In the central East Atlanta spot formerly occupied by retro soul bar the Village, you'll find 529 — a tiny, smoky space that oozes cool. Despite being the size of a Manhattan apartment, there's a closed-circuit TV above the bar on which you can watch the band playing on the stage behind you. The front patio’s about as big as the performance space, with the added bonus of a pass-through to the bar and plenty of fresh air.
Berlin-based psychedelic pop craftswoman and experimental vocalist Mary Ocher is back in North America with her new album "The West Against The People" and its companion release "Faust Studio Sessions" following a European release tour of 20 countries.
Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms, when accompanied by her two drummers who are known as "Your Government".
Openers include Shouldies, The Dreebs, & Ofir Klemperer with Paul Stevens
Celebrate Smile Girls ATL's first thing at the illustrious 529.Â The collaborative audio recording project's first tape features the likes of Haint, Adelaide, Total Babe, Casey Hood, Cntry, Boygirlfriends and Kristen Englenz all doing breakup songs.Â Come get sloppy sad with us on the day of LURVE.
Chunklet Industries and Secret Shows Present;
The Buzzards of Fuzz- Atlantaâs fuzzed out desert rock band returns with their new lineup!
VICTORY HANDS- Explosive Atlanta trio delivers post-hardcore noise rock inspired by Nixonâs Watergate tapes
HOT RAM âStoner, Fuzz, Doom awesomeness with a side of sacrificial Ram
A suede and velvet lined paradise of tight tush and scintillating psychotronic visuals throbbing into the night until the sun cries "morning!" withÂ DJ James Peter Mills (Beije) andÂ visuals provided by Matthew Ownby.
DKA's annual SistersÂ ofÂ TurkeyÂ GothÂ DanseÂ PartyÂ Extravaganza returns toÂ 529 bar this Thanksgiving. Stuff the turkey and load up on eyeliner and fishnets this holiday season.Â
Free (donations taken at the door).Â
Memphis legend Tommy Wright III, also known as theÂ One Man Gang, began his rap career in the early â90s, when he was barely 18 years old. Throughout the Bill Clinton era, Wright became known for his lo-fi sound, unique backbeats and fast-spoken, violent lyrics. After an arrest in 2000, landing him a five-year prison bid, Wrightâs career slowed-down greatly. In 2006 he released a reissue of his 1994 mixtape,Â Ashes 2 Ashes, Dust 2 Dust, and has played only a few sporadic shows since then. Now, Wright is back, playing shows, landing interviews, and earning endorsements, as well as self-promoting by commenting on Youtube videos from his personal account, with statements like: âFollow Tommy Wright on Youtube, Twitter, Ig & Facebook. Catch me on tour and hmu for all merch! New shit comin!ï»¿â
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Repo Man is an essential document of the Reagan era produced by Mike Nesbith of the Monkees and directed byÂ Alex Cox.Â The film is a day in the life ofÂ disaffected punk rock Emilio EstevezÂ in the 1980s. He stumbles upon a car with the dead bodies of aliens in the trunk. High anxiety and hilarity ensue. It's got a killer soundtrack, too.
From 5-10 p.m. a handful of local crate diggers, record labels, collectors et alÂ take over 529 with a low-key record swap. Come out, drink beer (or not), and talk about punk rock, harcdore, Hawkind, Crisis, industrial music, Tommy Wright III, and everything else thatâs lodged in your record collector brain. Buy, sell, trade, and leave withÂ an armful of LPs, 7-inches, CDs, and whatnot. These record swaps are always a good time to sign out of Discogs, browse records in the real world, and catch up with the friendly faces you always see at the record stores, shows, and coffee shops, in a casual environment.
Man or Astro-Man? plays a two-night stand. $17 each night. With Schizos Fri., Oct. 20.Â Â With Mean Queen Sat., Oct. 21. 9 p.m each night.
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Toronto noise rock trio METZ return to Atlanta Sept. 5-6 for a searing two-night stand. Touring in support of the group's third LP, the Steve Albini-produced Strange Peace, singer and guitar player Alex Edkins, drummer Hayden Menzies and bass player Chris Slorach continue to hone their punishing brand of post-hardcore. âCellophane,â Strange Peaceâs first single, is an anthemic yet foreboding stomper, showcasing the bandâs penchant for tightly wound discord. An absolutely exhilarating live act, METZâs sets are brutal, nonstop blasts of disciplined dissonance. Edkinâs sneering vocals swoop amidst bass guitar twitches and pummeling drums, making for an oddly infectious sound and wholly captivating experience. With Death Stuff, Motherfucker, Vincas, Material Girls, DiCaprio and Maximum Busy Muscle.
An evening of stand-up comedy with Jordan Carlos, a stand-up comic and television personality who is best known for his work as a writer and on-air contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Colbert Report, MTV's Guy Code, Girl Code and Guy Court. He'll also be hosting Shark Week on the Discovery Channel's Snapchat, and can be seen in the new feature film Landline with Jenny Slate.