Antagonizers ATL ‘KINGS’ LP release weekend March 19-20

To celebrate the arrival of their first new album in over five years, Antagonizers ATL are hosting a weekend of soul, reggae, street punk, and oi rock ‘n’ roll sounds. The festivities kick off at the Star Bar on Friday, March 19. DJ Gonzo and The Low Life Sound System fly in from the West Coast to spin an evening of soul and reggae hits and deep cuts. It’s $10 to get in, and a limited number of tickers are available. Doors open at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, March 20, the party moves to Vision Studios in Chamblee where the Hanging Judge, StrikeFirst, and Antagonizers ATL, The Queers, and Patriot play the KINGS LP release party. The album is out now via Pirates Press. Doors open at 5 p.m. A limited number of Tickets are available, $20 in advance. Act fast.

Weekend passes are also available for $30. Head over to the Dirty South Booking website for more information including links to buy tickets.

Masks are required for entry to both events. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for updates.

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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

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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

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Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Mass Destruction Metal Fest IV has been postponed. 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, and Vimur. More will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Tickets are available now. $55-$150.

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