Concerts: Toby Keith, Mary J. Blige, My Morning Jacket, Loretta LynnAug 24
Add Brantley Gilbert to a list of chart-topping nation strain stars from Georgia. The Jefferson internal scored dual No. 1 hits final year and he’ll be opening to Toby Keith during Aaron’s Amphitheatre during Lakewood on Friday, Aug. 24. Photo pleasantness Big Machine Label Group
Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert
The two-time Academy of Country Music hostess of a year Keith creates catchy, unapologetically nation strain that still appeals to a cocktail audience. It’s a tough balancing act, though he’s managed well. He has copiousness of talent, and he gives people what they want. He scored his 29th No. 1 nation singular in 2011 with “Made in America,” a initial lane expelled from a manuscript “Clancy’s Tavern.” That album’s second single, “Red Solo Cup,” became his top charting singular on a all-genre Top 40 cocktail chart, climbing to No. 15. Gilbert, from a Jackson County chair of Jefferson, creates easy work of a mix that eludes many mainstream nation artists. His matrimony of nation and Southern stone rings loyal given he hasn’t knocked all a mud off of his farming roots. His second album, “Halfway to Heaven,” contains dual No. 1 singles with “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like we Do.”
7 p.m. Aug. 24. $19.75-$69.75. Aaron’s Amphitheatre during Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-443-5090.
Along with George Jones, Lynn is a vital essence of all that is good and good about nation music. There should be no perplexity about regulating a word fable when this groundbreaking thespian and songwriter is a subject. Her early recordings still send shivers down a spine as she sings those hardscrabble songs with a gusto as brave and clever as a plateau that fostered it. See our talk with a remarkably vehement star. Atlanta thespian and songwriter Sonia Leigh, who opens a show, has been a industrious musician on a internal theatre for many years, and now she’s removing beheld on a inhabitant scale. Thanks to her longtime organisation with a Zac Brown Band, she’s now sealed to Brown’s Southern Ground record label.
8 p.m. Aug. 24. $25-$55. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. 404-733-4900.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
The country-folk tunesmith’s latest album, a Jun recover “Ashes and Roses,” is among a many personal in a prolonged line of finely crafted albums she’s expelled in a 25 years given her debut, “Hometown Girl.” The strain “What to Keep and What to Throw Away,” for example, is “a moment-by-moment replay of carrying to purify out my former spouse’s things from my house,” she told Billboard. Carpenter has postulated a turn of still luminosity that seems so free nonetheless gets ignored all too often.
8 p.m. Aug. 24. $49.50. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859.
The fabulously decorated Big Freedia is behind in city this weekend for a opening during Terminal West. Photo pleasantness a Windish Agency
Bounce strain is a admirably New Orleans-based character of hip-hop. It’s an upbeat, chant-heavy and really sexualized take on swat that’s spawned an unusual, gender-bending sub-genre infrequently called weakling swat (or weakling bounce). Hip-hop is a genre that’s mostly criticized for homophobia, so weakling rebound is a startling development, though it’s been an subterraneous materialisation for a while now. The decorated Big Freedia, aka a “Queen Diva” of bounce, expelled a entrance manuscript “An Ha, Oh Yeah” behind in 1999. Freedia is one of a genre’s best famous ambassadors, carrying taken a character to radio progressing this year on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with “Excuse,” a lane powered by speaker-rattling drum and Freedia’s rapid-fire patter. For we fans of HBO’s “True Blood,” suppose Lafayette as a rapper, and Big Freedia is what you’d get.
9 p.m. Aug. 24. $15. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta.
My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses
Kentucky quintet My Morning Jacket’s sound has developed over a years, demonstrating an rejection to sojourn in one place for really long. The reverb-drenched mist of a early years has given approach to cocktail adventuring and an scrutiny of a influences — from Prince to Neil Young — that march by a band’s work. Formerly formed in Seattle, a acclaimed Band of Horses returned to a internal South Carolina before releasing 2007’s “Cease to Begin.” Frontman Ben Bridwell has crafted a shimmering mix of Neil Young and symphonic indie stone condemned by his Southern roots. Album No. 4, “Mirage Rock,” is set for Sep release.
7 p.m. Aug. 24. $37-$49.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010.
If we wish to know what Atlanta’s subterraneous strain theatre sounds like, we won’t find a improved place and time. At Nophest, we can hear 80 bands in one weekend. This eccentric internal strain festival, now in a sixth year, takes place in several East Atlanta venues.
8:30 p.m. Aug. 24; 2 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26. One day pass, $7.50; weekend pass, $15. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-228-6769.
B.B. King, Tedeschi Trucks Band
He’ll be 87 in a few weeks, so it’s no warn that blues fable King does his shows seated core stage. While many musicians would have been late for a integrate of decades, King keeps adult a perfectionist furloughed report that even includes a integrate of dates in Brazil in October. Critically acclaimed blues-rock guitarist and thespian Susan Tedeschi is a four-time Grammy nominee. Derek Trucks, guitarist for a Allman Brothers, also happens to be Tedeschi’s husband. The span put their possess bands on interregnum final year and assimilated together for this new project. The rope expelled a second album, a two-disc live set “Everybody’s Talkin’,” in June. Check out our talk with Trucks.
7 p.m. Aug. 26. $45-$55; $35 lawn. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-733-5012.
Mary J. Blige headlines during Chastain Park Amphitheatre Tuesday, Aug. 28. She’ll be assimilated by a re-emerging D’Angelo and rising star Melanie Fiona. Photo: Getty Images
Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo
Queen of hip-hop essence Blige wipes a building with many of a lip-syncing obtuse low-pitched mortals populating a charts these days. It’s been some-more than 12 years given his many new album, “Voodoo,” though D’Angelo is solemnly re-emerging, carrying done a warn coming during a Bonnaroo Music Festival in June. Rumors of a new recover with a operative pretension “James River” have been drifting given 2009. With his live appearances increasing, maybe 2012 is a year we’ll finally get some new music. With Melanie Fiona.
7 p.m. Aug. 28. $55.75-$125.75. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-733-5012.
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