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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

Noted Acts
MIA JOHNSON AND HOAGY -- The Philadelphia-based duo make the kind of sophisticated adult pop that works just as well stripped down to guitar and percussion (plus occasional banjo) as it would souped up with studio tricks. Which means, the songs stick with you even if they don't grab you around the neck the first time out. It also means they should come across just fine in the intimate confines of tonight's venue. Eddie's Attic (Sarig)

JURASSIC FIVE, DILATED PEOPLES, BEAT JUNKIES -- See Jurassic Five article, p. 220. Since meeting at an L.A. graffiti yard in '97, Dilated Peoples have been producing some of the most stirring, thought-provoking hip-hop you'll probably never hear on the radio. They're joined on this Southern swing by DJ crew the Beat Junkies. Repping the Junkies on this stop will be J-Rocc, Babu, Rhettmatic and Shortkut. Variety Playhouse (Whitaker)

BUDDY MILES -- There aren't many musicians around who can claim to have played with Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, David Bowie, Phish and the California Raisins, so for diversity's sake alone, drummer/vocalist Buddy Miles scores points. He's obviously been there, done that and probably has the bank account to prove it. Unfortunately, none of it has been done recently, so expect plenty of Hendrix covers, a few obscurities from his own catalog, an extended version of "Them Changes" and nobody under 40 in the audience. It's an early 8 p.m. start so they can all get to work on time tomorrow. Cotton Club (Horowitz)

CHRIS SMITHER -- Armed with thin-soled Italian shoes and a piece of plywood for foot-tapping rhythm, Smither is both singer-songwriter and blues musician, scribe of "Love You Like a Man" (which Bonnie Raitt gender-bent into a hit years ago). Smither's songs run the emotional gamut; he's not afraid to cry (musically speaking). His fingerpicking acoustic guitar work often recalls the stark, desperate recordings of Mississippi Delta icons Skip James and Robert Johnson. Smither is touring in support of his new release, Live as I'll Ever Be, a great companion piece to his landmark 1991 live recording, Another Way to Find You. Blind Willie's (Powell)

Also performing
9 LIVES SALOON: Scareoke with E-Roc

BILLY'S: Karaoke

BLIND WILLIE'S: Chris Smither

BRANDYHOUSE: The David Nelson Band

CAJUN KITCHEN: Karma Lingo

COPELAND'S: Pharis Scott

PLANET JAM COTTON CLUB: Buddy Miles, Spoonful James

THE EARL: Sunday Dunch with Mark Kareal Jazz Trio

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Jud Duncan, Mia Johnson and Hoagy

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Blues Cat

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Chris Chandler Connection

FUZZY'S: Soulidify

GEORGIA THEATRE-ATHENS: Kudzu Film Festival

MASQUERADE: Sunday Swing in Hell

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Stephen Talkovich and Friends

POPPERS: Karaoke by Sarah

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Tony Winston Jazz Trio

RED LIGHT CAFÉ: Masaca

THE SHARK BAR: Live jazz

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Ethan and the Ewox

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Heidi Pollyea / local vocal performer showcase

SYLVIA'S: Showtyme Jazz Duo

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Word of Mouth Tour with Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies and more

VILLAGE TAVERN: Showtyme Jazz Duo

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Ricky Fargo

WOODEN NICKEL: Brad Large

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