Sound Menu October 21 2000 Sun

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
Noted Acts
MIA JOHNSON AND HOAGY — The Philadelphia-based duo make the kind of sophisticated adult pop that works just as well stripped down to guitar and percussion (plus occasional banjo) as it would souped up with studio tricks. Which means, the songs stick with you even if they don’t grab you around the neck the first time out. It also means they should come across just fine in the intimate confines of tonight’s venue. Eddie’s Attic (Sarig)
JURASSIC FIVE, DILATED PEOPLES, BEAT JUNKIES — See Jurassic Five article, p. 220. Since meeting at an L.A. graffiti yard in ‘97, Dilated Peoples have been producing some of the most stirring, thought-provoking hip-hop you’ll probably never hear on the radio. They’re joined on this Southern swing by DJ crew the Beat Junkies. Repping the Junkies on this stop will be J-Rocc, Babu, Rhettmatic and Shortkut. Variety Playhouse (Whitaker)
BUDDY MILES — There aren’t many musicians around who can claim to have played with Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, David Bowie, Phish and the California Raisins, so for diversity’s sake alone, drummer/vocalist Buddy Miles scores points. He’s obviously been there, done that and probably has the bank account to prove it. Unfortunately, none of it has been done recently, so expect plenty of Hendrix covers, a few obscurities from his own catalog, an extended version of “Them Changes” and nobody under 40 in the audience. It’s an early 8 p.m. start so they can all get to work on time tomorrow. Cotton Club (Horowitz)
CHRIS SMITHER — Armed with thin-soled Italian shoes and a piece of plywood for foot-tapping rhythm, Smither is both singer-songwriter and blues musician, scribe of “Love You Like a Man” (which Bonnie Raitt gender-bent into a hit years ago). Smither’s songs run the emotional gamut; he’s not afraid to cry (musically speaking). His fingerpicking acoustic guitar work often recalls the stark, desperate recordings of Mississippi Delta icons Skip James and Robert Johnson. Smither is touring in support of his new release, Live as I’ll Ever Be, a great companion piece to his landmark 1991 live recording, Another Way to Find You. Blind Willie’s (Powell)
Also performing
9 LIVES SALOON: Scareoke with E-Roc
BILLY’S: Karaoke
BLIND WILLIE’S: Chris Smither
BRANDYHOUSE: The David Nelson Band
CAJUN KITCHEN: Karma Lingo
COPELAND’S: Pharis Scott
PLANET JAM COTTON CLUB: Buddy Miles, Spoonful James
THE EARL: Sunday Dunch with Mark Kareal Jazz Trio
EDDIE’S ATTIC: Jud Duncan, Mia Johnson and Hoagy
FAT MATT’S RIB SHACK: Blues Cat
FRONT PAGE NEWS: Chris Chandler Connection
FUZZY’S: Soulidify
GEORGIA THEATRE-ATHENS: Kudzu Film Festival
MASQUERADE: Sunday Swing in Hell
NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Stephen Talkovich and Friends
POPPERS: Karaoke by Sarah
RAY’S ON THE RIVER: Tony Winston Jazz Trio
RED LIGHT CAFÉ: Masaca
THE SHARK BAR: Live jazz
SMITH’S OLDE BAR: Ethan and the Ewox
SWEET MELISSA’S-DECATUR: Heidi Pollyea / local vocal performer showcase
SYLVIA’S: Showtyme Jazz Duo
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Word of Mouth Tour with Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies and more
VILLAGE TAVERN: Showtyme Jazz Duo
WHISKER’S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Ricky Fargo
WOODEN NICKEL: Brad Large