ATL Concert Roundup — December 16-22

Dax Riggs

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Dax Riggs
w/ Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel
Friday, December 20
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Ha! Tricked you. Bet you thought this was going to be Torche, huh? Saturday night show. 529. Stellar lineup. It’s a shoe-in, right? Wrong. I mean I can see why you would think that. They’re only like the all-time record holder for Best Bets in the history of this blog. (Seriously, look it up.) But no. This week belongs to the mercurial Dax Riggs who will brings his acid-laced blues and dark gothic hymns to the 529 stage this Friday night. You like songs about demons and darkness? Devils and damnation? Well, step right up, because this is your week, too. Few artists do more with less than Riggs who can take sparest of chord progressions and turn it into a ghostly dirge that will send shivers down your spine. Want something a little heavier and more animated? Don’t worry. The former Acid Bath frontman has been known to crank up the amps when needed.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

HALMOSHalmos
w/ Dead Fiero, The Dirty Magazines
Monday, December 16
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

The MisfitsMisfits
w/ The Attack, Casket Creatures, Burns Like Fire, Full Net
Monday, December 16
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $20 / Purchase Tickets

Wicked PrettyWicked Pretty
w/ Ink and Sweat, Burners, Sunday Whiskey
Monday, December 16
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

The Long ShadowsThe Long Shadows
w/ The Mad Flight, The Silver Palms
Tuesday, December 17
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

No EyesNo Eyes
w/ Distal, El Fossil, Divine Interface, Designer
Tuesday, December 17
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Donations accepted

Mice in CarsMice in Cars
w/ Borrowed Arts, New Terminus, Eureka Failure
Wednesday, December 18
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $5

On HolidayOn Holiday
w/ Rrest, Places, Gold-Bears
Thursday, December 19
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

ExhumedExhumed
w/ Mangled, Disfigurement
Thursday, December 19
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

Waking AstronomerWaking Astronomer
w/ AF THE NAYSAYER, JP Villa, Prime8 Pimpin, more
Thursday, December 19
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5-7

Diarrhea PlanetDiarrhea Planet
w/ No Regrets Coyote, Concord America, Zoners
Friday, December 20
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets

Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. MahonyJeffrey Bützer & T.T. Mahony – “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
w/ Small Reactions, Jeffrey Bützer & the Bicycle Eaters
Friday, December 20
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

TorcheTorche
w/ Big Jesus, Liverhearts, Powder Room
Saturday, December 21
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Jeffrey Butzer and T.T. MahonyJeffrey Bützer & T.T. Mahony – “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
w/ Small Reactions, Jeffrey Bützer & the Bicycle Eaters
Saturday, December 21
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Power TripPower Trip
w/ Mammoth Grinder, Mangled, Dropout, Beartrap
Sunday, December 22
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets