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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

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BLUE PLATE SPECIAL -- Kodac Harrison celebrates the first anniversary of his monthly potpourri of spoken word, poetry and singer/songwriter performances. So this'll surely be a special special. Gravity Pub (Horowitz)

THE GO-GO'S -- The surf-influenced five-piece, born in the L.A. punk scene of the late '70s, wrote and played their own material and released an impressive body of work during the kinetic new-wave phase of the '80s. Though they disappeared for a while, the band is currently touring to support its first new album in 17 years, God Bless the Go-Go's. Tabernacle (Smith)

HARICOT VERT, HELL MACH 4 -- Local Moodswing band Hell Mach 4 joins labelmates Haricot Vert tonight on the final night of the latter band's Wednesday night Star Bar residency. Haricot Vert's oft-misspelled name is taken from the French for green beans, which when preceded by the definite article les and spoken in a fast, Cajun style, lent itself to naming the genre zydeco. This band, however, has no accordions or washboards. Neither do the trio Hell Mach 4, a paradoxically rawer and more prog-ish trio than the tightly wound headliner. Star Bar (Sarig)

EMMYLOU HARRIS, PATTY GRIFFIN -- Emmylou's the undisputed queen of Americana and carries the torch proudly. Redefining herself over the past few years, Harris' current band, Spyboy, features guitarist and vocalist Buddy Miller, who brings the sound full circle with his unique playing and incredible harmonies. Gram would be proud. Opener Patty Griffin hung in as long as she could after Universal acquired her label, A&M. But after her third album, Silver Bell, languished on hold for more than a year, Griffin is officially shopping for a new label. As for Bell's contents, some are forecasting a return to the more organic personal reflection of her 1996 debut, especially given the polished full-band format and topical nature of 1998's Flaming Red. Chastain Park Amphitheatre (J.Kelly/Rowland)

KING CRIMSON -- Crimson leader Robert Fripp once called his unit a heavy metal band, evoking the ire of many a progressive rock fan. Depending on what section of what song you happen to hear, you just might believe him. Most groups from that era long have passed into geezerville, but King Crimson replenishes old habits with buckets from the fountain of youth. Variety Playhouse (Foy)

TONY FURTADO BAND -- Virtuoso string man Furtado has all but abandoned his bluegrass roots to explore more eclectic territory in blues, folk, Celtic and jazz-fusion. Like Ry Cooder, a major influence on his sound, Furtado's impeccable chops on slide guitar and banjo never overwhelm the material. But when he decides to open up, his talent is astonishing. A forward-looking traditionalist, Furtado is most thrilling live. Smith's Olde Bar (Horowitz)

VANS WARPED TOUR '01 -- The full-day eXtravaganza of music, games and heat returns. Bands are numerous, but highlights include local favorites Ultrababyfat, Omaha's pot-fueled proto-rap-metal 311, post-hardcore skate-punks Pennywise, original DIY rude boys Rancid, the pop-encrusted emocore of Jimmy Eat World, the anything-goes weirdness of Kool Keith, the late '70s revivalism of the Explosion and the bouncy, silly sing-a-long quality of ska-punks Less Than Jake. There's also a DIY-Fest tent with workshops, screenings and performances. HiFi Buys Amphitheatre (Ware)

ANDALUZ: Duo Latino

BAYOU ROOM: Tak Attack

B-52'S: Open-mic with Pieces Bled

BILLY'S: Heather Luttrell

BLIND WILLIE'S: Neal Pattman

BRANDYHOUSE: Z93's Day Before Trey Party with special guests and The Nick Savage Band

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Live entertainment

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATRE: Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris

CHECKERED PARROT: Randy Harper

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Pursuance with Lee Hogan & Dan Furman

CJ'S LANDING: Top of the Tree with The Likes of Which, The Big Mighty, Petting Zoo

CLUB GENO'S: The Brethern

COMEAUX'S: Sal Gentile & Rick Bell

COWBOYS: Darrin Robbins, Kickback

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Obie Jesse Trio

DARK HORSE TAVERN: New Talent Night with Remodel, John Mark, Roam

DEUX PLEX: Neo-Soul Wednesday with Funk Transcendental

DT'S DOWN UNDER-ATHENS: Nathan Sheppard

THE EARL: Bottom, Sour Vein, Social Infestation

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Bonaventure Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Winslow Willard, Pat Walsh, Cameron Williams

1848 CAFE: Jazz with Yusef Sharif

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Sunshine Fix, The Gerbils

FUZZY'S: Seminole Jackson

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Charlie Robinson Trio

GRAVITY PUB: One Year Anniversary Blue Plate Special

HIFI BUYS AMPHITHEATRE: Vans Warped Tour with 311, Incubus, A.F.I., Alien Ant Farm, Pennywise, Rancid, Rollins Band, Ultrababyfat, DiY Fest, more

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Reel Tall with special guest Barry Richman

KARMA: Cream

KASTAWAYS-MARIETTA: Motor City Josh

KAYA: Wind Down Wednesday - live jazz, spoken word, poetry; Hump Night with DJ Smash

KAZOO'S: Band X

LOCA LUNA: Latin Jam Sessions with Andre Rievers

LUBY'S: Naked Truth

MASQUERADE: Kool Keith

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Metropolitan Wednesdays

9 LIVES SALOON: Bitch, Dr. Jekyl, Diesel Cock & the Pornographs

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Reunion - featuring dark wave, ether pop and trance

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dudeck

PEASANT UPTOWN: The Steven Charles Jazz Duo

POPPER'S: Bill Sheffield's Acoustic Blues

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Melanie Massell

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Tony Furtado

SOMBER REPTILE: Zen Cirkus, Parks and Empty Spaces, Monkey Knife Fight

STAR BAR-L5P: Haricot Vert, Hell Mach 4

SWEET DEVIL MOON: Mauricio Amaya - "Vientos del Pueblo"

THE TABERNACLE: The Go-Go's

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Amy Paly, the Goods

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: King Crimson

VININGS INN: Ian Schumacher

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

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