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Calendar of live music events, concerts and shows (Americana, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, and Burlesque) at Red Light Café in Atlanta, GA.

Cloudship w/ Cortez Garza + Nerdkween

With their unique and quirky instrumentation and Folk/Blues-driven sound, California's Cloudship is sure to make quite a splash. Don't miss them performing their brand of eclectic Americana with special guests Cortez Garza and Nerdkween.

$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 8 PM


Brandon Freeman and Jonathan Napoles had been friends for a long time before they ever played a lick of music together and for good reason. The two are quite the unlikely duo. Freeman is an RnB and rock singer while Napoles played metal for over a decade. Nonetheless, fate would eventually bring the two musicians together as the only two full-time musicians in their circle of friends. So one day the two set up all the equipment they had at their disposal and Cloudship was born.

With their unique and quirky instrumentation and Folk/Blues driven sound, Cloudship is sure to make quite a splash. Mayday now available on iTunes and CdBaby as well as debut EP entitled Sail to Heaven.


Cortez Garza is an Americana singer-songwriter who currently resides in Athens, Ga. Originally from the Atlanta area, at an early age discovered a passion for listening to, as well as creating music. Having over 10yrs experience performing in front of audiences in various types of musical projects, ranging from hip-hop, punk rock, techno and Americana, Cortez Garza’s style of country, folk, and bluegrass can easily be described as unique due to the multiple genres he is musically influenced by. Following in the foot steps of such folk pioneers as Woody Guthrie, Ramblin Jack Elliott, and Bob Dylan, Cortez Garza is on a mission to not only carry on the tradition of the folk singer-songwriter, but to focus on the evolution of Americana music. Cortez Garza is on the verge of releasing his debut album and is currently playing live shows in and around Georgia. With plans in the immediate future to tour regionally, there is no limit to what the future holds for Cortez.

Cortez Garza Official Site
Cortez Garza on Facebook


Nerdkween (pronounced "nerd queen") is the stage name for the American singer/songwriter and composer Monica Arrington who is known for lo-fi recordings and minimalist style of electric guitar playing with added electronic noises. She is also known for a wide range in vocal ability, from haunting and airy tones to gritty and country-like twangs. Her music is a part of the genre slowcore or dream pop. She is also one of the few African-American performers in experimental pop/rock music.

Arrington started self-releasing cassette tape demos in 2000 starting with "i see things differently now". Then she put out other CD demos "the dark horse" and "Sketches at Eddie's Attic". Arrington's debut full length album "Synergy" is distributed through Stickfigure Records in Atlanta, Ga.

Nerdkween on Facebook


Cloudship w/ special guests in concert ✦ Doors @ 8pm ✦ $5 Adv – $8 Door Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA