HARVEY MILK has earned a reputation for being the heaviest band to ever come out of Athens. With its latest release, Life...The Best Game in Town (Hydra Head), the group further hones the brittle art of crafting a sound so simultaneously fast and slow that it defies simple categorization as sludge or doom and gloom metal. Crushing and elegant minimalism is the calling card for the long-standing art-metal four-piece, performing Tues., JUNE 17. An oft unsung torchbearer in the realms of avant-garde metal, the group sounds more powerful than ever after 12 years of sporadic rumblings. $10. 9 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Road. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.