ATL Concert Roundup — July 29-August 4

KEN Mode

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

KEN Mode
w/ Inter Arma, Palaces
Sunday, August 4
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

I don’t put a whole lot of stock in band names but there are a handful of groups out that lured me into listening their music based solely on their chosen moniker. KEN mode is one of those bands. The name stands for Kill Everyone Now mode, which comes from a quote in the Henry Rollins memoir Get in the Van: On the Road With Black Flag. It’s simple, and it’s perfect. I think the word “mode” is what makes it, likes some sort of on/off switch for sheer destruction, violence and terror. The Winnipeg trio does their best to sound the part, unleashing a hellish squall of abrasive noise-rock and pulverizing hardcore-metal riffs that have only gotten more restless and belligerent over time. The recently released Entrench may mark the group’s fifth full-length effort, but the band attacks with a ferocity and primal viciousness that most veteran hardcore and punk acts fail to achieve. Witness the carnage for yourself when the trio headlines the Earl this Sunday night.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

ZorchZorch
w/ deadCAT, Warehouse
Monday, July 29
Capsule – 629 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30312
Admission $5

CurrencyCurrency
w/ Suffer Bomb Damage, Steve Marquette
Monday, July 29
Eyedrum – 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW in Atlanta 30303
Admission $3

ShepherdsShepherds
w/ Eureka California, The Dandyls, Marshall W. Trotter
Monday, July 29
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

The Summer Slaughter TourThe Summer Slaughter Tour
w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, more…
Tuesday, July 30
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta, GA 30308
Admission $27.50 / Purchase Tickets

Rockstar Energy Mayhem FestRockstar Energy Mayhem Fest
w/ Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, more…
Tuesday, July 30
Aaron’s Amphitheatre – 2002 Lakewood Way in Atlanta 30315
Admission $35-90 / Purchase Tickets

Ben TrickeyBen Trickey
w/ Joseph Lazzari, Jeremy Ray, Wes Ables, John Vournakis, Jason Howell
Wednesday, July 31
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Nobra NomaNobra Noma
w/ Eureka California, The Dandyls, Marshall W. Trotter
Wednesday, July 31
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Iron WhipIron Whip
w/ The Dirty Magazines, Armazilla, Johnny Rebs
Thursday, August 1
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

Champagne RoomChampagne Room
w/ Noel Stephen and the Darlings, Pillage and Plunder
Thursday, August 1
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Dog BiteDog Bite
w/ Twin Studies, The Hotels
Friday, August 2
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20

Boog BrownBoog Brown (Album Release Show)
w/ Dillon, Yamin Semali, Afua & Alexa, DJ Nervex
Saturday, August 3
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

HowlHowl
w/ Lord Dying
Saturday, August 3
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Turf WarTurf War
Afternoon show starts at 3pm
Saturday, August 3
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Nashville PussyNashville Pussy
w/ Gunpowder Gray, The Pelvis Breastlies
Saturday, August 3
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $10

Highschool SweetheartHighschool Sweetheart
w/ Sleep Dance, Evan Andree
Saturday, August 3
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5

CeremonyCeremony
w/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Give, Know Your Rights
Sunday, August 4
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets