This Athens quintet blazed a fresh Southern trail through the dull gray forest of post-grunge and released one of 2008’s finest debuts, “Wrecking Ball,” where Pink Floydian atmospherics mingle with the crashing crescendos of Nirvana. This show celebrates the release of a new live album, “Dirty Ammo,” which is available for free download at www.dirtyammo.com. You’ll also find the option to donate $1 to help rebuild the fire-damaged Georgia Theatre, and you can order a vinyl copy of the album there, too. With Twin Tigers, Carnivores.
9 p.m. Jan. 8. $10-$12. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta. 404-522-3950.
Jazzy Atlanta chanteuse Bernadette Seacrest celebrates her new CD, “The Filthy South Sessions,” which takes us on a musical journey from Parisian café jazz to Argentinian tango and landing back home with a touch of the blues. She’ll be backed by the Provocateurs, aka guitarist Charles Williams and bassist Kris Dale of the Bonaventure Quartet.
8 p.m. Jan. 8. $15-$18. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404- 377-4976.
Percussion Repertoire Group
Founding members Isaac Anderson and Olivia Kieffer will perform solo and duo works from the 20th century — including a pair of pieces by Steve Reich and John Zorn’s “Gris-Gris” — and an adaptation of Bach’s Chaconne, the concluding movement of Partita No. 2 in D minor for violin.
8 p.m. Jan. 10. Eyedrum, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta. 404-522-0655.
Zappa Plays Zappa
When Dweezil Zappa began this project, he brought some of his father Frank’s former sidemen along for the ride. Now the focus is on the talented band of young musicians he’s recruited to recreate his dad’s groundbreaking music. Zappa Plays Zappa won a Grammy for best rock instrumental performance in 2009 for a version of Frank’s “Peaches en Regalia.”
8 p.m. Jan. 11. $38-$55. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta. 404-524-7354.
The Infamous Stringdusters, the Greencards
The Stringdusters hit the bluegrass world like a bolt of lightning, taking the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Awards for both album (tied with “Lefty’s Old Guitar” by J.D. Crowe & The New South) and song of the year with debut “Fork in the Road” and its title track. As for the Greencards, until they open their mouths to speak, you’d think this bluegrass-infused threesome hailed from our general vicinity. These U.K. and Australia expatriates don’t deal in the spoken word, though, and their music sounds thoroughly American. The trio of Kym Warner, Carol Young and Eamon McLoughlin will be vying for a Grammy at the upcoming Jan. 31 ceremony in the best country instrumental performance category.
7 and 10:30 p.m. Jan. 14. $20. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976.