ATL Concert Roundup — October 10-16

Royal Thunder

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Night of Sweet Relief
w/ Royal Thunder, A: The Color, Skin Jobs
Saturday, October 15
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

There are a lot of great opportunities for live music this week — psyche drone trio CAVE tonight at 529, post-punk pioneer Bob Mould this Friday at Eddie’s Attic and This Piano Plays Itself’s final show this Sunday (also at 529), just to name a few. But for this week’s pick I’m going with the Royal Thunder / A: The Color / Skin Jobs show Saturday night at the Earl, for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a terrific local bill. If you haven’t heard Royal Thunder’s dark voodoo grooves, you’ve been asleep at the wheel. And for their part, A: The Color’s classic big riff approach and Skin Job’s raucous punk rock help add some excellent diversity and balance to the bill. Second, there’s a worthy cause involved. The show is part of hundreds of live music events taking place around the country called Night of Sweet Relief. Organized by the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, these events will help benefit ill, disabled and elder musicians in need by building in a $1 donation into the ticket price/cover charge. That’s something I believe everyone who reads this blog can get behind.

For more information on Night of Sweet Relief or to learn more about the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, visit SweetRelief.org.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

CloudeaterCloudeater
w/ Kebbi WIlliam, Divine Interface, Serene Branson
Monday, October 10
The Five Spot – 1123 Euclid Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $5 before 10pm / $7 after 10pm

CaveCAVE
w/ The Soft Opening, The N.E.C.
Monday, October 10
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Arctic MonkeysArctic Monkeys
w/ Smith Westerns
Tuesday, October 11
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $28.50 / Purchase Tickets

PS I Love YouPS I Love You
w/ Mood Rings, Red Sea
Wednesday, October 12
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Cold War KidsCold War Kids
w/ Givers
Thursday, October 13
Buckhead Theatre – 3110 Roswell Road in Atlanta 30305
Admission $21 / Purchase Tickets

The War on DrugsThe War on Drugs
w/ Purling Hiss, Carter Tanton
Thursday, October 13
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Margot and the Nuclear So and So'sMargot and the Nuclear So and So’s
w/ Bear Hands, Young Buffalo
Thursday, October 13
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

The ClapThe Clap
w/ Husseins, Bond Trader, Marshen
Thursday, October 13
Star Bar Downstairs – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

LadytronLadytron
w/ Sonolo, VHS or Beta
Thursday, October 13
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $20 / Purchase Tickets

LydiaLydia
w/ Look Mexico, All Get Out
Thursday, October 13
Vinyl – 1374 W. Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Toro y MoiToro Y Moi
w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bass Drum of Death
Friday, October 14
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

Kevin DevineKevin Devine
w/ An Horse, Oryx and Crake
Friday, October 14
Vinyl – 1374 W. Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Bob MouldBob Mould
w/ A Night with Bob Mould
Friday, October 14
Eddie’s Attic – 515 N. McDonough Street in Decatur 30030
Admission $20-100 / Purchase Tickets

Sleeping in the AviarySleeping in the Aviary
w/ Sealions, The Mad Flight
Friday, October 14
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Noot d' NootNoot d’ Noot
w/ Judi Chicago, Back Pockets
Friday, October 14
Star Bar Downstairs – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $10

New TerminusNew Terminus
w/ Attention System
Friday, October 14
North River Tavern – 8879 Roswell Road in Atlanta 30350
Admission is FREE

The Sneaky HandHouse Party of Horrors
w/ The Sneaky hand, NovaKord, Waking the Bates, Opposing Suns
Saturday, October 15
BeAtlanta House – 197 Howell Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

This Piano Plays ItselfThis Piano Plays Itself (Final Show)
w/ Summer Pledge, New Animal, Saskatchewan
Sunday, October 16
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Still CornersStill Corners
w/ Lucy Dreams, Feast of Violet
Sunday, October 16
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets