ATL Concert Roundup — October 15-21

The Afghan Whigs

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

The Afghan Whigs
w/ Wussy
Saturday, October 20
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $29.50 / Purchase Tickets

So many great shows this week.

And if you know me or if you’ve spent enough time reading this blog, you’ll know that on most any other occasion, I’d have the inimitable, otherwordly Swans leading this list. So what gives? Well, as it turns out, I’m a man who harbors the occasional regret. I never took the chance to see the Afghan Whigs their first time around and the grave feeling of opportunity missed has lingered far longer that I ever would’ve expected. So here it is, maybe my one and final time to reach back into that sensual smoke and moping misery that made Greg Dulli and company so compelling in the early-to-mid ’90s. Eleven years is a long time to be away from anything, but somehow this regrouping feels natural, inevitable. The Afghan Whigs have never been a lifelong love affair, but a band I’ve obsessed over in small spurts. And now feels like the perfect time for a heated fling.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

IrreversibleIrreversible
w/ Alaskan, Co-Pilot, Dropout
Tuesday, October 16
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 ADV / $8 DOS / Purchase Tickets

GrouploveGrouplove
w/ MS MR
Tuesday, October 16
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $20 / Purchase Tickets

Dark Dark DarkDark Dark Dark
w/ Emily Wells; Christ, Lord
Wednesday, October 17
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Jens LekmanJens Lekman
w/ Taken By Trees
Wednesday, October 17
Variety Playhouse – 1099 Euclid Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $18 ADV / $20 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Matthew DearMatthew Dear
w/ Hydrabadd
Wednesday, October 17
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $14

Blackfoot GypsiesBlackfoot Gypsies
w/ Dead Rabbits, Brain
Wednesday, October 17
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $6

Father John MistyFather John Misty
w/ La Sera, Jeffertitti’s Nile
Thursday, October 18
Terminal West – 887 West Marietta Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $13 / Purchase Tickets

Henry RollinsHenry Rollins
“Capitalism” – An Evening with Henry Rollins
Thursday, October 18
Variety Playhouse – 1099 Euclid Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $25 Purchase Tickets

Death On Two WheelsDeath On Two Wheels
w/ T. Hardy Morris & the Outfit, Be It the Means
Thursday, October 18
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

GWARGWAR
w/ DevilDriver, Cancer Bats, Legacy of Disorder
Thursday, October 18
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $20 / Purchase Tickets

SwansSwans
w/ A Hawk & Hacksaw
Friday, October 19
Terminal West – 887 West Marietta Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $20-25 / Purchase Tickets

Bad BooksBad Books
w/ The Drowning Men, Harrison Hudson
Friday, October 19
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $16 / Purchase Tickets

TombsTombs
w/ 16, Uberchriist
Friday, October 19
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

DillonDillon & H2O
w/ Batsauce, Lady Daisey, Boog Brown
Friday, October 19
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8

Die AntwoordDie Antwoord
w/ TBA
Saturday, October 20
Center Stage – 1374 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
SOLD OUT!

Passion PitPassion Pit
w/ Youngblood Hawke, Wild Belle
Saturday, October 20
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $28 / Purchase Tickets

Noel Stephen and the DarlingsNoel Stephen and the Darlings (Album Release Show)
w/ Cute Boots, The Viking Progress
Saturday, October 20
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5

Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright and Ingrid Michaelson
w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche
Saturday, October 20
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $29.50-$34.50 / Purchase Tickets

West End MotelPurge Apocalypse
w/ West End Motel, Dinos Boys, Knaves Grave, Tikka, more…
Sunday, October 21
97 Estoria – 727 Wylie Street in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

MONOMONO
w/ Chris Brokaw
Sunday, October 21
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $13 / Purchase Tickets