ATL Concert Roundup — March 17-23

Shearwater

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET:

Shearwater
w/ Death Vessel, Jesca Hoop
Wednesday, March 19
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
$12 ADV / $14 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Shearwater are a take-them-or-leave-them type band, meaning, quite simply, that they’ve developed a particular musical aesthetic and they do whatever the fuck they want with it. If you don’t dig it Jonathan Meiburg’s operatic vocals or their florid arrangements, so be it. They’re not trying to earn your love. In most cases, a covers album is a ploy to suck you in—by offering you something familiar, a band hopes something of their own selves will resonate and newcomers will stick around long enough to dive into the originals. But Fellow Travelers, Shearwater’s 2013 collection of covers ranging from Xiu Xiu to St. Vincent to, yes, Coldplay, feels more like a band taking on other artists’ work because why the hell not? Despite the wide range of acts they cover, each track sounds decidedly like Shearwater. Theirs is a singular sound that demands attention on its own accord. And that’s the strength and the beauty of the band. Take it or leave it.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

TyphoonTyphoon
w/ Phox, Natural Blonde
Monday, March 17
Terminal West – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $14 ADV / $16 DOS / Purchase Tickets

ObliterationObliteration
w/ Mangled, Disfigurement
Monday, March 17
Drunken Unicorn – 736 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta 30306
Admission $8

Cerebral BallzyCerebral Ballzy
w/ Iron Reagan, Death of Kings
Tuesday, March 18
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

OnchiOnchi
w/ The N.E.C., Useless Eaters, Burnt Ones, Raw McCartney
Wednesday, March 19
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $7

CarcassCarcass
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem
Wednesday, March 19
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $26.50 / Purchase Tickets

Dum Dum GirlsDum Dum Girls
w/ Blouse, Vertical Scratchers
Thursday, March 20
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $15 / Purchase Tickets

Les RhinocerosLes Rhinoceros
w/ Currency, Indie Revenge
Thursday, March 20
Mammal Gallery – 91 Broad Street SW in Atlanta 30303
Admission $5

SolidsSolids
w/ PUP, The Marrows
Thursday, March 20
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $8 / Purchase Tickets

Har Mar SuperstarHar Mar Superstar
w/ Tiny Moving Parts, Stevie Dinner
Friday, March 21
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $10 / Purchase Tickets

The OceanThe Ocean
w/ Scale the Summit, The Atlas Moth, Silver Snakes
Friday, March 21
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $13 / Purchase Tickets

Heavy ChevyHeavy Chevy
w/ Synthesiz, Waking Astronomer
Friday, March 21
529 – 529 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Donations accepted at the door

The FleshtonesThe Fleshtones
w/ Tiger! Tiger!, Black Linen (featuring members of the Booze)
Friday, March 21
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $10 ADV / $12 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Tyler, the CreatorTyler, the Creator
w/ TBA
Friday, March 21
The Tabernacle – 152 Luckie Street in Atlanta 30303
SOLD OUT!

Action BronsonAction Bronson
w/ TBA
Saturday, March 22
The Masquerade – 695 North Avenue NE in Atlanta 30308
Admission $24.75 / Purchase Tickets

Power TripPower Trip
w/ Sadistic Ritual, Hellgoat, Criminal Instinct
Saturday, March 22
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission is FREE with RSVP

AkuYouAkuYou
w/ Starfighter, Highriders, Powerkompany, Hudson K
Saturday, March 22
Star Bar – 437 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta 30307
Admission $8

The Sneaky HandThe Sneaky Hand
w/ Lisabi, Askultura, Lowdive, The Hermits of Suburbia
Saturday, March 22
WonderRoot – 982 Memorial Drive in Atlanta 30316
Admission $5

Pains of Being Pure at HeartPains of Being Pure at Heart
w/ Eternal Summers, Small Reactions
Sunday, March 23
The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta 30316
Admission $12 ADV / $15 DOS / Purchase Tickets

Lily and the TigersLily and the Tigers
w/ Fugitive, Spirit Temple
Sunday, March 23
Mammal Gallery – 91 Broad Street SW in Atlanta 30303
Admission $5