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Sound Menu September 19 2001 Tues

PATRICIA BARBER — There has been ample pleasure in recent years in discovering a fresh crop of female jazz singers — Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall and the like. Patricia Barber fits right in, with the smoky vocals, lively and off-beat piano-playing and a melancholy aura. Festooned with awards and praise, Barber comes out swinging, cool and seductive. Sambuca Jazz Cafe (Madigan)

BUILT TO SPILL, MODEST MOUSE — In an Atlanta-exclusive double billing, indie-gone-major flagship bands Modest Mouse and Built to Spill converge for two nights of the best college rock has to offer. Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock spins guitar-driven tales of isolation with the drunken swagger of Midwestern trailer trash. Doug Martsch, Built To Spill's enigmatic front man, showcases his guitar-god capabilities, which are underscored by a timid voice that is paradoxically bold in its endearing bashfulness. Both trios, known for their fantastic live shows, will surely offer plenty of off-kilter melodies and excitement. Variety Playhouse (Jordan)

SUNSHINE FIX, FOUR CORNERS — Athens represents, as Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss brings his country-influenced Sunshine Fix project down Ga. 316. Adding to the mix are Athens-based, Brit-influenced the Four Corners. Their late-'60s organ-oozing, jangly garage nuggets may be presented in a mono mix on their Say You're a Scream debut, but their Mod madness will leave your head buzzing in stereo. Echo Lounge (Ware)

APACHE CAFE: Hip-hop on The Ave.

THE BAYOU ROOM: Ladies '80s with DJ Karl Morrow

BRANDYHOUSE:

:Basement, Schfilkus

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Jam Session with Danny Harper, Abebi Stafford

DARWIN'S: George Price's Blues Jam

DARK HORSE TAVERN Heritage Cherry, Leslie Daunt

THE EARL: The Butterfield 8 Presents: "Ladies Night"

ECHO LOUNGE: The Four Corners, Sunshine Fix

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Comedy Combat

1848 CAFE: Blackgrass Blues

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Rough Draft

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Rainer Maria

FUZZY'S: Donna Hopkins

KAYA: Elevation with Sol Konfuscation and DJ Bruce Banner; House Arrest - house DJs including Kemit, Kevin O and J-Luv, plus buffet

LOCA LUNA: Andre Rievers with David Bass

MCDUFF'S IRISH PUB: Open mic with Vicki Salz

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Karaoke

9 LIVES SALOON: Mark Curry & Friends with Rodney Reaves from Wayne

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Food For The Distraught with rotating DJs Spearhead X, J-Sun, Boolicious and Hazeus

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Mountain Jam hosted by Devon Oxford

OLDE PECULIAR PUBLIC HOUSE: Open-mic

POPPERS: Open jam with Bones

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

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Patricia Barber

SOMBER REPTILE: Juggernaut, Lollygag

STAR BAR-L5P: Funk with Romeo Cologne

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Modest Mouse and Build to Spill

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

WILD WING CAFE: The Pheromones, Ian Shumacher