Fri., Jan. 22 Attractive Eighties Women, Excalibrah, Maneaters (Hall & Oates cover band). $5. 9 p.m. 529. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.
Fri., Jan. 22 Untied States, the Liverhearts, the Vincas. Untied States dark and frazzled take on antagonistic and avant-garde rock weaves samples and a post-industrial sonic palette with spastic jitters and angst. Atlantas longstanding purveyors of terse indie rock play the middle slot. Athens trio the Vincas, featuring former Paper Lions, Maserati and Some Soviet Station bassist Chris McNeal, play first. $7. 9 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Road. 404-522-3950.
Fri., Jan. 22 SMKA & Motion Family present The 808 Experiment: vol. 2 release party with performances by Nappy Roots, Hollyweerd, A.leon Craft, Niko Villamor, Rahbi, Slimm Duddy, the Canz, Stanza, FKi, GRIP, RPGz and more. $8. 9 p.m. Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018.
Fri., Jan. 22 OBrother (7-inch release show), All The Day Holiday, Baby Baby, Junior Astronomers. Celebrating the release of a brand-new split 7-inch with Sainthood Reps, Atlantas OBrother headlines with a show of stormy, lilting and arty post-emo-rock peaks and valleys. All the Day Holiday from Cincinnati, Ohio, Carrolltons Baby Baby, and Junior Astronomers from Charlotte also perform. $8-$10. Drunken Unicorn. 736 Ponce de Leon Place.
Fri., Jan. 22 Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Trombone Shorty. $20-$25. 8 p.m. Smiths Olde Bar. 1578 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-1522.
Fri., Jan. 22 Wighat, the Shanghai Gesture, Imagination Head, DJ Cheese Pizza. $5. 8:30 p.m. The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge. 644 North Highland Ave. 404-874-5756.
Fri., Jan. 22 -- Bang On A Can All-Stars with Glenn Kotche. Best known as drummer/percussionist of the band Wilco, Kotche is also a composer whose original works and performances creatively explore rhythm and space. The eclectic All-Stars from Brooklyn have become familiar faces at Schwartz. $20-$50. 8 p.m. Emerson Hall, Schwartz Center. Emory campus. 404-727-5050. Mark Gresham
Sat., Jan. 23 Selmanaires, Social Studies, Selmanaires DJ set after the show. $7. 9 p.m. 529. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. Read this week's Vibes feature story, The Selmanaires and Social Studies flourish on the fringes
Sat., Jan. 23 Travel by Train, Folklore, Night Driving in Small Towns. $7. 9 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.
Sat., Jan. 23 the Booze, the Biters (formerly Poison Arrows), the Greatest Hits (Los Angeles), Tres Bien, Stolen Hearts. $8. 9 p.m. Star Bar. 437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018.
Sat., Jan. 23 Monotonix, the Coathangers, Hawks. Local all-girl quartet the Coathangers mine sometimes tuneful experimental punk like the Runaways battering Q and Not U. Israeli garage-punk trio Monotonixs incendiary stage show rages like a grease fire at a fireworks factory. $8-$10. Drunken Unicorn. 736 Ponce de Leon Place. -- Chris Parker
Sat., Jan. 23 Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Trombone Shorty. $20-$25. 8 p.m. Smiths Olde Bar. 1578 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-1522.
Sat., Jan. 23 Pentagram, the Gates of Slumber, Sons of God, Spewtilator. Though Pentagram has been crafting doom-laden stoner metal since the early 70s, the Woodbrigde, Va./Philadelphia group centered on founding member Bobby Liebling has persisted in commercial obscurity while amassing legendary cult status. Liebling is back onstage, showing off just what made Pentagram such a force of nature, despite poor documentation. Likeminded descendents the Gates of Slumber, Sons of God and Spewtilator open the show. $18. 7 p.m. Masquerade. 695 North Ave. 404-577-8178.
Sun., Jan. 24 Dunch with the Young Antiques. Free. 1 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.
Sun., Jan. 24 Atlanta Roller Girls Benefit. $10. 7 p.m. (early show). Smiths Olde Bar. 1578 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-1522.
(Attractive Eighties Women photo courtesy Attractive Eighties Women)
(Social Studies photo by Alan Friedman)
3 people apparently love handing over an extra 40% in fees for nothing in return…
Dang. I thought they would name some actual headliners.
Forgot to mention that Iggy did a stellar show @ the Agora in the spring…
Their fees were onerous, to say the least. $16 per ticket for "convenience," and it's…
That poster is for the Iggy Pop show on March 11 1983 @ 688 club…
oh sweet: just who i was waiting to get announced!