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[PICS] Sealions, Modern Skirts, and Oryx and Crake @ The Earl, 7/29/11

Photos by Peterson Worrell


Modern Skirts

Oryx and Crake

More pictures of all 3 bands after the jump.

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This week’s shows (1/31/2011-2/6/2011)

Dr. Dog

Monday (1/31/2011): Hello Ocho headline their second free 529 show in 3 weeks, this time with Tasty Beverage and Ghost Bikini.  Hello Ocho is one of the more exciting live bands in Atlanta right now and definitely worth checking out if you haven’t seen them yet.  Tonight’s most exciting lineup is at The Earl, though, for the rescheduled Kylesa/Fight Amp show (the first date was a victim of Hothlanta).  Locals Wizard Smoke open what should be a pretty great night of metal.

Tuesday (2/1/2011): I’ve tried, but the new Smith Westerns album really doesn’t do much for me, and I’m clearly in the minority on that one.  Even if you share my ambivalence, their headlining show at the Drunken Unicorn might be worth going to for openers Yuck and Mood Rings.  If you haven’t downloaded Mood Rings’ wonderful debut EP yet, go get it here.

Wednesday (2/2/2011): Local new wave revivalists Siberia My Sweet headline The Earl.  We Were the States and Gun Party open.  Star Bar’s got The Husseins and Total Magic.

Thursday (2/3/2011): Sealions‘ synth-pop is always worth seeing live.  You can see them at The Earl on Thursday with Night Driving in Small Towns and Natalie Prass.  There’s also a solid free show at Star Bar, with Buffalo Bangers, Hip to Death, 40 Hells, Street Violence, and Omelet.

Friday (2/4/2011): Packed night.  I’ve always liked Dr. Dog‘s albums pretty well, but their live show is on another level.  If you’re even a casual fan, don’t miss them at The Masquerade with Head and the Heart and Buried Beds.  There are several good local shows on Friday, too.  Star Bar has southern rock courtesy of Ocha La Rocha and AM Gold.  Highland Inn Ballroom hosts recent Relapse signees Royal Thunder with Spirits and the Melchizedek ChildrenBlair Crimmins and the Hookers play The Earl with Chistabel and the Jons and Davina and the Harlots.  And finally, A. Grimes, Trench Party, Phantom Dog and Carp, and Goldilocks play 529.  A. Grimes’ debut EP is still getting frequent playtime a month later.  Look for a proper review later this week.

Saturday (2/5/2011): Local punks Charges headline 529, with Five Eight, Starfighter, and Baby Baby.  The Earl has The Booze, The Forty Fives, and Shovels and Rope (Cary Ann Hearts and Michael Trent).  Also on Saturday:  Audiophile, Ether Overdrive, and Pocket the Moon (see comments for more details).

Barroco Music Festival happens this weekend at The Goat Farm

I forgot to include this in my weekly show previews, but it’s definitely worth checking out.  It’s totally free and features 10 great local(ish) bands.  The last free festival at the Goat Farm was one of the best things to go down in Atlanta this year (more about that here), and I expect this one will be just as good.  This time around, the bands cover a different variety of sounds than the last group:  there’s some chamber pop, some folk, some electro-pop.  It’s a solid mix that shows the diversity we have in this town.

Woodruff Arts Center’s Nights on the Piazza concert series (9/30-10/28)

I didn’t include tonight’s free Sealions/Tealights show at the Woodruff Arts Center in this week’s show round-up because I didn’t know it existed until last night (hat tip to Sealions’ twitter).  Apparently it’s part of the Nights on the Piazza concert series that brings free shows to the Woodruff every Thursday night between September 30th and October 28th.  What’s even cooler is that on those evenings you can get half-price admission to the High Museum between 5 and 8PM.  There will also be food and drinks, but I assume those won’t be free.

Here’s the lineup:

9/30 – Sealions, Tealights

10/7 – Hope for Agoldensummer, TBA

10/14 – Venice is Sinking (!!!), Tin Cup Prophette

10/21 – Evan McHugh, The Well Reds

10/28 – TBA, TBA

The bands play at 7 and 8 each night, so they ought to be over in time for you to catch other Thursday night shows.  Like the sure to be awesome Marnie Stern show on October 28th, or any of Star Bar’s free Thursday lineups.  Full details here.