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CL's picks for the week's best shows 

WED/3
THE DECEMBERISTS
The chamber pop quintet engages fanciful folklore with baroque instrumentation and prog-rock arrangements. Their ability to pull it off is a testament to front man Colin Meloy's storytelling and the group’s musical talent. $27.50. 8 p.m. Tabernacle. 404-659-9022. www.livenation.com. — Chris Parker

THURS/4
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts thisthird program in a festival of South American music with a multi-media theme centered around  the ancient Inca Empire,featuring Brazilian mezzo-soprano Luciana Souza.Repeats FRI-SAT.$18-$73. 8:00 p.m.Symphony Hall. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org  —Mark  Gresham

ROOTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL It’s a mini-Merlefest in the Georgia mountains featuring some of the finest acoustic artists on the scene today. They have outdone themselves booking amazing acts like Seldom Scene, Jim Lauderdale, the Greencards, Red Stick Ramblers, Steeldrivers, and Dan Tyminski. Repeats SAT/6 at 1 p.m. $18-$40. 6 p.m. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.  706-896-4191. www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com. — JK

SAT/6
PAC DIV, HOLLYWEERD, THE CANZ From L.A.'s hotbed of next wave hip-hop comes Pac Div (Pacific Division), a group whose influence is evident in Atlanta. Like-minded home brew Hollyweerd just dropped its tasty mixtape Candy For Kleptos via 2dopeboyz.com. The Canz open. Pre-show features Fiona Simone, Tom P, Mach 5, Wheeler Boys, Siya and Sean Falyon. $10. 8 p.m. East Atlanta Icehouse. 404-577-2073. www.eastatlantaicehouse.com.  

LITTLE FEAT The recent departure of longtime singer Shaun Murphy brings this journeyman outfit –now celebrating its 40th anniversary--back to the all boys club of the Lowell George years. Greasy, stanky, swampy, funk with strong country influences remains Feat’s bread and butter. $30. 8:30 p.m. Variety Playhouse. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com. — HH

SUN/7
ATLANTA COMMUNITY SYMPHONY ORCHSTRA  Juan Ramirez conducts the premiere of his own composition, "Down-East," inspired by writings of American musicologist George Pullen Jackson, a pioneer in the study of Southern "white spirituals" of regional fa-so-lasinging. Free. 3:30 p.m. Congregation Shearith Israel. 404-873-1743. www.acsorch.org. — MG

BON IVER Bon Iver's bare-wire folk is driven by creator Justin Vernon's willowy, quaking falsetto, with an intimacy that recalls Iron & Wine. After splitting from DeYarmond Edison, he retreated to a rustic cabin where he self-recorded his affecting debut. SOLD OUT. 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com.  — CP

RANDALL BRAMBLETT, GEOFF ACHISON Former Atlanta resident Achison returns with a new album to bring additional soul to Bramblett’s resplendent, often moody singer-songwriter musings. The latter is gradually becoming the dusky poetic voice of thoughtful contemporary Southern rock. $10-$13. 7 p.m. Eddie’s Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. — HH

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