Sound Menu October 14 2000 Thur

Noted acts
EUGENE CHADBOURNE/PAUL LOVENS - Last month Dr. Chadbourne proved himself not only an improviser and a manipulator of sound, but a talented musician with a penchant for songs with a country/lounge flair. This time around, Chadbourne performs with British percussionist Paul Lovens. The two actually have a band with actual songs. Still, there’ll be plenty of improvisation and the combination of Chadbourne’s banjo and Lovens’ singing saw should be music to anyone’s ears. Earthshaking Music (Khalid)
CHARLIE DANIELS — Southern Rock stalwart and redneck country icon Charlie Daniels has been wowing listeners with his fiddle prowess from his sideman days with Bob Dylan up to his genre-defining smash “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Though he’s fallen off the country charts, Daniels remains interesting with forays into blues and gospel, and his latest record Road Dogs, a return to Southern Rock, is his strongest effort to date. Cumming County Fair (Thompson)
EKOOSTIC HOOKAH — Like Phish, this Columbus, Ohio-based quintet have their own festival, imaginatively named, err, Hookahville, which attracts thousands of fans. They also toss bluegrass, funk and jazz into the noodling stew, and they sure can play ... and play ... and play. The Relix crowd who regularly partake in this type of thing will find lots to love about these guys, and even if you don’t own a bootlegged Dead tape, you’ll appreciate how they ride a groove and dig as deep, and long, as they like. Brandy House (Horowitz)
EL VEZ — In the 65th year of our King, there are Elvis impersonators and there’s El Vez. The self-proclaimed “Mexican Elvis” puts a new twist on the songs that made Gladys Presley’s baby boy an icon, in the process bringing a whole new interpretation of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s music. El Vez’s records are full of hot sounds and winking political satire, but one must experience his live show to fully appreciate the El Vez phenomenon. An activist with a sense of humor, El Vez does the Boy from Tupelo proud. Cotton Club (Thompson)
ROSA KING — See article. Northside Tavern (Layden)
LORETTA LYNN — Touring behind her newest album, Still Country, the coal miner’s daughter celebrates 40 years in the business this year, during which time she’s sold more than 30 million records, had 50 Top 10 records and scored 26 number one hits. Georgia National Fair/1-800-987-3247 (Forrest)
MOONSHINE OVERAMERICA — This Thursday at the Chamber, witness for yourself why Moonshine Overamerica is “the longest running techno tour in America.” Featuring live performances by artists and deejays from the Moonshine Music label, this year’s lineup boasts a slew of internationally-known talent, including DJ Keoki and Cirrus. Also set to play the Atlanta date are prolific DJs and producers Micro and Dave Aude, as well as hometown boy, Lil’ Steve. The Chamber (Morin)
THE SATYRS, HUBCAP CITY, THE GENTLE READERS — The Satyrs’ (see article, p. 91) mixture of Velvet Underground drone, blues and Eastern influences are no myth to audiences in the Memphis area. Tonight, they bring their very un-Beale Street beat to the Earl where they should feel right at home with the unbridled weirdness of Bill Taft’s Hubcap City. The jazz and VU-tinged Gentle Readers are a wonderful addition this challenging and hip triple-bill. The Earl (Smith)
TRAGICALLY HIP, SUPERDRAG — See Tragically Hip review. For their third album, and first after leaving Elektra, Knoxville power-poppers Superdrag add some Stonesy punch to their Posies/Matthew Sweet-style rock. Louder and more aggressive but no less tuneful than in the past, the hooks just keep on comin’ on In the Valley of Dying Stars and the songs — recorded in their own studio without the pressure to deliver a hit — are their best ever. Hopefully the manic Hip fans will give them a listen, but its doubtful. Roxy (Horowitz)
UNCLE LIGHTNIN’, DALLAS WAYNE — A sizzling electric rock’n’blues band from just across the border in Chattanooga, Uncle Lightnin’ is that rare relative whose visits are always welcome! See Dallas Wayne review. Star Bar (Nicoll)
9 LIVES SALOON: Rockin Pontoons, Star Parlor, Lickity Split
40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Rosa King (Queen of funk and blues), Kristina Beaty Band
BAYOU ROOM: Andrew Black Band
BILLY’S: Michael Tolcher
BLIND WILLIE’S: Anson & the Rockets with Sam Meyers
BLUE RACCOON: Open mic hosted by Bill Sheffield
BRANDYHOUSE: Ekoostick Hookah, Deep Blue Sun
BRIDGES: Paula Harris and Doug Jervey
THE CHAMBER: Keoki, Club Fetish
CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFÉ: Jerry Fields and Vecinos del Mundo
CJ’S LANDING: Hank and Mike on the deck
COSMOPOLITAN: Mike Veal and Barry Thrasher Acoustic Duo
DARK HORSE TAVERN : The Ajax Heavies, Butter
DARWIN’S: Liz Melendez
DOTTIE’S: Sidewinder 714, Bad Blood, The Glory Finger
THE EARL: The Satyrs, the Gentle Readers
ECHO LOUNGE: Welt, 7 Seconds
EDDIE’S ATTIC: Uncle Mark Reynolds, Andy and Denise
EMORY UNIVERSITY: The Roots, Rah Digga, Slum Village, Bahamadia, Talib Kweli
FAT MATT’S RIB SHACK: Chickenshack
FRONT PAGE NEWS: Tommy Thompson
FUZZY’S: Donnie McCormick
HARVEST CAFÉ: Open-mic night
KAYA: Fiesta Latina: DJs spinning salsa
KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo
MARY’S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw
MASQUERADE: Old-wave retro dance party in Hell
POPPERS: Steve Hawkins
RAY’S ON THE RIVER: Mina and Jez
RIVIERA: Cd-release listening party for Sammy Hagar
ROXY: The Tragically Hip, Superdog
THE SHACK: Groove Street
SMITH’S OLDE BAR: Yardgames, Kevin Lawson, Up with the Jonses
STAR BAR-L5P: Dallas Wayne, Uncle Lightning
SWEET MELISSA’S: Open-mic night
WOODEN NICKEL: Furious George