Friday, February 12, 2010

Chad's weekend concert picks

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 3:51 PM

click to enlarge Goodie Mob photo by Joeff Davis
  • Goodie Mob photo by Joeff Davis

Fri., Feb. 12 -- Goodie Mob Reunion feat. B.O.B. Last fall's Goodie Mob reunion proved the Dirty South ain't dead. After taking the message on the road, Cee-Lo, T-Mo, Big Gipp and Khujo return home for another Atlanta date. And this time, they bring third-generation descendants B.o.B., aka Bobby Ray, and Yelawolf to open. $35. 9 p.m. The Tabernacle. 404-659-9022. www.livenation.com. — Rodney Carmichael

Fri., Feb. – 12 Bowerbirds, Julie Doiron, Oryx and Crake The creaking acoustic/accordion combo of naturalistically minded Bowerbirds gets richer on their latest. Former Eric’s Trip singer Doiron brings pretty, aching vocals to bear on intimate, melancholy meditations of rare and supple beauty. $10. 9 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. — Chris Parker

Fri., Feb. 12 -- Howlies, The Forty-Fives. The Forty-Fives have been kicking around Atlanta for a solid decade, reeling off high-energy, mop-top rock 'n' roll hooks in the vein of the Kinks and the Makers with a Southern drawl. The Howlies play careening, power-pop anthems that are mostly about girls, and are bursting with elation. $5. 9 p.m. 529. 404-228-6769. www.529atl.com.

Sat. Feb. 13 -- Dark Meat (final show), Barreracudas, Social Studies Since the summer of 2004, a wild-eyed, cult-like gathering has been making noise on the fringes of Athens' music scene, churning out thunderous rock 'n' roll ecstasy milked to the point of hysteria. That musical cabal is Dark Meat, an ever-changing ensemble that incorporates as many as 17 players during its shows, including a horn section dubbed the Vomit Lasers Family Band. Members of Elf Power, Of Montreal, Olivia Tremor Control and pretty much every other band in Athens have been counted among their ranks... Continue reading... $8. 9 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.

Sat., Feb. 13 -- CRUNK PUNK with Balkans, Knaves Grave, Mermaids $5. 9 p.m. 529. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.

Sat., Feb. 13 – Whores, Subrig Destroyer, Hawks. $8. 8 p.m. Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018. www.starbar.net.

Sun., Feb. 14 -- Tortoise, Disappears Tortoise ruled a cerebral corner of indie rock during the '90s. Bitney, drummer/producer John McEntire, bassist Doug McCombs, drums, vibes and keyboard player John Herndon, and guitarist Jeff Parker looked to the spacious intricacies of jazz to guide their brand of so-called post-rock. In a decade punctuated by such musical trends as grunge, indie rock and drum-n-bass, Tortoise took the experimental high road, composing serene and funky instrumentals that bridged jazz, kraut rock, hip-hop and dub... Continue reading.... $15. 8 p.m. Sold out. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.

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