The variety of acts performing at 529
encompasses noisy, outsider rock, indie hip-hop, new-school soul, straight-up punk, garage rock and hardcore. No other venue in town can stir such an eclectic pot of low-key locals so seamlessly while maintaining such a relaxed atmosphere. Its a venue made by local musicians for local musicians who have learned from their experiences of playing the best and worst dives throughout the Southeast. The sound is impeccable, the bathrooms dont stink, and if the opening act sucks, you can take refuge on the patio until the band you came to see takes the stage. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. www.529atl.com.