Friday October 18
Drive By Truckers at the Cox Capitol Theatre
Its been awhile since we last heard the Southern-gothic rock sounds of the Drive By Truckers here in Macon. Theyve been off working with soul greats such as Booker T. Jones and Betty LaVette, as well as recording their most recent album, Go-Go Boots. They will be joined by T. Hardy Morris, who is best known as the lead singer of Dead Confederate, but released his first solo project this summer. 7 p.m. $28.50.
Mystery Road at Grants Lounge
We are still riding the wave of Southern rock goodness that washed over Macon last weekend at GABBA Fest. It seemed like all of downtown was filled with the welcoming sounds of Southern rock. Why should it have to stop just because GABBA Fest is over? It doesnt! Mystery Road will take the stage at the historic Grants Lounge to keep the good times moving right along. 9 p.m. $5.
Back City Woods at Buffingtons (Milledgeville)
Milledgeville is gearing up for the Deep Roots Festival. But whats a music festival without an official pre-party, right? Well, Macons Back City Woods are ready to get it started as they hit the Buffingtons stage with the Lance Daniel Band. Back City Woods walks a line that we didnt know existed before they introduced us to it. A line between bluegrass, folk and rump-shaking rock n roll. Lance Daniel is a young, up and coming, outlaw country singer with a rhythm and blues background. 9 p.m. $5.
Saturday October 19
Deadstring Brothers at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
When you think about music from Detroit, you can think about just about every type of music that has ever been popular, but country music very rarely comes up. The Deadstring Brothers dare to cross that line. They infuse country with blues in a way that reminds you a bit of the Rolling Stones. This is going to be one of the best shows you will see in the $5 price range this weekend. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Thursday October 24
Edwin McCain at the Cox Capitol Theatre
Its impressive to think that Edwin McCains most recent release, Mercy Bound, is his 10th album. Thats a lot of time in the music business. Still, we love the Greenville, N.C., natives hits such as Ill Be and I Could Not Ask For More, as well as all of the great songs hes released during the years. Hell take the Cox Capitol Theatre stage with special guests Darin Curtis and Dana Kelson. 7 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 day of show.