ATL Concert Roundup — May 6-12

Soundgarden

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Soundgarden
An Evening with Soundgarden
Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street NW in Atlanta 30303
SOLD OUT!

Pessimistic Moe is here. He hangs around a lot, whispering shit in my ear. He’s kind of a dick, but he tends to be right a lot of the time. Maybe the two things go hand in hand, I don’t know. Right now he’s trying to temper my expectations on Soundgarden tomorrow. And, Christ, I have to admit it would be really easy for this whole thing to fall apart into a self-indulgent, self-congratulatory mess. Lean too heavily on the hits and those fuckers will lose me. “Burden in My Hand”? “Spoonman”? “Blow Up the Outside World”? Fuck that noise. Give me the deep cuts. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Still, there’s hope. Even King Animal has its moments. It’s lean and thorny and for the most part devoid of rock star posturing or pretense. Hell, “Blood On the Valley Floor” sounds like it could’ve been pulled from the Superunknown sessions, except the mix sounds a gazillion times better. Scoff if you must, but there’s still fire in those bellies. Let’s just hope that fire translates into a little bit of adventurous courage when they’re putting together that set list tomorrow. Because nothing would make me happier than for Cornell and company to prove that dick wrong.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Red SeaRed Sea
w/ Carmen, Ulysses Hellier
Monday, May 6
Noni’s Deli – 357 Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta 30312
Admission is FREE

Tera MelosTera Melos
w/ This Town Needs Guns, deadCAT
Tuesday, May 7
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

ResonsResons
w/ Thunderbird, Spray Tan
Wednesday, May 8
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta 30306
Admission $5

GoatwhoreGoatwhore
w/ 3 Inches of Blood, Withered, Death of Kings
Thursday, May 9
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

The WeeksThe Weeks
w/ The Romans, Concord America
Thursday, May 9
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

Little TybeeLittle Tybee
w/ Dogbite, The Dojo
Thursday, May 9
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Ominous CastleOminous Castle
w/ Qurious, Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel, Brainworlds
Thursday, May 9
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 3031616
Admission is FREE

TorcheTorche
w/ Rizzudo, KEN Mode, Utah, Sons of Tonatiuh
Friday, May 10
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 3031616
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Smashing PumpkinsSmashing Pumpkins
w/ Poliça
Friday, May 10
Chastain Park Amphitheater – 4469 Stella Drive in Atlanta 30327
Admission $54-$259 / Purchase Tickets

Banned in ATLBanned in ATL: Bad Brains Tribute
w/ Predator, Acid Freaks, Spray Tan, Adam Anzio
Friday, May 10
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $5

Glenn SaddlerGlenn Saddler
w/ Bias the Black, Detroit Mutant Radio, Truth Be Cold, Couleen LaGon
Friday, May 10
Atrium Event Center – 5479 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain 30083
Admission $10

TorresTorres
w/ Jackson Scott, Powerkompany
Friday, May 10
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

AkuYouAkuYou
w/ Warz, Get High Boys
Saturday, May 11
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 3031616
Admission $5

Father John MistyFather John Misty
w/ Jessica Pratt
Saturday, May 11
Masquerade – 695 North Avenue in Atlanta 30308
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

Alkaline TrioAlkaline Trio
w/ Bayside, Off With Their Heads
Saturday, May 11
Center Stage – 1374 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta 30309
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets