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JENNY TOOMEY, THE IVORY COAST, CARLOS -- Sporting her first solo album, Antidote, D.C. indie queen Jenny Toomey (formerly of Tsunami and the Simple Machines label) headlines. Boston's Ivory Coast play twitching synth-laden indie rock that fits in nicely with many of your favorites -- from their labelmates Rainer Maria to several of the Chapel Hill scenesters. They do a good job stretching rhythm and riffs into infectious emo territory without the darkside that plagues many similar bands. Jumpy power-pop veterans from the Bay Area, the loveable Carlos kicks out hooks with the reckless abandon of a clumsy fisherman in a cramped tackle shop. The Earl (Ware/Hutchinson)

AIDS benefit
Stuff yourself with goodness NOV. 7 by turning the mundane task of eating breakfast, lunch or dinner into a noble gesture by DINING OUT FOR LIFE. Many of Atlanta's best restaurants from Alpharetta to Westside are giving 20 percent of the proceeds from meals purchased Nov. 7 to Project Open Hand, which provides meals to Atlantans with HIV/AIDS, homebound seniors and other individuals with critical illnesses or disabilities. Get full and fill Project Open Hand coffers at Babette's Cafe, Doc Chey's, Di Paolo Cucina, Fogo de Chao, Joe's on Juniper, Loca Luna, Nava, Prime, Sotto Sotto and more. For a full list of participating restaurants by neighborhood, go to www.projectopenhand.org. -- Jane Catoe

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