ATL Concert Roundup — May 13-19

Wizard Smoke

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Wizard Smoke (Final Show)
w/ The Liverhearts, Vincas
Friday, May 17
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 3031616
Admission $8

In light of last week’s tragic death of one of the Atlanta metal scene’s biggest supporters in Steve Barrentine, it seems almost trivial to mourn the loss of Wizard Smoke. On the one hand you have a life cut far too short and a massively devastating human toll that will reverberate far outside the daily grind of Atlanta music; on the other you have one of the city’s finer stoner-doom purveyors calling it quits, each member free to move forward as they please. But while it may seem a little crude to speak of the two things in the same context, it’s impossible not to feel that our scene, the beautifully divided, fractured, glorious mess of bands and clubs and promoters and artists and fans, is a little smaller and frailer this week. Things will move forward, as they always do, but they’ll never be the same. Whether or not this is the last we’ll hear of James Halcrow’s blood-curdling, death from above howl or Dan Nadolny’s mammoth riffs remains to be seen; the only certainty we have today is that Steve won’t be around to bang his head, pump his fist, or raise a beer up in solidarity. If that makes you as monumentally sad as it does me, realize that this is also an opportunity to pick up his mantle, to fill in the gap and recommit ourselves to supporting local music with the same fervor he showed in his life. So let’s start with Wizard Smoke and send them out in the blaze of glory they deserve. Who’s with me?

THE BEST OF THE REST:

An English PlaceAn English Place
w/ Imagination Head, Jeff Butzer and the Bicycle Eaters
Monday, May 13
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 3031616
Admission is FREE

Titus AndronicusTitus Andronicus
w/ The So So Glos, Carnivores
Tuesday, May 14
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $12 ADV / $14 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Abby GogoAbby Gogo
w/ Haunted Leather, The Grenadines, Electric Citizen
Tuesday, May 14
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 3031616
Admission $5

James BlakeJames Blake
w/ Saniyam
Tuesday, May 14
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $20 / Purchase Tickets

Paper RoutePaper Route
w/ Satellite, Pillage and Plunder
Tuesday, May 14
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $12 / Purchase Tickets

BrunchBrunch
w/ Ghost Bikini, New York City Queens, Pale Azalea
Tuesday, May 14
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

ClutchClutch
w/ The Sword, Lionize
Wednesday, May 15
Center Stage – 1374 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission $20 / Purchase Tickets

The BreedersThe Breeders
w/ Deerhunter
Wednesday, May 15
Variety Playhouse – 1099 Euclid Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission $20 ADV / $23 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Twin SisterTwin Sister
w/ Nomen Novum, Nobra Noma
Wednesday, May 15
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 3031616
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

The HotelsThe Hotels
w/ Shehehe, Sex BBQ
Wednesday, May 15
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

PompeyaPompeya
w/ The Palace Wolves, Slowriter
Wednesday, May 15
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $6 ADV / $8 DOS / Purchase Tickets

JungolJungol
w/ Asian Teacher Factory, Dams
Thursday, May 16
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Swank SinatraSwank Sinatra
w/ Tungs, Mind Powers
Thursday, May 16
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

pacificUVpacificUV
w/ Calm White Noise, GoodAge
Thursday, May 16
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5 / Purchase Tickets

PompeyaCinema Novo
w/ Hail the Titans, Dead Fiero
Friday, May 17
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $6

Death of KingsMemorial for Steve Barrentine
w/ Death of Kings, Order of the Owl, Demonaut, Halmos, more
Saturday, May 18
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Donations accepted

Passion PitParty in the Park
w/ Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Yeasayer, Grouplove, The Electric Sons
Saturday, May 18
Centennial Olympic Park – 265 Park Avenue W NW in Atlanta 30313
Admission $35 / Purchase Tickets

Ghostface KillahGhostface Killah
w/ Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn, The Difference Machine
Saturday, May 18
Terminal West – 887 W. Marietta Street in Atlanta 30318
Admission $25 / Purchase Tickets

WRASFEST 2013WRASFEST 2013
w/ Part Time, Manray, Mood Rings, Death of Kings, Basement Banshees, P Villa
Sunday, May 19
GSU Student Center – 44 Courtland Street in Atlanta 30302
Admission $10