5 must-see Atlanta concerts for the week of July 21

It’s a big week for music-loving Atlantans. Beck Hanson (we’ll just call him Beck) will be dropping into the ATL Tuesday night and he’s bringing a Lennon with him. Elsewhere, well-known and not-so-well-known acts (all very good, however) will be stopping by Atlanta. This is your chance to continue your New Year’s resolutions of, “I’ve got to get out more often to hear some great live music.”

Fox Theatre, July 22

On his latest release, Morning Phase, Beck has produced a record for the ages. Critics claim it’s quite nearly perfect and could also be considered a sequel to 2002’s Sea Change. Whatever the case, you can be sure he’ll bring more than two turntables and a microphone to this gig at the Fabulous Fox. With Sean Lennon’s band The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT) / 8:00 p.m. / $37 – 72

The Antlers
The Masquerade, July 23

Brooklyn indie rock trio The Antlers are in hot pursuit of a hit record with their brand new release Familiars. This is some beautiful stuff from a band that consistently come off as critical darlings. Listening to the single “Hotel” just might immediately compel you to buy a ticket. With Thus Owls / 8:00 p.m. / $15 advance

von Grey
Eddie’s Attic, July 24

Local sisters von Grey are going places in a hurry. The talented quartet has made some serious waves in the music world of late, including performing on Conan as well as Late Show with David Letterman. They fit nicely into the indie-alt-folk genre and there’s not a diva among them. Catch their fine musicianship and beautiful harmonies this Thursday at Eddie’s. With Edward Hartline / 6:30 doors, 8:00 show / $12 advance, $16 door

The Fresh & Onlys
529, July 26

With their new album House of Spirits, The Fresh & Onlys have opened up a new side of the San Francisco rock scene. Their sound falls somewhere between psychedelic rock and garage rock, with a penchant for getting your toes tapping. With The Shilohs / 9:00 doors / $10 advance

The Alzheimer’s Music Fest
120 Tavern & Music Hall, July 26

The Alzheimer’s Music Fest was organized by family and friends of loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. This worthy cause has brought roughly 30 bands of diverse musical backgrounds on board for this Saturday’s show and you need to be there, as well. Alzheimer’s Music Fest has partnered with the non-profit Caring Together in Hope to ensure net proceeds help those who need it most. Great music, terrific cause, no excuses! Noon to 10:00 p.m. / $10 donation at the door or go to http://alzheimersmusicfest.org/ to donate/buy tickets