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Atlanta synthpop outfit Dot.s is on the road with a new lineup, playing songs from the group’s recently released third album, Long for This World. Past offerings, such as 2017’s “Down Goes the Elephant,” found frontman Ryan James layering symphonic, operatic grandeur to achieve maximum impact. More recent numbers, such as “Stupid, Nothing,” “Lemons” and “Anecdoche,” draw out the natural tension of shuffling but direct rhythms, have zero clutter and are powered by seemingly elemental melodic and lyrical phrases that tempt anyone within earshot to project their own meanings. For more on this, check out the title mantra in “Stand Up, Shape Up,” and prepare for an evening of low-key, blue-eyed funk for the modern day.
WALDEN Local four-piece playing anthemic rock akin to U2, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.
LUTHI Funky, horn-centric group based in Nashville, TN.
DOT.S Atlanta-based electropop five-piece. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.