THURSDAY, MAY 3 

TONY BENNETT -- As the only crooner who's hung with both Frank Sinatra and Flea, Bennett is one of the few jazz/pop standards singers who seems to have cross-generational appeal. Whether fronting a big band or an intimate trio, the sw'elegant Bennett, now in his fifth decade of performing, makes any stage his living room and the audience, no matter how large, his personal guests. Hyatt Hotel (Horowitz)

BERNIE WORRELL AND THE WOO WARRIORS -- The classically trained keyboardist is best known for riding shotgun with George Clinton, while composing some of funk's most enduring music and riffs. As eclectic as they come, he's likely the only musician in the universe who's played with Tom Jones, Keith Richards, Talking Heads, Pharoah Sanders and Paul Schaeffer. While his albums tend to drift off into space, Worrell's just added Deep Banana Blackout's singer Jen Durkin to his band guaranteeing an even more intense show. Brandyhouse (Horowitz)

CO-ED -- Local R&B vocal quartet Co-Ed go against the grain in that they're neither a boy band nor a girl group, but rather half of both. But like their group demographics, Co-Ed takes a fairly middle-of-the-road approach to urban styles on their lackluster major-label debut Utopia. Studio Central (Sarig)

HUSTLER -- Nomenclature Museum's sweatiest monthly party returns to funk you up. DJs including Cullen, AJ Ellison, Kolia, J Stroke, J-Luv and Motomasa play deep underground house. There also will be a listening party for the new Air album, 10,000 Hz Legend, live drums and live semi-nude girls, the Xcitement Dancers. Soak in the sounds and sin. Nomenclature (Ware)

DAYNA KURTZ, GREG WILLIAMS -- Kurtz's soulful, earthy vocals and often-minimalist guitar accents frame a set of dramatically emotive balladry. Her fiery ruminations on life are refreshingly candid and raw. Shit, this Jersey girl's not even afraid to cuss if she feels like it. Greg Williams opens the show with selections from his trunk full of basic workman-like singer/songwriter odes. Eddie's Attic (Smith)

JAMES MCMURTRY, SKYLARKS -- McMurtry's portraits of hard-luck losers and tales of dirt-road desolation should fit nicely with the Byrdsian jangle of the Skylarks, a trio of Georgia and Florida music scene veterans. It's a night of gritty Americana-flavored storytelling. Smith's Olde Bar (Smith)

JAY McSHANN, JOE HOUSTON, MITCH WOODS -- McShann is a genuine innovator, a pre-WWII Big Bandleader, fluent in swing, blues, jazz and boogie, who was able to effectively transition to small combos without dropping a beat. Houston's a potent Texas-via-California saxophonist, while Woods is a top practitioner of vintage jump R&B piano. Atlanta History Center (Powell)

PUSH STARS, THE CHURCHILLS, SLOWTWIN -- The Push Stars are remarkably unremarkable. The Boston trio produces sturdy alternative/power-pop that's impossible to hate (it's darn catchy), yet equally difficult to wholeheartedly endorse. In an era less littered with dime-a-dozen alternarockers, perhaps the Push Stars would stand out a bit more. NYC chiming pop quartet the Churchills sound like the softer side of the Raspberries or Badfinger -- without those bands' great songs -- and recently got a shot of publicity when Meadow Soprano wore their T-shirt on the popular HBO series. Local melodic-rock trio slowtwin, a definite work in progress, snag the opening spot. The Earl (Robertson/Horowitz)

RIVER REVIVAL -- The Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers is having its fifth annual River Revival Party with Dede Vogt, Andy Offut Irwin, Kodac Harrison, Angela Motter and Bill Kahler slated to perform from 7-11 p.m. Bradley Cole Smith plays between the featured sets with an all-acoustic band. Tickets are $35 and available through Riverkeeper by contacting Sandy Layton at slayton@ucriverkeeper.org or 404-352-9828 ext. 12. See Earshot, p. 87. Park Tavern/Piedmont Park (Smith)

DAVE SEAMAN -- Fortnightly resident of British superclub Renaissance, producer/DJ Dave Seaman comes to Atlanta for his only Southeastern appearance, promoting the Renaissance brand and his new two-CD mix of minimalistic trance and tense house, Renaissance: Desire (see Record Reviews, p. 99). Opening is local progressive trance/house DJ Nasir, who has been known to take it on the tribal tip. Velvet Room (Ware)

SIX -- An ear-friendly if somewhat conventional rock power trio from Birmingham, Six combines a highly charged, guitar-driven energy with melodic, often melancholy lyricism. Though prone to the occasional lapse into modern rock formula, the band exhibits a potential for creating a brand of edgier tunes that could stand out among its commercial peers. Star Bar (Hutchinson)

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: Open-mic

APACHE CAFE: The Free Spirits with members of the Chronicle

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER: Jay McShann, Joe Houton, Mitch Woods

BILLY'S: Ron Cooley & Hard Times

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson

BLUE RACCOON: Open jam hosted by Bill Sheffield

BRANDYHOUSE: Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors

BRIDGES: Vocalist Paula Harris with Doug Jervey on keys

BUFFALO'S-SHANNON MALL: Al Brock

CAFE 290: The Mike Kelly Trio

CALEDONIA LOUNGE-ATHENS: Sugarman 3, Baghouse

THE CHAMBER: Club Fetish

CHECKERED PARROT: Dave Williams

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Jerry Fields, Vecino del Mundo

CJ'S LANDING: Straight-up Green, Nothing Simple

COWBOYS: Talent Night

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Eden, Leisure McCorkle, Falling Up

DARWIN'S: Electromatics

THE EARL: Push Stars, the Churchills, Slowtwin

ECHO LOUNGE: Greasepaint, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus & Autonomadic Bookmobile Roadshow

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Dayna Kurtz, Greg Williams

1848 CAFE: Jazz with Yusef Sharif

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Chickenshack

FIREHOUSE: Karaoke

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Shank

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Adam Everest's Music Midtown Kickoff Debacle

FUZZY'S: Work in Progress

GEORGIA THEATRE-ATHENS: Benefit for American Diabetes Association with the Lures, Je Suis France

HYATT HOTEL: Tony Bennett

KAYA: Cancun Nights with DJs Geo & Carlos Morales

KAZOO'S: Band X

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: THC

LAZY DOG TAVERN: Whee (formerly Moxie Band)

LUBY'S: Halflin

MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw

MASQUERADE: Lynch Mob, the Independents, Bitch

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Fursday Nite Lounge

MJQ CONCOURSE: Love Life, White Lights

MURPHY'S LAW: The Chat Man

9 LIVES SALOON: Spectralux, Translucent, Henry Sam Ocean

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Hustler with J-Luv and Kevin O

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: The Breeze Kings

PARK TAVERN: River Revival Party with Dede Vogt, Andy Offut Irwin, Kodac Harrison, Angela Motter, Bill Kahler, Bradley Smith Band

PIPER'S PUB: Brad Large

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Elliot James & the Snakes

POPPERS: Open jam with Steve Hawkins

RED LIGHT CAFE: The Grasshoppers

SAFARI BAR & GRILL-WINDER: The Teturn

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Pharris Scott

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: James McMurtry, the Skylarks

SOMBER REPTILE: DJ Blackout

SPORTS TIME: Karaoke

STAR BAR-L5P: Six, Catalytic

STUDIO CENTRAL: Coed

SWEET DEVIL MOON: Live music

VELVET ROOM: Dave Seaman

VIOLETTE RESTAURANT: Jus Jazz featuring Dave Wallis, Eddie Taylor, Dan Coy, Shack Lewis, Rita Graham and Pete the bartender

WOODEN NICKEL: Angry Monkey Project

YA-YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: Rockabilly jam with Johnny Knox

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