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WED/FEBRUARY 28
BRANDY IRVON, SCOTT CARTER, MARK AARON JAMES -- Tonight, three finalists from Eddie's open mic competitions are showcased. The show is a bargain. It features the sensitive yet powerful vocals of Attic showcase regular Irvon, the wit and wisdom of Carter and the everyman's perspective of James. A good sampler of the best the Attic has to offer in one easy-going evening. Just be quiet and listen, OK? Eddie's Attic (Smith)

DOG FASHION DISCO -- DFD tinker with the same sort of Something Wicked This Way Comes heavy-rock horror-show that works so well for quirky carnies like Rob Zombie and Mr. Bungle. Organs squall with the manic energy of a funhouse while guitar churn, drums pound and veins threaten to burst as the lead singer bellows. Not new, not bad (except for the band name). PlanetJam Cotton Club (Ware)

HOT AUGUST KNIGHTS -- A month of Neil Diamond-in-the-rough rumbles to its finale tonight. The Hot August boys are back to take one more punch at the wide-ranging repertoire of esteemed Monkees songwriter and part-time movie star. Also on the bill is Cadillac Jones. Star Bar (Nicoll)

PARK BENCH BLUES BAND, FREELOADER -- While blues bands can be seen every night of the damn week in some smoky club anywhere in the world, you don't often see a band like Park Bench. Instead of some sweaty guy growlin' the blues, there's a female vocalist and violinist. They call it Bonnie Raitt-meets-the Band-meets-Elmore James. Recently, the Park Benchers performed Allman Brothers and Led Zeppelin albums in their entirety. Opening is Freeloader, a New York-based trio doing the rootsy Americana thing. Smith's Olde Bar (Smith)

UNION UNDERGROUND, SLAVES ON DOPE, DUST FOR LIFE -- While preferring a crunchier, more industrial sound, Union Underground are unabashed disciples of glam-rock's bigger-is-better presentation. Bigger doesn't always mean deeper, however, as perpetually angry and defiant lyrics tend toward one-dimensionality. Quebec-bred four-piece Slaves on Dope have made a name for themselves with Pantera-style hoarse vocals and tight guitar-thatched textures. Completing the bill is Memphis's Dust for Life, who take the most reserved and melodic approach of this heavy, aggressive lineup. Masquerade Music Park (Hutchinson)

BLIND WILLIE'S: Francine Reed and the Shadows

BLUE RACCOON: Acoustic music

BRANDYHOUSE: Adam Nitti, Jeff Sipe & Steve Cunningham

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CAJUN KITCHEN: Genie Greer and the Experiment

THE CHAMBER: Vega with DJ Phoenix - progressive breaks and deep trance

CHECKERED PARROT: Randy Harper

CJ'S LANDING: Top-Of-The-Tree II featuring Tin Roof, Crown Electric, 9 From 10

DARK HORSE TAVERN : New Talent Night with Vikki V, Karen Russ & Radiant Tribe, Sue Wilkenson Band

DARWIN'S: Open Blues Jam hosted by Barry Richmond

ECHO LOUNGE:

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Charlie Williams (acoustic swing band)

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Scott Carter, Brandy Irvon, Mark Aaron James

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

FIREHOUSE: Trivia

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Doria Roberts, Michelle Malone Stars

FUZZY'S: Mike Veal

KASTAWAYS: Motor City Josh

KAYA: Wind Down Wednesday - live jazz, spoken word, poetry

LUBY'S: Mr. T's Live Trivia

MAPLE STREET MANSION: MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw

MASQUERADE: Union Underground, Dust For Life, Slaves On Dope, Spike 1000; Dan ha Automator in Hell

MELLOW MUSHROOM-BUFORD: Keep On "Shroomin"

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Metropolitan Wednesdays

9 LIVES SALOON: Ritchie's Night

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dudeck

PEASANT UPTOWN: The Steven Charles Jazz Duo

PHUNKY PHISH: Jive Turkey Pie

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Sing Sing Prison, Dog Fashion Disco

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Park Bench Blues Band, Freeloader

SOMBER REPTILE: Bill Heart Project, Ludowici, Astral Swing

SPONDIVITS: Don Law

SPORTS TIME BAR & GRILL-GWINNETT: Karaoke

STAR BAR-L5P: Hot August Knights, Cadillac Jones

UGLY MUG PUB: Team Trivia

VININGS INN: Ian Schumacher

WOODEN NICKEL: Live music

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