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TONY FURTADO, ANGELA EASTERLING Furtado is one of the most exceptionally good instrumentalists in the world, but unfortunately one of the most unknown. He can play just about anything with strings on it, and has won numerous awards for his amazing abilities. This will be a great chance to see him up close and personal. Classic country singer Angela Easterling opens. $15. 7 p.m. Eddie's Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. -- JK
ANNIE LENNOX Soul-tinged Scotswoman Lennox headlines with songs from her new album, Songs of Mass Destruction, her final disc with BMG. Released Oct. 1, it includes the turbulent single "Dark Road" among its dozen tracks. British singer/songwriter Carina Round (KGRL net-radio's "Flower-Powered Artist" this past August) is the special guest front-liner act. $35-$75. 7:30 p.m. Cobb Energy Centre. Info: 404-916-2800; tickets: 404-249-6400. www.cobbenergycentre.com. -- MG
BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE Publishing mogul Jeff Clark has encouraged 20 or so local artists to join forces and raise some funds for Paws Atlanta, and what better person to honor than Dylan? Timely in that he has a new "Essential" box set and DVD of rare performances out this month. But the fun part will be the unique renditions of those great songs by folks such as Anne Richmond Boston, Warm in the Wake, DQE, Rick Richards, Little Country Giants, etc., etc. ... $10. 7:30 p.m. The Five Spot. 404-223-1100. www.fivespotatl.com. -- JK
MOURDELLA, OLD GROWTH, SCIENCE OF YABRA, KNIFE AND THE FOURTH WARD DAGGERS This show is a pre-Halloween birthday bash for Lenny's booking agent Bean and Megan Stephens. Mourdella plays trashy garage punk. Portland, Ore.'s Old Growth and Science of Yabra play artsy and angular post-hardcore jams. Knife and the Fourth Ward Daggers plays a simple and trebly blend of punk rock and doo-wop harmonies. $5 (free in costume). 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. -- CR
PORCUPINE TREE Prog-metal with none of the pompous self indulgence of the former or the mind-numbing excess of the latter. The Steven Wilson-fronted Porcupine Tree combines King Crimson's art-rock with the arena rush of Rush and the space shenanigans of post-Syd Barrett Pink Floyd for a dynamic experience albums can't reproduce. The intriguingly titled Fear of a Blank Planet is the group's recently released concept project where the musical pieces melt into a dramatic and brazenly over-the-top whole. $18. 8 p.m. The Roxy. 404-233-76999. www.ticketmaster.com. -- HH
ASTRAL PROJECT One of the most distinctive, cohesive and adventurous working units of the New Orleans modern jazz scene over the last 30 years, Astral Project plays a unique mix of funky street rhythms, exotic tunes and dazzling improvisation. Saxophonist Tony Dagradi leads the quartet, which includes master drummer John Vidacovich, seven-string guitarist Steve Masakowski and hyperenergized bassist James Singleton. Student and museum-member discounts. $20. 7:30 p.m. Lupton Auditorium, Oglethorpe University. 404-364-8555. museum.oglethorpe.edu/programs.htm. -- MG
BLUE RODEO & FRIENDS Blue Rodeo has proven, in its 20-year existence, that convincing Americana doesn't have to be made exclusively by U.S. citizens. This rare Atlanta date adds fellow Canadian folksingers Ron Sexsmith (a club headliner in his own right) and Luke Doucet. The expanded lineup supports Rodeo's new Small Miracles release, the band's 11th studio album and one of its best. The group also acts as backup to its friends, trading off songs and lead singers for a casual mix-and-match show that should be intimate, unique and memorable. $15. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- HH
SHANNON MCNALLY Like most dedicated musicians, being labelless hasn't stopped soulful country/folk-rocking journeywoman McNally from hitting the road and taking her music to the people. She just finished opening and sharing the stage with Marc Broussard and returns a few months later with new, as-yet-unreleased originals that echo her deep Mississippi roots. With her dusky, dark-chocolate voice and laconic timing, she creates a vibe that's hypnotic and subtly moody yet forcefully raw. Atlanta country rockers Pasadena also appear. $10. 9 p.m. Vinyl. 404-885-1365. www.vinylatlanta.com. -- HH
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, EMMA POLLOCK It's a night of heavyweight pop featuring acts with a facility for hooking you quicker than narcotics. The New Pornographers have released four straight great albums of lithe, hummable power/indie pop unencumbered by their rich texture thanks to a buoyant melodicism. Already talented solo artists, Carl Newman's brainy and Dan Bejar's eccentric songs are ideal foils. Ex-Delgado Emma Pollock's solo debut, Watch the Fireworks, is as warmly melodic and open-hearted as her prior band, with an edgy indie-pop sound that's very direct. It certainly will ease the minds of those lamenting the Delgados' demise. $22. 8:30 p.m. Variety Playhouse. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com. -- CP
*Christ, Lord sorry
"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.