6 Atlanta bands to see live 

A panel of trusted local music personalities create a sonic starter kit

If indulging in Atlanta's live music scene was part of every school's core curriculum — as it should be — the following short list of preferred local acts would serve as the perfect cheat sheet. We enlisted an advisory panel of trusted Atlanta music personalities to name the locally based bands every student needs to know. Consider it a sonic starter kit.

1. DJ Speakerfoxxx

"I would definitely say Two-9 because they're like the Wu-Tang of Atlanta and their movement is impressive. I would also highly recommend catching a Goodie Mob show because they are a staple of Atlanta and influenced a lot of the music that comes out of Atlanta today."

2. Brannon Boyle, Speakeasy Promotions

"Everyone should check out Dillon Maurer. Quality raps, beats with a hilarious live show. And food."

3. Sarah Wilson, DAMS drummer

"The first band that comes to mind is Hello Ocho. They are just so good. They have so many catchy songs that make you want to dance and make out at the same time."

4. Randy Castello, Tight Bros. Network promoter

"Literary noise punks Georges Bataille Battle Cry put on an intense live show filled with confrontation, self-inflicted head wounds, and high energy, all while blurring the lines between audience and band member."

5. DJ Lord, Public Enemy

"Do as your MOM sez and listen to the ContraVerse. You WON'T be disappointed."

6. Cole Alexander, Black Lips

"Subsonics are good for any young buck so you can touch up with your rock 'n' roll roots and still get weird and not feel like you're with your grandparents listening to the oldies station."

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