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1099 Euclid Avenue Little Five Points
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
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Sun, February 17, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm EST )
Spafford
Spafford

Spafford is an eclectic blend of driving rock, funk, dance and light. The result is something like Electro-Funk Therapy. Melting through genres while creating an illuminated mind-and mood altering experience night after night, Spafford is lighting up the southwest with their improvisational prowess. Phasing through varying vocal and instrumental melodies with enough groove to keep the dance floor jumping, Spafford is paving the way for something new yet familiar that beckons to be seen, heard and felt.

$28.00 - $30.00

Upcoming Shows

Fri, February 22, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm EST )
Kasey Chambers with Carly Burruss
Kasey Chambers

Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers embarks on the U.S. leg of her international tour in support of her eleventh studio album Dragonfly. The album debuted in Australia at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as well as being #1 on the ARIA Top 50 digital albums, Top 40 Country Albums, Top 20 Australian Artist Albums and Top 20 Australian Artist Country Albums. The album's official U.S. release is set for later this spring. Dragonfly, her acclaimed double album and follow up to 2014's Bittersweet, features special guests Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, Paul Kelly, Grizzlee Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, and Foy Vance. The first disc of Dragonfly was produced by ARIA Hall of Famer Paul Kelly at The Sing Sing Sessions, while the second was produced by Chambers' brother Nash Chambers at The Foggy Mountain Sessions. Of the new recording, Chambers reflects, "Working with Paul Kelly as my producer on one side of the double album Dragonfly was a dream come true. Paul brought out a whole new side of me, but then I also got to enjoy the comforts of recording with the person who knows and has shaped my original sound better than anyone, my brother Nash, along with my live touring band who have become a huge part on my sound. This double album shows who I am as much as any piece of work I have ever done." Acclaimed artist David Bromley created a portrait of Chambers for the album's cover art. He explains, "In painting Kasey I first endeavored to find her, instead I found many different dimensions and aspects. This portrait combines them all because she is at once uncomplicated and also a mysterious individual-this combination is very alluring." Chambers has received 11 ARIA Awards (Australia's Grammy equivalent), 22 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards, 2 Americana Music Award Nominations and 10 APRA Awards to her name. She also holds the record for the most decorated solo APRA Songwriter in Australia (APRA is Australia's ASCAP/BMI equivalent). Chambers has previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Barricades & Brickwalls (2002), Wayward Angel (2004), Carnival (2006) and Rattlin' Bones, her 2008 collaboration with Shane Nicholson. "Songwriting excellence and passion in performance that is so hard to find these days, except, perhaps, by her very few peers in this field, including Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin and, of course, the great Lucinda Williams."-Huffington Post "A towering songbook, wordy and resigned, Dragonfly is the opus of Australia's foremost progenitor of, and innovator in, the country-roots fold. It's the masterwork of a heart laid bare in song."-Rolling Stone Australia "An epic tale."-Melbourne Herald Sun

$25.00 - $45.00
Sat, February 23, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm EST )
The Pump and Dump
The Pump and Dump Show: Parentally Incorrect Tour

The Original Moms’ Night Out is back and better than ever in 2019! Join comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee for The Pump and Dump Show, a hilarious and unique escape for all moms, as seen on Today, People and Parents Magazine. Treat yourself and your #BREEDER friends to a cathartic evening of all-original music, comedy and games, guaranteed to make you laugh your c-section scar open. It’s rough out there in the Momosphere – you’ve earned a night out, for once! What The Pump and Dump Show’s #BandOfMothers are saying on social: “The Pump and Dump Show is basically the best thing you can do for yourself as a mom. It’s therapy and wine and laughs and a lifeline all rolled into one.” “Saw your show last night and I have to say it changed my life. You moms are amazing and the deeper message your share is bigger than amazing. Thank you so much!” “A much needed night out with my girls and a much needed reminder that solidarity is key to surviving motherhood. You are hilarious!” “A mom from the audience got up and said it’s been a year and a half since she had a night out. That’s when I fell in love with The Pump and Dump girls who gave that mom a reason to get out and laugh her face off because we all need that. I loved that they were using humor to bring so many women together… They are legit.”

$35
Mon, February 25, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm EST )
BLOOD ORANGE with Porches
BLOOD ORANGE

Producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and vocalist Devonté Hynes is one of the most influential voices in music today. Raised in England, Hynes started out as a teenage punk in the UK band Test Icicles before releasing two orchestral acoustic pop records as Lightspeed Champion. In 2011, he released Coastal Grooves, the first of four solo albums under the moniker Blood Orange. His 2016 album, Freetown Sound, was released to critical acclaim, and saw Hynes defined as one of the foremost musical voices of his time, receiving comparisons to the likes of Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo for his own searing and soothing personal document of life as a black man in America. His 2018 album, Negro Swan, was released to equally rapturous response, exploring elements of black depression and identity. He has collaborated with Solange Knowles, fka twigs, ASAP Rocky, Puff Daddy, Janet Mock, and many more, and was recently one of four artists invited to the Kennedy Center to perform alongside Philip Glass. In addition to his production work, he scored the film “Palo Alto,” directed by Gia Coppola.

$28.00 - $45.00
Tue, February 26, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm EST )
Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen: Comedy for Musicians but Everyone is Welcome

Born on December 4, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Fred Armisen pursued a career as a musician before making it big in comedy, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. He became known for his wide-ranging impersonations on the show while simultaneously working in film on projects like The Rocker, Deck the Halls and Easy A. He has also created and starred on the IFC series Portlandia. In 2014, it was revealed that Armisen would be the bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

$30.00 - $35.00
Tue, February 26, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm EST )
Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen: Comedy for Musicians but Everyone is Welcome

Born on December 4, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Fred Armisen pursued a career as a musician before making it big in comedy, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. He became known for his wide-ranging impersonations on the show while simultaneously working in film on projects like The Rocker, Deck the Halls and Easy A. He has also created and starred on the IFC series Portlandia. In 2014, it was revealed that Armisen would be the bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

$30.00 - $35.00
Fri, March 1, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm EST )
Paul Thorn with Amy Black
Paul Thorn

Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths. Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character – as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar. Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Paul Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television, signed with and been dropped by a major label, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine among many others, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time. He’s also appeared on major television shows such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, been the subject of numerous National Public Radio (NPR) features and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts.

$25.00 - $45.00
Sat, March 2, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm EST )
Marc Broussard with Jamie McLean
Marc Broussard

Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. This gift has been a matter of common knowledge since 2002, when Broussard released his debut album, Momentary Setback, which he recorded and released independently at age 20. It was no secret before then, going back to those lucky witnesses who heard him belt "Johnny B. Goode" onstage at age 5 while sitting in with his father's band. Throughout his life, Broussard has been tapped as a talent to watch. Marc’s song “Home” was successful at radio and catapulted him onto the national touring stage. His music has been placed in many TV shows and movies. The timeless, soulful nature of Marc’s vocal lends well to Film and TV, and will continue to do so for years to come. Marc released a follow up to his S.O.S. album on 9/30/16. It is a soul covers album appropriately titled “S.O.S. 2”. He donated 50% of the profits to City of Refuge. The live performance video of the acoustic version of “Cry to Me” has garnered over 1,000,000 views on youtube. Marc’s next record “Easy to Love” comes out on 9/15/17 and the lead single off the album “Don’t Be Afraid to Call Me” is being released on 7/14 with a feature on Rolling Stone Country.

$25.00 - $28.00
Fri, March 8, 2019 (8:30pm - 1:00am EST Saturday)
An Evening With Mike Gordon
An Evening With Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon (bassist and co-founder of the seminal improvisational rock band Phish) returns with his band in support of new album, OGOGO. The album was produced by GRAMMY Award winning Shawn Everett (producer behind the boards for a slew of critically-lauded releases—this year alone for The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Broken Social Scene, Perfume Genius, among others). Gordon's five-piece band includes Scott Murawski, Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars), John Kimock, and Craig Myers.

$25.00
Sat, March 9, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm EST )
strfkr with Shy Boys
STRFKR $25.00 - $28.00
Thu, March 14, 2019 (7:15pm - 9:15pm EDT )
Trevor Hall with Dirtwire
Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven year old, playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. In his elementary years, he began to write his own songs and perform them locally. At sixteen he recorded his first record, and the following year he left South Carolina to study classical guitar at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international boarding school east of Los Angeles. There, Trevor was introduced to yoga and certain spiritual practices found in India, which greatly influenced his music and his life journey. During his senior year, Trevor signed a record deal with Geffen Records and his career as a musician formally began. Trevor quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of sold-out tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Colbie Callait. Trevor’s quick rise on the scene, however, was ripe with challenges that conflicted with his spiritual life and devotional practice. In order to parallel his life’s path with the messages in his music, Trevor moved into a traditional Hindu ashram in Southern California in 2008. When not on tour, he lived as a monk and devoted his days to spiritual practice and service. His involvement with the temple affected his music and his music quickly became his practice. Trevor Hall’s music – an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. Trevor’s annual trips to India also continue to serve as a source of creativity and motivation for his music. The precious lessons and experiences that he has harvested from his journeys East have moved Trevor to return a service to those whom have colored his music and his life so beautifully. Trevor uses donations collected at his live shows to help support an ashram in Allahabad, India, the home of his Guru, where underprivileged and orphaned boys and girls are given the chance at a better life and a traditional Vedic education. Trevor’s self-titled debut album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #7 in 2009. It featured the single “Unity,” written and performed with his longtime friend, Matisyahu. Trevor was named one of the Top 20 New Artists by Music Connection magazine and in 2010 MTV named him one of the twenty emerging artists. His follow up album, Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, was released in 2011 and debuted on the iTunes Rock Chart at #3, iTunes Top Albums at #12 and #8 on Amazon Movers & Shakers. The featured single, “Brand New Day” was used as the music bed for the CBS This Morning Show. In 2013 at the age of 26, after touring consistently for ten years, Trevor decided to take a break from the stage and go on an extended pilgrimage to India. There he spent many weeks studying under a classical Baul musician born and trained in the villages of Bengal. Trevor returned from his trip and retreated deep into the green mountains of Vermont and Maine where he spilled all that he had learnt onto the page and into song, resulting in the release of Chapter of the Forest in 2014. It debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and #17 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart. His latest album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in LA, was released August 21, 2015. It debuted at #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. KALA marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor’s spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. “It’s a graceful amalgam of styles by a musician who loves to embrace the music of the world.” (Popmatters)

$22.00 - $27.00