We recommend spending as much time as possible at the Star Bar this week! Wednesday it’s a roots/rockabilly night, topped off by Austin trio The Octanes (pictured), featuring ex-Atlantan Snit Fitzpatrick on drums for this run. Thursday, you gotta experience Till Someone Loses An Eye, one of the most unique and engrossing live acts Atlanta’s ever coughed up! Then Friday and Saturday it’s Deaf From Above, the third anniversary bash for local promoter A Rippin Production, featuring a killer two-night lineup of some of the city’s hardest hitting rockers (Lazer/Wulf, Order of the Owl, Death of Kings, etc.) Be sure to set aside Sunday for an all-day recovery!
Lotsa highlights at this week’s Athens PopFest, with Waxahatchee, Superchunk, Elf Power, The Veldt, Laetitia Sadier, The Gotobeds and Outer Spaces just the tip of it. The current lineup of Bronx dancefloor bombers ESG (pictured) headlines the Georgia Theatre on Saturday night for what is sure to be a retro-fresh finale.
Sundays are usually sorta slow ’round these parts, but for some reason this Sunday, August 6, is loaded up with potentially good shows that warrant your attention. Among the offerings: Blondie and Garbage co-headline a night of ’80s and ’90s new wave pop at Chastain, Sarah Shook shakes up Eddie’s Attic and Dasher return to The EARL for their first show here since the release of their debut LP, Sodium. Itza smorgasbord, baby!