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Sound Menu July 18 2001 Sun

THE CULT, MONSTER MAGNET — The only show currently scheduled for this venue oughta be an obnoxiously loud, in-your-face, guitar rock blowout, especially without the pretentious Stabbing Westward who have left the tour. The recently revived Cult (see Record Reviews, p. 98) are a lean, mean, rockin' machine, and New Jersey's Monster Magnet are just mean, whipping off their raw proto-prog/space-blues like a pissed-off, sex-charged Deep Purple. Unapologetically crass, both bands deliver a sonic wallop to the crotch. Also on the bill is Lennon Murphy (see Record Reviews, p. 98). DeKalb Atlanta Center (Horowitz)

ROCK IN THE RAW — A proposed monthly meeting of minds, this show features five artists collaborating on each other's material. Together now are Cowboy Mouth guitarist John Thomas Griffin, formerly of the Red Rockers; guitarist Kevin Crow of Soup; Shane Hines of Ode To Abbey; Shelley, known for her appearance on Shawn Mullin's Soul's Core album; and former Drifting Through frontman Randall Kirsch. Smith's Olde Bar (Smith)

KATE SIMPKINS — Former 45 Mercy member Simpkins' unique mix of folk and cool grooves is a breath of fresh air in a sometimes stagnant scene. Actually, Simpkins makes her own scene by refusing to bow to the status quo of current acoustic trends. A thankfully different and intelligent take on the girl-with-guitar performance. Red Light Café (Smith)

AMERICAN PIE: Garrett Factory & the Whooping Cranes (3 p.m.)

ANDALUZ: Sultry Sundays with DJ Richard Jones

BAYOU ROOM: Jazz Jam with Andrew Black & the Bayou Room Players

B-52'S: Karaoke with Centerstage & DJ Robbie

BRANDYHOUSE: Z93's The Dunham's with Professor Louie & The Chromatix

BUFFALO'S-PLEASANT HILL: Open mic

CHECKERED PARROT: Dave Williams

CHIP'S-WINDER: Jumpin' Johnny Sansone

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Karaoke with Dana Daniels

DEKALB ATLANTA CENTRE: The Cult, Monster Magnet, Lennon

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Various pianists

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Cowboy Envy, Christopher Williams, Paul Melancon, Bill Kahler

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Little Joeys Jumpin' Jive

FUZZY'S: Tomi & the Vibrators

GARRISON'S: Abebi Stafford

HAMMER JAX: Motor City Josh & the Big 3

MASQUERADE: Pure Pink tour with Oxymoron, Forgotten, Dead Empty, The Boils

MURPHY'S LAW: Seminole Jackson & the Dixie Blues

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Stephen Talkovich & friends

POOR RICHARDS' PUB: Open mic with Sam Makler

RED LIGHT CAFE: Kate Simpkins, Kelly Zullo

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Rita Graham

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Rock in the Raw with John Thomas Griffith (Cowboy Mouth), Kevin Crow (Soup), Shane Hines, Randall Kirsch, Shelley

SWEET MELISSA'S-DECATUR: Brunch with Jimmy Young's Bluegrass Band

SYLVIA'S: Steven Charles

TABOO: The Braxton Brothers

THREE DOLLAR CAFE-SANDY SPRINGS: Ian Schumacher