ATL Concert Roundup — April 30-May 6

indieATL

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

IndieATL 5th Anniversary Party
w/ Cousin Dan, Clan Destined, From Exile, Great American Breakdown
Saturday, May 5
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $5

This pick isn’t so much about the lineup (although it’s a good one, no doubt) as it is about indieATL who will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this Saturday night at Star Bar. In that time, Matt Rowles and his production team at the Digital Arts Entertainment Lab at Georgia State University have recorded hundreds of live sessions from an impressive array of bands—both local and national—and their YouTube channel has garnered close to 900,00 views. Their hi-def, professional-quality videos always look and sound terrific, and they often highlight deeper cuts than just the current single. Over the past couple of years, the team has really made a commitment to documenting up-and-coming Atlanta acts, in the process bringing a tremendous amount of exposure to the local music scene. So happy anniversary, indieATL! Of the handful of organizations that are doing something unique and productive in this city, you’re absolutely one of my favorites and I look forward to many more sessions in the future.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Rise AgainstRise Against
w/ A Day To Remember, Title Fight
Tuesday, May 1
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $36 / Purchase Tickets

The Mad FlightThe Mad Flight (Album Release Show)
w/ Spirits and the Melchizedek Children, New Animal
Wednesday, May 2
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Reptar (Album Release Show)
w/ Faun and a Pan Flute, Adron
Wednesday, May 2
The Goat Farm – 1200 Foster Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

The WeekndThe Weeknd
w/ TBA
Wednesday, May 2
Center Stage – 1374 West Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta 30309
SOLD OUT!

500 Songs for Kids500 Song for Kids
w/ Too many artists to mention
Thursday, May 3
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10

RacebannonRacebannon
w/ Order of the Owl, Rapturous Grief
Thursday, May 3
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $6 ADV / $8 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Slow ReelSlow Reel
w/ Faun and a Pan Flute, Absence of Ocean
Thursday, May 3
The Five Spot – 1123 Euclid Avenue NE in Atlanta 30303
Admission $5

Street ViolenceStreet Violence (Final Show)
w/ Piss Shivers, El Fossil, Gun Party
Thursday, May 3
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

vNick Lowe & His Band
w/ Tift Merritt
Thursday, May 3
Variety Playhouse – 1099 Euclid Ave NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission $27.50 / Purchase Tickets

Five EightFive Eight
w/ Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters, Places
Friday, May 4
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

500 Songs for Kids500 Song for Kids
w/ Too many artists to mention
Friday, May 4
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10

ManrayManray
w/ Hammer No More The Fingers, Baby Baby, Roomrunner
Friday, May 4
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

The BitersThe Biters (Album Release Show)
w/ The Head (Album Release), Jade Lemons & the Crimson Lust, Gun Party
Friday, May 4
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $8

NigredoNigredo
w/ Trioscapes, Scarab, Hrvrd
Saturday, May 5
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $7

500 Songs for Kids500 Song for Kids
w/ Too many artists to mention
Saturday, May 5
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10

Grand Prize Winners From Last YearGrand Prize Winners From Last Year (Album Release Show)
w/ Jack of Hearts, Starfighter, And That is Why, Bowe Inc.
Saturday, May 5
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30312
Admission $10

LushlifeLushlife
w/ Cities Aviv, Ante Meridian
Saturday, May 5
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Hope for Agoldensummer
w/ Daniel Clay, Madeline!
Sunday, May 6
The Goat Farm – 1200 Foster Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $8

500 Songs for Kids500 Song for Kids
w/ Too many artists to mention
Sunday, May 6
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10