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Sound Menu July 04 2001 Fri

ANDUZE, 11 RED APPLES — The Apples may not be strawberries, but they can still jam. They take a pop spin on funk-rock, blending the sound of their sax and keyboard-based harmonies with reggae and alternative influences. Anduze, whose debut One Week's Emotion was a hot hit last year, shares the bill with his heartfelt R&B. Brian McKnight and Boyz II Men come to mind when describing his vocal virtuosity. PlanetJam Cotton Club (Bethea)

BILLY PILGRIM — See Earshot, p. 75. Eddie's Attic (Smith)

CHIEFTAINS — If you're thinking, "Weren't they just here for St. Patrick's Day?" it could be because, well, they were just here in March. They put Irish traditional music (virtuoso instrumental variety) on the map worldwide 25 years ago, and their latest CD, Water From the Well (RCA Victor/BMG) continues the tradition with renewed energy. Chastain Amphitheatre (Falstaff)

MARK EITZEL — On his best nights, former American Music Club sad-sack Mark Eitzel can reach into the depths of your alcohol-soaked soul and poke at nerves you thought you'd hidden better. His latest album, The Invisible Man, casts his lovelorn laments in a slightly more atmospheric (and electronically enhanced) light, made possible by his acquisition of ProTools software for his PC and made necessary by a frighteningly low recording budget. The effect is still pretty much the same. Variety Playhouse (Peisner)

FAMILY TREE TOUR — After serving as the opening act on A Tribe Called Quest's farewell tour, Detroit's Slum Village is now riding high, headlining over former Tribe member Phife and long-time Tribe sideman Jarobi. Also, note that Slum Village's Jay Dee is a member of The Ummah, the hip-hop production crew that has concocted hits for everyone from Tribe to D'Angelo to Björk. Along for the ride is West Coast hip-hop vocalist Mystic (see Record Reviews, p. 76), DJ Rasta Root, Dwele and Phat Kat. EarthLink Live (Whitaker)

FOR STARS — See Record Reviews, p. 76. Echo Lounge (Ware)

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE — See Record Reviews, p. 76. Centennial Park (Horowitz)

KALEIDOSCOPE SHOWCASE — Minamina Goodsong headline this party for their extended crew (see article, p. 71). Also on the bill is My Cousin Troy, Justin Hale and pH Balance. International Artist's Guild (Hutchinson)

PA'S & DJ'S — The Marietta Street venue is ground zero for a gritty night of tech-step drum 'n' bass, battle routines and dark electro breaks. T. Mouse goes up against Structure cutting funk tracks, Animal Filter performs a live set, Mike B. and Mike E. trade off scratch techniques and Spindex performs industrial/EBM original productions, plus more. Somber Reptile (Ware)

SHAMGOD — Local indie-rock quartet Shamgod features a Fulbright scholar, a chef and a former monk, all of whom somehow seem to inform the band's somewhat awkward, though smart and endearingly gawky take on melodic alt-rock. Lead singer Mary Byrne's voice and words are particularly noteworthy. Lenny's (Sarig)

TOM COLLINS, PLASTIC PLAN, DRILL TEAM — Performing on the first of a two-night anniversary celebration, headliners the Tom Collins are a swirling phantasmagoria of Led Zep power crunch and snarling post-punk vocals. Their earsplitting attack is well matched by both opening acts, the equally unhinged Plastic Plan (rumored to be playing one of their last shows) and the DeWalt-on-overdrive sound of Drill Team. The Earl (Nicoll)

BOUBACAR TRAORE (Boo-bah-kar Trah-or-ay) — African blues singer and guitarist from Mali returns to Atlanta with songs of hope and despair, which he's been exploring for more than 30 years while utilizing the gentle cadences of the Bambara and Wassoulou traditions. Red Light Café (Falstaff)

ELAINE TOWNSEND — With a voice reminiscent of Carly Simon, Townsend's live acoustic album, Redemption, showcases her amazing alto voice and fond love of the downhome Delta blues, complete with a banjo backup. While her raw sound is especially unusual in a music society with little support for original singer/songwriters, Townsend clearly has established herself as a performer with staying power. Enochs Coffee House/426 Deering Road (Mossman)



AHOP: Mobonix, Sister Whirlwind, Womackk, Prophetix, Jah Warriors, Suns of Light

ANDALUZ: Duo Latino

ATLANTA BREWING COMPANY: Blueground Undergrass

BARNES & NOBLE-NORTHPOINT: KnightSong

B-52's: Falling Up, Meloncholy's Child, The Grove

BILLY'S: Dirt

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson and The Shadows

BLUE RACCOON: Al Jano and The Blue's Mafia

BRANDYHOUSE: LOA, Uncommon Illusion

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CENTENNIAL PARK: Tonic, G Love & Special Sauce, Lotustarr

THE CHAMBER: Alabaster - progressive hits

CHIP'S-WINDER: Shirley King

CJ'S LANDING: Sexxxy Cirkus, 9 From 10

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

COMEAUX'S: Blue in the House

CLUB RARITY: DJ Das Wright

CLUB VENUS: DJ Gary B.

COWBOYS: Terri Clark

DARK HORSE TAVERN: The Accusations, 4 Souls, Burden Fly

DARWIN'S: Blind Slim

DOC'S: nothing simple

THE EARL: 2nd anniversary party with Tom Collins, Plastic Plan, Drill Team

EARTHLINK LIVE: Family Tree Tour with Slum Village, Phife & Jarobi, DJ Rastaroot, Fat Cat, Mystique, Schools of Thought

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing Band Jazz Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Billy Pilgrim's CD release party

1848 CAFE: Jazz trio, live music

ENOCHS: Elaine Townsend

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Ralph Ellis and The Thunderbolts

FOX THEATER: Mystikal

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Kevin Lewis, Jerry Sumrell, Brent Jones

FUNNY FARM: Ed Mitchell, Jim Evans

FUZZY'S: Electromatics

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Chilemni & Elliot

HARVEST CAFE: Comedy night with Lynn Rickert

HEMINGWAY'S: Ally Katz

IAG WAREHOUSE: Kaleidoscope Party

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: The Breeze Kings

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

KILLER CREEK: Showtyme Jazz Duo

LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE Bullee

Lenny'S: ShamgodLUBY'S: Halflin

MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw

MASQUERADE: OzzFest preparty with Nothingface, Vision of Disorder, Dog Fashion Disco

MCCOLGAN'S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE: Buddy O'Reilly Band

MONTANA'S: The Bretheren

MURPHY'S LAW: Blue Collar All-Stars

9 LIVES SALOON: Cyberia Industrial, Dixie Witch, Suplex, Leechmilk

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Aerial

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Lachez Les

PIPER'S PUB: Livin Large

PLANETJAM COTTON CLUB: Southern Friends Band, 11 Red Apples, Anduze

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Mudsharks

POPPER'S: Blues Barons

QUEEN OF SHEEBA: Live jazz

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Tony Winston Jazz Trio

RED LIGHT CAFE: Boubacar Traore

SCROOGE'S: Crossover

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Cool for August, Another Man Down, Sparkledrive

SPIKE'S BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA: Traci Wynn Trio

SPORTSTIME: Live music with Three Man Band

STAR BAR-L5P: Kenny Howes and The Yeah!, The Thompson Brothers

SWEET DEVIL MOON: Mauricio Amaya

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Very Nice, The Athens Uninsured Circus of the Bars, Megaphone Man, Miss Pussycat and Mr. Quintron

TEN27: DJ Drama and J-Sun

THREE DOLLAR CAFE: Ian Schumacher

THE VAULT: Retro Wave with DJ Caz10

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Storm Warning

WILD WING CAFE: Flux Capacitor

YA-YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: League of Decency