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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

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EYEDRUM MUSIC FUND RAISER -- Witness a game of musical chairs at this marathon incest-fest of bands with interchanging members. The nine-act bill includes the mutated jazz sounds of Knox, the screech-o-matic noise of Charlie Parker, the country road warblings of DQE frontwoman Grace Braun and the psychedelic dreaminess of Forever, as well as Heavy Medical Hardware, Alison Kendra Hunt, Ladies Night and others. Eyedrum (Khalid)

FOR SISTERS ONLY -- Day one of this massive two-day consumer/trade show aimed at African-Americans features performances by L.A. singer/actor/model Tyrese, as well as Ray J and Lil' Mo. For details, see www.forsistersonly.org. Georgia World Congress Center (Sarig)

KICKSTAND, CHICKENS AND PIGS -- Kickstand is a powerhouse pop quartet led by rockin' Ray Dafrico (Nightporters, KTO), although their second guitarist Jeff Guinness (Dragline, Dry County Drunks) occasionally steals the spotlight with an equally stellar tune of his own. Chickens and Pigs are a cheerfully demented country-rock act, sort of a Faulknerian twist on Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker. Kickstand also plays at 6 p.m. for the Leukemia Foundation Party at 1005 Greenwood Ave. (behind the Dark Horse) prior to their big show over on Memorial Drive. Lenny's (Nicoll)

JACQUES LU CONT -- Performing a DJ set the night before joining Madonna's band again for a two-night stint at Philips Arena, Mr. Jacques Lu Cont, better known as Les Rhythmes Digitales, spins '80s retro, soft rock and French-disco influenced house. See Zoot Woman review. eleven50 (Ware)

THE PLASTIC PLAN, CHINASKI -- See Earshot. Chinaski, led by Criminal Records' Liam McKaharay, marry eclectic and aggressive impulses. They swerve between influences like they were leaders in the Indie Rock 500 -- from quirky Pavement to gentle Sea and Cake to abrasive Sonic Youth. The Earl (Ware)

SOUTHEAST MUSIC SHOWCASE -- The fourth annual showcase of unsigned, mostly local, bands continues at 8 p.m. with its soul, hip-hop and gospel acts including local vocalist Najuma Ali, hip-hop groups Lil Razkals and Double Dose, gospel acts Majestic and Bliss and 11 more acts. Roxy (Sarig)

TWO DOLLAR PISTOLS, GRAND NATIONAL, MANNIX -- Americana doesn't get much better than this. The Pistols are North Carolina's knowing and vibrant nod to the spirit of George Jones, with a voice full of heartbreak and a heart full of soul. The Nationals, true to the Grand-eur of their name, spread the Gospel of Twang from coast to coast, while Mannix spin tunes appropriate for an imaginary TV detective series set on Nashville's Music Row. Star Bar (Nicoll)

JIM WHITE, KING LEAR JET -- If Radiohead sang folk-laced C&W, they might sound a little like Jim White. Offbeat samples and loops collide with clanking banjo, scrappy guitar noodling and White's own deadpan, brittle vocals as he sings about the ghost town of his brain and being handcuffed to a fence in Mississippi. Unusual, thought provoking and daft. The local openers find a middle ground between the Velvets and Echo and the Bunnymen with dreamy vocals and chiming guitars. Echo Lounge (Horowitz)

YES WITH THE ASO -- Once derided as the pretentious, overblown art-prog-rockers they were, Yes has survived for 30-plus years, blissfully impervious to musical trends. Revolving door personnel hasn't tarnished their reputation; they're legendary vets who deliver virtuoso live sets mixing new material with the hoary '70s hits, all goosed by a flashy laser light show. Accompaniment by the ASO should spark their classical influences while toning down their excesses. We hope. The show is being videotaped for DVD release so they're sure to pull out the visual stops. Chastain Park Amphitheatre (Horowitz)

ANDALUZ: Flamenco/salsa dance

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: Elise Witt

APACHE CAFE: Kim Holloway and Mr. Jonz

BACK WATER GRILL-CANTON: Motor City Josh

BAYOU ROOM: 911

BILLY'S: Perma Grin

BLIND WILLIE'S: Lotsa Poppa's Blues Party

BLUE SKY TAVERN: Liz Melendez Band

BRANDYHOUSE: Ancient Harmony, Organic Logic

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four, local artists

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CAJUN KITCHEN: Steve Williams Band

THE CHAMBER: Europa - modern dance music with DJ Gene Carbonell

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATRE: Yessymphonic

CHECKERED PARROT: Lou Vandero

CHIP'S-WINDER: Sean Costello

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

CLUB GENO'S: Milkshake Quartet

COMEAUX'S: Live Music

CLUB VENUS: DJ Gary B.

COSMOPOLITAN: DJ Mike Keir

COWBOYS: Darrin Robbins, Eric Key, Marta Tyree, Kickback

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Slow Earth, Jad, Tilden's Faith

DEL PIZZO'S: Saturday Night Swing

DIXIE TAVERN: YG Acoustic

THE EARL: Plastic Plan, Potomac Accord

EARTHLINK LIVE: Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam with Mike Epps, Ricky Harris, Rudy Bush

ECHO LOUNGE: King Lear Jet, Jim White

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Kristen Hall

1848 CAFE: Live music, downstairs; jazz, upstairs

EYEDRUM: 2nd annual music fundraiser with Heavy Metal Hardware, Konx, Charlie Parker, Alison Kendra Hunt, Ladies Night, Jimmy Young, Grace Braun & her midnight rainbows, Forever, Stetson Fitz

FADO IRISH PUB: Party our Bass off

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Sidebar

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Marmoset, Impossible Shapes, Ceiling Fan

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Tommy Thompson

THE FUNNY FARM: Michelle Beaudry

FUZZY'S: Mike Veal

GARDEN HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER: Bittersweet, Kate Campbell

GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER: For Sisters Only w/Tyrese, Ray J, Lil' Mo, George Clinton

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Charlie Robinson

THE HIGH NOTE AT THE VAULT: Gary Motley Trio

JACKALS-LILBURN: Live music

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Jammin Jamie & friends

JAVA HOUSE: Danielle Howle & the Tantrums, Adam Rhinehart

KAYA: DJs Trama and J-Nice

KAZOO'S: Atlanta Beat

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

KOLORS-LAWRENCEVILLE: Live music

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Wicked Chemistry

LAVA: DJ Brian Dotson & friends

LENNY'S

Kickstand with Chickens and Pics

THE LIVING ROOM: George Greenlee - progressive dance, high-energy

LOCA LUNA: Damien Carter & My Nute Orchestra

MASQUERADE: Good Riddance, Death By Stereo, Kill Your Idols

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

MONTANA'S: Train Wreck

MURPHY'S LAW: Blue Collar Allstars

9 LIVES SALOON: Daddy-O's, High Eight, Accusations, Totally Savage

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Pussy Galore with DJs Kevin O, J-Luv, guests

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Sammy Blue

THE OFFICE: Uncle Don's Bullet Proof Band

OLDE PECULIAR PUBLIC HOUSE: Ron Cooley and Hard Times

PIPERS PUB: Livin Large

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Soulcracker, Dropsonic, Jet

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: X-Rays

POPPER'S: Blues Mafia

RED LIGHT CAFE: Dance of the Gypsies

RICK'S CARIBBEAN CAFE-DUNWOODY: Live reggae

ROXY: Govan, Carmichael, Lil Razkals, Majestic, Gane, Kalief, Capo, Kacee Grogan, Double Dose, Bliss, Ebonie, Capaccino, Barry, NAJUMA ALI, Triston Du'Shane, Tiorah

SCROOGE'S: Crossover

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Eliot James & the Snakes, Hanging Francis, the Enigmatics

SOMBER REPTILE: Short Drop Methid

SPIVEY HALL: Cleo Laine

SPORTS FAN-LILBURN: J Laplame & Roadhouse

SPORTS TIME: Battle of the Bands with Divinity

STAR BAR-L5P: Two-Dollar Pistols, Gran National, Mannix

STUDIO CENTRAL: Soul Syndicate, Mighty Samson

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Will Culbreath, Rhaeem's Groov

TEN27: DJs Jamel & Jamed

THAD AND JOES: Live music

UGLY MUG PUB: Live music

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: North Mississippi AllStars, Old Crow Medicine Show

THE VAULT: Cyberia - electronica's dark side with DJ OMAC

WHEREHOUSE MUSIC-DAWSONVILLE: Music Festival with DJ Neil, Fahrenheit and live music

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Bulle

WILD WING CAFE: '80s Night

WOODEN NICKEL: Live music

YA YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: Non-Essentials blues

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