ATL Concert Roundup — February 19-24

Every Time I Die
Photo by Tim Harmon

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Every Time I Die
w/ The Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundreth, No Bragging Rights
Sunday, February 24
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $17 / Purchase Tickets

I’ve been having this debate in my head about whether or not metalcore stalwarts Every Time I Die have been relegated to guilty pleasure status. Admittedly, I lost interest in the genre a few years ago, and I can’t help but feel that a lot of the music, which I used to find dazzling on a technical level, sounds cartoonish to me now. But not (at least for the most part) ETID. Even going back to early albums like Hot Damn! and Gutter Phenomenon there’s a cathartic ferocity there, as well as overall tunefulness, that eludes the majority of their peers. Yeah, they can thrill you with breathtaking bursts of speed and finesse, and they can wallop you with crushing riffs and brutal breakdowns. But it’s the way the band packages all their strengths into dynamic tunes that are memorable and even hooky that makes the group such a formidable force. Couple that with the fact that ETID puts on one hell of a killer live show and I think I know which way this debate is leaning.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Martha KnucklesMartha Knuckles
w/ Anthony Accurate’s Motown Remix Revue, P Villa, Ethereal
Tuesday, February 19
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

CaspianCaspian
w/ Junius, From Where I’m Standing
Wednesday, February 20
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

Calm White NoiseCalm White Noise
w/ Norba Noma, Low Tree Grow Tall
Wednesday, February 20
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Order of the OwlOrder of the Owl
w/ Shroud Eater, Demonaut, Volume IV
Wednesday, February 20
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

WieucaWieuca
w/ Frank Smith, Capillaries
Wednesday, February 20
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $6

DesaparecidosDesaparecidos
w/ Joyce Manor
Thursday, February 21
Variety Playhouse – 1099 Euclid Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission $25 / Purchase Tickets

Free the RobotsFree the Robots
w/ Threepeeoh, Deku, Social Studies (beat set)
Thursday, February 21
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Good Old WarGood Old War
w/ Bronze Radio Return
Friday, February 22
Vinyl – 1374 W. Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission $10ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

TransleeBamatlanta
w/ Jackie Chain, Translee, Tom P, E Dubb, KD, Maurice Garland, more…
Friday, February 22
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10

Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
w/ Foxygen, Wampire
Saturday, February 23
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

BeitthemeansBeitthemeans
w/ The Six Shot Revival, Palaces, Degradations, Iron Whip
Saturday, February 23
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $22 / Purchase Tickets

TakenobuTakenobu
w/ Sealions, Iron Jayne
Saturday, February 23
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7 / Purchase Tickets

The QuaildogsThe Quaildogs
w/ Red Letter Agent, Rantings of Eva, The Revels, more…
Saturday, February 23
Vinyl – 1374 W. Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

PallbearerPallbearer
w/ Manray, Halmos
Sunday, February 24
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7 / Purchase Tickets