Upcoming Shows at Georgia Theatre + Ticket Giveaways: February – May 2015
The Blue Indian is pleased to announce a partnership with the Georgia Theatre in Athens to offer up free tickets to five different shows through the month of May. The world renowned venue is a focal point for live music in the Southeast, acting as a launching pad for some of Athens’ finest up-and-comers and a destination spot for nationally touring acts. We’ve been fortunate enough to see a long list of bands at the Theatre and we want to share that experience with you. Over the next four months, we’ll be offering a pair of tickets to five different shows on the Theatre’s packed schedule. The giveaways will be hosted through our Facebook page, so head there for more info as the giveaways go live. In celebration of the ticket giveaway, we’re highlighting ten upcoming shows we hope to see you at (you have a pretty good chance of at least joining us for a few of them). For tickets, information, and upcoming shows, visit Georgia Theatre‘s homepage.
The Blue Indian + Georgia Theatre Winter/Spring Ticket Giveaways
Moon Taxi w/ Wick-it the Instigator – 2/13 (Giveaway runs 1/29 – 2/11)
Justin Townes Earl w/ Gill Landry – 2/21 (Giveaway runs 2/6 – 2/19)
Ryan Bingham w/ Lucero + Twin Forks – 2/24 (Giveaway runs 2/9 – 2/20)
The War on Drugs w/ Hop Along – 4/2 (Giveaway runs 3/16 – 3/30)
Future Islands w/ Birds of Avalon + Wing Dam – 4/15 (Giveaway runs 3/30 – 4/13)
Ten Upcoming Shows You Don’t Want To Miss
As a band that holds the title of “Bandsintown’s Most Tour Dates” for 2014, American Aquarium truly are no strangers to the road. In between playing more than 200 shows last year, the band found a way to record Wolves, their long-awaited either record, and things show no sign of slowing down for them. They supported Justin Townes Earl on a full US tour and will likely be covering serious milage in 2015 in support of the record.
With the release of Mountains Beaches Cities, Moon Taxi embraced the experience of exploration and treated fans to a record that retained elements of their previous release, Cabaret, but ventured into uncharted sonic territory. The band will be playing a very special two-night set at the Theatre in preperation for a Summer that is already filling up with A-list festival appearences like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and Governor’s Ball.
Though he skipped over Georgia and a good portion of the Southeast on his Single Mothers Release Tour this past Fall, Justin Townes Earl will headline the Theatre on the 21st in support of Absent Fathers, his second full-length in less than six months. We’re incredibly exciting about seeing him live again, as his set at The Stuffing in Atlanta in 2013 was a treat for all those present.
Ryan Binham‘s fifth album, titled Fear & Saturday Night, was released just this past week and the acclaimed singer-songwriter will be heading out on the road for a US co-headline tour with Lucero and special guests, Twin Forks starting at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on February 17th. Fans in Georgia have two opportunities to see this show, as the tour will settle in at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.
I tried writing something to explain the intensity of this show, but I’ll let Diarrhea Planet‘s bio do the real work – plus this support line up can’t be beat; “Diarrhea Planet is a six-piece rock and roll band from Nashville, TN. Their sound has often been described as The Ramones holding Van Halen hostage with an arsenal of fireworks and explosives. Diarrhea Planet’s four guitarists provide enough riffs to make Jack Black squeal like a schoolgirl, while lead singer Hodan delivers enough hooks to straighten the curl out of Justin Timberlake’s hair. In a world of unintelligible lo-fi recording, reverb drenched vocals, and tuneless guitars, Diarrhea Planet aims to put the backbone back into rock and roll.”
The SLINGSHOT Festival takes over downtown Athens, Georgia March 26-28, 2015. Spread over 5 city blocks and dozens of venues, SLINGSHOT spotlights international, national, and local acts on stage, boundary pushing artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators. SLINGSHOT also hosts a dedicated comedy night and film screenings. Georgia Theatre plays host to headlining artist James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA 1979) for a DJ set, Reptar, and many others.
The War On Drugs, the Philadelphia-based project of Adam Granduciel,released their third full-length album, the beautifully sweeping Lost In The Dream, on March 18, 2014 via Secretly Canadian. Written and recorded over two-plus years in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York and New Jersey, following almost two years of nonstop touring in support of 2011’s Slave Ambient, Lost In The Dream is the outstanding presentation of Granduciel’s progression and growth as a songwriter, performer, and producer. It is an immense listen to be absorbed and discovered now and for decades to come.
Like their celestial namesake, Stars only come out at night. It’s been 14 years since the Montreal band debuted with an album of intimate synth-pop whispers titled Nightsongs, but really, any of the increasingly assertive and sonically elaborate records they’ve released since could be named that. Whether between the sheets or on the streets, the nighttime is when the most pivotal moments of your life play out: the drunken dusk-to-dawn hangs through which eternal friendships are forged; the knowing glance across the dancefloor that leads to exchanged phone numbers, that ominous 3 a.m. phone call from the hospital; the decision to turn a new leaf that can only come when you’ve spent five despairing hours staring at a ceiling fan. These are the worlds that Stars songs inhabit, to show us that, even in our most vulnerable and naked states, we are never truly alone.
More than three years after Future Islands played to a strong crowd at Caledonia Lounge, the band will be returning to headline Georgia Theatre! The band released their most recent album, Singles, in March of last year and made multiple appearences on late night shows, which propelled them to countless sold-out shows around the country. This is one Athens has definitely been waiting for!
Jenny Lewis returned with her new album, The Voyager, on July 29th. The Los Angeles artist’s first solo LP since 2008’s Acid Tongue, The Voyager is Lewis’s most deeply personal, and her most musically robust. Featuring production work from Ryan Adams, Beck, as well as Lewis and her longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice, The Voyager finds Lewis at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent life with honesty and incisiveness. I’d recommend getting tickets for this “intimate” performance as soon as possible.