ATL Concert Roundup — October 25-31

Massive Attack

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Massive Attack
w/ Thievery Corporation
Friday, October 29
The Fox Theatre – 660 Peachtree Street NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission is $57.75-$119.95 / Purchase Tickets

If you can afford the outrageous ticket prices, this is a show you simply shouldn’t pass up. Touring behind this year’s solid effort, Heligoland (read our review here), and with a rich and extensive back catalog to draw from, trip-hop greats Massive Attack are more than capable of putting on a dynamic and commanding performance—transcendent, even, if you’re in the right frame of mind. Their blending of sampled beats and electronic music with an airtight live band is potent, as much for their well-honed talent as for the fact that it just sounds so damn good. I’ve had the opportunity to catch MA in both a festival and an intimate club setting and they’ve never failed to sound less than stunning. And few bands can orchestrate their set list and bring everything to a dramatic climax as well as Daddy G and 3D. If you’re wavering about whether or not to go, I can assure you there is no reason to hesitate, Massive Attack always delivers.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Method Man and RedmanMethod Man and Redman
w/ Killer & the Savage
Tuesday, October 26
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission is $25 / Purchase Tickets

Small BlackSmall Black
w/ Class Actress, Living Rooms
Tuesday, October 26
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission is $8 / Purchase Tickets

TorcheTorche
In-store Performance
Thursday, October 28
Criminal Records – 1154-A Euclid Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Oryx and CrakeNights on the Piazza
w/ Madeline, Oryx and Crake
Thursday, October 28
Woodruff Arts Center – 1280 Peachtree Street NE in Atlanta 30309
Admission is FREE

MetricMetric
w/ Sealions
Thursday, October 28
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street NW in Atlanta 30303
Admission is $21.50 / Purchase Tickets

Marnie SternMarnie Stern
w/ Cinemechanica, Thy Mighty Contract
Thursday, October 28
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Smoke or FireSmoke or Fire
w/ Noise By Numbers, The Magnificent, Campaign
Thursday, October 28
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission is $6

Blonde RedheadBlonde Redhead
w/ Pantha Du Prince
Friday, October 29
Variety Playhouse – 1099 Euclid Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission is $20 / Purchase Tickets

DropsonicDropsonic (CD Release)
w/ The Letters Organize, A: The Color
Friday, October 29
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission is $8

SonenLaserbeam Kitty
w/ Sonen, Le Sexoflex, Panther God, DJ Brian Parris and more
Friday, October 29
Highland Inn Ballroom – 644 N. Highland Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission is $5

Me First and the GImme GimmesMe First and the Gimme Gimmes
w/ Routine Scheme
Friday, October 29
The Loft – 1374 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission is $16 / Purchase Tickets

Band of HorsesBand of Horses
w/ Jenny and Johnny, Bryan Cates
Saturday, October 30
The Fox Theatre – 660 Peachtree Street NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission is $40.40 – $48.60 / Purchase Tickets

1994!1994!
w/ Zombies! Zombies!, Mega Collider, The Outset
Saturday, October 30
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission is $10

Today the Moon, Tomorrow the SunToday the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun
w/ Jungol, This Piano Plays Itself
Saturday, October 30
Highland Inn Ballroom – 644 N. Highland Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission is $5

Fresh and OnlysFresh and Onlys
w/ Royal Baths, Mermaid
Saturday, October 30
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

CrocodilesCrocodiles
w/ Golden Triangle, Dirty Beaches, Knaves Grave
Saturday, October 30
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is $10 / Purchase Tickets

Fiend Without a FaceFiend Without a Face
w/ West End Motel, Walk from the Gallows, Daikaiju
Sunday, October 31
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is $10 / Purchase Tickets

Bad ReligionBad Religion
w/ The Aggrolites, Off With Their Heads
Sunday, October 31
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission is $22 / Purchase Tickets