ATL Concert Roundup — December 8-14

The Rock*A*Teens

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

The Rock*A*Teens
w/ Small Reactions, Warehouse
Saturday, December 13
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

Sometimes a band’s bio really does say it best:

The Rock*A*Teens were nothing short of a force of nature. Roaring out of Cabbagetown, GA, they blended a unique mixture of dark, swampy rock influences into a thick primordial stew that defies categorization … Pop? Blues? Jazz? Rockabilly? Garage? Theirs was music of passion and lust, love and heartbreak, hope and despair, triumph and failure, heat and humidity.

Distortion pedals buzz with washes of reverb, organ whines and piano rolls, drums pound with tribal intensity, and the vocals wail and ache and rejoice, wrapping around themselves in a feverish embrace. A cool wash of emotion and grit. A cleansing of your tired and battered soul.

“In that they were ‘arguably’ the best American rock ‘n roll band of the ’90s, it is safe to say that the Rock*A*Teens were also the most underrated American rock ‘n roll band of the ’90s.” —Dan Bejar, Destroyer

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Del VenicciDel Venicci
w/ Muuy Biien, Friend Roulette, Tiny Hazard
Monday, December 8
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Donations accepted at the door

MTN ISLMTN ISL
w/ The Life of Our Arrangement, Genovia Forever
Monday, December 8
Parts Unknown – 21 Moreland Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Donations accepted at the door

Dino's BoysDino’s Boys
w/ Dirty Fences, Moreland Wrecks
Tuesday, December 9
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Donations accepted at the door

BarreracudasBarreracudas
w/ Hector’s Pets, JP5 (Joseph Plunket)
Wednesday, December 10
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8

Population ZeroPopulation Zero
w/ Dernier Combat, Awkward Sounds, Dawn Patrol
Wednesday, December 10
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

ManicManic
w/ Rapturous Grief, Tiger! Tiger!, Brawful
Thursday, December 11
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

The Black KeysThe Black Keys
w/ St. Vincent
Thursday, December 11
Philips Arena – 1 Philips Drive in Atlanta 30303
Admission $33-$75 / Purchase Tickets

Patterson HoodPatterson Hood
w/ TBA
Thursday, December 11
Eddie’s Attic – 515-B North McDonough Street in Decatur 30030
Admission $23.50-$28.50 / Purchase Tickets

Bear GirlBear Girl
w/ Pinegrove, Sedna’s Not Alone, Shelf Life
Thursday, December 11
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

The ShadowboxersThe Shadowboxers
w/ Adron, Weisshund
Thursday, December 11
Terminal West – 887 West Marietta Street NW in Atlanta 30318
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Far Out FamilyFar Out Family
w/ QuickTriks, exStellarator, The Grind Theory
Thursday, December 11
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Slug ChristSlug Christ
w/ Fit of Body, Divine Interface
Thursday, December 11
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery – 88 Forsyth Street SW in Atlanta 30303
Admission $5

Invasion of PrivacyInvasion of Privacy
w/ Steven Abadin, Madeline Adams, Adam Babar, Daniel Bailey, more
Friday, December 12
Mammal Gallery – 91 Broad Street SW in Atlanta 30303
Admission $5 or $2 with potluck dish

HAWKSHAWKS
w/ The Powder Room, Andrew Wiggins
Saturday, December 13
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $7

Heavy ChevyHeavy Chevy
w/ Wake, W.I.C.
Saturday, December 13
Aisle 5 – 1123 Euclid Avenue NE in Atlanta 30307
Admission $7

Tyler, the CreatorTyler, the Creator
w/ Taco
Saturday, December 13
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street NW in Atlanta 30303
Admission $45 / Purchase Tickets