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WED/MARCH 21
ENEMYMINE -- See article. The Earl (Radford)

LARS FREDERICKSEN & THE BASTARDS, DROPKICK MURPHYS -- Rancid guitarist/vocalist Lars Fredericksen steps away to work on this side project, but he writes most of the songs with his Rancid partner, Tim Armstrong, and it all comes out sounding like, well, mid-'90s Rancid. Dropkick Murphys have been cutting back on their hardcore stomp lately and dialing up the Irish-punk raucousness (they even dried out ex-Pogue gutter-poet Shane MacGowan for an appearance on their latest, Sing Loud, Sing Proud). They're most compelling, though, when they just try to sound like, well, mid-'90s Rancid. Masquerade (Peisner)

LOA, THE NOBODIES As part of its "Infinite Possibilities" open mic night, Auburn Avenue's Royal Peacock hosts organic-soul hip-hoppers, Live On Arrival. Laying down conscious rhymes over skilled, jazz-inflected live instrumentation, LOA is one of the city's premier underground acts. Another hip-hop group, the Nobodies, round out this evening of vocal and instrumental performance, local hip-hop and spoken word. Royal Peacock (Hutchinson)

REACH THE SKY -- Hitting Atlanta one night after the release of their new album, Friends, Lies and the End of the World, Boston's Reach the Sky churns out hardcore punk on auto-pilot -- instinctive and efficient, but lacking in dynamics. Vocalist Ian Larrabee writes with an intensely emotional slant, but it's masked by his no-frills delivery. Masquerade (Hutchinson)

SKYLARKS, RIGHT AS RAIN, DRY COUNTY DRUNKS -- As their residency continues, the Skylarks present a series of blasts from the past. Guitarist Johnny D. does double duty, sitting in with the 'Larks and also in the revived Right as Rain, '80s staples of DB Recs. Among the Drunks opening this show are Jeff Guinness (Kickstand), Jay Murphree (Bluejays), Joel Burkhart (Bully) and the irrepressible Chaz Lounge. Star Bar (Nicoll/Smith)

SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD -- It's a string thing. Bluegrass with a bad attitude and a gas tank-thumping bass to boot. See review. Star Bar (Horowitz)

BLIND WILLIE'S: Chicago Bob Nelson

BRANDYHOUSE: Nitti, Sipe & Cunningham Trio

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CHECKERED PARROT: John McClain

DARK HORSE TAVERN : Lawyers Benefit with Tangerine, Elliot James & the Snakes, Chain Poets, Loud American Tourists

DARWIN'S: Open Blues Jam hosted by Forrest McDonald

THE EARL: EnemyMine, the Rapture

ECHO LOUNGE: Damnations TX, Split Lip Rayfield

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Charlie Williams (acoustic swing band)

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Alternative Roots Artist Showcase

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Roni Size Reprazent

KARMA: Cream

KAYA: Wind Down Wednesday - live jazz, spoken word, poetry

KILLER CREEK: Maurice White & the Cat In The Hat Jazz Duo

MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw

MASQUERADE: Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards, Dropkick Murphys, Reach The Sky, Swingin' Utters

MELLOW MUSHROOM-BUFORD: Steve's B-Day Party

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Metropolitan Wednesdays

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Reunion - featuring dark wave, ether pop and trance

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dudeck

PEASANT UPTOWN: The Steven Charles Jazz Duo

PECKER HEAD BREWERY-DOUGLASVILLE: Open Mic with DeBone

POPPERS: Bill Sheffield Acoustic Blues

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Fighting Gravity

STAR BAR-L5P: Skylarks, Right As Rain, Dry County Drunks

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: 6 Degrees

UGLY MUG PUB: Team Trivia

VININGS INN: Ian Schumacher

VIOLETTE RESTAURANT: Jus Jazz featuring Dave Wallis, Eddie Taylor, Dan Coy, Shack Lewis, Rita Graham and Pete the bartender

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Derek St. Holmes

WOODEN NICKEL: Live Music

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