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CL's picks for the week's best shows

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DRIVE INVASION So much more than "More Cowbell," Sunday headliners Blue Öyster Cult (see feature) will be honored with a special screening of Godzilla at dark, but before the movies roll, expect two days of great music on a new and vastly improved stage. Be sure to catch Rocket From the Tombs on Saturday, as well, featuring an all-star cast of characters led by David Thomas from influential Pere Ubu, Richard Lloyd of Television and Cheetah Chrome. Other acts include Southern Culture on the Skids, the Gore Gore Girls and a nice selection of local acts, including the Cogburns and Bruce Joyner and the Reconstruction. $30-$50. Noon. Starlight Six Drive-In. www.driveinvasion.com. -- LVS

ELLIS PAUL, MARSHALL CHAPMAN, TOMMY WOMACK Ellis Paul is one of the "signature" artists to play Eddie's over the years, and he never fails to entertain with his prolific catalog of thoughtful tunes. Traveling down from Nashville tonight we have songstress Marshall Chapman and the incredibly talented Tommy Womack, bringing their rootsy alt.-twang thing to town. $15. 8:30 p.m. Eddie's Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. -- JK

NEW TRINITY BAROQUE Opening its season with a "250th birthday bash," NTB steps slightly outside of its Baroque inclinations with a program of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's popular divertimento, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik," two divertimenti from the early, so-called "Salzburg Symphonies" for strings, and a dollop of contemporaneous instrumental "Church Sonatas," conducted by Predrag Gosta. Student discounts available. $29. 8 p.m. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. 770-638-7574. www.newtrinitybaroque.org. -- MG

SUN/3

DIE SLAUGHTERFEST 2006 Day two of the Die Slaughterfest features performances from local acts Sids, Wet Dreams, the Spooks and the Selmanaires. Since it's Sunday and everything has to be wrapped up by midnight, this will be an early show. Just like the night before, the schedule will be subject to frequent and unpredictable changes in the lineup. Be sure to look online at www.dieslaughterhausrecords.com for current information. $5. 8 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. -- CR

DRAGON*CON See Sound Menu listing for Fri., Sept. 1.

DRIVE INVASION See Sound Menu listing for Sat., Sept. 2.

HOUSE IN THE PARK Kai Alce invites you to park it in Perkerson Park to grill and groove freely with the sounds of Chicago's Glenn Underground, augmented by Michael Alan, Ramon Rawsoul, Salah Ananse, Kemit and Kai, himself. The soulful vibe will go from deep and Detroit to sweaty, sunny and Chi-Town. Go to dance like there are fire ants down your pants. Free. Noon. Perkerson Park. 404-756-1859. www.kaialce.com. -- TW

TOBY KEITH, JOE NICHOLS, RUSHLOW HARRIS, LINDSEY HAUN Toby Keith has managed to take complete control over his career, a feat artists rarely accomplish in country music. While his radio output tends to place the emphasis on silly cliché-driven tunes, at least he's playing country music. Opener Joe Nichols has one of those sexy baritones and has been known to belt out a few honky-tonkers. $37-$61.75. 7:30 p.m. Arena at Gwinnett Center. 404-249-6400. www.gwinnettcenter.com. -- JK

MON/4

DIE SLAUGHTERFEST 2006 The third and final evening for Die Slaughterfest 2006 features performances from Gaye Blades, Coffin Bound, Frantic and, last but not least, Atlanta's favorite bastard rock and roll sons, the Black Lips, who bring the show to a close. Just like the previous two nights, the schedule will be subject to frequent and irrational changes. For more up-to-the-minute information, be sure to look online at www.dieslaughterhausrecords.com. $5. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. -- CR

DRAGON*CON See Sound Menu listing for Fri., Sept. 1.

WED/6

JAMES ZABIELA James Zabiela is proof that not all of DJ magazine's top 100 DJs are trance-y old farts. A sonic gourmand, he blends together multiple styles of dance music into a mash of pounding bass and rippling breakbeats. His ingredients range from main floor tech-house producers like Lee Coombs to blogger favorites like Trentemøller, but his sound is his own. Call for price. Eleven50. 404-874-0428. www.eleven50.com. -- MR

THURS/7

BORIS Japan isn't just Tokyo. The Japanese have Mt. Fuji -- oh, holiest of mountains -- and an impressive, snowcapped mount it is. Yet you still don't traditionally think of the Japanese as the bellowing-into-the-fjords, long-hair-blowing-in-the-wind-on-top-of-a-righteous-peak, shredding-guitar-into-the squall types. That is, until you meet you some Boris. If Sigur Rós, the Melvins, Isis and Earth had a baby -- and that baby happened to teethe on wasabi root -- it would be this Japanese trio. As exhibited on the band's latest full-length blotter sheet, Pink, this isn't ninja stealth; this is brute force. And the blown-out sludge smears of RAWK will leave YOU singing its praises from the mountaintops. A rare stateside appearance. Pearls and Brass and Zoroaster add to the orange-amped bruised blues boogie and stoner-riff fetishism. $10. 9:30 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. -- TW

· Bands/performers/venues wishing to be included in Sound Menu's noted-acts boxes may send recordings, press material and schedules two weeks in advance to Creative Loafing c/o Heather Kuldell, 384 Northyards Blvd., Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30313, or e-mail information to: heather.kuldell@creativeloafing.com. To be included in the listings only, e-mail venue and band schedules by Friday at noon (for the issue that comes out the following Thursday) to soundboard@creativeloafing.com.

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