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Saturday, Dec. 22

ADOM, SLOWEARTH -- Rising locals Adom play their last hometown gig before splitting for England, where they plan to play and record for the forseeable future. Left at the altar is slowEarth, a promising live act with electronic leanings, who could be the next "it" band for Atlanta's progressive hipsters. Echo Lounge (Sarig)

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- See listing for Fri., Dec. 21. Symphony Hall (Brown)

FESTIVUS BENEFIT -- For those non-Seinfeld fans reading this, "Festivus" is the Costanza family's Christmas -- not that there's anything wrong with that. Tonight The Earl hosts a Festivus festival of its own, with performers TBA. Who will be the mysterious Father Festivus? For more info, e-mail or call the club at 404-BAD-EARL. The Earl (Smith)

SHAWN MULLINS, LARRY JON WILSON -- Even major-label recording artists come home for Christmas, and Mullins has been doing a holiday show at Eddie's for years. This time, in addition to some old favorites, look for Eddie himself to join in the fun. But please, no talking during the quiet parts. Amusing singer/songwriter Larry Jon Wilson opens with a few holiday tales and quirky chestnuts hidden in his bag of goodies. Eddie's Attic (Smith)

SEKS -- Celebrating the final days of progressive dance music at the Chamber, Seks presents Satoshi Tomiie as part two of its one-year anniversary/finale. Known for his impeccable, deep vocal house productions caned by DJs including Steve Lawler and John Digweed, Tomiie has transcendent taste. He's joined by Seks resident Gene Carbonell and Chris Rapture. J-Luv holds down the Asylum. The Chamber (Ware)

THE REV. BILLY C. WIRTZ -- Funny but sometimes cloying, Wirtz's hyperactive Southern-fried, wrestling-lovin', white-trash shtick works best live, since his quick-witted mind is constantly composing topical lyrics to R&B/boogie-woogie/blues semi-classics like "Roberta" and "Mennonite Surf Party." A better-than-average pianist in the Jerry Lee Lewis style, Wirtz is good for a night full of non-PC yuks funnier than a pickup truck full of Jeff Foxworthys. Chip's (Horowitz)

ZAMBILAND ORCHESTRA, SANCTIFIED -- It's big, it's noisy, it grooves and it rocks. It's a massive monster of funk and weirdness featuring a plethora of jam-band heroes and villains including -- but certainly not limited to -- members of the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Blueground Undergrass, Project Z, Yonrico Scott Band, Larry Keel Band and Swami Gone Zambinanas and the "Zambi Corps of Engineers." Featured participants include Jeff Coffin, Ritchie Hayward, John Cowan, Oteil Burbridge, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring, Danny Barnes, Tye North, Derek Jones, Jeff Mosier and conductor Lincoln Metcalf. A portion of the proceeds from this show benefits Mark Vann of Leftover Salmon. Opening the show, new Atlanta band Sanctified traffics in no-frills blues-rock in the blustery, beer-battered Humble Pie/Free tradition. The band hangs its collective hat on the prodigious pipes of lead singer Suzanne Sledge, whose debt to Janis and Paul (Rodgers) couldn't be any more obvious or heartfelt. Variety Playhouse (Smith/Rowland)

Andaluz live flamenco guitars

Bayou Room Rythem Nation

Blind Willie's Houserocker Johnson & The Shadows

The Blue Raccoon The Electromatics w/ Sean Costello

The Brandyhouse Ghost Trane

Breakers Melancholy's Child, Linger Pacifico

Bridgetown Grill - Midtown MC Wassy, Explainer, Brother Marvin, Scanty, Lyrical Chead

Buffalo's-Pleasant Hill Bob's Karaoke

C.K.'s Wood-Grilled Pizza CK's Jazz Combo

CJ's Funk-Rock Xmas Party- Sexxxy Circus, Next Big Something

The Chamber Seks w/ DJ Gene Carbonell

Checkered Parrot Fyre & Rain

Chip's Reverend Billy C. Wirtz

Chrystal's on the Square Sal's Soulful Sinners

Churchill Grounds In the Spirit

Club Geno's Milkshake Quartet

Cotton Club Tentilfour

Cowboys Darrin Robbins, Eric Key, Marta Tyree, Kickback

Dailey's Obie Jesse Trio

Dark Horse Tavern Model Tones, The Hub

Darwin's Joel Williams

The Derby Chicago Joe

The Earl Festivus Benefit

Echo Lounge Adom, Slowearth

Eclipse di Luna Trio Latino Band

Eddie's Attic Shawn Mullins

Fado Party our Bass off

Fat Matt's Fontaine Blues

Fuzzy's Motor City Josh

The Grape at Vinings Chellimi & Matthews

Insomnia Coffeehouse Wes Yoakam

International Artists Guild Electric open mic

Jake's Roadhouse Benefit for the Atlanta Homeless-The Green Light Council, Revival

Karma Lowlite Sessions: Stacy Kidd, Marc-Alan Gray, Alex King, Rob Horne

Last Great Watering Hole One Adam 12

Libby's Libby Whitemore, Connie Sue Day

The Living Room George Greenlee/Progressive Dance, High Energy

Luby's Big Al Juno & The Blues Mafia

Lush Life Cafe Singing Chef Ras Chemash Lamed

The Mambo Room at Bridgetown Grill MC Wassy, Explainer, Brother Marvin

Masquerade festish dancy party

9 Lives Saloon Kickstand, Suckerpunch, Quoasis

Nomenclature Museum Pussy Galore with DJs Kevin O and J-Luv

Northside Tavern Mudcat

Pecker Head Brewery B-Flat

Players Paisans, Jamie Hodge

The Poetry Planet Dinner and a Movie

Poor Richards' Pub Atlanta's Music Machine

Popper's Buck 50 Band

Ray's on the River Waveform with Doc Samuels, Larry Jackson, Tom Woodruff

Ray's Pizza Larry Chapin

Red Light Cafe Drew Deman, Leads

Safari Bar & Grill Alien

Scrooge's Trick Stew

Slocum's Mike Veal, Barry Thrasher Duo

Smith's Olde Bar Tommy Thompson Band, Marathon, YG

Somber Reptile Vertigo Lounge, Impair

Star Community Bar Eden, Blankety Blank

Sweet Melissa's One More Saturday Night for 2001 with the Expand Band

Sweetwater Bar Bear and the Bobcats

Tasty World Ed Kemper Trio, Polemic, Immortal Lee County Killers

Ten27 DJs Jamel & Jamed

Variety Playhouse Zambiland Orchestra Benefit, Sanctified

The Vault Cyberia - electronica's dark side with DJ OMAC

Whisker's Tavern-Dunwoody 285

Wild Wing Cafe Flux Capacitor

Wooden Nickel Hung Jury

Ya Ya's Cajun Cuisine Flathead Mike & the Mercurys, Rubix Bomb, Disasteroids

Zoo Tavern Uncle Don's Bullet-Proof Blues Band

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