THURSDAY, OCT 25 

CAROLINE AIKEN, KAREN E. REYNOLDS, TAMMY FLOWER -- Three superb regional singer/songwriters swap songs and stories tonight. Caroline Aiken is the leader of this pack, a literary lioness of many tales, but powerful-voiced Karen Reynolds (who looks like a Wagnerian opera star but sings folk/country songs instead) can probably match her tune-for-tone. Tammy Fowler is the junior member here, but she's every bit as memorable a tale-spinner, especially with her wistfully nostalgic number about her mother and Elvis. Eddie's Attic (Nicoll)

BURNING CLOCKS -- This relatively new Atlanta quartet succeeds pretty well in the branch of alternative music that combines punk abrasion with a hazy, tribal, vaguely psychedelic sense of euphoria. Think Jane's Addiction, Public Image Limited or even the Doors. Dark Horse Tavern (Sarig)

CHOICE CELEBRATION -- Local female-centric notables including rock band Ultrababyfat and African drum and dance troupe Giwayan Mata perform in support of the Feminist Women's Health Center's "Young Women's Leadership Project." Call 404-248-5445 for tickets and info. Park Tavern (Sarig)

THE DAMNED, TOILET BOYS, THE BRIEFS -- See the Damned in Show 'n' Tell. Openers the Toilet Boys radiate NY Dolls-era glam as well as boasting a transsexual lead singer, and the Briefs prove punk is alive and well in Seattle. Masquerade (Horowitz)

HEAVEN DAVIS -- That sassy, engaging blues mama thang is certainly part of her style, and Darwin's, being strictly a blues venue, is a good place for it. However, Davis also will segue effortlessly from the blues of Koko Taylor and Etta James to Parliament funk to Chaka Khan R&B to old rock 'n' roll, beach music, classic rock and country. Darwin's (Powell)

EVELYN GLENNIE, ASO -- While Glennie has been completely deaf since adolescence, you won't find a more commanding percussionist. Mesmerizing live, she claims to "feel" the sound through vibrations from her vast assortment of instruments. Accompanied by the ASO, with conductor emeritus Yoel Levi returning, the program features music by Berlioz, Schwanter and Shostakovich. Symphony Hall (Madigan)

BLAKE GUTHRIE -- Ever the concocter of fresh excuses to do what he does, acoustic funnyman (and CL contributor) Blake Guthrie performs a "benefit for the economy" at the Decatur coffeehouse. Though the actual performance is free, Guthrie promises that if you give him money, he'll spend every last penny promptly on DVDs, drink tabs and utilities, thereby doing his part to stimulate the economy. This true patriot kicks off his gig at 8:30 p.m. Java Monkey (Sarig)

MASERATI -- See Earshot, p. 99. The Earl (Smith)

MILEMARKER, THE LOVE LIFE -- Milemarker's stellar new disc Anaesthetic cranks atypical new-wave-laced punk but also contains some of the group's most complex material to date. The Love Life's rich and somber sound -- horns, strings and all -- favors the more forlorn side of Nick Cave. Large, dark and mysterious, moving in a haze of notes and drum beats, the Love Life blindly seduces you into an intense musical liaison. But the following morning, your VCR is missing and you wonder if this sound was a passionate, desperate artist or just a deadbeat. Eyedrum (Foy/Hutchinson)

MUSIQ SOULCHILD -- Philadelphia native Musiq, whose debut album Aijuswanaseing has established him as the cream of the neo-soul crop, returns to Atlanta to headline Noir: Urban Spotlight. EarthLink Live (Perry)

THE PRODIGALS, THE CHARMS -- While it's overstating the case to call the Prodigals' music jig-punk, the Ireland by way of NYC rockers find a happy medium between the drunken rowdiness of the Pogues and the dowdy musings of The Chieftains. They converted the masses at Music Midtown 2000 and will do likewise in a more intimate venue. The local openers have shifted away from their Irish roots but may reclaim them tonight. Smith's Olde Bar (Horowitz)

RON KIMBLE BAND -- Kimble has held court at this venue four nights a week for six of the last eight. His big, true voice might remind listeners of Gregg Allman. It's a cover band, but a versatile one that might serve up Allman tunes, Bob Dylan, George Jones and maybe even Neil Diamond. Thursday is dedicated to acoustic music. Country Rock Bar & Grill/Lilburn (Powell)

SAMMY BLUE BAND -- An Atlanta native and longtime local performer, guitarist/vocalist Blue and Co. lay down contemporary and traditional electric blues in the manner of Freddie King, Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown and others. Expect a healthy side order of funk and R&B, as the crowd and the evening dictate. Comeaux's Lousiana Bar & Grill (Powell)

SEX MOB -- See Record Reviews, p. 108. Echo Lounge (Horowitz)

STEVE KIMOCK BAND -- With his distinctive prog-improv technique, guitar virtuoso Steve Kimock has quietly been involved with just about every marquee name in the jam band genre. While fronting Zero in the '90s, Kimock was the chosen ax man for several Grateful Dead side projects, including Bob Weir's Kingfish and Phil (Lesh) and friends. Variety Playhouse (Hutchinson)

ALLSTAR SPORTS BAR & GRILL: Karaoke

Baci Theater Club: The Goldstein Sister Variety Show

THE BAYOU ROOM: Radio Daze

BILLY'S: Brian Wiltzey

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows

BLUE RACCOON: Electric Open Jam with Stephen Talkovich

BRANDYHOUSE: YG with Atma

BREAKERS: Battle of the DJs

BRIDGES: Vocalist Paula Harris with Doug Jervey on keys

BUCKHEAD SALOON: Dean Dollar Band

BUFFALO'S-SHANNON MALL: Al Brock

CAFE 290: The Mike Kelly Quartet

THE CHAMBER: Club Fetish

CHIP'S-WINDER: Nathan Sheppard

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Jerry Fields, Vecino del Mundo

CLUB GENO'S: Charles Lattimon

COWBOYS: Talent Night

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Dylan Young, Burning Clocks, Low Z

DARWIN'S: Heaven Davis

THE EARL: Tiger Style, Polline, Maserati, The Mercury Program

EARTHLINK LIVE: Noir: Urban Spotlight featuring Musiq Soulchild

ECHO LOUNGE: Sex Mob

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Caroline Aiken, Tammy Fowler, Karen Reynolds

EYEDRUM: The Get Hustle, The Love Life, Milemarker, Electrosleep International

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Chickenshack

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Kevin Lewis

FUZZY'S: Work in Progress

GARRISON'S BAR AND GRILL: Frank Valdez and James Sharp

GIBSON'S: The Blast Band

GOLDFINGER: SPY

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Home Planet

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Revival

JAVA MONKEY: Blake Guthrie

KAYA: Sazon Latino featuring Latin pop, Spanish rock, Salsa and Merengue with DJ Carlitos Morales

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: THC Open Mic

LENNY'S-NEWNAN: Al Brock

LIBBY'S: Girls Night Out with Rebekah Baty, Beverly Blouin, Lisa Paige

THE LIVING ROOM: Latin Night

MASQUERADE: The Damned, the Briefs, Toilet Boys

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Fursday Nite Lounge

MUTANA HEALTH CAFE: Soul Vibrations

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: The Breeze Kings

PARK TAVRN: The Peak, Ultrababyfat, Giwayan Mata, DJ J-Luv, LaTonya Peoples

THE POETRY PLANET: Thursday Night Vibe Session

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Waveform with Doc Samuels, Larry Jackson, Tom Woodruff

RED CHAIR THEATER: Bedroom Farce

RED LIGHT CAFE: Steel Blue

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Pharris Scott

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: The Prodigals, The Charms

STAR BAR-L5P: Jack West, X-Miss Americas

STUDIO 72: DJ Special T & Shakim

SWEET DEVIL MOON: DJ Rod

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Open-mic with Christy & Heather

SYMPHONY HALL: Evelyn Glennie, ASO

TARA THEATER: We Three Kings

TEN27: Startribe Experience

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Steve Kimock Band

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

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Motor City Josh

YA YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: Rubix Bomb, Fema, Rockabilly Mania

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