The Summer of Soul: The best ATL events — ONE Musicfest, Afropunk Atlanta + More

Janelle Monae and her Wondaland crew (Photo by Marc Baptiste)

Janelle Monae and her Wondaland crew (Photo by Marc Baptiste)

A ton of stuff’s happening in Atlanta this summer; of course, not all of it is worth your time or your cash — especially if you’re a lover of soul music and culture. So, yo, to help you navigate the next few months, the super-dope crew at Slo*Mo has curated a list of the season’s best events (we’re talking concerts, art exhibitions and more). Check it out:

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Mo Events: Layover ATL, Rich Medina, Floetry + More


July 24: Su Casa presents: Layover ATL — Tonight, one of North Cack’s funkiest nightlife events (Su Casa) invades Atlanta under the moniker — Su Casa presents: Layover ATL. Like it’s Carolinian counterpart, the monthly Layover ATL event will present an evening of photography, live art, film and music via Slo*Mo’s own DJ Larmarrous and iconic DJ/producer Daz-I-Kue (of Bugz in the Attic). On top of that, the folks behind Slo*Mo Magazine will be in the house celebrating our 2-year anniversary; we’ll be on hand passing out mags and other merch … and just shaking our asses in general. Whatever you do, don’t miss the launch of this fresh new happening. Free before 11 p.m. $10 after 11 p.m. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Studio No. 7, 393 Marietta Street NW.

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Mo Events: ROYAL, D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote, Rhonda Thomas + more

Mikeflo (left) and Devon Lee of ROYAL — photo by Kaya Faery Photography

Mikeflo (left) and Devon Lee of ROYAL — photo by Kaya Faery Photography

June 4: ROYAL — It seems like the momentum for ROYAL — the ATL- based supergroup made of singer Devon Lee and MC Mikeflo — has been building for forever and a day. Well, at last (almost a year after dropping their #ROYALREMIXES mixtape), the duo is keyed up to drop its first self-titled EP, pumping a sound that blends the best/grittiest/funkiest elements of rock with hip-hop — and sprinkled with copious amounts of politically and sexually charged lyrics. So, in celebration of the new record, ROYAL is jumping into the spotlight for a mega-release party on June 4; they’ll be jamming on stage with drummer and Atlanta soul architect Lil’ John Roberts, GLAMsoul singer Miranda Nicole, DJ Tonik and more. Expect to hear the assembled crew performing songs from the mixtape, the new EP and whatever the hell else they feel like. $10 (in advance). 8 p.m. Apache Café, 64 Third Avenue.

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Coming May 4: Slo*Mo presents … Music Snob!

10277399_10152367640487342_4749811406366208121_nSunday, May 4, Slo*Mo Magazine presents another installment of Music Snob — the nightlife event for folks with discriminating tastes!

The Slo*Mo crew will be on hand serving up more great music — new soul sounds and classic stuff too — (supplied by DJ Larmarrous Shirley and special guest spinners) … and hot-off-the-presses copies of the May issue of Slo*Mo Magazine!

Have your ass in the place! Oh and it’s FREE, so you gotta come through!

8 p.m.-12 a.m. the Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Avenue.

Starting March 2, 2014: Slo*Mo presents … Music Snob!


Coming your way March 2, the good homies at Slo*Mo are proud to unveil Music Snob — a brand-new nightlife event for folks with “discriminating tastes.”

Fueled by the sounds of soul — vintage cuts (like Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Stevie Wonder, etc.) and fresh new shit (Omar, The Internet and more) — Music Snob is Slo*Mo’s official monthly release party. Stop by for each edition to hear only the dopest tunes by Slo*Mo’s own DJ Larmarrous (along with a cast of guest DJs) — and to be one of the first in the city to get your hands on a hot-off-the-presses issue of Slo*Mo!

It all goes down Sunday, March 2 at the Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave.). Admission is free and festivities run from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Whatever you do, don’t miss this sure-to-be incredible debut!