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Sound Menu July 18 2001 Wed week out

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL — Kodac Harrison celebrates the first anniversary of his monthly potpourri of spoken word, poetry and singer/songwriter performances. Gravity Pub (Horowitz)

HARICOT VERT, HELL MACH 4 — Presenting angular and occasionally adventurous indie rock on the heavy side, local Moodswing Records labelmates Hell Mach 4 joins Haricot Vert tonight as part of the latter band's Wednesday night Star Bar residency. Star Bar (Sarig)

EMMYLOU HARRIS, PATTY GRIFFIN — Emmylou's the undisputed queen of Americana and carries the torch proudly. Redefining herself over the past few years, Harris' current band Spyboy features guitarist and vocalist Buddy Miller, who brings the sound full circle with his unique playing and incredible harmonies. Gram would be proud. Opener Patty Griffin hung in as long as she could after Universal acquired her label, A&M. But after her third album, Silver Bell, languished on hold for more than a year, Griffin is officially shopping for a new label. As for Bell's contents, some are forecasting a return to the more organic personal reflection of her 1996 debut, especially given the polished full-band format and topical nature of 1998's Flaming Red. Chastain Park Amphitheater (J.Kelly/Rowland)

KING CRIMSON — Crimson leader Robert Fripp once called his unit a heavy metal band, evoking the ire of many a progressive rock fan. Depending on what section of what song you happen to hear, you just might believe him. Most groups from that era long have passed into geezerville, but King Crimson replenishes old habits with buckets from the fountain of youth. Variety Playhouse (Foy)

TONY FURTADO BAND — Virtuoso string man Furtado has all but abandoned his bluegrass roots to explore more eclectic territory in blues, folk, Celtic and jazz-fusion. Like Ry Cooder, a major influence on his sound, Furtado's impeccable chops on slide guitar and banjo never overwhelm the material. But when he decides to open up, his talent is astonishing. A forward-looking traditionalist, Furtado is most thrilling live. Smith's Olde Bar (Horowitz)

VANS WARPED TOUR '01 — If you like eXtreme games in eXtreme heat, the Vans Warped Tour 2001 is eXactly what you've been waiting for. The full-day summer show returns, along with showcases from experienced street athletes, chances to get up close to your favorite musician through the tour's "no backstage" approach, plus a DiY-Fest tent with workshops, screenings and performances. Bands are numerous, but highlights include local favorites Ultrababyfat, Omaha's pot-fueled proto-rap-metal 311, post-hardcore skate-punks Pennywise, original DIY rude boys Rancid, the pop-encrusted emocore of Jimmy Eat World, the anything-goes weirdness of Kool Keith, the late '70s revivalism of the Explosion and the bouncy, silly sing-a-long quality of ska-punks Less Than Jake. HiFi Buys Amphitheatre (Ware)

ANDALUZ: Duo Latino

BAYOU ROOM: Tak Attack

BILLY'S: Heather Luttrell

BLIND WILLIE'S: Neal Pattman

BRANDYHOUSE: Z93's Day Before Trey Party with The Nick Savage Band and special guests

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

CHASTAIN AMPHITHEATRE: Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Pursuance with Lee Hogan & Dan Furman

CJ'S LANDING: Top of the Tree with The Likes of Which, the Big Mighty, Petting Zoo

CLUB GENO'S: The Brethern

COMEAUX'S: Sal Gentile & Rick Bell

COWBOYS: Darrin Robbins, Kickback

DAILEY'S DOWNSTAIRS: Obie Jesse Trio

DARK HORSE TAVERN: New Talent Night with Remodel, John Mark, Roam

DEUX PLEX: Neo-Soul Wednesday with Funk Transcendental

DT'S DOWN UNDER-ATHENS: Nathan Sheppard

THE EARL: Bottom, Sour Vein, Social Infestation

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Bonaventure Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Winslow Willard, Pat Walsh, Cameron Williams

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Sunshine Fix

FUZZY'S: Seminole Jackson

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Charles Spencer Trio

GRAVITY PUB: One Year Anniversary Blue Plate Special

HIFI BUYS AMPHITHEATRE: Vans Warped Tour with 311, Incubus, A.F.I., Alien Ant Farm, Pennywise, Rancid, Rollins Band, Ultrababyfat, DiY Fest, more

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Reel Tall

KARMA: Cream

KASTAWAYS-MARIETTA: Motor City Josh

MASQUERADE: Kool Keith

9 LIVES SALOON: Bitch, Dr. Jekyl, Diesel Cock & the Pornographs

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Reunion - featuring dark wave, ether pop and trance

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dudeck

PEASANT UPTOWN: The Steven Charles Jazz Duo

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Melanie Massell

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Tony Furtado

SOMBER REPTILE: Zen Cirkus, Parks and Empty Spaces, Monkey Knife Fight

STAR BAR-L5P: Haricot Vert, Hell Mach 4

SWEET DEVIL MOON: Mauricio Amaya - "Vientos del Pueblo"

THE TABERNACLE: The Go-Go's

TASTY WORLD-ATHENS: Amy Paly, the Goods

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: King Crimson

VININGS INN: Ian Schumacher

VIOLETTE RESTAURANT: Jus Jazz featuring Dave Wallis, Eddie Taylor, Dan Coy, Shack Lewis, Rita Graham