Tonight is a showcase of two New York bands that explore mystic melodies and early '70s-style prog-rock. MGMT may be slightly more familiar, only if the touring version of the band includes guitarist Hank Sullivant, who co-founded Athens fave the Whigs. MGMT is collecting kudos for its debut album Oracular Spectacular, out now on Columbia Records. YEASAYER just released its debut, the impressive All Hour Cymbals (pictured). Morning State opens the Fri., JAN. 18 show. $10. 9:30 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.