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SUNDAY, MAY 27 

ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL -- A day of free concerts in the park, beginning at 2 p.m. See article, and a complete schedule. Piedmont Park (Sarig)

BUBBAPALOOZA: PART THREE -- Sunday is traditionally the most exciting night of the annual Bubba fest and this one should be no exception -- especially with headliners as strong as the Drive-By Truckers (who mix Merle Haggard twang with Skynyrd-style rock) and the Ex-Husbands (high-powered kickers in the Hank Jr. tradition). The action actually begins much earlier with the rollickin' Dry County Drunks (See Earshot), followed by the sultry Sonoramic Commando, the heavenly western swing of Caroline and the Ramblers and the un-anchored trailer park humor of Redneck GReece. Star Bar (Nicoll)

DAN TYMINSKI BAND -- Yeah, he's touring under the auspices of the fictional "Soggy Bottom Boys" from the wonderful O Brother, Where Art Thou, but Tyminski stands in nobody's shadow. With one of the finest voices you'll find and a knack for picking great material, he brings a top-notch band featuring fellow members of Allison Krauss' Union Station, plus a couple of ringers (as if he needed them). Variety Playhouse (Kelly)

DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL -- Cajun dance band Hair of the Dog headlines day two of the festival's free concerts at Decatur Square's community bandstand. Also performing: Acoustic duo Open Fist (noon), alt-rock band Big Fish Ensemble (1 p.m.), folk singer/storyteller Michael Skinner (2 p.m.), belly dance troupe Awalim Dance and Music Company (3 p.m.) and the Decatur High School Jazz Band (4 p.m.). Decatur Square (Smith)

GOSPEL FESTIVAL -- Radio station GLORY 1340 hosts national recording artist Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's, Moses Tyson Jr., Keith Brooks & New Creation, Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson and the Spiritual Voices for its fourth annual festival. Centennial Olympic Park (Keel)

THE HISSYFITS, TRACY AND THE PLASTICS -- Punk-pop sirens from NYC, the Hissyfits seduce the unsuspecting listener into submission with lush, white-chocolate harmonies, only to attack once the bait has been taken. Like a less manly version of WWF sensation Chyna, the band's music is simultaneously aggressive and indescribably beautiful. Olympia, Wash., queercore trio Tracy and the Plastics open. The Earl (Hutchinson)

PUNCHY, LEADFOOT -- They're from Austin, they play roots rock with an easygoing country edge and they craft lyrics with a heartbroken, small-town kind of appeal. In many ways, Punchy sounds like a hundred other acts floating somewhere in the alt-country nether lands. But the band plants its feet firmly and even distinctively with an elusive, charged-up rock sensibility that's more honest than affected. See Leadfoot listing for Sat., May 26. 9 Lives Saloon (Hutchinson)

VOLUNTEER JAM -- Old-school Southern rock for the rowdy leather-clad, mullet and pony-tailed crowd, led by vets of the genre Charlie Daniels and Dickey Betts. If the idea of lotsa dueling gee-tar solos, rebel flags and endless shouts of "Freebird" is your idea of a great time, this'll be a retro slice of heaven. Get there early, because opening young-gun Trent Summar is a new breed of Dixie rocker who doesn't take himself too seriously. Chastain Park Amphitheater (Horowitz)

AMERICAN PIE: Crucial Dread Reggae Band (3 p.m.)

ANDALUZ: Sultry Sundays with DJ Richard Jones

BRANDYHOUSE: Z93's The Dunham's, Yeti with Butch Trucks

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Open mic

CENTENNIAL PARK: Gospel Festival with Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's, Moses Tyson Jr., Keith Brooks & New Creation, Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson & the Spiritual Voices

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATER: Volunteer Jam 2001 with Charlie Daniels Band

CHECKERED PARROT: Lou Vendoro

CHIP'S-WINDER: Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travelers

DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL: Open Fist, Big Fish Ensemble, Michael Skinner, Awalim Dance & Music Company, Decatur High band, Hair of the Dog

THE EARL: The Hissyfits, Tracey & the Plastics, Dirt Bike Annie

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Various pianists

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Scott Munns, Jon Allmett

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Little Joeys Jumpin' Jive

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Chris Chandler Connection jazz brunch

FUZZY'S: Tomi & the Vibrators

GARRISON'S: Abebi Stafford

HEMINGWAY'S: Greg Bridgewater

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Heather Luttrell

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Copperhead

LUBY'S: Tori Hobeck

MASQUERADE: Punk Rock Sunday with the Strap Ons, the Crumb Bums

9 LIVES SALOON: Ledfoot, Punchy, Charlie Starrrr & Fred

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Stephen Talkovich & friends

PEPPER'S-RIVERDALE: Chicago Joe Jones, the Hybrids

PIEDMONT PARK: Ken Ford, Rick Bell, Ojeda Penn, Audrey Shakir, Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, Sonny Rollins, WCLK Youth Band, Dr. Didg, Babatunde Lea, Charles Flores Quartet

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Open-mic with Sam Makler

RED LIGHT CAFE: Lindsey Smith & Flight

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Rita Graham

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Bloodkin, Barry Sell and the Nectarines

STAR BAR-L5P: Bubbapalooza with Drive-by Truckers, Ex-husbands, Redneck Greece, Caroline & the Ramblers, Sonoramic Commando, Dry County Drunks

STONE MOUNTAIN: Deep Blue Sun

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: LaTonya Peoples

SYLVIA'S: Showtyme Jazz Duo

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Dan Tyminski Band

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