ATL UNTRAPPED: An eclectic and offset April

This month’s concert calendar boasts major hip-hop acts and an intriguing blend of emo-rap, experimental R&B, alternative rap, and more

Photo credit: FROM LEFT, @04.exe, Nick Nogueira & Maria Inez Moro/Inez Moro Studio @inezmorostudio
THIS MONTH: (from left) Hardrock, Offset, and ((( O ))) are headlining three of April’s must-see concerts.

April’s concert calendar is a bit all over the place, so although this month’s ATL Untrapped curation of shows is still rooted in rap, the selected acts are admittedly a little different than usual. Sure, there are still a handful of notable Atlanta-based acts, from Offset and Money Man to Hardrock and Grip, but stylistically, this month’s calendar runs the aesthetic gamut of Danny Brown’s hazy new Quaranta album to ((( O )))’s — yes that’s the artist’s name — ethereal ((( 4 ))) album. All that really means is that you should have a great time exploring all of the eclectic and diverse concert offerings in April. With that said, here are some shows that you should consider attending this month.

Wed., Apr. 10


BLAME IT ON SET: The former Migos emcee returns to Atlanta for a homecoming show to close out the North American run of his Set It Off Tour. PHOTO CREDIT: Nick Nogueira

Offset, Skilla Baby, Sleazyworld Go & YRN Mango Foo, Coca-Cola Roxy — On “DON’T YOU LIE,” an album cut from his latest solo project SET IT OFF, Offset asks himself, “Where would I be if I didn’t have Atlanta?” That brief moment of introspection is fleeting, but it serves as a reminder — especially for those who may have forgotten all too quickly — that Offset is one of the biggest musical talents to come out of Atlanta. As a third of the legendary Hip-Hop trio Migos, Offset made rap history in this city, and this month, he’ll be returning to the A for a major career milestone. Offset’s fast-approaching homecoming at the Coca-Cola Roxy will mark the final North American date of his first-ever solo headlining tour, and rising artists Skilla Baby, Sleazyworld Go, and YRN Mango Foo, among other potential special guests, will serve as support. Grab your tickets to the Set It Off Tour and get ready to witness the Atlanta rap icon’s major moment. Meet-and-greet and early entry ticket packages are available.
$75-$377+. 8:00 p.m. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave SE #500, Atlanta, GA 30339. @cocacolaroxy


Sat., Apr. 13


REACH ONE TEACH ONE: Danny Brown schooled his contemporaries with his long-awaited sixth studio album ‘Quaranta,’ and now he’s taking the acclaimed LP on tour. PHOTO CREDIT: Peter Beste

Danny Brown, Alice Longyu Gao & Bruiser Wolf, Heaven — After going radio silent following the release of his 2019 solo album uknowhati’msayin¿, Danny Brown remerged last year looking and sounding his best. Essentially serving as a comeback album of sorts, Danny Brown and JPEGMAFIA’s 2023 collaboration marked the official return of the fan-favorite Detroit rapper, but longtime Danny Brown fans had their sights set on something else altogether: Quaranta. Quaranta serves as Danny Brown’s sixth solo studio album, and the long-awaited record is also the spiritual successor to his fabled 2011 breakout album XXX. Throughout the spring, Danny Brown will be on the road in support of Quaranta, so make sure you grab some tickets for when he takes over Heaven in a couple of weeks.
$26.50. 7:00 p.m. Heaven at Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. The Masquerade



Wed., Apr. 24


STAYING FLY: Money Man may have dropped his latest album, ‘Purple Heart,’ on Valentine’s Day, but that’s not stopping him from working the record months later. PHOTO CREDIT: Pablo Perez

Money Man, Center Stage — While you were spending Valentine’s Day trying to woo your significant other, Money Man was going to work. The Atlanta rapper and entrepreneur dropped his latest studio album, Purple Heart, on February 14, but like any solid music industry professional, Money Man is still actively promoting the project. Over the course of 10 dates throughout April and May, Money Man will be embarking on the Purple Heart Tour in support of the record, and fortunately, local fans will be blessed with not one, but two stops in Atlanta. Early entry and meet-and-great packages are available for purchase.
$43-$147.50. 8:00 p.m. Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309. @centerstageatl




Thur., Apr. 25


SERVIN MYSELF: Money Man’s Purple Heart Tour will be split across two days in Atlanta due to high ticket demand. PHOTO CREDIT: Suzy Madeit / EMPIRE

Money Man, Center Stage — When it was originally announced, Money Man’s Purple Heart Tour was a nine-date trek across the eastern coast of the United States, but due to the high local demand for the Epidemic and Blockchain artist, the tour received a much needed extension. Now, the tour will consist of 10 shows — two of which will be in Atlanta. Come show out for Money Man when the ambitious and innovative rap act takes over the Buckhead Theatre on Thursday, April 25.
$43-$129+. 8:00 p.m. Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309. @centerstageatl





Sat., Apr. 27


1OF1: Hardrock is bringing his distinct style to the Loft on April 28. PHOTO CREDIT: @04.exe

Hardrock, The Loft — Rising Atlanta artist Hardrock may not release music that categorically fits within the genre confines of his stage name, but the alternative emo rapper is already proving that he is 1of1 amongst his contemporaries. This year, the mysterious underground entity’s output has been rather sparse, but recently released Honorable C N.O.T.E.-proudced single “kingtut” appears to be gaining momentum online. Safe to say, if you pull up to Hardrock’s upcoming show at the Loft, you’ll definitely be early to the party for Atlanta’s latest rapper-tunt-rockstar. Meet-and-greet packages — which include a signed poster and a t-shirt — are available for purchase.
$20-$126. 8:00 p.m. The Loft at Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309. @centerstageatl



Sun., May 5


STILL: Grip is on the road touring in support of his latest project, ‘STILL (Five & A F*** You Deluxe).’ PHOTO CREDIT: @apexvizuals

Prof, Grip, Futuristic & Willy Wonka, Center Stage — Atlanta’s own Grip is returning to the city for a homecoming show of his own early next month. Over the last five years, the Stray Society artist has consistently treated his listeners with potent projects, from his 2019 cult classic Snubnose to his 2021 breakout Shady Records album I Died For This!? to his latest project, 2023’s STILL (Five & A F*** You Deluxe). Now, local fans will have an opportunity to see GRIP live when Prof’s The Gallery Tour hits Center Stage in May. Grip is serving as support for Prof alongside Futuristic and Willy Wonka, so come out and support one of the city’s brightest Hip-Hop talents.
$29.50. 8:00 p.m. Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309. @centerstageatl



Mon., May 6


OUT THERE: Get familiar with the artist known as ((( O ))) when she hits Aisle 5 next month. PHOTO CREDIT: Maria Inez Moro // Inez Moro Studio @inezmorostudio

((( O ))), Aisle 5 — If this is your first time reading about the artist known as ((( O ))), you’re probably wondering who she is and how the hell you’re supposed to pronounce her name. If so, the joke’s on you because (((( O )))’s — born June Marieezy — stage name is intentional unpronounceable. In a rather subversive, anticapitalist, and arguably self-sabotaging move, ((( O ))) chose to represent her artistic identity in a pure and egoless fashion, even if it means giving fans hell when they’re searching for her on streaming platforms. Don’t let that stop you, however, because ((( O )))’s consistent annual album output — which she calls moondrops — over the last four years have been utterly captivating. Her experimental and transcendent sound flirts with R&B, pop, lo-fi rap, and soul motifs, but there’s no denying that ((( O )))’s music, like her name, is incomparable and indefinable. She’s currently based in the Phillipines, so take advantage of her upcoming North American tour and see the enigmatic artist live for yourself.
$20-$25. 8:00 p.m. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. @aisle5_atl