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Sound Menu September 05 2001 Thur

ALASTOR, PAUL MELANCON, WEAKLAZYLIAR — Three of the city's brightest songwriters strut their brain power and hook collections. Elizabeth Elkins' thought-provoking tunes are akin to a day spent in a dusty English bookstore, set to catchy, '80s-era guitar rock. Paul Melancon, Atlanta's sharp-dressed answer to author Jorge Luis Borges, offers a selection of obscure gems from the hazy viewpoint of a scratchy tin-type photograph. Gerlinda Grimes, the leader of her very own liar's club, breathes truth into elegant melodies over deceptively simple, hook-laden folk-rock. Eddie's Attic (Smith)

AMY PIKE AND THE LAST COLD BEER, NO RIVER CITY, CAFETERIA — Amy Pike, Atlanta's resident Patsy Cline descendent, straps on her apron — and her guitar — to serve up another round of deliciously craft-brewed country tunes. No River City, fronted by singer-songwriter Drew DeMan, delivers a similarly tasteful, mandolin-and-pedal-steel-driven country-based folk. See Cafeteria in Earshot, p. 85. The Earl (Nicoll)

ARLO, THE YUM YUM TREE — Not the hippie folk-singer of Alice's Restaurant fame, this Arlo is the Los Angeles-based quartet on Sub Pop that make familiar, tight and fun candy-coated pop with plenty of hooks. The Yum Yum Tree — led by the mysteriously haunting presence of sultry bassist Andy Gish — recalls the best moments of late-'80s Pixies and Throwing Muses without borrowing directly from the source. Echo Lounge (Smith)

CHAIN REACTION — IMAGE Film & Video sponsors a fund raiser for Dulcinea Films project fightfuckpray. Phil Cater from Whole World Theatre emcees the event — a mix of spontaneous multimedia creation and music. "Chain Reaction" features the Vaudeville rock of the Goodies and the trippy hop of pH balance, plus DJ Jackson spinning, visuals from submedia's Frank Lopez and a one-hour amalgam of symbiotic film, dance, spoken word, painting and live film scoring from Chris Case (Samahdi Trio) and Daniel Brown (Twittering Machine). Ticket prices are decreased with flyers, and donations are tax deductible. eleven50 (Ware)

DAVID DUNNING, KEVN KINNEY — Solid if somewhat familiar mid-tempo rock balladry, David Dunning draws out a catchy, feel-good design with the precision and complexity of a spirograph. A bittersweet, lonesome spirograph. That plays acoustic guitar. Atlanta's own folk-rocking perennial, Kevn Kinney, headlines. Smith's Olde Bar (Hutchinson)

HUSTLER — Nomenclature's hottest night of the month, Hustler, celebrates its second anniversary the only way it knows how: balls out. In typical Hustler/Nomenclature style, there's a fashion show by WISH while the fashionable shake to the sounds of house DJs Brett Long, George Villalobos, J-Luv, Kevin O and Brian Dotson in the main room and the hip-hop/rare groove Break Mechanics crew (Klever, J-Sun, Sek and Detail) in the lounge. Nomenclature Museum (Ware)

SOUNDTRACK MIND — On their new CD, Elementary School Talent Show, Athens trio Soundtrack Mind comes across at times like a modern-rock Todd Rundgren, at other times as the Southern brothers of Bob Mould. They make fairly clever guitar-based pop with occasional keyboard flourishes and vague, moody lyrics. Dark Horse Tavern (Smith)

ALLSTAR SPORTS BAR & GRILL-CHAMBLEE: Karaoke

APACHE CAFE: The Free Spirits with members of the Chronicle

ATLANTA CIVIC CENTER: International Gospel Center presents gospel play "I Should've Listened"

BANANA JOE'S The Glory Hounds

BAYOU ROOM: Zydeco T

BILLY'S: Brian Jones & friends

BRANDYHOUSE: Blind Prophet with AfroSkull

BREAKERS-JONESBORO: Hoist, Orion Crisis

BRIDGES: Vocalist Paula Harris with Doug Jervey on keys

BUCKHEAD SALOON: Dean Dollar Band

BUFFALO'S-SHANNON MALL: Al Brock

CAFE 290: The Mike Kelly Quartet

THE CHAMBER: Club Fetish

CHECKERED PARROT: Mike Russell

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Jerry Fields, Vecino del Mundo

CJ'S LANDING: Ghosttown, Liquid Jungle, 13 Stories

CLUB GENO'S: Charles Lattimon

COMEAUX'S: The Hybrids

COWBOYS: Talent Night

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Soundtrack Mind, Catalytic, Sonomama

DARWIN'S: The Accelerators

THE EARL: Cafeteria, No River City, Amy Pike and the Last Cold Beer

ECHO LOUNGE: Arlo, The Yum Yum Tree

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Weaklazyliar, Paul Melancon, Alastor

1848 CAFE: Jazz with Yusef Sharif

eleven50: Chain Reaction with Chris Case, Daniel Brown, The Goodies, pH Balance, DJ Jackson

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Chickenshack

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Second Shift, Groove Stain

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Tommy Thompson

FUZZY'S: The Electromatics

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: Harry Lester

THE HARD ROCK CAFE: Six Against Seven, Love Over Gravity

JACKALS-LILBURN: Trivia

JAKE'S ROADHOUSE: Ghost Trane with Organic Logic

KAZOO'S: Band X

THE LAST GREAT WATERING HOLE: Open-mic

THE LIVING ROOM: Latin night

LUBY'S: Francisco Vidal

MARIETTA SQUARE Marietta Square Concert Series

MASQUERADE: Heavy Metal Night with Self Denial, IDD, Cauldron Born, Chronic M.D.

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Fursday Nite Lounge

9 LIVES SALOON: Subject to Change, Paul Sforza and Release, Elliot Goes Farr

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Hustler

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: The Breeze Kings

PECKERHEAD BREWERY-DOUGLASVILLE: Rock & Roll Karaoke

PIPER'S PUB: Brad Large

PLAYERS BILLIRDS: Team Trivia; High Bridge with Jon McKnight and Lola

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Waveform with Doc Samuels, Larry Jackson, Tom Woodruff

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Kevin Kinney, David Dunning

SOMBER REPTILE: Soulstace, Frost, Smacking Ashley

STAR BAR-L5P: Rev. Uncle Laffo's Amateur Talent Sideshow

STUDIO 72: DJ Special T & Shakim

THAD AND JOE'S: Open-mic

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

WOODEN NICKEL: Angry Monkey Project