ATL Concert Roundup — June 2-8

Failure

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Failure
Saturday, June 7
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $25 / Purchase Tickets

Another in a long line of ’90s acts whose popularity soared only after disbanding, Los Angeles space rockers Failure appear to be in the first stages of an unlikely second life. First, there was the sold out reunion show at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre, which was quickly followed by a string of dates opening for prog-metal behemoths Tool. And now here they are in the midst of of a full-blown North American reunion tour, which arrives at the Masquerade this Saturday night. I’m not exactly sure how we got here; the band just sort of exploded back into the picture, and there has even been talk about the possibility of a new album coming next year. But I’m not going to deny how fucking stoked I am that it’s happening. Failure (along with fellow cosmonauts Hum) always seemed to me one of those bands that would be relegated solely to record, that any opportunity to hear the group’s densely-layered atmospheric crush in a live setting had long since passed. And yet here we are. Failure is back. This is really happening. And you’d better not miss it.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

Rod HamdallahRod Hamdallah
w/ Think Never, Hot Gaze
Monday, June 2
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

NightmaresNightmares (Album Release Show)
w/ I, Assailant; Cosmoscope; Inveritas, Bear Girl
Tuesday, June 3
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $10

Bad EnergyBad Energy
w/ Cheap Art, Paradox, Barge
Tuesday, June 3
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE

MorrisseyMorrissey
w/ Kristeen Young
Wednesday, June 4
Cobb Energy Centre – 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in Atlanta 30339
Admission $36-$56 / Purchase Tickets

NothingNothing
w/ Superheaven, Big Jesus, Fairlane
Thursday, June 5
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $10

Lee Bains III and the Glory FiresLee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Album Release Show)
w/ Zoners, The Bohannons
Thursday, June 5
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

AkuYouAkuYou
w/ Gorgeous, Wing Dam (ex Lower Dens), Other Colors (Baltimore)
Thursday, June 5
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

The MumzeesThe Mumzees
w/ The Merry Go Rounds, Hello Cobra, Sex BBQ, Canopy
Thursday, June 5
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission is FREE

Tiny VictoriesTiny Victories
w/ Breathers, Black Girls, Highlander, Binary Boys, Dot.s, more
Thursday, June 5
Mammal Gallery – 91 Broad Street in Atlanta 30303
Admission $5

The Rock*A*TeensThe Rock*A*Teens
w/ Carnivores
Friday, June 6
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

Tides of ManTides of Man
w/ Capital Arms, Bear Girl, Incite the Ember
Friday, June 6
The Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission is $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Purchase Tickets

The Rock*A*TeensThe Rock*A*Teens
w/ Women’s Work
Saturday, June 7
The Earl – 466 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

Peanut Butter WolfPeanut Butter Wolf
w/ Sofa King
Saturday, June 7
MJQ Concourse – 736 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission is $15 ADV / $20 DOS / Purchase Tickets