EILEN JEWELL, CHRIS TRAPPER She's a little country lonesome, a little speakeasy sultry, and a little 21st-century edgy. Jewell is hard to peg, but it's all good. Trapper is an easy-listening mellow popster. $13-$50. 8 p.m. Eddie's Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. — James Kelly
TIM EASTON, BAIN MATTOX, DYLAN KIGHT Easton is a workhorse, constantly touring and cranking out an album a year. His most recent release, Porcupine, continues to mine the bluesy storytelling vein. Mattox and Kight open separately with their own acoustic-folk. $10. 8:30 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. — JK
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" and Mozart's "Requiem" featuring soprano Nathalie Paulin, mezzo-soprano Stacey Rishoi, tenor Chad Johnson and bass Gustav Andreassen. Robert Spano conducts. $16-$73. 8 p.m. Repeats SAT/16, and SUN/17 at 3 p.m. Symphony Hall. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org. — Mark Gresham
THE KRUNCHIES, PREDATOR, GG KING Chicago trio the Krunchies occupy the addictive middle ground that exists between punk and hardcore. The group's fast blasts of dirty, precise riffs and female vocals are akin to the like-minded, catchy punk plod of local acts Predator and GG King. $6. 9 p.m. 529. 404-228-6769. www.529atl.com. — Chad Radford
MASTODON, KYLESA, INTRONAUT The mighty Mastodon returns home after round one of touring behind its latest metal masterpiece, Crack the Skye. Savannah's Kylesa tears up the stage with an onslaught of murky and miasmatic art metal. L.A. prog-metal quartet Intronaut opens. Sold out. 8 p.m. Center Stage. 404-885-1365. www.centerstage-atlanta.com. — CR
THE WOOD BROTHERS After years in the local trenches with King Johnson, Oliver is acknowledged as one of Atlanta's most respected roots musicians and brother Chris is already established as a world class bassist. Grant Green Jr. and Col. Bruce Hampton bring their veteran jazz and blues stylings to the smart, folksy twang. $15-17.50. 8:30 p.m. Variety Playhouse. 404-223-1100.www.variety-playhouse.com. — Hal Horowitz
SHAWN KELLERMAN Few blues electric guitar shredders are as talented and passionate as this Bobby Rush band member gone solo. His non-stop, sweat soaked shows will make you a believer from the first song. By the second set, blues lovers will be calling friends to tell them what they missed. $8. 9 p.m. Darwin's. 404-578-6872. www.myspace.com/darwinsblues. — HH
THE CRYSTAL METHOD, BENNY BENASSI These big-beat pioneers rode in on the Chemical Brothers' coattails, but have remained center stage thanks to crackling breakbeats and rocktronic arrangements that race like a Hollywood chase scene. $32. 10 p.m. The Tabernacle. 404-659-9022. www.livenation.com. — Chris Parker
THE THERMALS, THE SHAKY HANDS, POINT JUNCTURE, WA Punky trio the Thermals bristle with energy, hooks and intelligence. The pulsing rhythms drive thoughtful songs that deconstruct culture like a malfunctioning toaster. $12. 8 p.m. Masquerade. 404-577-8178. masq.com. — CP
WEBB WILDER, THE BACKYARDBIRDS The guy with glasses returns for another early show with a brand-new CD and the same old attitude - witty and funny. Atlanta's Backyardbirds are a tribute to one of the best from the '60s British Invasion. $15. 6 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. — JK
ATLANTA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Distinguished Australian Baroque violinist Elizabeth (Libby) Wallfisch is ABO's guest director/violinist for an authentic "period performance practice" concert of music by English composers: G.F. Handel, Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke, Charles Avison and Francesco Geminiani. $15-$25. 3 p.m. Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. 770-537-3974. www.atlantabaroque.org. — MG
ATLANTA CHAMBER PLAYERS Program features the jazzy sextet "Atlanta Licks" by Johnathan Kramer (not the character from the Saw movies), a trio by Heinrich von Herzogenberg, and Ludwig van Beethoven's "String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130." $12-$20. 7:30 p.m. New American Shakespeare Tavern. 404-874-5299. www.shakespearetavern.com. — MG
ROBINELLA, LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS This jazzy bluegrass-inflected Tennessee quartet is led by the soulful siren swing of singer Robinella Bailey. Her airy twang suggests a backwoods Joni Mitchell riding through Americana, while her backing band proves as versatile as Bailey's vocals. $15-$75. 8 p.m. Eddie's Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. — CP
THE SOUL OF JOHN BLACK Ex-Miles Davis and Fishbone sideman John Bigham has reinvented himself as John Black, churning up a dynamic, hypnotic, sexy stew of Sly Stone influenced hot buttered soul, frisky funk and blistering blues. $12-15. 9 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. — HH
TUPLE, HIDDEN NOISE ENSEMBLE Tuple is a North Carolina bassoon-playing female duo that plays expansive avant-garde chamber music composed by Dutch, Russian and American composers. Hidden Noise Ensemble opens with a set that explores the areas where electronic music, live performance and multimedia works converge. $8. 9 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. — CR
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"Punk" style like this seems like it is the polar opposite of punk. Bradford Cox…
They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.
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Their show with Chris, Lord about 3 years at the Unicorn was the best.
I am a connoisseur of this real soul music like the comment above I'm glad…