Minneapolis rock lifers Soul Asylum return to Atlanta on Monday, Feb. 24, headlining Center Stage with Local H opening. Lots going on in their world this year. Dave Pirner’s releasing a book collection of his lyrics, along with new essays about every Soul Asylum album, titled Loud Fast Words. Speaking of Soul Asylum albums, there’s a new one coming out April 17 called Hurry Up and Wait. Chances are they’ll sneak a couple of its tracks in among all their ’80s and ’90s favorites, and maybe…just maybe…Dave will treat us to his famous “sitting in an invisible chair” trick.
Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, so there are more options than usual for music to match your mood. For something classy, you could treat your honey to Tony Bennett at Symphony Hall, or the Yellowjackets at Alpharetta’s Legacy Theater, or Gilberto Santa Rosa at the Roxy. If your babe’s an exhausting melodramatic, self-obsessed attention whore, then maybe Poppy’s show at the Loft is the place for you. For emo/screamo leftovers, The Used play Terminal West. Fans of the local scene have Chrome Castle’s LP release show at The EARL, and West End Motel at Boggs, among other options. But the biggest show in town is of the country persuasion, as Alan Jackson plays a (semi) hometown show at State Farm Arena. Choose wisely… the future of your current relationship is riding on it!