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Atlanta Concerts this week: Stevie Nicks, Elle King



Cowboy Junkies

Hard to believe that we’re creeping up on the 30th anniversary of the Canadian folk-Americana-rock band’s landmark album, “The Trinity Session.” Time marches on, but Margo Timmins is still the ethereal leader of the quartet, which released the box set “Notes Falling Slow” last year.

8 p.m. Nov. 5-6. $40-$55. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue, Atlanta. 615-324-1010,

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Stevie Nicks

The ethereal Nicks has been busy on the road with Fleetwood Mac the past couple of years, but returns solo to spotlight her 2014 album, “24 Karat Gold — Songs From the Vault.” Her tour launched last month in Phoenix and set lists so far indicate this outing is a dream for longtime fans, with the inclusion of the Lindsey Buckingham/Nicks gem “Crying in the Night” and the “Bella Donna” album cut “Outside the Rain.” Meanwhile, the Pretenders, led by Chrissie Hynde, just released their first new album since 2008, called “Alone.”

With the Pretenders. 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $39-$150. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Dweezil Zappa

Kudos to the guitar wizard for giving us perhaps the greatest-named tour of all time — Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the (expletive) He Wants — the Cease & Desist Tour, which is both a nod to ongoing family litigation as well as his undiminished stance of defiance. Zappa is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the music of his father, Frank.

8 p.m. Nov. 7. $37.50. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487,

Fitz and the Tantrums

It was hard not to fall in love with the band’s 2013 radio hits “Out of My League” and “The Walker,” and, earlier this year, the California sextet stuck to its winning formula of fizzy dance pop with “HandClap,” the first single from their self-titled third studio album. A few years ago, Fitz and the Tantrums opened for Bruno Mars at Philips Arena and proved that their quirky-fun live set is well worth your time.

With Barns Courtney. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $28.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Elle King

Although she hasn’t commandeered radio lately with the ferocity of her Grammy-nominated “Ex’s and Oh’s,” the fearless King remains as fierce as ever. She’s on the road through the end of the month, still supporting her 2015 breakthrough album, “Love Stuff,” but this road trip has a twist — the recently engaged singer plans to bring one couple onstage at every tour stop to officiate their wedding or renew their vows.

With Paul Cauthen. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $32.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

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

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