Mermaid Motor Lounge frontman Josh Erwin and his team, consisting of bassist Troy Harris, fiddler Jenna Mobley and guitarist Matt Pendrick, have created a mystifying and unique sound that Erwin describes as that of “a rock band that sounds like they’re trying to sound a little like a country band.”
After seeing them once before at Shaky Knees in 2016, I knew to expect a high energy set filled with theatrical movements rivaling the most interpretive of dances from vocalist Luke Spiller, but even prior experience with the band couldn’t prepare me for what was in store at Variety Playhouse.
Thrice has grown, and so has their sound. Their live show is a celebration of both where they came from and where they are today, and they exemplified that at Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta last Saturday.
The Infamous Stringdusters are a Grammy Award winning string quintet who performed at The Tabernacle in Atlanta GA on their Laws of Gravity tour 2018, delivering an unforgettable night of “newgrass” jams.
After releasing his new album The Optimist, Cory Wong hit the road, leading him to City Winery in Nashville where he and his band delivered an intimate and informative night of jazz, funk and music theory.
Afropunk makes its way back down to Atlanta for its third year October 13-14. The two-day festival will feature some of the cultures most eclectic and talented artists as well as through provoking activations and discussions.
The Vans Warped Tour has been a summer staple for 23 years, but like all good things, it’s finally coming to an end. In recognition of the loaded lineups that Warped Tour is known for, we’re taking a look at five of the artists playing at the Atlanta Warped Tour stop that could be the next big thing.