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WED/DECEMBER 27
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ACRES -- In a stroke of marketing genius, the leader of the Tim Acres Band changed his group's rather boring name. Good move. However, he changed it to Acres. But at least his standard Midwestern bar-rock isn't as boring any more, right? Oh well, nice name. Smith's Olde Bar (Smith)

MARLIN BRACKETT, RICH HEALY -- Two local folk/country writers take over the Attic tonight for a warm evening of storytelling and song--swapping. Healey will be performing songs from his new self-released album, Just for the Songs, and both should be as welcome as a hot cup o' joe after a long and stressful holiday. Kick back and enjoy. Eddie's Attic (Smith)

SANDRA HALL, THE SHADOWS -- Blues/R&B vocalist Sandra Hall is back on the road after recovering from a heart attack she suffered in August. Look for Hall to perform songs from her upcoming CD, Miss Red Riding Hood, which is slated for January release. Blind Willie's (Powell)

KODAC'S BLUE PLATE SPECIAL -- The fifth installment of local bandleader/poet Kodac Harrison's grab-bag of music and poetry promises to be a "special special." On the music side, local favorites Hubcap City perform, while Southeast Poetry Slam champ Ayodele presents spoken word. Harrison, who does both and who recently released a limited edition live CD, performs accompanied by bassist David Webb. Gravity Pub (Sarig)

MARATHON -- While modern rock is one of those nondescript catchall musical qualifiers that says essentially nothing, Marathon seems to somehow instinctually fit this category. The Atlanta act's recent CD, The Year of You, has a very familiar sonic and lyrical quality that falls somewhere in that Wallflowers/Counting Crows nether region of solid songcraft in search of distinctiveness. Smith's Olde Bar (Hutchinson)

MICKEY FINN -- Half of Urban Takeover along with Aphrodite, king of jump-up jungle, Mickey Finn represents the team's darker side. Finn's taste in tracks is a mix of mad party anthems and anthemic descents into madness, featuring everything from the likes of Optical & Rush's stabbing, heavy breakbeat to the chopped up hip-hop rollers like Urban Takeover's classic remix of the Luniz's "Five On It." Finn is joined by notable local d'n'b DJs Jeremy & Kia, Knctrnl, R. Nasty, Neos and Arson. The Warehouse (Ware)

AMY PIKE, HOLY SMOKES -- The former singer of those ever-so-swanky Lost Continentals has re-invented herself as a sort of Legendary Stardust Cowgirl, touching a match to her familiar sultry stage persona and letting it erupt in a rippling ball of fire. Opening act the Holy Smokes -- an Americana ensemble led by Clete Reid of the Ramblers -- will insure positive ignition. Star Bar (Nicoll)

SANS NOIR -- Very much along the lines of Underwater and Aerial, Sans Noir are yet another ethereal, ephemeral, (insert your own atmospheric adjective beginning with "e") performing electronica act, debuting their four-song, self-titled EP at Nomenclature. More Dead Can Dance than Tori Amos, more industrial than acid trance, Sans Noir still fit well within the mold established by Atlanta's prolific sequencer-synthesizer-and-chanteuse scene. Appropriate for the surroundings, Sans Noir are worth a listen. Nomenclature Museum (Ware)

Also performing


BLIND WILLIE'S: Sandra Hall and the Shadows

BLUE RACCOON: Frankie Moates

BRANDYHOUSE: Ghost Trane

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

BUFFALO'S-KENNESAW: Karen Leppo

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILLS: Karaoke

CAFÉ TU TU TANGO: Caliente -- live reggae

THE CHAMBER: Lovebreak with E.J. & Motion and DJ Biff

CHECKERED PARROT: Dave Williams

DARK HORSE TAVERN: New Talend Night featuring YG

DARWIN'S: Open Blues Jam with Heaven Davis & the Aggravation Papas

DOTTIE'S: Rick F. Dang's Mondo Electric Open Mic Night

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Marlin Brackett & Rich Healy

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

FUZZY'S: Mike Veal

GRAVITY PUB: Kodac's Blue Plate Special

LUBYS SPORTS BAR: Trivia

MARY'S: Music Videos with DJ Jigsaw

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Metropolitan Wednesday Madness

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: SANS NOIR

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Mudcat

PEASANT UPTOWN: Steven Charles Jazz Duo

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Acres, Marathon

STAR BAR-L5P: Amy Pike, Holy Smokes

THE WAREHOUSE: Micky Finn

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: The Stacey James Band

WOODEN NICKEL: Ladies Night with Dance DJs

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