Picks This Week: Comfort Link, Hey Mercdes, Kaleigh Baker and more 

Comfort Link
Harsh, but so well-layered, noise soundscapes from Baltimore. Either you're in or you're out.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Uncle Lou's, donations

Kaleigh Baker
Local belter holds court in the comfy environs of Lil Indies. Her voice will resonate within that space beautifully.
10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Lil Indies, free

Hey Mercedes
Much-loved indie trio reforms to celebrate their 15th anniversary and play Atlanta's Wrecking Ball Fest. This is one of a short series of warmup shows.
7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Social, $14-$16

Motion City Soundtrack
Aptly named the "So Long, Farewell" tour, this is a live, sweaty goodbye from a group that has "soundtracked" many a modern adolescence.
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the House of Blues, $25-$60

The 502s
Local folk quartet marks the release of a new EP with this show. The 502s run counter to prevailing trends, taking more influence from Pete Seeger than, like, Mumford and Sons.
5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Fiddler's Green, free

Just back from a West Coast swing, this Orlando indie ensemble packs quite a punch live.
8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at 64 North, $5

Melissa Brooks & the Aquadolls
Orange County, California, pop-punkers are like a very modern update of the Runaways/Joan Jett sonically, but are waaaay too young to have been around for any of that.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Will's Pub, $10-$12


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