This week’s shows (3/14/2011-3/20/2011)

A. Grimes

 

Monday (3/14/2011): Two great options tonight.  The most exciting one is probably Brooklyn’s Fang Island at 529, with locals Vegan Coke and Curio Museum.  Fang Island’s live show pushes for “epic” from start to finish, all soaring guitars and group-chant vocals.  This show is inexplicably free, too, so even more reason to make it out.  There’s also Telekinesis, The Love Language and Richard Parsons at The Earl.

Tuesday (3/15/2011): Supercluster plays Highland Inn Ballroom.  They’re an Athens indie-pop supergroup that features Vanessa Briscoe from Pylon and a bunch of other Athens types, including Jason NeSmith (ex-of Montreal) and Kay Stanton, both of whom are also in openers Casper and the Cookies.  Canada’s The Rural Alberta Advantage will be at The Earl with local openers Night Driving in Small Towns and Book Club.  Brent Hinds of Mastodon has two side projects at 529, with Fiend Without a Face and West End Motel sharing a bill (as they often do).

Wednesday (3/16/2011): Miami’s Torche play sludge metal with pop concision.  They can get anthemic, even ebullient, without ever sacrificing their heaviness.  They are going to pack out 529 on Wednesday and it’s going to be awesome.  Post Teens and The Sunglasses open.

Thursday (3/17/2011): St. Patrick’s Day.  Here are 3 alternatives to drinking overpriced Guinness at shitty “Irish” bars, in increasing order of craziness.  The Drunken Unicorn has Vegan Coke, Des Ark, Thy Mighty Contract, and Pygmy Lush.  At 529, you can catch Mi Ami, which features a couple former members of D.C.’s dearly departed Black Eyes, one of the most underrated bands of the last decade.  While Mi Ami isn’t quite Black Eyes’ equal, their fusion of tribal rhythms, shrieking guitar, and nails-on-chalkboard vocals is excellent if you’ve got the stomach for this sort of thing.  Locals Roman Photos and Brainworlds open.  Finally, Rafael Toral at WonderRoot should be even crazier.  The last time I saw the experimental music vet he was doing something like this

Friday (3/18/2011): Picaflor Studio is hosting and Rock Science Revival is presenting a night of local music curated by local bloggers.  The bands were selected by Latest Disgrace, The Moon and Pluto, Shot From Guns, and BeATLanta, all of whom should be read regularly by followers of local music.  They put together a great lineup that includes Qurious, Imagination Head, and Shathouse Rats.  Also on Friday is Jeffrey Bützer & the Bicycle Eaters, Lille, and Places at The Earl.

Saturday (3/19/2011): If you only go to one show this week, it should obviously be the Little Advances One Year Anniversary Party.  Come out and see Red Sea, A. Grimes, and Places in my backyard.  We will be taking donations for the bands and there will be beer for those over 21 (although bringing your own isn’t a bad idea, either).  Don’t worry, I’ll remind you about this show again later in the week.

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  1. Another alternative for St. Paddy’s Day! Verge of Bliss, Pocket the Moon, and Romeo Spike at Highland Inn Ballroom! 9 PM, 5 bucks. Should be a blast!

    Romeo Spike – http://romeospike.com

    Pocket the Moon – http://pocketthemoon.com

    Verge of Bliss – http://vergeofbliss.com

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