Podcast: Weekend roundup for July 19-21
Irrelevant Music Fest, Walken Tall, Peachfest, and more
Welcome to Creative Loafing’s weekend roundup podcast for July 19-21! Will Cardwell, Jacob Chisenhall, and Narah Landress join Music Editor Chad Radford to talk about their top picks for weekend music and more — Irrelevant Music Fest, Walken Tall, Peachfest, and more. Turn on, tune in, go out!
Fri., July 19
— The Callous Daoboys, Void Eater, Black Matter Device, Dim into Dross, In Memories at the Bakery
A raucous night at the Bakery with a stacked bill of hardcore and screamo acts. $7. 7:30 p.m.
— Irrelevant Music Fest Night 3 at 529
The bottom line for the Irrelevant Music Festival has always been about showcasing Atlanta’s indie rock talent. Since the fest first arrived in 2016, founder and Irrelevant Music promoter Kyle Swick has modeled the festival after likeminded musical gatherings such as Cropped Out in Louisville, and Nameless Fest in Nashville, as each one offers platforms for local and regional musicians that are easily overlooked by the masses. Over the past three years, Irrelevant Fest has grown from a grass-roots event into a beacon for touring acts, with a lineup that places nationally and internationally touring artists on the same playing field as young Atlanta-based acts. This growing dynamic anchors the Atlanta music scene’s place in both a regional and national context. As of press time, no information has been announced yet, so stay tuned for more. Night 3 with: Fantasy Guys, Breathers, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, The Queendom, Dot.s & True Blossom $12-$17. 7 p.m.
— Walken Tall at Pulp
PULP is putting a twist on this tribute. Christopher Walken’s career has spanned over 60 years with classics such as Pulp Fiction, The Deerhunter, and True Romance. But you’re not going to see any of these films. This is a live show featuring The Doppleganger Theatre Company doing their best Walken impersonators. $17.50. 8 p.m.
Sat., July 20
— Irrelevant Night 4: Closing Ceremony at 529
With Lyonnais, DiCaprio, Warm Red, Blammo & Pure Joy. $12-$17. 6 p.m.
— Demonology and Spiritual Possession at Atlanta Public Library-Alpharetta Branch
A leader in the field of paranormal, Bryan Ouelette is an internationally recognized exorcist bishop and has been on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. In this event, he will be covering multiple areas of possessions and demonology, including types of demons, recognizing and protecting yourself against demonic attachment, and finally, the question, “Can demons win your soul?” Free. 4 p.m.
Sun., July 21
— Yes M’am Art Show at the Bakery
Art show fundraiser in support of reproductive rights, where all proceeds go towards the ACLU of Georgia. Features over fifty artists, live music, astrology readings, and more. Donations. 1 p.m.
— Fernbank Forest Bird Walk
A relaxing Sunday stroll featuring appearances from some of Fernbank’s finest feathered friends. This weekend a volunteer from the Atlanta Audubon Society will be there to teach you about permanent and visiting bird species in an event perfect for the curious or beginner birders! Free with museum admission. 9 a.m.
— Peachfest at Peachtree Center
Support local growers at this sweet event. With over 70 food artisans, pastry chefs, barkeeps, and sponsors, this one-day festival will be packed with flavor. At the center of this event is a silent auction filled with rare, cellared wines and gifts from local restaurants and sponsors. The beneficiary of PeachFest is Piggy Bank, a project that aims to advance sustainable agriculture. $70-$100. 4 p.m.
—Beats, Brews, and Views at Edgewood Speakeasy
A film screening co-curated by Jason Saten, who chose the Sex Pistols documentary the Filth and the Fury, and CL’s own Chad Radford, who selected Summer of Sam. Donations. 5 p.m.
—Nasty Savage, Tombstone, Nemesis, Murder Van at 529
Florida thrash icons makes a pit stop at 529 what is sure to be a crazy way to close out your weekend. $15. 7 p.m.