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Friday, September 17, 2010

Chad Rad's weekend concert picks

529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.
Fri., Sept. 17-Sat., Sept. 18. — Boston-based MC and block-rockin' beatmaker Edan Portnoy's 2005 album Beauty and the Beat is pretty much the definitive merger of hip-hop and psychedelia with its dense samples and lyrical whiplash. His latest offering, Echo Party, is a 30-minute deconstruction of classic funk, soul and '80s rap club-bangers reassembled as both an album and a completely mental video collage. Friday's performance features a screening of the film, followed by an Edan DJ set. On Sat. the man puts a mic in his hand. Noot d’ Noot also performs Fri. Paten Locke and Dillon open Sat. $12. 9 p.m. (each night).

The Drunken Unicorn.
736 Ponce de Leon Place.

Sat., Sept. 18.Candy Claws, This Piano Plays Itself, Living Rooms. $8. 9 p.m.

Star Bar.
437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018.
Sat., Sept. 18 — Totally Titties 4 breast cancer benefit feat. the Coathangers, GG King, Predator, Baby Dinosaur Vs. Extinction, Teenage Illiterates, the Gazelles and More. $7. 8 p.m.

The Earl.
488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.
Fri., Sept. 17 — Dean Wareham plays the second of a two-night stand playing songs from the Galaxie 500 discography. Venice is Sinking also performs. $20. 9 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 18.Biters' second EP moves further away from the group's manicured punk disposition while embracing the sound of AM Gold circa '79. Cultivated glam and metal sass holds on for dear life as snatches of Ratt, Mötley Crüe and Cheap Trick's teased-out guitar strut sneaks into "Ain't That Easy," "Shout It" and "Electric Nights," sometimes all in the same measure. Continue reading... The Booze, Welcome Home Walker and the Triple Ds DJs are also on the bill. $7. 9 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 19.Laura Veirs & the Hall of Flames, the Watson Twins, Led to Sea. $12. 8 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 17.BeATLanta is throwing a party with The Holland Dutch and Ricer. Free. 9 p.m. BYOB. 197 Howell Dr. SE.

Smith's Olde Bar.
1578 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-1522.

Sun., Sept. 19The Devil Makes Three. $10-$12. 7 p.m.


290 MLK Jr. Drive SE. 404-522-0655.
Fri., Sept. 17. — Jeff Crompton Quartet feat. Bill Nittler (sax, clarinet), Ben Gettys (bass), Keith Leslie (drums) and Crompton (sax, clarinet). Guitarist Colin Bragg also performs, and at the end they will play one big collaborative free jazz blowout. $5. 9 p.m.

The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge.
644 North Highland Ave. 404-874-5756.
Fri., Sept. 17. — Monstro, Junior Bruce, Skin Job (feat. former members of Lay Down Mains) and DJs Tom Cheshire and Rick Moore at midnight. $6. 8:30 p.m.

The Five Spot.
1123 Euclid Ave.
Fri., Sept. 17Cadillac Jones, Bodega Roja. $10. 9 p.m.

695 North Ave. 404-577-8178.
Sat., Sept. 18.Ghostland Observatory. $25. 8 p.m. (Heaven).

Eddies Attic.
515-B North McDonough St. (upstairs). 404-377-4976.
Fri., Sept. 17The Dappled Grays & Shannon Whitworth. $15-$18. 8 p.m.

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