Podcast: Weekend roundup for April 19-21
Sweetwater 420 Fest, Dungeon Family Reunion, WRAS Fest and more music that’s not to be missed
Fri., April 19
— Sweetwater 420 Fest. at Centennial Olympic Park.
In 2019, the SweetWater 420 Fest celebrates a 15-year legacy as one of Atlanta's most eclectic Earth Day celebrations. The festival brings thousands of boozy merry-goers to Downtown’s Centennial Olympic Park April 19-21, for three days of live music, jam bands of the highest order, earth-friendly activities, stand-up comedy, food trucks, SweetWater brews, an artist market, and more. This year’s lineup features performances by Widespread Panic, the Avett Brothers, the Claypool Lennon Delirium, John Medeski’s Mad Skillett, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Ployd, and dozens more musical acts and comedians spread across five stages throughout the weekend. Click here to check out the full lineup. For more information regarding, time, price, and locations, look online at www.sweetwater420fest.com. $85-$440. Centennial Olympic Park.
— WRASfest 2019 at the Bakery.
Support Georgia State University’s student-run radio station WRAS while rocking out to a stacked bill reflective of their artfully curated programing. Album 88 has been a longstanding fixture of Georgia State, many viewing the station and DJs as arbiters of taste. This year’s lineup consists of Yukons, Twins, Grip, BKGD, Pinkest, Jamee Cornelia, and Flwr Chyld. $7-$10. 7:30 p.m.
— Heart Hunters, The Moonshine, The Ain't Sisters at Kavarna.
The Fairburn, Georgia-based folk duo Heart Hunters, featuring husband and wife songwriting team Drew de Man and Brianna Blackbird, are set to release their debut album, American Eclipse. $10. 8:30 p.m.
— The Pleasure Point, Fit of Body, Warm Red, Long Stay Ultra.
$8. 10 p.m.
Sat., April 20
— Dungeon Family reunion tour feat. Big Boi, Goodie Mob at the Fox Theatre.
Few Atlanta collectives have permeated pop culture and change soundscapes like the city's legendary Dungeon Family. Spawning acts such as Outkast, Goodie Mob, Future, and Janelle Monae, Dungeon Family has influenced and developed artists over multiple generations. Now, nearly two decades after the group's fame plateaued, members Big Boi, Goodie Mob, Organized Noize, and KP the Great rally together for the Dungeon Family Reunion Tour. While Outkast is not reuniting for the tour, Dungeon Family's reach in Atlanta hip-hop and beyond is monumental; hopefully high-profile guest performances will make for an unforgettable celebration of one of Atlanta's defining collectives. $35-$125. 8 p.m. (doors).
— Collin Gorman Weiland DKA record release show w/ Celines, Twins, Anticipation, and Myn.
Collin Gorman Weiland makes his way from Minneappolis, Minn. to celebrate the release of a brand new DKA 12-inch EP, titled In My Shattered Vase.
$5. 10 p.m.
— Goat Fest at the Bakery.
The Bakery Atlanta celebrates Earth Day on April 20 with Goat Fest. Live goats, courtesy of Get Your Goat Rentals, will be on the premises and partying. The Goat Fest itinerary includes Goat Yoga with Zach Farr, a curated sustainability speaker series, an afternoon dance party with DJ’s Rogue Jury and Bradley Cooper, a live theatre performance of Peter Flamming and Tanya Povolny’s Goht, and a TBA film screening. Safari Williams, The BIG HEED, and Mani will also be performing. $5 (suggested donations). 1-11 p.m.
— The Scientists play the Earl.
Australian post-punk phenomenon the Scientists have been hailed as an influence by everyone from Sonic Youth to Nirvana, yet the group, which formed in Perth around 1981, remains an obscurity to most. After several years of inactivity, the group returned in 2018 to release the singles, “Mini Mini Mini” and “Braindead,” followed by this year’s EP, titled 9H20.SiO2 via In The Red Records. Now, the group's circa 1986 line-up featuring Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic, and Leanne Cowie is together again, making their way across North America on their first proper U.S. tour.
In honor of the Earl's 20th anniversary, the group plays two shows in East Atlanta, April 21-22. Vincas and GG King open the Saturday night show. Gentleman Jesse and the Subsonics open Sunday night.
— Lil Baby, Blueface, City Girls at Coca-Cola Roxy.
Quality Control signees Lil Baby and City Girls are bringing the New Generation Tour to a close at the Coca-Cola Roxy. Bubbling West Coast sensation Blueface is also on the bill. A solid blend of glitchy Bay Area bounce, unapologetic Miami ratchetness, and Atlanta street talk, the three acts are key players in the new wave of hip-hop artists. Also a homecoming show for Lil Baby, surprise guests are sure to pop up. A hyped ending to a pivotal tour, resale prices may be worth the trouble as this could be one of the last opportunities to see these rising stars at such a low price point. SOLD OUT. 7 p.m. (doors).
Have a great weekend!