Friday, June 4, 2010

Chad Rad's weekend concert picks, June 4-5

Posted By on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Fri., June 4 -- Quintron and Miss Pussy Cat, Gentleman Jesse and Barreracudas. $12. 9 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950.

Fri., June 4 -- Houston improv fixtures David Dove (trombone) and Lucas Gorham (guitar, lap steel, effects, loops) present SCREWED ANTHOLOGIES, a musical/visual exhibition and lecture that pays homage to the "screwed and chopped" DJ style developed by the late, great DJ Screw in Houston during the '90s. Of course, Dove's and Gorham's take on the music is a slightly skewed angle, but they challenge the norms of conventional musical ideologies via tempos, time-stretching and beat-skipping while adopting screwed music's Robitussin slur to affect their own sound. Athens' Appalachian trance-metal guitarist Killick also performs. $8. 9 p.m. Eyedrum. 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.E., Suite 8. 404-522-0655.

Fri., June 4 -- Coathangers, Hot Cha Cha, Cars Can Be Blue, Pizza Party. $5. 9 p.m. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.

Fri., June 4 -- Glen Iris, Beard (featuring Jason Dove of Plexorjet!), Gold Standard. $5. 9 p.m. The Drunken Unicorn. 736 Ponce de Leon Place.

Fri., June 4 -- The entire career of Nashville country punks Legendary Shack Shakers has been a primer for Agri Dustrial, an album that mashes the rhythmic industrial plod of farmland industry with wide-eyed rock and roll. From the onset of deranged mechanical clatter gone haywire in “Melungeon Melody” to Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Dension’s unmistakable snarl in “Sin Eater,” the album is absolutely on fire. “Dixie Iron Fist,” “Greasy Creek” and “The Hills of Hell” ignite with the kind of high-energy, hillbilly jitters that are an indelible part of the Shack Shakers experience. But distorted percussion and layers of ambient noise in “Hammer and Tongs,” “Hog-Eyed Man” and “Dump Road Yodel” make Agri Dustrial a masterpiece of experimental music. The album’s weirdest moments lie in the periphery, where dense, motorik textures filled with intrigue never hamper the flow of a truly rocking album that fires on all cylinders.

Reverend Horton Heat and Cracker also perform. $23. 7 p.m. Masquerade. 695 North Ave. 404-577-8178.

Fri., June 4 -- Dropsonic, Whores, Holy Ghost. $8. 9 p.m. Star Bar. 437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018.

The Artlantis Art & Music festival kicks off Saturday with a full day of music (10 a.m.-7 p.m.). Check out Crib Notes' list of bands performing.

The Druid Hills Baptist Church is located at 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave., across North Highland Avenue from the Plaza Theatre.

Sat., June 5 -- Plants & Animals, Lost in the Trees. $10. 9 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950.

Sat., June 5 -- Pill Mixtape Release Party with Grip Plyaz and Anamul House, hosted by Killer Mike. $?. 9 p.m. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.

Sat., June 5 -- Mono, Twilight Sad. $14. 8 p.m. Masquerade. 695 North Ave. 404-577-8178.

Sat., June 5 -- Col. Bruce & The Quark Alliance, Oliver Wood, Josh Charles. $18. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-1522.

Sat., June 5 – Spectralux, the Sunshine Factory, Gold-Bears. $5. 9 p.m. The Drunken Unicorn. 736 Ponce de Leon Place.

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