Skully's, 1151 N. High St., is hosting not one but two worthwhile music events this evening. The early gig stars Manchester Orchestra, a band that is actually from Atlanta, much like Of Montreal is actually from Athens. (WTF Georgia?) Their singer cooks up these strong, simple pop melodies that sound like the most revelatory musical discovery when you're in the moment — kind of like Earwig's Lizard McGee, actually. Man-Orch (see what I did?) is coming for an early show; after doors open at 6 p.m., three bands and our headliners will play before 10 p.m. rolls around. The others: fun. (who actually are pretty fun), Audrye Sessions (a CD101 favorite that I'm pretty ambivalent about) and Winston Audio (not as good as Via Audio). $13 at the door.
The second show features the sometimes cartoon-y Del tha Funkee Homosapien, whose "stimulus address" is embedded above. The Hieroglyphics MC will rock the Skully's stage after Del collaborator Mike Relm, Del manager Bukue One and Serendipity Project, who probably are tight with Del too. Doors open at 10:30 for this, and it costs $12.