ATL Concert Roundup — February 14-20

Glassjaw

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Glassjaw
w/ Tidal Arms, These People
Thursday, February 17
Center Stage – 1374 West Peachtree St NW in Atlanta 30309
Admission $21 ADV / $24 DOS / Purchase Tickets

If you left Glassjaw for dead back in 2002 you might be surprised to hear that the post-hardcore heroes are on tour. If so, you might be a little stunned to discover that in the past year the group has recorded and released a couple of 7-inch singles, as well as a tour-only EP, in anticipation of their third full-length LP, Coloring Book, set to drop later this year. And if you’re the cynical type, you might be inclined to call all of this a desperate cash grab, one last ditch plea for relevancy before flaming out forever. And, really, I might be inclined to agree if it weren’t for this: this latest incarnation of Glassjaw is turning out some of the heaviest, most inventive and fearless music of their careers. Seriously. You know that old “back with a vengeance” cliché? Well, this is that … and then some. So while many of their die hard loyalists will no doubt be clamoring for classic cuts like “Ape Dos Mil” or “Tip Your Bartender,” I’ll be the guy in the front screaming for “Stars” and “You Think You’re (John Fucking Lennon).” “Stoked” can’t even begin to describe my anticipation for this show. Fuck me, Thursday night can’t come fast enough.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Ghost PartyGhost Party
w/ Graham Yoder, B4n5hee, Tricil, Labels are Limits
Monday, February 14
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Flogging MollyFlogging Molly
w/ Moneybrother, The Drowning Men
Monday, February 14
Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $40 / Purchase Tickets

Sorry No FerrariSorry No Ferrari
w/ The Humboldt Trio, Mog Rocket
Wednesday, February 9
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Wowser BowserWowser Bowser
w/ Qurious, Backseat Dreamer
Wednesday, February 16
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5 for 21+ / $7 for 18-20

Clan DestinedClan Destined vs. the Ruination
w/ TBA
Wednesday, February 16
The Five Spot – 1123 Euclid Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5

Glen IrisGlen Iris
w/ Spirit Hair, The King Congregation
Wednesday, February 16
Eastside Lounge – 485 Flat Shoals Avenue SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

HowliesHowlies
w/ Brass Bed, Trench Party
Thursday, February 17
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

Little TybeeLittle Tybee
w/ Reptar, Hello Ocho, The Future of Airports
Thursday, February 17
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

The Whiskey GentryThe Whiskey Gentry
w/ American Aquarium, Ocha La Rocha
Friday, February 18
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Red SeaRed Sea
w/ A. Grimes, Soft Powers, The Leotards
Friday, February 18
Picaflor Studio – 195 Arizona Avenue Suite 3 in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Jonathon RichmanJonathon Richman featuring Tommy Larkins
w/ TBA
Friday, February 18
Highland Inn Ballroom – 644 North Highland Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets

Jonathon RichmanJonathon Richman featuring Tommy Larkins
w/ TBA
Saturday, February 19
Highland Inn Ballroom – 644 North Highland Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets

The Back PocketsThe Back Pockets (CD Release Party)
w/ Carnivores, Buffalo Bangers, Bubbly Mommy Gun
Saturday, February 19
The Big House – 368 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $5 donation happily accepted

PredatorPredator
w/ WIFE, Transvestite
Saturday, February 19
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5 for 21+ / $7 for 18-20

FuturebirdsFuturebirds
w/ Anna Kramer & the Lost Cause, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires
Saturday, February 19
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets