ATL Concert Roundup — May 21-27

Royal Thunder

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Royal Thunder (Record Release Show)
w/ StoneRider, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children
Saturday, May 26
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

It’s great to see the world embracing Royal Thunder. The heavy-rocking quartet release their debut full-length CVI tomorrow (stream the record in its entirety here) and every day it seems that I stumble across yet another blog or music publication singing its praises. And rightfully so. CVI is a formidable record; it’s heavy and dirty and spacey and catchy as all get out. The band brings the Southern rock/blues metal thunder as good as anyone with a non-stop barrage of gritty riffs, but its their ability to lift themselves into orbit with some mind-blowing ambient psychedelic passages that really seals the deal for me. Frontwoman Mlny Parsonz’s banshee wails and unearthly howls can slide from sultry to sinister in a heartbeat and when everything comes together it makes for one hell of a beautiful tempest. The band celebrates its album release this Saturday night at the Earl alongside StoneRider and the always enthralling Spirits and the Melchizedek Children. Doors open at 9pm. $8 gets you in.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic ZerosEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
w/ He’s My Brother
Monday, May 21
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $28.50 / Purchase Tickets

Zechs MarquiseZechs Marquise
w/ Isness, Odist
Monday, May 21
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

Father John MistyFather John Misty
w/ Har Mar Superstar, Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters
Tuesday, May 22
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets

Penguin PrisonPenguin Prison
w/ Class Actress, Sealions
Tuesday, May 22
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets

LyonnaisLyonnais
w/ Dylan Ettinger, Featureless Ghost, Anticipation
Wednesday, May 23
The Sound Table – 483 Edgewood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30312
Admission is FREE

Damien JuradoDamien Jurado
w/ JBM, Ben Trickey
Wednesday, May 23
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

Pierced ArrowsPierced Arrows
w/ Don’t (ex-WIPERS), Abby GoGo, Black Lodge
Wednesday, May 23
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

New TerminusNew Terminus
w/ Hip to Death, Heavy Florist
Thursday, May 24
The Five Spot – 1123 Euclid Avenue NE in Atlanta 30303
Admission $5

Wizard SmokeWizard Smoke
w/ Lazer/Wulf
Friday, May 25
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30312
Admission $10

Maps & Atlases
w/ The Big Sleep, Sister Canyon
Friday, May 25
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $12 ADV / $14 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Gentleman Jesse and His MenGentleman Jesse and His Men
w/ Barreracudas, Vincas
Saturday, May 26
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

Clan DestinedRobots vs Dinosaurs: WonderRoot 4th Anniversary Party
w/ Clan Destined, Concord America, Sex BBQ
Saturday, May 26
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Ocean is TheoryOcean is Theory
w/ The Orphan & The Poet, 10 Steps Back
Saturday, May 26
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $8