Podcast: Weekend roundup for May 10-12
Speedy Ortiz, Shaky Beats, K Michelle Dubois, and more weekend fun that's not to be missed
Welcome to Creative Loafing’s weekend roundup podcast for May 10-12. Will Cardwell and Jacob Chisenhall join Music Editor Chad Radford to talk their top picks for weekend music and more. Turn on, tune in, go out!
Fri., May 10
— Mothers, Locate S1, and Karaoke at the Bakery
Athens based Mothers’ wistful indie folk seems as cathartic and therapeutic for frontwoman Kristine Leschper (guitar, vocals) as it is for the listeners. $10-$12. 9 p.m
— Shaky Beats Music Festival (May 10-11) at Central Park
Shaky Beats is Shaky Knees’ EDM cousin. The festival returns to Central Park for its fourth year, featuring a weekend chock-full of music, plenty of eats, and other activities. With four stages showcasing more than 40 acts, the rising electronic music gathering has quickly established itself as a fixture in Atlanta’s festival circuit. This year, artists such as Martin Garrix and Rüfüs Du Soul headline Shaky Beats, and solid acts such as San Holo, Big Gigantic, Snakehips, and PLS&TY round out the weekend. It’s a can’t-miss outing for ravers, bass heads, and electronic music aficionados. $99- $444. Check out the website for schedule and lineup.
— OutlantaCon 2019 (May 10-12) at Renaissance Concourse
OutlantaCon is a hyper inclusive convention that offers a safe place for queer nerds to geek out over their favorite fandoms. $60-$100.
Sat., May 11
— Paladin, Theocracy, Double Ferrari, Moonshield at 529
Paladin headlines a night of searing riffs in East Atlanta. $10-$12 8 p.m.
— Sweet Auburn Springfest (May 11-12) at Historic Auburn Avenue District
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with the 35th annual Sweet Auburn Springfest, a giant-scaled outdoor shindig with live music, interactive activities, and a plethora of eats. Free. 11 a.m. Sat., May 11; 1p.m. Sun., May 12.
— K Michelle Dubois, Lesibu Grand, and Twin Trances at the Earl
K Michelle DuBois has a long, rich history as an Atlanta singer and songwriter who’s worked with everyone from Ultrababyfat and Luigi to the Rock*A*Teens. For this show she’s playing songs for her third and latest solo album, Harness. $10-$12. 8:30 p.m.
— Groove Centric and Julie Dexter perform at Washington Park
This performance kicks off the City of Atlanta’s Jazz In the Park series. To learn more, read this month’s CL music feature, The Atlanta Jazz Festival at 42: Makaya McCraven, Joel Ross, Kandace Springs, and more offer a look at the shape of jazz to come. Free. 4-8 p.m.
— Jacob Deaton Trio and Mabu's Ark Band at Grant Park
This performance is part of the city’s Jazz In the Park series. To learn more, read this month’s CL music feature, “The Atlanta Jazz Festival at 42: Makaya McCraven, Joel Ross, Kandace Springs, and more offer a look at the shape of jazz to come.” Free. 4-8 p.m.
— Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington: On Cinema at Variety Playhouse
The AdultSwim.com comedy series takes the stage for a live recreation of the cult classic. $34. 7 p.m.
Sun. May 12
— Speedy Ortiz at the Masquerade (Purgatory)
What started out as the solo project of frontwoman Sadie Dupuis, Speedy Ortiz melds Dupuis dreamlike indie pop vocals and lyricism with decidedly more fuzzy and rock focused instrumentals. The group is promoting their most recent offering Twerp Verse, an empowering collection of odes of resistance and feminist urgings. With each ticket purchase, the band will be donating $.50 to Girls Rock Camp Atlanta. $12.50. 7 p.m.
— DfTaLS, Space Saver, Helton & Bragg at the Bakery
The Bakery serves up an exceptionally tasty triple-bill featuring Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Space-Saver, and Helton & Bragg. Listening Post regulars will no doubt be familiar with DfTaLS, the world’s most successful and longest-lived pairing of non-fixed pitch instrument players. Space-Saver is the latest project of Travis Thatcher, an Atlanta expat who conjures up joyous and frightening free noise collages from saxophones, drums, and oddments. For the last several years, homeboys Blake Helton (percussion, synth, electronics) and Colin Bragg (guitars, electronics) have been channeling everything from sci-fi soundtracks and Eberhard Weber to Indian ragas and Funkadelic. $5-$7 (suggested donations). 8:30 p.m. — Doug DeLoach