rock and Roll Hotel, Oct 23rd

5GB With Milo Greene; Playing Rock and Roll Hotel, Oct 23rd

  Milo Greene is not real. However, the fictitious character that is Milo Greene is very much alive. Lacking an actual manager, college classmates Andrew Heringer, Robbie Arnett, and Marlana Sheetz concocted a virtual one – Milo Greene – to promote their individual musical efforts. It wasn’t until 2009 that the three began creating music together. While house […]

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! The Temper Trap, Father John Misty, Decatur Beer Fest & More!

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! The Temper Trap, Father John Misty, Decatur Beer Fest & More!

Gosh, it sure is beginning to look more and more like fall ! What else can make this amazing time of year better than music?? October is easily one of the most popular months for concerts and festivals, so we understand your dilemma when it comes to picking and choosing how to spend your free time. Unfortunately, this weekend is no exception and there’s a lot to go out and see! Here are our weekend picks and places.

Friday, October 19- The Temper Trap at Center Stage

Australian indie-rockers are taking over Center Stage. They’ll be playing a private acoustic performance to a few fans and then rocking out later in the evening! Tickets are still available and purchasing through Ticket Alternative gets you into both for the price of one!

Friday, October 19th -The Jezabels w/ Yukon Blonde

Did you see how they caught the light? Hurt Me broke the US charts, made iTunes’ single of the week. Easy To Love and Mace Spray were indie radio staples; Dark Storm an iTunes #1.AIR and APRA nominations were lavished for records and songwriting.

Friday, October 19- The Lighthouse & the Whaler at the Drunken Unicorn

The amazingly upbeat indie-folk group returns to support their newest release “This is an Adventure!” Check em’ out on the last bit of their nation wide tour with Ewert and the Two Dragons!

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Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Los Straitjackets, PINKTOBER!, Flying Saucer 7th Annual Fall Beerfeast  & More!

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Los Straitjackets, PINKTOBER!, Flying Saucer 7th Annual Fall Beerfeast & More!

It’s already the second weekend of October! It seems like my favorite month of the year is flying right by! While these next few weeks may be filled with sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes,and curling up with some Netflix, the weekends are dedicated to fun! Whether you’re cheering on your favorite football team, attending a festival, or checking out an awesome band, there’s never a shortage of cool events going on!

Friday, October 12- Los Straitjackets at the Earl

The Lucha Libre legends are back with their trademark high-energy rock and roll instrumental!

Friday, October 12- Sunday, October 12th- The Georgia Throwdown Festival in Albany, Georiga

With headliners like Lynard Skynard, Big & Rich, Uncle Kracker & Drive By Truckers, this festival is gonna be rockin’ the southern part of our state all weekend! Over 60 bands will be taking over 5 stages this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Grab some friends and head south of the city for a weekend of awesome country!

Friday Oct. 12th – SWANS w/ A Hawk and a Hacksaw at Black Cat

NYC post-punk band, SWANS are making a rare reappearance tonight in D.C.

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Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Taste of Atlanta, Frightened Rabbit, Mac Powell, & More!

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Taste of Atlanta, Frightened Rabbit, Mac Powell, & More!

Friday, Oct. 5th – Antibalas at The Goat Farm

Fourteen years after their first gig, and five since the release of their last album, 2007’s Security, Antibalas — Afrobeat’s premier second-wave ensemble — are back with their fifth full-length release

Friday, Oct. 5th – Taste of Atlanta’s Friday Night Kick-Off Part

Join Taste of Atlanta and host Chef Ford Fry as we kick off the weekend with a block party for the record books. To help get you fired up for the festival weekend, many of Atlanta’s favorite grill masters will be dishing out their most mouth-watering bites. The all-inclusive party features live music from Yacht Rock Schooner, wine, beer, American Spirit Whiskey cocktails and more at this all-inclusive kick-off event!

Friday Oct. 5th – The Wailers at Jannus Live

Ladies and Gentlemen the kings of Reggae are hailing in Florida this weekend! Bob Marley would be proud!

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5GB With Polica; Playing Black Cat, Oct. 2nd

5GB With Polica; Playing Black Cat, Oct. 2nd

Polica (pronounced po-lisa) began as a collaboration between fellow Gayngs’ members Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson in June of 2011. By July they had completed 11 songs, made the key additions of drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, bass player Chris Bierdan, and headed into the studio. After Mike Noyce (Bon Iver) lent his voice on […]

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Angus Stone, Flying Saucer 5th Annual Beerfeast, Little Five Fest, & More

Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Angus Stone, Flying Saucer 5th Annual Beerfeast, Little Five Fest, & More

The weekend is here and we’re happily immersed in Fall Festival Season! From the Flying Saucer Beerfeast, to Little Five Fest, we are beyond excited to check out all of the awesome bands and genres this weekend! The venues are also packed with great artists too, so no excuses! Get out and enjoy this amazing weather and our great music scene.

Friday, Sept. 28th – Angus Stone at Rock and Roll Hotel

Half of the popular sister/brother duo from Sydney Angus Stone is making his own splash in the US.

Friday, Sept. 28th – Green River Ordinance at Vinyl

Quickly falling into the same category as Mumford & Sons & The Avett Bros. this is a band that will be big.

Friday Sept. 28th – OFF! at The Loft

Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross) and Mario Rubalcaba (Hot Snakes/Earthless/Rocket From The Crypt) are OFF! They are the force and spirit of L.A. punk circa ’78 resuscitated, reconstituted and re-imagined for a similarly uncertain age.

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5GB With Fink; Playing DC9, Sept. 27th

5GB With Fink; Playing DC9, Sept. 27th

Just by the answers alone would I want to see Fink this Thursday at DC9. English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ, born in Cornwall and currently based in Brighton. Since the 2006 release of his album Biscuits for Breakfast, the name Fink has also referred to the recording and touring trio fronted by Greenall […]

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