Live music picks

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Goo Goo Dolls

The Goos’ 10th studio album, “Magnetic,” arrived last summer, and the band is still making noise at radio. “Rebel Beat” and “Come to Me” struck the Adult Top 40 charts so expect to hear them live. But with more than 25 years of material to draw from, there will be plenty of time dedicated to jangle-pop singalongs “Slide,” “Here Is Gone,” “Name” and “Iris.” Original members John Rzeznik and Robby Takac still anchor the band, though longtime drummer Mike Malinin departed at the end of 2013. Joining the Goos are fellow hit maestros Daughtry, whose grizzled-yet-melodic rock fits well on this bill, and Plain White T’s, whose recent “Should’ve Gone to Bed” is every bit as catchy as their breakthrough, “Hey There Delilah.”

With Daughtry and Plain White T’s. 7 p.m. July 11. $39.50-$79.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

Brett Young

Young frequents Eddie’s Attic regularly, likely because his personal, acoustic-driven songs can thrive in the respectful environment. An almost-pro baseball player (he was a pre-draft selection for the Tampa Bay Rays), Young instead turned to music and has landed songs on TV shows including “The Real World” on MTV and the Kardashian spinoff, “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” (though whether that is a plus on a resume is questionable). Young’s most recent album, “Broken Down,” arrived last fall. He’ll also return to the Atlanta area in October with a show at the Red Clay Theatre, but first, a return to one of his favorite haunts.

With Jason Adamo. 7 p.m. July 11. $15 (advance), $20 (at the door) and $75 (table for four). Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-725-8849,


Sunset Jazz

With a lineup stocked with Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Dianne Reeves and the Love & Soul Tour with Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown and Alex Bugnon, this year’s Sunset Jazz outing is genre-spanning even within the jazz realm. From the smoky vocals of Reeves to the stinging sax of James to the piano stylings of Bugnon, fans will have plenty of opportunities to sing and sway along.

6 p.m. July 12. $25-$89, $474 (terrace table with six seats). Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Tim McGraw

The Sundown Heaven Town Tour prefaces the release of McGraw’s upcoming album of the same name (due Sept. 16). Not that he needs to add to his staggering parade of hits, but the album’s first two singles, “Lookin’ for That Girl” and “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” (with wife Faith Hill), nudged him back onto the charts.

With Cassadee Pope and Kip Moore. 7 p.m. July 13. $29.75-$69.75. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Beyonce and Jay Z

Music’s power couple kicked off their “On the Run” tour a couple of weeks ago and, by all accounts, it’s a robust show that packs in film noir interludes, glitzy theatricality, separately sung offerings from their massive hits lists, and, of most delight to fans, shared stage time. Bey and Jay have no problems expressing their affection for each other, and spend part of the show sharing songs (“Upgrade U” and Beyonce filling in for Justin Timberlake on “Holy Grail,” because, really, is there anything she can’t do?). They’ll certainly exit the summer with a bursting bank account, considering that this stadium jaunt is expected to be one of the most lucrative tours of the year.

8 p.m. July 15. $36-$222. Georgia Dome, 1 Georgia Dome Drive N.W., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


The Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton

This double bill is one of several this summer that has classic rock aficionados debating where to spend their money (harder rock fans have KISS/Def Leppard and Alice Cooper/Motley Crue coming up). But the durability of both the Doobies’ and Frampton’s catalogs can’t be denied, especially since they spend the show providing more than a dozen songs each — all of them classics. Frampton has even been covering Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” — though we’re not sure if a talk box is involved.

With Matthew Curry. 7 p.m. July 17. $29.50-$99.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000,