The 1975 - led by singer Matt Healy - play a sold-out show at Chastain this weekend. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Atlanta Concerts this week: RBRM, The 1975

FRIDAY

RBRM

You know them better as Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike (as in DeVoe, Brown, Bell and Bivins, as in most of New Edition). The foursome debuted last fall and achieved enough success to generate a new tour – “4 The Love of It” — that will roll into summer. The group is giving fans exactly what they want: the singalongs of New Edition, along with hits from Bel Biv DeVoe and solo catalogs, with many of the tunes remixed and reimagined.

8 p.m. May 17. $30-$125. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Dennis DeYoung

Don’t hold out hope for a Styx reunion. Instead, appreciate DeYoung in his current state — still the voice of AOR standards “Rockin’ the Paradise,” “Babe,” “Mr. Roboto” and a slew of others, only performed with another band. Under the banner “The Music of Styx,” DeYoung and his six-piece outfit are still commemorating the 40th anniversary of “The Grand Illusion” album, which came out in 1977 and features the eternal pop culture touchstone, “Come Sail Away.”

8 p.m. May 17. $35-$45. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. 1-877-725-8849, ticketalternative.com.

Amanda Palmer

The singer/performance artist who is still occasionally the frontwoman for the Dresden Dolls released her first solo album in six years, “There Will Be No Intermission,” in March, along with a book of “narrative photography.” Palmer has called the songs on the album — which was entirely crowd-funded — “exercises in survival.”

7:30 p.m. May 17. $29-$49. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

The 1975

With their swirling kick of ’80s synths and dreamy lyrics, the British quartet garnered U.S. attention with rock hits “Love It If We Made It,” “Somebody Else” and “The Sound.” Their current album, “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships,” experiments more with percussion and jazzy elements, but frontman Matty Healy’s charisma is intact.

With Pale Waves and No Rome. 7 p.m. May 18. Sold out. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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