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Friday, Sept. 1

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NOTED ACTS

BLOODKIN -- Athens' finest trad-rockers record a live album for New York imprint Phoenix Records tonight. One could hardly imagine a better setting either. Bloodkin's music, an amalgam of raw, Stonesy rock and lyricist Daniel Hutchens' thoughtful barroom philosophizing, already feels steeped in whiffs of stale beer and acrid smoke. Real "classic rock" (in the best sense of the term) that you haven't already heard a zillion times before. Smith's Olde Bar (Robertson)

ERIC TAYLOR, DAVID OLNEY, RICHARD BICKNELL, DENICE FRANKE -- David Olney is no stranger to Atlanta, and his songs resonate with a craftsman's touch (see review on p. 111). Texas songwriter/guitarist Eric Taylor is as warm and comforting as a fireplace on a winter's night. Denice Franke, another Texan on the bill, brings the sweetly wisened voice of a woman who has lived to tell the tale. The honey-voiced Bicknell brings his down-home torch 'n' (occasionally) twanging folk rock to this show. In a truly collaborative spirit the four will perform together, with Bicknell's band backing them up. Tonight's in-the-round show should be a joyful wonder to behold. Eddie's Attic (Smith/Robertson)

YOUNG ANTIQUES, GRUMPY -- Antiques frontman Blake Rainey is one of the brightest -- and liveliest -- stars in the local pop/rock constellation. A blazing ball of energy onstage, he's also a damn good lyricist, as several compositions on his band's just-released disc amply prove. This show is the trio's CD release party. Another Atlanta threesome, the mighty Grumpy, will warm up the house with some heavy rock 'n' roll fireworks of their own. Star Bar (Nicoll)


ALSO PERFORMING


9 LIVES SALOON: Vagrant, Star Parlor, Atom Split

29 SOUTH MAIN: Brian Doyle

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Lona, Eli

513 CLUB: XXIII PFP, Oppymus Blue, Style Over Substance, 13 Ninjas

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: Swami

ARCTIC CIRCLE: DJ Rock Entertainment's dance party

ATLANTA CIVIC CENTER: Teena Marie

BASIL'S CAFÉ-MARIETTA: Steven Charles

BILLY'S: Heather Luttrell

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows

BLUE PIG-WOODSTOCK: Frank Moates

BRANDYHOUSE: Hanaward Pass

BLUE RACCOON: Bill Sheffield and the Ringtail Rounders

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four

THE CHAMBER: Alabaster

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATER: Gladys Knight

CHIP'S: Blue Sunday

CJ'S LANDING: Tim Acres, Ian Schumaker

DARK HORSE TAVERN & GRILL: Motherload, Humanology

THE DERBY-NESBIT FERRY: Ricky Fargo

DOTTIE'S: Moonshine Killers, Tinfoil Gargoyles

THE EARL: XBXRX, The Sound Device, The Heist

ECHO LOUNGE: Steep, Morning Glory

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Eric Taylor, David Olney, Richard Bicknell, Denice Franke

THE ELBOW ROOM: YG

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Breeze Kings

FIREHOUSE BAR AND GRILL: Heater

FUZZY'S: Lou's Blues Revue

HUEY'S: Live jazz

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Little Joey's Jump and Jive

KAYA: Northern Exposure Island Party with DJs Kemit, Bubby and J-Nice

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LAKEWOOD AMPHITHEATER: Rage Against the Machine and Beastie Boys postponed

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Mid-Life Crisis

MARY'S: Brit-pop music video night

MASQUERADE: 96 Rock Hotel with Tim Rhoades; old and new-school hip hop in Hell

MEANS STREET ARTERY: Underground Rave

MURPHY'S LAW: Moxie

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Frankie's Blues Mission

POPPERS: Steve Hawkins and the GA Jam

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Tony Winston Jazz Trio

RED LIGHT CAFÉ: Pierre Bensusan

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Live CD recording of Bloodkin

THE STAR BAR: Young Antiques, Grumpy

SWEETWATER & NEXT-DOOR-DULUTH: Alien

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Johnny Staats

WILD WING CAFÉ: The Pondering

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