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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

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BIG WRECK -- Sounding a bit like Creed, Three Doors Down and the like, these Boston boys definitely have a rockin' edge. Pounding drums, plucked keyboards and Ian Thornley's distinctive vocals make for some pretty catchy tunes. Smith's Olde Bar (Keel)

CAPPADONNA -- This ghetto-poet member of the Wu Tang Clan family just blazed his second solo album, The Yin & the Yang, which takes the listener on a journey through the spiritual and the carnal. Cappadonna's mission is to speak truth with rough lyrics and hard beats, and this album does that -- touching on the whole spectrum of the human condition. EarthLink Live (Bethea)

LAUREN FINCHAM -- Equally deft with a turn of phrase, a sustained vocal note and a strum of her guitar, Fincham is a confident and precise entertainer whose work is well worth seeking out. Making a rare live appearance in the Druid Hills area, this heavenly voiced Georgia singer-songwriter performs as part of the fine arts center's new Coffeehouse Series. Callanwolde (Nicoll)

BEBEL GILBERTO -- Her debut Tanto Tempo already is one of the top-selling Brazilian albums of all time Stateside, its savvy but restrained trip-hop and electronica overtones help her reach a wide constituency. Then there was her "Girl From Ipanema" contribution to that Kenny G album. Mind you, she should know a thing or two about bossa nova, her dad Joao Gilberto co-founded the genre (with Tom Jobim) in 1958. Variety Playhouse (Falstaff)

NIGHTHAWKS -- Washington, D.C.'s hardest-working roots combo keeps on keeping on almost 30 years down the line. Amazingly, they stay fresh and vital, slinging out blues and rocking R&B with the casual professionalism gained through years of playing any dive with a stage. They'll never get rich or famous, but these journeymen deliver uncompromising music that'll leave you sweaty, satisfied and convinced they're the world's best band -- at least for tonight. Blind Willie's (Horowitz)

SALOME'S WISH, VIETNAM -- Ditching her Stimulatingly fun pop at the door, Sue Stimulant and her Wishful crew continue to raise a ghostly racket as their residency continues. Tonight, the early '80s Atlanta new-wave band Vietnam make a rare reunion appearance. Star Bar (Smith)

ANDALUZ: Duo Latino, Spanish Guitars

ANTHONY'S SPORTS BAR: Al Brock, Charlie Kinser

APACHE CAFE: Khiezda

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

BILLY'S: Heather Luttrell

BLIND WILLIE'S: The Nighthawks

BLUE RACCOON: Acoustic open-mic with Kodac Harrison

BRANDYHOUSE: Nitti, Sipe, Cunningham Trio

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CAJUN KITCHEN: Megaphone Man

CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER: Lauren Fincham

CHECKERED PARROT: Mike Russell

CHURCHILL GROUNDS: Totally Naked Jazz with Eric Vaughn, Kenny Banks, George Grier, Kebbi Williams

CJ'S LANDING: "Top-of-the-Tree III" with Cloud 10, Ghost Town, Scott Little Band

CLUB GENO'S: The Bretheren

COMEAUX'S: Sal Gentile & Rick Bell

COWBOYS: Darrin Robbins, Kickback

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Atlanta Blaze

DARK HORSE TAVERN: New Talent Night with 1945, Soundtrack Mind, Johnny Young

DARWIN'S: Open Blues Jam with Liz Melendez

DEUX PLEX: Neo-soul Wednesday with Funk Transcendental, The Chronicle

EARTHLINK LIVE: Cappadonna with the Rowdy Bunch, Minamina Goodsong, Dres Tha Beatnik

ECHO LOUNGE: Domino Kings

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Bonaventure Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Joe Oliver Strings, Karen Russ, Caren Armstrong

1848 CAFE-ALPHARETTA: Jazz with Yusef Sharif

FADO IRISH PUB: Emerald Rose

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Hussan going-away party with Little Red Rocket, Lona, Math, Japancakes, Krush Girls and more

FUZZY'S: Seminole Jackson

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Blind Prophet

KARMA: Cream

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

KAZOO'S: Band X

LUBY'S: Bikini Contest

MASQUERADE: Skrape with guest Something 5

MELTING POT: Abebi Stafford

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Metropolitan Wednesdays

MJQ CONCOURSE: Stand and Deliver with D Rez

9 LIVES SALOON: Bitch, Stepdaughter, Shift

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

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dudeck

PARK AVE: Club Loud

PEASANT UPTOWN: The Steven Charles Jazz Duo

PECKERHEAD BREWERY-DOUGLASVILLE: Open-mic with DeBone

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Lucky Boys, Confusion

POPPER'S: Bill Sheffield Acoustic Blues

RED LIGHT CAFE: Open-mic

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Cooper Tisdale

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Juice, Big Wreck

SOMBER REPTILE: Paine's Promise, Cobweb Strange, Midnight Caravan

SPONDIVITS: Don Law

SPORTSTIME: Karaoke

STAR BAR-L5P: Salome's Wish, Vietnam, Crybaby

TEN27: Latin Night with DJ Dreams

UGLY MUG PUB: Team Trivia

UNCLE VITO'S-DULUTH WAL-MART: Andy Margolis & the Sound Machine

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Bebel Gilberto

VININGS INN: Ian Schumacher

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

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Mike Veal

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