Preview: Music Midtown 2011

Music Midtown 2011

Piedmont Park – Atlanta, GA

Saturday, Sept. 24         $55

So I am pretty sure that the organizer of this Atlanta festival was like “Hey, how about we pick all the best LIVE bands in the world and put them in one festival?” which is why I am so impressed by this lineup. Lots of festivals like to pick artists that are “hyped about” or “online famous” and maybe don’t know what their live show is and sometimes that doesn’t go as well as expected. I have seen most of these bands (and they were so good) and I have heard amazing things about the ones that I haven’t. All these bands are absolutely brilliant performers.

The Lineup

Coldplay

The Black Keys

Manchester Orchestra

Cage The Elephant

Young The Giant

The Joy Formidable

Band of Skulls

The Constellations

The Postelles

Walk The Moon

AND it is all in one day. You can see every single one of these bands in one day. It takes place in a nice park in Atlanta and seriously, it’s so cheap. You would probably pay more than this just to see Coldplay OR The Black Keys so to see both + more amazing bands is such a steal. I know that I will be there, trying to stalk the bands to get their spirit animals.

Here’s the link for tickets: http://musicmidtown.com/tickets/

I hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Yes, I was named after famous british polar bear Rupert. In fact, I was named after a cat that was named after that cartoon bear. This is exactly the reason why I’d have to say an orange cat is my spirit animal. Though, it’s kind of more like this cat is my spirit goddess. My spirit animal is a bit more like a grizzly duck, which is a grizzly bear with a duck’s beak. Two reasons: 1) When I wake up I am angry and grumble a lot, like a grizzly bear but once I wake up I am (usually) friendly and I quack a lot, and 2) I own a sweater with a grizzly bear on it and one with a duck on it. I am obviously obsessed with music and everything to do with music. I have been to over 80 concerts, I am in a band called One Two Skidoo, and I also co-host a radio show of that same name on WUSC. I was born in a country called London (I would say England, but you Americans seem to be set on the fact that England is only London). I was actually born in Brighton, England, but I don’t wanna confuse you too much so we’ll say I’m from London. I then moved to a super freezing area of Canada. You’re probably thinking “but all of Canada is super freezing!”. That’s not true. Well, kind of not true. I do that school thing at the University of South Carolina, and I write about music on this website, obviously. David Stringer is my hero.

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