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SAT/SEPTEMBER 30

NOTED ACTS
FLAMING LIPS -- The Lips' bizarre career trajectory, from bracingly loud, psychedelic arcana to sophisticated, orchestral pop, illustrates why they remain one of the few interesting bands still trawling indie-rock's murky depths. Throughout their career the band's perversely singular aesthetic has continued unabated, though never at the expense of an innate warmth and goofy accessibility. As enigmas go, the Lips remain compellingly approachable. 40 Watt/Athens (Robertson)

ALAN JACKSON, CLAY WALKER -- The yin and yang of country music in its purest form. Jackson is a true torchbearer of the highest order, carrying on a tradition and resisting the push toward pop music that is infiltrating the business. Walker is a plain-as-white-paint Hot New Country product, with little to differentiate him from the dozens of other acts floating around. Come late for the real deal. Philips Arena (Kelly)

JIGGLE THE HANDLE -- You've got to give credit where credit is due. Boston-based, jam band Jiggle the Handle actually manages to incorporate a few fresh elements into the standard Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers stylistic crossroads. Truly danceable reggae, world-beat and even disco (!) rhythms find their way into the musical stew, and all in all it's a whole lot funkier than the Dead's "Shakedown Street." They still have an unfortunate tendency to go on a bit, but that's par for the course I suppose. Somber Reptile (Robertson)

BRAD PAISLEY -- One of the very few new country acts who retain a smidgen of authenticity, Paisley has a pleasant voice, a nice touch on the Telecaster (paisley, of course) and a few decent tunes. He works hard and pays homage to the past while keeping it contemporary enough for the radio lemmings. North Georgia State Fair (Kelly)

MOE. -- Forming way back in 1991, moe. represents one of the more enduring acts of the now distended jam-rock circuit. Their equation is familiar: extended jams, devoted fans, overworked tour vans -- but moe.'s staying power is a result of their quirky edge. Always more comfortable in a live setting, the band recently released a live CD on its own Fatboy record label. Tabernacle (Hutchinson).

CHARLIE PRIDE -- Charlie Pride, a country music legend for over 30 years, has remained one of the Top 20 best-selling country artists of all time, with hits like "Kiss an Angel Good Morning," and "Isn't Anybody Goin' to San Antone." Anderson Music Hall/Hiawassee, 706-896-4191 (Forrest)

TORCHY TABOO'S EAST ATLANTA STRUT -- Jim Stacy hosts this sexy and loving re-creation of a vintage burlesque show featuring Dames Aflame, a troupe of seven sultry performers, in celebration of the fall release of Tease magazine. There will be an afternoon matinee and an expanded double-bill performance during the evening. The Earl (Nicoll)

THE WOGGLES, ME FIRST, MR. ENTERTAINMENT -- The unstoppable garage-rawkin' Woggles are recording a live album tonight, as well as celebrating the release of a new Halloween compilation that contains their rendition of "Dracula's Daughter." Me First is well known for crazy punk cover versions of radio hits, and Mr. Entertainment promises to live up to his promising name. See also Woggles review p. 107. Star Bar (Nicoll

ALSO Performing
9 LIVES SALOON: King Thursday, Skerv, Exit 8, Pink Steel

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Flaming Lips, Enon

513 CLUB: Beefcake, Luckie Strike, Automatic 7, Osker, Sloppy Meat Eaters, Brandston

AFTER DARK CABARET: The Stacy James Band

BILLY'S : Ed and Rick

BLIND WILLIE'S: Louisiana Red and the Shadows

BLUE PIG-WOODSTOCK: Jimmie D and the B Movies

BLUE RACCOON: Frankie Moates

BLUE SKY TAVERN AND GRILL: The Cathy Carlisle Band

BRANDYHOUSE: Runaway Truck Ramp with Fuzzy Sprouts

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four followed by various local artists

THE CHAMBER: Sixth Anniversary and Grand Reopening Chocolate Party with the Atlanta Ultimate Diva Contest

CHECKERED PARROT: Randy Harper and Mike Russell

CHIP'S-WINDER: Jody Worrell and Friends

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFÉ: Winard Harper

COPELAND'S: Lachez Lez

COTTON CLUB: Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, Buffalo Nickle

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Supafuzz, Appleseed, Butter

DARWIN'S: The Electromatics with Pete Kanares from the Nighthawks and Wayne Burdette

THE DERBY-NESBIT FERRY: King Cotton

DISCOVER MUSIC-LILBURN: Jiggle the Handle, Kiloparsec

DOTTIE'S: The Unknown Band

THE EARL: East Atlanta strut all day and night with Torchy Taboo's Dames Aflame, Tony Trenier and the Tritons and MC Ted Weldon (special teaser show at 6 p.m.)

ECHO LOUNGE: Greta Lee Band, Star Room Boys

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Aura

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Diane Durrett, Jennifer Daniels, A few Degrees

ELBOW ROOM: YG

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Rough Draft

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Tommy Thompson

FUZZY'S: Mike Veal

THE HANGAR: Burden Fly CD-release party

HUEY'S: Live Jazz

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Uncle Don's Bullet-Proof Blues Band

JAVA HOUSE: Songwriters in the Round with John Doster, Lindsay Smith and Sue Witty

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

MASQUERADE: Belmont Playboys, The Confidentials; Freaky Foam Party in Hell

McCOLGAN'S: Mickle-a-do

MIKE-N-ANGELO'S: Swami Gone Bananas

MURPHY'S LAW: K-Kim

NORTH ATLANTA TRADE CENTER: Liquid Universe

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: The Electromatics

OPERA HOUSE: Sin City (AC/DC Tribute)

PHILIP'S ARENA: Alan Jackson with Clay Walker

THE PLACE: Southbound

POPPERS: Steve Hawkins and the GA Jam

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Mina

RIALTO CENTER-GSU: Bale Folclorico de Bahia

SCROOGE'S: Crossover

THE SHACK: Phoenix

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Garrison Field, Five Way Friday, Late Night with Wayne

SPON DIVITZ: Don Law

STAR BAR-L5P: Woggles, Me First, Mr. Entertainment

THE SWALLOW AT THE HOLLOW: The Blue Bird show with James Dean Hicks, Richard Leigh and Marc Beeson @listing:SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Full Moon Afternoon, X-Miss Americas

SYMPHONY HALL: Atlanta Symphony with guest conductor, Paavo Jarvi

THE TABERNACLE: moe.

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Caribbean Night

UGLY MUG PUB: Storm Warning

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: The Original P

THE VAULT: Cyberia: a celebration of electronica's darkside with DJ OMAC

THE VILLAGE: Blue Soul

WHISKER'S-DUNWOODY: 285

WILD WING CAFÉ: Tim Acres

WOODEN NICKLE: Living Large

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