Concerts: Sugarland, Jason Mraz, Midnight Star, Duran DuranAug 16
Jason Mraz headlines Aaron’s Amphitheatre during Lakewood Saturday, Aug. 18. Christina Perri opens a show. Photo: Getty Images
Los Enanitos Verdes
This stone contingent from Argentina done a available entrance behind in 1984. The rope pennyless adult for a brief duration in a early ’90s when bassist and vocalist Marciano Cantero expelled a integrate of solo albums, yet returned to furloughed and recording together in 1992. The rope done it to a U.S. in a late ’90s with a integrate of Grammy-nominated albums, including “Tracción Acústica,” that revisited some of a group’s many renouned songs in live acoustic mode.
8 p.m. Aug. 17. $30-$35. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022.
“Are we prepared to lite-rock?” Mraz joked from a Music Midtown theatre in 2004. And that’s fundamentally what he does, yet he does it with a sold flair, a apt symphonic hold and a higher voice. Back then, he had a clinging following, yet now he’s a vital superstar with a span of Top 10 singles and a gold manuscript to his name. Whether a assembly is large or small, he’s always been a charismatic live performer. His latest album, “Love is a Four Letter Word,” was expelled in April. With Christina Perri. Check out our talk with Mraz.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. $39.50-$59.50; $23 lawn. Aaron’s Amphitheatre during Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-443-5090.
Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright and Norman Brown will emanate a ideal soundtrack for a moist evening, stuffing Chastain Park Amphitheatre with jazz-inflected RB.
6 p.m. Aug. 18. Sold out (($25-$89). Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. 404-733-4900.
Big Mike Geier’s Elvis Royale featuring a Kingsized Orchestra and Dames Aflame
It’s been 35 years given his death, yet it seems that zero can lifeless a king’s shine. Singer-actor Mike Geier and his Kingsized Orchestra are gripping a memory of a King alive with a span of annual tributes that are among Atlanta’s many interesting nights of a year. The festivities are gussied adult with an injection of Vegasy cheese by a glamorous Dames Aflame mime troupe.
8:30 p.m. Aug. 18. $26. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354.
The Greatest Yacht Rock Revival in a Universe
Atlanta’s Yacht Rock Revue, masters of a soft-rocking ’70s, will be assimilated by some of that decade’s strike makers. Gary Wright (“Dream Weaver,” “Love is Alive”), Robbie Dupree (“Steal Away”), Larry Hoppen of Orleans (“Still a One,” “Dance With Me”), Peter Beckett of Player (“Baby Come Back”), John Ford Coley (“I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”), Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass (“Brandy”), Walter Egan (“Magnet and Steel”) and Starbuck (“Moonlight Feels Right”) will all get an support from a guys in Yacht Rock Revue. Break out your favorite captain’s shawl for what’s certain to be a well-spoken and celebratory cruise into a past.
4 p.m. Aug. 18. $30; $25 in advance; $45 Semi-Important Person ticket. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-249-0001.
Midnight Star, Lenny Williams, Cherrelle
It’s kind of startling that electro-RB outfit Midnight Star usually scored one Top 40 strike (“Operator”), notwithstanding promulgation a prolonged list of noted booty-shaking tunes into a top reaches of a RB draft by a ’80s, including “Freak-a-Zoid,” and “No Parking [On a Dance Floor].” Williams was a vocalist for Tower of Power during a band’s many commercially successful duration in a early ’70s and went on to have solo hits of his own. Cherrelle is best famous for her Top 40 duets with Alexander O’Neal in a late ’80s.
8 p.m. Aug. 18. $25; $15 in advance. VIP $35; $25 in advance. VIP Tables $300. Amphitheater during Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St., Riverdale. 770-909-5300.
In a early ’80s, when a M in MTV meant music, Duran Duran was a ultimate video band, flattering glam boys with familiar hits and exotic, inevitable videos. The song binds adult surprisingly well, though, both onstage, where these guys still thrill, and on album. “Rio,” in particular, still oozes glamor and stays a noted hook-fest from start to finish.
8 p.m. Aug. 19. $55-$65.50; $35.50 lawn. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-733-5012.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Sporadically shining ’60s revivalist Anton Newcombe isn’t always as good as he thinks he is. But he mostly is. He done a fascinating theme in “Dig!,” a documentary on his love-hate adversary (real or imagined) with Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor. Newcombe pronounced a film was a garland of lies, and a quarrel was good broadside for both a film and for him.
8 p.m. Aug. 20. $20; $18 in advance. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354.
It’s a guitar-riff-a-rama and a double-entendre-thon with a Motor City Madman, yet during slightest he’ll be onstage doing what initial brought him fame. His domestic pronouncements have overshadowed his song in new years.
8 p.m. Aug. 22. $39; $34 in advance. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365.
The hit-making Atlanta duo’s stream debate is called “In Your Hands.” Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush left a set lists for a shows adult to a fans. If you’re one of those fans, we competence wish to locate this show, given it could be a while before a subsequent one. It’s about time for a new album, given a band’s many new recover is still 2010’s “The Incredible Machine.” But a some-more evident eventuality is a tentative attainment of a Sugarland baby. Nettles is due in November.
Aug. 23. $40.50-$79.50; $89.50 ubiquitous acknowledgment pit; $30.50 ubiquitous acknowledgment lawn. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010.
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