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Sound Menu July 11 2001 Fri

BURNING AIRLINES, PINES OF NOWHERE — With so many uncertainties in this life, take solace in the Burning Airlines show: Rock will happen. J Robbins, who seems to produce every third indie album, captains his post-Jawbox incarnation in support of the recently released Identikit. Pines of Nowhere serve up a side of rock attitude on the undercard. The Earl (Griffis)

COWBOY MOUTH, GRAND THEFT AUDIO, LEFT FRONT TIRE — For this week's On The Bricks fiesta, an unusual triple bill that won't likely appeal to fans of all three bands. New Orleans' Cowboy Mouth, popular locally thanks to 99X, headlines. Known for exuberant live shows, energetic drummer Fred LeBlanc and sing-along pop/rock, they're hard-working 30-something frat rockers. The U.K.'s Grand Theft Audio grind out subtlety-free funk-metal, while Athens-based openers pound through enthusiastically snotty and hardly innovative three-chord pop/punk. As with all On The Bricks shows, this one's free. Centennial Olympic Park (Horowitz)

THE FLAKES — For rock fans who suspect they'll never understand the rambling discordance of free improvised music, Atlanta trio the Flakes provide about as good an entry point as any. In addition to offering ample bits of melody and power riffing, the two-guitar-and-drums combo brighten what can often seem insular and remote onstage with a collage of highly entertaining visuals that include junior-high sex-education films. Earthshaking Music (Sarig)

FLYING LUTTENBACHERS, THE LOCUST, GOOD CLEAN FUN, WAIFFLE — The Flying Luttenbachers deliver unrelenting volcanic impact tempered only by an arcane sense of humor and tight, thoughtful musicianship (see article, p. 73). Waiffle kicks around plenty of ominous hardcore/thrash/metal/grind power. Dense, with a slightly dissonant undertow. Good Clean Fun stamp out a familiar strain of energetic posi-core put into motion by Minor Threat lo those many years ago. Also see The Locust article, p. 74. Under the Couch (Foy)

JONNY LANG — Jonny made a record, went straight to number one and suddenly everyone loved to hear him sing his song. That was in 1995, though, when Lang was at the vanguard of an inexplicable fiery-blond-blues-playing-teenagers-with-guitars movement. At 21, the novelty of Lang's youth has disappeared. What remains — and your opinion of it — will depend largely on whether you thought it was schtick in the first place. And time's the only thing that will tell. Chastain Park Amphitheater (R. Kelly)

NEW ORLEANS KLEZMER ALL-STARS, LUST — The All-Stars are young guys who play accordion-driven klezmer with a fiery passion that combines the parade-band funk of their hometown and an irreverent attitude. Opening act Lust is a colorful punk rock trio known for injecting a wild Mardi Gras spirit into their amped-up tunes. Star Bar (Nicoll)

THE YARD — Technically speaking, local quartet the Yard makes its debut performance tonight. But for those not keeping score in the highly commodified game of modern-rock, here's the footnote: This band originally arrived on Atlanta's rock scene as Staryard, but was later retrofitted with a pretty-boy lead singer, renamed Travisty Theory and given a tremendous marketing push geared at making the band the greatest thing to happen to rock since, uh, Seven Mary Three. Despite key industry endorsements and the requisite critical lashings, the Staryard boys eventually came to their senses and ditched their quite-real travesty (which was apparently quickly restaffed and is forging ahead). Now shortened to The Yard, the third chapter in this band's epic duel against the forces of irrelevancy continues. Smith's Olde Bar (Sarig)

YOUNG ANTIQUES — The Antiques bring their energetic Cheap Trick-style power-pop over to Decatur's rockin'est new music venue, where the bands are often as hot as the pizza. Tonight's fare is as intense as a double-topping of jalapeño. Anthony's Music Hall/Decatur (Nicoll)

ANDALUZ: Duo Latino

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: The Young Antiques

BAYOU ROOM: Heart To Heart

B-52's: Cocked Eddie, Red Clay, Earthmover, Omnibus

BILLY'S: Brent Lundy

BLIND WILLIE'S: Houserocker Johnson & The Shadows

BLUE RACCOON: Bill Sheffield's CD Release Party

BRANDYHOUSE: Capt. Solarcat, Atma

BREWSTERS: Motor City Josh and The Big Three

BRIDGES: Jazz with the Sharp Four

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Karaoke

CENTENNIAL PARK: Cowboy Mouth, Grand Theft Audio, Left Front Tire

THE CHAMBER: Alabaster - progressive hits

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATER: Jonny Lang

CHECKERED PARROT: Spider Kelly

CHIP'S-WINDER: The Breeze Kings

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: In The Spirit

CJ'S LANDING: Ghost Town, Andy Easton & Tin Roof, Nanyana

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

CLUB RARITY: DJ Das Wright

CLUB VENUS: DJ Gary B.

COWBOYS: Tracy Byrd

DADDY D'Z: Kindle Williams Sr. and Blue Soul

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Blaze, Elvis

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Paul Sforza and Release, Acres, Persona, Brighter Shade CD release

DARWIN'S: Forrest McDonald & The 3D Blues Band

THE EARL: Burning Airlines, C'est Mortel, The Pines of Nowhere

EARTHSHAKING MUSIC: The Flakes

EAST POINT COMMONS AREA: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra free concert

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Kim Rushing Band Jazz Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Richard Bicknell, David Olney, Nathan Beaver

1848 cafE: Live band, Jazz

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Moon

FERNBANK: Rick Sandford Duo

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Little Red Rocket, Tom Collins, X-Models

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Zydefunk

FUNNY FARM-ROSWELL: Buddy Flip

FUZZY'S: Donna Hopkins

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Code Blue

HEMINGWAY'S TROPICAL BAR AND GRILL: Rich Beatty

IF COFFEEHOUSE: The Intergalactic Cowboy

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Roger Wilson

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: Maria Gabriella

LUBY'S: Cigar Store Indians

MARY'S: Music videos with DJ Jigsaw

MCCOLGAN'S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE: Sabin

MJQ CONCOURSE: Drums & Effects

MORGAN FALLS BILLIARDS: The Naked Truth

MURPHY'S LAW: Glory Hounds

9 LIVES SALOON: Cyberia Industrial, 9 From 10, Propoganda, 12 Step 9

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Fly Girls

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Sammy Blue Band

PIPER'S PUB-LILBURN: Livin Large

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Picasso

POPPER'S: Barry Richman

QUEEN OF SHEEBA: Live jazz

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Tony Winston Jazz Trio

RED LIGHT CAFE: Jack Lawrence

SCROOGE'S: Radio Free Dixie

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Elliot James and The Snakes, S.M.O., The Yard

SOMBER REPTILE: Frozak, Dan K. Theory

SPIKE'S BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA: Traci Wynn Trio

SPORTSTIME: Bullethead

STAR BAR-L5P: New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, Lust

STARBUCKS-CUMBERLAND: Jeffrey Butts

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Charm School

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: XXX Harddrive, Diamondback, Green Light Council

TEN27: DJ Drama and J-Sun

UGLY MUG PUB: Seni and Desanto

UNDER THE COUCH: The Locust, Flying Luttenbachers, Good Clean Fun, Waiffle

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Kudzu Kings, ulu, Trucker

THE VAULT: Retro Wave with DJ Caz10

WHISKER'S TAVERN-DUNWOODY: Mike Veal

WILD WING CAFE: Shana Alverson