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JANAH -- A percussion-heavy magic carpet ride to the Casbah, Janah combine elements of world music and traditional rock to offer a hookah full of throbbing travelogues and vibrating landscapes. Keith Johnston, Janah's grand poo-bah, supports the Atlanta scene by thinking globally and playing locally. Smith's Olde Bar (Smith)

KENNY HOWES & THE YEAH!, MODELTONES -- This should be a model evening, in more ways than one. Backed by The Yeah!, Howes' presentation is a model of polished jangle and sweet '60s licks. Providing another dose of the same are the Modeltones, whose lineup features former members of the Valentines and the Flinch. Also on the bill is Three Bags Full. Star Bar (Nicoll)

90 DAY MEN -- Chicago's 90 Day Men, like Blonde Redhead, the Rapture and the Vogue, borrow from both no wave and new wave. Combine parts of Fugazi and some Fender Rhodes, add some occasional hardcore like Helmet or At the Drive-In, and you're got a band bound to outlive its self-proclaimed shelf life. The Earl (Ware)

JOHN SCOFIELD, LIVING DAYLIGHTS -- Miles Davis alum guitarist Scofield has over 20 solo albums in his bulging catalog. Although most have toyed with funk, his last few have dug into a fluid groove as deep and hard as the Meters at their best, and that's saying a lot. Forsaking fret shredding for rump-bumping, this will be a jazz show that has 'em boogie-ing from the first note. Scofield will amaze with his unusual, snaky lead lines and twisting, atypical chords. The influences of opening act Living Daylights snake through nouveau jazz groups like Medeski, Martin & Wood to the Charlie Hunter Quartet. Living Daylights ascribe to the idea of a characteristic collective groove in the place of individual showboating. Saxophonist Jessica Lurie's unique eastern European klezmer influence adds a gypsy-like quality to the Seattle trio's already distinctive sound. Variety Playhouse (Horowitz/Hutchinson)

JIMMY THACKERY & THE DRIVERS -- See listing for Nov. 7. Blind Willie's (Horowitz)

Also performing
40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Unified Theory, Goudie

BASIL'S CAFÉ: Showtyme Jazz Duo

BLIND WILLIE'S: Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers

BRANDYHOUSE: Brett Cain Band/Ryhythm Ryder

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

CAFÉ TU TU TANGO: Live reggae with Poshtoner

CAJUN KITCHEN: SuperPHATtural Assembly hosted by Mike Tolcher

THE CHAMBER: Lovebreak with DJ Biff

CJ'S LANDING: Audiobridge, The Ajax Heavies, Remi

COPELAND'S: Pharis Scott

CULTURE CLUB: Apollo Night

DARK HORSE TAVERN: New Taleny Night with Relics Dream, Operation Toews, Brian Doyle

DARWIN'S: Open Blues Jam

DEUX PLEX: Island Getaway

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

THE EARL: 90 Day Men


EDDIE'S ATTIC: Still on the Hill, Carla Ulbrich

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

JOEY D'S OAKROOM : Ian Schumacher

MARY'S: Music Videos with DJ Jigsaw

MASQUERADE: The Deep Eynde, Spectremen and the Heathens

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

PEASANT UPTOWN: Steven Charles Jazz Duo

POPPERS: Eric Austin open-mic night

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: JetStar7, Janah

STAR BAR-L5P: Kenny Howes and the Yeah!, Model Tones, Three Bags Full

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: John Scofield Group, Living Daylights




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