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ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS See Sound Menu listing for Thurs., Sept. 15. $15-$53. 8 p.m. Symphony Hall. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org. -- MG
AVETT BROTHERS, FIEND WITHOUT A FACE North Carolina's Avett Brothers take bluegrass in an unusual and controversial direction, with some commitment to the roots of the genre, but an almost punk-like fury in the presentation. A bit hard on the senses for my taste, but they are generating a buzz nevertheless. Atlanta thud rockers Fiend Without A Face join them on this strange bill. $10. 9:30 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. -- JK
BOB MOOG TRIBUTE The recent passing of the father of the synthesizer, Bob Moog sent waves through every facet of the electronic music community. Tonight's tribute begins with the Atlanta premiere of Moog, a documentary film that examines Moog's collaborations and creativity over the years. After the film, local and regional artists, including Neil Fried, Dennis Palmer (Shaking Ray Levis), Zach Hollback (I Almost Saw God in the Metro) and several others will play homage to Moog. $6. 8 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. -- CR
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE He has two first names but only one top reputation. He's L.A.'s Christopher Lawrence, an American whose acid-forged trance productions on Scottish Hook Recordings have earned him top honors in the U.K. People love the serrated yet sleek sound, added to by local DJ/producer Jonathan Allyn. $20. 10 p.m. Compound. 404-886-3467. www.compoundatl.com. -- TW
DERRICK CARTER Born from Chicago's party scene, internationally renowned DJ Derrick Carter's glistening, pumping sound pulls equally from deep disco and jazzy soul as it does sweat-beamed diva belting. Opening is Neidel Crisan, whose deep, tribal, funky West Coast-style house will meld well with Carter's soulful thumping. And in Eden, it's J-Luv, Kevin O and Prince Presto. $20. 9 p.m. Eleven50. 404-874-0428. www.eleven50.com. -- TW
JEFF BLACK Following several local appearances over the past several months, the talented Nashville-based singer/songwriter is getting some well-deserved attention. This gig is a release party for his latest CD, Tin Lily, which features a slew of Americana A-list ringers such as Kenny Vaughn and Sam Bush. Too bad they won't be with him tonight, though. $7. 7 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- JK
MIDIVAL PUNDITZ Need more bounce to the ounce than even a double espresso will get you? Well, check out DragonRadio.net's free Sunday nights at Apres Diem with DJ CSX, this week featuring New Delhi's MIDIval PunditZ. Raga will meet rare groove and baristas will boogie to bhangra's breakbeats as the Asian massive sound brings the mesmeric, shimmering percussive funk. Free. 9 p.m. Apres Diem. 404-872-3333. www.apresdiem.com. -- TW
TIMOTHY ALBRECHT Finally, after many months, the new Jaeckel organ in Emory's Emerson Concert Hall is fully voiced, and organist Albrecht is ready to show it off in this "inaugural" concert featuring toccatas by Bach, Jongen and Widor, and contemporary compositions by Dave Brubeck and Stephen Paulus. Free. 4 p.m. Schwartz Center, Emerson Concert Hall. 404-727-5050. www.arts.emory.edu. -- MG
DEERHOOF, THE DOUBLE San Francisco's Deerhoof dances from adorable to anarchic in a web of tight, experimental pop tones that evoke everyone from early Sonic Youth to Yoko Ono, all under a veil of cotton candy dreaminess. Like-minded Matador Records act the Double opens with a set of stark and noisy pop tones that waft from angelic and minimal to pure antagonism. $8. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. -- CR
DOVES, LONGWAVE The Brits sure do love their ringing, sweeping, melodic power pop -- and Doves deliver the goods. Huge in the U.K. but, like the similarly talented Stereophonics and Supergrass, barely a blip on the U.S. radar, the band has released what those who've heard it are calling one of the best albums this year. NYC-based Longwave is still trying to shake the Strokes comparisons on its new release. $20. 8 p.m. Roxy Theatre. 404-249-6400. www.atlantaconcerts.com/roxy.html. -- HH
MICHELLE LEWIS, ARLINGTON PRIEST, REBECCA LOEBE, JULIUS CURCIO Yep, it's another one of Kahle Davis' excellent showcases, this time featuring vivacious Lewis of Brighton, Mass., and the always enthralling Priest from Decatur. Loebe and Curcio close out the night with sets at 10 and 11 p.m., respectively. $5. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- LVS
MIKE DOUGHTY, CHRIS GLOVER Nobody ever quite imitated Soul Coughing's twisty jazz/beat-inflected poetic post punk. And even if the band's frontman's solo work can't equal the highlights of his previous project, he's still a sly and enigmatic singer/songwriter who is probably better live than his enticing but not entirely successful new solo album suggests. $15. 8:30 p.m. Variety Playhouse. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com. -- HH
Beck and Alabama Shakes...that's about it. I'm sure there's an unknown or two I would…
Well, this years Music Midtown sucks!
I'm pretty sure he was 19.
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