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THURSDAY, JULY 19

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CHAINSAWS.AND.CHILDREN -- The name says it all. The guitar-driven digital duo adds three musicians (drums, bass, vocals) for their Electrohell Tour, bringing sample-heavy riffs and scary electronic vocals to a nightmare near you. Sins of Lust opens. 9 Lives Saloon (Butler)

G3 -- Those in thrall to technical prowess are directed to the G3 tour. Featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Dream Theatre's John Petrucci, the show is a shameless exhibition of Herculean guitar pyrotechnics. Though some may raise the old virtuosity-versus-soul debate, the converted won't give a damn as their heroes bend strings, caress frets and, ahem, stroke their whammy bars. Tabernacle (Robertson)

DOMINIC GAUDIOUS -- If G3 didn't provide you with enough guitar heroics, Atlanta-based double-neck acoustic-guitar fusionist Dominic Gaudious plays an after-party downstairs in the Cotton Club. Entrance is free with a G3 ticket stub, or $5 otherwise. PlanetJam Cotton Club (Sarig)

KRISTIN HERSH, KITTY SNYDER -- Best known for her unsettlingly stark work as leader of Throwing Muses, Hersh has long been a solo act, recently touring with Athenian Vic Chesnutt. The equally talented Kitty Snyder, a former Athens resident, opens with a captivating set of emotional tunes at this special 7 p.m. show. Echo Lounge (Smith)

DUANE JARVIS, GRETA LEE -- Part of the Nashville scene that doesn't wear cowboy hats or show belly buttons, Jarvis lets his music do the talking. This singer/songwriter throws in a bit of rocking soul and packs a lot of energy into every tune. Local honky-tonk gal Greta Lee presents a batch of new tunes from her upcoming CD You Must be Present to Win. Should be a good combination. Smith's Olde Bar (J. Kelly)

CHUCK LEAVELL -- See article. Chapter 11/Peachtree Battle (Smith)

MAZE FEATURING FRANKIE BEVERLY -- Less freaky than Funkadelic, yet not the polished pop of Earth, Wind & Fire, Maze was a fixture on the R&B charts in the late '70s and early '80s. With Frankie Beverly's throaty croon leading this tight-knit ensemble, Maze churns out old-school live soul/funk with passion and down-home enthusiasm. Chastain Park Amphitheatre (Horowitz)

REEL BIG FISH, GOLDFINGER, ZEBRAHEAD, HOME GROWN, RX BANDITS -- Depending on your tolerance for third-wave (and let's face it, second-rate) ska-punk, this bill is either your version of rock nirvana or a hellish reminder of why you consciously avoid skateboarders. Of all the bands, only Zebrahead actually stands out, though this is due more to their musical inclinations (a thoroughly unimaginative hybrid of metal, rock and rap) than an actual ability to do anything remotely original. Protective headgear recommended for all attendees. Roxy (Robertson)

SHARKS AND MINNOWS, BORN TO PLEASE, BOSS -- Sharks and Minnows play jangly and passionate rock as seen through Mould and Westerberg-tinted sunglasses. Born to Please, who jokingly refer to themselves as "the band your dog loves to fantasize about while making No. 2," aren't crappy at all. Their pleasingly explosive rock rumble is led by the whisper-to- a-scream vocals of Jeri Waynick. Boss present a no-gimmicks set of loud, aggressive "trench rock." The Earl (Smith)

ANDALUZ: Tarde Latina, DJ Carlos Morales

APACHE CAFE: The Free Spirits with members of the Chronicle

BAYOU ROOM: Heaven Davis

BILLY'S: Brian Jones & friends

BLIND WILLIE'S: Sandra Hall

BRADLEY'S CAFE: Karaoke

BRANDYHOUSE: Left Foot Down, Disfunction Junction

BREWSTERS-KENNESAW: Motor City Josh

BRIDGES: Vocalist Paula Harris with Doug Jervey on keys

BUFFALO'S-SHANNON MALL: Al Brock

CAFE 290: The Mike Kelly Quartet

THE CHAMBER: Club Fetish

CHAPTER 11-PEACHTREE BATTLE: Chuck Leavell

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATRE: Maze with Frankie Beverly

CHECKERED PARROT: Dave Williams

CHICAGO'S: Ron Cooley & Hard Times

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Jerry Fields, Vecino del Mundo

CJ'S LANDING: Divinity, Paine's Promise

CLUB GENO'S: Charles Lattimon

COMEAUX'S: Mudcat

COWBOYS: Talent Night

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Atlanta Blaze

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Travisty Theory, Edmunds Crown, Six

DARWIN'S: Lotsa Poppa & the Atlanta Heat

DIXIE TAVERN-BUCKHEAD: YG Acoustic

THE EARL: Sharks and Minnows, Born to Please, Boss

ECHO LOUNGE: Kristin Hersh, Kitty Snyder

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

1848 CAFE: Jazz with Yusef Sharif

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Chickenshack

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Lona, Dictatortots, the Faults

FUZZY'S: Richard Marks and the Marksmen

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Home Planet

HIGH NOTE AT THE VAULT: Gary Motley Trio

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Zydafunk

KAYA: Island Getaway with guest DJs

KAZOO'S: Band X

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: THC, open mic

LOCA LUNA: Andre Rievers, Juan Bonini, Drew Dudley

LUBY'S: Nathan Sheppard

MELTING POT: Abebi Stafford

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Fursday Nite Lounge

9 LIVES SALOON: Sins of Lust, Chainsaws.And.Children, Redrum

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Freeform with downtempo, acid jazz and nu jazz

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: The Breeze Kings

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: G3 after show party with Dominic Gaudious

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Jazz night with ETC

RIO BRAVO-LILBURN: Andrew Leanza

ROXY: Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Zebrahead, Homeground, RX Bandits

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Pharris Scott

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Greta Lee, Duane Jarvis

SOMBER REPTILE: XO Band

STAR BAR-L5P: Rev. Uncle Laffo's Talent Sideshow

STUDIO 72: DJ Special T & Shakim

SWEET DEVIL MOON: DJ Red

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Open-mic with Gary Motler

THE TABERNACLE: G3 featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci of Dream Theater

TACO MAC-MARIETTA: Ron Cooley & Hard Times

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Blow it out Your Punk Hole with AKA Rude, Tim Version, Tiltwheel, Super Chincila Rescue Mission, High School Hellcats, Hunter Gatherer, Guff

TEN27: DJs Mars, Sense, Drama

VIOLETTE RESTAURANT: Jus Jazz featuring Dave Wallis, Eddie Taylor, Dan Coy, Shack Lewis, Rita Graham and Pete the bartender

WHISKER'S-DUNWOODY: Motor City Josh & the Big 3

WOODEN NICKEL: Angry Monkey Project

YA YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: Johnny Knox Rockabilly Jam

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