It is time to give more excuses why I can’t update Promising Chord anymore. Being a full time professional in a field that is demanding, stressful, and soul sucking doesn’t leave me much time to review and update this site. I also try to spend as much time as I can supporting local bands by actively keeping up with this awesome Atlanta music scene. This means I am always out at shows and constantly repping local music. It’s what I LOVE to do. I’ve been working on small projects like promoting and booking shows/benefits so don’t expect me to be totally quiet. For the time being, I will continue to update the Atlanta Music Calendar because honestly I personally use it to keep up with who’s playing on any given night. Let’s go to a show? Feel free to contact me HERE.
I didn’t have too much time to update my show calendar last week so this isn’t a complete list but it will do for now. I am most excited about seeing the lovely and talented Jessica Lea Mayfield on Saturday but there are great shows happening all week long. Let’s go to a show!
05.02 – Lazer/Wulf , Iron Whip, Waking The Bates, Loraine – Star Bar - More Info
Week In Review: April 22-27, 2014
It’s about time that the Week in Review posts emerged again. 2014 has been a great year in music and it can only get better. Last week started out with a free show at 529 and the Great American Noise Jihad. They brought an impressive crowd and got everyone super hyped. I had never heard of them until that day and I was very impressed with their live show. They reminded me a lot of another great Atlanta band Winston Audio that parted ways several years ago. I sure do miss them.
Tuesday I went to the Earl for the always great Weedeater and local openers Dropout. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Dropout gets better every time I see them and I am so excited that they have finished recording their new album which should be released later on this year.
As if I don’t go the Earl enough I went back on Thursday for Angel Olsen. Angel Olsen and her band were incredible. She had everyone in the room mesmerized by her soft vocals and relaxed presence.
By Friday it was back to supporting local music by being at Terminal West for a Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun Quads album release show. Other local favorites Fox Grin and Small Reactions opened up the show. The room was packed and it was so nice to see everyone there supporting and enjoying the music. Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun gave the crowd an exceptional performance that was really their best and most cohesive to date. I am so happy for TTMTTS and I know 2014 will be a great year for them. I dropped by 529 after to catch another great Atlanta band Radio Birds playing to a packed room.
Saturday was a more chill day but I did manage to see a few bands on the ATL punk fest known as the Mess-Around roster at 529. The Coathangers were headlining but I was there for Dinos Boys, Shantih Shantih, and Brain F≠.
Last but not least I was at Smith’s Olde Bar on Sunday for the third installment of Promising Chord presents and it was SO much fun. I am so thankful for anyone who supports local music and it was so great to see so many people there for the show. All four of the acts were incredible from Sydney Eloise serenading the crowd to Dark Room’s mellow electronic sounds. Tikka put everyone in a psychedelic trance and the night ended with a fun, high energy set from Lightnin’ Ray & the Mystics. I loved everything about it and I hope that I get the opportunity to present more great local lineups!
Complete List of who I saw last week:
Great American Noise Jihad, Exwhy, Weedeater, Dropout, Wolves and Jackals, Angel Olsen, Promised Land Sound, Ruination, Bird City Revolutionaries, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, Small Reactions, Fox Grin, Radio Birds, Dinos Boys, Brain F≠, Shantih Shantih, Lightnin Ray & the Mystics, Tikka, Dark Room, Sydney Eloise
Shows are sparse this week but it still is the most wonderful time of the year because of Record Store Day on Saturday!!! Not only are there great local bands playing all day at Atlanta’s best record store, Criminal Records, but Gunpowder Gray and Muuy Bien are throwing a special dual album release show down the street at Star Bar. This week is going to rule. Let’s go to a show!
04.14 – Nile, Disfigurement, VadimVon – Masquerade – More Info
04.14 - The Sounds, Blondfire, Ghost Beach – Terminal West - More Info
04.14 - Pet Cobra, Bodyfather, The Hotels - 529 - FREE - More info
04.17 - Reverends, Weary Heads, MammaBear, Fox Grin – Star Bar - More Info
04.17 – Sealions, Ne-hi, 100 Watt Horse – 529 - More info
04.17 – Wild Child, Them Wagoneers, The Good Graces – The Vinyl – More Info
04.19 - RECORD STORE DAY (See Schedule below)
04.19 – Gunpowder Gray, Muuy Biien, Odonis Odonis, The Selfish Lovers – Star Bar - More Info
04.19 – Cloud Nothings, Ryley Walker - The Masquerade - More Info
04.19 – Bear Girl, Cinema Novo, Capital Arms - The Masquerade - More Info
04.19 - The Love Language, Antique Firearms, Casper & the Cookies – 529 – More Info
04.20 – Midnight, Shitfucker, Mangled - The Earl - More Info
April is off to a great start and I couldn’t be more excited about this week’s batch of shows. Two local college radio stations WRAS and WREK are throwing shows at Mammal Gallery, which just successfully raised a lot of money to revamp their new artist/music space. HAWKS, Big Jesus, Athen’s own The Powder Room and more are playing the Earl on Saturday. I couldn’t have asked for a better line-up. OH and on Sunday, Promising Chord is hosting another show at Smith’s Olde Bar featuring Rrest, Starfigher and Minor Miracles. Now get out there and enjoy local music!!!
04.11 - Mac DeMarco, Juan Wauters, Mood Rings – Goat Farm - More Info
04.11 - Turf War, Concord America, Ranch Ghost, Majestico – The Earl - More Info
04.11 - The Left Field Experiment: Deku, Wake, Double Cypher – 529 - More info
04.12 - HAWKS, Big Jesus, Powder Room, Cheap Art, Uniform – The Earl - More Info
04.12 - WREKtacular: Warehouse, Blunt Fang, Sonic Generator, In Sonitus Lux – Mammal Gallery - More Info
04.12 – Zoners, Onchi, Dinos Boys, GHB – Star Bar – More Info
04.13 - Promising Chord Presents: Rrest, Minor Miracles, Starfighter – Smith’s Olde Bar - More Info
I’m really excited to announce a new series of shows happening every Sunday at Smith’s Olde Bar hosted by Promising Chord and Thirsty Ear Productions. The shows are FREE and feature some of Atlanta’s best up and coming local bands. This Sunday’s show features a super secret headliner and I would love to see local music supporters there! The rest of the week is packed with good shows at venues all around including Real Estate at Terminal West on Monday, Tesseract at Drunken Unicorn on Tuesday, and Cinemechanica at the Earl on Friday. Let’s go to a show!
04.01 - Pokey LaFarge – Eddie’s Attic - More Info
04.01 - TesseracT, Intronaut, Cloudkicker – Drunken Unicorn - More Info
04.01 - Cute Boots, Pinebox Boys, Battlefield Collective, Blood On The Harp – 529 - FREE - More Info
04.02 - Alexandria, Ethereal, Sounds by Dexter – 529 - More Info
04.05 - The Whiskey Gentry, Radiolucent, The Defibulators – Terminal West - More Info
04.05 - BABY BABY, Biters, Machines Are People Too – Drunken Unicorn - More Info
04.05 - Gringo Star, Tedo Stone, Shook Foil – The Earl - More Info
04.05 - Wolves and Jackals, Prime Mover, HellBent – The Basement - More Info
04.05 - deadCAT, Boyfrndz, Clothes, Suffer Dragon - 529 - FREE - More Info
March is coming to an end but music never sleeps. If I could recommend any shows in particular it would be the Ancient River, Reverends show at 529 on Monday and the Blue Sky Black Death, RBTS Win show at the Basement on Saturday. Let’s go to a show!
03.24 – Ancient River, Soundtrack, Reverends, Dear Woodland Creatures – 529 – FREE - More Info
03.26 – Madre Padre, The Dirty Magazines, The Johnny Rebs – Star Bar – More Info
03.27 - The Bohannons, Blue Blood, Tracer Metula - The Earl – More Info
03.28 - Opposite Box, Todd Mcqueen - Elliott Street Pub - More Info
03.28 – Abby Gogo, Georges Bataille Battle Cry, Shepherds, Sheeba Darwin – Star Bar – More Info
03.28 - Swank Sinatra, Hungry Ears, BearKnuckle. Hot Wives – Drunken Unicorn – More Info
03.29 - Holly Hunt, Hollow Leg, Dasher, Motherfucker – 529 - More Info
03.29 – Blue Sky Black Death, RBTS Win, Hybrabadd, Quicktemper – The Basement - More Info
03.29 - Cousin Dan, PLS PLS, Twin Tigers – The Earl – More Info
03.30 - Bayside, Four Year Strong, Daylight, Mixtapes - The Masquerade - More Info
Bands from all over are visiting Atlanta this week mainly due to touring around South by South West last week. Red Bull and Tight Bros are at it again with another killer show on Saturday featuring Power Trip, Mangled and more. Make sure to RSVP to get in for FREE! See you out at a show!
03.17 - Ava Luna, Hello Ocho, Krill, Warehouse – Mammal Gallery - More Info
03.18 - Reuben and the Dark, NO, The Darcys – The Masquerade - More Info
03.18 - Great Good Fine OK, The Love Agenda, Dendera Bloodbath - The Earl - More Info
03.18 - Cerebral Ballzy, Iron Reagan Death Of Kings – 529 – More Info
03.20 – Dum Dum Girls, Blouse, Vertical Scratchers - The Earl - More Info
03.21 - The Ocean, Scale The Summit, The Atlas Moth, Silver Snakes - The Masquerade - More Info
03.21 - Marquee Mayfield - Elliott Street Pub - More Info
03.21 - Dark Room, Dendera Bloodbath – Mammal Gallery - More Info
03.21 - Heavy Chevy, Synthesiz, Waking Astronomer – 529 – More Info
03.23 – Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Eternal Summers - The Earl - More Info
A couple of local favorites are celebrating the release of new albums this week including Dinos Boys and Lily & the Tigers. So get out and support local music!
03.10 - Dinos Boys, Paint Fumes, Brothers Gross, Draw Blood – 529 – FREE – More Info
03.10 - He Is Legend, Koskee, Cottonmouths, The Furiant - The Masquerade - More Info
03.10 - The Orwells, Twin Peaks, The Silver Palms - The Masquerade - More Info
03.10 - Bear’s Den, Jeffrey Butzer and the Bicycle Eaters – The Earl – More Info
03.10 - Spirit Caravan, Pilgrim, MTN ISL – Drunken Unicorn – More Info
03.11 - Weary Heads, Hawkeye Pierce, Friend Roulette, Powerkompany, And That Is Why – 529 - More Info
03,11 - Broken Bells, Au Revoir Simone – The Tabernacle - More Info
03.11 – Little Tybee, 100 Watt Horse, Book of Colors, Narrator - The Earl - More Info
03.12 – The Locksmyth, England in 1819, Absence of Ocean – The Earl - More Info
03.15 - The Six Shot Revival, Beitthemeans, Gunpowder Gray, Alias For Now – The Masquerade – More Info
03.15 – Takenobu, Casper & the Cookies, Virginia Plane – The Earl - More Info
03.15 - La Dispute, Pianos Become The Teeth, Mansions - The Masquerade - More Info
I just finished updating the Atlanta Music Calendar and WOAH March is overflowing with great shows all month long. Some shows I would recommend this week are Snarky Puppy (If you were smart and bought a ticket in advance), Yellow Ostrich, Touche Amore, Hello Ocho, and the Whores tour kick off show on Saturday. As always, any shows I list are good ones and I hope to see you out at a show!
03.04 – Joycut, Where.Are.We, Breathers – The Earl – More Info
03.06 - Hello Ocho, Turbo Fruits, Whitegold, Lungs Hands Feet – 529 – More Info
03.06 – Local H, Nobody’s Darlings – The Earl – More Info
03.06 – Swervocity, Slothrust, Signs Of Iris, The Sneaky Hand – Smith’s Olde Bar – More Info
03.07 - Black Lips, Deerhunter, Lonnie Holley – Variety Playhouse - More Info (Sold Out)
03.08 – Com Truise, Phantoms, DeadCAT – The Earl – More Info
03.08 - Shroud Eater, Orbweaver, The Universe Divide, Crawl – 529 – More Info
03.08 - Whores, Dropout, Pretty Please – The Basement – More Info
03.08 - St. Vincent, Noveller – The Tabernacle – More Info
03.08 – Coathangers, The Biters, Cousin Dan, Zoners – Star Bar - More Info