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ATL UNTRAPPED: Where it's at

Joshua Robinson's picks for March

ATL Untrap BIG PERSONAS
Photo credit: Justin Heron
BIG PERSONAS: Tyler, The Creator (left) and Maxo Kream (right) are performing at Gas South District and Aisle 5, respectively, on March 25.

Thurs., Mar. 10


Charlotte Day Wilson, The Loft — Whether you first heard of Charlotte Day Wilson from the sample of her 2019 track “Mountains” on Drake’s Certified Lover Boy cut “Fair Trade,” or from her impressive 2021 debut album Alpha, you’ve already had a glimpse of the singer, songwriter, and producer’s incredible talents. This month, you’ll be able to form an even deeper appreciation for the Canadian artist because she’ll be stopping by the Loft on March 10 for the seventh stop of her Alpha Tour. A majority of her other tour dates have already sold out, so secure your tickets as soon as possible. — Joshua Robinson
$25-$75+. Thurs., Mar. 10. 8:00 p.m. The Loft, 1374 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, 30309. www.centerstage-atlanta.com @centerstageatl

Thurs., Mar. 17


Doja Cat, Tabernacle — Canceled.

Sun., Mar. 20

 

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TRADEMARK USA: Baby Keem is hitting 30 major cities in support of his debut album, ‘The Melodic Blue’. PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Free

Baby Keem, Tabernacle — Starting March 7, Baby Keem is taking his phenomenal debut album, The Melodic Blue, on tour across North America. Although the two guest features he received from his cousin Kendrick Lamar helped build hype for his debut, Keem is embarking on 30-date tour — 22 of which have already managed to sell out — all on his own. In a matter of weeks, the GRAMMY-nominated artist will be performing in front of a sold-out crowd at the Tabernacle, and fortunately, the resell tickets are modestly priced, giving all of his local listeners the opportunity to see the young protege live for the first time — Joshua Robinson

$54-$205+. 8:00 p.m. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, 30303. tabernacleatl.com @tabernacleatl

Fri., Mar. 25


Maxo Kream, Aisle 5 — Last fall, Maxo Kream and Tyler, The Creator teamed up for the booming single “BIG PERSONA,” and in an unlikely turn of events, both artists will be hitting Atlanta — albeit at two separate venues — on March 25. When he arrives in Little Five Points later this month, Maxo Kream will be roughly halfway through his Big Persona Tour, and with the help of his openers Peso Peso, Lul Bub, and Li Heat, the Houston native will be bringing his introspective brand of street rap to the intimate setting of Aisle 5. Maxo Kream’s latest album, WEIGHT OF THE WORLD, was one of the most refreshing hip-hop records of 2021, and although attendees will likely go without seeing Tyler and Maxo unite on stage for an exciting performance of “BIG PERSONA,” his Aisle 5 show should be impressive nevertheless. — Joshua Robinson
$25. 8:30 p.m. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, 30307. aisle5atl.com/ @aisle5_atl

Tyler, The Creator, Gas South District — A year after winning the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album in 2020 for his pop-leaning fifth studio album Igor, Tyler, The Creator released Call Me If You Get Lost, a rap-heavy record worthy of that distinction. The unlikely superstar’s latest albumis filled with hard-hitting tracks like “Lumberjack,” “Corso,” and “Juggernaut,” and this month, his Atlanta-based fans will get the chance to hear some of the record’s biggest smashes in person. Joining Tyler, The Creator on tour are Kali Uchis, Vince Staples, and Teezo Touchdown. Attendees are in for a compelling mix of rap, pop, R&B, and rock. — Joshua Robinson
$49.50-$149.50. 7:00 p.m. Gas South District, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, 30097. gassouthdistrict.com @GasSouthDistrict

Fri., Apr. 1


Jacquees, Tabernacle — Canceled.

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LAST YEAR WAS WEIRD: After opening up for Billie Eilish's Atlanta tour stop in February, Tkay Maidza is bringing her Last Year Was Weird Tour to Aisle 5 on April 1. PHOTOCREDIT: Dana Trippe

Tkay Maidza, Aisle 5 — Apart from Iggy Azalea and The Kid LAROI, you’d be hard-pressed to name a globally known rapper from Australia, let alone a Black one, but the sensational Zimbabwean-born Tkay Maidza is quickly shaping up to be one of the most important acts to come out from the land down under. From 2018 to 2021, Tkay Maidza pumped out her creative Last Year Was Weird project series, with her output strong enough to land her an opening spot for the Atlanta, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. stops on Billie Eillish’s Happier Than Ever World Tour last month. This exciting rising artist is set to return to the A for her headlining Last Year Was Weird Tour. Be sure to see her in the intimate confines of a small club while you still can when she plays at Aisle 5. — Joshua Robinson

$15. 7:00 p.m. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, 30307. aisle5atl.com/ @aisle5_atl

Rick Ross, Jeezy, T.I., Gucci Mane, State Farm Arena — Two years ago, if hip-hop enthusiasts had heard that longtime nemeses Jeezy and Gucci Mane would be teaming up for a star-studded Atlanta concert, they would have assumed that some local promoter was playing a cruel April Fool’s Day joke on the city. However, following their reconciliation during their popular Verzuz match in 2020, Gucci Mane and Jeezy are in fact joining fellow hip-hop legends Rick Ross, T.I., Trina, and DJ Drama for the highly anticipated Legendz of the Streetz Tour on April 1. With so many beloved acts on one bill, the show is practically a Southern rap fans’ ultimate delight, so if you sleep on the Legendz of the Streetz Tour, the joke is on you. — Joshua Robinson
$65-$450+. 7:00 p.m. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Dr, Atlanta, 30303. statefarmarena.com @masquerade_atl

Mon., Apr. 4

 

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CANDYDRIP: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lucky Daye will be performing new music in front of a sold-out crowd at Center Stage. PHOTO CREDIT: Adrienne Raquel

Lucky Daye, Center Stage — A release date for Lucky Daye’s sophomore studio album CandyDrip has not yet been revealed, but one thing is for sure — the New Orleans native is hitting the road this spring in support of the forthcoming record. While listeners likely have their fingers crossed that CandyDrip will drop before Lucky Daye hits the city, the talented R&B artist still has plenty of music that he has yet to tour, including his 2021 Valentine’s Day duets EP Table For Two. The Atlanta stop of the CandyDrip Tour actually takes place the night after the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, so if Lucky Daye ends up winning Best Traditional R&B Performance for “How Much Can A Heart Take” or Best Progressive R&B Album for Table For Two, concert attendees will be in for a celebratory evening like no other. The show is already sold out, but resell tickets are definitely worth it. — Joshua Robinson

$200-$343+. 7:00 p.m. Center Stage, 50 Lower Alabama Street #110, Atlanta, 30303. masqueradeatlanta.com @masquerade_atl





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