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CL's picks for the week's best shows 

WED/19

DUNGEN, WOODS, TWIN TIGERS The arty expansive psychedelica of Swedish rockers Dungen spans free-jazz grooves, swirling guitar shred, and ambling folk-rock shamble. They slalom effortlessly between crafted pop and spacey, open-ended jams, blending finesse, muscle and headiness over their native-tongue tunes. $15. 8:30 p.m.  The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. — Chris Parker

PETER FRAMPTON, VERY EMERGENCY Do you feel like we do? I thought so. Frampton was big for a short while in the wahwah '70s, but he has been a “one lick wonder” for years. The aptly named Very Emergency opens. $20-$300. 7p.m. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton. 770-819-7765. www.mablehouse.org. — James Kelly

THUR/20

BONAVENTURE QUARTET FEATURING AMY PIKE The swaying, jazzy, Reinhardt/Grappelli-inspired music of the Bonaventures is a rare treat, and the group does an amazing job of capturing that era. With former Atlantan Pike on vocals, this is a perfect combination. $5. 8 p.m. Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge. 404-874-5756. www.thehighlandinn.com. — JK

JOHN NEMETH Rising blues singer Nemeth is attracting attention with two recent, well-received Blind Pig albums that feature his stunning blue-eyed soul vocals, hot harmonica and impressive original songs. As usual, the studio albums are only a blueprint for his sizzling live show. $7. 9 p.m. Blind Willie’s. 404-873-2583. www.blindwilliesblues.com. — Hal Horowitz

THE FIERY FURNACES, WHITE RABBITS Brother/Sister duo the Fiery Furnaces play odd, wooly, keyboard-driven art rock with quirky lyrics and jabbing rhythms, accompanied live by guitarist Jason Loewenstien and drummer Bob D’Amico. White Rabbits’ wiry, pulsing rock blends Spoon and the Walkmen. $15. 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse. 404 524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com. — CP

THE WINTER SOUNDS, TODAY THE MOON, TOMORROW THE SUN, PARACHUTE MUSICAL Athens’ the Winter Sounds blend indie rock and new wave for a sound that is somewhere between the Killers and the Cure. Atlanta’s Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun creates female-fronted rocktronica, while the piano-centric approach of Nashville’s Parachute Musical brings to mind bands like Muse, Mutemath and Ben Folds. $7. 9 p.m. The Drunken Unicorn. 404-870-0575. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. — Jonathan Williams

FRI/21

ATTENTION SYSTEM, PROMISE DECEMBER, SATELLITE DISTRICT
This solid lineup features three of Atlanta’s top electro-indie-rock acts. Attention System’s synth-driven bombast makes for an explosively energetic live show. Promise December and Satellite District add a bit of ‘80s new romantic gothicism and melodrama, recalling the likes of David Bowie, the Cure, and Love and Rockets. $5-$7. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. 404-870-0575. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. — JW

THEE CRUCIALS, MONDO TOPLESS, THE F’N HEARTBREAKS Duck-walking garage-rock outlaws Thee Crucials “Can’t Sit Still,” kicking a hot-footed surfabilly two-step over driving organs and an overflowing beat. For 17 years, Mondo Topless has exploited racing Farfisas and guitar reverb in service of explosive ‘60s rawk. $7. 9 p.m. Star Bar. 404-681-9018. www.starbaratlanta.com. — CP

GWINNETT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Family-friendly pops concert on the green, featuring the unique beats of Atlanta-based, all-female percussion group Chix with Stix (Lisa Angert Morris, Lisa Gillespie, Karen Hunt, Olivia Kieffer and Courtney McDonald). Free. 7 p.m. Duluth Amphitheater, Duluth City Park. 770-925-8900. www.gwinnettsymphony.org. — Mark Gresham

SAT/22

ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO The King Crimson guitarist tours behind his first studio release with Eric and Julie Slick, the young brother-and-sister rhythm section. Expect new material with a smattering of “hits” from his 30-plus-years career as solo artist and sideman to an eclectic roster of acts that spans Zappa, Bowie, Talking Heads and Nine Inch Nails. $20. 8 p.m. Smith’s Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. — HH

ATLANTA HARMONY CELEBRATION Barbershop harmonies abound with this Lawrenceville-based women's chorus, directed by Kathy Stone, as with their guests Georgia Young Men's Ensemble and the UpFront Quartet. $8, 2:30 p.m. show; $12, 7 p.m. show. Red Clay Theatre. 770-621-2602. www.atlantaharmonycelebration.org.  — MG

SUN/23 

BIG & RICH, CRAIG MORGAN, LOVE & THEFT, BOMBSHEL For a while, B&R was the biggest thing in the business, and their blending of country, rock and hick-hop was quite unique. A yearlong break may have invigorated the duo, or killed the buzz. Three openers. $19-$49. 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. 404-733-5010. www.vzwamp.com. — JK

MON/24

WILLIE HEATH NEAL The Georgia-born Neal’s deep baritone digs into traditional country, honky-tonk and rockabilly with the authority of Willie, Waylon and, er, ZZ Top, whom he covers. This is the third of four August Mondays at the venue, where he’s promoting a terrific new release. $7. 8 p.m. Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Room. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. — HH

TUE/25

CHICAGO, EARTH, WIND AND FIRE Two 1960s legacy bands from the Windy City, pop-fusion Chicago and R&B-birthed EWF made the idea of prominent horn sections rock. Their stop in Atlanta is part of a 30-city tour together. $39.50-$89.50. 7 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 404-233-2227. www.chastainseries.com. — MG

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