Music » Sound Menu

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 26

comment
BUILT TO SPILL, MODEST MOUSE -- See listing for Tues., Sept. 25. Variety Playhouse (Jordan)

TRACY BYRD & MARK CHESNUTT -- These two countryfied Texans have managed to survive in a genre that has lost almost all connection to its roots. Byrd may be closer to the mainstream, but he's a good singer with decent material. Chesnutt is a honky-tonker in the George Jones mold and knows a good song when he finds it. Let's go to the Fair! North Georgia State Fair/Marietta (J. Kelly)

DOOBIE BROTHERS -- Call it classic rock or biker boogie, the Doobies have enough hook-heavy, air-guitar strumming, lighter-raising hits to keep their train runnin' as long as they want. By now they're a dependable, well-oiled machine churning through the motions as if they still care. But deep down they're just another oldies act with a new album nobody wants to hear. Dekalb Atlanta Center (Horowitz)

RAINER MARIA -- Named after a poet, emo trio Rainer Maria play music both melodic and muscular, with energetic and heartbreakingly enchanting female vocals. Echo Lounge (Ware)

PROCESS ATLANTA -- Ain't no half-steppin' to the hard steppin' of the Metalheadz' DJ Lee, who brings that UK drum 'n' bass flava. Locals Mayhem, Simlock, Maze, Brain and MC Race One also get technical on the 1's and 2's. Nitro/Pleasantdale Rd. (Ware)

SOUNDSTAIN -- This heavy new Atlanta rock band features Bonnie Wallington, formerly of Gracie and the Slipcovers. Imagine Ozzy Osbourne singing for Stuck Mojo, with a bit of Vernon Reid's voice and Mitch Mitchell's drum kick added into the mix. Masquerade (Nicoll)

YAYHOOS, STEAMROLLERS -- The Dan Baird-led headliners sound like what you'd expect from the ex-Georgia Satellite -- cranked up, dumbed down, Stonesy rockin' with boozy Southern swagger and C&W twang. Nothing we haven't heard before, but they'll rock you all night long and score points for playing it straight on ABBA's "Dancing Queen." The openers are grizzled local vets of the same no-frills roots scene, making this a particularly rowdy bill. Smith's Olde Bar (Horowitz)

THE BAYOU ROOM: Tak Attack

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

CAJUN KITCHEN: Occam's Razor

CALLANWOLDE: the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Pursuance with Lee Hogan & Dan Furman, Joe Grandsen Quartet

CHECKERED PARROT: John McClain

CJ'S LANDING: Pre-Tree Showcase with Blindspot, Low-Z

CLUB GENO'S: The Brethern

COWBOYS: Darrin Robbins, Kickback

DARK HORSE TAVERNThe Snap Dragons, The Velvet Donz, Allison Jarrell

DARWIN'S: Open Blues Jam hosted by Blues Barons

DEKALB ATLANTA CENTRE: Doobie Brothers

DOCK HOLLIDAY'S-BUFORD: Robby ROberson

ECHO LOUNGE: Rainer Maria, guests

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Bonaventure Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Caroline Aiken and Geoff Achison

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

FUZZY'S: Motorcity Josh

GEORGIA THEATRE-ATHENS: Tom Tom Club featuring Tina and Chris from the Talking Heads with Aqualove

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: New South Jazz

KARMA: Cream

KAYA: L.O.A. and DJ Rasta Root

LOCA LUNA: Rhythmic Fusion with Andre Rievers, Drew Dudley, Juan Bonini

MASQUERADE: Soundstain, Silence, Slip Agnt, Karma Lingo

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Metropolitan Wednesdays

9 LIVES SALOON: Bitch & Special Guests

NITRO: Process Atlanta with Mayhem, Simlock, Maze, Brain, more

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

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dudeck

NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR: Tracy Byrd & Mark Chestnutt

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Will Hoge

POPPERS: Karaoke

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Waveform with Doc Samuels, Larry Jackson, Tom Woodruff

RED LIGHT CAFE: Open Mic

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Mina

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Yayhoos and Steamrollers

SOMBER REPTILE: TenBall, Cancerstick

STAR BAR-L5P: Gargantua, guests

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Modest Mouse and Built to Spill

VIOLETTE RESTAURANT: Jus Jazz featuring Dave Wallis, Eddie Taylor, Dan Coy, Shack Lewis, Rita GrahamContributors to this week's Menu are Hal Horowitz, Matthew Hutchinson, Hamilton Jordan, James Kelly, Omar Khalid, Kevin Madigan, Gregory Nicoll, David Peisner, Justin Robertson, Hobart Rowland, Roni Sarig, Lee Smith and Tony Ware.

Add a comment