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Atlanta Music Roundtable presents….Nigredo, Lucy Dreams, and The Electric Nature at The Earl, 3/27/12

Our December show went so well that we couldn’t wait 12 months to do another one, so here we are.  The second ever AMR show and the first of 2012. We chose three acts that we feel are among the area’s most promising up-and-comers.  Come out and hear tension and release from post-rock pummelers Nigredo, dreamy waves of shoegaze from Lucy Dreams, and expansive psychedelic soundscapes from The Electric Nature.   This is a group that might not typically share a stage, but there’s a sonic adventurousness to all three that we feel ties the bill together.  Cover is $5.

If you are unfamiliar with the Atlanta Music Roundtable, go here to catch up.  Then check out samples from all three acts below.

Tickets here.  RSVP here.

Nigredo

Lucy Dreams

The Electric Nature

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This week’s shows (2/7/12-2/12/12)

Thurston Moore, San Agustin – Wednesday (2/8), The Goat Farm, $15.

With the future of Sonic Youth in jeopardy, it’s good to see Thurston Moore keeping busy.  Last year’s Demolished Thoughts is probably the quietest album he’s ever released, but it’s far from the pensive strum of most acoustic singer-songwriter efforts.  He approaches his instrument much the same way he does on late period Sonic Youth albums, just with less volume and the support of a string section.  The new songs sounded great in the afternoon sun at Pitchfork last year, so I’m assuming they’ll sound even better on a what should be beautiful night at The Goat Farm.

Natural Child, Turf War, The Boom Bang – Friday (2/10), 529, free.

Nashville’s Natural Child play bluesy stoner punk that exists in an alternate universe where the last four decades of music never existed.  It’s simple and sincere, with their best moments carrying the same pure rock charge that also buoys labelmates JEFF the Brotherhood.  Kindred spirits Turf War could pass as their drunker Atlanta cousins.

CJ Boyd, Nerdkween, Rabbis – Sunday (2/12), The Cut, $5.

Journeyman experimentalist CJ Boyd builds billowing soundscapes out of looped bass.  It’s minimal stuff, but not inaccessible or dryly academic.  Little Advances favorite Nerdkween is on the bill, too, bringing singer-songwriter chops matched with a fondness for tape hiss and other avant flourishes.  The show is going down at The Cut, a Reynoldstown salon by day that occasionally turns into a pretty cool performance space at night.  This should make for a soothing cap to the weekend.

More shows worth checking out after the jump.

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This week’s shows (1/23/12-1/29/12)

Order of the Owl, Mind Powers, And That Is Why – Friday (1/27), The Cottage, $5.

I’m presenting this show, so my recommendation is admittedly biased. Honestly, though, this lineup would have drawn my attention anyway. Order of the Owl is one of my favorite live bands in town right now. They deliver thunderous doom metal through a cloud of heavy psychedelia, and it’s best heard live and loud as hell. The support is awesome, too, Mind Powers (from Columbus, GA) play frenzied noise-punk reminiscent of Mclusky and anything Steve Albini’s ever been in, and locals And That Is Why effectively nail the back-to-basics punk thing. Plus, it’s hard to have a bad time at The Cottage. Come on out.

The Ruination, Nigredo, Samadha, Dark Room, Knowsis (DJ sets) – Saturday (1/28), The Earl, $5/$7.

Probably the strongest all-local lineup of the week. The Ruination is an experimental dub band capable of throwing up some seriously tripped-out soundscapes. It can occasionally be meandering and tough to get your head around, but the sounds coming from the stage are compellingly strange enough to command your attention. Nigredo move between gorgeous ambient passages and dense walls of heavy release with an ease thats put most post-rock bands to shame. Jungol electronic side project Dark Room is worth showing up early for, too, especially since cover’s only $5 if you get there before the music starts.

Wowser Bowser, Qurious, Madeline – Saturday (1/28), The Drunken Unicorn, $8 (includes CD).

Wowser Bowser‘s debut album To the Pleasant Life! is out tomorrow, and they’re playing a release show on Saturday at the Drunken Unicorn to celebrate. Being the generous souls that they are, they will be giving a CD copy of the album to everyone who shows up. I recently posted a track from the album here, so check that out if you still need convincing. Get there early for Qurious and Madeline.

More shows worth checking out after the jump.

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