BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
The iconic singer, now 90 years young, recently released a new memoir, “Just Getting Started.” His life, his music and his attitude are inspirational, and even if his voice isn’t the Bennett of decades ago, he’s still a commanding performer.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Sold out. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
The Cadillac Three
They’re a little bit country and a lot rock ‘n’ roll, which makes this Nashville trio a perfect fit for fans of Southern rock. The band released its second studio album, “Bury Me in My Boots,” in August and earned a Top 5 debut on the Billboard country charts. Radio has been kind to them with hits “Party Like You,” “The South” and most recently, “Drunk Like You.”
With Quaker City Night Hawks. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $18 (advance) and $21 (day of show). Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487, www.ticketfly.com.
When Hay, the former frontman of Men at Work, played the Variety Playhouse almost exactly a year ago, he deftly wove in familiar ‘80s singalongs “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Overkill” along with songs from his then-current “Next Year People Album.” The prolific singer-songwriter — who also happens to be a hoot behind the microphone and an engaging storyteller — releases a new album, “Fierce Mercy,” on March 3, so expect to hear some new tunes as well.
With Chris Trapper. 8 p.m. Feb. 23-25. Sold out (wait list available). City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, www.citywinery.com/atlanta/.
The young musician with the look of a GQ college football quarterback just wrapped a starring role in the Alliance musical “Troubadour,” where he sang songs written by Kristian Bush and shared a stage with Radney Foster. Not a bad upgrade from his tryout on “The Voice” a year and a half ago. The Marietta native will perform an acoustic set and then host a party at the Waffle House under Eddie’s Attic. Yes, free food is involved.
7 p.m. Feb. 23. $15-$20. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-725-8849, www.eddiesattic.com.
The Tennessee MC is considered a veteran now, having helped establish Three 6 Mafia in 1991. Juicy (aka Jordan Houston) has been especially busy the past week, when he’s released the singles “Ain’t Nothing,” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla Sign, and “Gimme Gimme,” featuring Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd. Both are from his upcoming fourth solo album, “Rubba Band Business,” which will be released this spring.
With Belly and Project Pat. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $32.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.
The indie-pop trio of Adam, Jack and Ryan Met (AJR, get it?) just hit 30 million Spotify streams with their single “Weak,” which is now headed to Top 40 radio. The guys have honed their live chops opening for Demi Lovato, Train and Andy Grammer among others, and first gained attention with their 2013 platinum-selling hit, “I’m Ready,” which enjoyed extra traction by its inclusion in the trailer to Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck.”
With Samia. 8 p.m. Sold out. Vinyl at Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
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