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The Best Live Bands in Atlanta.

Best Live Artist/Band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Andrea Colburn and Mud Moseley

Best Live Artist/Band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Gringo Star

Best Live Band/Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Hunter Flanagan

Best Live Band/Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Material Girls
Punk rock is a slippery slope on the ground level. So many conditionals and pitfalls can throw all of that raw energy and genuine contempt for the status quo into bottom-feeder oblivion. Material Girls push all the right buttons with a show of smeared mascara-clad performers dressed in their cabaretmore...
Punk rock is a slippery slope on the ground level. So many conditionals and pitfalls can throw all of that raw energy and genuine contempt for the status quo into bottom-feeder oblivion. Material Girls push all the right buttons with a show of smeared mascara-clad performers dressed in their cabaret best, and they aren't afraid to take a stage dive amid a show of creepy-crawly rhythms, horns, and pure rage on the stage - the kind of show you mother warned you about when you were kid. No Facebook. No website. Go to the show and get a face full of fishnet and reality. less...

Best live band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Material Girls
This year, Atlanta boasts a surplus of new and genuinely groundbreaking artists, as the city's DIY aesthetics evolve to reflect the political catastrophe that's unfolding across the country. When it comes to live shows, MATERIAL GIRLS stand head and shoulders above the rest, captivating crowds with snarlingmore...

This year, Atlanta boasts a surplus of new and genuinely groundbreaking artists, as the city's DIY aesthetics evolve to reflect the political catastrophe that's unfolding across the country. When it comes to live shows, MATERIAL GIRLS stand head and shoulders above the rest, captivating crowds with snarling cabaret/punk theatrics, dressed in drag. Tyler Jundt and David Iduate lead the charge blaring through trumpet and saxophone, while John Restivo Jr. pounds away on bongos and drums. The group's latest addition, Meghan Dowlen, struts on bass, while Robbie Rapp sears on guitar, and Ben Presley growls his sultry vocals. The group cuts through the subservience of boring, old street wear, as their stage presence and instrumentation rise above the trappings of just another Best local rock band. Since breaking the group's minimal online presence with the arrival of its debut album, MS VS IQ (released July 2016 via Irrelevant Records), Material Girls emulsify on stage with elements of glam and grit, hunky brass and dildos, wigs and pacifiers, and an attitude so natural the group doesn't give a shit if you buy it or not. www.soundcloud.com/materialgirlsusa

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Best live act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Fantasy Guys
It only takes about a minute for FANTASY GUYS to engulf an audience in their seaside beach-pop vibe. Phones disappear, smiles widen, and the whole crowd is happily swept away in pulsating waves of surf-pop euphoria. Inyo Galatea (guitar, flute, voice), Maddy Davis (vibraphone, synth, keyboards), andmore...
It only takes about a minute for FANTASY GUYS to engulf an audience in their seaside beach-pop vibe. Phones disappear, smiles widen, and the whole crowd is happily swept away in pulsating waves of surf-pop euphoria. Inyo Galatea (guitar, flute, voice), Maddy Davis (vibraphone, synth, keyboards), and Mitchell “Hibiscus Chad” Hardage (bass, drum loops) transform any room into a scene that would make Jimmy Buffett’s mouth water. Hardage’s disarming smile and grooving bass, Davis’ smooth vibraphone and mid-song dance moves, and Galatea’s buoyant guitar and cherubic voice float on yacht rock gear and flip-flops. It’s easy to see how Fantasy Guys charm every venue into a mid-tempo crush fest of sweaty dancing bodies. www.fantasycometrue.net. less...

Best live act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Another Wave

Best live act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Sneaky Hand

Best live band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Dot.s

Best live act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
RalphandLouie
soundcloud.com/ralphandlouie

Best live act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Wheeler Boys
www.thewheelerboys.comhttp://www.thewheelerboys.com/

Best live act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Wheeler Boys

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