BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
In addition to its three main stage lineups including The xx, Phoenix and LCD Soundsystem, the Shaky Knees Music Festival will continue its musical party into late night.
First, a couple of pre-festival shows will take place on May 11: Slowdive with Casket Girls at 9 p.m. at Variety Playhouse and Fidlar with Twin Peaks and Ron Gallo at 8 p.m. at Terminal West.
Then, following the May 12 performances at Centennial Olympic Park, where the festival takes place May 12-14, fans can catch X Ambassadors with Run River North at 11:45 p.m. at Center Stage; Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant spinning a DJ set at 11:45 p.m. at The Loft; The Main Squeeze and The London Souls at 11:45 p.m. at Vinyl; Highly Suspect with And The Kids at 11:45 p.m. at Heaven at The Masquerade; The Bronx at 11:45 p.m. at Hell at The Masquerade; Cloud Nothings & Preoccupations at 11:45 p.m. at Purgatory at The Masquerade; Wolf Parade with Cymbals Eat Guitars at 11:45 p.m. at Terminal West; Anderson East with Great Peacock at 11:45 p.m. at The Earl (21 and older); Sylvan Esso at 11:45 p.m. at Variety Playhouse; and Holy F*** with Ron Gallo at 11:45 p.m. at Aisle 5.
On May 13, after-fest performances will come from: Portgual, The Man with Mariachi El Bronx at 11:30 p.m. at Terminal West; Rainbow Kitten Surprise at 11:30 p.m. at Heaven at The Masquerade; Car Seat Headrest with Margaret Glaspy at 11:30 p.m. at Hell at The Masquerade; Pup with Prawn at 11:30 p.m. at Purgatory at The Masquerade; Sampha at 11:30 p.m. at The Loft; Arkells with Roadkill Ghost Choir and Cobi at 11:30 p.m. at Vinyl; Temples with Lo Moon at 11:45 p.m. at The Earl (21 and older); and Pinegrove at 11:30 p.m. at Aisle 5.
All shows are 18 and older unless otherwise noted. Tickets are on sale now via the respective venue’s web sites.