Podcast: Weekend roundup for May 3-5

Shaky Knees, Al Green, Cannabis Corpse and more music you don't want to miss

Gary Clark Jr
Photo credit: Courtesy Warner Brothers PR
THIS LAND: Gary Clark Jr. plays Shaky Knees on Saturday, May 4.

Welcome to Creative Loafing’s weekend roundup podcast for April 26-28. Will Cardwell and Jacob Chisenhall join Music Editor Chad Radford to talk their top picks for weekend music and more. Turn on, tune in, go out!

Fri., May 3
Shaky Knees (May 3-5), Central Park
Shaky Knees returns to Central Park with a lineup featuring indie rock heavy hitters Beck, Interpol, Japanese Breakfast, Dashboard Confessional, Gary Clark Jr. (pictured above), and more. Local acts on the weekend bill include Black Lips, Deerhunter, and Curtis Harding. $135-$1,600. Check out the website for schedule and lineup.

Ginko, Street Rat, Chelsea Bridge, Robby Kee at the Bakery
A night of electronic debauchery with ambient and drone music galore — the closest thing to an old-school Eyedrum performance one can see nowadays. $5-$10 suggested donation. 9:30 p.m.

Al Green with the War and Treaty at the Fox Theatre
The Reverend and Memphis gospel and soul legend Al Green returns to Atlanta performing timeless hits such as “Tired of Being Alone,” “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” and, of course, “Let’s Stay Together.” What more need be said? $50.50-$130.50 (plus fees). 7 p.m. (doors).

Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute Band at Red Clay Theatre
Nashville’s ultimate Beach Boys tribute band Sail On, brings an evening of surf, sun, and fun to downtown Gwinnett. $28. 7 p.m. (doors).

Sat., May 4
May the Fourth be with Moo at Fernbank Museum
The punniest event on this week’s list, May the Fourth be with Moo gives patrons a chance to celebrate Star Wars day while supporting the Dairy Alliance’s Bonegevity: Bones Built to Last campaign. Events are family friendly. Free with museum admission. 10 a.m.

As Black Belt Eagle Scout, Katherine Paul opens her heart for the world to see. Drawing from the rich musical heritage of the Pacific Northwest and her own indigenous roots, her debut album, Mother of My Children, paints a portrait of heartbreak and loss with distorted guitars and Paul’s spine-tingling vocals. The songs are delicate and pensive, at times soaring into righteous guitar riffs on “Soft Stud” then wading into hushed, more intimate territory on “Indians Never Die.” The record is a defining moment for Paul; a vulnerable look into recovering from pain through the eyes of an artist whose vision of resilience speaks to our current moment. $10-$12. 9 p.m. — Jake Van Valkenburg

— The Beastly Feast at Zoo Atlanta
Join Zoo Atlanta for an Evening by the Bamboo Sea-themed Beastly Feast celebrating 20 years of pandas at Zoo Atlanta. Take a twilight stroll through the zoo grounds while enjoying food, live music, and a silent auction. Gala Donations. 6:30 p.m.

Sun., April 28
Captain Beyond with Reverends at the Earl
Captain Beyond released its self-titled debut in 1972 via Capricorn Records, carving out a place for the group in the pantheon of Southern rock history. Drummer Bobby Caldwell’s resume boasts of his time spent working alongside Johnny Winter, the Allman Brothers, Rick Derringer, and Armageddon. Caldwell remains as the group’s anchor with new crew at the helm — they brought show to the Earl back in 2017, and it rocked hard, like Black Flag on a psychedelic prog rock trip. $20-$25. 7 p.m. (doors).

Psycroptic, Cannabis Corpse, Gorod, Micawber, and Malformity at the Masquerade (Purgatory)
The demon weed burns bright when Richmond, VA’s premier Marijuana-themed death metal outfit Cannabis Corpse slides through Purgatory, playing songs from the group's latest album, Left Hand Pass. Cannabis Corpse shares the stage with a formidable cast of peers including Atlanta’s very own old school death metal masters Malformity, and Aussie death metal journeymen Psycroptic. $18 (adv). 6 p.m. (doors).