ATL Concert Roundup — February 25-March 3

Whores.

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Whores.
w/ Hot Graves, Order of the Owl
Saturday, March 2
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

At this point I don’t know how many more superlatives I can hurl at Whores. or at their bludgeoning brand of brutal pigfuck noise-rock. If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’ve heard it all before, but for all of you newbies, I’ll lay it out once again. Basically it goes something like this: if you’re like me and are addicted to ugly, stomach-churning music that will make you squirm, if you’re a crackhead fiend for perilously loud guitars and mountainous riffs, no one in this town will fix you up and set you straight like this bruising trio. If I have any complaint at all it’s that the fuckers need to put out more music. And play longer sets. But aside from that, the band consistently cranks out the perfect mix of power, volume and gut-wrenching rhythmic undulation. There’s even a hint of tunefulness lurking within all that sludgy filth for those of us who like to scream along while we’re being pummeled and cast into the seething abyss. And that, in a nutshell, dear readers, is the beauty of Whores. See you Saturday.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

SamothraceDropout
w/ Samothrace, Pilgrim, Rapturous Grief, Paradox
Tuesday, February 26
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

The HotelsThe Hotels
w/ Hip to Death, Concord America
Thursday, February 28
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

ThriftworksThriftworks
w/ Isness, Dark Room, 10th Letter
Thursday, February 28
The Sound Table – 483 Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta 30302
Admission $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

JungolJungol
w/ England in 1819, Brain
Friday, March 1
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

AkuYouAkuYou (Album Release Show)
w/ White Gregg, Sharp
Friday, March 1
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7 / Purchase Tickets

Gun PartyGun Party
w/ Pink Pompeii, Signs of Iris
Friday, March 1
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Ken StringfellowKen Stringfellow
w/ Kenny Howe, Blake Rainey and His Demons
Friday, March 1
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $10

Of the VineOf the Vine
w/ Antpile, Argonauts, Trainspotting
Friday, March 1
Wonderroot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

EfterklangEfterklang
w/ Nightlands, Qurious
Saturday, March 2
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

W.I.C.W.I.C.
w/ Mighty High Coup, Speakerfoxxx, & Goldyard
Saturday, March 2
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8

SonenSonen
w/ The Pass, The Palace Wolves
Saturday, March 2
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $6

SnowdenSnowden
w/ PLS PLS, Tikka
Sunday, March 3
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets