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Atlanta Concerts this week: Radiohead, Il Volo



Yacht Rock Revue

Tune the six-string and turn the amps to 11 — Atlanta’s ace mimics of ‘70s and ‘80s classics are holding a musical battle between the songs of Led Zeppelin and the Who. They’ll be joined by super guitarist Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan) as they tackle a set list that spans the catalogs of both bands.

8:30 p.m. March 31. $21-$26. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487,

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Before Radiohead gets to Coachella, they’ll visit Atlanta for their first show here since 2012. The enigmatic British band is touring in support of “A Moon Shaped Pool,” its ninth studio album, which arrived last May. The album landed at No. 6 on Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of 2016” list.

7:30 p.m. April 1. $45.50-$85.50 (some ticket locations are credit card entry only, meaning you have to show the credit card used for the order and an ID for entry). Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


The Flaming Lips

Since the Wayne Coyne-fronted band last played Lakewood in 2013, it has released two “Heady Nuggs” collections and “With a Little Help From My Fwends,” its track-by-track tribute to the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Then in January, the band dropped “Oczy Mlody,” its follow-up to 2013’s “The Terror,” which has been compared to, song structure-wise, the Lips’ “The Soft Bulletin” and “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.”

8 p.m. April 2. $45. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

Micky Dolenz

If the guy forever entwined with the Monkees breaks into Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” during his live show, it’s as much a tribute to the recently deceased Berry as it is a throwback to Dolenz’s earliest performing days, including his performance of the song at his audition for “The Monkees” TV show in 1965. Other covers might also sneak in among the parade of Monkees singalongs, such as “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer.”

6 and 9 p.m. April 2. $40-$70. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791,


Il Volo

Now all grown up and sleekly handsome, the Italian trio of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble have matured musically as well. The guys are touring with a 55-piece orchestra to support their latest album, “Notte Magica — A Tribute to the Three Tenors,” which pays homage to the singers’ biggest inspiration — the Three Tenors (José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti, who were given the nickname after their 1990 joint concert in Rome).

7:30 p.m. April 3. $49.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

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