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MOTHGUTS, GFE Brooklyn-based four-piece Mothguts play a boiling, skronking and totally grotesque blend of noise, black metal and dark jazz that's fitted to the tune of a Hieronymus Bosch painting. It is slow-moving and heavy as hell. Local improv/jazz-rock ensemble GFE crafts a spacious and totally cerebral journey into the fringe areas of art-music experimentation. The music is sometimes pretentious, always intriguing and never for the faint of heart. $7. 9 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. -- CR
JERRY JOSEPH AND FRIENDS You may know Joseph from his days in the cult-fave combo Little Women, or you may know him from his Jackmormons period, or you may have seen his name in the writing credits of the most recent Widespread Panic album, Earth to America. After tonight, you'll know him intimately because he plans a cozy "and friends" gathering, meaning almost anyone could show up and jam on and around his temperamental, Graham Parker-meets-Bob Weir, observational rock 'n' roll. $12. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- LVS
THE B-52'S Athens' second-most-famous musical export has been working on a new album for a few years and will probably throw a few fresh tunes into the by-now-established mix. Not that anyone comes to one of these party-hearty, love-shack fests to hear new material. But unlike some other '80s relics, the quirky old stuff still sounds great. The foursome plays with real passion and there's an indescribable giddy joy in shouting out "Tin roof, RUSTED!" with a couple thousand other fortysomething fans. Variac opens. $22-$55. 7:30 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheater. 404-733-5000. www.classicchastain.com. -- HH
RASPUTINA, MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND Rasputina's come a long way since opening for Nirvana on that fateful final European tour. The cello-driven trio has finally outgrown the limitations of its early corseted, gothic beginnings, first with 2004's Southern-flavored Frustration Plantation, and then with this summer's anti-war Oh Perilous World, which defies any narrow categorization. My Brightest Diamond is the brainchild of Sufjan Stevens-protégé Shara Worden. She combines a dramatic vocal croon, like Shannon Wright crossed with P.J. Harvey, and a surging rock sound featuring cabaret-pop intimacy. $15. 8 p.m. Vinyl. 404-885-1365. www.vinylatlanta.com. -- CP
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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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