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Lucy Dacus at The Earl

One of indie rock’s hottest names at the moment, Virginia-bred singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus proved that the hype behind her first two records is more than justified, delivering a lengthy set but never wavering in clarity of voice. Backed by an enthusiastic and capable band of her peers, Dacus might be one of the more exciting acts on the spring touring circuit.

Spoon live at Buckhead Theatre

The indie rock stalwarts are still packing houses two decades into their storied career, this time behind newest record Hot Thoughts. Britt Daniel and company remain one of the most compelling live rock bands in the game, relying on a very deep back catalog and an ever enthusiastic fanbase.

Jay Electronica at Center Stage

One of contemporary hip hop’s greatest enigmas, Jay Electronica, spent one of the nights on a very short tour bringing his signature style of lyrically dense rapping to a crowd that ate out of his hand every step of the way.

A$AP FERG at the Tabernacle

The A$AP Mob’s second biggest star took his Mad Man tour to Atlanta, bringing along a pair of live feed cameras and an unmatched sense of enthusiasm.

St. Vincent with Tuck & Patti live at The Tabernacle

One of contemporary rock music’s brightest beacons, Annie Clark’s latest touring performance has been drawing rave reviews for placing the focus on her singular ability to carry a room in the palm of her hand. Her Atlanta MASSEDUCTION stop was no different, with the sold-out crowd even showing up mostly early to catch the jazz guitar stylings of her uncle and aunt, Tuck & Patti, who opened the show.

Phoebe Bridgers with Soccer Mommy at Aisle 5

Rising LA-based singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers played one of many sold-out shows on her first headlining tour to a reverent crowd in Atlanta, with the Nashville-based indie rock act Soccer Mommy in tow.

WHY? with Open Mike Eagle at Terminal West

Indie rap/rock polymath Yoni Wolf brought the touring WHY? band with him for a stirring night of songs from the project’s deep discography, accompanied by burgeoning underground star Open Mike Eagle.

Jason Isbell live at The Fox Theatre

One of the country’s preeminent songwriters, Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit brought the house down for the second sold-out night of a two-night stand at a historic music venue in downtown Atlanta.

John Maus at The EARL

The multi-faceted and highly energetic synthpop icon John Maus brought his current tour to a sold-out and adoring crowd in Atlanta, playing songs new and old alike.

Destroyer Live at Terminal West

Acclaimed art-rock lifer Dan Bejar and his multi-talented bandmates brought the Destroyer songs to life with vigor and splendor. The show was opened by the equally excellent Mega Bog.

See Jens Lekman at The Earl

Playing with just a guitar and a sampler, the one-man show packed in more energy than a lot of full band performances, with a crowd of longtime fans eating up every bit of it.

ROSTAM at the Earl

With an adoring crowd packed to each end of the room and a string quartet in tow, ROSTAM played an elegant set of solo songs and past work.

Bully with Smut and Material girls at Terminal West

Bully, who just wrapped up the first leg of their North American tour behind new album Losing, brought the house down last week in Atlanta  with the support from Cincinnati shoegazers Smut and Atlanta locals Material Girls.

The Shins at Coca-Cola Roxy

Despite numerous lineup changes and stylistic shifts over a nearly two-decade existence, The Shins remain one of indie rock’s most reliable room fillers. With their calling cards of nostalgia and James Mercer’s songwriting to fall back on, the most recent iteration of the band pulled from one of the genre’s most celebrated catalogs, allowing the thousands in attendance to relive their experiences with their songs.

Grizzly Bear at The Tabernacle

The indie rock mainstays, touring off the recently released Painted Ruins, made a stop in Atlanta this past week. Delivering a powerhouse, nearly two-hour long set consisting of as many old standards as newer songs, Grizzly Bear made a strong case for why they remain one of the genre’s most respected outfits.

Review: Bon Iver at Fox Theatre

With most of the 4,000-plus in attendance enraptured in their seats

Flying Lotus at The Tabernacle

Experimental hip-hop producer brings his 3D projections and jazz-inspired works to a diverse and engaged crowd, playing both music from his personal catalog and from his works as a producer for hire.

AFROPUNK “Carnival Of Consciousness” in Atlanta 2017

The two-day festival made its return to Atlanta, boasting talent from every end of the musical spectrum.

Beach Slang with Pet Symmetry at The Masquerade

One of the purest rock and roll bands working today, Beach Slang blends sincerity with driving force, often playing exhilarating sets of straight-faced, emotional rock songs. Chicago-based pop punk supergroup Pet Symmetry joins them on their current tour, providing a more tongue-in-cheek adrenaline jolt to balance out the ends of the emotional spectrum.