Sound Menu October 14 2000 Wed week out

WED/ OCTOBER 18
Noted acts

?MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?, KINGSIZED — Interstellar space geeks whose driving dance-rock ranges from classic ’60s twang to what might well be the chart-topping electronica of the Year 2525, the crazed Athens rockers Man or Astro-Man? put on one of the wildest, most entertaining live shows around. Opening act Kingsized are titans of swing-a-billy whose towering lead singer, Mike Geier, has one of the smoothest and strongest voices in the Southeast. In the shameless self-promotion department, it should be mentioned that this show will celebrate Creative Loafing’s annual Best Of Atlanta issue. Variety Playhouse (Nicoll)
SOULS OF MISCHIEF, X-ECUTIONERS — The granddaddies of West Coast indie-rap (having been at it since the early ’90s) team up with the high priests of East Coast turntablism for what should certainly be a fine exhibition of virtuoso hip-hop skills, both MC and DJ represented. Masquerade (Sarig)
ZEKE, NEW BOMB TURKS — Born in the maelstrom of then-grunge-happy Seattle in 1993, Zeke melds metal, punk, and nihilistic political lyrics, leaving audiences punch-drunk and asking to be hit one more time. In this show, they’ll get what they ask for. New Bomb Turks, an Ohio band at the forefront of punk’s ever-returning revival, follows with its own ferocious set. Echo Lounge (Allen)
ALSO PERFORMING
40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Jazz night: Tin Hat Trio, Megaphone Man
513 CLUB: The Goons, Anger, Random Conflict
BASIL’S CAFÉ: Showtyme Jazz Duo
BAYOU ROOM: Lachez-Les
BLIND WILLIE’S: Sandra Hall and the Shadows
BRANDYHOUSE: Fat Mama with the Tone Mutts
BRIDGES: piano with Bruce
CAFÉ TU TU TANGO: Live reggae with Poshtoner
COSMOPOLITAN: Mike Veal and Barry Thrasher Acoustic Duo
CULTURE CLUB: Apollo night
DARK HORSE TAVERN: Perfect Strange, Falling Up; Paul Sforza
DISCOVER MUSIC: Keller Williams
THE EARL: Get Hustle (on Kill Rock Stars)
ECHO LOUNGE: Zeke, Catfight!, New Bomb Turks
ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing
FAT MATT’S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics
FUZZY’S: Lou’s Blues Revue
MASQUERADE: X-Ecutioners, The Souls of Mischief; Sessions with J-Luv in Hell
NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: “Ghosts:” Paul Mercer’s electronically manipulated strings
NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Mudcat
PEASANT UPTOWN: Steven Charles Jazz Duo
POPPERS: Eric Austin open-mic night
SMITH’S OLDE BAR: Keller Williams, Dexter Grove
SOMBER REPTILE: Pigeon
STAR BAR-L5P: Moto-litas, the Now, Chopper Johnson
TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Hudson Bell, The Mudhens, A Few Loose Screws
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta Party with Man or Astro Man?, Kingsized and Mudcat
WHISKER’S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Eric Quincy Tate