The Weeks, Rae and the Ragdolls
Thursday October 12, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
CRITIC’S PICK: Kings of Leon-approved (they record for that band’s label) Southern indie rockers The Weeks revisit their first full-length Dear Bo Jackson on its 10th anniversary. The quartet’s combination of soul, pop and rock isn’t unique but they write catchy songs featuring hooks that stick and play ’em with verve and enthusiasm. Arrive early to check out the Atlanta openers whose well-crafted Go-Go’s styled pop/rock is cool and refreshing. — Hal Horowitz
From the venue:The sound of wind through the pines, bare feet brushing through leaves, snapping sticks like the spines of the weak. When we started we were small and strong at heart, five southern souls damned to speak the truth. But with this responsibility comes pain and loss. And as the years passed our numbers grew smaller, and there were four. This did not stop these brave soldiers of thought, keepers of truth. They were older now and their soft footsteps through the forest had grown louder and stronger. Like the dust filled hoof beats of a thousand wild horses, they layer sound like musket fire, their melodies bend and twist like train-tracks. A music shaped from the calloused hands and wrinkled faces of their fathers. They have walked through the fire wide-eyed and crazy, and came out enlightened. You cannot stop these men, your armies can’t cease their hands, dampen this thunder, or silence their tongues. We have trudged through the muddy swamps to freedom.