If you didn’t get enough music during the day, have severe insomnia or just didn’t want to get a day ticket for Shaky Knees, this year’s late night show lineup has a handful of shows you simply cannot miss. Each show is at a nearby local venue and tickets are sold separately from the actual festival allowing equal opportunity for anyone who decides to attend.
Thursday, May 7
James Blake @ Terminal West
Blake’s show at Terminal West is the official kickoff for the jam packed weekend. Though it’s unknown whether or not this will be just a DJ set, this is the first of two sets the Londoner will play as part of Shaky Knees. Whenever he makes a stop in Atlanta the shows always sell out, so don’t hesitate to get tickets and be part of the event everyone will be talking about the next morning.
Friday, May 8
Portugal. The Man @ Heaven – Masquerade
The band’s last set at the Masquerade was crazy; people were crowdsurfing and getting kicked in the head left and right. Evidently attendees couldn’t get enough as Portugal. The Man will play a set in Heaven. With a new hip-hop influenced album expected this year, this might be the first chance to hear new material from these psychedelic rockers.
Saturday, May 9
Diamond Rugs @ Purgatory – Masquerade
Indie rock supergroup Diamond Rugs only tours when all of its members have free time and that just happens to fall around Shaky Knees this year. The band’s set is sure to include material from this year’s Cosmetics and might have some special guests from each member’s respective band. Diamond Rugs are truly electric live when the energy of four very driven musicians fuse together.
Milky Chance @ Center Stage
Milky Chance’s music is a uniquely weird synthesis of folk, reggae and electronica that sounds like it took an Ambien. The German duo’s debut Sadnecessary displays the pair’s keen ear in picking out the best elements of each and it ultimately works as it charted within the top five of Billboard’s alternative and rock album chart. Come see what all the hype is out at its Atlanta debut!
Best Coast @ The Loft
Saturday night is truly a good night at the entire Center Stage building with performances in all three rooms. Best Coast has a late night show the day before its main set at Shaky Knees. Enjoy the opportunity to see the band in a more intimate setting before sweating it out later or just relish in the chance to see a great band twice in the span of a day!