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Larkin Poe @ Terminal West, December 31

(Atlanta) Larkin Poe have found their voice. In a genre as storied as American roots and soul, the sister duo are poised to make a mark all their own with the release of their fourth album Venom & Faith, out November 9. Rather than concede to the history of the canon they hold dear or rest on their laurels, Larkin Poe persist and emerge rattling, stomping, and sliding into a modern-day depiction of what roots rock should sound like. Another chapter in an everlasting story.“It’s a celebration of roots American music,” Rebecca says, “as translated by two sisters who are playing the blues in a modern age.Steeped in the traditions of Southern roots music the Georgia-bred, Nashville-based Rebecca and Megan Lovell showcased their mastery in orchestrating, harmonizing and breathing new life into the musical heritage of their upbringing with 2017’s Peach, which was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist Album.Recorded and produced entirely by the sisters and their engineer Roger Alan Nichols, Peach featured a mix of original songs and covers like Lead Belly’s “Black Betty.” The making of Peachunlocked a gateway into Rebecca and Megan’s newfound confidence in their art and their history.On Venom & Faith, the sisters once again tackle a majority of the instrumentation on the album. In addition to covering lead vocals and a wide range of musical instruments, Rebecca creates lush musical underpinnings that range from horn sections to hip hop drum elements. In tandem, Megan masterfully skewers the lap steel and twins her voice together with Rebecca’s to create their unique blend of sister harmony. The album’s title, Venom & Faith, is taken from a lyric on “Honey Honey” and, according to the sisters, is intended to conjure a southern gothic image. “The title of our last album, Peach, was an homage to our Georgia-roots. With this album, we wanted a title that would allude to the duality of our art: gritty guitars offset by gentle vocals; musical moments of both tragedy and joy; the sacred and the profane.”Save for two covers, ”Sometimes” by blues legend Bessie Jones and Skip James’ “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues,” the rest of the record’s tracks are Larkin Poe originals. Paired with unique production touches, like organic percussion sounds —the thumpingof dresser drawers, the slamming of back doors, and stomping on hardwood floors —Venom & Faithbleeds Lovell.Recorded in Nashville in 2018, in between headline shows, festival dates such as Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and a featured guest performer spot on Keith Urban’s GraffitiU world tour, Larkin Poe approached Venom & Faithwith fierce independence. From Rebecca’s powerful vocals on “Ain’t Gonna Cry” to Megan’s sultry lap steel on “Good And Gone,” the sisters weave their talents into the fabric of their experience and a picture of the American south. “Blue Ridge Mountains” harkens to the sisters’ hometown, “drinking sweet tea every day,” with stomping percussion and churning riffs. “Mississippi” enlists the slide stylings of friend and seasoned guitar legend Tyler Bryant.Still, the sisters maintain an outlaw mindset in a traditional genre. Venom & Faithredefines what it means to make emotionally resonant music while also maintaining boundary-pushing musicality.Unbound by tawdry embellishments, Larkin Poe infuse pop sensibilities into their sound, blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production elements, and resonant lyrics like “California king-sized dreams in a twin bed.” Since forming in 2010, Larkin Poe have proven a formidable duo both in and out of the studio. In 2014, producer T-Bone Burnett enlisted Rebecca and Megan for Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, a project that also saw contributions from Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) Elvis Costello, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), and Rhiannon Giddens. The sisters have performed at such esteemed festivals as Glastonbury (twice) and Newport Folk Festival; have opened for and been in the backing band of Elvis Costello and Conor Oberst; and supported the likes of Gary Clark Jr. Rebecca and Megan were also members of the all-star backingband for the 2017 MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute honoring Tom Petty (also organized by Burnett) alongside Jakob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Elle King, Lucinda Williams, Gary Clark Jr., Don Henley, and Randy Newman. But on Venom & Faith, the Lovells areon their own, tapping soulful veins from whence a new iteration of Southern-inspired pop soul flowed. “Going into this record, we were feeling more confident in ourselves and our story and our voice,” Megan says. “And having found our voice —we wanted torealize that.

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shaky knees 2019

Shaky Knees Music Festival @ Central Park, May 3 – 5

(Atlanta, GA) The Atlanta-based music festival returns to the city’s Central Park from Central Park from May 3rd-5th.

Tame Impala, Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Incubus top the bill. Other notable acts include Tears For Fears, Interpol, Foals, Father John Misty, Dashboard Confessional, Sharon Van Etten, Tash Sultana, Deerhunter, Liz Phair, and Phosphorsecent.

Rounding out the lineup are Mark Lanegan, Dandy Warhols, Black Lips, Japanese Breakfast, Oh Sees, Calpurnia, Pedro the Lion, Natalie Prass, Soccer Mommy, The Joy Formidable, Lucy Dacus, Foxing, Low Cut Connie, Rayland Baxter, and Welshly Arms, among others.

General admission and VIP passes go on sale today (Nov. 14th) at 12:00 pm EST. Head to the festival’s website for more information.

https://www.shakykneesfestival.com/


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The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Queen’s “A Night At The Opera” featuring Marc Martel @ Atlanta Symphony Hall, February 22

(Atlanta, GA) The Black Jacket Symphony is set for Atlanta to present Queen’s “A Night at the Opera” featuring Marc Martel on Friday, February 22!

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked–the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album exactly as it sounds on the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the band returns to the stage for a full set of greatest hits by the evening’s featured artist.

*The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will not be performing at this show.

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2018-2019/Black-Jacket-Symphony


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A$AP Rocky @ Infinite Energy Center, January 23

(Duluth, GA) A$AP Rocky will be hitting the road this winter with his Injured Generation Tour.  The 18-city North American tour kicks off on Tuesday, January 8th in Minneapolis at The Armory, and will make stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and more, before wrapping on Wednesday, February 6th in Kent, WA at accesso ShoWare Center. The tour is produced by AEG Presents.

The tour comes on the heels of the release of A$AP Rocky’s highly-anticipated third studio album, TESTING, which has garnered over 1 billion streams worldwide, landing at #1 on the iTunes charts in 16 countries upon release. TESTING launches a new era for Rocky, exploring new sounds and ideas in an unparalleled musical landscape where he continues to break the mainstream mindset with sonics rarely heard in hip-hop.  This album picks up where Rocky last left off, weaving mind-melting aural psychedelics into hip-hop that is, at times dark and confessional, and in other moments uplifting and celebratory. Rocky is joined on TESTING with features from Juicy J, T.I., Moby, Frank Ocean, French Montana, FKA twigs, Skepta, Kid Cudi and Kodak Black.

https://www.infiniteenergycenter.com/events/detail/aap-rocky


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zero mile

Zero Mile Presents: Upcoming Shows

(Atlanta, Athens)  In 2016, Zero Mile developed a central team to provide booking, marketing and operational support across three partner venues, and recognized the strength of the combined assets after streamlining processes and workflows. Zero Mile incorporated the collective experience, reputation, resources, connections, and the teams behind some of the most popular and successful music venues in the Southeast.

Zero Mile now offers tailored and customized services for additional clients, with personal, one-to-one communication and collaboration throughout the process. Through areas like talent buying, marketing, event planning, back office administration, brand development and operational consulting, Zero Mile can help you grow your business and provide reliable and first class support when and where you need it most.

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Sweetwater Scream @ Sweetwater Brewery, October 25-31

(Atlanta)  A Haunted Brewery Experience By Brian Clowdus, October 25-31, 8-Midnight, SweetWater Brewery

The Fisherman wants to claim what is his… With the launch of SweetWater’s new 420 Strain G13 IPA, the past has been summoned back to life in a bone chilling renegade. Enter into the guts of the brewery on a quest to rescue the G13 in an interactive haunted journey. Stay strong along the winding paths of darkness and confusion by hitting up our 420 refueling stations. Don’t get too relaxed though… the fisherman and his hook are in the dark and looking for YOU!

http://www.sweetwaterbrew.com/scream


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Love Actually In Concert, Atlanta Symphony Hall, November 23, 24

(Atlanta) From the makers of Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary come the ultimate romantic comedy. This blockbuster film includes a fantastic all-star cast and an outstanding soundtrack.

The hilarious Love Actually explores the ups and downs of relationships in the weeks building up to Christmas. Boyfriends & girlfriends, husbands & wives, fathers & sons and rock stars & managers all combine to make Love Actually not just one story but ten very different ones.

Because if you look hard enough you will find love actually is all around.

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2018-2019/Movie-Love-Actually-In-Concert


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Taste of Atlanta, Historic Fourth Ward Park, October 19, 20, 21

(Atlanta) Taste of Atlanta is the city’s must-do food, wine, beer and cocktail festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants and attracts food lovers from Atlanta, the Southeast and beyond. Over three days, more than 90 neighborhood favorites will show off their most craveable dishes, the hottest local chefs will strut their stuff on four live demo stages, and VIP patrons will hit boozy nirvana sampling craft beers, wine and creative cocktails. Taste of Atlanta patrons will enjoy:

  • Good eats from some of the Best Atlanta Restaurants
  • Live cooking demos and conversations on The Chef’s Table stage
  • Hands on cooking classes in The Kitchen Workshop
  • Home Plate Stage with interactive cooking demonstrations and hands on activities for the whole family.
  • VIP area with Beer and Wine & Cocktails
    *Admission open to VIP ticket holders only; must be 21 or older to enter, no exceptions

http://www.tasteofatlanta.com/


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Coca Cola Roxy, Upcoming Shows

(Atlanta) The first building that became Atlanta’s legendary Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre went thru many incarnations before establishing itself as the region’s premier music venue.

Originally opening in 1930 as a movie theatre, it later became the Capri Movie Theatre. As time passed, Alex Cooley built the Capri Theatre in the 70’s after closing the Historic Electric Ballroom. It went on to become a Cinema and Draft House and then ultimately The Roxy. After Alex and business partner Peter Conlon obtained the lease it would officially become known as the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre.

The Coca Cola Roxy Theatre opened in 1990 after a brief renovation with an incredible performance by Aretha Franklin. Many great acts followed and rooted the venue at the heart of a thriving music community; Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Bon Jovi, Leonard Cohen. Bryan Ferry, The Ramones, Elton John, Natalie Cole, David Byrne, Lyle Lovett, Indigo Girls, and Motley Crue to share just a few.

Many national touring bands would request a date at The Roxy as the venue had a unique vibe and look with memorabilia on the walls from various top performers and featured it’s iconic “Elton” and “Elvis” bars.

The Coca Cola Roxy enjoyed a well-deserved reputation regionally as well as nationally as the venue to play from 1990 until it’s closing in 2006. Two years of painstaking restoration led the way for a grand reopening in 2010, now standing with its new name Buckhead Theatre. Embracing the deep musical heritage of Georgia and the Southeast, Buckhead Theatre continues to be the site of sold-out shows of every musical genre, rock, country, hip hop alternative, and more.

Live Nation is honored to embrace the legacy of Coca-Cola Roxy and uphold the rich history of the original location by building the new Coca-Cola Roxy in The Battery Atlanta for a new generation of live music fans..

http://www.cocacolaroxy.com/


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Harry Potter In Concert, Atlanta Symphony Hall, October 5, 6, 7

(Atlanta) The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Atlanta Symphony Hall with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On October 5, 6 and 7 of 2018, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, which is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, kicked off in June 2016 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone including three performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, and is scheduled to include hundreds of performances across more than 35 countries around the world through 2018.

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2017-2018/Movie-Harry-Potter-2