Every Sunday from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m., Buteco Coffee & Bar in The Beacon hosts an open-air brunch featuring breakfast sandwiches, Brazilian bites, and beverages.
DJ Mike Zarin spins music from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. 1039 Grant St SE Suite C-10.
Bryan Malone, the long-standing Star Bar promoter, and guitar player with Atlanta rockers the Forty-Fives and Bad Spell, hosts a weekly live stream from his home in Pendleton Manor.
Malone takes on a new theme every week, ranging from Kinks and Ramones-heavy rock ‘n’ roll dance parties to root beer float appreciation nights.
Tune in via Facebook every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
Gallery 992‘s Sunday night free improv jams are back!
For the time being, every Sunday evening from 6-10 p.m., the weekly jam has moved just a few doors down to the lot near the corner of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. and Peeples Street, where there’s plenty of space to get spaced out. Under the direction of alto saxophone player Quinn Mason and percussionist Dallas Dawson, an assemblage of the city’s finest players lock into each other for a massive and seemingly telepathic group improv blast before opening up the stage. They’ll play for as long as the law allows—the noise ordinance kicks in at 10 p.m.
In this new, temporary outdoor setting, the weekly jam has taken on a whole new vibe, summoning a rejuvenated sense of community spirit in the West End. These performances are about catharsis, purgation, and finding mental and spiritual balance in the shadow of a world in turmoil.
Witnessing so much energy, and engaging with live music on such visceral and cerebral levels, after so many months spent in lock down is a powerful and emotionally riveting experience that’s not to be taken lightly—you need it more than you know.
Bring a lawn chair—it’s outside, but wearing a mask and maintaining that six-feet of social distance makes everyone feel a safer, and little more comfortable.
Read Chad Radford’s 2013 feature story, “The Residents: In the eye of the beholder
How avant-garde rock icon the Residents changed pop music, and singer Molly Harvey’s life forever” in CL Atlanta.
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Mass Destruction Metal Fest IV has been postponed. A Rippin Production’s rescheduled annual metal fest is set to take over the Loft at Center Stage Friday through Sunday, November 5-7, 2021. Mass Destruction has been upgraded to a three-day gathering—current weekend pass holders will be allowed attend all three days.
Bands on this year’s lineup (so far) include Vio-Lence, Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, Monstrosity, Massacre, Evoken, Cenotaph, Usurper, Thornspawn, MALIGNANCY, Cruciamentum, WITCHTRAP, ESTUARY, Antichrist Siege Machine, and Vimur. More will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Tickets are available now. $55-$150.
In the meantime, read Chad Radford’s CL feature story, “Vimur finds truth in the abyss: ‘Triumphant Master of Fates’ takes black metal to a grand scale”
Bikini Kill plays Variety Playhouse Friday, November 19, 2021. $39.50-$70 8:30 p.m. For this round of shows, the group’s lineup features Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, Kathi Wilcox on bass, and guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.