ATL Concert Roundup — July 4-10

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Harvey Milk
w/ Wizard Smoke, Wymyns Prysyn
Thursday, July 7
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets

Since I refuse to spend my July 4th thinking of reasons why you must see Harvey Milk this week, I’ll try to keep it quick and simple. If you’re a fan of local music and have never taken the time to see these guys live, you’re doing it wrong. If you’re a fan of heavy, bludgeoning noise rock and have never been slayed by Athens finest, there’s a serious hole in your bucket list. Whether or not you know it is beside the point; the hole is there. If that isn’t convincing enough, here’s something I wrote for the Concert Roundup in September of last year:

“…any opportunity you get to catch Harvey Milk is one you have to embrace. Between the colossal piledrivers, the wailing feedback churners, the blistering riff-rock scorchers, and the glorious glut of experimental noise and sheer pummeling volume, the band leaves few metal or noise rock stones unturned. There are a lot of groups in the world that can claim to be tight but few play with the instinctual cohesion and focused aggression that Harvey Milk delivers live. Don’t miss out.”

Is that simple enough for you?

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Cute BootsCute Boots
w/ Curio Museum, A. Grimes
Monday, July 4
The Cottage – 1300 Skyhaven Road in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Mood RingsMood Rings
w/ Wife, Fungi Girls, Chandu’s
Tuesday, July 5
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Little TybeeLittle Tybee
w/ Adron, Do It to Julia
Thursday, July 7
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

The Young MathsThe Young Maths
w/ Slowriter, New Animal
Wednesday, July 6
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Place in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5

The Psychedelic FursThe Psychedelic Furs
w/ An Evening with the Psychedelic Furs
Wednesday, July 6
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $25 / Purchase Tickets

Reptar
w/ Wowser Bowser, Qurious, Bitter Children
Thursday, July 7
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Place in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5 for 21+ / $7 for 18-20

Ringo DeathstarrRingo Deathstarr
w/ Abby Gogo, This Piano Plays Itself
Thursday, July 7
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

Dead ConfederateDead Confederate
w/ An Evening with Dead Confederate
Friday, July 8
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

RX BanditsRX Bandits
w/ Maps & Atlases, Zechs Marquise
Friday, July 8
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

DT, AmDexStay Productive 6
w/ DT, Conspiracy, Baka, AmDex, Illastrate, Floyd the Locsmif, more
Friday, July 8
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

Wizard SmokeWizard Smoke
w/ HAWKS, Lazer/Wulf
Friday, July 8
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is $7

The Sour NotesThe Sour Notes
w/ Venice is Sinking, Lille, Elaine Greer & Friends
Friday, July 8
The Highland Inn Ballroom – 644 North Highland Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $7

Animal CollectiveAnimal Collective
w/ Deradoorian, Atlas Sound
Friday, July 8
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – 2200 Encore Parkway in Alpharetta 30009
Admission $30 / Purchase Tickets

JungolBeATLanta House Party
w/ Jungol, Charges, Small Reactions, many more
Saturday, July 9
BeATLanta House – 197 Howell Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Noot d' NootNoot d’ Noot
w/ Mathis Hunter and the Rinse, Carnivores
Saturday, July 9
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Noel Stephen and the DarlingsNoel Stephen & the Darlings
w/ Pillage & Plunder, Faun and a Pan Flute
Saturday, July 9
The Highland Inn Ballroom – 644 North Highland Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5

Vegan CokeVegan Coke
w/ The Fordists, Transvestite
Sunday, July 10
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE