Sound Menu January 13 2001 Thur

A KING CELEBRATION 2001 — A concert to celebrate the 15th year of the King holiday, it features the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing with vocalist Carmella Jones and clarinetist Don Byron (see article, p. 61), as well as the Spelman College and Morehouse College glee clubs. For tickets and information, call 404-733-5000. Martin Luther King, Jr., International Chapel/Morehouse College (Sarig)
THE BREEZE KINGS — It’s “All Wolf All Night,” as the Breeze Kings pay tribute to Chicago blues pioneer Howlin’ Wolf, who died 25 years ago, Jan. 10. Wolf was a master of the dark side of the blues, writing and/or recording such classics as “Smokestack Lightning,” “Killing Floor” (known to Led Zep fans as “The Lemon Song”) and “Little Red Rooster.” The club will be decorated with Wolf photos and the band — with plenty of special guests — will devote the night to Wolf’s music. Northside Tavern (Powell)
COUNTDOWN QUARTET — Equipped with trumpet, sax and trombone in addition to the usual rock/funk hardware, this six-man “quartet” has all the makings of being the ultimate party band. Combining pop, jazz and lounge music influences, they sound like a younger, hipper version of War merged with Southside Johnny’s Ashbury Jukes, or a more rootsy Grand Torino. See review. The Platinum Heavyweights open. Star Bar (Nicoll)
STIMULANTS — Radically different from the incarnation of this band which recorded their debut CD, the new Stimmies have lately benefited from the pinpoint precision drumming of Mike Hammer (ex-Lost Continentals). Their unrestrained punk/pop attack still has that familiar fury, but its focus is sharper and, well, more manly now. See Earshot. Echo Lounge (Nicoll)
TENDER IDOLS, ELLIOT JAMES AND THE SNAKES, HUNG JURY — The Brit-poppin’ combo might as well bring sleepin’ bags and camp out here, as their residency on the curtained Smith’s stage continues anew. Tonight, their houseguests include the chad-danglin’ rafter-rockers Hung Jury and Elliot James and the Snakes, a new side project from former Pleasantdales guitarist (and fourth member of the Marvelous 3) James “J.J.” Jones. Smith’s Olde Bar (Smith)
TONE MUTTS — Started by three local physicians as a release from the rigors of their professional lives, the Tone Mutts create simple folk-inclined rock with an ear toward improvisation. While the Mutts’ vocal tone is sometimes poorly bred, they succeed in letting the dog out on honest, fun music. Brandyhouse (Hutchinson)
ATRIUM: Spotlight - hip-hop showdown
BAYOU ROOM: Andrew Black & the Believers
BILLY’S: Brian Jones
BLIND WILLIE’S: Big Bill Morganfield
BLUE RACCOON: Open Jam hosted by Bill Sheffield
BRANDYHOUSE: Tone Mutts, 6 Degrees
BRIDGES: Vocalist Paula Harris with Doug Jervey on keys
CAFÉ 290: Mike Kelly Trio
THE CHAMBER: Club Fetish
DARK HORSE TAVERN : Blacklight Posterboys, Popaganda, Perfect Strange
DARWIN’S: Blues Barons
ECHO LOUNGE: The Stimulants, Hot August Knights
EDDIE’S ATTIC: Harry Lester, Matthew Perryman Jones
EYEDRUM: ABC, Sam Hilmer
40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Kevn Kinney, Kitty Snyder
FUZZY’S: Lou’s Blues
KAYA: Rock featuring DJs T-Rock and Brutha P. Live Band — Boetz
KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. INTERNATIONAL CHAPEL-MOREHOUSE COLLEGE: Denyce Graves, Don Byron, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Spelman College Glee Club and Morehouse College Glee Club
MARY’S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw
MASQUERADE: The Main St. Saints, the Belltones, Terminus City, Tanka Ray, Plus Three Kelvin
9 LIVES SALOON: Baby Maker, the Void, the Accusations
NORTHSIDE TAVERN: The Breeze Kings & friends - Howlin’ Wolf tribute night
THE PAVILION: Far From Einstyne, D.J. Neil
RED LIGHT CAFÉ: Pony Express
ROXY: Vagina Monologues
SMITH’S OLDE BAR: The Tender Idols, Elliott James & the Snakes, Hung Jury
STAR BAR-L5P: Countdown Quartet (CD release party), Platinum Heavyweights
SWISSOTEL: Graham Jackson, Jr.
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Bob Baldwin and friends with Marion Meadows and Tom Browne
WOODEN NICKEL: 96Rock with Angry Monkey Project and wet T-shirt contest