Diego Garcia (of 2000s band Elefant) opens for Italian artist Jovannotti on Monday October 8 at Variety Playhouse for an evening of acoustic, romantic modern music with Argentine influences. Garcia emerged as an indie solo artist in 2011 with the lovely LP Laura, named after his wife. Lush string arrangements and delicate Spanish guitars led Garcia’s single “You Were Never There,” co-written by Dhani Harrison (George Harrison’s son), to be featured as Starbucks ‘Pick of the Week’ last year, marking one of the only times Starbucks ever selected a Latino artist for the special opportunity. Laura had an impressive response from radio, hitting #1 at influential WXPN in Philadelphia, #4 at tastemaker station KCRW in Los Angeles as well as a top 10 album of the year on iTunes and NPR. The album’s success spawned live performances on Sirius XM radio’s ‘The Loft,’ NPR’s ‘World Café,’ and NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’ concert series.
Monday Oct. 8: The Shins, White Rabbits
The Shins are an American indie rock band founded and fronted by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, James Mercer. The Shins were formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but are now based in Portland, Oregon. Playing Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta with opening Act: White Rabbits
Blunderbuss is the first solo album for Jack White, a man who has worked with some of the greats and invalided himself in multiple bands. October 9, he will be at the beautiful, historic Fox Theater. This show stands to be a delight to the ears and eyes. http://www.foxtheatre.org/
A3C Hip Hop Festival
The A3C is a 3-day Hip Hop festival held annually in Atlanta, GA featuring live performances from Hip Hops top artists. Get a huge dose of Hip Hop October11-13 in and around The Masquerade. This marks the 8th year for the festival that includes panels, film, fashion as well as music. http://www.a3cfestival.com/
Friday Oct. 12: Dispatch at Tabernacle
Doors 7pm Show 8pm General admission: This is an All Ages event. This show was moved from the Fox Theatre (reserved seating to the Tabernacle (general admission). Customers holding tickets with the Fox Theatre on them will be honored at the Tabernacle for general admission entry. Visit www.tabernacleatl.com for Dispatch tickets.