Holly Kent lingers at the front of a brick-walled office loft on the fourth floor of the M. Rich Center in Downtown Atlanta. A crowd has settled onto a few couches near the back of the room. Others sit rigidly in rows of white plastic chairs, mingling and sipping beers and mixed drinks they’ve brought with them. The room is home to Iron Yard, a software engineering and three-month coding school that typically is abuzz with programmers taking the first few steps in starting their own businesses. But on Nov. 17, the common space in the Iron Yard’s office set the stage for Sofar Sounds, an intimate monthly gathering that puts on a live musical performance in a different, nontraditional space for each show — sometimes even in people’s living rooms or kitchens.
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