ATL Concert Roundup — May 23-29

Deftones

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Deftones
w/ Dillinger Escape Plan, Le Butcherettes
Saturday, May 28
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $33 / Purchase Tickets

Despite the members’ advancing age, Deftones is still one of the best live bands going crushing stages with the same hammering force and raucous whirlwind energy that marked them as stars in the making when they first hit the stage in 1989. After two subpar efforts in 2003′s Deftones and 2006′s Saturday Night Wrist, the band returned to form with last year’s magnificent Diamond Eyes, silencing critics who had begun to doubt whether the group could recapture the glory of their first three albums, a period which saw the band consistently combine pummeling alt-metal riffs with dark passages of atmospheric beauty to great effect. Indeed, for the first time in many years, Deftones have a strong batch of new material to match their fierce live intensity. The last time the group came through town, however, it was as part of an enormous triple bill that also included Mastodon and Alice in Chains. Although Deftones slayed that night, it was a significantly shortened set. This time around the band will be coming through as headliners, which should allow plenty of time for them to break out all the Around the Fur and White Pony classics you could want, not to mention a steady stream of Diamond Eyes gems to boot. With up-and-comers Le Butcherettes and old-school mathcore fiends the Dillinger Escape Plan opening, this should be a phenomenal show.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

DredgDredg
w/ The Dear Hunter, Balance and Composure, The Trophy Fire
Monday, May 23
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $14 / Purchase Tickets

River JamesRiver James
w/ Casey Harper, Joshua Fletcher
Monday, May 23
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission is FREE

Qurious
w/ Street Violence, Dangerous Ponies, The Leotards
Monday, May 23
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Noel Stephen and the DarlingsNoel Stephen and the Darlings
w/ The Black, Authors Apology
Monday, May 23
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7 / Purchase Tickets

Manchester OrchestraManchester Orchestra
w/ Cage the Elephant
Wednesday, May 25
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $21 / Purchase Tickets

Lyonnais
w/ Social Studies, Nomen Novum
Wednesday, May 25
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Damon Moon and the Whispering DriftersDamon Moon and the Whispering Drifters
w/ Vacant Fever, Cassandras
Wednesday, May 25
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Place in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5

Lazer/WulfLazer/Wulf
w/ Demonaut, Savagist
Thursday, May 26
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Face to FaceFace to Face
w/ Strung Out, Blitzkid
Thursday, May 26
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $20 / Purchase Tickets

BalkansBalkans
w/ The Clap, Mood Rings, Husseins
Thursday, May 26
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $3

CunninLynguistsCunninLynguists
w/ Homebody Sandman, Ultra Beast
Friday, May 27
The Five Spot – 1123 Euclid Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $10

XOXO
w/ Sealions, Young Again
Friday, May 27
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Soulphonics and Ruby VelleSoulphonics and Ruby Velle
w/ Atlanta Funk Society, Michelle Marshall, George Hughley
Friday, May 27
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets

Street ViolenceStreet Violence
w/ The Hymens, Lucy Dreams, 88 Bomber, Invader
Friday, May 27
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Mice in CarsMice in Cars
w/ R*Garcia Quartet, Spines
Friday, May 27
Picaflor Studio – 195 Arizona Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $5

Sorry No FerrariSorry No Ferrari
w/ Sound and Shape, Gull
Saturday, May 28
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Pocket the MoonBenefit for the American Red Cross Tornado Relief
w/ Pocket the Moon, Divine Isis, Sydney Eloise, David Northrip
Saturday, May 28
Kavarna – 707 East Lake Drive in Decatur 30030
Admission $5