Each Wednesday, we’ll round up our top sonic picks for the week ahead — from performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to the bands of East Atlanta Village, these concerts have captured our critics’ attention as worth adding to your calendar.
Wednesday, March 27
Twin Criminal, Vanishing Kids and The Organ Machines. Twin Criminal releases its album titled Backsliding. Also taking the stage are heavy psychedelic sounds by Vanishing Kids and surf rockers The Organ Machines. 529. 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 28
Beethoven’s Triple Delight. Music Director Robert Spano welcomes preeminent players from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to perform the works of Beethoven, finishing off with “Spring” Symphony by Robert Schumann. The performance repeats on Friday night. Atlanta Symphony Hall. 8 p.m.
Mermaid Motor Lounge. Josh Erwin (guitar/lead vocals), Troy Harris (bass), Jenna Mobley (fiddle/harmony vocals) and Matt Pendrick (guitar/harmony vocals) fuse reverb rock and comforting country sounds to create Mermaid Motor Lounge. See ARTS ATL‘s concert pick here. Buteco. 8:30 p.m.
Maria de Buenos Aires. Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera Maria de Buenos Aires returns to Atlanta for the second time since 2017. A sensual and seductive piece, the story follows a tango-obsessed prostitute born on a day “when God was drunk.” Paris on Ponce. 7:30 p.m. Through April 7.
Friday, March 29
Lightning Orchestra, Greenscreen, Konda and Safari Williams. Lightning Orchestra takes the stage, prepared to bring the funk, soul and Afrobeat sounds. Additionally, Greenscreen, Chris Yonker’s latest project, makes a debut performance. Read ARTS ATL‘s Q&A with Yonker here. 529. 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 30
Toast & Jam: Two-year Anniversary Show. The independent recording studio recently had an electrical fire and lost a lot of equipment. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Toast & Jam for recovery. The lineup includes Stay Here, Antarcticats, King of Summer, Challenger Deep and Fox Wound. The Masquerade. 6 p.m.
ECMSA: Zuill Bailey with the Vega String Quartet. Zuill Bailey performs with the Vega String Quartet (violinists Elizabeth Fayette and Jessica Shuang Wu, violist Yinzi Kong, cellist Guang Wang). Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. 8 p.m.
Michael Myerz, The Wreck Shit Club, Delorean Gray and Shouldies. A diverse lineup welcomes the evening with rapper Michael Myerz. 529. 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 31
Composer conversations with Michael Kurth and Jesse Breite. The artists discuss their creative process, deep faith and what it is like to present works to the public. Those in attendance will be treated to hearing the soon-to-be-released recording of “Miserere,” performed by the ASO and Chamber Chorus. North Avenue Presbyterian Church. 5:45 p.m.
Monday, April 1
VYB, james of mosaics and Justin Lee. VYB combines elements of electronic, pop, rock and alternative sounds. Justin Lee opens the show, and james of mosaics closes the evening. Smith’s Olde Bar. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2
Malevich, Ulthar, Misanthropic Aggression and Tómarúm. A night of angst, metal and grind. The Bakery. 8:30 p.m.