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Monday, May 3, 2010

Chad Rad's concert picks May 3-6

Mon., May 3 -- Ninja Gun from Valdosta, GA headlines a show at the Earl with The Signalers and Southeast Forge & Foundry. $7. 8:30 p.m. The Earl. $10. 8:30 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.

Tues., May 4 -- Imaad Wasif, the subject of CL's music feature story this week comes to the Earl fronting a trio as they perform song from Wasif's latest album, The Voidist. From Salt Lake City, Utah, Spell Talk and locals Joseph War open.

Imaad Wasif draws in a breath and in a hushed falsetto exhales the lyrics, "Karma is the cause of the deed, looking into the cards that you keep," as he eases into the song "Fangs" from his third solo album, The Voidist.

Wilted melodies fall like jeweled raindrops as rhythmic guitars mimic the drone of a sitar, giving the music's slow burn the essence of Indian mysticism. "Of all the songs on the record, 'Fangs' captures the entire spectrum, or the idea of The Voidist, and where I am in my life right now," says the kinky-haired singer and guitarist. Continue reading...

$10. 8:30 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.

Tues., May 4 -- Formerly known as the Lovell Sisters, Larkin Poe is now a duet with a slightly more commercial sound. They are incredibly talented, and perhaps this configuration will move them into the mainstream. Klein & Bedford open the show in separate sets. $12-$60. 7:30 p.m. Eddie’s Attic. 404-377-4976. — James Kelly

Wed., May 5 -- Jacuzzi Boys, the Coathangers and the Sunglasses. $8. 8:30 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.

Wed., May 5 -- Damaged w/ the Lost Cause DJ’s. Free. Midnight. Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge. 644 N. Highland Ave. 404-874-5756.

Thurs., May 6 -- Radio Nowhere, the Pinx, Glen Iris. $3. 9 p.m. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave.404-228-6769.

Thurs., May 6 -- Eyedrum's Open Improv. Night.

Eyedrum's long-running Open Improv night occurs on the first Thursday of every month -- our monthly gathering for instrumentalists and improvisers of all stripes. Bring your instrument! Hosted by the indefatigable Robert Cheatham.

Free. 9 p.m. Eyedrum. 290 MLK Jr. Drive SE. 404-522-0655.

Thurs., May 6 -- Pine Magazine presents: Grand Prize Winners from Last Year, Los Buenos (CD release), What Happened to your Fire Tiger, the Back Pockets, Tom Cheshire and the All Nighters & DJ Rick Moore. Free. 9 p.m. The Star Bar. 437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018.

Thurs., May 6 -- Since 1999 San Diego songwriter Jimmy La Velle has built an impressive musical legacy for the Album Leaf by merging autumnal, post-rock atmospheres with layers of jazz, classical music inflections and earnest electronic textures. His latest release, A Chorus of Storytellers (Sub Pop) revels in subtle melodies and drum machine textures while furthering the group's reach into experimental ambiance. Los Angelean songwriter Sea Wolf (né Alex Church) opens with a set of songs from his lauded '09 release, White Water. White Bloom (Dangerbird). $13. 9 p.m. The Loft. 1374 West Peachtree St. 404-885-1365.

Thurs, May 6 - Samadha, Molotov Pipedream. Later, Nice N’ Naasty 80’s Discoteque w/ DJ Adam Bomb and DJ Notech.$5. 9 p.m. Free after 11:30 p.m. Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge. 644 N. Highland Ave. 404-874-5756.

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