Kick off the month with a soul-soothing set by Sarah McLachlan. Bring your own cooler and set up at one of Chastain’s tables to truly enjoy the evening.
Thursday July 5
Hell • 7:00 PM • $12.50 ADV
Biters, Cold Blue Rebels, The Casket Creatures, Death Is Dialogue
Skank is often used as a derogatory term but if your a Reel Big Fish fan, its just a type of dance that involves a a combo of flailing and skipping in place. Skanking is actually a lot of fun and you and your friends can do it openly at the Reel Big Fish show at The Masquerade on July 6.
Their flowery yet powerful music has gained the attention of many music greats like Joan Jett and Morissey. The all girl trio Girl In A Coma will be wide awake and ready for your attention on July 7 at The Earl. With GA Music Awards winner The Sexual Side Effects
Metalcore band, Attack Attack! will sing and scream songs off their latest album This Means War on July 12 at the Masquerade.
If 1997 was a good year for you, chances are you enjoyed popping one of the above mentioned bands’ CDs into your car stereo. Relive the magic and see what ’90s alt pop biggies are up to now at Chastain Amphitheater on Friday July 13. It will be a Friday the 13th bad luck free zone!
Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax and the list of metal goes on. More metal than you can shake a stick at, but just enough to bang your head to on July 14 at Aaron’s Amphitheater. Hard to say which will be hotter that day, the pavement of the venue or Lemmy’s famous wall of amps.
If a day full of metal wasn’t enough for you during Mayhem, then get a punk rock dessert on July 15 at The Masquerade with Off! and the Refused. In case you didn’t know, OFF! is Keith Morris, former singer for The Circle Jerks, and this is his latest band. Refused is a Swedish hardcore punk phenom boasting one of the top 50 most influential albums according to Kerrang!
There is something beautifully sinister about bands that combine sweetness and power like the band Sleigh Bells does. The ultra pretty vocals of Alexis Krauss and shredtastic guitar of Derek Edward Miller give them the ability to lure you in and keep you. The Brooklyn duo will be at The Center Stage July 15.
I saw The Greater Vavoom, a band described as “nine inch prince,” once about three years ago. Right after I saw them, they went on hiatus, but luckily for everyone they are playing at The 10 High on July 18. You owe it to yourself to see Chris Cox (singer) onstage; he is James Brown on acid.
Think of a happy Tom Waits and you will be thinking about Blair Crimmins and the Hookers. Infectious music that will make you smile. They play The Earl on July 20.
Really, what more can be said. If you live rock music you have these guys to thank, and if you’ve never seen Motley Crue nor Kiss this is your chance. The Treatment opens this show at Lakewood Aaron’s Ampitheater on July 24.
Liberty spikes, skinny hawks, broken teeth, various patches and studs, the boys of The Casualties have the look of old school street punk down and a sound to match. This band has been moshing their way into hearts since 1990 and they will mosh their way into yours on July 26 at The Masquerade.
Danish punk rock shoe gaze (is that even a real genre?) band Iceage will be playing at 529 on July 27.
Get your 1996 on on July 28 at The Masquerade with Helmet and the Toadies. Both bands have express a need to re-educate the world about music, to exercise the demons of American Idol(atry) out of the souls of music listeners everywhere. Bless you Helmet and Toadies.
Rock out like your dad did (or at least like mine did) on July 31 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with Yes and Procol Harum. Both bands have a rich history in making music and winning awards for it. Yes has sold over 50 million albums, and Procol Harum can boast the most played single of the past 75 years with the song “Whiter Shade of Pale.”