Your Weekly Planner: ATL shows for 3/14-20

Fairly sparse line-up this week, but a few bright spots to speak of, including two bands who released two of my favorite albums of 2009:

Mon., March 14th

Telekinesis and The Love Language with Modern Skirts and Richard Parsons at The Earl in East Atlanta, GA, US

Telekinesis – “Coasts of Carolina”

The real treat here is Raleigh, NC band The Love Language.  The self-titled debut by the lo-fi indie pop act was created solely by the front man Stuart McLamb, writing and recording in his parent’s house.  “Lalita” and “Sparxxx” are favorites off that album, along with “Manteo”, clipped below.  Have not spent much time with their more recent release, but may do so in absence of the show tonight.

Bob Schneider at Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room in Atlanta, GA, US

Tues., March 15th

The Rural Alberta Advantage with Night Driving In Small Towns at The Earl in East Atlanta, GA, US

Another fantastic group that burst on the scene in late 2008, early 2009, this Canadian collective will surely produce a great live product with their foot-stomping, finger-snapping beats and piercing vocals.  The new album is great, btw, if you have not picked it up yet.

Fri., March 18th

James McMurtry at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA, US

James McMurtry – “Peter Pan”

Sat., March 19th

Demetri Martin at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, US

Not really a musical act, but this comedian incorporates various instruments (mostly acoustic guitar) as he delivers his clever, dry-witted one-liners and abbreviated comments on everyday life.  Pretty funny stuff.

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