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CL's picks for the week's best shows 

WED/5

DREW HOLCOMB East Nashville-based singer/guitarist Holcomb's original songs range from feel-good folk-rock (“Love Is Magic”) to sweet country love ballads (“Hung the Moon”). $10-$50. 8 p.m. Eddie's Attic. 404-872-5338. www.eddiesattic.com. — Mark Gresham

GIFT HORSE, REPTAR, CO CO RI CO Athens’ Gift Horse quartet creates dark, atmospheric songs that waft like thick, black smoke over a desolate landscape — too riveting to be called shoegazer, and too rocking to be called trip-hop. Co Co Ri Co plays slightly faster but jagged pop numbers, while Reptar concocts a clutter of staccato art pop. $5-$7. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. — Chad Radford

THUR/6

BILLY JOE SHAVER, ADLER & HEARNE Called “the best songwriter alive” by Willie Nelson, Shaver keeps cranking out great work. He has been around the block, but always keeps smiling. Talented Texas folkies Adler & Hearne open with their sweet harmonies. $25-$40. 8 p.m. Eddie’s Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. — James Kelly

JACKSON BROWNE & HIS BAND The boyish voice remains the same but Browne’s 2008 album was surprisingly lackluster, suggesting that he may indeed be running on empty in terms of new material. Still, the Californian’s songs from 35 years ago reverberate with life’s truths, and their ringing melodies remain fresh and inspired. $35.50-$55.50. 8 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 404-233-2227. www.livenation.com. — Hal Horowitz

LESLIE DYSINER A triangle from Atlanta to Louisville to Memphis easily describes the stomping grounds of Nashville singer/songwriter Dysiner, with her gritty, rootsy vocals and more-folk-than-rock tunes about relationships, from ballads (“Going Home”) to upbeat (“Bar Song”). $5. 9 p.m. Belissima Lounge. 404-917-0220.  www.myspace.com/bellissima_lounge. — MG

PROJECT SAVE EARTH GREEN BENEFIT Formed by former Trees Atlanta members, this environmentl, nonprofit focuse on cleaning up neighborhoods in metro Atlanta. The benefit will help fund the annual fall cleanup and replanting of Moreland Avenue. Gaylord, Burden of Vision, Glen Iris and Jack Carter perform. $7. 8 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. — CR

FRI/7

DE LA SOUL, BIG POOH, PSYCHE ORIGAMI Sometimes it isn’t the group that falls off, it’s the audience. De La Soul has remained on point creatively through a half-dozen years of label tumult. The trio is touring to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising. Atlantans Psyche Origami return after a long absence. (Visit clatl.com/music for more on Psyche Origami.) $25. 7 p.m. Masquerade. 404-577-8178. masq.com. — Chris Parker

THE DUKE & THE KING, SARAH PEACOCK Former Felice Brothers drummer Simon Felice goes solo with TD&TK, unveiling a sweet tenor croon that’s half ’70s Laurel Canyon, and half country-psych crawl. $12-$60. 8 p.m. Eddie’s Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. — CP

FIVE EIGHT, YOUNG ANTIQUES, PISTOLERO For two decades, Five Eight has plugged away through disarray, dissolution and damnation. Whether misfortune is a byproduct or fuel for their passionate guitar rock, plaintive frontman Mike Mantione invokes clamorous jangle, like the Thermals channeling the Replacements. $8. 9 p.m. Star Bar. 404-681-9018. www.starbaratlanta.com. — CP

NOMO Jazz, funk, Afro-beat and experimental music all jockey for position in Nomo’s mighty four-piece sax front line. Vocals would only dilute the attack of a driving sound that twists and turns but never loses intensity. $10. 9 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. — HH

REBIRTH BRASS BAND, THE REVIVALISTS Never a dull moment when Rebirth is on stage; and if you can stand still, you must be paralyzed. They bring the most joyful sounds of New Orleans to the rest of the world. The Revivalists open. Advanced ticket purchase required. $20. 9 p.m. Smith’s Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. — JK

SAT/8

SOULFUL INTERLUDES A musical review of the ’50s-'70s soul legacy — with Reginald Dancil, Katina Barnes, Tracy Pierre, Denise Kirkland, E-Z Access Band and host Tracy Gray — to benefit community service programs of the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta. $25. 8 p.m. College Park City Auditorium. 404-935-5859. www.communitycouncilma.org. — MG

TOTALLY TITTIES 3 It’s time for the annual Totally Titties breast cancer benefit. Proceeds from the show are donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s lineup includes the Coathangers, GG King, Baby Dinosaurs Vs. Extinction, Pizza Party and Teenage Illiterates. $7. 9 p.m. Lenny’s Bar. 404-577-7721. www.lennysbar.com. — CR

TWO COW GARAGE Micah Schnabel’s scarred but smarter vocals and his songs about navigating life’s difficult straits define the hard-touring, two-guitar indie quintet. Tough, unapologetic, and above all, literate rock made more potent by the recent addition of keyboards that heighten the music’s drama. $8. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. — HH

SUN/9

COWBOY ENVY An early, kid-friendly matinee will give the young’uns some exposure to real Western swing and cowboy music, played by three incredibly talented women. Authentic, entertaining and educational, but don’t tell the kids that last part. $8-$50. 4:30 p.m. Eddie’s Attic. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com. — JK

LIL WAYNE, DRAKE, YOUNG JEEZY, SOULJA BOY Hopefully Drake and Wayne will redeem themselves after the recent BET Awards fiasco when they unwittingly paraded underaged girls onstage while performing the risqué song "Every Girl in the World." Atlanta songwriter and Wayne's Young Money signee Shanell will debut her song "Play in My Band." $22.50. 7 p.m. Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood. 404-443-5000. www.livenation.com. — Rodney Carmichael

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