Sound Menu October 14 2000 Fri

FRI/ OCTOBER 13
Noted acts
ADAM LELAND AND ROLLIN’ MACHINE — Local roots rocker Leland offers up an all-electric set tonight, backed by his mighty Machine. These ’60s kinda guys must gobble fistfuls of bop pills for breakfast and whisper their prayers at night while kneeling before the fiery altar of Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Sweet Melissa’s/Decatur (Nicoll)
BLACKTOP ROCKETS — A seemingly unstoppable force on the local scene, the Blacktops have proudly kept the American roots rockabilly flag held high amid a musical battlefield where many trendy, lesser groups have come and gone with alarming frequency. Echo Lounge (Nicoll)
THE BREEZE KINGS — See Earshot. Blue Sky Tavern/McDonough (Powell)
DASH RIP ROCK, GRETA LEE BAND, THE FEATURES — Still kickin’ after all these years, the cowpunkin’ sounds of DRR should be well-complemented by the sweet country spunkiness of Greta Lee. The Features, a pop band from Nashville, open the show. As close as it gets to the good ol’ freewheelin’ days of 688. Smith’s Olde Bar (Smith)
DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER ENSEMBLE — Gold Sparkle Drummer Andrew Barker displays his hard edge roots, mixing rock, free jazz, and tribal rhythms in this new group. The “power trio” also features Gold Sparkle Band alumni Jeremy Wilms on guitar and Andrew Burnes on bass. Earthshaking Music (Khalid)
FORTY-FIVES, SCOTT CARPENTER AND THE REAL MCCOYS — A high-energy twang-and-jangle fest is in store when Atlanta’s garage-rawkin’ Forty-Fives pair up this evening with Telecaster-blaster Scott Carpenter, the Denim Dynamo. Carpenter’s sound is more rootsy and it smacks of Americana, but the relentless Chuck Berry-on-amphetamines push of numbers such as his rollickin’ “Baby Says” muster more kick than all the fuzztone in Philly. Star Bar (Nicoll)
FUEL — This alternative pop-rock band from small-town Pennsylvania sports just the type of rush the programming honchos at 99X drool over. They’re currently touring behind their second CD, Fossil Fuel, and have already inspired the slightly overenthusiastic creator of one of their fan sites to deem them “the greatest band ever.” Masquerade (Allen)
HEINOUS BIENFANG, SONIC COLONIC, SQUARES — Weirdo performance art splatter-rockers Heinous Bienfang stage another one of their legendary Friday the 13th extravaganzas tonight, with a little help from their fiends, er, friends. Sonic Colonic will serve up some deadly musical tonic, and the all-instrumental explorations of the Squares will challenge the ears of anyone who dares. Dottie’s (Nicoll)
IN THE SPIRIT — In The Spirit are a veritable all-star aggregate of local jazz talent. Comprised of pianist Kenny Banks, bassist Rodney Jordan, drummer Eric Vaughn, saxophonist Kebbi Williams, and vocalist Lizz Wright, this veteran ensemble was a highlight at this year’s jazz fest at Piedmont Park. First Existentialist Congregation (Jones)
LITTLE FEAT — OK, so this is not the same Little Feat that the late Lowell George guided to critical and commercial acclaim in the ’70s. (Who among us is unchanged since the ’70s, anyway?). But Little Feat is still a fat-sounding live band. The current edition features five vintage-’70s members, including guitarist Paul Barrere and keyboardist Bill Payne. The band’s most recent release, Chinese Work Songs, reveals that these Feats still have a little bounce in their step. Variety Playhouse (Powell)
OKAYPLAYER TOUR — There’s nothing simply “okay” about these outstanding hip-hop artists. The Roots (see article, p. 83), Dead Prez and Talib Kweli lead the bill of organic, conscious, urban rhymers, and Bahamadia’s latest EP, B.B. Queen has been drawing critical acclaim in droves. Current it-girl Jill Scott bailed from the tour after suffering something called Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss though she is said to be recovering at home. Also appearing: Slum Village, Jaguar and the Jazzyfatnastees. The Tabernacle (Whitaker)
ALSO PERFORMING
9 LIVES SALOON: Benefit for Scott Lambert of the Fabulous Lounge Punks featuring the Almighty with Bitch, Pretty Vacant, Vessels of Sin, Moonshine Killers, Flat Stanley
40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Groove Collective, Earth Collective
513 CLUB: Bloody Sods, Terminus City, Flat Stanly
AFTER DARK CABARET: Ricky Fargo
BAYOU ROOM: Mama Said
BILLY’S: Michael Watson
BLIND WILLIE’S: Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows
BLUE LAGOON LOUNGE: The Blue Velvets, The Moonshiners
BLUE RACCOON: Bill Sheffield and the Ringtail Rounders
BRANDYHOUSE: Homemade Jam, The Jibe
BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four
CAJUN KITCHEN: Entropy
THE CHAMBER: Alabastor
CHECKERED PARROT: Citizen Cain
CHIP’S-WINDER: Lonnie Shields
CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFÉ: The Hot House 5 featuring Russell Gunn
CJ’S LANDING: King Konga, Acres; Ian Schumaker and Mike Tolcher on the deck
CLASSIC’S: Stacey James Band
COPELAND’S: Pharis Scott
COSMOPOLITAN: Bruce Crighton, DJ Ted Fortenberry
PLANET JAM COTTON CLUB: North Mississippi All Stars, Peter Brutnell, Sound of Urchin
DARK HORSE TAVERN : Appleseed, Sing Sing Prison, Favorite
DARWIN’S: Little Pink Anderson
THE DERBY-NESBIT FERRY: Lotsa Poppa and Atlanta Heat
DOC’S FOOD AND SPIRITS: The Blast
DOTTIE’S: Heinous Beinfang, Sonic Colonic, The Squares
THE EARL: Hurricane Lamps, Bob, Sau
EDDIE’S ATTIC: Pierce Pettis, Billy Cerveny
FAT MATT’S RIB SHACK: Kaizer Blades
FIREHOUSE BAR AND GRILL-WOODSTOCK: Heater
FRONT PAGE NEWS: Lachez Les
FUZZY’S: The Groove Machine
GEORGIA THEATRE-ATHENS: Rebirth Brass Band
HUEY’S: Live Music
IF COFFEE HOUSE: Les Lyden, Full Moon Afternoon
JACKAL’S: Living Large
JAKE’S ROADHOUSE: Little Joey’s Jump and Jive
JAVA HOUSE: Josh Perkins
KAYA: Northern Exposure’s Island Party with DJs Kemit, Bubby and J-NIce
KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo
LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Tyler Wails
MARY’S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw
MASQUERADE: Fuel with Finger 11, Electrasy; The Playhouse in Hell
McCOLGAN’S: Duncan McLaughlan
MURPHY’S LAW: Blue Collar All Stars
MY SISTER’S ROOM: Alastor
NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Rosa King and the Looters (Queen of Funk Blues in Amsterdam)
OPERA HOUSE: Vanilla Ice
THE PLACE: Dead Dog Blues
POOR RICHARDS’ PUB: Maxwell Lumas Trio
POPPERS: Barry Richman
RAY’S ON THE RIVER: Mina
RED LIGHT CAFÉ: Ghost Town
RIVIERA: Paul Sforza
SCROOGE’S: Soul Shine
THE SHACK: Groove Street
SMITH’S OLDE BAR: Dash Rip Rock, The Greta Lee Band, The Features
SOMBER REPTILE: Lickity Split, Boom, Bust & Echo, Blind Spot, Tastebud
SPIVEY HALL: Nicolas Kynaston
STAR BAR-L5P: 45’s, Greenhorns, Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys
THE SWALLOW AT THE HOLLOW: Jim Photoglo, Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr
SWEET MELISSA’S: Rollin’ Machine
THE TABERNACLE: The Roots with Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Slum Village, Jaguar, Bahamadia, Dice Raw, Jazzyfatnasters
TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: DRC and Company
UGLY MUG PUB: Mike Veal and the DeVilles
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Little Feat
WHISKER’S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: The New Educators
WHISKER’S-LAWRENCEVILLE: Uncle Don’s Bullet-Proof Band
WILD WING CAFÉ: Chronic
WOODEN NICKEL: Three Man Shack