This weekend’s shows (3/3/2011-3/6/2011)

Thee Oh Sees

This is embarrassingly late, but there’s a lot of good stuff worth listing.

Thursday (3/3/2011): There’s a few good options tonight.  Jacuzzi Boys aren’t from Atlanta (they’re from Florida), but they sound like they could be.  They play the kind of garage rock that’s all over the place here – kind of punk, a little psychedelic.  They’ve released stuff on HoZac, so that also ought to give you a general idea where they’re coming from.  See them at The Earl with Predator and WYMYNS PRYSYN.  Highland Inn Ballroom has earnest, punk-inflected rock from Young Antiques, Author’s Apology, and Dark Owls.  Finally, the free show at Star Bar is Dropsonic, The Terror, and Ghost Party.  It’s The Terror’s EP release.

Friday (3/4/2011): Busy night.  I’ve never been much of a Bright Eyes fan, but I’ve always loved openers Cursive.  They play a sold out show at The Tabernacle.  Local punks Charges play Highland Inn Ballroom with Arcado and The Fortunate Few.  Star Bar’s got Sealions, WIFE, and Natalie Prass.  All of those shows will be good, but the best bet is easily at The Earl.  Thee Oh Sees might be frontman John Dwyer’s most straightforward band to date, but they can still be happily, bracingly weird.  They built their name partly on the strength of legendary live shows, too, so this shouldn’t be missed, especially with Ty Segall and Mermaids also on the bill.

Saturday (3/5/2011): I usually don’t like getting negative in posts like this, but I can’t honestly mention Cloudland Canyon’s show at 529 without bringing up how godawful they were opening for Bear in Heaven back in November.  And I say that as someone who thinks their recorded stuff is good to great.  I still think this show is worth a shot, though, mostly because local openers Mood Rings and Lucy Dreams are worth the $5 cover on their own.  That means you can just view Cloudland as a no-risk, bonus performance.  If they blow, there’s always the patio.  Elsewhere, there’s local rap duo Clan Destined doing a 3PM in-store at Criminal Records.  A: the Color, The Sneaky Hand and Lullwater play Drunken Unicorn.  Davila 666, Barreracudas, and Carnivores play The Earl.  And finally, the Cool Winners comedy team has a show at WonderRoot, with musical openers MC Mass Murder and Places.

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