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Sound Menu June 20 2001 Fri

ATHFEST — For details, see www.athfest.com. Also see Earshot, p. 83. downtown Athens (Sarig)

ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL — See www.atlantapride.org for details. Piedmont Park (Keel)

BLUE DOGS — The road dogs are back in town, bringing their sepia-toned, Wallflowers-esque sound with them for a two-night stand. It's well-worn, comfortable and occasionally somnambulistic music from Charleston, S.C. Smith's Olde Bar (Smith)

JEFFREY BUTTS — Modern Hero's indefatigable leader hits the road (that is, the roads around town) for a tour of local Starbucks. After a kick off at Ansley Mall earlier in the month, Butts arrives at the Peachtree Battle location for a jittery 6 p.m. acoustic set. Starbucks/Peachtree Battle (Sarig)

CATFIGHT!, PUDDIN — Catfight! are Atlanta's institution among all-female bands, formed sometime last century. Fun and sloppily rocking. Puddin, meanwhile, turn up the heat with the tasty '70s hard-rock vocal delivery of tattooed bassist Kim Breeden. Antarctica vs. the World and Gonzales also are on the bill. The Earl (Smith)

GEORGE BENSON, ASO — Inspired by Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian and Hank Garland, 58-year-old George Benson is a jazz guitar master. His fans may wish he'd keep his focus there. However, the Pittsburgh native always has envisioned himself an entertainer, not merely a jazz artist, so his R&B/pop crossovers ("Give me the Night," "Turn Your Love Around") make perfect sense, and he does it as well as anyone. Chastain Park Amphitheater (Powell)

COREY BLACK — Nomenclature welcomes Imperial Dub Recordings artist Corey Black back for another night of the deepest West Coast house. Supporting him are DJs Bethany and Michael Scott (of SoCo Audio). Nomenclature (Ware)

DOVES, OUR LADY PEACE, TENDER IDOLS — Britain's lost souls the Doves have had two lives; first as acid house group Sub Sub, now as makers of epic, haunted and stylishly reflective psychedelia that recalls the Smiths and the Verve. Canada's Our Lady Peace bring big, hooky radio-friendly hits that recall early '90s angst. Atlanta's own Brit-pop band, the Tender Idols, round out the bill with chiming guitars and soaring choruses. Centennial Olympic Park (Ware)

GREG HAWKS & THE TREMBLERS, TWO DOLLAR PISTOLS — It's a night of hardcore honky-tonkin' from Chapel Hill C&W crooner Hawkes and band, who are as comfortable covering Springsteen as the Everly Brothers. When Hawk really gets the fires stoked, it's the closest you'll get to hearing Buck Owens in a club. John Howie's Pistols are youngsters well schooled in the tradition of George Jones and Johnny Cash. Star Bar (Horowitz/Nicoll)

DANIELLE HOWLE, JENNIFER DANIELS — Mixing intensely serious songs with outrageously funny between-song banter, S.C. troubadour Danielle Howle is an unnaturally gifted entertainer. Jennifer Daniels — a guitar-strumming siren with a beautiful voice and catchy original tunes — opens and also plays a separate, all-ages solo show earlier in the evening. Eddie's Attic (Nicoll)

BRANDY IRVON — Midtown's Apache Café follows in the footsteps of its building's previous tenants, the Yin Yang Café, with performances like this one. Local soul singer/songwriter Brandy Irvon brings his light and tuneful, somewhat New Age-y music to the once (and future?) home of neo-soul. Apache Café (Sarig)

DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS — He's young, good looking and has sax appeal to spare, so snuggle in to the venue's comfy new seats and bring someone to hug. With similarly intentioned, talented buddies such as keyboardist Brian Culbertson and guitarist Norman Brown, both headliners in their own right, this'll be a night of sparkling jazz-lite played with finesse and soul. EarthLink Live (Horowitz)

LIQUIFIED — Liquid Groove's drum 'n' bass monthly continues with perpetual favorites Danny Tha Wildchild, Phantom 45, Duda & MC Raceone, Ninjakid, Ecotekh, B:Rok and Simlock, spinning everything from jump-up to downtempo in two rooms. 721 Spring St. (Ware)

NOVOCAINE — Metal tends to suck because it so often lacks dynamics, though there are apparently many folks out there content to listen to distorted guitar sludge. Local heavy-rock quartet Novocaine, however, is refreshing in that each grind and churn has a crisp rhythmic propulsion to it. 9 Lives Saloon (Sarig)

OHGR — Former Skinny Puppy members Nivek Ogre and cEvin Key, along with Tim Skold of KMFDM, return with a new experiment in nihilistic industrial rock that sounds an awful lot like the old stuff. The band's first album, Welt, mixes misanthropic tendencies and '80s drum machine basslines in an appropriately chaotic chorus of circuitry. Masquerade (Butler)

OUT OF HAND THEATER BENEFIT — A new nine-person theater holds this benefit to raise money for its inaugural season. Performers are local roots-country band No River City, classic rockers Karma Lingo, trio the Zealots, R&B-based rockers Loose Cannons and alt-rockers Crybaby. Red Light Café (Keel)

MARK SELBY — A stinging electric guitarist and accomplished blues-country rock tunesmith (Dixie Chicks, Wynonna), Selby unplugs for a two-night stand. Removed from the bluster of his rocking debut, the bluesman's tough singing and songwriting will be the focus, though he plays a mean acoustic slide guitar, too. Swallow at the Hollow (Horowitz)

SWEARING AT MOTORISTS — From Dayton, Ohio, the Guided By Voices' hometown of lo-fi, bleak duo Swearing at Motorists play short, stark songs with homey bedroom and basement charm. Eyedrum (Ware)ANDALUZ: Duo Latino

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: Cindy Lou Harrington

APACHE CAFE: Brandy Irvon

ATLANTA FEST-SIX FLAGS: Ben Glover, Smalltown Poets, Supertones, Third Day, Spark

THE AQUARIUM: Lotsa Poppa & Atlanta Heat

ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL-PIEDMONT PARK: Alastor, Morticia D'Ville & the Gospel Echoe, the Stimulants, Spectacular PRIDE Revue

BAYOU ROOM: 911

B-52'S: Keyser Sosa, Pieces Bled, Melancholy Child

BILLY'S: Yeah Baby Yeah

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows

BLUE RACCOON: The Blues All-Stars

BRANDYHOUSE: Col. Bruce Hampton

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CAJUN KITCHEN: Keren Leppo & Lucky Kitty

CENTENNIAL PARK: Our Lady Peace, Doves, Tendor Idols

THE CHAMBER: Alabaster - progressive hits

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATRE: George Benson with the ASO

CHECKERED PARROT: Lou Vandoro

CHIP'S-WINDER: Mudcat

CHURCHILL GROUNDS: Dennis Springer

CJ'S LANDING: Five Way Friday, Crown Electric

C.K.'S GRILLED PIZZA: CK's Jazz Combo

COMEAUX'S: Mothers 'n' Sinners

CLUB RARITY: DJ Das Wright

CLUB VENUS: DJ Gary B.

COWBOYS: Jamie O'Neal

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Obie Jesse Trio

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Mason Dixon, Suburban Love Junkies, Jet

DARWIN'S: X Miss Americas

THE DERBY-JOHN'S CREEK: Uncle Dirty

DIXIE TAVERN-BUCKHEAD: Mojo Creole

DIXIE TAVERN-MARIETTA: The Strange

DOC'S: nothing simple

THE EARL: Catfight!, Puddin', Antartica vs. the World, Gonzales

EARTHLINK LIVE: Dave Koz, Norman Brown & Brian Culbertson

ECHO LOUNGE: pH Balance, Kitchens of Soul, Psyche Origami

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing Band Jazz Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Danielle Howle, Jennifer Daniels

1848 CAFE: Jazz trio, upstairs; live music, downstairs

EYEDRUM: Swearing at Motorists

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Blues Barons

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Cafeteria, Red Letter Blonde, Urban Henry, Southern Bitch

FUNNY FARM: John Wesley Austin, Jeremy Pierce

FUZZY'S: Cold Chills

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Lindsay Raker

HEMINGWAY'S: Greg Bridgewater

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Mud-Sharks

KAYA: Northern Exposure with V-103's Frank Ski, DJ Kemit, Buddy and J-Nice playing house and hip-hop plus soul/funk

KAZOO'S: Band X

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Roadwork

LIQUIFIED: Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, Duda & MC Raceone, Ninjakid, Ecotekh, B:Rok, Simlock

LUBY'S: Worm Belly, special guests

MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw

MASQUERADE: OHGR featuring the remains of Skinny Puppy

MCCOLGAN'S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE: Mickle-a-Do

METROPOLITAN PIZZA BAR: Loud American Tourists

MJQ CONCOURSE: The last Realm 4

MURPHY'S LAW: Southbound

9 LIVES SALOON: Novocaine, 12 oz Curl, Self-Motivational Speaker, Cyberia Industrial

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Corey Black, DJs Bethany and Michael Scott

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Chick Willis

THE OFFICE: Alien

PECKERHEAD BREWERY: Motor City Josh

PIPER'S PUB: Live music

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Legend

POPPER'S: Bear Facts

QUEEN OF SHEEBA: Live jazz

RED LIGHT CAFE: Out of Hand Theatre Co. benefit with No River City, Karma Lingo, the Zealots, Loose Cannons, Crybaby

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Chris Chandler

SCROOGE'S: Crossover

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Blue Dogs, Freeloader

SOMBER REPTILE: Meat Rocket, Shockplate, Slip Agent

SPORTSTIME: Chili-n-Cornbread

STAR BAR-L5P: Two Dollar Pistols, Greg Hawks & the Tremblers

STARBUCKS-PEACHTREE BATTLE: Jeffrey Butts

SWALLOW IN THE HOLLOW: Mark Selby

SWEET DEVIL MOON: Mauricio Amaya

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Totally Savage

TEN27: DJ Drama and J-Sun

THREE DOLLAR CAFE-SANDY SPRINGS: Ian Schumacher

UNDERGROUND ATLANTA: Gwen Hughes & the Retro Jazz Kats

THE VAULT: Retro Wave with DJ Caz10

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: 285

WILD WING CAFE: Homemade Jam

WOODEN NICKEL: Wicked Chemistry

YA YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: Kush & friends