ATL Concert Roundup — August 1-7

Book Club

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Book Club (Album Release Show)
w/ Madeline, Jeremy Ray and the Gonzo Orchestra
Thursday, August 4
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7 / Purchase Tickets

Folk is not my genre of choice. What little folk I do listen to is arrived at mostly through accidental discovery or through friends. But Ghost, the debut LP from Atlanta quintet Book Club encapsulates everything that I enjoy about the genre — a haunting, rusty-hued ambiance; the scratchy simplicity of the consummately tuneful music; and, most of all, the vocals, languid and graceful, and filled with the sort of trembling emotional honesty that sends shivers down my spine. I may not follow folk or appreciate all the intricacies of its rich history, but I know excellent songwriting when I hear it. Ghost is an intelligent and highly captivating work full of longing, heartache and a timeless rustic beauty that carries through from beginning to end. For a band in its relative infancy, the question remains of whether Book Club can deliver on the many intriguing promises that its debut has to offer. Only time will tell, but Thursday night’s release show at the Earl provides the group with an opportunity to make a bold statement in that direction.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Avi BuffaloAvi Buffalo
w/ Nik Freitas
Monday, August 1
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

DomDom
w/ Mood Rings, Lucy Dreams
Tuesday, August 2
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Corrosion of ConformityCorrosion of Conformity
w/ Coliseum, Accidents
Wednesday, August 3
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $17 ADV / $20 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
w/ A Night with Brian Wilson
Wednesday, August 3
Chastain Park Amphitheater – 4469 Stella Drive in Atlanta 30342
Admission $25-75 / Purchase Tickets

Ruby Velle TrioRuby Velle Trio
w/ Jacob Deaton
Wednesday, August 3
Eddie’s Attic – 515B North McDonough Street in Decatur 30030
Admission $7-35 / Purchase Tickets

Small ReactionsSmall Reactions (7″ Release Show)
w/ King Arthur, Jeffrey Bützer
Friday, August 5
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

NigredoNigredo
w/ My Empty Phantom, Sleepy Genes
Friday, August 5
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Place in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5

QuriousQurious
w/ Space Ghost, Antbrain
Saturday, August 6
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Place in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5 for 21+ / $7 for 18-20

CarnivoresBeep Beep Gallery Five Year Party
w/ Carnivores, Kid Pyramid, El Fossil
Saturday, August 6
Highland Inn Ballroom – 644 North Highland Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $7

Gillian WelchGillian Welch
w/ TBA
Saturday, August 6
Variety Playhouse – 1099 Euclid Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $7

Kurt VileKurt Vile & the Violators
w/ True Widow, Warrior
Sunday, August 7
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets