DAMO SUZUKI, SAN AGUSTIN Former vocalist for legendary Kraut-rock band Can, Damo Suzuki comes to Atlanta to perform with a cast of local musicians, including Chris Case (keyboard) as well as David Daniel (guitar), Andrew Burns (bass) and Brian Fielden (drums) -- the latter three of whom make up the usually dormant drone-rock trio San Agustin. A few other players will join in as well. And since San Agustin will be in the house, they will perform as well. $10. 9 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. -- Chad Radford
FINAL ATLANTA LAPTOP BATTLE 2007 The phrase laptop battle usually conjures up images of a dorm room, World of Warcraft and a high-speed LAN connection, but Lenny's knows how to do these battles right: with loud music, alcohol and a sweet prize. Computer musicians went head-to-head in two previous elimination rounds, but only one will be crowned champion of this year's Atlanta event. The winner takes off for Seattle to compete against the rest of the country. $5. 9 p.m. Lenny's. 404-577-7721. www.lennysbar.com. -- Jon Ross
MARY GAUTHIER There is no color in the artwork for either of folksinger Gauthier's two most recent albums, a conscious artistic decision that reflects her bleak country-noir storytelling approach. Lucinda Williams comparisons are inevitable (they once shared a producer), but Gauthier's music is starker and far less rocking, if just as intensely descriptive. She records for the Lost Highway label whose name invokes the withering dreams of her protagonists who, despite their best intentions, seem to be on an endless road to nowhere. Lynden and Zack Hexum open. $15-$17.50. 8 p.m. Five Spot. 404-223-1100. www.fivespot-atl.com. -- Hal Horowitz
5TH ANNUAL JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE Wow, what a great idea! Get "most" of the local country/rockabilly/Americana bands together and do songs by Johnny Cash, then donate part of the proceeds to the American Diabetes Association in his memory. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Such a good cause and undoubtedly it will be a good show. I would hate to miss it. $10. 9 p.m. Star Bar. 404-681-9018. www.starbar.net. -- James Kelly
BILLY JOE SHAVER, ANDREW BLACK Shaver has two, count 'em, two, new CDs out, one a collection of his unique gospel-type songs, and the other a 17-year-old live recording. He's one of the best of the original Texas songwriter dudes, with a rapier wit and a feisty attitude. Just don't piss off this honky-tonk hero. Andrew Black opens. $25. 9 p.m. Tavern on the Bridge. 9775 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth. 770-232-1210. www.tavernonthebridge.com. -- JK
EARTHA KITT Pop-culture junkies know her as Catwoman from "Batman" in the '60s, but as Ms. Kitt celebrates 80 years of life, her impressive list of accomplishments should make today's crop of ego-driven slackers give up and get out of the way. She's appeared in films since the '40s, on record and TV since the '50s and her live show at New York's Café Carlyle is a popular attraction and well-crafted masterpiece. Tonight the outspoken performer takes over Symphony Hall with her saucy collection of hits, show tunes, standards and anecdotes, all delivered with inimitable sass and vigor. $25-$58. 8 p.m. Symphony Hall. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org. -- Lee Valentine Smith
FILM SCHOOL Sometimes being a rock group is akin to repaving a well-trodden road. Film School, which is based in San Francisco, plays dreamy, guitar-heavy shoe-gaze rock, a form that peaked in the early '90s and has been paid homage by ambitious musicians ever since. While not the most original band ever, Film School makes pretty and memorable songs, as evinced by Hideout, its recently released second album. Locals Eulogies and Parade support. $8. 9:30 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. -- Mosi Reeves
GOGOL BORDELLO Much more than mere music, this Brooklyn nine-piece puts on a performance. It's led by colorful Ukranian ex-pat Eugene Hütz, whose breathless comic capering was born for the spotlight. It constructs an engaging mishmash of vibrant gypsy rhythms, ethnic folk music and a punk spirit reminiscent of the Pogues with an Eastern European lilt. In Hütz, it has the perfect leader -- as indelible as Dicken's Fagan and energetic as Richard Simmons. The pair of costume-changing dancing girls are another element in an irrepressible spectacle that defies you to suppress a smile. $17. 8 p.m. Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre. 404-233-7699. www.livenation.com. -- Chris Parker
THE ROCKET SUMMER, THE ACADEMY IS ... Emotional confusion drips from pop singer Bryce Avary's voice, an affectation highlighted in the Rocket Summer's songs. Don't be confused by the band's name; like solo-band projects before him, Avary is the driving, and only, force behind the band. MtvU darling The Academy Is... gives Avary the opening slot, a fitting juxtaposition to the band's layered indie rock. $20. 7:30 p.m. The Masquerade. 404-577-8178. www.masq.com. -- JR
GERI ALLEN With "For the Healing of the Nations," a two-movement suite dedicated to the survivors and the victims of Sept. 11, jazz pianist Allen joins the ranks of composer John Adams and a slew of pop singers as artists who use music to overcome tragedy. A barrage of musicians join Allen, who is performing her work for the first time since its 2006 premiere. $39-$65. 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University. 404-413-9849. www.rialtocenter.org. -- JR
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"Punk" style like this seems like it is the polar opposite of punk. Bradford Cox…
They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.
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Their show with Chris, Lord about 3 years at the Unicorn was the best.