ATL Concert Roundup — February 13-19

Cloud Nothings

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Cloud Nothings
w/ A Classic Education, Gold-Bears
Friday, February 17
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

After listening to Cloud Nothings’ self-titled debut on Carpark and feeling unimpressed by Dylan Baldi’s catchy but ultimately pedestrian bedroom recordings, that last thing I could have expected was the rousing, feedback and distortion-drenched Attack on Memory. Baldi’s latest, Steve Albini-produced effort is a rough-around-the-edges lo-fi punk album that’s loud, dark and abrasive in all the right places. It’s a record filled with snarling guitars and battered hooks that harken back to the Jade Tree and Deep Elm glory years without sounding dated. On the contrary, what strikes one the most it the immediacy of the music—the songs just seem to reach out, grab you by the scruff of the collar and thrash you about without apology. It’s a lovely feeling this sort of visceral catharsis, and it’s hopefully one Baldi and his band will be able to engender this Friday night when they take the stage at the Earl. See you there.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Kopecky Family BandKopecky Family Band
w/ Avian, Shook Foil
Monday, February 13
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

Brittany BoscoSecret Pop-Up Show: Blood Orange
w/ Diamond Knife, Kidsyc, Of Color, BOSCO, Awful Media
Tuesday, February 14
Mint Gallery – 145 B Sampson Street in Atlanta 30312
Admission is FREE

Royal BathsRoyal Baths
w/ Abby Gogo, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children
Tuesday, February 14
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

This Will Destroy YouThis Will Destroy You
w/ Amen Dunes, Mountains
Wednesday, February 15
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Jack PrestonJack Preston and the Dojo Collective
w/ Yani, RAHBI, Xaku Ra, Smalleyez, Miranda Nicole
Wednesday, February 15
The Sound Table – 483 Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta 30312
Admission is FREE

FishboneFishbone
w/ The Supervillains, AMUL9
Wednesday, February 15
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

Emilie AutumnEmile Autumn
w/ TBA
Wednesday, February 15
The Loft – 1374 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission $15 ADV / $18 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Scott KellyScott Kelly (Neurosis)
w/ Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), From Exile, Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas)
Wednesday, February 15
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

The TogasThe Togas
w/ GG King, COPS
Thursday, February 16
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

Mood RingsMood Rings
w/ Red Sea, El Fossil, Young Again
Thursday, February 16
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Featureless GhostHunger III
w/ Featureless Ghost, Anticipation, Chief Acid Officer, Fit of Body, more
Thursday, February 16
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

IsnessIsness
w/ P Villa vs. heRobust, Nung River, Inner Gate
Friday, February 17
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8

NovaKordNovaKord
w/ Jack of Hearts
Friday, February 17
North River Tavern – 8879 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs 30350
Admission is FREE

Scale the SummitScale the Summit
w/ Elitist, Capillaries
Friday, February 17
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Whores.Whores.
w/ Wolves and Jackals, Tunguska, GRUU
Saturday, February 18
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8

Wizard SmokeWizard Smoke
w/ Colossus, Odessa
Saturday, February 18
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $7

Van Dyke ParksVan Dyke Parks
w/ Jeffrey Bützer
Saturday, February 18
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $25 / Purchase Tickets

AkilAkil (Jurassic 5)
w/ Night Sun (feat. Cole from Black Lips), Clan Destined, Gun Party, more
Saturday, February 18
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

Lyric JonesLyric Jones (Album Release Show)
w/ J-Live, Culture Starter, Stanza, Young Scolla, more
Saturday, February 18
Apache Cafe – 64 3rd St NW in Atlanta 30308
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

The QuaildogsThe Quaildogs (EP Release Show)
w/ Georgia
Saturday, February 18
Vinyl – 1374 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission $7 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Hip to DeathHip to Death
w/ Swank Sinatra, Mack Messiah
Saturday, February 18
The Highlander – 931 Monroe Drive NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission is FREE

Man ForeverMan Forever (feat. Kid Millions from Oneida)
w/ Plasma Expander, more
Sunday, February 19
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

DaytraderDaytrader
w/ Campaign, The Disregardables, Some Mistakes
Sunday, February 19
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5