FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 

ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE -- When you look at their background -- two brothers and a cousin from North Carolina who grew up working the family farm together -- you'd expect Acoustic Syndicate to be grizzled bluegrass purists in the oldest family tradition. Actually, they're anything but, taking a grounded approach to bluegrass fusion with looser rhythms and an experimental flair. Variety Playhouse (Hutchinson)

ATLANTA BALLET'S INDIGO GIRLS PROJECT -- See listing for Thurs., Oct. 18. Fox Theatre (Smith)

CLANDESTINE -- Texas has always been a hotbed of transplanted Celtic culture -- after all, Sam Houston himself was a Scot. So it's no surprise that Clandestine hails from the Lone Star State. What is surprising is how infectiously Clandestine combines Highland piping and traditional instruments (including fife and fiddle) with guitar and percussion. Make no mistake: They're not a rock band, but their jigs and reels are propulsive. Eddie's Attic (Nicoll)

DEEP DISH -- The other half of Deep Dish, Dubfire takes his turn behind the eleven50 decks, mixing deep house, trance and techno for a stimulating sound that can only be described as signature. eleven50 (Ware)

GEORGE CHANG TRIBUTE -- See Earshot, p. 91. MJQ Concourse (Ware)

GEORGIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME CONCERT -- Rescheduled from Sept. 14, this downtown Macon celebration of Georgia music features Athens superstars the B-52's, along with Atlanta favorites Mother's Finest and Caroline Aiken. The free concert kicks off at 7 p.m. Cherry Street Plaza/Macon (Sarig)

HOUSEROCKER JOHNSON -- See listing for Thurs., Oct. 18. Blind Willie's (Powell)

TRACY LAWRENCE -- He hit the scene during the early days of the new-country fad with a solid country sound and a great voice. The voice is still strong, but the songs aren't as interesting as they used to be -- which is odd considering Lawrence has been in a heap of trouble with the law over the past few years. Hey, it worked for George Jones. Cowboy's (J. Kelly)

PLEASURE CLUB, LOTUSSTARR, ENIGMATICS -- Tortured artist James Hall is no stranger to Atlanta's club scene. As a member of Mary My Hope, the theatrical rocker played out his demons onstage for quite a while. Currently performing with the band Pleasure Club, he merges his patented misery with a calculated "rock star" charisma. Lotusstarr offers a bland take on the arena rock sound, while the Enigmatics primp and pose with studied attitude and the occasional feather boa. Smith's Olde Bar (Smith)

REBECCA ST. JAMES -- Contemporary Christian music often feels like it is performing a surreal musical trick -- appropriating the sounds of mainstream pop and cleverly packaging it with the Gospel. But while Grammy award winner Rebecca St. James has all the slick trappings of the genre, her songwriting remains essentially personal and honest. Roswell Street Baptist Church (Hutchinson)

SNIT'S DOG & PONY SHOW -- See listing for Thurs., Oct. 18. Fat Matt's Rib Shack (Sarig)

SPEED DEVILS, BLACKTOP ROCKETS, GRAVYBOAT -- Boston's Speed Devils are psychobilly hellcats greased with Brian Setzer twang and colored with the cosmic cartoon stylings of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. They get solid support from local rockabilly stalwarts the Blacktop Rockets and roots-rockers Gravyboat. Star Bar (Nicoll)

TWO SHEDS RECORDS SHOWCASE -- See Sharks and Minnows in Earshot, p. 91. Two Sheds Records celebrates the release of the debut full-length from bleak pop punks Sharks and Minnows. Also performing: Ashen, whose emo is propelled by a female lead, and the more metallic Jet By Day. Echo Lounge (Ware)

VIRJIN -- Seks Productions and resident progressive house DJ Gene Carbonell proudly re-present one of the favorites of the last year: U.K. trancey house duo Parks & Wilson. Ulises and Clay Ivey lay down laid-back grooves in the Asylum. The Chamber (Ware)

MIKE WATT, SOUNDS OF URCHIN, THALIA ZEDEK -- Fresh off a string of J. Mascis dates, Minutemen/fIREHOSE survivor Mike Watt pulls his post-punk tugboat into the Earl. He brings along the bouncy Weezer-ish Sounds of Urchin and the torch songs of Thalia Zedek. See Thalia Zedek in Record Reviews, p. 105. The Earl (Ware)

ANDALUZ: Ruda

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: Fat Bottom Blues

ARCTIC BAR & GRILL: 13 Stories

THE BAYOU ROOM: Anzari

BILLY'S: Big Royal & the Revue

BLUE RACCOON: Bill Sheffield and the Ringtail Rounders

BORDERS-COBB: Sophia Darcell

BRANDYHOUSE: Ghost Trane with Red Belly, Entropy

BREAKERS: Used, Exit 8, Earthmover

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER: Emerging Voices with Babs Bagriansky

THE CHAMBER: Alabaster - progressive hits

CHECKERED PARROT: Seville

CHERRY STREET PLAZA-MACON: Jammin' in the Street with the B-52's, Mother's Finest and Caroline Aiken

CHIP'S-WINDER: Hadden Sayers

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Paul Shaw and his Quartet

CJ'S LANDING: King Konga, Cornbread, Over October

C.K.'S GRILLED PIZZA: CK's Jazz Combo

CLUB RARITY: DJ Das Wright

CLUB VENUS: DJ Gary B.

COWBOYS: Tracy Lawrence

DADDY D'Z: Kindle Williams, Sr.

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Brighter Shade, Garrison Field, The Hub

DARWIN'S: Rough Draft

THE DOME: Donnie McClurkin, Two Edge, Theresa Morton

THE EARL: Mike Watt with Thalia Zedek and Dandar

ECHO LOUNGE: Sharks and Minnows CD Release Party, Ashen, Jet By Day, Hero's Severum

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing Band Jazz Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Clandestine

ELEVEN50: Dubfire of Deep Dish

EMORY PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO: Susan Dunn

THE ENGINE ROOM-ATHENS: Humbert

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Snit's Dog and Pony Show

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Jennifer Nettles Band, Charlie Chastain

FOX THEATER: Indigo Girls Project with Atlanta Ballet

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Zydefunk

FUNNY FARM: Skip Darby with Dan Mengini

FUZZY'S: Rats in the Attic

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: New South Jazz

HARRIS & JACK'S: Jabari Jazz Group

JACKALS-LILBURN: Live Acoustic Music

KAYA: Northern Exposure with V-103's Frank Ski, DJ Kemit, Buddy and J-Nice playing house and hip-hop plus soul/funk

KAZOO'S: Band X

KOLORS-LAWRENCEVILLE: DJ

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Halflin

THE LIVING ROOM: Garage, House, Guest DJ's

LUBY'S: Michael Mango

MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw

MASQUERADE: Fozzy featuring Chris Jericho with members of Stuck Mojo, 9 from 10, IDD, Execution is Everything

MCCOLGAN'S PUB: Duncan McLaughlan

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: DJ Ray

MICHAEL'S COFFEES: Night Flight

MJQ CONCOURSE: George Chang Tribute

MURPHY'S LAW: Alien, Dizzy

9 LIVES SALOON: Isabell's Gift, 5 Horse Tavern, Halfway to Gone

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: SoCo Audio Fridays - DJs Michael Scott and Marcos Pieras

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Mudcat

PHUNKY PHISH TAVERN: 6's & 7's

PIPERS PUB: Livin Large

THE POETRY PLANET: Dinner and a Movie

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Radio Free Dixie

POPPER'S: Joe Kelly Band

QUEEN OF SHEEBA: Live jazz

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Waveform with Doc Samuels, Larry Jackson, Tom Woodruff

RED CHAIR THEATER: Bedroom Farce

RED LIGHT CAFE: California Guitar Trio

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Indigo City

SCROOGE'S: Crossover

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: The Enigmatics, James Hall & the Pleasure Club, Lotustarr

SOMBER REPTILE: Zen Circus, Karma Lingo, Texture, Mild

SPIKE'S BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA: Traci Wynn Trio

SPORTSTIME BAR & GRILL: Live Cover Band

STAR BAR-L5P: Speed Devils, Blacktop Rockets, Gravyboat

SWALLOW IN THE HOLLOW-ROSWELL: Kate Campbell

SWEETWATER BAR & GRILL: DJ Stone

TEN27: DJ Drama and J-Sun

UGLY MUG PUB: Live Music

UNDERGROUND ATLANTA: Margarita Madness

UNDER THE COUCH: Acappella Concert

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Eileen Ivers Band, Acoustic Syndicate

THE VAULT: Retro Wave with DJ Caz10

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Stepdaughter

WILD WING CAFE: Rollin' in the Hay

WOODEN NICKEL: The Vent

YA YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: Johnny Knox & High Test

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