Concert Picks

Concert Picks

Tennis play Terminal West Jan. 29 Article

The husband and wife team of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore return playing songs from ‘Yours Conditionally’ | more...

David Rawlings plays Variety Playhouse Jan. 25 Article

The Nashville-based country and Americana star returns playing songs from his latest album, ‘Poor David’s Almanack’ | more...

Surveying experimental Georgia on tape Article

Null Zone issues two new cassettes from Atlanta’s outsider scene | more...

Melange brings new sounds to the city Article

Caleb Herron and Margot Rood showcase music for percussion and soprano | more...

In a silent way Article

Signal and the Noise showcases new music for silent films | more...

FEAR OF FEAR: Boris rising Article

The Atlanta metal label preps for a year of extreme darkness | more...

Ohmpark Fest returns Article

The annual local music gathering brings Sister Sai, Goldyard, Beije, and more to 529 and the Earl | more...

Jordan Reynolds plays Smith’s Olde Bar Jan. 10 Article

The Rose Hotel singer and guitarist shares the stage with Emily Braden and Ben Stalets

Lyonnais plays its first show in nearly two years Article

The long-standing post-punk provocateurs play songs from 2016’s ‘Anatomy of the Image’ and more

Infernal Coil plays the Earl Dec. 27 Article

The grinding death metal trio wields scorched, high-velocity blasts of apocalyptic rhythms and chaos

Abby Gogo plays the Earl Christmas night Article

Twin brothers Bon and Jon Allinson and Puma Navarro return to the stage after a two-year hiatus

Hard Reset fest fosters camaraderie within the experimental music scene Article

Soothsayer, Zap Brautigan, MothSweat, and more acts round out the lineup

Rock promoters Alex Cooley and Peter Conlon get their own highway Article

The Georgia music legends are now immortalized by a stretch of road near the Byron Raceway

A Charlie Brown Christmas turns 10 Article

Jeffrey Bützer and Co. bring Vince Guaraldi’s seasonal soundtrack to life
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Larkin Poe plays Terminal West Thurs., Dec. 21 Article

Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell show off songs from their latest album, ‘Peach’

Kamasi Washington plays Variety Playhouse Dec. 8 Article

The face of modern jazz returns supporting his latest release, ‘Harmony of Difference’

Cannibal Corpse plays the Masquerade Dec. 7 Article

America’s premiere death metal band plays songs from its latest album, ‘Red Before Black’

Gary Numan’s ‘Savage’ world Article

On Trump: ‘The more I saw, the more I was inspired to write’

Bully plays Terminal West Dec. 13 Article

The Nashville indie rock trio shows off songs from its latest Sub Pop release, ‘Losing’
Since releasing 2015’s debut album, Feels Like, Bully signed with Sub Pop and spent most of the group’s time tucked away in the studio, making cathartic indie rock. On the Nashville trio’s latest album, Losing, lead singer Alicia Bognanno channels tortured and triumphant versions of herself via songs such as “Feel the Same,” “ Kills To Be Resistant,” and “Either Way.” Each song exposes the... | more...

Rittz plays the Loft Dec. 12 Article

The rapid-fire North Atlanta rapper plays songs from his latest album, ‘Last Call’

CupcakKe headlines an evening of sex-positive raps at the Loft Dec. 1 Article

Junglepussy, Lord Narf, and more fill out the lineup for the latest Redbull Sound Select showcase

The Reverend Horton Heat plays the Masquerade Dec. 1 Article

Jim Heath and Co. are back on the road, playing songs from throughout a career steeped in country rumination and psychobilly freakouts

Bestial Mouths play 529 Nov. 30 Article

Berlin-based goth/darkwave duo take the stage at 529 with Dry Lungs and Material Body

‘Who Am I?’ A conversation with D.R.I. vocalist Kurt Brecht Article

After decades on the road, the iconic crossover hardcore torchbearer sticks to his own D.I.Y. standards

Ohmpark Fest returns to 529 and the Earl Jan. 6 Article

Dot.s, Material Girls, Goldyard, and more play the annual East Atlanta local music blowout

Jacob Banks brings his soulful voice to Aisle 5 on Dec. 5 Article

The Birmingham, UK-based singer plays songs from his latest EP, ‘The Boy Who Cried Freedom’

Poetry vs. Hip-Hop offers a friendly competition Article

With strong hip-hop and spoken word communities, Atlanta is the perfect city for this event

Black Friday top 11 Article

Sun Ra, Spock, Run the Jewels, and more record store scores to kick off the holiday shopping blitz

Meet 7 women who inspired CLAVVS’ new single ‘Like Daggers’ Article

From Medusa to Maya Angelou, Amber Rene̩ shouts out the ladies who remind her of her own power

Unsane returns to ‘Sterilize’ the Earl Article

Gnash your teeth, flex your muscles, Chris Spencer and Co. are back with a blistering round of noise rock for now people

Roughhousing makes a boisterous noise Article

The free improv trio is driven by the fierce, alchemical power of the moment

Pain is a gift Article

Cloak transcends black metal chaos with occult ambiance

Modern English returns Article

With ‘Take Me to the Trees’ the 4AD staple grounds classic post-punk with modern DIY methods

Bent Frequency takes on modern times Article

with love, we resist’ channels social injustice into an evening of fiery avant-garde music

Terminus Ensemble thinks globally, acts locally Article

Fresh, locally sourced chamber music takes root at Eyedrum Nov. 12

A conversation with Robyn Hitchcock Article

The British-born Nashville transplant ruminates on his self-titled album, punk rock, and all the Bs

SONG PREMIERE: Zale reveals powerful new single, ‘Little Black Dress’ Article

The Warner Robins rock ‘n’ roll quintet says it’s okay to defy reality
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The Jesus and Mary Chain play Variety Playhouse Nov. 12 Article

Jim and William Reid return supporting the group’s latest album, ‘Damage and Joy’

Face Off Fridays turn 12 Article

Hip-hop icon Redman joins DJs Rasta Root and Jah Prince for the Nov. 10 celebration

J.I.D plays Center Stage Nov. 21 Article

The rising Atlanta rapper joins EarthGang on the Never Had Sh!t Tour

Big Ears announces 2018 lineup Article

Diamanda Galas, Medeski Martin & Wood, and many avant-garde jazz acts brighten the schedule for coming year’s festival

Mass Destruction Metal Fest takes over the Loft Nov. 3-4 Article

Macabre, Demoncy, Profanatica, and more lay waste to Midtown this weekend

Curren$y plays Heaven at the Masquerade Nov. 2 Article

New Orleans’ king of gutter Southern hip-hop returns

Zakir Hussain leads an eclectic band of world class musicians, including Dave Holland and Chris Potter Article

Indian tabla master teams up with American jazz greats Dave Holland, Chris Potter, and more

Charles Waters’ Nuzion Peace Orchestra plays Gallery 992 Oct. 29 Article

Gold Sparkle Band leader premieres two new works, ‘Peace Forms I & II’

Meinschaft unveils ‘The Midday Sun At Midnight’ video Article

Anonymous outfit revels in the aesthetics of hyperstimulation

A Q&A with Lois Righteous Article

Garage punk trio channels riot grrrl spirit with ‘Rude’ EP

Goblin plays the Loft Nov. 8 Article

The Italian horror film score masters return performing the music of ‘Susperia’ and beyond

Flying Lotus plays the Tabernacle Nov. 2 Article

The formidable electronic music renaissance man goes 3D

Tommy Wright III plays 529 Nov. 4 Article

The Memphis underground rap legend pays a visit to Atlanta

L.A. Witch plays the Drunken Unicorn Oct. 28 Article

The garage-psych trio stops by Atlanta supporting its self-titled debut

Protomartyr plays the Earl Oct. 24 Article

With ‘Relatives in Descent’ the Detroit-based outfit perfects a blend of post-punk poetry and wild-eyed experimentation

Artifactual String Unit plays Elliott Street Deli & Pub Oct. 25 Article

Chamber-jazz trio featuring members of Faun and A Pan Flute and 4th Ward AKO shows off material from new album

Ibeyi play Variety Playhouse Oct. 30 Article

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Nik Turner’s Hawkwind plays the Earl on Halloween Article

The psychedelic pied piper plays classics along with songs from the group’s latest album, ‘Life In Space’

Adi Newton of Clock DVA plays the Mammal Gallery Oct. 18 Article

The industrial music pioneer stirs up the atmosphere with electronics, noise, and a baritone growl

Lil Yachty plays the Fox Theatre Oct. 20 Article

The self-proclaimed purveyor of ‘bubblegum trap’ has become a fixture of Atlanta culture

A conversation with William Henderson Article

The Pharoah Sanders Quartet pianist talks cowbells and improvisation

Shouldies: Embracing relatability Article

Ex Man Up, Yancey members start new group to make people happy

Big Brutus talks ‘America Circa’ Article

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Sean Bryant’s third album opens a window into the psyche of modern America

A3C 2017 weekend top 5 Article

Your Old Droog, Coco and Breezy, and more must-see acts taking over hip-hop’s biggest stage

From the Parasite House to the Fox Theatre Article

Mastodon’s singer and guitarist Troy Sanders reflects on a nearly 20-year journey

Trash Panda: Who are these guys and what are they up to? Article

With ‘Heartbreak Pulsar’ the indie rock trio examines human interaction and commitment
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The Pharoah Sanders Quartet plays the Rialto Oct. 14 Article

The tenor sax master explores the nuances of fiery music by basking in rich harmonies and bombastic overtones pushed to the max

Gorillaz play Infinite Energy Center Oct. 11 Article

Damon Albarn and Co. bring the Humanz World Tour to Gwinnett County

Bill Callahan plays Eddie’s Attic Oct. 12 Article

The Drag City songwriting icon makes a rare Atlanta appearance

Omni goes to the Brig Oct. 5 Article

The ubiquitous post-punk trio hosts a ‘Multi-Task’ LP listening party

The Vibrators play the Star Bar Oct. 4 Article

The legendary U.K. punk trio makes their final U.S. run

OK, this is the Pops Article

Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and Tones On Tail find new life in Poptone

Naomi Punk plays 529 Oct. 2 Article

The Pacific Northwest art-punk trio brings the wild wanderings of ‘Yellow’ to the Southeast

A3C’s Matt Weiss talks empowering musicians Article

The annual hip-hop festival and conference’s production director knows the value of treating artists like entrepreneurs

Chelsea Wolfe plays Aisle 5 Oct. 11 Article

Wolfe’s latest album, ‘Hiss Spun,’ brings her affinity for doom and drama to the fore

Moon Duo plays the Drunken Unicorn Oct. 3 Article

The Portland-based psych rock duo shows off songs from ‘Occult Architecture Vol. 1 & 2’

Herbie Hancock is still learning Article

At 77 years old, the legendary jazz pianist reflects on Buddhism, Miles Davis and soaking up as much as knowledge as he can

FLAP reveals ‘Novelty Stop’ Article

The guitar-slinging duo celebrates the arrival of their latest album at Avondale Towne Cinema

The Messthetics play the Maquerade Thurs., Sept. 28 Article

The D.C. trio pairs Fugazi’s rhythm section with guitarist Anthony Pirog for a high-energy, instrumental roar

The Drive-By Truckers play Variety Playhouse Sept. 29 Article

Southern rock outfit plays supporting their latest, politically charged album, ‘American Band’

Rafael Toral takes off Article

Portugal’s sound design stalwart discusses new LP on Room 40

Return to ‘Pleiades’ Article

Chamber Cartel reimagines Xenakis’ percussive masterpiece

Broken Social Scene, friends till the end Article

The longstanding Canadian outfit maintains optimism with ‘Hug of Thunder’

Southern Surf StompFest captures Southeast surf music at its finest Article

Festival founder Chad Shivers brings grit, community and a DIY spirit to Avondale Estates and beyond

Arcade Fire wants ‘Everything Now’ Article

Indie crossover band grapples with the debilitating effects of infinite content

BoBwood Fest returns! Article

Rapper and noted flat-earther B.o.B is back for another round of emerging hip-hop music and culture

Dead Boys redux Article

Cheetah Chrome sets the record straight with ‘Still Snotty: Young, Loud and Snotty at 40!’

George Christian Pettis comes home Article

Crisis and country music add gravitas to ‘Tallasassy’

Michael Myerz wants a VHS comeback Article

The Atlanta rapper marks the release of his 20th album, ‘Newjewbes’

Newark Wilder thinks about death with ‘Empty Sanctuary’ Article

The group’s final offering is a rumination on laying to rest persona and regret

N’Dea Davenport: She ain’t (just) heavy Article

Ahead of her catalog-spanning show at City Winery, the Atlanta-born vocalist opens up about some of her biggest non-Brand New Heavie music

A Place Both Wonderful & Strange: The return Article

‘What I Speak I Create’ looks beyond Twin Peaks

808 Fest goes big for 2017 Article

Conrank, Deejay Earl, Treasure Fingers and more play Atlanta’s annual celebration of all things bass Aug. 8-11

Shabazz Palaces visit planet earth Article

Quazarz’ embodies the radiance and uncertainty of life in America

J Carter talks 7 years of One Musicfest Article

The summer festival founder still upholds his original vision for creating ‘unity through music’

Music Midtown top 6 Article

Photographer Perry Julien has an eye for music

Small Reactions roll with the punches Article

‘Nerve-pop’ quartet finds order with second album, ‘RXN_002’

SONG PREMIERE: Sash the Bash, ‘I Don’t Like You’ Article

The Midnight Larks singer and guitarist sheds her demons

Faun and A Pan Flute returns with ‘2014-2016’ Article

The group’s second album looks outside, above and beyond the tropes of modern music

VIDEO PREMIERE: A Drug Called Tradition’s ‘Again and Again’ Article

The group’s latest offering wraps life, loss and uncertainty in psych-pop melancholy

Caleb Herron and Margot Rood go ‘Beyond the Zero’ Article

The fourth installment of Chamber Cartel’s contemporary music series embraces musical intimacy

Pylon’s living history Article

Vanessa Hay keeps the music of beloved Athens’ legend alive