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Saturday, Sept. 2


NOTED ACTS

BIG ASS TRUCK -- Despite these Memphis, Tenn., pranksters' headier tendencies, they remain a remarkably loose-limbed and effectively groovy outfit. Their secret? Never let the excesses (which here include wacky genre-splicing, incongruous sampling and splattered guitar noise) make you lose sight of the all-important beat. Ridiculous names aside, BAT make surprisingly consistent, inventive and, yes, funky music. Smith's Olde Bar (Robertson)

DRIVE-INVASION -- The Rasputin of rockabilly himself, Johnny Legend, will emcee the afternoon music fest and perform live as the event's finale, right before the movies start on the big screen above. The tunes today have a decidedly country flavor, courtesy of rollickin' Redneck GReece, the sweet twang of Slim Chance and the Convicts, the high-steppin' cowgirl bop of Caroline and the Ramblers and the fiery runaway-Freightliner-rumble of the Drive-By Truckers, The Immortal Lee County Killers and Truckadelic. See Earshot, p. 95. Starlight Six Drive-In (Nicoll)

ERIC QUINCY TATE -- See Earshot. Northside Tavern (Regan Kelly)

MONTREUX ATLANTA MUSIC FESTIVAL -- See article. Free performances today include: Machet-T (2 p.m.); Mel'N (3 p.m.); Alicia Rangel y Rumba Brava (4 p.m.); Phil Davis (5 p.m.); Pyrite (6 p.m.); Shemekia Copeland (7 p.m.); Hugh Masekela (8 p.m.); India (9 p.m.). Piedmont Park (Sarig)

OUTERLIMITS -- P.M. Dawn returns from the netherworld of artistic-genius disguised as one-hit-wonder (see review, p. 111) to headline the latest installment of Outerlimits. The DJ lineup includes Ultra Records' Scott Henry, Grooveconnections' Mickey Finn and Astralwerks' Justin Nichols, plus a posse of locals that includes Clay Ivey, Little Jen and Flooressence & Freakuincy. Masquerade (Sarig)

PARDNER, SIXER -- Ramadamafia's Brett Busch brings another one of his musical projects, Pardner, to the stage on a bill with Anna Kramer's new band, Sixer. Star Bar (Sarig)

PH BALANCE, MINAMINA GOODSONG, JEREMY SALAS AND THE ASSOCIATES -- This triple bill highlights the best of what the Kaleidoscope family has to offer. Scene leaders pH Balance have been dropping some terrific new material into their live sets, foreshadowing an upcoming release that could be the group's breakthrough. Newcomers Minamina Goodsong offer more of the dreadlocked whiteboy hip-hop we've come to expect from Kaleidoscope, but the duo's singsong style shows great promise. Acoustic guitarist and vocalist Jeremy Salas is joined by drummer Superman and the upright bass of My Cousin Troy (aka Johnny Davidson). Echo Lounge (Sarig)

ERIC TAYLOR, DAVID OLNEY, RICHARD BICKNELL, DENICE FRANKE -- See listing for Sept. 1. Eddie's Attic (Smith/Robertson)

BILL "SAUCE BOSS" WHARTON -- Florida bluesman Wharton has a great schtick, worth checking out at one of his regular area gigs. While on stage entertaining crowds with his slide guitar work, Wharton prepares a tub of his famed gumbo, which he then serves to the audience by set's end. Wharton's cross-promotion of his CD and hot sauce is a down-home version of what kids these days are calling synergy, a treat for the ears as well as the mouth. Brandy House (Sarig)


ALSO PERFORMING


9 LIVES SALOON: Hanging Francis, Chain Poets, Rockin' Pontoons, Fragile X

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Alpha Phi Alpha after football party

513 CLUB: Menthal Kings, Room 13, The Squares

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: Ab the Flagman

ARCTIC CIRCLE: DJ Rock Entertainment's dance party

BASIL'S CAFÉ-MARIETTA: Steven Charles

BILLY'S : Lerogie

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows

BLUE PIG-WOODSTOCK: Bill Sheffield and the Ringtail Rounders

BLUE RACCOON: The Producers

BRANDYHOUSE: Jelly Roll; Bill Wharton and the Ingredients

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four; various local artists

THE CHAMBER: Europa with DJ Carbonell

CHIP'S: Andrew Black Band

CJ'S LANDING: Mike and Hank, Anitra Holley

DARK HORSE TAVERN: 5 Star Drive, Dreadnot

THE DERBY-NESBIT FERRY: Ricky Fargo

THE EARL: Victoria Principle, Hell Match Four, Mute Lingo

ECHO LOUNGE: pH Balance, Jeremy Salas & The Associates featuring my cousin Troy, Minamina Goodsong

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Eric Taylor, David Olney, Richard Bicknell, Denice Franke

EDDIE'S ATTIC: David Olney, Richard Bicknell, Denice Franke, Eric Taylor

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Frankies Blues Mission

FIREHOUSE BAR AND GRILL: Heater

FUZZY'S: Lou's Blues Revue

HUEY'S: Live jazz

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Little Joey's Jump and Jive

KAYA: Hip-hop Saturdays with DJs Mars and Trauma

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LASETER'S: John Garst

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Mid-Life Crisis

MASQUERADE: P.M. Dawn, Scott Henry, Terry Mullan, Justin Nichols, Brett Long, DJ Sandy, Mickey Finn

MURPHY'S LAW: Moxie

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Eric Quincy Tate 30 year reunion

PIEDMONT PARK: Montreux Atlanta Music Festival

POPPERS: Steve Hawkins and the GA Jam

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Tony Winston Jazz Trio

RED LIGHT CAFÉ: Dance of the Gypsies

ROYAL OAK PUB: Brian Doyle

SLAPP RECORDS-FOREST PARK: Better Off Worse, Chimpunx, the 42nd Parallel

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Big Ass Truck, Sky Dog Gypsy

STAR BAR-L5P: Pardner, Sixer

STARLIGHT SIX DRIVE-IN: Drive-Invasion with Johnny Legend

STUDIO CENTRAL: 36 Mafia

WILD WING CAFÉ: Barry Richman

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