The Almost Live From Little Five Star Bar Sunday Night Special & Grand Old Quarantine Music Show, Sunday, August 2

Ka-pow! It’s Sunday, August 2, time for another installment of the Almost Live From Little Five Star Bar Sunday Night Special & Grand Old Quarantine Music Show, with your host the Honorable Ted Weldon.

This week’s lineup features performances by the almighty Fiend Without A Face, the Young Antiques, Anna Kramer, the Pinx, Rodney Henry (of Glenmont Popes), Billy Rat, Bryan Malone, Patagonia Kids, Andrea & Mud, Tom Cheshire & Brian Kincheloe (of West End Motel), the Cocktail Minute with Sen. Artie Mondello, the return of Clete Thoughts, and more.

Live streaming from the Star Bar’s Facebook page and via Youtube at 7 p.m.

Blake Butler discusses his latest book, ‘Alice Knott,’ and more Thursday, July 30

Photo by Molly Brodak

In the beginning, Blake Butler’s words hit the page the way Jackson Pollock thrust paint onto canvas. The Marietta-based author’s 2011 breakthrough novel, There Is No Year, unfurls in a multi-hued splatter of chaos in expansion, drawing comparisons to everyone from William S. Burroughs to Dennis Cooper.

Since then, Butler has continually honed his singularly baroque style and voice. His latest novel, Alice Knott (Riverhead Books), is a hypnotic and wildly inventive story about the destructive act of finding meaning in art, and navigating a world that grows more corrupt by the minute.

On Thursday, July 30, at 8 p.m. (EST), Butler will join Atlanta Music writer Chad Radford and A Cappella Books for a discussion of his acclaimed new novel and more.

The conversation is free to attend via Zoom. Click here to join the event.

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.

Bauhaus plays The Coca-Cola Roxy on Wednesday, September 23

Bauhaus plays The Coca-Cola Roxy on Wednesday, September 23. 6:30 p.m. (doors). 8 p.m. (show). $75 (general admission). $125 (seats) | Buy tickets

Please be advised that this performance is taking place while the Braves are hosting a game. Due to the increase of traffic around the Battery purchasing parking in advance through the Live Nation or The Braves websites is strongly recommended.

Bikini Kill plays Variety Playhouse Saturday, September 26

Bikini Kill photo by Debi Del Grande

Bikini Kill plays Variety Playhouse Saturday, September 26. $39.50-$70 8:30 p.m. | Tickets go on-sale Monday, February 28 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Pre-sale starts Thursday, February 27 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The presale code will be sent out via the Bikini Kill newsletter

For this round of shows, the group’s lineup features Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, Kathi Wilcox on bass, and guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.

Stay tuned for more information to be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Mass Destruction Metal Fest IV feat. Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, Vimur, and more November 6-7

Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, Monstrosity, Massacre, Cenotaph, Malignancy, Thornspawn, Estuary, Vimur, and more bands to be announced soon. November 6-7. | A limited number of $85 early bird tickets are on sale now
Read Chad Radford’s CL feature story, “Vimur finds truth in the abyss: ‘Triumphant Master of Fates’ takes black metal to a grand scale”

Ministry celebrates 30 years of ‘The Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Taste’ + KMFDM and Front Line Assembly at the Tabernacle April 20

Al Jourgensen of Ministry. Photo by Derick Smith.

The Industrial Strength Tour: Ministry celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste w/ KMFDM and Front Line Assembly at the Tabernacle. Tuesday, April 20, 2021. $37-$55. 7 p.m. (doors). Tickets are on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m. | Buy tickets.