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FRIDAY, JULY 20

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BEER OLYMPICS -- See Earshot. Masquerade (Nicoll)

MOE. -- Moe. successfully controls its own career. After flirting with a major label and touring with the Furthur Festival, the band releases its own CDs and grows at its desired rate. They've gained a nice following and a rare level of integrity. From bluegrass to screaming dual guitar leads, no other band hits the note like moe. The two-night stand, part of Z93's Dunhams Summer Jams Series (see Earshot, p. 83), also features the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Robert Walter's 20th Congress. Masquerade Music Park (Prusin)

TONY BENNETT WITH THE ASO -- Talk about a real survivor. Even an irony-laced, MTV-endorsed flirtation with Gen-X popularity couldn't tarnish Bennett's sterling reputation a few years back. He remains the crooner's crooner, a testament to great talent and impeccable taste (no duets with Eminem for this guy). With an intrinsic feel for what makes a song really swing, Bennett is a class act all the way. Chastain Park Amphitheatre (Robertson)

BULLY, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, SHANNON TANNER -- Bully is the living incarnation of downtown Atlanta's underdog street spirit, a metallic rock band with a voice that's equal parts rust, rat poison and biscuit batter. The Drive-Bys are their rural equivalent, rockin' rednecks still stunned about losing Ronnie Van Zant. Balancing all this rage and angst is heavenly voiced diva Shannon Tanner, drifting like a musical Scarlet O'Hara amid the blood and carnage of Confederate defeat. Star Bar (Nicoll)

DERRICK CARTER, MARK FARINA -- DJ Derrick Carter has been releasing singles since the late '80s, but really gained deserved notoriety when Chicago house came back in vogue in the '90s. Carter's sets aren't all disco and divas, however, they also incorporate techno and tribal rhythms. San Francisco's Mark Farina, originally from Chicago, gained a reputation on Om Records with a laid-back, jazzy mix of downtempo house dubbed Mushroom Jazz. Live, Farina can get much more disco-oriented, pumping the crowd to be anything but downtempo. Local deep house DJs Kolia and Kevin O of Lush and Nomenclature Museum spin as well. Club NV/721 Spring St. (Ware)

JENNIFER DANIELS, RACHAEL SAGE, TANYA SAVORY, SEAN SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS -- Eddie's welcomes five geographically divergent singer/songwriters. Jennifer Daniels, from Lookout Mountain, Tenn., is a charming and talented alternative folk singer; Tanya Savory is a folk/pop singer from Louisville, Ky.; Sean Smith is an acoustic folk "poet" from Chattanooga, Tenn. Along with Christopher Williams of Cambridge, Mass., New Yorker Rachel Sage rounds out the diverse evening. Sage invokes musical emotion that's powerfully dramatic without going over the top. A veteran of Lilith Fair and former road partner of Ani DiFranco, Sage is another student of the righteous babe school, producing and releasing albums on her own Mpress Records label. Eddie's Attic (Smith/Hutchinson)

DJ ICEY -- Mirage presents Florida's undisputed king of funky breaks. DJ Icey has been making crowds dance the slurp for more than 10 years. The man credited with bringing the Chemical Brothers for their first North American appearance, Icey has gained as much a reputation for his original Zone productions as the seamless, bouncy sets he spins, which include a mix of well-known anthems and underground boilers. Mirage resident DJ Nasir also uses this opportunity to celebrate the release of a mix CD. Velvet Room (Ware)

ESKIMOS, YOUNG ANTIQUES, LODESTAR -- The Athens-based Eskimos attempt to cool off the Big Peach with their Dylan-esque rhythms and Buffalo Springfield licks. Chances are, though, the combined heat of all that -- plus the incendiary pop of the Young Antiques -- will set the town on fire. North Carolina country/pop act Lodestar will fan the flames with some Americana tunes off their new, aptly titled CD National Cheer. Somber Reptile (Nicoll)

THE LAURA LOVE BAND -- A nice break from the club scene, the second installment of the summer concert series at Dogwood Brewing Company features Seattle-based Laura Love Band, whose music is a hodge-podge of flavors and styles which could best be described as alternative folk/funk with a spoonful of sugar-coated social commentary. The $25 cover charge ($20 advance) includes all the beer you can drink, with proceeds benefiting Camp Sunshine for children with cancer. Local acoustic legend Caroline Aiken opens. Call 404-367-0500 for more info. Dogwood Brewing Company (Guthrie)

MIRA -- Like a waking dream, Mira's floating, disembodied melodies change shape and colors, gliding along with an unbound freedom. Although vocalist Regina Sosinski's airy vocals can be hypnotic to the point of losing engagement, the band demands continual attention with its sporadic drops into aggressive, heavier moods. Echo Lounge (Hutchinson)

MIRAGE MASSIVE -- Mirage produces another showcase of top DJ talent. DJs include Florida's AK1200, one of the country's top jungle jocks, and Baby Anne, a breaks technician bound to tweak you on a funky ride. Also spinning is San Francisco's Jerry Bonham, the man behind Spundae, one of the West Coast's most consistent progressive trance brands. Tabernacle (Ware)

"NEW" TERROR CLASS -- When it comes to capturing the vulnerable and delicate state of love in these confusing contemporary times, nothing can touch "Give Me Your E-Mail Address, I'll Send You Some Sick Shit," the opening track on the latest CD by Ohio punk rockers "New" Terror Class. No matter what you think about their sloppy playing style and atonal vocals, this band is definitely punk. The Earl (Hutchinson)

SISTER HAZEL, DEXTER FREEBISH -- It must take an awful lot of hard work to sound as dull and downright ineffectual as these two bands. Imagine several ex-high school jocks playing in a Toad the Wet Sprocket cover band booked in the Macon Ramada Inn Paradise Lounge, and you begin to glimpse these bands' thoroughly mind-numbing approach. Recommended for those who found Hootie a bit too rocking. Marathon and Chrystina Lloree also perform. Centennial Olympic Park (Robertson)

ANDALUZ: Duo Latino

ANTHONY'S: Ray Chesna and The Strangers to Fame

BAYOU ROOM: Crystal Clear

B-52'S: DJ Chuck

BILLY'S: Mike Renna

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows

BRANDYHOUSE: YG with Soy Base

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CENTENNIAL PARK: Sister Hazel, Dexter Freebish, Marathon, Chrystina Lloree

THE CHAMBER: Alabaster - progressive hits

CHARIS BOOK STORE: All Women's Open-mic

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATRE: Tony Bennett with the ASO

CHECKERED PARROT: Lou Vandoro

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Whitney Marcelle Marsalis

CJ'S LANDING: Memory Dean, Rev 7

C.K.'S GRILLED PIZZA: CK's Jazz Combo

CLASSICS-CUMMING: Heater

CLUB NV: Derrick Carter, Mark Farina

COMEAUX'S: Mothers & Sinners

CLUB RARITY: DJ Das Wright

CLUB VENUS: DJ Gary B.

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Atlanta Blaze, Elvis tribute artist Dana Daniels

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Modern Hero, the Wood, Favorite

DARWIN'S: E.G. Kite

DIXIE TAVERN-BUCKHEAD: Stonehouse

DOGWOOD BREWING COMPANY: Laura Love Band with Barbara Lamb

THE EARL: The Remuxers, "New" Terror Class, Van Heroin

ECHO LOUNGE: Mira, the Changelings, Tourmaline

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing Band Jazz Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Christopher Williams, Jennifer Daniels, Tanya Savory, Rachal Sage, Sean Smith

1848 CAFE: live band (downstairs); jazz (upstairs)

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Chicago Joe

FERNBANK: Martinis & IMAX with Justin

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: The Runs, Donkey Punch

FUNNY FARM: Bob Featherer

FUZZY'S: Barry Richman

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Chillemi & Elliot

HIGH NOTE AT THE VAULT: Gary Motley Trio

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Ten Degrees Off

KAYA: Northern Exposure with V-103's Frank Ski, DJ Kemit, Buddy and J-Nice playing house and hip-hop plus soul/funk

KAZOO'S: Band X

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Ductape Rodeo, Sling a Cat

LOCA LUNA: RUA 6

LUBY'S: Cackle Fruit

MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw

MASQUERADE: Beer Olympics

MASQUERADE MUSIC PARK: Jerry Jam with moe., Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Robert Walter's 20th Congress

MCCOLGAN'S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE: Mickle-a-Do

MONTANA'S: Vertical Smile

MORGAN FALLS BILLIARDS: The Naked Truth

MURPHY'S LAW: Blue Collar Allstars

9 LIVES SALOON: Stimulants, Flathead Mike & the Mercurys, Love the Baby; Cyberia Industrial

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: SoCo Audio Fridays - DJs Michael Scott and Marcos Pieras

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Electromatics

OLDE PECULIAR PUBLIC HOUSE: Brian Doyle Trio

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Dick Delicious, Novocaine, Superjak

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Noble Jones

POPPER'S: Motor City Josh & the Big 3

QUEEN OF SHEEBA: Live jazz

RED LIGHT CAFE: Richard Bicknell, Chickensoup

RIO BRAVO-ALPHARETTA: Andrew Leanza

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Gwen Hughes

SCROOGE'S: Crossover

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Kinchafoonee Cowboys

SOMBER REPTILE: Eskimos, Young Antiques, Lodestar

SPIKE'S BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA: Traci Wynn Trio

SPORTSTIME: Fifty Cent Assassins

STAR BAR-L5P: Bully, Drive-By Truckers, Shannon Tanner

STARBUCKS-VA-HI: Jeffrey Butts

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Matthew Thomas & friends

THE TABERNACLE: Mirage Massive with AK1200, Baby Anne, Jerry Bonham

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Claire & Bain's Yum-Yum, Galloway, Flash to Bang Time

TEN27: DJ Drama and J-Sun

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Jerry Jam Late Night with Ghost Trane, Deep Blue Sun

THE VAULT: Retro Wave with DJ Caz10

VELVET ROOM: DJ Icey

WHISKER'S-DUNWOODY: Stepdaughter

WHISKER'S-LAWRENCEVILLE: Alien

WILD WING CAFE: The Pondering

WOODEN NICKEL: Hung Jury

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