Countdown to Shaky Knees 2017

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Courtesy of aLIVE Coverage

Last weekend we were shakin’ our beats. This weekend we’ll be shakin’ our knees.

In its fifth year, Shaky Knees returns to Centennial Park in Atlanta, GA, for three days and nights of the finest indie rock acts around. Topping the lineup are the likes of LCD Soundsystem, The xx, and Phoenix.

This year’s stellar lineup also includes: Cage the Elephant, Pixies, The Shins, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Ryan Adams, Third Eye Blind, Portugal. The Man, Sylvan Esso, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Shovels and Rope, Bleachers, Warpaint, Car Seat Headrest, and many, many more.

We only have three more days until the weekend. To help get you through the rest of the week, check out a few of VM’s favorite tracks from some of this year’s Shaky Knees’ artists.

GA 3-day passes are still available, as well as some late-night shows. Don’t miss out!

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It all started when a much younger Jackie dove into her parents’ record collection, grabbed that trippy Magical Mystery Tour album, and played “Strawberry Fields” over and over again until it was engrained into her soul. She grew up on the dreams and stories of Simon and Garfunkel, “Bleeker Street” being one of her favorites, the seduction of The Doors, Van Morrison, because “Brown Eyed Girl” is definitely her song, and the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix…you get the picture. It may not show on the outside, but Jackie has a hippie heart, and that reflects in her musical tastes today. While some of her favorites may or may not be jam bands, her taste in music feeds into many genres. From alternative, Brit, and indie rock - OK, maybe all rock - to pop, to rap, to electronic, she loves it all. As a northerner, she thought she would never understand country until she found herself on a Georgia farm in cowboy boots watching Luke Bryan shake it for her- yeah, she got that. She is a chronic wanderluster, she doesn't believe in guilty pleasures, enjoys a great Moscow Mule, and is an absolute music festival fanatic- you’ll find her wherever the music takes her.

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