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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.

LCD Soundsystem with Big Freedia at Coca-Cola Roxy

Back from the dead, James Murphy and company played the first of two sold-out nights behind American Dream, dazzling with new material from that record while culling from one of the more exciting back catalogs in all of indie music. New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia opened, setting the table for a weekend-length dance party.

Hamilton Leithauser at Terminal West

The crooner, formerly of The Walkmen and currently touring behind his collaborative album with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam, charmed a captivated Atlanta audience with a full band behind him.

Open Mike Eagle at Aisle 5

The Chicago-bred alternative rapper traffics in a hyper-focused brand of witty but sociologically trenchant rhymes, while operating as a live performer with a significant amount of traditional MC energy.

White Reaper at The Masquerade

From the garages of Louisville to the stages of the Southeast, White Reaper has proven themselves to be one of the most capable and reliably fun live rock bands in the country. Touring behind the recently released The World’s Best American Band, the band played a set to an amped-up Atlanta crowds.

See Alvvays perform live at Terminal West

Canadian indie-pop rising stars continued a run of sold-out shows off of the strength of sophomore record Anticsocialites, working the crowd into a frenzy with melodic and undeniably catchy songs.

The xx with Perfume Genius live at Coca-Cola Roxy

Touring off the recent release of their third album I See You and fresh off a jam-packed main stage summer festival run, the London-based mood setters played a comparatively intimate show for a sold-out crowd at Atlanta’s newest large-sized concert venue. With opening support from the overqualified indie pop stalwart Perfume Genius, this run of shows has one of the better billings of the fall season.

Julien Baker with Half Waif at The Masquerade

On the first night of tour, the 22-year old singer/songwriter enraptured a crowd of devoted fans who sang back nearly every word of her first album and watched and listened with deep respect as she introduced several songs from her forthcoming sophomore effort Turn Out The Lights. With violin accompaniment provided by Camille Faulkner and opening support from Half Waif, Baker’s tour promises to continue being one of the more engrossing live experiences of the fall season.

Hundred Waters Live and In Portrait at The EARL

The LA-based trio, also known for curating one of the most diverse music festivals in North America, dazzled a packed house with their singular blend of electronic and classical sound

Widowspeak with their invented sound at The Masquerade.

Dreamy indie folk outfit, on tour in support of new record Expect The Best, played a hypnotic and engaging set in Atlanta

Bermuda Triangle live at Terminal West

The newly established side project of Alabama Shakes’s Brittany Howard and fellow Nashville singer-songwriters Jesse Lafser and Becca Mancari performed their first ever touring gig to a rapturous Atlanta crowd, who clearly enjoyed the drum-machine backed Americana tunes that the band had to offer.

Wilco raises the roof with Margaret Glaspy at The Fox Theatre

The two-decade old Chicago rock institution continued their seemingly endless touring in Atlanta, enrapturing a sold-out crowd with a 29-song, 2 and a half-hour set.

Zola Jesus takes the stage at Aisle 5

Industrial goth princess Zola Jesus battled sickness to deliver an energetic set to a dedicated crowd of fans in Atlanta.

Father John Misty and Weyes Blood live at The Tabernacle

The Clown Prince of Indie Folk brings his theatrical tunes to a converted church.