Jun
1
9:00 PM21:00

Atlanta, GA - The Sunset District at the EARL for 500 Songs for Kids

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The Sunset District will be performing at 500 Songs For Kids: The Song I Wish I Had Written on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at The Earl! Please click https://www.songsforkids.org/TheSunsetDistrict to help us meet our fundraising goal. Your generous donation creates another free musical journey for a kid with an illness, injury, genetic disorder or special need with a mentor at the brand new Songs For Kids Center.

We’re scheduled to play at 9:05pm sharp but rock and roll time is flexible.

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May
22
9:00 PM21:00

Atlanta, GA - The Star Bar - Kenny Howes and The Wow/John McNicholas EARLY show!

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Early non-smoking show!

9pm: John McNicholas of The Sunset District plays a solo set and will make you happy. Then sad. Then happy.

9:30: KH&W will kick their set off with some of their standards before breaking out The Great Napkin Challenge. You write a song on a napkin, hand it to the band. If they've heard it, they’ll play (at least part of) it. Hilarity ensues!

Doors at 8pm, $5 cover. Let’s do this!

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Decatur. GA - Kavarna - The Soogs, The Good Graces, Sun Studies, Joshua Carpenter
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Decatur. GA - Kavarna - The Soogs, The Good Graces, Sun Studies, Joshua Carpenter

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I’ll be playing with The Good Graces tonight.

The Soogs
https://thesoogs.bandcamp.com/
The Soogs have played in and around Atlanta on and off since 1991. We recorded and album, “Bully” due to an engineer who saw some cover videos by The Soogs, thought, “I’d like to record those guys,” and offered up his services. The Soogs’ music has been described as “The Pixies meet The Partridge Family,” but it was only described that way once and it’s hard to remember who said it.

The Good Graces
http://www.thegoodgraces.org/
the Good Graces is an indie-folk/Americana collective fronted by singer-songwriter Kim Ware and based in Atlanta, GA. Since its inception in 2006, after Kim picked up an acoustic guitar at the late Lakewood Antiques Market that summer, tGG has toured up and down the east coast, down to Texas, over to California, and performed at such festivals as 30A, NXNE, and the Athens Pop Festival. In 2015, Kim's song "Cold in California" caught the attention of the Indigo Girls, and the band was invited by the renowned duo to support some midwest and southeast shows during their summer tour. This proved to be career and life-changing for Kim, helping her gain more confidence in her songwriting and singing. Shortly thereafter, Kim began work on tGG's 4th full-length album, "Set Your Sights." Released independently in conjunction with the Chapel Hill/Durham, NC-based boutique label PotLuck Foundation, "Set Your Sights" places Kim's heart-on-her-sleeve songwriting and earnest, honest lyrical delivery at the forefront of an atmospheric sonic expedition, led by producer / guitarist Jonny Daly and supported by a long list of players from Atlanta and the southeast. Kim is currently working on songs for a follow-up LP, to be released in 2019.

Sun Studies (Durham, NC)
http://SunStudi.es
http://sunstudies.bandcamp.com
https://indyweek.com/music/news/reid-johnson-promises-his-new-solo-project-sun-studies-is-ac/
Sun Studies is a songwriting moniker featuring the wide-ranging baritone of Reid Johnson. Characters conveying false truths, existential anxiety, and mental illness come to the forefront, carried by Johnson’s swooning voice and arresting melodies.
"As the longtime leader of Triangle (NC) indie rock favorites Schooner, singer Reid Johnson developed a distinctive melodic style, with his voice dipping low and then shooting high with a hint of cracking falsetto. There was always a bit of R&B romance to his songs, of the singer dancing with his hooks. That trademark happily lingers in Sun Studies, Johnson’s new solo project where his singsong melodies radiate Roy Orbison warmth through layers of tumult and noise."
-Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)

Joshua Carpenter (Asheville, NC)
http://jcarps.com/
https://joshuacarpenter.bandcamp.com/
Joshua Carpenter has done stints with Floating Action, The Nein, and even a handful of gigs here and there with cult-hero-turned-phenomenon Rodriguez. The Asheville, NC resident currently plays with Schooner, Better Twin, & Emily Easterly in addition to writing and performing under his own name. Carpenter has released two under-the-radar-but-stellar solo albums, Full Flight, in 2011, and Prey Tells, in 2017.
Carpenter’s aesthetic lends itself to Big Star’s memorable hooks with the wry, eviscerating wit of Andy Partridge. Catchy, cerebral, and a bit pugnacious.
"…traces back through songsmiths Tobin Sprout and Matthew Sweet to Robyn Hitchcock and Ray Davies - nostalgia obsessives unafraid to dress their melancholy in pop trappings."
-John Schacht, Independent Weekly (NC)

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Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Decatur, GA - Songwriter's Night - Jenn is 40!

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It's time for some major celebration!
Celebrate friends, family, pets, good fortune, music, songs, muses, and dreamers - whatever you need to celebrate, tonight's the night.

Let's also celebrate Girls Rock Camp ATL!
https://www.facebook.com/GirlsRockCampATL

We're asking for a $10 donation at the door that will go straight to empowering cis & trans girls/women, non-binary & gender non-conforming humans, and trans boys/men through music education, creative expression, and performance experiences.

Performing Songwriters:
Total Babe
The Downs
Myke Johns
John McNicholas
Bucky Motter

More TBD!

https://kavarnadecatur.com

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Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Atlanta, GA - The Pullman - The Good Graces, Billy Rhoton & John McNicholas

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Join us on Friday, March 1st for our first Singer-Songwriter night at The Pullman from 8pm until 10pm.

Tonight's show features 3 sets of original music from The Good Graces, Billy Rhoton and John McNicholas.

It's FREE to get in and tipping is encouraged!

All ages! Bring the kids!

http://www.thepullmanatl.com/menu.html

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Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Atlanta - Red Light Café - International Pop Overthrow - The Sunset District

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The Super Bowl is tomorrow so tonight we're gonna rock!

International Pop Overthrow Music Festival is storming into Atlanta for our eighth year, from February 1 through 3 with all shows to be held once again at that fine venue, Red Light Cafe! IPO Atlanta features 20 of the best pop and rock bands from Atlanta and beyond!

Saturday, February 2

7:30 The Raves
8:15 The Sunset District
9:00 Daniel & Bristol
9:45 Netherglades
10:30 The Shut-Ups
11:15 The Ringos
12:00 Sunshine Slowdown

Red Light Cafe is located at 553 Amsterdam Ave. They can be reached at 404-874-7828 or on the worldwide web at http://redlightcafe.com/

Red Light Cafe is an all-ages venue! Admission for each show is $10 at the door (advance ticket info coming soon!)

Come on out to IPO Atlanta, and see how the jewel of the south can showcase pop with the best of them!

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Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Decatur, GA - Kavarna Coffeehouse - Solo Show

Open Mic/Coffeehouse

All are invited to a combo student open mic and CD release party for The Downs' new release. Those of you who attended the last Masterclass heard Jenn and Koby perform original music from their upcoming release. The gig will be held at Kavarna Coffeehouse in downtown Oakhurst, Decatur.

Free show - Pass the hat for pay for production


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