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Saturday, Jan. 19 

A FIR-JU WELL -- A Fir-Ju Well's CDs come with hand-painted art and a cloth slipcase for that homemade, personalized feel -- which suggests that the music from the flagship band of Atlanta indie label My Anxious Mouth would be a lot more quirky and individualized than it is. But that's not to say A Fir-Ju Well's take on indie rock -- with occasional forays into pop and country -- doesn't make them a noteworthy addition to the local rock scene. They share a bill with Ladies Night. Eyedrum (Sarig)

VASSAR CLEMENTS W/COL. BRUCE HAMPTON, SNAKE OIL MEDICINE SHOW -- Deadheads love him because of the Garcia connection; Southern rockers dig the Dickie Betts and J.J. Cale albums he was part of. But when it comes right down to it, the 70-something Clements is one of the most versatile fiddlers alive. Whether covering Cream, the Beatles or Bill Monroe, his hillbilly jazz jumps with taste, subtlety and a wicked bow. Proving his flexibility, Clements plays with both the indefatigable Col. Bruce and the "freakabilly hoedown" openers Snake Oil Medicine Show. Variety Playhouse (Horowitz)

VIRGINIA DUPUY -- Mezzo soprano Dupuy undertakes one of the more difficult works in the repertoire when she performs Olivier Messiaen's Harawi, a song cycle of doomed love that interweaves European and Peruvian music traditions with complex rhythms and melodic flourishes. Pianist Shields-Collins Bray accompanies, and author Paul Griffiths provides a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio/Emory (Sarig)

GWAR -- Though it's been quite some time since we last saw the mighty warriors of GWAR (at least in costume), you can still expect a blood-and-cum-drenched spectacle of cartoony violence at the Masquerade. On new comedic gems like "Abyss of Woe" and "Beauteous Rot," GWAR proves that it is more determined than ever to prove its dominance in the metal world and beyond. God Forbid and Driwhater get the mayhem started. Masquerade (Williams)

HOLY HIP-HOP MUSIC AWARDS -- See listing for Fri., Jan. 18. EarthLink Live (Noelzine)

MEMPHIS BLEEK, LIL JON AND THE EASTSIDE BOYZ -- After a scene-stealing turn on Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt disc, Bleek was considered by many the heir to Hova's throne. Apparently they must have felt his Rock-A-Fella debut, Coming of Age, and its follow-up, The Understanding, didn't live up to the standard. Both didn't make much of a splash. Bleek keeps plowing on with the mic, though, and now does the guest thing, alongside his label mates, in independent films. Lil Jon and crew move state-of-the-industry crunkery a little further on the Eastside to Stone Mountain. It's party music for the hyperactive gangsta inside us all. The Atrium (Noelzine/Sarig)

RED TEMPTATION -- DJ Marc-Alan Gray spins Latin house at the opening party of Red, Midtown's latest hang for the hip and beautiful (Peachtree at 8th Street). Red (Sarig)

SEKS -- Can't get enough Seks? Who can? Now Seks is possible late into the night at eleven50, the new home of Gene Carbonell's cutting-edge progressive house night. With designs on being the hit it was at the Chamber, Seks starts its new residency at eleven50 by hosting the first Atlanta appearance of Washington, D.C.-based production team Saeed and Palash. The walls will ring with tribal tech-house. eleven50 (Ware)

STAR ROOM BOYS -- The Star Room Boys are an acclaimed Athens-based combo whose genuine, sweet-sounding old-school country music -- often adorned with pedal steel and acoustic guitars -- is the perfect soundtrack for hurtin', flirtin' and cryin' in yer beer. Someone's calling this gig the band's CD release show, but the new This World Just Won't Leave You Alone doesn't actually hit the stores until Feb. 26. Star Bar (Nicoll)

TONY FURTADO BAND -- Best known for his award-winning banjo prowess, Furtado is just as accomplished on slide guitar, riffing like his obvious influence, Ry Cooder. Mixing moody Delta blues, atmospheric swamp rock and hot bluegrass pickin' into a folksy Americana mix, the stringman pushes his stylistic boundaries in all sorts of interesting directions. Jake's Roadhouse (Horowitz)

VITO, EL CAMINOS, KICKSTAND -- Vito, aka Mario Colangelo, is best known around here for playing drums with bands like Toy, Kickstand and Dang, Dang, Dang. Along with his Cast of Thousands Bands, Vito steps out front to unveil his solo album, Viva Vito, a collection of intimate home recordings. From lo-fi takes on classic pop to jittery new wave send-ups, Viva Vito's eight tracks are eminently catchy and unpretentiously fun-loving. Glam-punkers the El Caminos headline the bill, with Kickstand holding down the middle slot. The Earl (Sarig)

Andaluz Live flamenco guitars

The Atrium Memphis Bleek, Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz

Bayou Room Crystal Clear

The Blue Raccoon Blues Envy

Brandyhouse Zen Tricksters, Blind Prophet

C.K.'s Wood-Grilled Pizza CK's Jazz Combo

CJ's Landing Another Man Down, Cornbread, the Likes of Which

Checkered Parrot Modern Men

Chip's Andrew Black

Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe The Ken Watters Group

Club Geno's Milkshake Quartet

Cowboys Darrin Robbins, Eric Key, Marta Tyree, Kickback

Dark Horse Tavern Hanging Francis, Chain Poets

The Derby Derek St. Holmes

The Earl The El Caminos, Kickstand, Vito

EarthLink Live Holy Hip Hop Awards

Eclipse di Luna Trio Latino Band

Eddie's Attic Halcyon, Kyler

eleven50 Seks feat. Gene Carbonell

Emory Performing Arts Studio Virginia Dupuy

Eyedrum A Fir-Ju Well, Ladies Night

Fado Party our Bass off

Fat Matt's Rib Shack Rough Draft

40 Watt Rival Schools, Pleasure Club featuring James Hall

Fuzzy's Place Java Monkey

The Globe Elation w/DJ Bezerker, Lite Brite, Tha Ill CrakahThe Grape at Vinings Chillemi & Matthews

Hemingway's Coconut Dave

Holders Hideaway Karaoke

Inside the Song Acoustic Cafe Southern Sky, Elizabeth

International Artists Guild Electric open mic

Jake's Roadhouse Tony Furtado Band, The Green Light Council

Java House Three Weird Sisters, Erik Bailey

Kaya DJs Trauma and Special T.

Lenny's DJ Cherry

Libby's Libby Whittemore & Robert Strickland

The Living Room George Greenlee/Progressive Dance, High Energy

Lizard Lounge Loyal Frisby with the Busdrivers, Frankly Scarlet, Chronic MD

Luby's DJ Rob

Lush Life Cafe Singing Chef Ras Chemash Lamed

Masquerade Gwar, God Forbid

Mills Music Cafe Steve Seskin and friends

9 Lives Saloon Lud-Low, Skin Engine, Hoist

Nomenclature Museum Pussy Galore with DJs Kevin O and J-Luv

Northside Tavern The Urban Shakedancers

Pecker Head Brewery Motor City Josh, The Big 3

Piper's McFly

The Poetry Planet Dinner and a Movie

Poor Richards' Pub Cacklefruit

Ray's on the River Waveform with Doc Samuels, Larry Jackson, Tom Woodruff

Ray's Pizza Larry Chapin

Red DJ Marc-Alan Gray

Red Light Cafe James McCaffrey, Fran Snyder, Charm School

Robert Ferst Center for the Arts Christopher Parkening, Jubilant Skyes

Scrooge's Crossover

Smith's Olde Bar King Konga, The Converted, Rantings of Eva

Somber Reptile Firehazard, Vertigo Lounge, Kindlespine, August Christopher, Phoenix Down

Sports Time DJ & dancing

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

Star Community Bar Star Room Boys, Porter Hall

Sweet Devil Moon Esquia da Lua jazz trio

Tasty World Chris McCarty, Legend Has It

The Temple A Celebratin of Jewish Chamber Music

Ten27 DJs Jamel & Jamed

Under the Couch UTC Rap Show

Variety Playhouse Vassar Clements w/Col. Bruce Hampton, Snake Oil Medecine Show

The Vault Cyberia: electronica's dark side w/DJ OMAC

Wild Wing Cafe Dyna Groove

Wooden Nickel Hung Jury

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