ATL Concert Roundup — April 7-13

Thrice

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Thrice Farewell Tour
w/ O’Brother, Animals As Leaders
Sunday, May 13
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $17.99 / Purchase Tickets

With two of my favorite acts, Torche and Mastodon, performing on successive nights, you’d think that I’d be going on and on about how this Friday and Saturday night will make for one of the best live experiences of the year. And it will be. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that Sunday night’s Thrice Farewell Tour show at the Masquerade wasn’t the one that considered most unmissable. With over a decade in the game, thousands of shows under their belt and eight albums worth of music that has been constantly evolving and unafraid to tread into unfamiliar waters, it’s hard to believe that the Orange County, California quartet is calling it quits. I’m not sure there is an album in the mid ’00s that combined hardcore ferocity with melody with as well as The Artist in the Ambulance and their final LP, last year’s Major/Minor, showcases a band that has managed to whittle its sound down to its most crucial essentials—a steady diet of crushing riffs and rock-solid grooves paired with Dustin Kensrue’s inimitable vocals. Future reunions aside, this is likely the last opportunity we’ll have to see of one of the most inventive and influential rock bands of this generation. Take advantage now or possibly miss out forever.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Acid Mothers TempleAcid Mothers Temple
w/ The Phantom Family Halo, Scaffolds, Clang QUARTET
Monday, May 7
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

500 Songs for Kids500 Song for Kids
w/ Too many artists to mention
Monday, May 7
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10

500 Songs for Kids500 Song for Kids
w/ Too many artists to mention
Tuesday, May 8
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10

Iron WhipIron Whip
w/ Fist Missle, Kanikkies
Wednesday, May 9
The Five Spot – 1123 Euclid Avenue NE in Atlanta 30303
Admission $5

Black TaxiBlack Taxi
w/ PLS PLS, Delmoire
Wednesday, May 9
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $6 / Purchase Tickets

VandaveerVandaveer
w/ Richard Parsons, The Meeks Family
Wednesday, May 9
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
Wednesday, May 9
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10

Order of the OwlOrder of the Owl
w/ Blasted Goat, Halmos, Modern Man
Thursday, May 10
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30312
Admission $10

Baby BabyBaby Baby
w/ Winter Sounds, Seedy Seeds, Slowriter
Thursday, May 10
Vinyl – 1374 West Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta 30309
Admission $6 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

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

TorcheTorche
w/ Holly Hunt, The Ultras S/C, Gruu
Friday, May 11
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

The Deep Dark WoodsThe Deep Dark Woods
w/ Book Club, Joe McGuinnes
Friday, May 11
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

500 Songs for Kids500 Song for Kids
w/ Too many artists to mention
Friday, May 11
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10

MastodonMastodon
w/ Opeth, Ghost
Saturday, May 12
Masquerade Music Park – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $29.50 / Purchase Tickets

Black LipsBlack Lips
w/ RIFF RAFF, Eli Porter
Saturday, May 12
Terminal West – 887 West Marietta Street Studio C in Atlanta 30318
Admission $20 / Purchase Tickets

Elf PowerWRASFEST
w/ Elf Power, The NEC, The Difference Machine, From Exile, more…
Saturday, May 12
The Goat Farm – 1200 Foster Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $10

Death On Two WheelsSave Luis!
w/ Death On Two Wheels, Abby Gogo, Dead Rabbits, Freak Out, more
Saturday, May 12
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $5

Rock MostRock Most
w/ THEESatisfaction, Jahah, Tru.ski the Transmitter
Sunday, May 12
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

500 Songs for Kids500 Song for Kids
w/ Too many artists to mention
Saturday, May 12
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue NE in Atlanta 30324
Admission $10

SpiritualizedSpiritualized
w/ Nikki Lane
Sunday, May 13
Variety Playhouse – 1099 Euclid Ave NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission $22 / Purchase Tickets