This week’s shows (3/28/2011-4/3/2011)

Cut Copy

Cut Copy, Holy Ghost! – Monday, March 28The Masquerade (Heaven)

There’s no way around it – Cut Copy‘s Zonoscope is the most disappointing album I’ve heard this year.  My expectations were really high, though.  I don’t think it’s a bad album, but I do think it’s several steps behind 2008’s fantastic In Ghost Colours.  With that said, tonight’s show at The Masquerade should still be a hell of a lot of fun.  Recent setlists appear to generously mix older tracks and Zonoscope highlights, and it’s not like the Australian electro-poppers make it through Atlanta all that often.  Plus, openers Holy Ghost! are definitely worth showing up early.  They’re on DFA, and they sound like it.

Free Moral Agents

Free Moral Agents DJ Set, DT performing The Yes Project, A: the Color, Roommate – Monday, March 28 – 529

If you’re not up for Cut Copy, this is a good alternative that will cost you a full $22 less (meaning it’s free).  Free Moral Agents is the side project of Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens, and they’ve apparently stuck around town since their headlining show at The Drunken Unicorn on Saturday.  They head out tomorrow for a string of dates with locals Odist, and this show will act as a send-off party.  Before FMA starts spinning some records, DT of Clan Destined will perform material from his ambitious release The Yes Project, A: the Color will play some shifty prog-pop, and Chicago’s Roommate will occupy the space between glitchy electronica and live rock.  This is an early show – it starts at 8.

what Gobble Gobble sounds like

Gobble Gobble, Wowser Bowser, Qurious – Wednesday, March 30 – Drunken Unicorn

Canada’s Gobble Gobble built some strong buzz last year after a string of hyperactive electro-pop singles that sound like Dan Deacon with less music theory degrees.  The live show is supposed to appropriately crazy.  They’ll also have great support on Wednesday from locals Wowser Bowser and Qurious.

The Clap

The Clap, Mood Rings, Red Sea, Shepherds – Friday, April 1 – Noni’s

This show is a 4-way release party – all the performing bands are putting out cassettes on Pink House TapesMood Rings and Red Sea will be releasing their respective debut EPs on cassette (both of which I highly recommend), noise-poppers The Clap are putting out their new Juvenile Cassingle, and Shepherds are unveiling their Holy Stain EP.  Holy Stain was previewed in the form of a free 4 track teaser put out by Double Phantom Digital last week (get it here).  There will be box sets of all 4 cassettes available at the show.

Little Tybee

Little Tybee (album release), Venice is Sinking,  Do It Julia – Saturday, April 2 – The Earl

Little Tybee’s second album is easily one of the most anticipated local releases of the year.  It seems like everybody in town loves this band, and for good reason.  Their layered orchestral-pop is distinctive and undeniably well-crafted.  Athens’ Venice is Sinking and Asheville’s Do It Julia open.

More listings after the jump.

Monday (3/28/2011)

Sebadoh, Richard Buckner – The Earl

Diplo, Heroes x Villains – MJQ

Tuesday (3/29/2011)

Hawks, GG King, Turf War, The Fucking Hotlights – 529

World/Inferno Friendship Society, Grinder Nova, Christ Lord – The Earl

Cold War Kids, Baths – The Masquerade

Pigeons, Bon Vivants, D Charles Speer – Highland Inn Balroom

Mermaids, Husseins, Johnathan, Faun and a Pan Flute – Suburban Lanes (bowling alley)

Social Studies, El Fossil, Abiku – The Music Room

Wednesday (3/30/2011)

Surf City, Bare Wires, The Clap – The Earl

Ms. Lauryn Hill – Center Stage

Thursday (3/31/2011)

From Exile, Lazer/Wulf, Universe Divide – 529

Maserati, Hollow Stars, Skin Jobs – The Earl

Ms. Lauryn Hill – Center Stage

Friday (4/1/2011)

Ignitor, Parnder, Os Ossos – 529

Papercuts, Banjo or Freakout, Nomen Novum – The Earl

Abby Go Go, The N.E.C., Jovontaes – Star Bar

The Black Angels, Suuns, Abby Go Go – The Masquerade

Saturday (4/2/2011)

4-ize w/ Senor Kaos, Backbone, Slim Cutta Calhoun, DJ Majestik – 529

Attractive Eighties Women, The Vaginas, Je Suis France – Drunken Unicorn

Soulphonics and Ruby Velle – Star Bar

Octopus Project, Cinetrop, Imagination Head – The Masquerade

Noot d’Noot, Mathis Hunter and the Rinse – Highland Inn Ballroom

Mountain Lion (EP release), Future Panels – Cornbred Gallery (Homegrown)

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