Friday, April 18th

Hey guys! It’s Friday, it’s cold outside, but it’s almost the weekend. I don’t know what Atlanta did to have their spring privileges revoked. It’s also Good Friday(although not according to my hangover when I woke up).

Georgia Tech’s Earth Day Celebration (225 North Ave) is today, free and open to the public, featuring eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music, and organic popcorn.

SweetWater 420 Fest kicks off today in Centennial Olympic Park, I don’t know what happens today because I’m pretty sure Sublime are playing tomorrow, but at the very least there’s beer. Tickets start around $10 and go up to over $100.

It’s Salsa Dance Night at the Fernbank Science Center (156 Heaton Park Drive) tonight, at 6:30 for $13, learn how to dance and drink martinis at the same time, then catch something at the IMAX after!

It’s also Half-Price Jazz Fridays at the High Museum this evening around 8, with live jazz music and half-price admission, plus extra late museum hours.

Tennessee Queer opens at The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce) tonight, about the “struggle of gay teens facing society’s not ready to embrace change.” The director will be there for a Q&A tonight and tomorrow after the movie, and tickets are $10.

The Alliance Theater (1280 Peachtree St) has Slam Poetry tonight at 7pm, sharing the best slam poetry from local poets. Free admission.

The WonderRoot (982 Memorial Drive) has WonderComedy with Gilbert Lawand, who recently opened for Aziz Ansari! $5, all ages, byob. 8:30pm.

At Java Vino tonight philosophy professor Dr. Shay Welch from Spelman College will be leading a philosophical discussion about Trauma and Desperation, followed by open mic poetry. Free coffee and snacks, 7pm.

The Masquerade (695 North Ave) has both a punk showcase and a hip hop showcase tonight! Punk starts at 6 in heaven for $12, and hip hop is $15 in purgatory at 7pm. Six punk bands or eleven hip hop artists, both shows are all ages.

Maiden Atlanta is tonight at Star Bar (437 Moreland Ave) with a local Iron Maiden cover band playing through Maiden’s first two albums in full. 9pm.

If you aren’t a metal fan, get down to the Variety Playhouse ( 1099 Euclid) around 8pm to see Beatlemania cover The Red Album from start to finish, $20 tickets at the door.

500 Songs for Kids is at The Earl (488 Flat Shoals) tonight again! Music starts at 8:20, and admission is pay-what-you-want, all going to charity! 21+, despite the name, non-smoking show. Belle and Sebastian are going to be there tonight!!

Victor Pons and Links Duo present Ampere 2.0 at The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) tonight, which is “a solo percussion program comprised entirely of works for vibraphone and live electronics,” as well as solo works from both artists. $5 at the door, 8pm.

At 10pm Invent Room Pop is back at the Beep Beep Gallery (696 Charles Allen Drive) for their 36th installment, three solid years! Six musicians get their names pulled out of a hat and paired together to play. Always a ton of fun at the end of the night, right in the heart of Midtown.

The Village Theatre (349 Decatur St) has the Gentleman Callers Comedy Tour stopping there tonight, five comedians embarking on a ten city tour from New Orleans up to Pittsburgh and tonight’s their night in Atlanta. Tickets are $10, but you can get in for $5 with a college or military ID.

More shows tonight:

  • Protomartyr at the 529, $8, 10pm. A blend of post-punk, indie, and garage rock.
  • Violent Reaction at the Drunken Unicorn, $7, 9pm. Punk band, they look insane.
  • Future Rock at The Masquerade Hell, 9pm, $15, 18+.
  • Carl Dylan at Center Stage, 9pm, $12.
  • Conspirator at Terminal West, $15, 11:30pm.

There’s also the regular Friday stuff, plus all the ongoing events!

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I’m going to go to 500 Songs for Kids tonight and see how that goes, and then make my way back to Midtown for Invent Room Pop. Java Vino sounds cool though, and so does the Gentlemen Caller’s Comedy Show. Protomartyr will put on a great show, I’ve been listening to their new album all morning, if I leave 500 Songs for Kids early I might stop into the 529 and see them. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Next few days:

  • SweetWater 420 Festival is all weekend long in Centennial Olympic Park, with Sublime headlining tomorrow.
  • The GA Rennaisance Festival starts on Sunday in Fairburn.
  • Record Store Day is tomorrow with live music all day long in Little Five Points.
  • The Great Atlanta Pot Festivalis on Sunday in Candler Park
  • Streets Alive is also Sunday at Gordon White Park in the West End

Thursday, April 17th

Hey guys! It’s April 17th, popularly known as “If You Haven’t Done Your Taxes By Now I Hope You Like Prison Food Day,” There’s lots going on today and it looks like that cold weather has passed, so get out there and enjoy yourself!

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The next Nerd Nite ATL is at Smoke Ring (309 Nelson St) tonight. This time the talks are “Is Grandpa a Cyborg? Brain Machine Interfaces as Health Solutions,” “How Saved by the Bell RUINED MY LIFE,” and “Disease Overload: Resetting What You Think You Know About Cancer.” The photo above is from last Nerd Nite, and it looks like a lot of fun, so make sure you go tonight! 8pm, $5 cover. Thanks to Sarah and Jess from LadyFlashback for the photograph!

If you’re a Georgia State student, get down to 44 Courtland St (between the University Center and the Courtyard) for live music and $2 food trucks from 4-7pm. No word on which food trucks will be there, but for $2 you can’t really go wrong.

Party With the Past is at Smith Family Farm (130 West Paces Ferry Rd) tonight at 6pm, focusing on the culture and history of Southern food, as told by Brys Stephens, followed by food tastings from his new book, The New Southern Table.

The Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce) has Atlanta’s Largest Toga Party tonight at 7:30, they’re showing Animal House, and it seems like there’s going to be a keg. Wear a toga!

Louis Katz is performing standup at The Hangar (151 Sampson St) tonight, followed by open mic. Check out a clip of him here on HBO (nsfw audio). Katz goes on at 8, and open mic starts at 9:30. The cover is pay-what-you-want with a suggested donation of $5-$10, and no drink minimum!

Doug Stanhope performs again tonight at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club (56 E. Andrews Drive). Here’s a clip of him talking about reality shows, I think this guy’s hilarious, if you like cynical comedians check this guy out. $25, 8pm.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has a performance by the GaTech Laptop Orchestra & New Music Ensemble tonight at 8pm, featuring “music crafted through facial recognition technology, a video game that doubles as a platform for live improvisation, and a genetic algorithm with which both laptops and live instrumentalists can interact.” No cover.

Tonight the Sound Table (483 Edgewood Avenue) has a listening party for the Under the Skin OST at 8pm. It’s free to attend, but if you RSVP to skin@thesoundtable.com you get entered into a drawing for a vinyl copy of the soundtrack, a signed poster, or movie tickets.

Smith’s Olde Bar (1578 Piedmont Avenue)has a benefit show for the American Cancer Society tonight at 8pm. Penny Western and The Digits are both playing, and the $12 cover goes to the ACS.

500 Songs for Kids is back at The Earl (488 Flat Shoals) tonight! Music starts at 8:20, and admission is pay-what-you-want, all going to charity! 21+, despite the name, non-smoking show.

At 8:30 The Mammal Gallery has Springtime Fertility Rituals for Easter, featuring live music from four bands, as well as a Zombie Jesus Costume Contest, an Easter egg hunt, and a video confessional booth. Togas encouraged! $5, all ages.

More shows:

  • Nerd Rage at the Drunken Unicorn, $5, 11pm.
  • Bad Veins at The Masquerade purgatory, $12, 7pm.
  • Passafire at Masquerade Hell, $15, 7pm.
  • Wild Child at The Vinyl, $12, 8pm.
  • Heyrocco, Chief Scout, Dana Swimmer, and Lowbanks at The WonderRoot, $5, 9pm. (Lowbanks were awesome last time they were at the 529, go see them!)
  • Sealions at 529, $5, 10pm.
  • Random Rab at Terminal West, 10pm, $15.
  • McNifficent 7 at Smith’s Olde Bar, 7pm, $8.

There’s also the regular Thursday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I really will get around to it soon though!

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It’s my birthday today! I’m going to go to trivia at Villains for a bit, and when I inevitably end up 143 points behind after only three rounds I’ll probably go to 500 Songs for Kids, or maybe The Goat Farm. Smith’s Olde Bar is always a fun time, get there and camp out for the McNifficent 7 and then go to the ACS benefit show afterwards! Doug Stanhope is definitely the best choice for people willing to spend $25, and Nerd Nite seems like a blast if those topics caught your eye.  Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Wednesday, April 16th

Hey guys! It’s half way through the week, with a big weekend coming up, Sweetwater 420fest coming up, amongst other things. Today’s the big day for the announcement of Atlanta’s MLS team! Here’s what’s going on today!

From 3-6pm at the corner of Luckie St and Marietta St (by Centennial Olympic Park) the MLS Announcement Celebration is going on, with games, food trucks, and fans partying! Stop by and hear the video announcement.

10th & Piedmont (991 Piedmont Ave) has Cider House Rules tonight, $5 or $10 gets you a slider & cider pairing, including crabcake sliders paired with Angry Orchard Apple Cider, barbecue pulled-pork sliders paired with Jack’s Hard Cider Original, and more. This deal is until the 29th of April, and sound delicious.

At 7pm the Atlanta History Center ( 130 W. Paces Ferry Road) has An Evening with Gina and Pat Neely, two southern chefs talking about the recipes in their newest cookbook. Arrive early and you can try some of the recipes! $10 cover.

At The Hard Rock Café (215 Peachtree St) tonight from 5-7pm you can Sing for your Supper. Customers who get on stage and perform a song with the house band will get a free dinner entrée! Karaoke for a cause!

Doug Stanhope is doing standup at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater ( 56 E. Andrews Drive) tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets are $25, you know you want to see this guy (nsfw audio)!

It’s Charlie Chaplin's birthday tonight, so Prohibition (56 East Andrews Drive) is having a birthday celebration starting at 5pm.

Shows tonight:

The Mammal Gallery (91 S Broad St) has a Dance Like Kate Bush Party tonight, 9pm, with performances by Red Sea, Suffer Dragons, and Linear Downfall. $5 cover.

Mother has their weekly free dance party tonight at 10pm, MOVE!. 21+.

The Music Room (327 Edgewood Ave) has their monthly Open Soul Party tonight at 9pm.

There’s also the regular Wednesday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I really will get around to it soon though!

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I think I’m going to see Doug Stanhope tomorrow night because I’m so busy today, you should definitely check him out if you like stand up and aren’t afraid to be offended. I’m gonna try to drop by the MLS celebration for a little bit today though. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Tuesday, April 15th: Tax Day Edition

Hey guys! It’s the 15th of April, taxes are due at midnight tonight! Get them done in time and celebrate with free small fries at Arbys with this coupon and half-priced drinks at Sonic!

If you’d rather celebrate a little more locally (and who can blame you):

  • Ra Sushi (1080 Peachtree St) has happy hour early, from 3pm-midnight today
  • Park 75 (75 14th St) has Tax-free day, 8% off everything on the menu.
  • Steel Restaurant ( 950 W. Peachtree) has $10.99 Bento boxes until 2:30pm.

It’s kind of a quiet day today. Isn’t there a lunar eclipse tonight? A full moon in April is called a pink moon, so lets all spin some Nick Drake.

The Margaret Mitchell House has author Frances Maye speaking tonight at 7pm, about “the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.” $10, free for AHC members.

The Earl (488 Flat Shoals Ave) is showing the Bobby Bare Jr film Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost tonight at 7pm, cover is $10.

Gipsy Kings at Chastain Park Apmitheatre tonight at 8pm for $$. Pretty much the perfect music for weather that’s the exact opposite of today.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has their Writer’s Exchange tonight at 8pm, presented by Eyedrum. Anyone can come and share their work for up to 10 minutes and receive feedback for work in any genre.

The Mammal Gallery (91 s Broad St) has KSU’s Senior Dance Exhibition at 8pm tonight, the KSU Seniors will be showing off their contemporary dancing skills. Starts at 8pm, doors at 7:30. $5 cover.

At 9pm, The 529 is holding the Rent Party Comedy Show that might be free? Cover under $10 if there is one.`

The Quad ( 714 Spring St) has their weekly dance party at 10pm-5am(!!). $5 before midnight, $10 after. (Does anybody go to this? I can put it in the regular Tuesday stuff if they do.)

the Sound Table (482 Edgewood Ave SE) has Ployd DJ’ing from 10pm for their Service. show, no cover, 21+.

There’s also the regular Tuesday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I really will get around to it soon though!

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It’s a quiet night with not too much going on, let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Monday, April 14th

Hey guys, it’s Monday, April 14th today. Don’t forget that taxes are due tomorrow!

Tax Day Special at Steele Lounge ( 950 W. Peachtree), $10.99 bento boxes until 2:30 today. In my opinion they missed a chance to charge $10.40 for these.

More pop-up food at Villains Wicked Heroes (903 Peachtree St) tonight at 5pm, Moules Frites, which is French for mussels and french fries. There’s also Seafood Poutine, Lobster Rolls, and a mason jar full of chocolate mousse and home-made whipped cream which is delicious.balsamic strawberries.

At 6:30 pm the Center for Puppetry Arts (1404 Spring St) has a $30 class called Intro to Paper Animation, where you’ll get to “design and build a simple jointed figure for animation and learn how to animate [your] unique creation.”

Sweetwater Brewing Company (195 Ottley Dr) has Beer and Comedy Night tonight, and it’s their three-year anniversary show. Comedy starts at 8, but you can get in at 7 and start drinking. $10 cover includes six drinks, leashed dogs are allowed.

The Mammal Gallery (91 S Broad St) has April Showers Improv tonight, !mprov and Banshee Improv will be performing improvisational comedy based on crowd suggestions at 8:30pm for $5.

Shows tonight:

  • Bodyfather at the 529, no cover, 9pm. Garage rock meets post-punk, all-black dress code.
  • Nile at Masquerade Heaven, 7pm, $18. Classic middle-eastern themed metal.
  • The Sounds at Terminal West, 8pm, $16. Swedish indie-rockers, dance-punk.

There’s also the regular Monday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I promise I’ll get to it soon!

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I want to go to The Sounds tonight, but I don’t know if I’ll have time, so I might just console myself with a mason jar of chocolate mousse at Villains and then go home. Let me know what you guys get up to and wht turns out to be fun!

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Sunday, April 13th

Hey guys! It’s Sunday afternoon, it’s amazing outside, I’ve got no excuse for being so late on this today but I’m going to blame it on a combination of weather, 2048, and Cookie Clicker.

I fired this off a little prematurely earlier, so if you saw it with only two things on here, that’s my fat fingers pressing “post” instead of “save draft.” Whoops.

It’s opening day for Grant Park Farmer’s Market (600 Cherokee Ave) here until 2pm today, followed by a potluck extravaganza afterwards.

The Dogewood Festival is still going on today today in Piedmont Park, enjoy food, drinks, music, and art all weekend. Check out the list of events here, music started at 11am and goes until 5 tonight, the festival wraps up an hour later at 6pm. Admission is free.

Instead of going to Dogwood, check out #ATLHareDo today all over the city. It’s an art scavenger hunt, I won’t give too much away because putting it together yourself is half the fun, but all the art the community has made for it looks awesome.

At 1pm Georgia Slim & The Stovetop Ramblers are playing at The Earl (488 Flat Shoals) as part of the Earl’s free hangover lunch series.

Next door Argosy (470 Flat Shoals) is celebrating their One Year Anniversary Throwdown with games, specials, giveaways, food, beer, and live DJs from 2pm-11pm.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has their April Food Swap today from 3-4:30.

Catch the Atlanta Silverbacks opening game at 4:30 today, they’re going to be in NYC but there are viewing parties at The Elder Tree in EAV, Park Bar downtown, and Rí Rá in Midtown.

Tonight at 7pm the Laughing Skull Lounge ( 878 Peachtree St) has the Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase, featuring eight of Atlanta’s best stand-up comedians performing for $25.

At 7:30 The Tabernacle (152 Luckie St) hosts Dita Von Tease doing some kind of burlesque show, tickets are  $30-$90.

Check out The Iceberg at Red Light Café (553 Amsterdam Ave) tonight at 8pm, a writing event where six writers share stories, this time the theme is obsession, and the lineup includes people from The Regular Guys and Village Theatre. It’s The Iceberg’s one-year anniversary this weekend, so stop in for an extra special show. Pay what you want admission.

If you like the sounds of the Hammond organ, check out the Hammond Organ Groove at Churchill Grounds (660 Peachtree St) tonight at 9pm, $10 cover.

  • Stephen “Ragga” Marley at Center Stage, 9pm, $24. Bob’s kid, you know what you’re getting into.
  • YG at Masquerade Heaven, 7pm, $25. West-coast rap.
  • Nonpoint at masquerade Hell, 7pm, $16. Bog-standard heavy metal.

There’s also the regular Sunday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I promise I’ll get to it soon!

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I’m going to grab late lunch somewhere in Midtown and then come home and do a bunch of boring work, but if I can get out in time I’d like to go to the Laughing Skull this evening. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Saturday, April 12th

Hey guys! It’s Saturday, and it’s a beautiful day outside. It’s so nice I almost wish I’d woken up before 1pm.

Mac DeMarco put on a great show at The Goat Farm last night, the building was packed to the brim by the time he came out, and the crowd loved every song (even the Coldplay cover). I can’t stop listening to his new album, if you like psychedelic pop, check it out on Spotify!

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has Free Swap today until 7pm, it’s like a big community yard sale that’s free to participate in. Bring old old stuff, leave with new old stuff! Everything not taken by the end of the day gets donated to charity.

The Dogewood Festival is still going on today today at 12 in Piedmont Park, enjoy food, drinks, music, and art all weekend. check out the list of events here, music started at 11am and goes until 11 tonight. Admission is free.

It’s a bit of a drive, but it’s Terrapin Beer Co’s 12th Anniversary Carnival today down in Athens ( 265 Newton Bridge Road). The event is all-ages and it’s every bit a carnival from the sounds of it. Tickets are $20 and things kick off around 4:30pm.

At 6pm Capsule (629 Glenwood Ave) is hosting Criminal Code/Wymyn Prysyn, and Rapturous Grief before their show at The Earl tonight. There’s a cookout beforehand, but music starts right at 6pm, so get there early! Donations for touring bands accepted.

Also at 6pm the Salvage Vintage Marketplace opens at the Ambient+ Studio ( 585 Wells St), which is a curated vintage market featuring all kinds of weird old stuff from 30 different vendors. $5 entry fee.

At 7pm the Mammal Gallery has WREKTacular 2014, the fundraising concert for GaTech’s WREK radio, featuring Warehouse, Blunt Fang, Sonic Generator, and In Sonitus Lux.

At 1am in Smith’s Olde Bar (1578 Piedmont Ave) there’s the Secret Standup Show, which is free and features a secret comedian doing a late-night set. Touring comedians stop here occasionally, so you never know who you’re going to see! This is every Saturday, so I’m goign to add it to the regular Saturday stuff.

Shows:

  • Carl Palmer is at the Variety Playhouse at 8pm, tickets are $27. This guy is 33.333% of legendary prog trio Emerson, Lake, and Palmer!
  • Russell Gunn is at Churchill Grounds Jazz Café tonight at 9pm, tickets are $15 at the door. Russell is no relationship to the antagonist from Rocky V.
  • 500 Songs for Kids ends its run at Smith’s Olde Bar tonight at 6pm. Fear not though, they’ll be back at The Earl next weekend.
  • Hawks/Big Jesus at The Earl tonight at 10pm, this is going to be a noisy crazy party of a show. $7.
  • Family and Friends at The Vinyl tonight, 9pm. Indie folk singer/songwriter stuff. Looks like they put on an energetic live show with multiple drummers and loads of people.
  • Steep Canyon Rangers at Terminal West, 9pm, $20. Bluegrass.
  • Lazarnie Smichki at Masquerade Purgatory tonight, $12, 8pm. I don’t really know how to describe this other than “Russian.” Very Russian. Check him out if you like Gogol Bordello.
  • Young Dirty Bastard at Drunken Unicorn tonight, as a benefit gig for the Occupy Our Homes charity which aims to build power in neighborhoods that were hit hard by foreclosures. This guy is actually ODB’s kid.
  • The Swear at 529 tonight, 10pm, $5. Straight up punk music with a female lead singer.

Also:

  • Something called the Scissor and Thread Party at The Music Room tonight at 10pm, details are sparse but it goes until 3am so there’s a lot of it.

There’s also the regular Saturday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I promise I’ll get to it soon!

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I’m going to WREKtacular tonight to see Warehouse, but during the day I might check out Free Swap at the Goat Farm, and maybe stop by Dogwood for a minute. Going to 500 Songs for Kids and then sticking around for the secret standup show sounds like a good night at Smith’s though, and so does The Capsule at 6 followed by The Earl. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

And tomorrow:

  • Argosy celebrates their one year anniversary with a party at 7:30pm with food and drink specials, live music, games, and prizes.
  • Laughing Skull Lounge has the Best of Atlanta Showcase at 7pm with eight of the area’s best stand-up comedians.
  • For the early risers, the Grant Park Farmer’s Market opens for the first time this year at 9:30 am, with a potluck extravaganza afterwards at 2pm.

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Friday, April 11th

Hey guys! It’s finally Friday! There’s lots to do tonight, and this whole weekend.

I saw so many bands last night I barely even remember all of their names. WRASfest at the Mammal Gallery and the show at the Star Bar were both tons of fun.

The Dogewood Festival is starting today at 12 in Piedmont Park, enjoy food, drinks, music, and art all weekend. Unfortunately, despite the name of the festival, dogs will not be allowed inside the park for the duration of the event. Live music starts at 1:30 this afternoon and goes until 9pm. Admission is free.

Summer Sunsets in the Park with Yacht Rock Revue at Park Tavern (500 10th St) tonight at 8pm, will be great if it’s nice outside, and if it’s raining then it’s $1 draft beer, so it’s win-win. Come here after Dogwood!

Apache Café has ART: A Talent Exhibition tonight at 8pm, which will feature live hip-hop, comedy, live graffiti, mines and b-boy dancers, plus a hip-hop cypher that anyone can sign up for. $10 cover.

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery (115 MLKjr Drive) has Comedy Shorts Pop-Up Party tonight at 7:30pm. Local filmmakers show off their comedy short films! $5 cover, cash bar.

The Left Field Experiemnt is back at 529 (529 Flat Shoals) tonight, their monthly psychedelic hop hop exhibition. Always different and exciting, $5.

Shows tonight:

  • Lady Antebellum at Aaron’s Ampitheatre, $40+, 7pm.
  • Jesse & The Great Perhaps at Smith’s Old Bar, $8, 7pm. I’ve never seen this guy with his backing band, but oh his own he plays the ukelele and is really fun.
  • Futo/Omingnome/Man Up, Yancey/Pallow at Under the Couch, $5, 8pm. (Free w/Buzzcard)
  • Interstellar/Sacred City/100 Watt Horse at The Basement, $7, 8pm.
  • Mac DeMarco & Mood Rings tonight at the Goat Farm, $12, 8:30pm. Awesome psychedelic summer music.
  • Turf War & Concord America at The Earl, $7, 10pm. Two local punk bands.
  • Origins at Drunken Unicorn, $7, 9pm.
  • All That Remains at Masquerade Heaven, $23, 7pm.
  • Kameron Corvet at The Vinyl, $15, 9pm. RnB.
  • The Dirty Guv’nahs at Terminal West, $15, 9pm. Southern rock and roll.

There’s also the regular Friday stuff, plus all the ongoing events!

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I’m going to Mac DeMarco tonight, because my ears haven’t received enough punishment yet. Turf War or Left Field Experiment would be great nights too. Smith’s Olde Bar is such a fun place to hang out that Jesse and the Great Perhaps playing there is just an added bonus, if you’ve never been you have to stop by for a drink some time! I’ll probably check out Dogwood today or tomorrow too. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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This weekend:

  • Dogwood is happening all day Saturday and Sunday with live music all day both days, as well as everything else.
  • Salvage Vintage Marketplace is opening in the West End for the day tomorrow at 11am.
  • WREKTacular at the Mammal Gallery Saturday night.
  • The Goat Farm Food Swap is on Sunday afternoon
  • Best of Atlanta Showcase at Laughing Skull Llunge on Sunday night.

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Thursday, April 10th

Hey guys! It’s Thursday, the week is coming to an end at last. It will be Easter before you know it, and Easter means Cadbury’s Creme Eggs, and creme eggs are clearly best eaten in the form of a Palookaville Cadbury Scotch Egg. I can feel myself having a heart attack just looking at the picture, but it doesn’t make me want one any less.

Last night Lily and the Tigers played at The Earl and they put on an amazing set, playing almost every song on their new album. The upright bass shook the whole room, their slide guitarist has some amazing skills, and of course Lily’s vocals are every bit as good as they are on the record. They closed the set with an unexpectedly fast-paced version of “No Whiskey In My Coffee" that had the whole room moving. They’ll be back on May 14th at Smith’s Olde Bar, so if you missed them last night I definitely recommend going then.

Anyway, enough about last night, here’s today, and there’s a lot of it:

At 4pm today the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market (561 Flat Shoals) opens up for the year, featuring, alongside local organic produce, children’s storytime for the youngsters, a cooking demo from Chef Travis of Midway Pub, and a live performance from Lily and the Tigers. The market closes at 8pm.

If you didn’t party hard enough at the Farmer’s Market, Midway Pub (552 Flat Shoals) has an Opening Day Afterparty at 8pm, good opportunity to sit on their big patio and enjoy the evening.

Tonight at The Fox Theater (660 Peachtree St) their newest production opens up, The Lion King. This runs every day apart from Monday, until the end of the month, so plenty of chances to go and see it. From what I’ve seen, they have pantomime horses on stilts as giraffes, which sounds awesome. Tickets are probably anywhere from $$-$$$$ and probably can’t be bought at the door, so plan accordingly.

Cineprov returns to The Plaza Theater (1049 Ponce) tonight! They’ll be mocking Purple Rain tonight at 7:30, and I read that they now have a full bar. Tickets are $10.

The ATL Collective have their next show tonight at the Red Light Café (553 Amsterdam Ave) tickets are $12 to see all of Dylan’s legendary double album Blonde on Blonde performed. There are also themed refreshments, including the delicious sounding “Blondes with Butterscotch Ice Cream.” There’s one performance at 7pm, and another one at 9:30.

Smith’s Olde Bar (1578 Piedmont Ave) kicks off the 8th Annual Songs for Kids. Songs for Kids is a charity organization that helps bring music to children who are stuck in the hospital, so it’s a great cause to go out to, and this year they’re arranging for over 1,000 musicians to perform all 500 of the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In the past people like Cee-Lo Green, Mutemath, and Manchester Orchestra have taken part, so who knows who will be there this year. This is spread over twelve days, and will be at Smith’s until Saturday. Tickets are pay-what-you-want at the door and go entirely towards the charity. 8pm.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has the return of Vouched Presents tonight in the Rodriguez Room. Five writers will be sharing stories between 400-600 words about whatever they want. No cover, 8pm.

WRASFEST 2014 is tonight at The Mammal Gallery (91 S Broad St), the yearly benefit show for GSU’s WRAS Radio 88.5. Ringo Deathstarr, Order of the Owl, DASHER, Twin Studies, Koko Beware, and Breathers will all be performing, for $10 a ticket. Get there early, I imagine this will be absolutely packed.

There’s also a massive free show at Star Bar tonight, six Atlanta bands and six Athens bands playing, music starts at 9pm. So many bands I didn’t even know how to put it in with all the other shows.

Other shows tonight:

  • Ben Kweller at The Earl, $20, 9pm. This guy is awesome, a little bit aggressive folk rock, a little bit indie-pop, think The Fratellis meets Frank Turner.
  • White Fang at 529, $7, 9pm. West coast punk rock quartet, playing with Denny & The Jets (Rock’n’Soul) and local noise-poppers A. Grimes.
  • The Reign of Kindo at The Drunken UNicorn, $12, 8pm. I guess I’d call these guys jazz-rock, maybe world-music-core?
  • Kadavar at Masquerade Purgatory, $14, 8pm. Sounds like early Black Sabbath.
  • Twenty One Pilots at Tabernacle, $25, 7:30pm. Electro-pop-rock.
  • WICKED PRETTY // THE HOTELS // TIGHT GENES // SUNDAY WHISKEY at the WonderRoot, 9pm, $5.
  • John Wiese, Steve Jansen, Hassler / Butcher at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery tonight at 9pm.

There’s also the regular Thursday stuff, plus all the ongoing events!

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I think I’m going to go to WRASFest tonight, but the shows at the Star Bar and 529 both sound like a lot of fun, and Ben Kweller would be great if I had a spare $20, I’d recommend going to see him highly if you can. There’s so much going on tonight that I’ll pick up a 500 Songs for Kids show another night, since it’s at the same time as so much other stuff. Let me know what you get up to and what turns out to be cool. If anyone can hook me up with a time turner for tonight, please get in touch!

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Wednesday, April 9th

Hey guys! How many people watched the Braves game last night? I won’t ruin the score, but there’s another one tonight. There aren’t too many events today, but there are quite a few shows, so here goes.

Barcelona Wine Bar (240 N. Highland Ave) is having a Moors of Spain Cooking Class at 7pm tonight, $29 gets you a cooking less on North-African influenced Spanish cuisine. Reservations recommended.

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (4484 Peachtree Rd) has another speaker in their Artist’s In Sight series, Ms. Marcia R Cohen, artist and SCAD professor, talking about color theory. 7pm, $5.

Write Club Atlanta is happening tonight at the Highland Inn Ballroom, at 9pm. $10 at the door to hear tax-based catharsis. Work/play, rich/poor, and left/right are the duels for tonight, and if you can’t make it check out the free podcast online!

At 7:30 tonight at The Plaza (1049 Ponce) The Tin Man Project is having a director’s cut unofficial sneak peak. This movie sounds really funny and touching, but a little too heavy for me. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, and afterwards there’s a party at Top Flr (674 Myrtle St) with the director and producer.

Shows tonight:

  • Sugar on the Dashboard at Smith’s Olde Bar, $5, 7pm. Local alt-rock band, sounds like highschool.
  • I Want Whisky/Lily & The Tigers at The Earl, $5, 9pm. I Want Whisky are a folk-punk-bluegrass band, and Lily & The Tigers are country-soul music. Don’t forget your overalls!
  • Great Barrier Reefs at 529, $5, 9pm. Saxophone+steel drums, it’s like sitting by the side of the weirdest swimming pool ever.
  • The Wonder Years at Masquerade Heaven, $18, 6pm. Pop-punk music a la Warp Tour. There are four opening bands (!) for these guys, so put on your most beat-up converse, steal some bud light from yr dad’s fridge, and pogo until curfew.
  • Scott Stapp at Center Stage Theatre, $25, 8pm. Radio ‘hard’ rock, should be spelled “Scott, stop.”
  • Dopapod at Terminal West, 9pm, $12. Jam-funk band. These guys have a great stage show with lights and everything, but I always wish this kind of music was outside.
  • Swank Sinatra at Star Bar, $5, 10pm. Awesome local rock and roll band.
  • Robert Cray Band at Variety Playhouse, 8pm, $40. I guess he’s a blues genius, but for $40 he had better be.

What do you guys think of the bullets? They’re way easier than making a table.

There’s also the regular Wednesday stuff, plus all the ongoing events!

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I’m going to The Earl to see Lily and the Tigers, and going there is usually my entire night gone. Terminal West and Star Bar both sound like fun nights, and Write Club is always entertaining. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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