This week’s shows (3/8/2011-3/13/2011)

Screaming Females

I know it looks like I’m being lazy by not getting this up until Tuesday, but I was traveling for most of yesterday and just couldn’t get it finished.  Plus, have you seen how much awesome stuff there is in Atlanta this week?  SXSW-bound tour routes have been kind.

Tuesday (3/8/2011): Local surf-thrash band El Fossil headlines 529, with Siamese Twins, Street Violence, and Vein Cranes.  Drunken Unicorn has atmospheric singer/songwriter stuff from Adam Acuragi, Cheyenne Marie Mize and Nerdkween.  Finally, you can get a fix of dark bombast and Western narratives from always entertaining roadwarriors Murder by Death at The Earl, with Fake Problems and Buried Beds.

Wednesday (3/9/2011): The Coathangers (who just announced a new album) headline Star Bar, with Burning Itch, Heightman, Buffalo Bangers, and The CompartmentalizationalistsImagination Head (who released a great album last month), The Lisps, and the Lobster Mobster Poetry Collective will be at the Drunken Unicorn.  Synths will be popped at The Earl by Class Actress, Millonyoung, and Soft Powers.

Thursday (3/10/2011): Star Bar has a free show featuring a bunch of locals heading to SXSW, including Abby Go Go, The Back Pockets, Reptar, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children, Transvestite, Milagres, Boom Chick, and Turf War.  The Drunken Unicorn has hipster rap heroes Das Racist, with Dillon, Contraverse, and The Seedy SeedsDum Dum Girls, Reading Rainbow, and Dirty Beaches play The Earl.  King Tuff, The N.E.C., Thy Mighty Contract, and Gnarwhal play 529.  Volume-worshiping shoegazers A Place to Bury Strangers play The Masquerade with Hooray for Earth and Bambara.

Friday (3/11/2011): More buzzbands at the Drunken Unicorn: Cults, Small Black, and Sun AirwayGG King, Xray Eyeballs, Barreracudas and Shathouse Rats play 529.  Star Bar has old school alternative supergroup The Baseball Project, with Kevn Kinney and the Musical KingsWowser Bowser, the Courtesy Tier, A. Grimes, and Gun Party play at the Goat Farm.

Saturday (3/12/2011): Probably the most packed night of the week.  Screaming Females (one of my favorite live bands around) play at Georgia Tech’s Under the Couch with Street Violence and Dead Dog.  The Scremales didn’t get nearly enough love last time they played here, so go check them out.  Unless of course you’re already planning on seeing the equally awesome Sharon Van Etten at 529 with Ava Luna.  Or maybe you’re still mourning the loss of Sleater-Kinney and have plans to see Wild Flag at The Earl with Shannon Wright and YellowFever.  Tough decision.  Elsehwhere, Toro y Moi, Cloud Nothings (who also play Criminal Records earlier), and Janka Mabay play the Drunken Unicorn, meaning 99% of the bands ever labeled chillwave will have passed through Atlanta in the span of a week.  There’s also The Booze, The Biters, The Barreracudas, Dead Rabbits, Mack Messiah (Kenny Crucial), and Young Hines at Star Bar.  Finally, Nash Smith and Ganges, Nerdkween, and Night Driving in Small Towns play WonderRoot.  Yeah, Saturday is packed.

Sunday (3/13/2011): Normally Sundays are slow, but SXSW keeps on giving.  DOM, Eternal Summers (also doing an in-store at Criminal), and Wise Blood play 529.  Little Tybee does dunch at The Earl during the afternoon, and then Wye Oak, Lower Dens, and Callers play later that night.

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