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Archive for September, 2010

Live music picks, Sept. 10-16

Angie Stone shares the stage with Charlie Wilson at Chastain Park Amphitheatre Saturday. Photo courtesy Concord Music Group

Angie Stone shares the stage with Charlie Wilson at Chastain Park Amphitheatre Saturday. Photo courtesy Concord Music Group

FRIDAY
The Avett Brothers
North Carolina boys have toned down the punky hootenanny aspects of their music on the recent major label debut, “I and Love and You.” The minute you think you’re missing it though, you notice how brilliant the songs and those perfect harmonies still are. The Avett Brothers are simply one of the best live acts making the rounds these days. Their joyous shows are a testament to the mood-transforming power of music.
8 p.m. Sept. 10. $25-$35. Chastain Park Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-733-4949.

FRIDAY
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

The sprawling jazz orchestra is exploring some new musical territory, playing original compositions and arrangements that meld West African-influenced rhythms with Eastern European klezmer melodies (all stirred into a melting pot full of disparate musical ideas). The …

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Hot Tickets: Sept. 7

Eric Benet heads to Center Stage on Oct. 8. Tickets go on sale Friday. Photo: Christian Lantry

Eric Benet heads to Center Stage on Oct. 8. Tickets go on sale Friday. Photo: Christian Lantry

ON SALE NOW
Rock4Research Benefit with Modern Skirts, Matt More. 9 p.m. Oct. 22. Vinyl. $15. TA.
Parachute. 9 p.m. Nov. 2. Vinyl. $12; $10 advance. TA.

ON SALE SEPT. 10
Eric Benet. 9 p.m. Oct. 8. Center Stage. $31.50-$34.50. TM.
Sam Bush. 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Variety Playhouse. $20. TM.
Matthew Dear. 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Masquerade. $10. TM.
All That Remains, Asking Alexandria, Born of Osiris. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Masquerade. $16.50. TM.
Rusted Root. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Masquerade. $18. TM.
Mike Birbiglia. 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Variety Playhouse. $32.50. TM.
Styx. “The Grand Illusion” Tour. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. $34.50-$74.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. TM.
Donna the Buffalo. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Variety Playhouse. $20. TM.
The Black Lips, the Greenhornes, Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Variety Playhouse. $17.50; $15 advance. TM.

Weezer's tour, which comes to Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Oct. 30, is in support of new album "Hurley," the band's first for indie label Epitaph. Photo: Sean Murphy

Weezer's tour, which comes to Chastain …

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Live music picks, Sept. 3-9

The Chapin Sisters (Lily, left, and Abigail) play the Red Light Cafe on Friday. Photo: Theodora Allen

The Chapin Sisters (Lily, left, and Abigail) play the Red Light Cafe on Friday. Photo: Theodora Allen

FRIDAY
The Chapin Sisters
These two singer-songwriters have quite a pedigree. Their father is Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin and the late Harry Chapin (of “Cat’s in the Cradle” fame) was their uncle. Once a trio, they’re now a duo after half-sister Jessica Craven took a break to spend more time with her new baby. The siblings have collaborated with many indie-rock types — including She & Him, Gang Gang Dance’s Jesse Lee, who co-produced their new album, “Two,” and Lavender Diamond — but their music has the antique feel of early country.
8:30 p.m. Sept. 3. $10. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-7828.

Goapele, shown performing at the One Music Festival in Atlanta in July, returns for a show at the Loft on Saturday. Photo: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Goapele, shown performing at the One Music Festival in Atlanta in July, returns for a show at the Loft on Saturday. Photo: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

SATURDAY
Goapele
Rolling Stone has called her the “spiritual love child …

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