SATURDAY, JUNE 2 

CHROMATIC SATURDAYS -- Vinyl Boy's Saturday series continues with Florida's trance goddess Sandra Collins, breaks princess Baby Anne and kings of the jungle AK1200 and Hive. Drum 'n' bass and progressive is represented by DJs including Neos and Jonathan Allyn, while Goa trance resoundingly thumps outdoors. The Market/Permalume Place (Ware)

DIESTRA -- What do you get when you mix Enrique Iglesias with Evan & Jaron? Atlanta's own guitar-strumming Latin brother duo Diestra, who have been slowly gaining a reputation at home and abroad with their driving mix of multi-lingual acoustic pop, flamenco and alt-rock. They celebrate the release of their full-length CD debut, Sin Direccion, with an in-store performance in Buckhead before heading off to Spain. Tower Records (Sarig)

DIGITAL JOY -- Finzie Productions brings down da house with L.A.'s Eric Davenport and local DJ Ulises, plus many more funky breaks and drum 'n' bass DJs. As a special treat, the Break.Fast Crew (featuring Hyst, Flooressence, Frequinci and MC D-Side) return for four-turntable action. Masquerade (Ware)

THE EL CAMINOS -- The perennial Atlanta act celebrates the release of their new CD, Last Band Standing, a fitting name for rockers who still party like it's 1976, man. With a riotous overdrive lifted from The Who, an AC/DC rock-star attitude and the New York Dolls' flair for eyeliner, it's amazing these guys are still standing at all. 9 Lives Saloon (Butler)

HAL9000 -- Despite the futuristic implications of its name, local modern-rock trio float tightly constructed post-grunge that has absolutely nothing new to offer stylistically. They have the sound, though, as well as the careerist ambitions, to scale the upper reaches of popular music's corporate structures, so don't count them out. They also have a new four-song EP they're releasing at tonight's show. Dark Horse Tavern (Sarig)

GRANT HART, PARKS AND EMPTY SPACES -- See Grant Hart article. Opening for the former Husker Du drummer is new local rock trio, Parks and Empty Spaces, featuring former Feyerabend member Dave Dault. The Earl (Sarig)

HOT 97 BIRTHDAY BASH -- For birthday No. 6, a leader of the old school teams up with some new school commanders. Run DMC share the mic with Ja Rule, Cash Money, Trick Daddy, L'il Jon and the East Side Boyz and the luscious Ludacris. For Da Brat, the mistress of ceremonies, it'll be like going to man -- that is, hip-hop -- heaven. HiFi Buys Amphitheatre (Noelzine)

PROJECT Z, COUNT M'BUTU -- See Project Z in Record Reviews, and see Count M'Butu article. Roxy (Hutchinson)

ROBERT EARL KEEN, KASEY CHAMBERS -- Keen's appeal has gone way beyond the Austin underground and, for some reason, he attracts one of the most obnoxious crowds this side of Jimmy Buffett. Nevertheless, he's a great songwriter and it's almost worth the inconvenience to hear him -- almost. If anyone can charm Keen's frat-rat crowd, it's Australian sweetheart Chambers, whose onstage demeanor and accessible blend of Americana and pop-rock deserves attention. Variety Playhouse (James Kelly)

METROSCENE, THE FEATURES -- A cool mix of '80s styles with a modern slant. Metroscene take the Brit-pop approach and give it a '90s twist for a refreshing sound that you've heard before, but is infectious enough to make you want to hear it again. The Features, from Tennessee, retread Cars and Talking Heads artiness with interesting visuals and catchy pop anthems. Echo Lounge (Smith)

OPEN-MIC SHOOTOUT XIV -- The semi-annual grand-slam of local open-mic nights returns. If you have the stamina to sit through a tournament pitting over 20 former open-mic winners, this is a great chance to catch up on the cream of local (plus some non-local) acoustic-music talent. The winner gets $1,000, so you know the players won't be coming with anything less than their best stuff. Eddie's Attic (Sarig)

PIN-UPS -- Taking their name from David Bowie's all-covers album Pin-Ups, this lively new Atlanta supergroup includes errant members from 6X, Catfight!, the X-Impossibles and Puddin. They've banded together to perform numbers by Alice Cooper, KISS, Johnny Thunders and the like, they can't play in their regular groups. If their brief preview performance at the recent Joey Ramone tribute show is any fair indication, this should be extremely fun. Star Bar (Nicoll)

SKIN TIGHT -- The party that started it all, "Skin" was the Karma theme-bash that helped the club earn its reputation as the place to see and be seen. And there's a lot of skin on display as DJs Starboy, Sense, Kevin O, J Luv, Anonymous, Lisa Foxxx, Jason Andrew and Magik play deep, throbbing house. But get there early and wear your best or all you'll see is the line to get in. Karma (Ware)

DJ ANDY SMITH, SCOTT HENDY -- Portishead's opening DJ Andy Smith heads out on his own, headlining the second night of Earthlink Live's inaugural "Habit." Smith, originally a hip-hop DJ, plays a smooth but dynamic variety of weather-beaten but not broken funk and scratchy soul. James Brown? Check. James Gang? Check. Grandmaster Flash? Check. Got a Tom Jones jones? Could happen. Smith's sets are bouncy, not Portishead bleak. He's touring with production partner Scott Hendy. Local DJ Kevin O also spins. Earthlink Live (Ware)

KIP WINGER, DOMINIC GAUDIOUS -- Do you remember Winger? Those hairspray, pop-metal formalists responsible for such lacquered radio hits as "Seventeen," "Headed for a Heartbreak" and "Miles Away" (all probably playing at a strip club near you)? No? Well, Kip was that band's frontman, and he's pretty much traded in that silly old metal shtick for an equally slick VH1/alternarock sound in an effort to keep up with the times. So now you know. Local world-influenced guitarslinger Dominic Gaudious opens. Tabernacle (Robertson)

ANDALUZ: Aura Latin Jazz

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: Weak Lazy Liar

B-52'S: Frankie & the Blues Mission, the Accusations

BILLY'S: Brent Lundy

BLUE RACCOON: Kodac Harrison

BRADLEY'S AMERICAN CAFE: Alien Spys

BRANDYHOUSE: Ancient Harmony, Rebecca's Statue

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four, local artists

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

THE CHAMBER: Europa - modern dance music with DJ Gene Carbonell

CHECKERED PARROT: Spider Kelly

CHIP'S-WINDER: Little Joey

CJ'S LANDING: Memory Dean, Ghost Town

COMEAUX'S: La Chez Les

CLUB VENUS: DJ Gary B.

COTTON CLUB: Kip Winger, Dominic Gaudious

COWBOYS: Darrin Robbins, Eric Key, Marta Tyree, Kickback

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Atlanta Blaze

DARK HORSE TAVERN : Hanging Francis, Hal 9000 CD release, Big Jim Slade

DARWIN'S: Microwave Dave & the Nukes

THE EARL: Grant Hart, Greg Connors and the Curb, Parks and Empty Spaces

EARTHLINK LIVE: DJ Andy Smith, DJ Scott Hendy

ECHO LOUNGE: MetroScene, The Features, The Modeltones

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Acoustic open-mic shootout

1848 CAFE: Jazz Trio (upstairs); Alley Katz

FADO IRISH PUB: Party your Bass off (3 p.m.)

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Chilly Willy

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Legend Has It

FUNNY FARM: Costaki Economopoulis

FUZZY'S: Motor City Josh

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Home Planet

HEMINGWAY'S TROPICAL BAR & GRILL: Back Beats

HIFI BUYS AMPHITHEATRE: Hot 97 Birthday Bash with Run DMC, Ja Rule, Cash Money, Trick Daddy, Lil Jon & the East Side Boys, Ludacris

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Chicago Bob Nelson

KARMA: Skin Tight with DJs Starboy, Sense, Kevin O, J-Luv, Lisa Foxxx, more

KAZOO'S: Band X

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Midlife Crisis

LAZY DOG TAVERN: Badfish

LUBY'S: TBA

THE MARKET: Chromatic Saturdays with Sandra Collins, Baby Anne, AK1200, Hive

MASQUERADE: Digital Joy with Eric Davenport, Break.fast Crew

METROPOLITAN PIZZA BAR: live music

MURPHY'S LAW: Blue Collar Allstars

9 LIVES SALOON: The El Caminos CD release party

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Pussy Galore with DJs Kevin O and J-Luv

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Sammy Blue Band

OLDE PECULIAR PUBLIC HOUSE: Tammy Allen

PECKERHEAD BREWERY-DOUGLASVILLE: King Johnson

PEPSI PAVILION/MALL OF GA.: Soul Purpose

PIPER'S PUB: Livin Large

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Kip Winger, Dominic Gaudious

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: The X-Rays

THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB: Jerry Farber

RED LIGHT CAFE: Adrian Legg

RICK'S CARIBBEAN CAFE: Live reggae

ROXY: Project Z, Count M'Butu

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Pharris Scott

SANGRIAS: Macarena

SASSY C'S: Soul Kitchen

SCROOGE'S: Crossover

SPORTSTIME: Fifty Cent Assassins

STAR BAR-L5P: Pin-Ups, The Heathens, Spectremen

SWEET DEVIL MOON: Live Entertainment

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Baghouse

TEN27: DJs Jamel & Jamed

TOWER RECORDS: Diestra

TRINITY: DJ Jeff Myers

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Robert Earl Keen, Kasey Chambers

THE VAULT: Cyberia - electronica's dark side with DJ OMAC

VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND SUMMER FEST: Deep Blue Sun, King Johnson

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Heater

WILD WING CAFE: Hounddog Handsome

WOODEN NICKEL: Angry Monkey Project

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