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October got busy quick with funky shows. To check other months, just check out the full concert page here.

October 2011

Diddy (aka P Diddy aka Puff Daddy)
When: October 1, 2011
Where: Reign Nightclub in Atlanta, GA
Price: Unknown (details here)
Funk-o-meter Level: 3 out of 5
Comments: Not sure what’s planned for Diddy and whether he’s performing or just hosting the party, but this is one of 2 nights he has planned for the club, so if you are into that “click”, you probably don’t want to be anywhere else.

Chris Brown with Kelly Rowland, T-Pain and TYGA
When: October 2, 2011
Where: Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA
Price: $25.75 to $65.75. (tickets here). Premium seating available for $156. (tickets here)
Funk-o-meter Level: 2.5 out of 5
Comments: Atlanta’s V103 has Chris Brown listed on their website as confirmed for October 2nd at Lakewood, but there is no confirmation on Live nation OR Ticketmaster. However, the date IS listed on Chris Brown’s website, so we must have the jump on them!  Stay tuned for ticket purchasing links once they get posted or you can just watch fo yo self.

Common with Biz Markie
When: October 6, 2011 at 10pm
Where: Reign Nightclub in Atlanta, GA
Price: Unknown (details here)
Funk-o-meter Level: 3 out of 5
Comments: Common is one of the most amazing rappers of our time and he’s planning on making an appearance here at the Reign nightclub in Atlanta. Reign is positioning itself to be Atlanta’s “IT” club and with Common coming through and Diddy earlier this month, it’s hard not to notice. Common shows up along with Atlanta’s own Biz Markie although it’s not clear as to who is performing what but it does say “Live in Concert”.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
When: October 15, 2011
Where: Center Stage in Atlanta, GA
Price: $30 plus Ticketmaster fees
Funk-o-meter Level: 4 out of 5
Comments: Without a doubt, one of the funkiest bands out there bringing the New Orleans style of funk to Atlanta once again!  Trombone Shorty has come through Atlanta many times, but normally as an opening act, which greatly diminished the time he was allotted to play to around 45 minutes or less. Luckily, this is his show as the headliner and you can expect a heavy dose of some of the most funkiest riffs you’ll find anywhere.  fresh off of a tour with Dave Matthews Band from last year, he’s ready to showcase his own stuff and it’s amazingly funky. If you love The Meters, this is your major fix.

Gym Class Heroes & The Dirty Heads
When: October 16, 2011
Where: Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
Price: $20-$60 plus Ticketmaster fees. Tickets here.
Funk-o-meter Level: 2 out of 5
Comments: Gym Class Heroes have been through before with The Roots and many other well known hip hop acts, but this is the first of many headlining shows for them where their fans can get a full on massive dose. The Masquerade is a general admission club, but pricing shows a range between $20 and $60, so we’re not sure what’s happening there and no details are found anywhere either. Hmmm.

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Prince Royce
When: October 20, 2011
Where: Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA
Price: $19.50-$89.50 plus Ticketmaster junk fees. Purchase tickets here
Funk-o-meter Level: 2 out of 5
Comments: Hard to complain about this show if you’re a hardcore dance fanatic. During our occasional DJ sessions, the younger crowd requests songs from these artists every 10 minutes. We’re old funk fogeys, so we don’t get it, but many people do and you might, so we’re posting it.

Little Dragon
When: October 21, 2011
Where: Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
Price: $16 plus Ticketmaster junk fees. Purchase tickets here
Funk-o-meter Level: 3 out of 5
Comments: Maybe you read our last album review for Little Dragon or maybe you’ve inevitably heard them somewhere.  Whatever the case, this will be an awesome show and there’s been nothing but amazing reviews of their live shows and their taking advantage of the notoriety.

Ledisi
When: October 28, 2011
Where: Symphony Hall in Atlanta, GA
Price: $27.50-$45 plus Ticketmaster junk fees. Purchase tickets here
Funk-o-meter Level: 2 out of 5
Comments: Ledisi doesn’t necessarily qualify as funk, but her tour is undeniable including stops at the famed Apollo Theater. there is no stopping her, so you’re probably lucky to have her stop in Atlanta.

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