ATL Concert Roundup — June 11-17

Roger Waters

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Roger Waters
Wednesday, June 13
Philips Arena – 1 Philips Drive in Atlanta 30303
Admission $59-203 / Purchase Tickets

You don’t get many big rock spectacles these days. They’re prohibitively expensive, cumbersome and more than a tad bit self-indulgent. But when you’re Roger Waters and your legacy in contemporary music extends nearly half a century and you’re staging a fully blown-out theatrical and multi-media rendition of one of the most beloved classic rock (opera) albums of all time, the wheels of the great big promotional machine tend to get greased and the world opens its doors for you. (It certainly doesn’t hurt that the first leg of Waters’ recent touring of The Wall was the second highest grossing tour in North America and the tenth worldwide.) And you have to give Waters some credit. He never does anything small. Fans who are at Philips Arena this Wednesday night will witness one of the most elaborate and ambitious stage shows ever assembled coupled with one of the greatest soundtracks ever produced. So far that has been more than enough to get fans to cough up the admittedly exorbitant ticket price. But if you’re still on the fence, there’s always this: take advantage now, because performances like this are a dying breed.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Damon Moon and the Whispering DriftersDamon Moon and the Whispering Drifters
w/ Psychic Flowers, Reverends
Monday, June 11
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

The ConstellationsThe Constellations (Album Release Show)
w/ Tikka, Them Thangs
Monday, June 11
Smith’s Olde Bar – 1578 Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $18 / Purchase Tickets

The Bouncing SoulsThe Bouncing Souls
w/ The Menzingers, Luther, The Bastard Suns
Thursday, June 14
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

Death of KingsDeath of Kings
w/ Stallone, Manray
Thursday, June 14
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Abby GogoAbby Gogo
w/ Lightnin’ Ray Jackson (Album Release Show), Lucy Dreams
Thursday, June 14
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Of the VineOf the Vine
w/ Take One Car, Fire Spoken By Buffalo, Futo
Thursday, June 14
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

PujolPujol
w/ Small Reactions, Filmstrip, North Trolls, Colossal Heads
Friday, June 15
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

NigredoNigredo
w/ North, Of the Vine
Saturday, June 16
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $7

G. Love and Special SauceG. Love and Special Sauce
w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Futurebirds, The Wood Brothers, more
Saturday, June 16
Candler Pary – 585 Candler Park Drive NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Wowser BowserWowser Bowser
w/ deadCat, Michael Parallax, Little Spoon
Saturday, June 16
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Man ManMan Man
w/ Raleigh Moncrief, Little Tybee
Saturday, June 16
Terminal West – 887 West Marietta Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

SlamboSlambo
w/ Pillage & Plunder, Yogurt Smoothness, The Flips
Saturday, June 16
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

The Cult
w/ Against Me!, The Icarus Line
Sunday, June 17
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $26-$34 / Purchase Tickets