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Concerts: Mary Mary, STS9, Rush, Cassandra Wilson

112511 GreatTree HS08Sibling gospel duo Mary Mary, shown here at last year’s Macy’s Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square, will take the stage at Atlanta Symphony Hall Friday evening. Photo: Hyosub Shin,

Mary Mary

The Grammy-winning, gospel-singing sisters Erica and Tina Campbell bring some inspiration to Symphony Hall, touring behind latest album “Go Get It.”
The siblings also will be back on television in December with the second season of their reality show on the WE TV network.
8 p.m. Oct. 26. $29-$100. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000.

Sound Tribe Sector 9

Formerly Atlanta-based, and now working out of Northern California, STS9 mixes the electronic thump of club music and hip-hop, the experimental explorations of jazz and the elasticity of a jam band.
The group has been one of the top-grossing touring acts in the country, and they’re still a huge draw here in Georgia.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27. $29.50-$54.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-881-2100.

Sharon Van Etten

Friends in lofty indie-rock places have helped Van Etten’s still young career. TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone encouraged her to give music a try and she contributed vocals to the Antlers’ acclaimed 2008 album “Hospice.” She joined Shearwater for a cover of the Tom Petty-Stevie Nicks chestnut “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” for the Onion’s A.V. Club’s “A.V. Undercover” series earlier this year. Her latest album, “Tramp, “ was produced by the National’s Aaron Dessner and includes contributions by Beirut’s Zach Condon and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner. It’s really Van Etten’s show, though. Her songs create a hypnotic intimacy, sounding like they could only be delivered by her voice. They’re often dark, tortured and raw, but never self-pitying. It’s that haunted voice, perched on an emotional ledge, that offers hints of deliverance, transforming that ledge into a place of refuge.
7 p.m. Oct. 27. $13-$15. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta.

“An Evening With Ed: A Celebration of the Life and Spirit of Ed Hopson”

Hopson, who died in August after a battle with cancer, was a sound engineer at many of the major venues around Atlanta, including the Tabernacle, Center Stage, the Omni, the Fox Theatre and more. There will be a silent auction, including autographed guitars from Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, John Oates, Styx, Ted Nugent, Yes and Lynyrd Skynyrd. There will also be music from Van Temple and Wayne Famous of the Producers, Wayne Healey and Simon Horrocks of the Freddy Jones Band, the Blonz, Rick Richards from the Georgia Satellites, Billy Greer from Kansas and many others. Kaedy Kiely from 97.1 The River emcees.
5-10 p.m. Oct. 28. $20. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta.

29920017copy-520x344Indie-rock supergroup Divine Fits, including Spoon frontman Britt Daniel (left), plays Terminal West Monday night. Photo: Pamela Littky

Divine Fits

Britt Daniel makes indie rock with a classic feel with his main gig as the front man for Spoon. That goes for this side project, too, which finds him working with former Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs member Dan Boeckner and New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown. The tour that brings Divine Fits to Terminal West this weekend has already been lighting up the blogosphere with talk of the band’s unusual cover of Frank Ocean’s “Lost.” The drug-hazy track comes from Ocean’s nominally R&B yet genre-defying “Channel Orange,” one of the year’s most acclaimed albums. It’s a typically bold choice from Daniel and his bandmates. He’s never let genre labels get in his way, either.
8 p.m. Oct. 29. $18-$20. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta.

An Evening with Primus

A list of this Les Claypool-led outfit’s influences might seem confusing to anyone unfamiliar with the band, but it can be instructive. Frank Zappa comes up most often, and that’s most obvious in the band’s surreal sense of humor and stellar musicianship. The band’s metallic edge sometimes conjures up Rush, and Primus has toured with the Canadian trio. King Crimson and the Residents come up quite often, too. In turn, Primus was a big influence on many of the progressive- and alt-metal bands that followed.
If you’re new to Primus, the best place to start is the band’s twin peaks of the early ’90s, “Sailing the Seas of Cheese” and “Pork Soda.”
8 p.m. Oct. 31. $39.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022.


It’s been 38 years since this Canadian trio released its debut album, but these old-school progressive metal purveyors can still bring out the teenage music geek in the snobbiest indie-rock aficionado. Despite their longevity and popularity, the band had long been snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That changed this year, when Rush finally got that long-delayed nomination, and since this is the first year fans will get a vote, the band’s chances look pretty good.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. $59-$129; $40 lawn. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010.

Cassandra Wilson

Her choice of material is adventurous — or even risky — but this seductive singer can make any rock, blues or jazz standard her own.
On her latest, “Another Country,” she takes a European turn, working with Italian guitarist and producer Fabrizio Sotti.
8 p.m. Nov. 1. $40. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354.

Frankie Valli

With Valli’s distinctively high voice and songs that blended the malt shop with East Coast-laced rhythm and blues, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons catapulted to fame in the early ’60s. Their story is chronicled in the Broadway smash “Jersey Boys.”
8 p.m. Nov. 1.  Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-881-2100.

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simon george

October 25th, 2012
8:36 pm

Got to see tribe at the ryman last night and they were great. Ive seen them quite a few times but this was def the most memorable for me. Great post keep up the hard work. Check these out IStillGotMyGuitar.