Weeknights are not always the most opportune time to go out for an evening of fun and frolicking. For many there is the whole work thing that gets in the way or possibly school or family or 100 other different reasons all of which are equally important. Then there are nights when you are presented with an opportunity that makes it almost impossible not to temporarily put your responsibilities in the rearview mirror and head out for the evening. This Wednesday night Baby Robot Media is presenting Atlanta with one of those nights.
Baby Robot Songwriter Showcase is taking place this Wednesday at the EARL in East Atlanta and with the line-up assembled for your listening pleasures it is a can’t miss evening of music. Seven bands will take the stage offering up their musical wares in a mix of acoustic and full band electric sets. The evening starts promptly with the music of RRest. The Atlanta band’s music is a lo-fi fuzzy mess held together by pop undertones and haunting vocals but on this night the music will be stripped bare letting their lyrics take the spotlight. Local folk-pop songsters Book Club get their turn on stage. Treating folks to songs from their latest record – One Way Moon – their laid back sound is infectious. Moving briskly through the evening, Caleb and the Gents will be bringing their classic Western swing to the evening’s festivities. No one will be able to sit still during their set. Ben Trickey sings songs that are more story than song. His sparse arrangements and soulful voice brings each song to life. You will not want to miss Sydney Eloise & the Palms when they hit the stage. Built around a big sound, solid lyrics and Ms. Eloise’s melodic vocals; her voice is going to shine in the acoustic setting as they roll through songs from the debut record Faces. If all of these bands are not enough to satiate your musical appetite there are two final performances left in the evening. The rambling man Ian Fisher dishes out folk tunes from his latest record Nero. With a lifetime of travelling and experiencing things from all over the world few are as qualified as Ian to write and sing about life. Rounding out this incredible night of song is the Quaildogs. You have read about these guys a lot here and for good reason. They know how to write brilliant songs and they embrace live performances like few others. Expect to hear songs from their recently released record The Getting Old Factory which is one of the finest releases of 2015.
There you have it, the breakdown for Baby Robot’s Songwriter Showcase at the EARL this Wednesday night. How could you not want to make it to this show? Seven bands offering up four plus hours of live music in one of the best music rooms in Atlanta is a winning situation for everyone involved. Get your ass out of the house and go support local music, oh did I mention all of this will only cost you 8$?
WHO: Baby Robot’s Songwriter Showcase
WHERE: The EARL
WHEN: Wednesday, October 28th 7:30pm