Did a bit of scouring of many of the local venues and found a few shows I'm planning to attend, and hopefully cover/photograph. By local, I mean nothing in my hometown which seemingly has little live music that I like -- Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Birmingham, and Atlanta. Nashville and Birmingham are somewhat okay for weekday shows, but they are tough on my body, especially when the alarm clock goes off at 5:30 the following morning. However, there are some that I'm considering. Anything farther than those 90 minute to 2 hour drives will have to be a weekend show before I can truly consider it.
So far, for the fall, I've purchased tickets for Drowners and Bully in Atlanta October 18th, and Benjamin Booker in Birmingham October 17th. And in just a few minutes, I'll be picking up tickets to my first country music show in over 20 years, Sturgill Simpson at Workplay Theater in Birmingham November 9th.
Here are a few other shows that are being strongly considered:
Bass Drum of Death Bottletree Cafe in Birmingham September 12th (Friday)
Lydia Loveless The Nick in Birmingham September 18th (Thursday)
Warpaint Atlanta Variety Playhouse October 19th (Sunday)
Interpol Marathon Music works in Nashville November 11th (Tuesday)
Angel Olsen Mercy Lounge in Nashville November 12th (Wednesday)
Potty Mouth Stone Fox in Nashville September 9th (Tuesday)
We Were Promised Jetpacks with Twilight Sad Workplay Theater in Birmingham November 15th (Saturday)
Then, there are a few maybes, mostly because of date/location.
Catfish and the Bottlemen Exit/In in Nashville October 7th (Tuesday)
Sharon Van Etten The Earl in Atlanta October 20th (Monday)
Polica Bottletree Cafe in Birmingham October 7th (Tuesday)
Sturgill Simpson Terminal West in Atlanta October 10th (Friday)
Rick Springfield Iron City in Birmingham September 21st (Sunday)
Better Than Ezra Iron City in Birmingham November 23rd (Sunday)
Benjamin Booker The High Watt in Nashville September 25th (Thursday)
The Dirty Guvnahs Cannery Ballroom in Nashville November 29 Saturday
FKA Twigs Mercy Lounge in Nashville December 1st (Monday)
Chvrches Minglewood Hall in Memphis October 1st (Wednesday)
Interpol Minglewood Hall in Memphis October 9th (Thursday)