ATL Concert Roundup — January 13-19

Big Jesus

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Big Jesus
w/ MTN ISL, Fairlane
Thursday, January 16
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

There aren’t many groups out there that can crank out euphoric rock bangers that also strike with bludgeoning, sledgehammer force, but Big Jesus are one of the rare exceptions. On their debut LP, One, the Atlanta foursome manage to conjure up a magical mix of crushing power and tuneful accessibility that begs you to either hum along or bang your head, depending on your predilection. What remains to be seen is if the group can bring the same intoxicating spirit of fun and ferocity to their live performances on a consistent basis. With talent to spare and a great ear for melody and hooks, their potential is clear and it would be fantastic to see these guys pull it all together and become one of the city’s premier live acts in 2014. They’ll get an opportunity to begin making their case this Thursday night when they headline Star Bar alongside up-and-comers MTN ISL and Fairlane. Doors open at 9pm and admission is free, so no excuses, okay?

THE BEST OF THE REST:

SurrogatesSurrogates
w/ Doesin, Sneaky Hand, Hermits of Suburbia
Monday, January 13
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

WeedeaterWeedeater
w/ Hawks, Demonaut, K. Lloyd
Tuesday, January 14
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

10th Letter10th Letter
w/ Dillon, Dr. Conspiracy, The Morkestra, Mythra
Tuesday, January 14
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

Royal BangsRoyal Bangs
w/ Bad Suns
Tuesday, January 14
The Basement – 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 ADV / $13 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Hip to DeathHip to Death
w/ The Hotels, Lowbanks, Plague of Pilgrims
Wednesday, January 15
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Order of the OwlOrder of the Owl
w/ Fistula, Sons of Tonatiuh, Capsized
Wednesday, January 15
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

J-LiveJ. Live ‘Chess Not Checkers’ Live Mixtape
w/ Boog Brown, Ekundayo, Korede, DJ Dug Boogie, more
Thursday, January 16
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

WailersWailers
w/ British Dependency
Thursday, January 16
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $22 / Purchase Tickets

Those DarlinsThose Darlins
w/ Bully, Tiger! Tiger!
Friday, January 17
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

GullGull
w/ A. Grimes, Distant Planet, No Eyes (late set)
Friday, January 17
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Mood RingsMood Rings
w/ Small Reactions, Factory, Boating
Saturday, January 18
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

Vera VeraVera Vera
w/ Reverends, Gorgeous, AkuYou
Saturday, January 18
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Sowell Rebuild EffortSowell Rebuild Benefit
w/ Dark Room, The Locksmyth, Obsidian Sky, much more
Sunday, January 19
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
$10 donation suggested