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A3 -- If you've ever caught an episode of HBO's "The Sopranos," you undoubtedly already know A3's title track, "Woke Up This Morning." And the song is a good representation of Alabama 3's "high-tech with a hangover" approach. If Tom Waits and Trent Reznor collaborated on an album, it might sound something like this U.K. act's recent release, La Peste, which pairs gruff gospel vocals with passable synth and drum machine composition. Cotton Club (Hutchinson)

KENNY HOWES & THE YEAH!, BEAUTIFUL -- Howes' talent for sparkly jangle-pop is already well known, but Atlanta pop-meisters Beautiful deserve similar acclaim for their rocking original mix of late-period Beatles, Syd Barrett, Raspberries and Monkees licks. Also on this delectable triple bill is Yard Games. Star Bar (Nicoll)

MOBY, HYBRID -- Somebody left Moby on repeat after the world pushed Play. Moby brings the full band back to Atlanta a third time for another night of rave-ups and rave anthems. Welsh breakbeat trio Hybrid are the real reason to go this go-round, though, as this is their first American appearance performing their equally energetic, sweeping trancey breaks. See Hybrid review. Tabernacle (Ware)

OZRIC TENTACLES -- Don't mistake these guys for some sort of heir to the bizarro acid-prog of early Gong. This is plain hippy psych with expensive lighting. The reason this is such a bore is the serious lack of low-end punch that Hawkwind knew where to put, and the fey singer's nauseating "wow, isn't this so lovely" tossed-off feel-good vibe. Going blind doing whip-its is a better option. Variety Playhouse (Foy)

ZEEK SCHECK, DIANA OBSCURA, STELLA ZINE -- Headliner Scheck is a colorfully costumed performer who plays what has been described as "bizarro songs for decapitated children." Diana Obscura is the entrancing local lady who arrives at The Earl straight from the Anne Rice Coven Party, armed with her cello and songs such as "Evangeline and the Devil." Opening act Stella Zine is the leader of Pagan Holiday, noted for her wild, challenging and openly confrontational songs and rants. The Earl (Nicoll)Also performing
40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Southern Bitch

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows

BRANDYHOUSE: Ghost Town

THE BRIGHT SPOT: Karaoke

CAFÉ TU TU TANGO: Live reggae with Poshtoner

CAJUN KITCHEN: Superphatural Assembly with Mike Tolcher

THE CHAMBER: Lovebreak with DJ Biff

CJ'S LANDING: Clutch Cargo, Marathon, Perfect Strange

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: A3

CULTURE CLUB: Apollo night

DARK HORSE TAVERN: New Talent Night: Infragig Ensemble, Popaganda, Karma Lingo

DARWIN'S: Open Blues Jam hosted by Donna Hopkins and Liz Melendez

DEUX PLEX: Tina Divoree Benefit / Drag Show

DOTTIE'S: Rick F. Dang's Electric Open-mic Night

THE EARL: Zeek Sheck, Diana Obscura, Stella Zine

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Colby Rogers, Jodie Manross, Rich Healey

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

FUZZY'S: Lou's Blues Revue

JOEY D'S OAK ROOM: Ian Schumacher

MASQUERADE: DownTempo Lounge in Hell with J-Luv

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Ghosts: Paul Mercer's electronically manipulated strings

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dedeck

PEASANT UPTOWN: Steven Charles Jazz Duo

POPPERS: Eric Austin Open-mic night

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Odyssey, Tilden's Faith, Soundtrack Mind

SOMBER REPTILE: Poor Otis

STAR BAR-L5P: Kenny Howes and the Yeah! Beautiful, Yard Games

THE TABERNACLE: Moby, Hybrid

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: The Oozies, The Rants, Donkey Punch, the U.K. Subs

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Ozric Tentacles, Star People

THE VELVET ROOM: R & B Live

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Big Royal

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