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SUNDAY, OCT 28

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LORI CARSON, MOLLY BANCROFT -- Listening to Carson's wispy, introspective musings and hushed, ghostly voice is like reading someone else's diary -- you're either caught up in the self-absorbed drama or bored to tears. She's a captivating performer if you're in the mood for a passionate, low-key evening of pensive ruminations and hook-free songs. Bancroft, whose band Lift recently broke up, opens with a solo set. Smith's Olde Bar (Horowitz)

HERBIE HANCOCK, MICHAEL BRECKER, ROY HARGROVE -- It's a 75th birthday celebration of Miles and Coltrane, both born in 1926. These men, whose vastly disparate approaches intersected in Davis' 1955-61 ensembles, were definitive modern-jazz artists, committed and fearlessly innovative. Hancock, Brecker and Hargrove will no doubt embrace that aesthetic in tribute. Hancock is an alumnus (1965-68) of the classic Davis quintet, and saxman Brecker and trumpeter Hargrove are worthy inheritors. Glenn Auditorium/ Emory (Powell)

IGGY POP -- Now pushing his mid-50s, Pop is still the snarling, wiry animal he was in 1970, spitting out chaotic, proto-punk-metal classics like "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "No Fun." Still sexy, trashy, loud and proud, Pop's unflagging energy and ferocious attack is a sonic kick to the groin. He remains a magnetic performer who treats every show like it's his last. EarthLink Live (Horowitz)

JANE SIBERRY -- Through 13 albums, singer/songwriter Siberry has honed her dramatic, dreamy soundscapes and attracted a dedicated following. Like her most prominent influence Laura Nyro and fellow Canadian Sarah McLachlan, she's an acquired taste, with music floating between moving and obtuse. She's always compelling, though, with an off-hand humor that lightens the mood. Variety Playhouse (Horowitz)

STAR 94 HALLOWEEN BASH -- The local pop-radio folks have amassed a frightful set of modern-rock staples. Lifehouse is a teen favorite on account of the hit single "Hanging by a Moment" and similar alterna-pop-power songs. The "TRL" vets are joined by the mellow alternative sounds of Five For Fighting and teen rocker Michelle Branch. Riviera (St. John)

VICTORY AT SEA, SHINER, DROPSONIC -- The female-led Victory At Sea follow in the slow, sinister wake of Slint and Shipping News, beautifully brooding over ebbs and swells, washed in morose dynamics. Shiner combine dissonance, raw emotion and math-rock chops, chugging forward in spurts like a stop-action animated dream. And the rumors are true: For one night only, Led Zeppelin and Radiohead will be jamming. Well, not really, but local Moodswing recording artists Dropsonic make it seem that way. The Earl (Ware)

WORLD PARTY -- DeKalb, the metro area's most ethnically diverse county, celebrates its fifth annual World Party with the Andean folk music of Vientos del Pueblo and performances of dances from India, China, Romania and other countries. Children's activities, cultural presentations and ethnic food are also part of the deal. For more information, call 404-371-8826. Atlanta Chinatown Shopping Center/5377 New Peachtree Road (Sarig)

APACHE CAFE: Free Forum Echange Open Mic with Son-Christopher, Kimani, DJ Masevo

THE BAYOU ROOM: Jazz Jam with Andrew Black and the Bayou Room Players

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER: World Party

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Karaoke Night

THE EARL: Victory at Sea, Shiner, Dropsonic

EARTHLINK LIVE: Iggy Pop

ECHO LOUNGE: Terminus City, No Holds Barred, Roughage

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Various pianists

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Maria Gabriella, Staci Bence & Nicki Sutherland, Jazz-o-Rama!

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Chicago Joe Jones & the Henchmen

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Chris Chandler Connection Jazz Brunch

FUZZY'S: Commotions

GLENN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM: Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Michael Brecker

HAMMER JAX: Motor City Josh

ICON: Hazy Fantazy's Fantabulous Sundaze

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Slim Fats, Mudcat

MASQUERADE: Self Denial, Spunji, Buttonhook, Nihil

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Stephen Talkovich & friends

PEPPER'S BAR & GRILL: The Hybrids

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Open Mic with Sam Makler

RED CHAIR THEATER: Bedroom Farce

RED LIGHT CAFE: Workshop

RIVIERA: Star 94 Halloween Bash with Lifehouse, Five For Fighting, Michelle Branch

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Rita Graham

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Lori Carson, Molly Bancroft

SPIVEY HALL: Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Brunch with the 1905 Project

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Jane Siberry

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Bob Willet and the Blue Devils

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