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CL's picks for the week's best shows

THURS/23

TEEBEE Not a reference to "tuberculosis," Norwegian DJ/producer TeeBee still brings the sickness to "Transit," delivering lung-collapsing waves of tech-flecked drum 'n' bass. TeeBee attacks central neurofunk systems with bass stabs and precision-engineered backbeats. Adding to the distorted anxiety are Mayhem, Jason K, Sonar and MC Race One. Guys $10. Ladies free. 10 p.m. The Mark. 678-904-0050. www.themarkatlanta.com. -- Tony Ware

THIRD DAY, LEANN RIMES A Thanksgiving-night tradition, the lighting of the massive tree at Macy's is a fun and entertaining event for all ages. Atlanta-based Christian rock act Third Day and sassy country singer LeAnn Rimes are among the scheduled special guests, offering holiday tunes and good cheer in the midst of the retail onslaught of the holiday season. Free. 7 p.m. Macy's at Lenox Square Mall. www.macys.com. -- Lee Valentine Smith

FRI/24

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA It may seem odd, but it's a showing of the complete Wizard of Oz on film with Harold Arlen's original score performed live by the ASO, conducted by Jere Flint. It's the thrill of reverse karaoke: Rather than annoying drunken lounge lizards allegedly singing to the accompaniment of smarmy music-minus-one tracks, you get to hear the digitally remastered voice of the late Judy Garland and friends in sync with a living, Grammy-winning orchestra. The Emerald City never had it so good, Toto. $27--$52. 8 p.m. Symphony Hall. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org. -- Mark Gresham

CADDLE, THE VON EHRICS, LESS HONKY MORE TONKIES Caddle, a group from Birmingham, Ala., are more Southern than rock. On songs such as "Raise 'Em High," it plays country music with the kind of relaxed ease longed for by so-called "alt-country" bands. Dallas, Texas, band the Von Ehrics rattles along ragged punk-rock energy, making for songs that hit harder than your average blues. Certified journeymen, the band is wandering over to Star Bar to spread the word about its new disc, The Whiskey Sessions. Nashville, Tenn., combo Less Honky More Tonkies rounds out this post-Thanksgiving, Southern-fried blowout. $5. 9 p.m. Star Bar.

404-681-9018. www.starbar.net. -- Mosi Reeves

DRIVIN N CRYIN, TODD SNYDER One of the few local-scene traditions still running since the '80s is the holiday show from Drivin N Cryin. Whether it's called concert for the hopeful or not, this is sure to be a long and fun night of music from a band that rock fans should all be thankful for. Go support 'em for their many years of service to the community. Clever and catchy singer/songwriter Todd Snyder opens. $22. 6 p.m. The Roxy. 404-233-7699. www.ticketmaster.com. -- LVS

THE SELMANAIRES, DEERHUNTER, ALL THE SAINTS Atlanta trio the Selmanaires crafts catchy melodies cut from various pop, post-punk and rock 'n' roll avenues; balancing a palette of musical strut and refined lyrical smarts. Deerhunter bends the boundaries between noise and melody. The group plays an art-jostled take on guitar resonance that hangs between murky and shimmering. All the Saints opens with a set of dark, psychedelic riffage. $7. 9:30 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. -- Chad Radford

25th SEMI-ANNUAL OPEN MIC SHOOT-OUT A great after-Thanksgiving buffet of music, the Shoot-Out is a heapin' helpin of the very best of the Attic's weekly open-mic winners. A slew of great acts will go head-to-head to win money and prizes, judged by a panel of music-industry tastemakers. Past winners have gone on to greatness. Just think, one of tonight's contestants could very well be the next Jennifer Nettles or John Mayer. Hey, it could happen. If not, it's still an extremely enjoyable (and lengthy) showcase of original acoustic music from all over the country. $20. 7:30 p.m. Eddie's Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. -- LVS

LAST WALTZ TRIBUTE In what was supposed to be their final performance ever (yeah, right), the Band delivered what has become an icon in all-star extravaganzas. It was an amazing event, with Neil Young's cocaine booger captured on film for the entire world to see. The tribute recreates that event (minus the booger), with a slew of local and regional artists playing the songs. This year's version will see part of the net proceeds go to charity in memory of Atlanta musician Ricky Keller. $15 advance. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522.

www.smithsoldebar.com. -- James Kelly

SAT/25

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA See Sound Menu for Fri., Nov. 24. $27--$52. 8 p.m.

Symphony Hall. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org. -- MG

DEFTONES Intelligent metal may be an oxymoron to some, but it's a good way to describe the sensuous yet violent sound of Deftones. Formed out of Sacramento in the early '90s, Chino Moreno and Co. influenced most of the nu-metal jocks of that decade and beyond (particularly Papa Roach and Limp Bizkit) yet always stood above them with eerily ambient hardcore as sharp as a knife's edge. The band's new album, Saturday Night Wrist, is extremely listenable. Deadsy opens. $30. 9 p.m. The Tabernacle. 404-249-6400. -- MR

FRANKIE BONES Let's be frank, no bones about it, this is one DJ/producer who bangs the box and rattles the boners to the marrow. A New York original, a godfather of the North American rave scene, Frankie Bones has been pounding techno since you were in flannel. He's coming to "Subtonic," which is sorta like "supersonic" except hitting repeatedly in the crotch. Also on the big is "hard dance" DJ Hero from Chattanooga, as well as electro, hard-house, hardcore and drum 'n' bass seclections from Corey von Waters, Section-8, Sid Reflux, Toto, Proximal and Ryze. Come check out the PLUR: Pounding Loud Unrelenting Rhythms. $20. 10 p.m. Studio980. www.studio980.com. -- TW

JARBOE, PRODUCTO The one-time voice of baroque, industrial powerhouse Swans, Jarboe is a dynamic musical character. Her palette is a mix of haunting Southern blues, blackened metal dirges and fierce spoken-word poetry that's bound by a sexy and supernatural persona. Athens four-piece Producto blends dark and consuming indie-pop rhythms with lush, Venezuelan folk songs strumming over the soothing and alluring croon of frontwoman Ane Diaz. $8. 9:30 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. -- CR

SONIA TETLOW A rare homecoming show from the Atlanta-based, globe-trotting Cowboy Mouth bassist while she's briefly off the road for her day gig with that unstoppable force of New Orleans goodwill. Tonight, she'll revisit some of her intense solo favorites and possibly debut some new stuff after sets from After Midnight (7 p.m.), Blueberry Wave (8 p.m.) and Stephanie Pressman (9 p.m.). $7. 7 p.m. Red Light Café. 404-874-7828. www.redlightcafe.com. -- LVS

LAST WALTZ TRIBUTE See Sound Menu for Fri., Nov. 24.$15 advance. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- JK

SUN/26

BENJAMIN WOODWARD Currently organist and director of music at St. Mary's Church in Stamford, Conn., Ben Woodward studied in England at Trinity College, Cambridge, before moving to America in 2002. He performs a short afternoon recital of three preludes and fugues for solo organ by Marcel Dupré (the ones in B major, F minor and G minor). Free. 3:15 p.m. Cathedral of St. Philip. 404-365-1000. www.stphilipscathedral.org. -- MG

WED/29

EL VEZ While most locals flock to that other Elvis tribute show twice a year, the wise among us know that El Vez is the real treat. This is the king as seen through a Latino eye, with appropriate modifications for a "south of the border" feel. Hilarious and entertaining, irreverent without being offensive, El Vez never breaks character, and shines a bright new light on the king of rock 'n' roll. $15 advance. 9 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- JK

NEW YORK DOLLS, CHESTERFIELD KINGS, SUPERSUCKERS, THE CHARMS, TIGER! TIGER! The third leg of the swingin' Little Steven's Underground Garage tour, headlined by the New York Dolls (see feature, page 79), features a just-announced set from "open for the Dolls" contest winners Tiger! Tiger! $20. 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse. 404-521-1786. www.variety-playhouse.com. -- LVS

THURS/30

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peruvian-born Texan Miguel Harth-Bedoya guest-conducts the ASO in a program featuring two Mexican-themed works: Aaron Copland's familiar "El Salon Mexico" and an enticingly unfamiliar suite from the 1939 score for the film "La Noche de los Mayas" ("Night of the Maya") by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. Another new experience, "River's Rush" (2004) by young American composer Kevin Puts, opens the program. For a contrasting French flavor, virtuosic pianist Stephen Hough is soloist for the "Piano Concerto No. 2" of Camille Saint-Saens. $16--$68. 8 p.m. Symphony Hall. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org. -- MG

DAT POLITICS, KEVIN BLECHDOM, MATT AND KIM, DEERHUNTER French laptop quartet Dat Politics bends the boundaries that separate glitch from melody and IDM from noise. Kevin Blechdom merges the worlds of acoustic and electronic instrumentation to sometimes silly and childlike, sometimes brutally haunting effect. Brooklyn drums-and-keyboard duo Matt & Kim play cutesy and totally infectious new-wave, dance-pop songs. Deerhunter is also on the bill. $8. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. -- CR

JEFF TALMADGE AND AMY LAVERE Sometimes you just need to sit down in a quiet room and let someone sing to you, with minimal accompaniment and honest words. Talmadge is one of the mellower of the Texas singer/songwriter scene, but he can still hold your attention with his calming demeanor and sweet sounds. Amy LaVere is a fairly unique artist, a female upright bass player who leads a band. She's sorta rockabilly, sorta country and sorta cute to watch. $12. 7:30 p.m. Eddie's Attic.

404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. -- JK

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