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Friday Riffs: Hoping for some Music Midtown collaborations

Finally, after months of speculation, anticipation and, uh, coordination, Music Midtown is upon us.

The festivities kick off today at 4:30 with Atlanta’s Van Hunt and will wrap up tomorrow night with Pearl Jam rocking Piedmont Park (for all things Music Midtown, go here).

While live collaborations among the participating acts isn’t a given, it would be unusual if at least a few musicians didn’t hop onstage with each other to create one of those “didja see when…” moments for people to pass around on their smartphones.

Here are a couple of alliances I’d like to see. How about you? Who are you most looking forward to checking out and hoping might play together?

(Also, make sure to check the Atlanta Music Scene blog throughout the weekend for continual updates from the field.)

Hoping for one of these moments Friday night!

Or how about this combo this weekend? (Warning: language)

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September 21st, 2012
8:43 am

Music Midtown? What about Peachtree Music Festival? That was a big hit last year. I heard the promoter lined his pockets with dough and drives around in a limo now.


September 21st, 2012
10:33 am

I can’t wait to see the great local band Spirits tonight, best band at the gig.


September 21st, 2012
1:44 pm

A musician friend tipped me off to buy a ticket to see Mike Watt play at the 40-Watt in the 90’s. Mike brought along some special friends to that particular gig. Backing him up were Eddie Vedder on rhythm guitar and Dave Grohl on guitar and drums. Maybe we’ll see some Seattle-grunge collabo’s? Butch Vig, the drummer for Garbage produced Nevermind and some Foo Fighter stuff. What if they all covered a Nirvana number together! Here’s to wishful thinking!


September 21st, 2012
2:02 pm

SIGMONICUS, Vig produced the lastest Foo album. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him join them.


September 21st, 2012
2:31 pm

….Actually, “Hovercraft” opened the 1995 show at The Masquerade; and then again at the 40 Watt. This was Eddie Vedder and his then-wife Beth. Up next was the Foo Fighters…and last but not least was Mike Watt with Vedder, Grohl, and Pat Smear.

They also played unannounced at the Indigo Girls’ “Earth Jam” the afternoon before the 40 Watt show that night. Eddie Vedder wore a wig. I saw all three shows, and have a bunch of pictures from the 40 Watt show.

I will be there both nights this weekend. 44 years old TODAY!!