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SAT/NOVEMBER 11

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ADOM -- Adom is an Atlanta alt-rock act boasting a big, full sound that echoes the Bunnymen and U2, yet graced by a refreshingly modern spin. Throw Sting and Radiohead in that spin cycle and you've got some hypnotically swirling music. They're opening for Aerial tonight. Echo Lounge (Nicoll)

ATLANTA MANDOLIN SOCIETY ORCHESTRA -- The local mandolin orchestra takes part in a gala concert, also featuring the Modern Mandolin Quartet and the CMSA En-Mass Orchestra, during the Classical Mandolin Society of America Convention. See Earshot. Sheraton Colony Square (Sarig)

BLUE ANGEL CABARET -- Local singers, dancers and other performers come together in an intimate cabaret setting to rekindle the spirit of underground theater in pre-War Berlin. Part Kurt Weill, part Joel Grey. Nazis not included. MJQ Concourse (Sarig)

COWBOY MOUTH -- See listing for Nov. 10. Roxy (Hutchinson)

CAPTURED! BY ROBOTS -- This is one of those shows you really have to see to believe. A little background: Poor JBOT played in ska bands Skankin' Pickle and the Blue Meanies for years. But he wasn't happy. So he built GTRBOT666 and DRMBOT 0110 to keep him company. But GTRBOT666 and DRMBOT 0110 turned the tables, enslaving JBOT, inspiring him to sing humiliating songs about his unfortunate life, such as AC/DC-esque classic "Don't Break My Balls." Only the Ape Which Hath No Name feels for JBOT. That's right, this futuristic soap opera is acted out real-time by a guy in bondage-like gear controlling homemade robo-instruments with his feet and a chest controller. You're unlikely to see anything like this again, unless JBOT is allowed to tour the country next year. Take no chances, though, DRMBOT 0110 is a bastard. The Earl (Ware)

FABULOUS LOUNGE PUNKS, LUST -- The local Lounge lizards who mix their cocktails Molotov-style make a triumphant return to the stage tonight. Ably supporting them are Lust (featuring recent Catfight! recruit Suzanne Gibboney), whose silly costumes disguise some especially good songs. Also on the bill is Nine From Ten. Dottie's (Nicoll)

JAMBALAYA -- The Atlanta Cajun Dance Association celebrates its ninth anniversary with highly-lauded Louisiana-based band Jambalaya. Knights of Columbus Post 660/Buford Hwy. (Ware)

PRU -- Like Des'ree and Kina before her, Pru uses her powerful lungs and high cheekbones to put across a set of strong pop songs that straddle the lines between ballsy R&B/soul and slick, danceable rock. Promoting her just-released self-titled debut CD, Pru showcases her talents in Midtown, at 11:30 p.m. sharp. Club Kaya (Sarig)

QUEENIE MULLINIX -- Local country singer/songwriter Queenie Mullinix debuts her impressive second CD, One Horse Town, with tonight's free show. Full of confident melodies and sharply-rendered arrangements, the album recalls the classic adult-country crossover sound of the '60s and '70s, with a consistency and grace that's timeless. Olde Peculiar Public House/Norcross (Sarig)

KENNY NEAL -- Guitarist/singer/harmonica player Kenny Neal, 43, is a Baton Rouge, La., native and a genuine blues guy. No foolin'. He began his career in his father Raful's band, then played bass with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells from '75-'79, and his repertoire reflects both his Louisiana and Chicago blues roots. His guitar style invokes Albert Collins, Albert King and B.B. King, with a healthy side of Guy. He's a mean slide player, too -- clean, articulate and dramatic. Chip's/Winder (Powell)

"ST. JOHN PASSION" -- Two days after a symposium in which noted professors and clergy discuss the anti-Semitism in Bach's "St. John Passion" (Nov. 9, 4:15 p.m., Cannon Chapel/Emory), Atlanta Baroque Orchestra soloist Julianne Baird performs the work as part of Emory's "Year of Reconciliation" observance. Shoulda called it the "year of having it both ways." Call 404-727-5050 for tickets and information. Glenn Memorial Auditorium/Emory (Sarig)

TASHI -- Five chamber music "superstars" -- clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, cellist Fred Sherry, violinists Ada Kavafian and Theodore Arm and violist Steven Tenenbom -- meld contemporary work to the classics. Spivey Hall (Ware)

TENDER IDOLS, 13 STORIES -- With the edgy sharpness of a brand-new Bowie, the Idols lead their thirsty followers closer toward the Oasis tonight. Diversely talented opening act 13 Stories have an onstage drive that puts the Fleetwood into the Mac. Smith's Olde Bar (Nicoll)

DAR WILLIAMS, CATIE CURTIS -- A folk/rock singer/songwriter straight out of the Shawn Colvin school, Williams' albums have become more intricately produced and slightly tougher over the past seven years. Her introspective, emotionally laced story songs, often loaded with dry humor ("I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono"), are heartfelt but ultimately a little precious. Thankfully her genial stage patter wins over even the most jaded audience, and since she's touring with a band, maybe she'll boogie down some. Maybe. Opener Curtis has an edgier, funkier approach and five solid folk/rock albums in her catalog, including last year's undiscovered gem, Crash Course in Roses. Variety Playhouse (Horowitz)

ALSO PERFORMING


9 LIVES SALOON: Syrup, 9 From 10, This Corpse, The Wood

10TH AND MYRTLE: Ian Schumacher

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: 5-8, Royal Fingerbowl, Heavy Johnson Trio

513 CLUB: Against All Authority, Treephort, Burnups, Taj Motel Trio, Stranger By Day

ANTHONY'S SPORTS BAR: Tagblast

BILLY'S : Mike Renna

BLUE LAGOON LOUNGE: Private Party

BLUE RACCOON: Richards Marks and the Marksmen

BRANDYHOUSE: The Slip

THE BRIGHT SPOT-LILBURN: Vyagra Falls

CAJUN KITCHEN: Midnite Caravan

THE CHAMBER: Europa with DJ Gene Carbonell

CHIP'S-WINDER: Kenny Neal

CJ'S LANDING: Persona, Court Gecko

COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE: Chris Kohne

COPELAND'S: Tracy Wynn

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Blacklight Posterboys CD release party

THE DERBY-NESBIT FERRY: Eric Culberson & the Erok Band

DOTTIE'S: Fabulous Lounge Punks, Lust, Nine From Ten

THE EARL: Captured! By Robots, Man Made Brain, the Rock Coaches

ECHO LOUNGE: Aerial, Jazz June, Adom

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Caroline Aiken, Ray Bonneville, Devon

EYEDRUM: Ear Drum Repair Services, The Found Sounds, Voight Kampff

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Sailcats

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Blind Slim

FUZZY'S: Java Monkey with Francine Reed

HUEY'S: Live Jazz

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Cross Over, Uncle Don's Bullet Proof Blues Band

JAVA HOUSE: Jazz with Derwin Daniels & Friends

KAYA: The Chronicle with DJ Shabazz, Pru

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Kickin' Country

LEE'S ON THE RIVER: Mena

MASQUERADE: Outerlimits Presents Wonderland

MURPHY'S LAW: Moxie

OLDE PECULIAR PUBLIC HOUSE-NORCROSS: Queenie Mullinix CD release party

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Slam, Gruvinhi, Born Into Chaos

THE PUB: Naked Truth

RED LIGHT CAFÉ: Blue Jays

ROXY: Cowboy Mouth

SHERATON COLONY SQUARE GRAND BALLROOM: Classical Mandolin Society of America

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: The Tender Idols, 13 Stories

SOMBER REPTILE: Six Degrees, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Sunrize Dive

SPIVEY HALL: Tashi

STAR BAR-L5P: Star Room Boys, Suzette and the Neon Angles

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Full Moon Afternoon, Wild Rice, Ex-Ms. Americas

THE TABERNACLE: KISS 104.1 presents Blue Lights In The Basement and Confunkshun

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Brillo, Espizito, Lona

UGLY MUG PUB: Butch and the Buckheads

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Dar Williams Group, Catie Curtis

THE VAULT: Cyberia - Dark electronica with DJ Omac

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Mike Veal

WILD WING CAFÉ: Dappled Greys

WILL HENRY'S: Big Al Jano & Blues Mafia

WOODEN NICKEL: Living Large

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