RICHARD BICKNELL -- Headlining an early show (doors at 8 p.m.), local crooner Bicknell has an undeniably rich, powerful voice and a knack for selecting unusually strong material that showcases that talent to full effect. DeAundra Peek opens. Smith's Olde Bar (Nicoll)
HORIZONMAG.COM DOES ATLANTA -- Tonight the online e-zine HorizonMag.com presents an evening of Atlanta talent, featuring a rare set by Lara Kiang and Rob Gal of 6X. There's also a solo acoustic performance by Blake Rainey of the Young Antiques, soulful pop stylings from Sonya Vetra and a special appearance by avant-garde cellist/actress Diana Obscura (who is quickly becoming a natural resource of the local scene). This is a private, invitation-only show. Call 404-681-9018 for details. Star Bar (Nicoll)
LEVON HELM & THE BARN BURNERS -- Helm shuffles his way through old-school rock standards and hits from his days with The Band. No other musician can replicate his Arkansas vocal twang or his patented laid backbeat drumming. Although his legacy is set in stone, he continues to tour and play for the people. Helm is the real deal. Planet Jam Cotton Club (Prusin)
BLIND WILLIE'S: Paul Geremia
BRANDYHOUSE: Z93 with Jeff Dunham and Astral Swing
THE BRIGHT SPOT-LILBURN: Karaoke
CAJUN KITCHEN: Mad Kate
CHIP'S-WINDER: Normaltown Flyers
COPELAND'S: Tracy Wynn
EDDIE'S ATTIC: Joyce & Jacque, Danzig & Woolley, DeLuxe Vaudeville Orchestra presents "Cafe Bizzoso"
FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Kindle Williams, Sr. and Blue Soul
FRONT PAGE NEWS: Chris Chandler Connection
FUZZY'S: Fat Bottom Blues Band
MY SISTER'S ROOM: Benefit for Rache Alpert with silent Auction and Erin Musselwhite, the Gentle Readers, Kristen Hall
PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Levon Helm, Greta Lee Band
POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Open Mic featuring Sam Makler
SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Richard Bicknell, Deaundra Peek
SOMBER REPTILE: XO Band
SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Jane's Jazzy Biskits
WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: The Hooplas
WOODEN NICKEL: Brad Large
Beck and Alabama Shakes...that's about it. I'm sure there's an unknown or two I would…
Well, this years Music Midtown sucks!
I'm pretty sure he was 19.
3 people apparently love handing over an extra 40% in fees for nothing in return…
Dang. I thought they would name some actual headliners.