SATURDAY 11/17 • 7:00 PM • THE MASQUERADE
Ten years ago, a group of friends from Tallahassee, FL formed a band and traveled the country, selling their CD to anyone that would listen in parking lots at Vans Warped Tour. Building a following from the roots up, one fan at a time, Mayday Parade has garnered a lifelong, massive dedicated fanbase, in their evolution from hard-working local band to global force. Delving into the musical influences that have inspired their decade-long career, the band have delivered their most refreshing, exciting, passion-driven release to date with new album Black Lines. Melodically diverse, the collection of 12 stunning tracks blends driving rock riffs with the band's signature heartfelt lyrics into a whole new take on their sound, without losing what is quintessentially Mayday Parade. While musically raising the bar, Mayday Parade constantly reminds fans and industry alike just why they are leaders of their field.
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TUESDAY 11/20 • 7:00 PM • THE FOX THEATRE
John Legend is a nine-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, critically-acclaimed concert performer, philanthropist/social activist, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted (2004) sold more than three million copies worldwide and earned an astounding eight Grammy nominations with three wins for Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B album. Legend’s follow-up album, Once Again (2006) earned RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. High off the success of his third consecutive Top 10 album, Evolver (2008), Legend embarked on an extensive world tour with an 11 piece band - his largest traveling show to date. Inspired by the monumental 2008 Presidential election, Legend teamed up with The Roots to release the socially conscious album, Wake Up! (2010.) The album was nominated for five Grammy Awards and won Best R&B Album, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B song (for “Shine”- an original composition also featured in Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s documentary film Waiting for Superman) along with two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Album and Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration. In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, a nonprofit organization fighting poverty around the world. John also sits on the Boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, and the Harlem Village Academies. Legend has been honored several times for his activism, including the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, and the 2009 Africare’s Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award. In early 2012, Legend released one of the hottest songs of his career, the RIAA gold-certified hit “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had),” which sat atop the Urban AC radio chart for six consecutive weeks. Legend recently released his fifth studio album Love in the Future, with executive producers Kanye West and Dave Tozer, and will embark on a North American tour this autumn.
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SATURDAY 11/23 • 7:00 PM • TABERNACLE
TASH SULTANA is a dynamic young artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos of Tash went viral. A true virtuoso, Tash was soon selling out massive theatres globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals - no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom. Since Tash’s grandfather gifted a guitar at the age of three, the self-taught artist quickly developed a unique style that has people lining up to see around the globe. Tash has mastered over 15 instruments, vocals that shine with a magical quality and a live show that needs to be seen to be believed. The one-person powerhouse started out playing open mic nights on a fake id and busking on the streets of Melbourne. Now Tash is selling out every headline show, from theatres to arenas across multiple countries and playing dozens of high profile festivals around the globe. Recent accolades include over 200M streams of the Notion EP, topping the iTunes chart in multiple countries, ‘Jungle’ coming in at #3 in triple j’s Hottest 100, achieving gold sales for the Notion EP and platinum sales for single ‘Jungle’ which also featured in FIFA 18, winning the prestigious unearthed j award, 4x Aria award nominations, multiple APRA nominations and most recently playing stand out sets at Coachella & Lollapalooza 2018. On August 31 Tash’s highly anticipated debut album, ‘Flow State’ will be released with the album’s key single, ‘Salvation’ out now.
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SUNDAY 11/25 • 7:00 PM • TABERNACLE
THE INTERNET began as two people – Syd and Matt. Syd taught herself how to record, engineer, and produce at age 15. She also sings, imbuing every song with a sultry, mellifluous, quiet power. Matt produces and plays synths. She’s now 23; he’s now 26. Like all post-modern relationships, the duo initially met on Myspace in 2008, only to meet in-person three years later. -THE INTERNET have released two albums previously – 2011’s Purple Naked Ladies, and 2012’s Feel Good. -THE INTERNET branched off from the Odd Future collective and started their own band in 2011. Syd had been writing music since she was small; she put this on hold to become OF’s DJ and producer, and picked her songs back up in 2011 to make her first full-length album with Matt. -When they play live, THE INTERNET is a band – a six-person outfit whose youngest member is 17. They began playing as a full-band in order to tour behind Feel Good, and the band members all contributed their talents to THE INTERNET’s 2015 album EGO DEATH.
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FRIDAY 11/30 • 8:00 PM • STATE FARM ARENA
After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape, "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" will be Elton John's last ever tour consisting of more than 300 shows across five continents before reaching its conclusion in 2021.
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Join us for the Bullet Music Artist Spotlight series showcase on Wednesday, January 23 at Smith's Olde Bar from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the Atlanta Room for the "pay what you can" event!
FRIDAY 11/9 • 7:00 PM • TABERNACLE
Slightly Stoopid's "Just Passing Through Fall Tour 2018" live at The Tabernacle in Atlanta on November 9. With special guest HIRIE. All Ages. Presale begins Wednesday 8/22 @ 10am local time using code 'Everyday'. Public onsale Friday 8/24 @ 10am. A limited number of "School's Back In Session" merchandise packages will be available that include ticket, foil poster, rolling tray, tote bag, exclusive merch item, laminate/lanyard, and early entry into the venue.
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SATURDAY 11/3 • 8:00 PM • SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Take Me To The River - New Orleans LIVE! gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul and jazz, together on the same stage for a night of unforgettable music. Featuring both individual and collaborative performances, TMTTR is packed with 3 generations of legendary Crescent City talent, including The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter JR. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, plus the progressive Cajun masters Los Bayou Ramblers.
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SATURDAY 11/3 • 7:00 PM • THE MASQUERADE
The Blood of Gods Mythos: The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world... their story begins in the deepest reaches of outer space. Long ago, the beings who would become the rock band GWAR were part of an elite fighting force, the Scumdogs of the Universe. For eons, they served as thralls to a supreme being known only as the Master. But one by one, each future member of the band earned a glaring reputation for being an intergalactic fuck-up. And so, they were banished, sent away on a fool’s errand to conquer an insignificant shitball floating in a dark corner of the universe; the planet Earth. Once here, GWAR shaped the face of the globe, destroying and rebuilding the natural world, and giving rise to all of human history. Aliens to some, gods and demons to others, our erstwhile Scumdogs fucked apes to create the human race, and this fateful unplanned pregnancy would prove to be truly disastrous! Their new album, “The Blood of Gods” is nothing less than a sacred text chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of their great mistake, from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are; a parasitical disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry. GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!
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FRIDAY 11/2 • 7:00 PM • THE MASQUERADE
Slothrustis principal songwriter, guitar player and unrepentant aesthete Leah Wellbaum, with drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann. On their fourth full-length album The Pact, Slothrust constructs a luscious, ethereal cosmos perforated with wormy portals and magic wardrobes, demonstrating more clearly than ever the band’s deft shaping of contrasting sonic elements to forge a muscular sound that’s uniquely their own.Bizarre and mundane, tender and confident. The awkward duality of the forever outsider, rightly reclaimed as power.This is The Pact.
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MONDAY 10/29 • 7:30 PM • THE FOX THEATRE
A Perfect Circle formed in 1999 with principal members Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide) and Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer) creating a fluid band where line-ups were free to shift with each ensuing album. The band's 2000 debut album, Mer de Noms, found Howerdel and Keenan joined by drummer Josh Freese, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Sweethead) and Paz Lenchantin (Zwan). A Perfect Circle released Thirteenth Step in 2003, featuring the band's biggest single to date "Weak and Powerless." Joining Howerdel, Keenan and Freese for the remainder of the first wave of A Perfect Circle albums and tours were Jeordie White (aka Twiggy from Marilyn Manson) and James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins). The band's third release, eMOTIVe, arrived in November of 2004 and boasted a wide-ranging collection of covers which reflected the year's political climate (John Lennon's "Imagine," Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and Devo's "Freedom Of Choice" were among the songs included) as well as a pair of original songs penned by Howerdel and Keenan (with a co-writing credit for "Passive" going to Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor). A self-imposed hiatus ensued shortly thereafter and lasted until the fall of 2010 when A Perfect Circle announced fourteen live dates (all sold out in under one minute) in the Western U.S and a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band followed with a North American tour in the summer of 2011, which once again sold out immediately and included a performance at Lollapalooza. In 2013, A Perfect Circle played the Soundwave Festival in Australia and a made a South American trek with stops at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile. A Perfect Circle's current line-up is Howerdel, Keenan, Iha, Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins (Ashes Divide, Puscifer).
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WEDNESDAY, 10/24 • 8:00 PM • BRIDGESTONE ARENA
After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape, 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour will be Elton John's last ever tour.
The 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021.
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WEDNESDAY, 10/10 • 7:00 PM • THE ATLANTA ROOM
Bullet Music's Artist Spotlight Series ft. Mermaid Motor Lounge
*Space Cowboy Alt Rock*
Artist Spotlight is curated by Bullet Music to showcase local talent in Atlanta. This spotlight is shining on Mermaid Motor Lounge.
Join us Wednesday, October 10th at Smith's Olde Bar from 7:00-9:30 p.m. in the Atlanta Room. Be on the lookout for the full interview with Mermaid Motor Lounge as it will be publishing on www.bulletmusic.net the same day!
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Mermaid Motor Lounge is acoustic dexterity accompanied by sound from bass, electric guitar, fiddle, harmonies, and percussion. www.mermaidmotorlounge.com
Depending on the lore, Mermaids are saints and saviors, or they’re muses and murderers. Josh Erwin is hosting them all at the Mermaid Motor Lounge. Delivering songs of damning relief as well as happy despair, Mermaid Motor Lounge is releasing their debut album, “Fits and Starts,” an opportunity for Erwin to perform churning and bumping rhythms along with atmospheric and dreamy melodies.
There is a cohesiveness to this collection of songs on “Fits and Starts.” The local coloring of reverbs on electric guitars and fiddles have just as an important of a role as the percussion. The melody lines lie easily on a bed of guitar, bass, and background vocals. These songs have a comforting familiarity, but there are still some unexpected musical shifts that keeps a listener on his toes. The theme of this album was to make the music dynamic by working with non-standard rock band instrumentation. By only relying on acoustic guitar, upright bass, vocals, electric guitars, fiddle, and percussion instruments it allowed the production to be more thought out. Oftentimes, nontraditional percussion adds great flavors to music that is not captured by a standard 4 piece drum kit. Nonetheless, a drum kit was used on the track, “The Preacher Tampered With The Radar”-- too tempting to pass up a 28" marching kick drum thundering through the back beat.
Nine songs were recorded at Standard Electric Studios by Damon Moon, who co-produced the album alongside Josh Erwin. Josh (guitars and vocals), Troy Harris (basses), Jenna Mobley (fiddle and background vocals), and Colin Agnew (percussion) performed all the music on the album. Damon was at the helm of Tascam M-600 serial #001 helm, turning knobs on the Echoplex EP-3 and Space Echo RE-201 [for all the fun stuff], and supervised vocal mic selections, compressors, and other dynamic effects.
At first, Mermaid Motor Lounge was purely a challenge to showcase a live-show based around Erwin’s own material on his own alongside Harris. The experimentation with new songs performed with only guitar, vocals, and bass on stage was too seductive to leave in the hypothetical. The sustain-elements of electric guitar and fiddle shape and form the music’s sonic-space, while the percussion carries the songs along.
Together, Josh and Troy have played thousands of shows and bear copious on-stage experience. With their powers funneled into a full band experience, Mermaid Motor Lounge performances are fueled by an instinct that's been building up over years and years.
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Prime Social Group announces the highly anticipicated phase one lineup for the first Breakaway Music Festival in Nashville, TN. The two-day festival is set to take place October 5-6 at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
Breakaway Nashville carefully explores the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music resulting in a supremely curated lineup that includes some of the most impressive names in the industry with festival headliner Wiz Khalifa, Illenium, Lil Pump, Russ, 3LAU, Gryffin, Lil Skies, NGHTMRE, Quinn XCII, Justin Caruso, Mike Floss, Shaun Frank, and more to be announced.
“Nashville has been waiting for an event just like Breakaway. This place is called the ‘Music City’ for a reason. It’s not just old country; Nashville is a melting pot of young people and music that needs a millennial driven music festival which is exactly what Breakaway Nashville is,” PSG Nashville Market Manager, Blake Miller said.
Rounding out the hip-hop portion of the bill is multi award-winning artist Wiz Khalifa, best known for his grammy nominated “Black and Yellow” track and his many collaborations with artists like Snoop Dogg and Bruno Mars (“Young, Wild & Free”), Maroon 5 (“Payphone”), The Weeknd (“Remember You”), and Charlie Puth (“See You Again”). Coming off his heels, Wiz was awarded BET’s Best New Artist Award in 2011 and Billboard’s 2012 Top New Artist, and has kept his spot on the top of the charts ever since.
Also bringing world-class talent to Nashville is EDM producer Illenium, known for his ability to engage listeners with immersive emotional experiences with tracks like “Feel Good” and “Crawl Outta Love”. Breakaway Nashville will feature a live performance from Illenium, incorporating keyboards, drum pads, and world-class lighting and visuals, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for the crowd.
Also helping to round out the hip-hop portion of the phase one lineup is Miami’s 17-year-old Lil Pump. Starting to make music and releasing tracks in just 2016, he became a star almost overnight. He’s best known for his certified platinum track “Gucci Gang” which peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and debuted his first studio album Lil Pump just last year. Also set to perform is Russ, coming off his 2017 Columbia Records signing and release of his first major-label debut, There’s Really a Wolf, which went platinum. As of 2018, he’s accumulated over 1.5 billion streams and hit double platinum and gold with multiple singles including “Losin Control” and “What They Want”.
Coming in 2018, Breakaway Music Festival will not only expand to Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall Oct. 5-6, but will also return to Columbus’ Mapfre Stadium Aug. 24-26, Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park Aug. 24-25, Charlotte’s AvidXchange Music Factory Oct. 12-13 and took place in Dallas’ Toyota Music Factory in April.
“We started this festival by combining urban living with a carefully curated, multi-genre lineup that festival goers of all ages and music preferences could enjoy. After just four years, Breakaway Columbus has grown into a large-scale festival home to over 25,000 attendees, which has inspired us to spread the festival brand to other markets. Every city could use their own festival to call home— we’re really excited for what the future looks like,” Managing Partner, Adam Lynn explained.
Tickets are on sale now at www.nashville.breakaway.com. Two-day passes start at $99. Stay tuned for the phase 2 artist announce and single day tickets to be released. This event is all ages and outdoors rain or shine.
For more information on topics including vending, local support and general festival inquiries, visit www.BreakawayFestival.com. You can find the event now on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and by using hashtag #BreakawayFest and by following @BreakawayFest.