Sound Menu October 28 2000 Wed

Noted acts
EDDIE ELLIOTT BAND — Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Elliott has been compared to Dave Matthews, but with more acoustic elements and less weird vocal acrobatics. Eddie's Attic (Smith)
INFINITE POSSIBILITIES — Vonico Johnson of Nico Don Projects and SP of Universal God Productions promise an event that will allow for everything from live jazz to poets, singers and rappers at an "open mic" night. Call 678-595-2064 for more information. The Royal Peacock/186 Auburn Ave. (Ware)
J. MASCIS AND THE FOG, RED LEVEL ELEVEN — Dinosaur Jr. frontman Mascis will be joined by bass growler and living legend Mike Watt on bass tonight. Expect more than a few foggy notions from this ungodly union. The show comes one day after More Light, Mascis' "comeback" record, is released on Ultimatum Records (see review, p. 113). (Mascis and the boys will also perform a set and sign stuff at Criminal Records at 6 p.m.) Opening act Red Level Eleven is a local band on the rise, with a new CD on the way full of cool Pixies/Sonic Youth-type songs that grind, sway and jag while generating false memories in listeners of what it must've been like to have been cool in 1988. Planet Jam Cotton Club (Smith/Sarig)
MOTO-LITAS, TELEPATHICS, SOUND DEVICE — One of the very few Atlanta bands who may be more smile-inducing than the Motos themselves are the Telepathics, a hilarious garage-rawk trio featuring members of Ultrababyfat and the Titanics. The only sound device you'll need to experience the opening act Sound Device is some good hearing protection. They rrrock. Star Bar (Nicoll)
SIX DEGREES — These dudes like Paul Simon, Santana and 311. A lot. So if you like those bands, or hell, even Phish or any Latin-influenced percussion-happy jam band, as well, you're going to have a blast. Rub a dub dub. Brandy House (Ware)
STEW — Touring with his bandmated in the Negro Problem — multi-instrumentalist Heidi Rodewald (who also produced Stew's solo album) — this promises to be a striking night of unusual art-pop-folk. Stew's songs are like Burt Bacharach playing cards with Randy Newman and Tom Waits in Rufus Wainwright's bedroom. Stew's multi-dimensional voice, transforming from a flying falsetto to a low-down soulful croon, drives offbeat lyrics, minor-key melodies and cleanly layered production. Far less aggressive than his work in TNP, partially due to the lack of percussion, Stew's eclectic (some say weird) debut disc — an artsy song cycle of sorts — is one of those rare albums filled with beautiful yet uneasy tunes that crawl under your skin and stay there. This show may do the same. Smith's Olde Bar (Horowitz)
VELURE — I could see this band wearing crushed velvet or velour, going for a sound of Southern-fried soul. Otis Redding at the Further Festival maybe. Gran Torino and Train fans take note. Expect some entertaining "classic rock" covers. Film and Black Pearl also perform. Dark Horse Tavern (Ware)
Also performing
9 LIVES: Brainwash, Spread
40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Band to Band, The Quietmen, Red Letter Blonde, Boulevard
BASIL'S CAFÉ: Showtyme Jazz Duo
BAYOU ROOM: Lachez-Les
BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows
BRANDYHOUSE: 6 Degrees, Soy Base
BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce
CAFÉ TU TU TANGO: Live reggae with Poshtoner
CAJUN KITCHEN: Open-mic night hosted by Rich Wells
THE CHAMBER: Lovebreak with DJ Biff
CJ'S LANDING: 9 From 10, Francisco Vidal Band, Janah
PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: J Mascis and The Fog with Mike Watt, Red Level Eleven, 6 Gig
CRIMINAL RECORDS: Pre-show CD-release with J. Mascis and The Fog
CULTURE CLUB: Apollo Night
DARK HORSE TAVERN: Whild Peach, Black Pearl, Velour
DARWIN'S: Open blues jam hosted by Donna Hopkins and Liz Melendez
EDDIE'S ATTIC: Eddie Elliott Band, Mike Kinnebrew
FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics
FUZZY'S: Mike Veal
MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw
MASQUERADE: Sessions with J-Luv in Hell
MJQ CONCOURSE: Antique Erotica
NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: "Ghosts:" Paul Mercer's electronically manipulated strings
NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dedeck
THE ROYAL PEACOCK: Infinite Possibilities: The debut of a weekly live jazz event that will allow singers, poets and rappers with limited resources to perform
SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFÉ: Coopertisdale Trio
SOMBER REPTILE: Tilde, New Town Hollar, Flip Switch
STAR BAR-L5P: Moto-litas, Telepathics, Sound Device
TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Catalytic, Diamond Star Halo