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Atlanta Concerts this week: Twenty One Pilots, Brian Wilson


FRIDAY

Twenty One Pilots

The duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun took a well-earned respite after the massive success of 2015’s “Blurryface,” which broke through in a massive way with “Stressed Out” and “Ride.” Their latest, “Trench,” has returned them to the airwaves with “Jumpsuit” and “My Blood” and this companion tour – dubbed “Bandito” – will keep them on the road rather steadily through summer.

With AWOLNATION and Max Frost. 7 p.m. Nov. 2. $39.50-$79.50. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

SATURDAY

Ben Rector

The "Brand New" singer is hitting the stage with his band for 90 minutes of meticulously delivered folk-pop. Rector, a native of Oklahoma, released his seventh studio album, "Magic," this summer and has provided fans with a new batch of singalongs, including "Drive"

and "Old Friends."

With Camino. 8 p.m. Nov. 3.Sold out. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.livenation.com

Vince Gill

He's been busy as an extra voice and body on the road with the Eagles, but now it's time for Gill's formidable catalog to get the spotlight.

The country singer-songwriter-guitarist is performing with his longtime band, including Billy Thomas on drums, Glenn Worf on bass and guitarists Jeff White, Tom Bukovac and Jedd Hughes.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. $40.20-$145.94. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org

WEDNESDAY

Robyn Hitchcock

The British musician released a self-titled album last year – his 21st – and garnered raves for its psychedelic rock leanings. Hitchcock himself described his current music as an "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove." 

With Max Putnam. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $32-$40. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791,  www.citywinery.com/atlanta/

Billy F. Gibbons

The ZZ Top veteran is momentarily breaking from his longtime bandmates to champion his new solo album, “The Big Bad Blues,” with a band including Guns ‘N Roses drummer Matt Sorum, guitarist Austin Hanks and DJ and harmonica player Elwood Francis. Gibbons penned most of the songs, but the album also includes favorites from Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. 

8 p.m. Nov. 7. $48.50. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487, ticketfly.com.

THURSDAY

Brian Wilson

Yes, this will be the fourth time in five years that the previously tour-averse pop genius is visiting Atlanta. But he’s Brian Wilson, so experience him – and his fantastic band - live as often as possible while you can. Wilson will perform a string of his greatest hits, as well as songs from the storied “Pet Sounds” album. Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin guest. 

8 p.m. Nov. 8. $46.50-$86.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org


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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.