When we founded Sad Girl Co. last year, one of our top priorities was to champion the local music scene. We still strive to promote artists spanning all levels of recognition, experience and tenure, but throughout 2019, we’ve decided to take this one step further. Rather than solely fostering community, creativity and activism on a digital platform, SGC wants to transfer that momentum to a tangible applications. We encourage you to seek out local makers, creatives and activists, and to attend concerts with Atlanta support acts and headliners, alike; we encourage you even more to do this alongside us, at our Sad Girl Co. events.
Video Age and Dot.s will make an appearance at East Atlanta’s 529 for a night infused with the sounds of synthesizer. Both bands perform a year after their sophomore releases — 2018 brought us Video Age’s aptly named, Pop Therapy, and Dot.s’ second LP, We Swim. It’s not surprising to see these two names on the same bill; their sounds compliment one another. Video Age masters both guitar-driven surf-rock and synth that skirts the edges of bedroom pop. Straight out of Atlanta, Dot.s brings us the other side of the synthesizer: something that sometimes sounds like it’s straight out of the 80’s, and other times straight from outer space. — Erin Patrick
There’s a lot that can be said about Sandy (Alex G.)‘s career thus far. In a matter of a few years, we’ve seen his talent seem to multiple exponentially. Or, perhaps, it’s always been there, but we’re only privileged enough to see it now. With each release, Alex Giannascoli proves that he can do anything from twang to screamo, as he effortlessly turns out riffs that demonstrate his musical mastery. If there was ever a time where this mastery got lost among thoughts that Sandy (Alex G.) was just another “quirky indie artist,”, they have been smashed by the versatility and musicality of his past two albums: 2017’s Rocket and this year’s House of Sugar. His most recent LP is perhaps Giannascoli’s most poignant and emotionally raw release to date, while still maintaining his trademark abstraction with experimental tracks. — EP
North Carolina’s “Southern-fried” rockers, the Nude party, is about to takeover the Masquerade on Oct. 27, alongside White Reaper and Wombo. These Southern charmers have had a huge year, playing alongside the likes of the Strokes, Parquet Courts, Interpol and Jack White, signaling that the band’s hard work has been paying off on the US shore. With two albums under the band’s belt, the Nude Party is truly baring it all these days (pun fully intended). — Katie Lipsiner
Upside Down & Inside Out: A Halloween Freakshow / Oct. 31 / The Bakery
Come celebrate an Atlanta DIY-centered Halloween with us at the Bakery. Partnered with Irrelevant Music and the Mammal Gallery, we’re bringing you a spooky night of art, music and memories. Enjoy live painting from abstract artist Ray Swinn, and catch live performances from Brooklyn post-rock outfit Oceanator, Atlanta’s Peeko, “salty girl” pop from Chick Wallace and New York queer-pop trio Adult Mom. Come support your local arts community, while throwing down in your best costume.