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Monday, Sept. 4


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BEAT COLLABORATIVE BENEFIT -- Two dozen DJs and live electronic acts take part in this Labor Day benefit for WRAS 88.5, Georgia State's mighty college radio station. The lineup reads like a who's who (and occasionally, who's that?) of the local spin-trade, with Eve & Motomasa, Kemit, Patrick Scott, Gene Carbonell, Team Rollers and Rydim Ryderz all scheduled to man the tables. A $5 donation gets you entrance to 10 hours of music, starting at 4 p.m. Nomenclature Museum (Sarig)

D'ANGELO, LUCY PEARL -- How would it feel to see this male eye candy's washboard torso in the flesh? Orgasmic perhaps. The preacher's kid can really put on a show; those who missed his last local visit got a taste of it on VH-1's "Men Strike Back," where he threw down with a live band and the legendary Tom Jones. Ladies, carry some extra underthings. This may be a bra-throwing night. Judging from the packed house at their recent Variety Playhouse show, Lucy Pearl could fill the amphitheater on their own. That the all-star trio, combining members of A Tribe Called Quest, Tony Toni Tone and En Vogue, serves as the opening act indicates the strength of this new-soul bill. Chastain Park Amphitheater (Noelzine/Sarig)

DRIVE-INVASION -- The three days of bands, barbecue and B-movies conclude with a diverse afternoon of tunes, hosted by California crazy man Johnny Legend. Performing acts include the suave swingers of Kingsized, the '60s spy-movie twang of the Penetrators, the Beatle-esque bop of the Lizardmen, the bluesrockin' power of Johnny Knox and the authentic '50s rockabilly of the Blacktop Rockets. See Earshot. Starlight Six Drive-In (Nicoll)

FACE TO FACE -- This decade-old So-Cal punk/pop quartet let fans choose the 12 songs that make up its sixth album, and first for a major label. Two million responses later, the resulting album -- which only runs 37 minutes and could easily have been expanded without all the PR hoopla -- sounds pretty much like anything else they've released. Three chords, lots of energy, along with a few catchy riffs and choruses don't raise the bar for the band or their genre, but provide enough quality raw material for their typically energized, sweaty, in-your-face shows. Masquerade (Horowitz)

LABOR DAY BLUES BBQ -- This annual fund-raiser for community radio station WRFG 89.3 FM features a bevy of local blues talent. In addition to headliner Tinsley Ellis, featured artists include Francine Reed, Delta Moon, Little Pink Anderson, Pig Iron and a host of others. Can you think of a better way to celebrate this most American of holidays than with the blues and a plate full of 'Q? I didn't think so. Studioplex/659 Auburn Avenue (Robertson)

MONTREUX ATLANTA MUSIC FESTIVAL -- See article on p. 87. Free performances today include: Shalo Lewis (2 p.m.); Cooper Tisdale (3 p.m.; see separate menu); Hypnofunk (4 p.m.); Doria Roberts (5 p.m.); Angie Aparo (6 p.m.); Indigenous (7 p.m.); Zap Mama (8 p.m.); Femi Kuti (9 p.m.). Piedmont Park (Sarig)

COOPER TISDALE -- The jazzy guitarist and longtime scenester will be adding a new factor to his fizzy mix for this special gig: a keyboardist. A welcome breeze in the hot carnival atmosphere. Piedmont Park (Smith)


ALSO PERFORMING


513 CLUB: Bigwig and Riffs (Tony from Defiance)

ARCTIC CIRCLE: Trivia with DJ Rock Entertainment

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATER: D Angelo, Lucy Pearl

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFÉ: The Kebbi Williams Project

DOTTIE'S: Music Nerd Central

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Acoustic open mic

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Kaiser Blades

FUZZY'S: Francine Reed with Henry Parrilla

LASETER'S: Pool Tournament

MARY'S: Brit-pop music video night

MASQUERADE: Face to Face, Saves the Day, A New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio

MCDUFF'S IRISH PUB: Open mic night hosted by Vic Salz

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Electronica Benefit for WRAS FM with David Pierce, Mike Music, Jason Andrew, Eve & Motomasa, Dr. Fumanchu, Kevin Owens, Celeb, Kemit and more

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Northside Blues Jam hosted by Larry Griffith

PIEDMONT PARK: Montreux Atlanta Music Festival with Zap Mama

POPPERS: Karaoke by Sarah

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Rusty Water, Soundtrack Mind, Midnight Caravan

WILD WING CAFÉ: Open Mic with Stella Bluegrass

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