Forget the bill for a moment. Tonight it's all about location. When it comes to the history of recorded music in Atlanta, 677 Antone St. NW is hallowed ground — similar to Hitsville, U.S.A., Motown's first headquarters in Detroit on 2648 West Grand Blvd., or the former home of Stax Records (926 McLemore Ave.) in Memphis.
For a rising artist, stepping foot inside the studio where OutKast and other Dungeon Family acts cemented their legacy is like touching the hallowed tree stump before performing at the Apollo Theater on Amateur Night.
So when Jeron Ward of Stankonia and Royal Flush Entertainment decided to focus on artists on the verge for round two of Stankonia's Inside the Music series, we had to be down.
Now back to the bill. These aren't emerging acts as much as a legit mix of proven, sometimes overlooked, talent on the rise (including several we've covered in the past) — such as Aleon Craft, Laws, Sean Falyon, FKi, Grip Plyaz, Young Lyxx. Come for the history, stay for the future.
Sounds by DJ Jamad, Jackmaster Solomon, FU. Hosted by Maurice Garland. $12. Purchase advance tix at showclix.com. 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 28. Stankonia Studio, 677 Antone St. 404-355-2121. Open bar sponsored by Conjure Cognac and Coors Light.
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