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Concerts: Ringo Starr, the Jacksons, Diana Krall, Collective Soul

CS_HR_02 - photo cred Joseph GuayCollective Soul plays the 1999 album “Dosage” along with a few more fan favorites at the Tabernacle. The band will also debut some new music at the July 7 show. Photo: Joseph Guay

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band

This latest edition of the former Beatle’s touring ensemble includes Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather (of Toto), Richard Page (of Mr. Mister), Gregg Rolie (of Santana and Journey) and drummer Gregg Bissonette. In addition to Starr’s solo catalog and some of his work with the Beatles, you’ll hear hits from the resumes of several band members. That means you’ll likely get takes on Mr. Mister’s “Broken Wings,” Rundgren’s “Bang the Drum All Day,” Toto’s “Rosanna” and Santana’s “Black Magic Woman.” Check out our interview with Starr, Rundgren and Lukather.
8 p.m. July 6. $35-$125. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-881-2100.

The Swingin’ Medallions

Yes, you can build a career on one hit, and here’s your proof. More than 45 years after hitting the Top 10 with “Double Shot [of My Baby’s Love],” this South Carolina-based party band is still going strong.
8 p.m. July 7. $15-$40. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. 770-631-0630.

Collective Soul

The days when Ed Roland and his crew regularly scaled the charts are gone, but audiences don’t care. Collective Soul’s hooky, melodic post-grunge can still pack them in when these guys perform live. The band’s current tour features 1999’s “Dosage” in its entirety (that album spawned “Heavy” and “Run”) along with more of the band’s hits and some new music.
8 p.m. July 7. $29.50. $40; $30 in advance. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022.

JACKSONS MUSIC REVIEW 6The Jacksons — seen here at a sold out Apollo Theatre show on June 28 — will play Chastain Park Amphitheatre on July 8. Photo: Karsten Moran / The New York Times

The Jacksons

It’ll never be the same without Michael, but there are still plenty of good reasons to see the other Jackson brothers do their thing. Most of those reasons dominated the pop charts during the first half of the ’70s, from “I Want You Back” to “Dancing Machine.” This current outing marks the first time Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson have toured together since 1984’s Victory Tour.
8 p.m. July 8. $55-$65; $35 lawn. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. 404-233-2227.

Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir

Grateful Dead guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir reunites with Dead bassist Phil Lesh in Furthur, the new torchbearer for their band’s legacy in both set lists and spirit. They’re joined by a couple of Weir’s RatDog bandmates, drummer Joe Russo from the Benevento-Russo Duo and guitarist John Kadlecik from Dead cover band the Dark Star Orchestra.
7 p.m. July 10. $39.50-$59.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010.

sse_promopic_10_8x10_crop Following a jaunt to Texas, Atlanta’s the Sexual Sides Effects play another hometown show, opening for Girl in a Coma at the EARL July 10.

Girl in a Coma, the Sexual Side Effects

Fiery female trio Girl in a Coma melds the power of earlier punk styles with new-millennium attitude and style. And they’re signed to Joan Jett’s label, Blackheart Records. Imagine the Smiths (the band takes its name from that band’s ’80s classic “Girlfriend in a Coma”) and Siouxsie and the Banshees fed through the Pixies punk shredder. And if you haven’t jumped on board the Sexual Side Effects bandwagon yet, now’s the time. This rocking Atlanta quartet won the Comcast/Xfinity video award at the Georgia Music Awards in June. The hard-touring band’s been busy gaining fans on the East Coast and on a recent jaunt to Texas, where things got so fiery that a club had to be evacuated (check out the story on the Atlanta Music Scene blog). You can grab the debut EP, “High Maintenance,” or see the award-winning video for “All She’ll Ever Hurt” at the band’s website.
7 p.m. July 10. $12; $10 in advance. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950.

Diana Krall

Canadian jazz artist’s latest album, 2009’s “Quiet Nights,” showcased her range, from standards (“Where or When”) to ’60s pop (“Walk on By”) to tunes by Brazilian master Antonio Carlos Jobim. Expect to hear a sampling of tunes from the follow-up, “Glad Rag Doll,” which is set for September release. That album finds her working with producer T Bone Burnett for the first time. The album reaches back into the 1920s and ’30s for much of the material, but Krall also puts her stamp on Buddy and Julie Miller’s “Wide River to Cross.”
8 p.m. July 11. $35-$99. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. 404- 733-4900.

Best Coast, Those Darlins

The sprightly indie pop of Bethany Cosantino and Bobb Bruno melds the sunshine and sparkle of California with a serious New York edge, filtering ’60s jangle through the anxieties of the modern age. Jon Brion’s production on the duo’s second album, “The Only Place,” gives the band a bit of polish, but not enough to blunt Best Coast’s charm.
8:30 p.m. July 12. $17. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354.

Shane Harrison,

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July 6th, 2012
11:20 am

All these acts SUCK.

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July 6th, 2012
5:39 pm

jeff, if you don’t have something good to say, then STFU. Sorry you have no ear for music.

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Mr Wee Wee

July 7th, 2012
12:04 am

Mr. Wee Wee sez, “yOu gO girl” and STAND FIRM behind Barack!

Freddie Mercury's spirit

July 8th, 2012
1:19 pm


July 8th, 2012
10:57 pm

Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Still not the same without michael…..

Admiral Akbar

July 10th, 2012
7:42 am

“Award winning video”? Uhh…. really?

“IT’S A TRAP!!!!”