Sound Menu October 03 2001 Tues

NEKO CASE AND HER BOYFRIENDS — A magnificent honky-tonk singer who, when on stage, tempers her sad, yearning traditional C&W with a fiery and offbeat sense of humor, Canadian Case is a frequent visitor with a dedicated local following. While downtempo songs dominate her set, she can lasso jittery twang with equal conviction and her crack band handles everything from Neil Young to Hank Sr. with ease. The Earl (Horowitz)

RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF BENEFIT — Georgia State & Emory University's Sports and Entertainment Law Association holds a fund-raiser featuring Annapolis Red, Acres, Cool for August and Loud American Tourists. Music starts at 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar (Sarig)

QUASI, TED LEO — See Quasi review, p. 94. Opening is Ted Leo — part of indie rock's Leo clan, of which Chris Leo of The Lapse is also a member. Ted's sound — jangly, jittery polished guitar pop accompanied by rich falsetto hooks — leans more towards the Byrds and takes cues from melodic, emotional, darkly witty '70s artists such as Alex Chilton and Elvis Costello. Echo Lounge (Ware)

SUM 41, UNWRITTEN LAW — Amidst the sea of young punkish bands clawing for recognition, Sum 41 stands out for its lack of pretentiousness. The songs are short and loud. Hooks and riffs abound. "Non-stop ass-whupin' rock," they call it. Life is one big party for these guys. Presenting another side of the Blink-182-wannabe spectrum, Unwritten Law takes itself much more seriously. Favorite topics are genocide, suicide and loneliness. The band's second release, Elva, is due out in January. Masquerade (Madigan)

IIIRD TIME OUT — Tonight the crisp Fall air fills with the smell of corndogs, cotton candy and the sounds of bluegrass, as former Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver alumni Russell Moore brings his much-lauded band out to perform on the fairground stage. Founded in the Bill Monroe tradition a decade ago, yet modern enough to keep the kids entertained, these good ol' bluegrass boys put on a live show that combines rock-informed and down-home charm. Cumming County Fair (Smith)

ANTHONY'S-DECATUR: THE BAYOU ROOM: In the Biz Night with 7 Sharp 9

BILLY'S: Open Mic

BLUE RACCOON: The Return of Bo Weevil and Stephen Talkovich

BRADLEY'S AMERICAN CAFE: Burt Mabry & Steve Ward

BRANDYHOUSE: Uncle Funkle, The Southern Lights

BUFFALO'S: Family Trivia

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Jam Session with Danny Harper


DARWIN'S: George Price's Blues Jam

THE EARL: Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, Jim and Jennie and the Pinetops

ECHO LOUNGE: Quasi, Ted Leo, Magic Magician

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Trio Latino Band

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Comedy Night


FUZZY'S: Donna Hopkins Band with Tinsley Ellis

GEORGIA THEATRE-ATHENS: Flickerstick with Rubyhorse

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

MASQUERADE: Sum 41, Unwritten Law

MCDUFF'S IRISH PUB: Open mic with Vicki Salz


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

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Mountain Jam hosted by Devon Oxford


POPPER'S: Open Jam with Bones

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

RED LIGHT CAFE: King's Indian, The Grassmen, Tragically Undecided, Smacking Ashley


SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Red Cross Benefit featuring Annapolis Red, Acres, Cool for August and Loud American Tourists

STAR BAR-L5P: Funk with Romeo Cologne

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 Schumacher

YA YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: John McClain & Guy Nelson Acoustic Madness