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Atlanta

Yo Atlanta, we are sponsoring this because we care about you and your local music scene.
Come get free swag and drink with us. Maybe on us. Probably not.
Buy Tickets
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SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 14TH
THE QUEERS/THE COATHANGERS/FIEND WITHOUT A FACE/DINOS BOYS/COUSIN DAN/BABY BABY/TIGER! TIGER!/TURF WAR/ZONERS/STARFIGHTER/ONCHI/THE NEC/FISHHAWK/ABBY GOGO/GUN POWDER GRAY/DASHER/TV DINNER/ACID FREAKS/BANNED IN ATL/GHB/GLEN IRIS ANDREW AND THE DISAPYRAMIDS/BEACH DAY/CALM WHITE NOISE/NEW MADRID/EASTER ISLAND/DOG BITE/PROMISE KEEPER /MAMMABEAR/FACTORY/WOMEN’S WORK/JOSEPH ARTHUR/PLS PLS/MIKE DOUGHTY/NOMEN NOVEM/ADRON/FEAST OF VIOLET/WARNING LIGHT/PROMISE KEEPER/ANTICIPATION/FIT OF BOD/PLACES TO HIDE/CHRIS DEVOE
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FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 13TH
THE BOOZE/OCHA LA ROCHA/NAMELESS NAMELESS(NIRVANA TRIBUTE)/SIAMESE DREAM(SMASHING PUMPKIN TRIBUTE/UNDONE AMERICAN(WEEZER TRIBUTE)
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THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 12TH
RED SEA/CATHOLIC SPRAY/DEREK LYN PLASTIC/VIETCONG/FREAK HEAT WAVES
(free show)
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VENUES: STAR BAR/CRIMINAL RECORDS/AURORA COFFEE/ELMYR/WAX N FACTS
STAR BAR - 21+
AURORA - ALL AGES
CRIMINAL RECORDS - ALL AGES
WAX N FACTS - ALL AGES
ELMYR - 18+
Additionally, Criminal Records is hosting a record fair at Aurora Coffee and has enlisted the legendary Jack White and his Third Man Records Rolling Record Store to participate at the fair, alongside Sub Pop, Merge, Light in the Attic, Get Hip, Yep Roc, Glassnote and many other indie-labels.
Advance all access all day festival passes will be available online through EventBrite for $12.00 or $15.00 day of show. https://little5fest.eventbrite.com/
Your ticket is your entry to all venues, you’ll want to hang onto it, as it is also a valuable discount coupon at participating Little Five Points businesses.
Staying the night? Highland Inn is offering exclusive 50% off all rooms for all Little Five Fest patrons.

Yo Atlanta, we are sponsoring this because we care about you and your local music scene.

Come get free swag and drink with us. Maybe on us. Probably not.

Buy Tickets

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 14TH

THE QUEERS/THE COATHANGERS/FIEND WITHOUT A FACE/DINOS BOYS/COUSIN DAN/BABY BABY/TIGER! TIGER!/TURF WAR/ZONERS/STARFIGHTER/ONCHI/THE NEC/FISHHAWK/ABBY GOGO/GUN POWDER GRAY/DASHER/TV DINNER/ACID FREAKS/BANNED IN ATL/GHB/GLEN IRIS ANDREW AND THE DISAPYRAMIDS/BEACH DAY/CALM WHITE NOISE/NEW MADRID/EASTER ISLAND/DOG BITE/PROMISE KEEPER /MAMMABEAR/FACTORY/WOMEN’S WORK/JOSEPH ARTHUR/PLS PLS/MIKE DOUGHTY/NOMEN NOVEM/ADRON/FEAST OF VIOLET/WARNING LIGHT/PROMISE KEEPER/ANTICIPATION/FIT OF BOD/PLACES TO HIDE/CHRIS DEVOE

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FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 13TH

THE BOOZE/OCHA LA ROCHA/NAMELESS NAMELESS(NIRVANA TRIBUTE)/SIAMESE DREAM(SMASHING PUMPKIN TRIBUTE/UNDONE AMERICAN(WEEZER TRIBUTE)

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THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 12TH

RED SEA/CATHOLIC SPRAY/DEREK LYN PLASTIC/VIETCONG/FREAK HEAT WAVES

(free show)

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VENUES: STAR BAR/CRIMINAL RECORDS/AURORA COFFEE/ELMYR/WAX N FACTS

STAR BAR - 21+

AURORA - ALL AGES

CRIMINAL RECORDS - ALL AGES

WAX N FACTS - ALL AGES

ELMYR - 18+

Additionally, Criminal Records is hosting a record fair at Aurora Coffee and has enlisted the legendary Jack White and his Third Man Records Rolling Record Store to participate at the fair, alongside Sub Pop, Merge, Light in the Attic, Get Hip, Yep Roc, Glassnote and many other indie-labels.

Advance all access all day festival passes will be available online through EventBrite for $12.00 or $15.00 day of show. https://little5fest.eventbrite.com/

Your ticket is your entry to all venues, you’ll want to hang onto it, as it is also a valuable discount coupon at participating Little Five Points businesses.

Staying the night? Highland Inn is offering exclusive 50% off all rooms for all Little Five Fest patrons.

Five Spot to close after three final shows

Five Spot

On Tuesday, March 5, Bryan Aust, owner of the Little Five Points music venue the Five Spot, will close its doors after nearly 12 years of bringing intimate local shows to the neighborhood. Maybe you were at the Five Spot in May 2011 when Del tha Funkee Homosapien played a free show. Or perhaps you were hooked on Barry Wright’s stand-up comedy on Tuesday nights. Whatever your attachment to the L5P dive, prepare your goodbyes.

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Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable filled in on the last song of Meshuggah’s set, “New Millenium Cyanide Christ”, in Atlanta, GA last night.

Um, do not watch this if you’re sensitive to flashing lights.

Huge band sounds huge.*

*Best enjoyed in HD, and loud. Duh.

A few fun facts:

  1. This is part of indieATL, an HD live music performance series at Georgia State University’s DAEL (Digital Arts & Entertainment Laboratory). The DAEL is home to GSU’s graduate students in Moving Image Studies, and they are the only people with access to the technology. indieATL was created to promote independent artists and the Atlanta music community. Its aim is to make downtown Atlanta an artistic and cultural destination.
  2. Georgia State University is the alma mater of one of our founders. Go Panthers!
  3. The streetcorner you see directly behind the performance was the location of the “Double Tap” scene at the beginning of Zombieland.
  4. Royal Thunder does, in fact, rule.

Royal Thunder’s CVI drops May 26 via Relapse. Stream it here and then be sure to share your thoughts.

Which Cities Are Setting Music Trends? Not the Ones You’d Think

The results? In North America, Atlanta was the leader in predicting overall music trends as well as hip-hop trends, while Montreal was the clear indie music frontrunner. (Sorry, Brooklyn.)

Actually, this is totally what we’d think—Atlanta is a groundswell of innovative music. We even talked about it in our Out There Atlanta podcast. Those of us out seeing concerts don’t take it for granted, and those of you that aren’t … well, you should. Come hang out and watch the next generation of musicians grow.

ALL Atlanta Music Bash

ALL Atlanta Music BashHey Atlanta, come hang out with us this Friday for the best free show of your weekend. StoneRider, Joya Bravo, DJ Burn One and more will take the MusicGrid.me Stage in a lineup to remember.

Get at the Facebook event!

hungerwalkrun:

DAVE-FM’s Mara Davis has been a longstanding supporter and emcee of Hunger Walk/Run. Check out her story and why it means so much to her.

If you’re ATLiens like us, this is a worthy cause—discussed here by one of our city’s best rock radio hosts. Get there!

MusicGrid.me is Exiting Beta and Throwing a Party

We global.
Ahem. We’re leaving beta. And throwing a party.

MusicGrid.me Launch PartyPlease pardon the DJ Khaled reference–we’re quite excited. On November 19, MusicGrid.me will no longer require a passcode to use and will shed its ‘beta’ status. These kids grow up so fast!

While we wish we could swing by your home address to give you an in-person hug and gift basket full of androgynous flowers and fruit-flavored artificial candies for all the feedback, bug finds, and reviews you’ve submitted, our lawyer tells us we must refrain from such stalkerish actions. Instead, we’re going to throw a part(a)y! If you happen to be in the Atlanta area (or have a relative that works for an airline), we want you to come enjoy a night of great tunes and better friends on us. You will experience the musical stylings of great bands (Stonerider, Dyess, Killing Floor, and Joshua Fletcher), collect some dapper, useful swag, sip a free beer, and meet like-minded souls in a brouhaha to be remembered. All we ask is that you let us know you’re coming on Facebook or Twitter.

You will forever be etched in the proverbial wall of all-stars who helped us get off the ground.

Is MusicGrid.me just going to sit on its keister for a month?

No, silly. We are the 99%–um, 53%–never mind. We are an ideal (apple) pie chart of American ingenuity. We recently added pagination for the review streams, both site-wide and ‘Friendly Fire’. Additionally, we plan on having a brand new mobile web app ready to go by November 19. The mobile version we have live now most certainly does its job, but it’s not able to scale to the new features we’ve got now or will add in the future.

See? We sing not The Lazy Song around here.

Show us some love!

As always, the best way to support MusicGrid.me is to use the buy links to purchase music. In fact, you can send us any Amazon link to makeitrain@musicgrid.me, and we’ll send you an affiliate link back within 24 hours–it doesn’t cost you anything, and we get a a small portion of the purchase price. Just make sure you send us the link before you buy it. Also, iTunes tells us it’s Country Music Month. Enjoy this strange graphic/link for said event:

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