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CL's picks for the week's best shows 

WED/18

BILL FRISELL, GREG LEISZ Stylish guitar and steel magic at its finest, the combined talents of Frisell and Leisz will mesmerize you with a veritable cornucopia of flashy and subtle picking. A rare occasion to hear something special in an intimate venue. $25. 8:30 p.m. The Five Spot. 404-223-1100. www.fivespot-atl.com. — James Kelly

ORANGE HAT, THE SEVENTH RING OF SATURN, SHADOW BOXER Orange Hat weaves four-part harmonies and crafty pop hooks with the tripped-out sounds of the ‘60s. Psych-rock journeymen SROS debut their new guitarist and singer Joe Giddings. Local trio Shadow Boxer opens. $6. 9 p.m. Star Bar. 404-681-9018. www.starbaratlanta.com. — Chad Radford

FRI/20

LIONHEART AND VEGA STRING QUARTET One of America's leading vocal chamber music ensembles, Lionheart joins forces with Atlanta's own Vega Quartet to perform "John the Revelator: Mass for the 21st Century" by downtown Manhattan composer Phil Kline. $48. 8 p.m. Emerson Hall, Schwartz Center. 404-727-5050. arts.emory.edu. — Mark Gresham

RYAN ADAMS AND THE CARDINALS A make-up show for the shortened Verizon gig last fall. Word was he planned to “retire” after this one, but bets are he won’t. He’s half as good as he thinks he is, which is still pretty darn good. $26-$41. Sold out. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theater. 404-249-4600. www.foxtheatre.org. — JK

LESS IS MORE (MORE OR LESS) This event features new works by Atlanta-based artists, including percussionist Stuart Gerber, composer and CL contributor Mark Gresham, video artists Al Matthews, composer/DJ Jen Mitchell, composer Darren Nelson and many others. $5-$10. 8 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655.www.eyedrum.org. — CR

SAT/21

RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY AND SPELMAN COLLEGE GLEE CLUB Sisters in music, the 65-voice group from Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, one of the leading collegiate women's choirs in the nation, joins forces with musical compatriots from Atlanta's own esteemed Spelman College. Free. 8 p.m. Sisters Chapel, Spelman College. 404-681-3643. www.spelman.edu. — MG

SUN/22

ATLANTA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Established as the first “period instrument” orchestra in the Southeast in 1997, ABO offers a program of baroque-era music and dance, featuring baroque dancer Paige Whitely-Bauguess and guest violinist/director Julie Andrijeski. $25. 3 p.m. Moore Chapel, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. 770-537-3974.  www.atlantabaroque.org. — MG

DAROL ANGER’S REPUBLIC OF STRINGS WITH SCOTT NYGAARD How does one describe an ensemble that defies description? If you love acoustic instrumental music rooted in folk, bluegrass, world and jazz, take a chance on this one. There’s a little bit of everything in this mix, and it’s all good. $15-$75. 7 p.m. Eddie’s Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. — JK

MON/23

GLENN TILBROOK AND THE FLUFFERS The ex-Squeeze frontman/songwriter claims his Fluffers band is the finest he’s ever had. And you’ll agree as the quartet nimbly spins through the peppy old hits and new tunes with hearty pop savvy. $20. 7 p.m. Smith’s Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. — HH

TUES/24

GOMEZ, JOSH RITTER For more than a decade, this classy and cool U.K. combo has trafficked in an indescribably eclectic mix of rootsy folk-rock and idiosyncratic pop. This tour supports the group's new, sixth album, which adds cello and techno flourishes to the already intriguing combination. Ritter opens. $22.50-$25. 8 p.m. Center Stage. 404-885-1365. www.centerstage-atlanta.com. — HH

GLASVEGAS “Britain’s best new band,” as we’re informed by the U.K. press, ladles out a smorgasbord of echo-heavy Phil Spector-ized production, arena-filling guitars and enough drama to win a few Academy Awards. The Brits like that kind of thing. $13.50-$15. 9 p.m. The Loft. 404-885-1365. www.theloftatl.com. — HH

EFTERKLANG, CANON BLUE, ABBY GO GO Denmark’s Efterklang comes Stateside to play a set of scenic, gorgeous and somewhat surreal pop numbers from the group’s sophomore album, Parades. Nashville drone-pop sculptor Daniel James performs as Canon Blue. Atlanta’s noisy, shoe-gazey newcomers Abby Go Go also perform. $8. 8:30 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. — CR 

TELEKINESIS, SAY HI, THIS PIANO PLAYS ITSELF Telekinesis is the latest dreamy, folky, indie-pop-songwriter fare from the Merge Records stable. The Seattle quartet is touring in support of its self-titled debut. Fellow Pacific Northwesterners Say Hi and Atlanta’s This Piano Plays Itself open. $8-$10. 9:30 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. — CR

Bands/performers/venues wishing to be included in Sound Menu’s noted-acts boxes may send recordings, press material and schedules two weeks in advance to Creative Loafing c/o Rodney Carmichael, 384 Northyards Blvd., Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30313, or e-mail information to: rodney.carmichael@creativeloafing.com. To be included in the listings only, e-mail venue and band schedules by Thursday at noon (for the issue that comes out the following Wednesday) to soundboard@creativeloafing.com.

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