Photo: Courtesy of the artist's website
Photo: Courtesy of the artist's website

5 can't-miss late night shows at Shaky Knees Music Festival 2017

Shaky Knees Music Festival will return to Atlanta for the fifth time May 12, and the musical mastery fans will expect throughout the day will be aptly matched by a number of late night shows across the city.

Shaky Knees 2017 Late Night Show lineups include X Ambassadors, Matt Shultz

The three-day music fest takes place May 12-14 at Centennial Olympic Park and includes more than 60 bands. Those acts, including Phoenix, LCD Soundsystem and Cage The Elephant, will all rock out at events three main stages. For those who want to keep the party going beyond 11 p.m., festival organizers have gathered a solid list of perfomers and bands playing after dark all weekend.

Tickets for the Shaky Knees 2017 Late Night Shows are separate from festival admission, but the small price will be well worth it for the music fan with a hankering for an intimate, nocturnal music experience. 

Though there are several late-night shows to choose from, we've narrowed the list down to 5 Shaky Knees 2017 Late Night Shows not to miss.

Zac Carper of the Los Angeles skate punk band FIDLAR performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on Friday October 4, 2013.
Photo: Jay Janner


8 p.m. May 11 @ Terminal West. Tickets are $26 and can be bought here.

887 W Marietta St. NW, Studio C, Atlanta

The guys in Fidlar stumbled onto the scene back in 2009, playing rowdy house shows and in smaller venues in their home state of California. They played punk rock that was wild and teetering immaturity, like a sixteen-year-old bragging about getting drunk for the first time. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2013 and since then they've shifted attitudes and developed a more mature punk rock sound. It's music that doesn't take itself too seriously but is tight and extremely listenable.

Anderson East

11 p.m. May 12 @ The Earl. Tickets are $24 and can be bought here.

488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta

Before Anderson East's debut album "Delilah" was released in 2015, he was touring nationally as direct support with Sturgill Simpson. He's also toured with The Lone Bellow, Chris Stapleton, and Brandi Carlile. Now, that he's selling out his own headline shows, East sounds like a man who has paid his dues and matured. His music is progressive, a perfect mix of Southern soul and country.

Wolf Parade

11 p.m. May 12 @ Terminal West. Tickets are $23.50 and can be bought here.

887 W Marietta St. NW, Studio C, Atlanta

Wolf Parade formed in Montreal back in 2003 with members Spencer Krug, Dan Boeckner, Arlen Thompson, and Dante DeCaro. They recorded and released three albums before taking an indefinite hiatus in 2011. In 2016, they announced their return to recording and performing. The Canadian indie rockers have nothing to prove, but their return means they have a lot more to give.


11 p.m. May 13 @ The Earl. Tickets are $18 and can be bought here.

488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta

The English four-piece began bringing their psychedelic rock to the masses in 2012, led by singer and guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Walmsley. They've had performances on late-night TV shows (Last Call with Carson Daly) as well as having performed at some of the top music festivals including Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and many others. Temples have a playful and harmonious sound but with a dark twist. Layers of bass and reflective lyrics are found throughout the band's music − the sure sounds of a band squaring up to their potential.

Car Seat Headrest perform the Pitchfork day party at Barracuda during South by Southwest March 17. 03/17/16 Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Photo: Tom McCarthy Jr.

Car Seat Headrest

11 p.m. May 13 @ The Masquerade.Tickets are $23 and can be bought here.

75 M.L.K. Jr Drive SW, Atlanta

Car Seat Headrest front man Will Toledo has eleven bandcamp albums under his belt since 2010. What started as a lo-fi independent project turned into an impressive four-piece rock'n'roll band now signed to Matador Records. Powerful ballads and sharp lyrics carry listeners through their music, full of ups and downs and fast and slow jams. Car Seat Headrest's ambition and stunning songwriting has been apparent since its early days of recording in Toledo's car − only difference is that they’ve upgrading their recording digs and there’s a host of adoring fans listening.

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