Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New York, I'll Always Love...

I'm headed to New York today for a mini-vacation, so I'm going to have to miss a couple of good shows this week. On the other hand, I'll get to see a couple, so that completely makes up for it.

Atlanta

-->Thursday, June 15th: Southeast Performer is showcasing a couple of bands at the EARL tonight. It's only $5, and you can check out The Beggars' Guild, Summerbirds in the Cellar, and Manchester Orchestra. Summerbirds hail from Florida, and have a retro sound to them that's kind of airy and light. The Beggars' Guild from Atlanta are opening up, and they're pretty much worth the entire show if you're into the whole folky-pop thing like I seem to be lately.

-->Friday, June 16th: I know there are a couple of things going on, but the only place I'd want to be is at 10 High to see Zero Chance and Rantings of Eva. I've seen Rantings many times before, and with a new album in the works, they have a ton of new material to display. If you haven't seen or heard them despite all of my positive tidbits on them, now's your chance. I have not checked out Zero Chance yet, but I'm curious since they just released an album and seem to have quite the list of supporting gigs. All I've heard is an uber poppy rock, so I'm interested in the live show. $7.

New York

-->Thursday, June 15th: I have been waiting for this for over a year. The chance to see Jared Scharff play again. I was lucky enough to catch him at Arlene's Grocery last May, and he of course has not made it this far south in that time, so I'm really excited to see how far it's come. The band goes on at 9:30 at the Knitting Factory.

-->Saturday, June 17th: Another happening that I found out about after I booked my plane ticket...except this one made me do cartwheels out of pure excitement and anticipation. Rhett Miller is playing a free show for the Central Park SummerStage series. I cannot believe my luck. Opening up for him is Teddy Thompson, who I've been told to look out for.

So, there you have it. A little tour of what you can check out this weekend if you're not lame. Hopefully I'll be coherent enough to remember what I'm going to see to relay the awesomeness when I return.
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