Music

An exceptional lineup of live music from Atlanta favorites (featuring country, jazz, funk, folk and rock n’ roll) will be presented on our stage.  

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The Hangarmen
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Hangarmen

The Hangarmen touched down in Atlanta in 2012, just after front man Greg Schneider released his debut album Echelon. Drawing from the pool of musicians gathered by Echelon producer Frank French as well as from Atlanta’s growing jam rock scene, Schneider formed the Hangarmen in order to bring his newest collection of original songs to Atlanta’s live audiences. Piloted by real musicians playing real instruments, The Hangarmen’s sound fuses a 70′s rock feel with modern jam, a hearty dose of funk, some prog, Southern flair, and a lyrical vibe that tips the wings toward themes of liberation. The fun, dynamic drumming of Jango Monkey’s T.K. Thornante jibes perfectly with the jazz-tinged, gymnastic energy of bassist, session player, and favorite sit-in guest for a long list of Atlanta bands, Frank Mills. Together, the two form a rhythm section that both grounds and lifts Schneider’s tasty guitar solos, heartfelt lead singing, and to-the-point songwriting. Lori Michael fills out the mix with authentic Hammond organ sound and sweet-and-strong harmony vocals. Thornante sings, too, from behind his kit, taking the songs to 3-part harmony heaven in places. With the grassroots support of its fast-growing Atlanta following, this band signals the revival of real, energetic, original, live music that will keep you moving and take you somewhere new.

Gareth Asher & the Earthlings
May 17 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Gareth Asher & the Earthlings

On his third independent release, singer-songwriter Gareth Asher is coming to age as a writer, delivering a well-crafted and emotionally charged body of work. This new album is intensified with bold electric guitars, steady driving percussion, and balanced with lush string arrangements provided by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Asher recorded the album in home town Atlanta, with close friend and brilliant artist Clay Cook(Marshall Tucker Band, Zac Brown Band) once again producing and mixing.

The Deadfields
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Deadfields

Stemming from the pines of the Carolinas to the swamps of South Georgia, members of The Deadfields are a shotgun blast of southern culture. Singing and strumming over beers and bourbon, the Atlanta band formed in 2011 for a simple, honest mission: put the good times first and write honest music.

The good times have come, and they show face at every Deadfields show. The unbridled energy, four-part harmonies, and anthemic choruses lead The Deadfields to become one of the most sought after new roots-rock bands in the South. In 2012 the new group had the honor of performing with Sonia Leigh, Drivn N’ Cryin, Driveby Truckers, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, The Jompson Brothers, Lynryd Skynyrd, Roberta Flack, The Steel Wheels, The Steeldrivers, Larry Keel, and many more. With comparisons from Reckless Kelly and The Avett Brothers to The Old 97’s and even The Eagles, the band feeds on stealing fans from teens to seniors, anywhere from the States to overseas.

Part-Time Weekends
May 17 @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Part-Time Weekends

Although the name has lent itself to a handful of previous members, this four-piece will be the final resting place of the title. Sky “borrowed” a sign from a “choke and puke” drive-through years ago, and it has always been in his music space. These four have been making music together for many years. Sky(Grassroots Artists) and Zack(Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, and too many acts to name) have been friends since birth, while Dave (“G-Funk”)(Atlanta Jazz Trio) and Adam (“Radar”)(Rough Draft, The Brian Powell Trio) came into the picture about 18 years ago. The boys were all friends before they joined forces and decided to pursue music together. And, with eight children between them, the name of the band is true to the only time they can devote to the music. All of them have been in other projects and are all currently gigging with multiple talents, but this four-piece stands to be the most fun they have all week, and it comes through in the performance. They only perform one way: ALL OUT! Come see why Part-Time Weekends has been called the best “Party Band” in Atlanta!

If you have never been to a show, you need to see it in person. These boys play everything from Modern Day Rock/Pop/Rap/Country to Blues/Funk/Two-Step/Soul from back in the day. PTW keeps the party moving with hits that everyone knows, but usually doesn’t here at the bar.

The Part-Time Weekends Band has played numerous festivals, gatherings, events and locations, including: The Great Bull Run, The Kirkwood Festival, Park Bench In Buckhead, Southern Ground Social Club, and countless local venues and bars.

The Well Reds
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Well Reds

A Pop-Rock Quartet from Atlanta, GA heavy on harmonies and hooks.” The boys boast a “sound” for fans of The Script, One Republic, Imagine Dragons, and Muse. They’ve toured throughout the country sharing bills with bands like Hot Chelle Rae, Parachute, and Minus the Bear. Soon they will be releasing a new album recorded with Grammy-Award-Winning Producer Joseph Prielozny.

DOWNTOWN: Sanzorn
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
DOWNTOWN: Sanzorn

SANZORN was created in early 2013 as an improvisational instrumental band by Atlanta musicians Mike Morris, Juan Garcia, and Sjon Mcdaniel. All three musicians came from mostly hard rock/ metal bands including LOW-Z, TECHNICULT, BROTHER HAWK, NOVOCAINE, BRASS KNUCKLE SURFER and ZOROASTER. In 2013, the three decided to get together and try something a little different. They went into the studio with no written material and recorded a total improvisational session. The result was an original blend of all instrumental atmospheric rock. After that recording session, SANZORN decided that when playing live, they would stick to the way they started. Live improvisation. Their intention is to create a new journey through music at every performance, keeping it pure and original every single time.

DOWNTOWN: Grinder Nova
May 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Grinder Nova swaggers and sways across the stage with a blazing array of gonzo-guitar verbosity from his vast arsenal. It’s a cocktail of even parts Surf, Tijuana Brass, and James Bond performed with all the live intensity and melodrama of a Ballywood musical. Regulars at Trader Vic’s in Atlanta, as well as Drive-invasion, Clermont Lounge, and various other well established dens of ill repute, Grinder Nova and his Pit-stop Mariachi Band have perhaps best been summed up as-”A sleazy, skeezy, South-of-the-Border rock and roll inferno, complete with horns, maracas and sinful dispositions.”-Chad Radford-Creative Loafing