D.C.-based prog-metal band Animals as Leaders play the Georgia Theatre tonight, Thursday, May 18, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader.
Tell us why you deserve 'em in the comments below. We'll choose a winner at 4 p.m.
Over the course of four albums, Tunabunny has put forth some of the most thrilling sounds to come out of Athens in recent memory, blending pop and rock sensibilities with avant-garde exploration, as heard on 2014's totally compelling Kingdom Technology.
Photo Credit: Maria Lewczyk
You may recognize Pinegrove from their 2016 album Cardinal, which showed up on “Best Albums of the Year” lists for plenty of music publications. The emo-folk band from New Jersey swept up fans with its alt-country twang and homestyle lyrics. The stage was way too small for the crowd; the audience piled out into the walkway and trees behind the Ponce de Leon stage, and those brave enough to stand in the crowd were crammed elbow to elbow. It was clear that Pinegrove has a massive fan base. The audience sang along to every word of every song, including “Angelina,” which was released prior to Cardinal on a 2015 compilation tape called Everything So Far. Lead singer Evan Hall was charismatic, commanded the performance and made the Pinegrove set one of the most enjoyable of Shaky Knees. [Maria Lewczyk]
The AthFest Music and Arts Festival has revealed many more of the artists who will perform at this year’s event, the music portion of which is slated for June 23–25.
Looking for new sounds to stream on this cool, cloudy Thursday? Lucky for you, Flagpole dot com has you covered. Here's a sneak peek at three upcoming local records we're pretty dang excited about:
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If there's been one band on seemingly everyone's lips lately, it's Nihilist Cheerleader. The young punk four-piece has earned a loyal local fanbase thanks to a scrappy, melodic sound, lyrics that alternate seamlessly between playful and political, and a beyond-their-years comprehension of musical tension and release.
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Next weekend, May 5–7, Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park will host the second annual Shaky Beats Festival, a three-day pop and EDM blowout featuring The Chainsmokers, Griz, Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Girl Talk, and many others.
The following weekend, May 12–14, the same location will see the fifth incarnation of the Shaky Knees Festival, Shaky Beats' rock-oriented counterpart, where LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, the XX, Ryan Adams, The Shins, Nick Murphy and tons of others will perform.
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