FAVORITE PLACES TO BUY AND HEAR
My Favorite Places to Buy, Hear, and Otherwise Experience and Consume Music In Atlanta: This includes music venues, record stores, public places that play cool music, anything like that.
Emily (Wholly Roller): Criminal Records, The EARL, Drunken Unicorn and The Cottage.
Criminal Records, well, I love everything about this record store. From the people to the vinyl to the magazines and everything, I just love this place. If I’m not at work or home, I’m at The EARL catching an amazing show. And the black bean burger, order it the next time you go there, you won’t be sorry. I’ve seen a lot of memorable shows at the Drunken Unicorn. Definitely the most recent Youth Lagoon show will stick with me for a long time.
So, fhe Cottage is the greatest place on Earth. The most epic house shows happen here. It’s warm and inviting. The vibe is really chill and the folks that live there are just amazing.
I’d also like to mention the LIttle Advances House on Portland (RIP), so much win happened there.
Davy (Ohmpark): I’ve really enjoyed this year’s batch of house shows. The parties at the Little Advances house were so fun, and The Cottage has suddenly become one of the best places to see a concert in the city. My fave venue this year, though, has been The Goat Farm. It’s just such a magical place. But, of course, there’s still no better sounding venue to see a show than at The Earl.
Bret (Hijacking Music): Living in East Atlanta, my list might be a bit biased but I wanted to talk about 529, Feed Your Head Music, and Goat Farm.
Since opening 529 has been bringing awesome shows. This year the team of promoters and bookers working there continues to up the ante. It does not take many people to get that intimate feeling you always like to have at a show, and the owner and staff are always extremely nice and seem to actually give a damn about their patrons.
Feed Your Head Music has been blasting the streets of EAV with music (no joke he sets his speakers outside) from 2pm-2am for a while now. He stays open that late so “feed” those leaving the bars with some choice vinyls. I archived and sold off most of my CD collection last year and have been increasing my vinyls, so this is my spot.
Even before I did my own event at the Goat Farm, I had been sucked in by whatever natural force is dwelling there. As an artists, just being on Goat Farm grounds makes you feel like you are home. The Pancake and Booze festival, one of my favorite events of the year, was held there along with countless other shows. The Goat Farms mission is to support the artists community, and without a doubt they do that.
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