BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
Reggae, alt-rock and hip-hop create the musical stew delivered by Matisyahu, an Orthodox Jew who performs under his Hebrew name. During his 13-year career, Matisyahu has achieved chart success with his mid-to-late 2000s songs “King Without a Crown” and “One Day.” His latest release, the EP “Release the Bound,” is available on Spotify and iTunes. He’ll perform acoustically at City Winery.
8 p.m. Jan. 8. $50-$100. City Winery, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.
David Bowie 70th Birthday Celebration
It’s been almost a year since Bowie’s shocking death two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album, “Blackstar.” The chameleonic rocker undoubtedly will receive countless tributes as fans mourn the anniversary of his passing, but this show to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center is billed as a celebration of Bowie’s music and art, not a memorial. Acts slated to perform include Pinups, Jerome Newton, the Band Who Fell to Earth, Adron, the Preakness, Michael Bradley and Kristiva Diva.
7 p.m. Jan. 8. $10-$12 (18 and older only). Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.
It’s a quick return to Atlanta for the Danish pop-soul band fronted by Lukas Forchhammer. The quartet behind the twice Grammy-nominated single “7 Years” (the band also is up for a third award) performed at Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball last month and will spin through the U.S. this month on a headlining tour of clubs and theaters. While “Mama Said” is the only other single that charted in America, Lukas Graham has earned a string of Top 5 hits in its native Denmark.
With Hein Cooper. 8 p.m. Jan. 10. $27.95-$35. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
The alt-country singer-songwriter has released 13 albums during his 30-year career, but his current one, “Upland Stories,” is receiving a heap of critical acclaim, including his first Grammy nominations for best folk album and best American roots song for “Alabama at Night.” Fulks’ songs often include satirical lyrics, and his live shows have been known to include covers of artists ranging from Shania Twain to Cher. Yep, “Believe” it.
7 p.m. Jan. 12. $15-$20. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-435-9849, ticketfly.com.