5 things to do: Architects, Stick to Your Guns, Counterparts
City Winery - 650 North Ave Atlanta, GA 30308 $55-$70. 6 p.m.
Red Light Cafe - 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 $7-$10. 8 p.m.
Critically acclaimed drummer Deantoni Parks will present a special performance and conversation that explores the balancing of technology and self. Parks will explore how musicians augment their natural talents with technology, harnessing its powers to fuel their own vision. According to Parks, “The relationship between music and technology is always evolving, but true music cannot exist without a soul.” From this philosophical starting point, Parks will engage with a live audience to seek out where an equilibrium between human expression and machine meticulousness lie.
Deantoni Parks, one of the top drummers working today, displays through his work a sleek and intuitive balance between raw rhythmic physicality and machine-like precision. Parks tours internationally, and his talent has led him to collaborations with John Cale, Sade, the Mars Volta and Flying Lotus as well as teaching at the Berklee College of Music.
The Masquerade - 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303 $23. 6:30 p.m.
HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern - 1551 Piedmont Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324 Free. 9 p.m.
Don't miss "Friday Night Blues" at HOBNOB Midtown. This series falls on every Friday and promises top-notch blues music by Stove Top Slim and local beer from Atlanta's favorite breweries. Celebrate the start of the weekend at HOBNOB.
Book your table by visiting www.hobnobatlanta.com.
Gold Room - 2416 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30324 $20-$40. 10 p.m.