Circle Jerks, 7 Seconds, and Negative Approach play the Masquerade April 22

Circle Jerks photo by Atiba Jefferson


Circle Jerks are on the road again, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1980 debut album Group Sex, recently reissued by Trust Records.

The show also marks the group’s first show in Atlanta since they played the Masquerade in December of 2006. Were you at that show?

For this tour, drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, QOTSA, BL’AST!, the Bronx, and more) fills out the lineup.

Trust Records also recently reissued 7 Seconds’ 1984 debut LP, The Crew. Both 7 Seconds and Negative Approach (!!!) fill out the bill for what’s sure to be a total blast of a show.

Friday, April 22 at the Masquerade (Heaven). $32.50 (adv). 7 p.m. (doors).

Photo courtesy 7 Seconds


Negative Approach photo by Chad Radford


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High Key Disco feat. Treasure Fingers & Jeremy Avalon every Tuesday night at MJQ

Jeremy Avalon (left) and Treasure Fingers. Photo by Sao Hennyshot

High Key Disco is a weekly residency featuring Treasure Fingers and Jeremy Avalon—two of Atlanta’s premier DJs spinning electronic music, funk, and disco in the cafe at MJQ. $5. Every Tuesday night from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

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The Post-Apocalyptic Malone Show every Thursday night on Facebook

SELF PORTRAIT: Bryan G. Malone

Bryan Malone, the long-standing Star Bar promoter, and guitar player with Atlanta rockers the Forty-Fives and Bad Spell, hosts a weekly live stream from his home in Pendleton Manor.

Malone takes on a new theme every week, ranging from Kinks and Ramones-heavy rock ‘n’ roll dance parties to root beer float appreciation nights.

Tune in via Facebook every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Gallery 992 Improv. Jam, every Sunday evening

Photo by Chad Radford

Gallery 992‘s Sunday night free improv jams are back!

For the time being, every Sunday evening from 6-10 p.m., the weekly jam has moved just a few doors down to the lot near the corner of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. and Peeples Street, where there’s plenty of space to get spaced out. Under the direction of alto saxophone player Quinn Mason and percussionist Dallas Dawson, an assemblage of the city’s finest players lock into each other for a massive and seemingly telepathic group improv blast before opening up the stage. They’ll play for as long as the law allows—the noise ordinance kicks in at 10 p.m.

In this new, temporary outdoor setting, the weekly jam has taken on a whole new vibe, summoning a rejuvenated sense of community spirit in the West End. These performances are about catharsis, purgation, and finding mental and spiritual balance in the shadow of a world in turmoil.

Witnessing so much energy, and engaging with live music on such visceral and cerebral levels, after so many months spent in lock down is a powerful and emotionally riveting experience that’s not to be taken lightly—you need it more than you know.

Bring a lawn chair—it’s outside, but wearing a mask and maintaining that six-feet of social distance makes everyone feel a safer, and little more comfortable.

Mass Destruction Metal Fest IV feat. Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, Vimur, and more Nov. 5-7, 2021

Mass Destruction Metal Fest IV is bacK! A Rippin Production’s rescheduled annual metal fest is set to take over the Loft at Center Stage Friday through Sunday, November 5-7, 2021. Mass Destruction has been upgraded to a three-day gathering—current weekend pass holders will be allowed attend all three days.

Bands on this year’s lineup (so far) include Vio-Lence, Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, MonstrosityMassacre, Evoken, CenotaphUsurper, Thornspawn, MALIGNANCY, CruciamentumWITCHTRAPESTUARY, Antichrist Siege Machine, Vimur, Suffocation, Cirith Ungol, Exciter, Akhlys, Derkéta, Impur, and Maiestas.

Tickets are available now. $55-$175.

In the meantime, read “Vimur finds truth in the abyss: ‘Triumphant Master of Fates’ takes black metal to a grand scale”











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Dinosaur Jr. plays The Masquerade November 13

Photo by Cara Totman.

Dinosaur Jr. plays Heaven at The Masquerade. Saturday, November 13. $31 (adv). 7 p.m. (doors). 75 Martin Luther King JR Dr. SW. 404-577-8178. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Pre-sale for seated tickets begins Thurs., March 11 at 12 p.m. Eastern.
Venue pre-sale begins Wed., March 17 at 10 a.m. Eastern.
Tickets go on sale for general public on Fri., March 19 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

J., Lou, and Murph are back with a new album, titled Sweep It Into Space, due out April 23. Click here to pre-order a copy.


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