ATL Concert Roundup — February 4-10

Torche

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Torche
w/ Primate, Whores.
Friday, February 8
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

It’s not necessarily rare to find a band as tight and ferociously heavy as Torche. But when you throw all those deliriously catchy hooks into the mix, that’s when you know you’re dealing with an altogether different beast. Call it sludge-pop if you will, or melodic metal (okay, maybe not that)—I just call it insanely good. Ever since the band broke through to the hipstified masses with 2008′ tour de force Meanderthal, the group has improved exponentially, and this year’s pulverizingly pleasant Harmonicraft, the band’s third proper full-length, has only cemented their stature as one of the best heavy rock bands on the planet. It’s thirteen songs deep of blistering riffs, guttural bass lines, and scream-along vocals. It’s turbulent and bombastic, yes, but it’s joyful bombast, aggressive yet infectious.

So there you have it, your Friday night mandate—Torche at 529. Don’t blow it. Local hardcore-punk stalwarts Primate and brutal noise kings Whores. open the show so do yourself a solid and make sure to get there early.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

GojiraGojira
w/ Devin Townsend, The Atlas Moth
Tiuesday, February 5
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $18 / Purchase Tickets

A Fight for LifeA Fight for Life (Album Release Show)
w/ Everybody Run, 40 Winters
Tuesday, February 5
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10

Toro y MoiToro y Moi
w/ Wilde Belle, Dog Bite
Wednesday, February 6
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

Jeffrey BützerJeffrey Bützer
w/ Lily and the Tigers, Book of Colors
Wednesday, February 6
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

DemonautDemonaut
w/ Sadistic Ritual, Disfigurement, Dropout
Wednesday, February 6
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $5

AntbrainAntbrain
w/ Highlander, The Dandyls
Wednesday, February 6
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Austin ArcherAustin Archer
w/ Clemency, Evan Andree
Wednesday, February 6
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $6

The Whiskey GentryThe Whiskey Gentry
w/ JP Harris & the Tough Choices, Jacob Jones
Friday, February 8
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

QuriousQurious
w/ I Come to Shanghai, 100 Watt Horse
Friday, February 8
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20

TestamentTestament
w/ Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam, 4Arm
Friday, February 8
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $22 / Purchase Tickets

The Whiskey GentryThe Whiskey Gentry
w/ Folk Soul Revival, Josh Roberts & the Hinges
Saturday, February 9
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Grass WidowGrass Widow
w/ Wowser Bowser, Gold-Bears
Saturday, February 9
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $8 or FREE with an Emory Student ID

Jonathon RichmanJonathon Richman
Featuring Tommy Larkins on drums
Saturday, February 9
The Goat Farm – 1200 Foster Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $12 ADV / $15 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Baby BabyBaby Baby
w/ Pillage & Plunder
Saturday, February 9
Wonderroot – 982 Memorial Drive in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Flogging MollyFlogging Molly
w/ Dave Hause
Saturday, February 9
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $29 / Purchase Tickets

Jonathon RichmanJonathon Richman
Featuring Tommy Larkins on drums
Sunday, February 10
The Goat Farm – 1200 Foster Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $12 ADV / $15 DOS / Purchase Tickets