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SATURDAY, JUNE 23

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ATHFEST -- For details, see www.athfest.com. Also see Earshot. downtown Athens (Sarig)

ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL -- For details, see www.atlantapride.org. Piedmont Park (Keel)

CEDAR HILL -- Long-running local bluegrass outfit Cedar Hill celebrates 25 years of banjos and Donald Duck imitations (care of leader Jim Akins). Current and past pickers and pluckers reunite for the anniversary show, which coincides with the release of the fun-loving band's 25-track live retrospective CD. Eddie's Attic (Sarig)

DAMES AFLAME BURLESQUE FEATURING KINGSIZED -- Mighty Mike Geier's Kingsized swing/jazz ensemble provides the music -- and his Greasepaint co-conspirator, Jim Stacy, serves as the emcee -- during this titillating tease-a-rama, paying tribute to the vintage art of fringe-and-tassel twirling. The pulchritudinous performers include Miss Bella Bellanova, Czarina Natalia, Glampira and Gin-Gin the Wild Woman. Star Bar (Nicoll)

DEEP BLUE SUN -- Boasting a unique combination of Peter, Paul and Mary and the Grateful Dead, Deep Blue Sun shows potential on its new Will to Fly CD. The band's vocals, lyrics and jams, fall somewhere just below outstanding, with extra points for John Marsh's passionate keys. Atlanta Brewing Company (Mossman)

HOMELESS AID -- Popsters Kenny Howes and the Yeah! and Buffalo Nickel frontman Gary Stier headline the second annual benefit for the nonprofit Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Those attending are asked to bring a monetary donation or offer clothing or bedding items for men, women and children. Visit www.homelessaid.org for details and directions. 6500 Wright Circle/Sandy Springs (private residence) (Keel)

MODEL$ AND MILLIONAIRE$ BALL -- Along with his faux-brothers Scott and Robbie Hardkiss, DJ Gavin Hardkiss introduced the world to San Francisco-based funky tribal breakbeat trance. Expect an eclectic, electrifying mix from him. DJs J-Luv and Lisa Foxxx provide support. Karma (Ware)

THE MOONSHINE KILLERS -- As Lenny's springs up on Memorial Drive in the ashes of much-beloved dive bar Dottie's, longtime local hillbilly rockers the Moonshine Killers play their final show on its newly refurbished stage. Come say hello and goodbye, respectively. Lenny's (Sarig)

MOTO-LITAS, MARY PRANKSTER, FEATURES -- This delicious alt-pop triple bill begins with an appearance by the Features, whose engaging multimedia shows suggest some weird collision of the Velvets and the Monkees. The headlining Moto-Litas have a sound that evokes vintage Breeders, but with more than a hint of Ultrababyfat's irreverent squeak. Straddling the middle is Mary Prankster, whose songwriting and cynical good humor is charismatic in spirit but a little too cute at times. The Earl (Nicoll/Hutchinson)

GLENN PHILLIPS -- An enduring local music legend who cut his teeth with infamous Hampton Grease Band (and once shared a bill with Jimi Hendrix), Atlanta's Glenn Phillips remains an astounding guitarist who can still wring seemingly impossible new sounds from his electric ax. Red Light Café (Nicoll)

BOB SCHNEIDER, STEVE POLTZ -- Schneider's been Austin's golden boy for a few years and his national debut shows promise. An accomplished, diverse singer/songwriter, he molds bits of G. Love, Waits and Costello around his grits-and-honey voice. Opener Poltz is best known for writing a few Jewel songs, but don't hold that against him. They sound better when he sings 'em. PlanetJam Cotton Club (Horowitz)

SEKS -- Gene Carbonell welcomes European team Parks & Wilson to his progressive house night. Recently heard remixing Dido, Parks & Wilson are best known for their work with John Graham (aka Quivver) as Tilt. This is their first Atlanta appearance, with Carbonell also spinning, while Ecotekh keeps it chill in the Asylum. The Chamber (Ware)

LIBBY WHITTEMORE -- Celebrating its one-year anniversary, Libby's features the chanteuse who named the place. Her smooth vocals rival many of the Broadway performers that frequent the joint, balanced by her anecdotal wry wit that flares up between belting out ballads and show tunes. Libby's Cabaret (Portwood)ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: Pat Walsh music

ATLANTA BREWING CO.: Deep Blue Sun

ATLANTA FEST-SIX FLAGS: whisperloud, Joy Williams, Nicole C. Mullen, Jennifer Knapp, True Vibe, Newsboys, Sons of Mercy, Silers Bald

ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL: Fat Chance, Cliterati, Serotonin, Lift, Big Fish Ensemble, Patrice Pike & Black Box Rebellion, Jade Esteban

THE ATRIUM: LAI, DJs Septik, Rolando

THE BEER MUG: nothing simple

B-52's: RockHounds

BILLY'S: Ed & Rick

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows

BLUE RACCOON: Doug Morton with Rattletrap

BRANDYHOUSE: Col. Bruce Hampton

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four, local artists

CAJUN KITCHEN: Dysfunction, Junktion

CALEDONIA: Swearing at Motorists

THE CHAMBER: Seks with Parks & Wilson

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATRE: Edwin McCain with the ASO

CHECKERED PARROT: Lou Vandoro

CHIP'S-WINDER: King Johnson

CHUCK's CLUBHOUSE: Open-mic night

CHURCHILL GROUNDS: Dennis Springer

CJ'S LANDING: Eden, Roam, Jet

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

CLUB GENO'S: Milkshake Quartet

COMEAUX'S: La Chez Les

CLUB VENUS: DJ Gary B.

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

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Atlanta Blaze

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Blacklight Posterboys, Supafuzz, Something Left After Misfortune

DARWIN'S: Liz Melendez CD release party

THE DERBY-JOHN'S CREEK: Uncle Dirty

DIXIE TAVERN-BUCKHEAD: Field Trip

DIXIE TAVERN-MARIETTA: Uncle Funcle

DOGWOOD BREWING COMPANY: Larry Keel Experience, River Bottom Band

THE EARL: The Moto-Litas, Mary Pranksters, the Features

ECHO LOUNGE: Push Stars, Young Antiques, Antigone Rising

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Cedar Hill Reunion Show

1848 CAFE: Jazz trio, upstairs; live music, downstairs

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Code Blue

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Drive By Truckers, Champale, Flash to Bang Time, Favorite

FUZZY'S: Cold Chills

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: BeatConcept

HAMMONDS HOUSE: SaNa Blues Band

HARRIS ARTS CENTER-CALHOUN: The Clock Tower Jazz Ensemble

HEMINGWAY'S: Four Minutes More

HOMELESS AID BENEFIT: Kenny Howes & the Yeah!, Gary Stier

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Bill Sheffield

KARMA: Models & Millionaires Ball with DJ Gavin Hardkiss, J-Luv, Lisa Foxxx

KAZOO'S: Band X

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Roadwork

LENNY'S: Moonshine Killers

LUBY'S: Left Front Tire, Five-Eight

MALL OF GA. PEPSI PAVILION: Sock Hops

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

METROPOLITAN PIZZA BAR: DJ Dance

MOONSONGS COFFEEHOUSE: Sheri Kling, Back Again, Cynthia Givens, Ken Chrispens

MURPHY'S LAW: Southbound

9 LIVES SALOON: Double Drive, Gruvn Hi, Dropsonic, Jennifer Strip

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

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Donnie McCormick & friends CD release

THE OFFICE: Alien

OLDE PECULIAR PUBLIC HOUSE: Tammy Allen & MPX

PECKERHEAD BREWERY-DOUGLASVILLE: Armuth

PIPER'S PUB: Live music

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Bob Schneider, Steve Poltz

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Buttonhook

POPPER'S: Bear Facts

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Tony Winston Jazz Trio

RED LIGHT CAFE: Glenn Phillips, Richard Bicknell

ROYAL OAK PUB: Heather Luttrell

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Chris Chandler

SCROOGE'S: Crossover

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Blue Dogs, Francisco Vidal, Shane Hinds

SOMBER REPTILE: Cobweb Strange, Smacking Ashley, King's Indian, Tragically Undecided

SPIVEY HALL: Ray Hargrove Quintet

SPORTSTIME: Cocked Eddy & Ramsey

STAR BAR-L5P: Burly Q-Dames Aflame, A Midsummer Night's Steam

SWALLOW IN THE HOLLOW: Mark Selby

SWEET DEVIL MOON: Jazz Trio

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: One More Saturday Night with Go For Broke

TEN27: DJs Jamel & Jamed

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

WHEELBARROW SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL-REYNOLDSTOWN: Kindle Williams Sr. & Blue Soul

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: 285

WILD WING CAFE: Chronic

WOODEN NICKEL: Wicked Chemistry

YA YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: Pullman Porters

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